Links for January 26, 2014

iMore talks about how to find out what is new on Netflix. Article

Speaking of Netflix, my favourite film of 2011, Page Eight, is now available. The cast is unbelievable. Bill Nighy, Michael Gambon, Rachel Wiesz, even the "minor" characters are filled with incredible actors. On its surface it's a spy thriller, but it goes well beyond. Video

A study showing how poor children benefit from a stipend. Article

The 85 richest people in the world have as much wealth as half the workd's population. Article

"Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation can be trusted to act humanly or think sanely under the influence of great fear". The use of fear to control the public. Article

10 lessons every maker should learn. Article

The Freakonomics podcast is on my regular playlist for the shop. The episode, Fear Thy Nature has some interesting discussions about humans. Article

Don't take this the wrong way, but your verbal ticks are exposing your insincerity. Article

I have no need for colour matched nail polish, but I'm sure there are plenty of other uses for this. Article

I've started using some of the apps in this article to shoot video in my shop. I can now shoot, edit, and post videos from my iPad. So much freedom. Article

I love this story of a math genius turning OK Cupid's data mining to his own search for love. Article

An 800 year old bridge was recently uncovered and still passes modern structural tests. Perhaps Quebec should study its construction and get some tips. Article

Watch The Stig race the Google street car around the Top Gear track. Video

Mark Hamill did a good AMA on Reddit this week. The whole thing is worth a read, but this question and answer were my favourite. Article

The Mac turned 30 this week. Video

Stephen Fry's essay on how the Mac changed everything for him. Article

A robotic lamp which tracks your focus and ensures the area is lit. Article

How does a Renaissance man apply for a job in 15th century Italy? Leonardo da Vinci's resume. Article

Beautiful new Toubillon from A Lange & Söhne. I've added this to my birthday wish list for those interested in getting me a little something. Article

I'm a sucker for retrograde watch hands. Love the simplicity of this Van Cleef & Arpels watch. Article

I'm fortunate to have sugar maples on my property. I make a small amount of maple syrup each year for friends and personal use (honestly officer, it's just for personal use). It looks like syrup production is about to take a huge step forward. Article

A scientific look at the best way to season your cast iron cookware. Article

It only took two decades to replace 13 tech gadgets worth $5000 with a single device you can carry in your pocket. Article

I've been baking a lot of bread over the past six months. Nothing is better than great, fresh bread. I'm also a big fan of pretzels, and found this good recipe. Article

I've linked to Kirby's Everything is a Remix in a previous list. His current project is This is not a Conspiracy Theory. Article

Propane shortages have led to the cost of fuel doubling in the past year. I'm glad we rely primarily on a pellet stove to heat the house. Without the recent increases our house is $4000/year to heat on propane. We'd be unable to afford these new increases. Article

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