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bookofjoe
'World's most popular blogging anesthesiologist'
Interests: music, food, history, running, art, design, solitude, edges, space, origins, comfort, movies, books, philosophy, football, architecture, silence, quantum, boundaries, time, future, intensity
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Above, every Apple product produced in space gray as of April 2018. Wait a sec... what's that music I'm hearing? [via 9TO5Mac] Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at bookofjoe
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New Kingdom. Gold, turquoise, feldspar, lazurite. Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, Cairo, Egypt. Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at bookofjoe
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From the website: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• This micro-needling device glides over skin to help reduce the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and scars. Its 540 stainless steel needles are 0.5mm long and make microscopic punctures along the skin's surface, boosting collagen and elastin... Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at bookofjoe
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Located in Ashikaga Flower Park in Ashikaga City, Tochigi Prefecture, it dates back to 1874. Back story here. Continue reading
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Livestreamed using my iPhone from John Paul Jones Arena pre-race on a cold, dark Saturday morning — 6:30 a.m., March 24, 2018. Outside temperature was 30° some 45 minutes before the 7:15 a.m. start. As always when I'm behind the... Continue reading
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New tech cheap: what's not to like? Two for $18.58. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at bookofjoe
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Perseveration is a medical term for a brain dysfunction which causes people to persist in a task even though they know rationally that the chosen strategy is doomed and may even be mortally dangerous. An analysis suggested that perseveration caused... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at bookofjoe
Posted 2 days ago at bookofjoe
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••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Above, before Outline. Below, after. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Try it — I guarantee you'll not only like it, but love it. If not, contact me and I will cheerfully refund every penny you paid. Because that's the way we roll... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at bookofjoe
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The above-titled essay by Jared Lindzon appeared April 13, 2018 in the New York Times. An interesting — to say the least — approach. The piece follows. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• The door swung open 13,000 feet above the Arabian Peninsula, and I... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at bookofjoe
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What I like best — besides the ridiculously low price coupled with the excellent Amazon review profile — is the transformer-like collapsible nature of the device. They'll never know you're carrying. $8.99 (tablet not included). Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at bookofjoe
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Many years ago Sam Schechner wrote an interesting piece for the Wall Street Journal's "Cranky Consumer" feature, entitled "Testing Ways to Kill Shower-Curtain Mold." Huh? Why would anyone want to? I mean, you can buy a shower curtain for about... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at bookofjoe
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"Red" Hong Yi is her name. After completing her plate-sized works, each of which takes between one and four hours, she eats them. [via Atlas Obscura] Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at bookofjoe
http://ahead.freedompophelp.com John Continue reading
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A cornucopia of maps and map-related resources. Fair warning: there goes the day. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at bookofjoe
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True. Marc Myers dished in a Wall Street Journal story, excerpted below. •••••••••••••••••••••••••• Settling in for tea at the posh Langham Hotel here, Helen Shapiro put both elbows up on the table and flashed the same smile she made famous... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at bookofjoe
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From the Japanese power tool manufacturer comes this excellent accompaniment to a cold day out in the field. Wrote Sam Byford for The Verge: •••••••••••••••••••••••••• Japanese power tools manufacturer Makita has released a new rugged coffee maker that runs on... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at bookofjoe
The buzzard never says it is to blame. The panther wouldn't know what scruples mean. When the piranha strikes, it feels no shame. If snakes had hands, they'd claim their hands were clean. A jackal doesn't understand remorse. Lions and... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at bookofjoe
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It looks like an artifact that might have been left by an alien civilization, à la "Roadside Picnic." Spanning 40 feet, it will be installed next year over the Oudezijds Achterburgwal canal in Amsterdam. [via Gizmodo] Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at bookofjoe
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"Authentic 80's graphics, sounds and game play!" AA battery included. $24.99. [via The Verge] Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at bookofjoe
This British thriller was directed by Alfred Hitchcock and stars Margaret Lockwood and Michael Redgrave. From IMBD: "Travelers on a trans-European train are delayed for a night due to bad weather in an unnamed country. The passengers cram into the... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at bookofjoe
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Answer here this time tomorrow. Hint: bigger than a bread box. Another: Not made in the U.S. or China. Or Japan. Or Germany. A third: steel. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at bookofjoe
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But wait — there are more! • Invisible playing cards: • Motion playing cards: • Pixel playing cards: All four decks: $30. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at bookofjoe