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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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You may have noticed that posts here have decreased in frequency (down from six to four per day) and complexity/length/links. This is because I am still not back to my usual self since the onset of an episode (#4 in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2014 at bookofjoe
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Three bar assortment: £19.99. Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2014 at bookofjoe
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Finally. $49.95. [via The Green Head] Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2014 at bookofjoe
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I couldn't resist posting this picture, taken the year I arrived in L.A. from Milwaukee to matriculate at U.C.L.A. I don't think I'm in the picture. [via I Live in a Retro World] Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2014 at bookofjoe
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Apply within. [via The Green Head] Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2014 at bookofjoe
Akira Kurosawa's 1950 classic. Free, the way we like it. [via Open Culture] Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at bookofjoe
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From The Green Head : "Popcorn is such a tasty healthy snack if you go easy on the toppings and seasonings, but when you accidentally chomp down on a rogue unpopped kernel, it's painfully annoying — or much worse. A... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at bookofjoe
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Seen being loaded onto a Pan Am plane, the state-of-the-art device weighed over 2,200 pounds. [via History in Pictures] Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at bookofjoe
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Answer here this time tomorrow. Hint: I don't know if it's larger or smaller than a breadbox. Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at bookofjoe
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A step-by-step guide to the ingenuity under pressure that saved three astronauts in 1970. [via Sploid and Bruce Sterling] Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at bookofjoe
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From the website: ••••••••••••••••••••••••• Sure, there are lots of waterproof pouches and cases out there, meaning you can enjoy your smartphone or tablet in the rain, shower or even under the sea. But what about a book? The Japanese are... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at bookofjoe
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Reviewed as follows by Bonnie Phillips in Cool Tools. •••••••••••••••••••••••••• I've been knitting for almost 50 years. Addi Turbo knitting needles are the best: smooth, sleek and well-made. They are made in Germany. I can't buy them often, but when... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at bookofjoe
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C. Claiborne Ray's September 29 New York Times Science section Q&A summed it up as follows. •••••••••••••••••••••••••• Q. How is the strength of pain relievers measured? Is there a list that quantifies them by strength? A. "It's not like blood... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at bookofjoe
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From the website: •••••••••••••••••••••• This watch incorporates the iconic universality of the LEGO system into its design using interchangeable bezels, straps, and multi-color links. The watch's face pays homage to the classic building block with yellow and blue 2x2 brick... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at bookofjoe
From Digg: "Magnetic resonance imaging 'sees' inside the body by mapping the position of water molecules, which exist at different densities in different types of tissue. The video above samples some impressive MRI images of the human body in action."... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at bookofjoe
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From the website: ••••••••••••••••••••••••• This palm-sized wireless printer prints pictures from a smartphone. The printer stores unobtrusively in a pocket and connects wirelessly to an iPhone or Android-powered phone to print 2" x 3-1/3" color photos in one minute. A... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at bookofjoe
Posted Oct 12, 2014 at bookofjoe
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From the website: "Forget that the 6-3/4" long body is festooned with Latin phrases and old maps. The stones/beads/glass inside the tube would make designing windows in cathedrals a snap. A nice gift for rosette window fans." $6.95. Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2014 at bookofjoe
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Posted Oct 12, 2014 at bookofjoe
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"This fun soap looks like a real bar of soap, but when someone goes to wash with it, it will turn the water (and their hands) jet black! Replace mom's bathroom soap with it and get ready for her to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2014 at bookofjoe
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Intelligence authority David Wise is your guide, writing on Smithsonian.com: "... one of the most compelling and least visited museums in the United States. The museum has an extraordinary collection of spy gadgets, weapons and espionage memorabilia from before World... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2014 at bookofjoe