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A compendium of bridges, explained by an engineer

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17 April 2021 at 12:26 pm

Vine robots

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16 April 2021 at 1:18 pm

Brain control of devices

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This video bears an interesting relation to the previous post.

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16 April 2021 at 1:17 pm

“Less is more” is intrinsically difficult for the human psyche, which seems always to want to add

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Joe Dominguez, in his (invaluable) book Your Money or Your Life: Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence, pointed out that one route to financial independence was to accumulate enough money to satisfy all your wants and needs, but an easier route was to trim your wants and needs to fit with a smaller amount of money. In either case, financial independence is achieved, but one way is faster and easier. (The book describes the tactics he used.)

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12 April 2021 at 3:53 pm

A Dance to ‘Swing, Swing, Swing,’ by Benny Goodman Orchestra (from a riff by Chick Webb)

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8 April 2021 at 8:12 pm

Posted in Art, Daily life, Jazz, Music, Video

Cool tool for those who must feed a fireplace or wood stove

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8 April 2021 at 7:59 pm

The Rite of Spring, by Igor Stravinsky — An animated account of its debut

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8 April 2021 at 7:57 pm

The Salmon Sushi Conspirarcy

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A very interesting story (and debunking):

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8 April 2021 at 1:02 pm

Heart Stents and Upcoding: How Cardiologists Game the System

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7 April 2021 at 12:48 pm

Japanese breakfast mimicked with Legos

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And turn on the sound.

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6 April 2021 at 5:02 pm

Posted in Video

Braised beef short ribs

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I do follow a whole-food plant-based diet on the whole, but occasionally I have a hankering for something not included in the diet. It started with watching a video by Chef John of FoodWishes.com, and then I found a video whose technique I liked better (and made more sense to me) by Helen Rennie. Moreover, in the notes to the video on YouTube, she provides the full text of the recipe.

Obviously, I’m not making six pounds. I just got 3 shorts, though after seeing them in the pan I’m using (2-qt All-Clad d3 Stainless sauté pan), I think that if I ever do this again I will go with 4 short ribs which would fit the pan better.

UPDATE: The parchment-paper lid worked much better than I expected. It occurred to me that you could avoid the boiling problem by cooking at 200ºF for 6-8 hours. Also, a fat separator obviates the need for refrigerating overnight. It was very tasty with tarragon mustard and horseradish (and the rest of the red wine).

Here’s her video:

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6 April 2021 at 3:28 pm

Why Do Wes Anderson Movies Look Like That?

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The above video explores — and makes me want to rewatch — a variety of Wes Anderson films. Ted Mills wrote an interesting post in Open Culture (which includes the above video). The post includes some links to interesting references.

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3 April 2021 at 11:48 am

Posted in Movies & TV, Video

Empathy also means accepting that you don’t know what all is going on in another’s life

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3 April 2021 at 10:58 am

Posted in Daily life, Video

Why you can’t compare Covid-19 vaccines

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2 April 2021 at 9:51 am

Kayaking at 100km/hr on snow — and how it was shot

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31 March 2021 at 7:06 pm

Posted in Daily life, Video

“Why we can’t have nice things” — Planned obsolescence

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I found this video very interesting, but it does not mention the benign aspect of planned obsolescence: if you expect a device — a washing machine, for example — to have a useful life of 15 years, don’t put a motor guaranteed to last 100 years in it (since that would drive up the cost for no purpose).

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30 March 2021 at 12:25 pm

Astounding footage — staged, but…. wow!

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29 March 2021 at 12:51 pm

Posted in Daily life, Video

Does a low-carb/ketogenic diet help diabetes? or make it worse?

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As it turns out, a low-carb/ketogenic diet can reduce diabetes symptoms (high blood glucose readings) — as aspirin can reduce a fever — while having no effect on the disease — as aspirin will not cure pneumonia. In fact, it’s even worse: a low-carb/ketogenic diet can reduce the symptoms while making the disease worse. It is an example of “bending the needle”: responding to a dangerous situation, where the needle on the gauge has moved into the red zone, by bending the needle so it’s no longer in the red: not really a solution and can lead to disaster.

Watch this brief video (and persist through the awkward metaphors in the middle: he does return to study results).

And for a more detailed explanation of how a low-carb/ketogenic diet has detrimental effects on one’s health:

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28 March 2021 at 6:42 am

Iceland volcano from a drone

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21 March 2021 at 8:21 pm

Posted in Daily life, Video

Breaking time symmetry

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19 March 2021 at 12:03 pm

Posted in Science, Video

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