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P.S. You Should Know... | Issue #116

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👋 Welcome back to P.S. You Should Know… probably the best newsletter published on Sundays between 6-7
 
June 16 · Issue #116 · View online
P.S. You Should Know...
👋 Welcome back to P.S. You Should Know… probably the best newsletter published on Sundays between 6-7am CST, and definitely the best one published by me. Now in its third year!

my story 🚀
After leaving Houston April 16, the Debonair finally made its triumphant entrance into Chicago’s Burnham Harbor at 3:30am on Friday morning! We made it halfway before record flooding on the Mississippi delayed us for over a month in Kentucky. We finally gave in to mother nature and disassembled her so she could come north by truck from Kentucky. After 12 hours on the river from Wilmington, IL we are finally home. Looking for a memorable way to celebrate a special occasion or a sunny day? The Debonair is available for charter this summer 😎🚢⚓🌞.
someone else's words 💬
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fun facts 🙌
Worst wifi password ever. A fun & geeky video. | learn more
Pay bribes with zero rupee notes. This is clever! Indians have taken to using zero rupee notes, created by a nonprofit, when asked to pay a bribe, “as a means … to register their refusal to participate in bribery.” | learn more
People in the U.S. are moving homes less than ever. This is surprising, especially in the face of the “people are fleeing [insert city]” narrative. “A new study identifies powerful psychological factors that connect people to places, and that mean more to them than money.” | learn more
oh, chicago 🏆
How to rent e-scooters in Chicago. “A pilot program brings thousands of scooters to Chicago. Here’s how to ride them.” | learn more
Lincoln Park public school ends free preschool. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this as I continue to form my own. “A free preschool program in Chicago was criticized for giving preference to kids from the richest area. Now tuition is charged — is that a fairer system?” | learn more
tech, startups, internet ⚡
NASA declares Int'l Space Station open for business. “Part of the plan includes allowing private astronauts to visit and stay on the ISS, traveling on U.S. vehicles. It also includes allowing private business activities to take place on the ISS, including ‘in-space manufacturing,’ marketing activities, healthcare research 'and more,’ NASA says.” | learn more
The 2020 presidential campaigns aren’t ready for deepfakes. I tried to make a deepfake online last week and it was harder than most modern apps, but still doable if you’re willing to put in the time (I gave up). It’ll probably get easier each year. “Countering fake video is wildly difficult — and no one can agree who’s responsible for doing it.” | learn more
on the blockchain ⛓
MetaMask metrics: a first look. The popular browser plug in started collecting opt-in metrics in March. They’ve published a bunch of neat usage data. | learn more
US residents will lose access to many altcoins soon. “Many cryptocurrencies will be unavailable for trade in U.S. after Binance updates scheduled for September.” | learn more
to your health ⚕
Why some CEOs support ‘Medicare for All’. The crux of this is something I’ve been talking about for a while: why in the world is your employer involved in your healthcare? “While national business groups fight the single-payer concept, the founder and CEO of a large Pennsylvania picture frame manufacturer tries to convince other employers that it’s the only way to control costs and fix the U.S. health system.” | learn more
Vinod Khosla: radiologists still practicing in 10 years will be causing deaths. “[L]egendary Silicon Valley investor and Sun Microsystems founder Vinod Khosla said on Wednesday that he believes ‘any radiologist who plans to practice in 10 years will be killing patients every day,’ because machine-powered solutions will have advanced to such a point that they’ll be far more effective than professional human practitioners.” | learn more
better doing 🎯
Here are things proven to make you happier. How uplifting! “Here’s all the latest research on how to be happier collected in one place, and made easy to read and use. Guaranteed to increase happy thoughts.” | learn more
On bringing your ‘whole self’ to work. The 'work life balance’ concept has never resonated with me. I didn’t ever want to segregate my work from my life. Instead, I strive to integrate the two. New research suggests compartmentalizing personal and professional identities may open the door for unethical behavior. Here comes the 'whole self’ concept. | learn more
under the microscope 🔬
DNA nanopore sequencing. There’s now a portable DNA sequencer on the market for $1,000. Yep, that’s right. | learn more
thoughts of food 🍔
The world’s oldest vegetarian restaurant. “Today, Haus Hiltl isn’t just one Zürich’s most popular dining options; it’s recognised by Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest continuously run vegetarian restaurant – a gourmet temple of ‘healthy indulgence’, founded in 1898 and operated by the fourth generation of the Hiltl family.” | learn more
Amazon to shut down its restaurant delivery service. “Amazon is closing its U.S. restaurant delivery service, a 4-year-old business that failed to take off amid fierce competition.” | learn more
the end ✅
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