Baseball’s Endangered Species

On the concept of a 75 Stolen base season, L.A. Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis says:

It just depends on how much Dee Gordon and Billy Hamilton get on base,” Ellis said, “because they can outrun any catcher, and they can outrun any pitcher’s time coming home.

Source: New York Times

Bluetooth

The name “Bluetooth” is an Anglicised version of the Scandinavian Blåtand/Blåtann (Old Norse blátǫnn), the epithet of the tenth-century king Harald Bluetooth who united dissonant Danish tribes into a single kingdom and, according to legend, introduced Christianity as well. The idea of this name was proposed in 1997 by Jim Kardach who developed a system that would allow mobile phones to communicate with computers. At the time of this proposal he was reading Frans G. Bengtsson‘s historical novel The Long Ships about Vikings and King Harald Bluetooth.[10][11] The implication is that Bluetooth does the same with communications protocols, uniting them into one universal standard.[12]

The Bluetooth logo is a bind rune merging the Younger Futhark runes Runic letter ior.svg (Hagall) (ᚼ) and Runic letter berkanan.svg (Bjarkan) (ᛒ), Harald’s initials.[13]

also fascinating Bind rune

Source: Bluetooth – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia via Hacker News