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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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For some time now (since I became addicted to Dum Dums earlier this year, I think it was in the spring) I've been puzzled by the fact that even though the bags of 300* (below) I buy from Amazon note... Continue reading
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Answer here this time tomorrow. Hint: smaller than a bread box. Another: intended for adults. A third: also in yellow. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at bookofjoe
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Abstract of the paper published August 22, 2016 in the journal Nature Methods below. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Shrinkage-mediated imaging of entire organs and organisms using uDISCO Recent tissue-clearing approaches have become important alternatives to standard histology approaches. However, light scattering in thick... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at bookofjoe
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Steve Wozniak might be considered the godfather of the Nixie renaissance. Dalibor Farny (below) of the Czech Republic is the majordomo of this movement. Can he build one for you? He's standing by to take your call: +420 724 321... Continue reading
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............................................................ They say the first 12 years are the hardest. Continue reading
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Res ipsa loquitur. But in case you're deaf or unable to translate from the Latin, The Verge had this to say: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• The NodPod solves a real problem. When we fall asleep in random places — on airplanes or in... Continue reading
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Why wait for the next X-Man movie when you can be one? This device is called the Walabot, which is unfortunate but oh well. From The Verge: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• The Walabot is the stud finder of the future, connecting to a... Continue reading
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Res ipsa loquitur. Continue reading
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From websites: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• As the days get shorter, bike commuters have to find ways to make themselves more visible when riding in the dark. Usually cyclists buy lights only for the front and back of their bikes, leaving themselves vulnerable... Continue reading
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1. Never use a metaphor, simile, or other figure of speech which you are used to seeing in print. 2. Never use a long word where a short one will do. 3. If it is possible to cut a word... Continue reading
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[via PROJECT No. 8] Continue reading
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So wrote Hannah Karp in the Wall Street Journal. More: "Among the wheelchair sports stars gathering at the Abilities Expo this weekend in Anaheim, California was 17-year-old Las Vegas native Aaron 'Wheelz' Fotheringham, who is credited with performing the world's... Continue reading
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Answer here this time tomorrow. Hint: smaller than a bread box. Another view: A second clue: inanimate. Close up: A third insinuacíon: inedible. Continue reading
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YouTube caption: "''Picnic in Space' (1963) is a rare jewel of a film in which McLuhan banters with his long time cohort Harley Parker. The film sees McLuhan expounding on space and its properties while lying in a field somewhere... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2016 at bookofjoe
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Standing desks are so over. From TECH TIMES: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Japanese researchers have developed a wearable chair called Archelis that can help surgeons when they are performing long surgeries. The wearer of Archelis will not get the full comfort of sitting... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2016 at bookofjoe
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They had me at the top of the homepage (below): "How does the Dunking Buddy work? Is it magic?" Pink or Blue. You can join the "Dunk-O-Lution" for $9.95 (milk and cookies not included). Cheap at twice the price. But... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2016 at bookofjoe
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From photographer Alex Cornell: "I went to Antarctica in December 2014. These rare shots capture the seldom-seen underside of an iceberg." Back story here. Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2016 at bookofjoe
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From Justin Lamar's Cool Tools review: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• No More Bending With The Dustpan This set consists of a dustpan with a long handle and a broom. It works great because you do not have to bend over with the dustpan... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2016 at bookofjoe
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Open Culture calls it "A Timeless, Kafkaesque Guide to Subverting Any Organization with 'Purposeful Stupidity.'" Love it. Read and/or download the CIA manual in its entirety here. [via Business Insider] Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2016 at bookofjoe
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Orange or Medium Green Madras goatskin. $105. Continue reading
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Blast from the past. Over eight years ago — May 16, 2007, to be precise — I featured this device. It's my most popular post ever, still getting 25-50 hits daily. I checked and, not surprisingly, the link is dead.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2016 at bookofjoe
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Long story short: Called tardigrades, the small (less than 1mm long) invertebrates, pictured above and below, were sent aloft on the European Space Agency's Foton spacecraft in September, 2007, then exposed to the vacuum of space. "After these animals had... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2016 at bookofjoe