Weekly Roundup: Get Fast, Get Green 1

Weekly Roundup: Get Fast, Get Green

The holidays are over, now we enter the dark, never-ending slog to Spring. Here’s the best stuff I didn’t get to this week. Enjoy!

Will changing your pedal stance width make you faster?

The latest episode of the Specialized Win Tunnel examines whether a narrower pedal stance width will make you faster.


Being Green Is the 2019 Flex You’re Missing

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Knowing that just 100 companies are responsible for over 70% of greenhouse emissions makes it easy to want to throw in the towel on an individual level. Sophia Benoit’s latest piece for GQ puts it all in perspective with six very doable ways to start living a greener lifestyle:

Vote better.
Before you go to the polls, do your research, check out environmental scorecards like this one. Be able to identify the difference between candidates who support aggressively green policies versus those spouting nice words that sound green. Vote for carbon taxes. Demand that anyone you vote for make this a priority on their platform, because we’ve really only got 12 years to figure this out.

Recycling cans will not save the world. Recognizing climate change for the pressing issue it is and exerting social and political pressure might.


Why Video Games Are Made of Tiny Triangles

Triangles are a key part of how these gorgeous, detailed games appear on your screen — the hidden heroes we should all thank as we play. This simple shape helps keep the number of computations needed for each detail as low as possible, allowing the player’s computer to process these elaborate games.


FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened

The Fyre Festival documentary premieres on Netflix on January 18 and it looks great. From NetFlix:

Created by Billy McFarland and rapper Ja Rule, Fyre Festival was promoted as a luxury music festival on a private island in the Bahamas featuring bikini-clad supermodels, A-List musical performances and posh amenities. Guests arrived to discover the reality was far from the promises.

Chris Smith, the director behind the Emmy Award Nominated documentary Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond, gives a first-hand look into disastrous crash of Fyre as told by the organizers themselves.


Weird City, A YouTube Originals Science Fiction Anthology Series by Jordan Peele and Charlie Sanders

In this dystopian setting of our show, the middle class has completely vanished dividing Weird City into two sections: Above the Line (The Haves), and Below the Line (The Have Nots). Presiding over the denizens of the city is the strange and mysterious Dr. Negari, who weaves all of our stories together.

The story is told as an anthology, with a common thread that connects each episode. The series premieres on February 13, 2019 and will be available on demand through YouTube.


 

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