Monthly Archives: May 2021

Airborne: Aerosols or droplets

One of the problems facing us in the COVID-19 pandemic has been, how does the virus spread. It has been established that it is airborne in aerosols but that conclusion – or correction from droplets – took a long time … Continue reading

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No, no aliens have visited Earth

And may I just say, how the eff can any adult think so? The American government is releasing footage of so-called UFO sightings these days and for some reason otherwise seemingly sane people are taking this seriously. First of all, … Continue reading

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This could revolutionise public toilets

By Robbie Meriales.                          

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Controversial and divisive

Labeling someone as “controversial” and “divisive” have long been an easy way to signal that that person should be avoided. A subtle “don’t listen to him, he’s dangerous.” And for a very long time it has worked. Until it doesn’t. … Continue reading

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How not to make Grana Padano cheese

Unless, of course, you happen to live in the protected designation of origin (PDO) for Grana Padano… The production area for the cheese, whole or grated, consists of the territory of the provinces of Alessandria, Asti, Biella, Cuneo, Novara, Torino, … Continue reading

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The Great Barfight

I don’t know the original source for this retelling of World War One: Germany, Austria and Italy are standing together in the middle of a pub when Serbia bumps into Austria and spills Austria’s pint. Austria demands Serbia buy it … Continue reading

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Don’t break users

There’s a simpler version Dave Winer used at UserLand: No breakage. Basically, don’t change something so that what ran in an older version of your software no longer runs in the new version. Backwards compatibility. Which is something I feel … Continue reading

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Norway

This is a nice shaded relief map of Norway, in flag colours: From Visual Geomatics Wall Maps.                            

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Et tu, Brute?

Gaius Julius Caesar didn’t speak Latin but Greek, which means that “Et tu, Brute?” is actually from Shakespeare’s play – a play written in English. The history of his assassination have him say “καì σύ, τέκνον” while this is most … Continue reading

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Cats are very dense

Evidence:                          

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