The best of what we read, watched and listened to this week

The best of what we read, watched and listened to this week

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Financial services is not known for its catchy turns of phrase but one with which all investors must be familiar is that past performance is not necessarily a guide to the future.  As yet another recent piece of research shows, these aren’t just empty words either.  [2 min read]

Stealing money using a sawn-off shotgun and a balaclava is so 1970s.  Apart from the risk of being shot by a police armed response unit, it’s just difficult to carry serious amounts of money because it’s heavy and bulky.  Much more sensible (if you are so inclined) is to exploit code weaknesses so that you can steal millions of dollars’ worth of cryptocurrency.  $76m in this case.  [3 min read]

As another crew arrived at the International Space Station this week, this graphic shows how much, despite reaching a peak with the reusable Space Shuttle, the cost of hauling stuff into space has plummeted in the last few years.  Hmm, I could afford to send one of my cats….   [infographic]

Home/office working has, for many of us, become normal practice since the pandemic.   Such an approach requires some kit and here are the FT’s suggestions for hardware to make life easier for the modern hybrid worker.  [4 min read]

It’s likely that many of those blessed with the opportunity to commute by train at ungodly hours have spent at least some of their journey snoozing.  However, while train operators have ‘improved’ the design of their seats by removing most of their padding, at least the armrests hinge.  After reading this tale of an unfortunate who got his head trapped in one which didn’t, we now know why.    [1 min read]

We hope you have a good weekend.

Charles and Rob