Google is bringing the funk with a doodle & digital turntable marking the birth of Hip Hop music

Google has done a great job over the years highlighting specific noteworthy events that would otherwise go unnoticed. This is one.

“Hip Hop was disruptive,” says YouTube’s head of music. “It shows that people in any situation have the ability to create something powerful and meaningful.” The post Google is bringing the funk with a doodle & digital turntable marking the birth of Hip Hop music appeared first on Search…

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Pantone’s Purple Honoring Prince

Inspired by Prince’s one-of-a-kind Yamaha purple piano, a new standardized custom color has been released by the Pantone Color Institute and the Prince Estate.

Hard to think of another person that has such a specific signature color. One of the coolest purples I’ve seen. Not dark and gothic, but not bright and campy. Just right

 

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Infiniti Prototype 9 is a wonderfully beautiful EV grand prix car – Autoblog

An absolutely stunning piece of automotive engineering that shows the future Electric Vehicle world will not want for elegant design.

If only they could find a way to reproduce the sound of a straight inline 6 for the Prototype 9…

Underneath that achingly long hood rests a prototype electric motor and battery from Nissan’s Advanced Powertrain Department. The combo sends 148 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque straight to the rear wheels. That’s good enough to send the svelte 1,962 lb car to 62 mph in just 5.5 seconds. Top speed is right at 106 mph. While speed may die off towards the top end, all that torque and a 43/57 front to rear weight distribution should make the Prototype 9 a riot on a small, tight circuit. There’s only en

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Black children drown 5x more than White children

Now why would that be? Could it be that public pools were segregated (and not equal) which blocked black kids in the 50s from learning to swim? Which in turn leads to an activity from being passed on to future generations.

Or is it that the maintenance of public pools is not something socially economic disadvantaged cities can afford? I’m not sure.

But it seems like there is a very simple solution to the problem that our society should implement. Check out the video.

Can’t Let Go of ‘S-Town’? Here’s What to Read Next

This is a great podcast that I think will be listened to for years to come. Even re-listened to. Kind of like watching one of your favorite movies. You know what’s going to happen. But the sound of the voices and overall experience speaks to you on some level that you keep going back to it.

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Alaska citizen’s monthly payment means recipients work more, not less

Think of Universal Basic Income as a venture capital investment in every citizen in the United States. A modest investment in the population of the world’s only SuperPower to innovate.

If what they say is true, that nations that lead innovations will lead the future world, then it would seem this is a wise investment.

Despite endorsing a larger carbon footprint for Alaska, the Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD payment, according to a survey released last week, of one thousand employees), encouraged only one per cent of recipients to work less.

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Create Event and Meeting Templates in Google Calendar and Outlook

Ok, I can’t believe I didn’t think to do this sooner. At work we’re taking a closer look on how to publish more attendee-friendly meeting invites (more to follow on that..), and this is going to make it MUCH easier because some of the one-touch-dialing syntax can be a bit finicky and hard to remember when you have to push out a quick meeting invite.

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For Google and Outlook Calendars, you can create your own handy templates in just minutes. These are perfect for non-recurring meetings when you want to repeatedly use the same outline with only minor edits.

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Carly Simon retraces creative steps

One of my favorite things is to listen to an artist of any kind retrace their creative steps. I understand why they’re reluctant to do so because it’s difficult. Building an idea is not like building a physical object.

For this reason you usually see artists give a glib answer to get through the question. But Simon at least explains the mechanics of how she pulled the different parts together.
You can clearly see Simon holding back on her answer because the song is extremely personal. But that is what made the song a classic in the first place