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Things I Learned this Week

Among the things I learned this week:
* The data collection and storage implementations that Mercedes uses for its F1 cars. (Courtesy: Nathan Matisse/Ars Technica).

* Chengdu is the center of Chinese hip hop. (Courtesy: Amy Qin/NYT)

* Colin Powell was against the tear-down-this-wall line in Reagan’s 1987 Berlin speech. (Courtesy: Wikipedia)

Things I Learned this Week

Among the things I learned this week:
* Gum is forbidden at (some?) drum ‘n’ bass events. (Courtesy: Hospital Podcast 344)

* Open and shared office plans make you sick. And if you have to share, better do so with two to five other people. (Courtesy: Pejtersen JH1, Feveile H, Christensen KB, Burr H.)

* Crowdsourced verification platforms, such as Check. (Courtesy: Bellingcat)

* The history of tuning to A440. (Courtesy: Matthew Guerrieri/Red Bull Music Academy)

Things I Learned this Week

Among the things I learned this week:
* Belgium has the highest concentration of street lights in Europe and keeps most of them on at night. (Courtesy: Milan Schreuer/NYT)

* British Parliamentarian acts were, until only recently, recorded on parchment made out of calfskin. (Courtesy: Jenny Gross/WSJ)

* French Empire chandeliers are a devil to assemble. (Courtesy: Personal experience)

* Shelley Berman as someone other than Curb Your Enthusiasm’s Larry David’s father. (Courtesy: Peter Keepnews/NYT)

* The Venice Charter, which outlines how restoration of monuments and sites should be handled. (Courtesy: Benjamin Ramm/NYT)