Terra Bella

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Satellite imaging and time tracking as a start-up makes me think of all the potential but at the same time all the ways it could go wrong.

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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

March Madness

I’m a baseball fan, but I grew up in the era of Jordan. When I was a kid Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen were the heroes to every kid. I don’t spend much time following basketball, although I enjoyed Lebron in Cleveland (version 1). I decided to fill out a bracket this year just for the fun of it. So far I’m doing reasonably well.

Good picks:
Hawaii over Cal
Wichita State over Arizona
Providence over USC
VCU over Oregon State
Northern Iowa over Texas

Frustratingly wrong picks:
Cincinnati (should have won) over Saint Joe’s
Michigan State losing to Middle Tennessee State
SF Austin over West Virginia

My bracket