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P.S. You Should Know... | Issue #119

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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 🚀
We love to fly!
We love to fly!
🎆 I hope everyone is having a blast this 4th of July week! We have been loving our fun in the sun and pool time.
👂 I learn so much whenever I listen to Naval Ravikant talk. I originally started paying attention because of his strength as an entrepreneur and investor. Later I started enjoying his take on blockchain/crypto. Now, I listen for his views on life and happiness. His big secret: happiness is a choice.
Some of you may know that I generally avoid podcasts unless an episode is specifically recommended to me. For this one, I made an exception. And now I recommend it to you.
someone else's words 💬
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fun facts 🙌
Dark web drug ring comes crashing down thanks to Stamps.com. Investigators were on the trail for a while, including making several undercover buys. Then the case pretty much solved itself thanks to the seller using Stamps.com to buy postage. | learn more
Electric cars will now need ‘traditional engine’ sound in the EU. There are some reasons people benefit from hearing vehicles approaching at low speeds. And yet, something about this solution seems wrong. | learn more
How to build a WW1-style radial aircraft engine.
Radial Engine Assembly Animation
oh, chicago 🏆
Oldest gas pipeline in Chicago (pre-Great Fire) gets retired. “Peoples Gas is retiring the oldest gas pipe in the city of Chicago, dating from 1859.” | learn more
Chicago’s finances are still a mess. “Mayor Lori Lightfoot acknowledged the city faces looming budget woes because of ballooning public pension costs and other growing expenses as officials on Friday released Chicago’s annual financial audit.” | learn more
tech, startups, internet ⚡
DeepNude app undresses a photo of any woman with a single click. The app creator has now shut it down thanks to the rapid PR backlash. But can the toothpaste be put back in the tube? Start mistrusting every photo you see online now… | learn more
The WeWork story. “Nine years ago, Adam Neumann discovered he could make office spaces fun and charge extra for the ‘community.’ How did he build WeWork into a $47 billion company? Not by sharing.” | learn more
on the blockchain ⛓
Self-proclaimed Satoshi (Bitcoin inventor) says he can’t access his fortune. “Craig Wright, the Australian scientist who claims he created Bitcoin, said at a federal court hearing in West Palm Beach, Florida, that he can’t comply with an order to produce a list of all his early Bitcoin addresses, and may not even be ever able to access the coins.” | learn more
to your health ⚕
American medical students aren’t choosing to become primary care doctors. “Only 41.5% of internal medicine positions were filled by U.S.-trained fourth-year students getting traditional medical degrees, the lowest share on record. Similar trends were seen this year in family medicine and pediatrics.” | learn more
retail therapy 💸
Parenthood and Instagram ads. This is an interesting post about how effective the advertising barrage is at targeting and repeatedly exposing users to ads. In this case, for modern breast pumps. | learn more
Amazon’s biggest shipping carrier is now Amazon. “On the heels of the FedEx breakup, a new leader emerges in Amazon package delivery.” | learn more
better doing 🎯
Five lessons from history. “Lesson #1: People suffering from sudden, unexpected hardship are likely to adopt views they previously thought unthinkable.” | learn more
Fred Wilson on practice. Nothing earth-shattering here, and yet extremely valuable as a reminder. “It is easy to watch a basketball player like Steph Curry hit three pointer after three pointer and think ‘that is raw talent’ and surely that is true. But it is also true that he has probably practiced those shots for endless hours in the gym perfecting the shot and stroke.” | learn more
under the microscope 🔬
The Pentagon has a laser that can identify people from a distance—by their heartbeat. HOLY COW! “The Jetson prototype can pick up on a unique cardiac signature from 200 meters away, even through clothes.” At one point someone from the Pentagon says you can’t do it from space. That sounds to me like they’re trying to do it from space. | learn more
New insights into how a mammalian brain naturally produces psychedelic DMT. “The research shows the psychedelic is endogenously produced in a number of brain regions, including the visual cortex, and spikes in concentrations following an induced cardiac arrest.” | learn more
thoughts of food 🍔
Taco Bell’s coming tortilla shortage. There’s a mysterious shortage of 10" flour tortillas in their supply chain. Oh no! | learn more
the end ✅
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