Why do athletes wear that weird tape on their body?
The elastic tape that some athletes wear is supposed to work by pulling on their skin, to ease the pressure off injured muscles and encouraging more blood flow. Wearing the tape improves circulation, and allows athletes to compete while they rehab from minor injuries. One of the more popular brands, KT Tape, claim the tape is "for muscle, ligament, and tendon pain relief and support."
Virtual Reality and the Adult Entertainment Industry
Investment bank and asset management firm Piper Jaffray estimates that by 2025 Adult Entertainment will be the third-largest VR sector (after video games and NFL-related content.) For some individuals it may become a preferred form of experience more physically and psychologically satisfying than the one with a real partner - UCLA's Professor Neil Malamuth recently stated.
Linux is 25, and has 21 million lines of code!
The Linux Foundation has just released the latest kernel report: over the course of the last 15 months, 3 million lines of code have been added to the kernel. About 10,000 new patches go into each kernel release. The kernel is a result of the work of more than 1,600 developers spread across more than 200 corporations. Linux creator Linus Torvalds himself takes care of the kernel development as an employee of The Linux Foundation, a non-profit organization. Only 7.7 percent Linux developers are unpaid. The most active companies in the development cycle are Intel, Red Hat, Linaro, Samsung, SUSE, and IBM.