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The Titanic Was On Fire For Days Before The Iceberg Hit
I’m sure you know the story of the Titanic — the massive luxury liner deemed as the unsinkable ship. At the time of its completion, the Titanic is the largest man-made moving object on earth. The…
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Transceiver Interference Advice - Alpine Guides
Advice on the use of mobile phones and avalanche trancevers whilst ski touring.
mountains  ski-touring  avalanche  safety  phones 
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The best computer is one you hate a little | The Outline
A good computer should not be so user-friendly that it tricks you into believing that its world, full of passive consumption and active surveillance, is the same as the real one. Instead, it should be just annoying enough and full of weird novelties to remind you that a computer is just a tool that you use to do stuff. You should hate your computer a little bit. That way, you’re always ready to stop using it and get on with your life.
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RT : If I wanted to stop humanity from acting at all on climate change, I’d call for immediate, vigorous action and insi…
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RT : 7,500 mosquito nets paid for by donations were distributed in the Democratic Republic of C…
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RT : Here is a massively confounded study on a weird sample that nevertheless fits my view of the world I think it’d be…
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RT : Fun fact: Windows Update transmits content in cacheable form. It uses null-cipher HTTPS or HTTP on downloaded files…
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RT : These two juxtaposed photos were retweeted over 35,000 times with the caption “perspective matters”. Perspective ma…
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RT : Chain bending machine.
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RT : To recap: the personal lawyer for the President of the United States has been sentenced to three years in federal p…
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RT : Somewhere in the interstitial voids of the multiverse are the definitions of things that are really hard to remembe…
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RT : Random note from the UK: shit is so crazy that right now we have two nationalist parties (Sinn Fein, the SNP) tryin…
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RT : This anti-mustelid language needs to change!
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Enjoy your Xmas Party tonight, there's no need for anyone to photocopy their arse, I've done it for you…
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RT : Types are really important to help convey meanings in programs. For example, we can use `Maybe a` to express values…
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RT : Messing around with an image of triangle and stumbled into this pattern. I like how the triangles almost seem to d…
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LIES!

We couldn't join the CCF until we were at least 16.
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RT : KubeCon has a sponsor party featuring Ice Cube.

Ask me how many highly effective outreach programs I could run wit…
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RT : At long last, we have the most elite profession: rocket surgery
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RT : I'll even expand this statement to be—"I screwed up, but the disincentives which are intended to discourage me from…
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RT : The 1066 Committee
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RT : My method for how never to run overtime in talks.
0) Care.
1) Divide the talk into sections. Decide how many minut…
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Monday's medical myth: mixing drinks causes hangovers
Drinking on an empty stomach may may worsen a hangover due to the rapid absorption of alcohol from the small intestine. Eating first may slow down the alcohol absorption. But eating after a drinking session isn’t likely to do much good from a hangover perspective.

Dehydration contributes to hangover symptoms, so stay hydrated (with water, not more booze!). Slowing down the consumption of alcohol by alternating between “hard” and “soft” drinks can be a useful strategy to pace yourself.

Despite the copious folk remedies, home concoctions, herbal supplements, and plain quackery to “cure” hangovers, there is no good evidence that any of these methods work. The only way to guarantee you won’t get a hangover is to avoid drinking altogether. If you do enjoy a drop, a little common sense goes a long way.
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RT : I hope it’s improved since I left paycheck world, but I’d guess about 10-30% of worker time now is the equivalent o…
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When watching the UK careening, seemingly unstoppably, towards a no-deal Brexit and disaster, try not to laugh too…
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RT : TFW the US Army can't win a counterinsurgency campaign on American soil, with American villagers and guerillas. (Fr…
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RT : Last Christmas I ate à la carte,
And the very next day I was ill straightaway.
This year to save me from tears,
I’m…
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RT : Still shopping for the mathematicians in your life? 15% off shirts through tomorrow!…
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RT : Captcha: click on all the squares that are not a pipe.

(h/t to for inspiration)
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RT : The fact that middle-class citizens have no dealings with say, welfare or food stamps or the juvenile justice syste…
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RT : Brexit is selling a dream, like a car ads where you never see ANY other vehicles on the road.

It’s a dream of reje…
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I can't find when that was added, but it sounds like a "new and shiny" feature rather than a "so ancient…
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RT : Hi all,

My friends are launching a journalism startup called The Correspondent. It's the opposite of pivot-to-vide…
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Do the docs refer to unreleased new features, or to features that were present in long-deprecated and no…
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Uncomfortable privacy research
Latanya Sweeney blew the whistle on how easy supposedly de-identified data could be re-identified. Her results were not well received.
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RT : I would like for all my future maladies to resolve in a similarly artistic & informative way, okay thanks.
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RT : This seems like a good time to link one of my favorite context-providing articles by
"Vipassana was r…
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RT : There is enough pain in the world & in life, unavoidable pain, so you hardly need to cause yourself pain in your me…
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I didn't quite achieve this, but I *had* figured out that I was thoroughly sick of the problem and could I work on…
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RT : UBF (abbreviation for Universal Basic Forgiveness), n.: An amount of basic moral failing granted to *every* individ…
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RT : One consequence of delaying the meaningful vote is that it leaves us even less time to prepare for no deal. Which d…
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RT : Writing is around 6,000 years old. So very young. Imagine being alive during its invention. Strange handmade markin…
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RT : Twenty years from now, kids listening to "Baby it's cold outside" are gonna find it really, really weird.

We're go…
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RT : IPCC reports Nuclear is in mix of energy going forward.

Pro-Nuclear advocates to march with climate change peers.…
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RT : I've been going through a bunch of material Lafayette's financial situation before, during, and after the American…
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RT : Major opportunity for science culture reform: insist that the foundational assumptions of each field be made explic…
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RT : I spent three years working in structure-based drug discovery before I understood that its fundamental assumption,…
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