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Assorted cherry confectionery

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I wish the ideograms were translated.

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3 August 2020 at 2:33 pm

Posted in Food, Video

Great music from yesteryear: Jam session Jazz at the Philharmonic, 1967

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3 August 2020 at 9:06 am

Posted in Jazz, Video

Fork: a surreal short video

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31 July 2020 at 3:06 pm

Posted in Video

How to build a Formula 1 Gearbox

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A follow-on to a video posted earlier:

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29 July 2020 at 4:57 pm

Posted in Technology, Video

Inside a Formula 1 gearbox

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Another video that shows me how very much I do not know. Update: See also the sequel to this video, where he builds a gearbox.

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29 July 2020 at 10:33 am

Posted in Technology, Video

Esperanto version of a Sesame-Street-like program

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27 July 2020 at 8:53 am

Posted in Video, Esperanto

Life on a self-constructed floating island just off Vancouver Island

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26 July 2020 at 9:54 am

Posted in Daily life, Video

Cool game: King’s Gambit Accepted

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24 July 2020 at 8:22 pm

Posted in Chess, Video

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) Responds to Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL)

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This should be watched — by women and by men.

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23 July 2020 at 1:58 pm

Posted in Congress, Daily life, Video

Interview with Mary L. Trump

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22 July 2020 at 6:09 pm

Stephen Pinker talk on writing

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I found this talk interesting. It was given in 2015 in the UK (and, among other things, Pinker explains well why my use of the passive in this sentence is good). Worth watching.

Toward the end of the talk, Pinker mentions how a good writer should try to become the reader over his (or her) shoulder — that is, to read the writing as someone else would read it, someone who doesn’t have already in mind that the writer is trying to say. Pinker points out that this is difficult and offers one solution: give the writing to other people and see what they make of it, picking people who are representative of the targeted readership.

That’s good, and certainly it can work well if those representative readers get a bit of training and direction in how best to provide feedback. There is in addition a way for you to become the reader over your shoulder, and that is the subject of the wonderful book by Robert Graves and Alan Hodge, The Reader Over Your Shoulder. See this post for a discussion of the book and how best to use it.

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21 July 2020 at 11:02 am

Posted in Video, Writing

Sounds of the Amazon

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What if our senses could tap different frequencies and modalities:

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20 July 2020 at 10:15 pm

Posted in Video

Tap Dance to Anna Kendrick’s cup son in “Pitch Perfect”

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The sequence in Pitch Perfect starts at 26:30 if you want to see it again.

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16 July 2020 at 2:50 pm

Posted in Movies & TV, Music, Video

Four body-language experts dissect Prince Andrew’s interview

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Interesting. Format is: we watch a bit of the interview, then we cut and the four experts describe what they’ve noticed, and then we see the same bit again so we can observe in the light of what they’ve said — and then on to the next bit.

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11 July 2020 at 3:27 pm

Posted in Daily life, Video

Solo Charlesto to “Don’t Forget to Mess Around” with Louis Armstrong

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My kind of music.

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9 July 2020 at 5:06 pm

Posted in Jazz, Video

The Lincoln Project: Republicans against Trump and Trump minions

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The Lincoln Project has produced a number of videos in which Republicans — those having principles — push back against President Trump and those in Congress who, lacking principles, support whatever he does. Here are two, the first by a former Navy SEAL:

And this one specifically addresses naming names of collaborators and those who willingly sacrificed honor and principle:

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9 July 2020 at 10:22 am

The problem of confirmation theory

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I knew about this paradox — I encountered it in a logic course in grad school — and I thought I had blogged it, but I can’t find it. It’s a cute paradox.

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6 July 2020 at 3:00 pm

Posted in Math, Video

Deep Fakes, a video introduced by (fake) Boris Johnson and (fake) Donald Trump

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Video explains how it works.

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1 July 2020 at 2:14 pm

Posted in Video

Buddy Hackett — two brief videos

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29 June 2020 at 7:18 pm

Posted in Comedy, Video

Donald Trump, President of the United States, provides words to Sarah Cooper

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Some you’ve seen, some are new, all are Donald Trump.

Written by LeisureGuy

29 June 2020 at 6:40 pm

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