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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:
* The history of the sports bra. (Courtesy: 99% Invisible)

* Spotify uses NLP with data from monitoring the Web to help with song recommendations. (Courtesy: Sophia Ciocca/HackerNoon)

* Students who don’t bring their phone to class, earn a letter-grade better than those who do. (Courtesy: Nicholas Carr/WSJ)