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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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Posted 9 hours ago at bookofjoe
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Password "passw0rd" thermal residue 0 (top left), 15 (top right), 30 (bottom left), and 45 (bottom right) seconds after entry From BleepingComputer: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• A person's fingers leave thermal residue on keyboard keys that a malicious observer could record and later... Continue reading
Posted 11 hours ago at bookofjoe
Posted 13 hours ago at bookofjoe
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Answer here this time tomorrow. FunFact: "92.6% of Americans get the answer wrong!" Continue reading
Posted yesterday at bookofjoe
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There goes the weekend. [via Open Culture and the van Gogh Museum] Continue reading
Posted yesterday at bookofjoe
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Want to increase your chances of having the seat next to you remain unoccupied? Wear these. From Gizmodo: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• The engineers at Citroën have apparently thrown almost 100 years of French design refinement out the window with a new product... Continue reading
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Posted 2 days ago at bookofjoe
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You won't find this shattering news in Physical Letters and the usual physics journals. No, it's an exclusive, brought to you by my Crack Research Team©®, which clearly is capable of far more than not being able to find information... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at bookofjoe
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The real thing sold for $58.4 million in 2013: you could look it up. Why not get in on the ground floor? From the website: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• The Balloon Dog Light is an ambient lamp that makes an adorable addition to... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at bookofjoe
Res ipsa loquitur. "You can watch the 360° movie directly on a smartphone (full screen, high resolution, move your phone to look around) — best view via YouTube. You can also use a VR viewer. Plug in your headphones for... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at bookofjoe
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It's a replica, in concrete, of an IBM keyboard. It's called Klava (the Russian version of Claudia), which itself is a shortened form of "klaviatura" — the word for keyboard. Made in 2005 by artist Anatoly Vyatkin, it's about 30... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at bookofjoe
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From the website: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• The balisong — better known as the "butterfly knife" —was a popular blade until laws and regulations made it almost obsolete. While you can't carry that concealed knife in many places these days, you can carry... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at bookofjoe
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Version 1, 1913 (after a marble of 1912). Bronze with black patina: 17.25" x 8.5" x 12.5" Limestone base: 5.75" x 6.12" x 7.38" Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at bookofjoe
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"The probability of correctly recalling an item declines exponentially with time." More about the Forgetting curve here. More about Hermann Ebbinghaus here. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at bookofjoe
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Yesterday, after I carefully peeled off a strip of 3M Painter's Masking Tape and saw that it had taken off some old paint, I thought to myself, how is it that every tape touted as "safe for paint" isn't? Then... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at bookofjoe
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Life imitates art. Kawaii to the max. [via CBSNews] Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at bookofjoe
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"By using more than 2,800 key words, users can search by brand, season, city, trend, color, fabric, or style through 128,000 pictures." Fair warning: there goes the day. Back story here. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at bookofjoe
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From websites: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• This credit card-sized set of coloring pencils includes 12 pencils from every hue of the rainbow as well as brown, white, and black. In case you accidentally tint a witch's skin purple instead of green, use the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at bookofjoe
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Painted c. 1928-1932. Oil on canvas, Russian State Museum, St. Petersburg. The Russian State Museum owns the world's largest collection of works by Malevich (1878-1935). The title reminds me of those of Jasper Johns. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at bookofjoe
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Say what? Back story here. All set? Start here. Fair warning: there goes a little time, not all that much. But this gives you a chance to daydream and consider what to do next other than what you're supposed to... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at bookofjoe
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Introduced in 1937 and manufactured until 1955, it was routinely refurbished into the 1960s. What with the recent resurgence of the landline, it's nice that you can get a nostalgic full Monty in 2018, what? $450. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at bookofjoe
"Live streaming began in 1996, when a nineteen-year-old college student named Jennifer Ringley started broadcasting grainy images of her life in her dorm room." So begins Adrian Chen's superb New Yorker profile of Paul Denino a.k.a. Ice Poseidon, who has... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at bookofjoe
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What does space smell like? Not a whole lot of people could tell you. Here's your big chance. From websites: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Sadly, we don't expect to ever visit outer space. For us, the final frontier will most likely remain unexplored.... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at bookofjoe
Carey Mulligan is terrific as a London homicide detective in this gripping 4-part Netflix TV drama, written by David Hare and first broadcast on BBC 2 in February of this year. It slipped under the radar somehow but my Crack... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2018 at bookofjoe