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How immune systems work

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Alex Danco writes in his newsletter:

Hi everyone, in keeping with last week’s theme on antifragility amidst the global COVID-19 crisis, this week we’re going to talk about a specific example of an antifragile system that’s probably on a lot of your minds right now: your immune system. If you have a biology background you may already know all of this, but I’m guessing most people who read this newsletter don’t. So I hope you enjoy and learn something from this quick overview on how your immune system works, and why it’s such a great example of an antifragile system that gains from disorder.

The immune system: three lines of defence

What are we talking about when we say “The immune system?” First of all, you don’t have one immune system, so much as you have three layers of defence who work to protect you from pathogens and disease. They all work together, particularly the second and third layers who coordinate their work a lot. Still, we can still think of them as three distinct systems that have their own strengths and weaknesses. . .

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Written by Leisureguy

23 March 2020 at 4:29 pm

Move Day Shave

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A two-day stubble but the Baby Smooth had no problems. The lather from Tcheon Fung Sing (which perhaps was the first hard shaving soap in Italy) was excellent, thanks to my Copper Hat silvertip, and three passes of the Baby Smooth left my face likewise. A splash of vintage Floris No 89 EDT, and I’m ready to do final packing of things I’ll need tomorrow morning.

Moves are all alike in general — getting a lot of stuff from location A to location B — but as you increase the resolution and see more detail, each move is totally unique. I’m working in the unique part.

Written by Leisureguy

23 March 2020 at 7:41 am

Posted in Shaving

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