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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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"A Kuro Cube can remain active up to five years by exposing it to sunlight occasionally so it can dry out thoroughly and thus regain its ability to absorb odors." "Also effective at purifying the air of other small spaces... Continue reading
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"A Kuro Cube can remain active up to five years by exposing it to sunlight occasionally so it can dry out thoroughly and thus regain its ability to absorb odors." "Also effective at purifying the air of other small spaces... Continue reading
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"The current Chairless Chair prototype weighs 4.4 pounds. Users can walk, even run, normally with the unit tied on. But... the final version will be even lighter." [via Smithsonian.com] Continue reading
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From the website: •••••••••••••••••••••••• Made up of two small magnetic lights. Easy to attach to any bike, the two small lights — 1 red and 1 white — switch on with just a click and are guaranteed to stay securely... Continue reading
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"With the coat of arms of Henri II." [via 0x4e71 and Bruce Sterling] Continue reading
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Kevin Kelly's Cool Tools review follows. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• "Bone folders" made of real bone are classic, but I prefer a plastic one. The one I use for making crisp folds in origami, for bookmaking, folding cards, and paper construction is molded... Continue reading
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In the past 66 years the price of eggs has doubled while fresh vegetables now cost about 20 times their price in 1948. [via Vizual Statistix] Continue reading
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Sublime. From the website: •••••••••••••••••••••••• We love this black electrical tape because it has a spiraling double line in gray that runs along it so you can always see where the end is without running your thumbnail around it six... Continue reading
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Below, the opening two paragraphs of Kenneth Chang's August 7 New York Times story. ••••••••••••••••••••••••• An intricately cut sheet lies flat and motionless on a table. Then Samuel Felton, a graduate student at Harvard, connects the batteries, sending electricity coursing... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at bookofjoe
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Hemispherical handles, 8-1/2" long. $6.50. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at bookofjoe
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From USA Today : ••••••••••••••••••••••• A rare sight made landfall in a lobsterman's trap Saturday [August 23, 2014]. Jay LaPlante with the Miss Meghan's Lobster Catch company caught a blue lobster around 10:45 a.m. ET off Pine Point, about 10... Continue reading
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Tempered flame-proof borosilicate glass. Eight quart capacity. Dishwasher-safe. $200. [via The Green Head] Continue reading
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Stephanie Rosenbloom, in a July 22 New York Times "The Getaway" feature, described the pros and cons of nine services dedicated to storing digital photos. She was kind enough to subdivide people who might wish to use these sites as... Continue reading
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Excellent idea. From the website: ••••••••••••••••••••• This little silver plastic basic-function calculator measures 3-1/4" x 5-1/2" with a clear plastic ruler that folds down on both sides. Open it and it looks oddly like a communications satellite. The ruler is... Continue reading
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[via Compound Interest] Continue reading
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Great news: this soda is free from actual peanuts and safe for allergy sufferers. Four bottles for $12.99. Continue reading
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From the New York Times: "The most important factor is a technological advance: engine immobilizer systems, adopted by manufacturers in the late 1990s and early 2000s. These make it essentially impossible to start a car without the ignition key, which... Continue reading
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From the website: •••••••••••••••••••••• You could bind the London phone book with these clips, if anyone still used phone books. In white enameled steel, the 2-3/8"-wide jaws open to 2" with 5-1/2"-long handles. They also work as stands for place... Continue reading
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Pictured above, it came about as follows: "In the 1980s he asked a Canadian luthier, Linda Manzer, to create a guitar with as many strings as possible. The result was the Pikasso (pictured), a 42-stringed, three-necked beast that can play... Continue reading
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From the website: •••••••••••••••••••••• Duco® cement is an isopropanol and acetone-based cement that will bond glass, ceramics, china, metal, phenolic plastics, and wood. It dries clear and is dishwasher-safe. Our each is a 1 ounce tube. •••••••••••••••••••••• $2.95. Continue reading
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Below, excerpts from an August 16 Economist story. •••••••••••••••••••••••••• Symmetry has long been associated with perfection in both art and nature. In particular, research conducted over the past two decades has shown that symmetry is sexy. People prefer potential lovers... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at bookofjoe
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From the website: •••••••••••••••••••••••••• Help shape your true beauty and get the sleek inner thighs you've always wanted with the Momolady, a simple but effective way to exercise the oft-neglected adductor muscles — work off that flab with the durable... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at bookofjoe
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Nell McShane Wulfhart's July 24 New York Times story introduces the artist's series of installations along a five-mile stretch of railroad track that slices through some of Philadelphia's most impoverished areas. "Since mid-May... the area has been home to (and... Continue reading
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Just the thing for the armchair flyer. From websites: •••••••••••••••••••••• The D2 is a pilot watch designed to be as sophisticated in style as it is in function. It's the first pilot watch to help you in-flight, boasting a high-sensitivity... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at bookofjoe