*May 24, 2017: Correction, this post has been updated to reflect the fact that GOOP claims the energy of jade eggs is recharged by the moon and not the sun.
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It’s really cool to see our first set of WordPress.com ad spots set in Detroit, with Detroit businesses.
As lucidly put by Marco:
If you read the news, you may think the MP3 file format was recently officially “killed” somehow, and any remaining MP3 holdouts should all move to AAC now. These are all simple rewrites of Fraunhofer IIS’ announcement that they’re terminating the MP3 patent-licensing program.Very few people got it right.
Every news agency linked to from Marco’s writeup got it 100% wrong. MP3 is not dead. The patents just expired, which makes it free. Free to use, free to hack on, free to ship in hardware and browsers.
Not dead. Free.
A recent thread on the Book-Arts Listserv introduced me to Vantablack the blackest paint ever made, absorbing 99.96% of light. Unfortunately, the artist Anish Kapoor has licenced exclusive rights to use it for artwork. Fortunately, Stuart Semple at Culture Hustle is making a similar product, though it is not quite as black. So everyone else in the world will have to settle for the second blackest paint on earth.