Although I was only 7 in the summer of 1975, I remember pretty clearly how much the movie Jaws dominated the public consciousness. I particularly recall waiting patiently by the radio all day to catch a replay of "Mr. Jaws".
I created a sound file that is one hour long that is very similar to this except mine overlays oscillating white noise (sounds like ocean waves). It is the only soundtrack I can use to drown out background noise that doesn't engage the part of my brain required to program. This site allows you to play gentle music as well but I have no idea how other programmers function while listening to music :)
I've been holding on to the hope that Slashdot would somehow regain its former glory but based on the consistently low quality of both articles and comments, it is irretrievably lost. The further tainting of its reputation by the parent company's actions with Sourceforge is a killing blow. Thank goodness for Arstechnica!
This looks like a very good tear-down article on Beats headphones. If you aren't already aware of the power of marketing, this is a good introduction. Some of the main takeaway points are: - $200 headphones made with $17 worth of parts. - $7 of those parts are the packaging. - 1/3 the weight of the headphones is comprised by metal weights.