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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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From Gizmodo: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• This strontium atom is emitting light after being excited by a laser. It's the winner of the UK's Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) photography award. Winning photographer David Nadlinger, a graduate student at the University... Continue reading
Posted 13 hours ago at bookofjoe
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Wrote Natasha Singer, a technology reporter for the New York Times: "One tool I use on my laptop is Disconnect, a service that shows you the third parties tracking you on every site. When I was reading articles this morning... Continue reading
Posted 15 hours ago at bookofjoe
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You could. "Vintage Ecuadorian dark chocolate aged for two years in a Laphroaig Scotch Whisky (one of the most peaty and iconic single malt whiskies from the storied island of Islay) cask." 1.76 ounce bar.* FunFact: A single roasted cacao... Continue reading
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From Smithsonian.com: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Located next door to the Grand Canyon, Vermilion Cliffs National Monument is, arguably, one of our nation's most underappreciated natural marvels. Unlike the tourist-friendly Grand Canyon, which receives an average of 4.6 million visitors annually, only a... Continue reading
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Above, just in. Wait a sec — what's that music I'm hearing?** FunFact: "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" became the #1 song in the U.S. on December 12, 1969. *Good thing I didn't quit my day job **Am... Continue reading
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Porcelain. $12.50. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at bookofjoe
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Best movie I've seen so far this year, likely the best I'll see in 2018. Everyone in it is perfect and Saoirse Ronan as Lady Bird is breathtakingly wonderful. Academy Award wonderful. Continue reading
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Charleston-based artist Matt Wilson fashions his work from used silverware he obtains from eleven thrift stores around Charleston. AirtightArtwork is his Etsy store. [via Atlas Obscura] Continue reading
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Answer here this time tomorrow. Hint: smaller than a bread box. Another: inedible. Continue reading
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This 1948 novel by one of the giants of science fiction is so good I'm going to read it again twenty years or so after I first came across it. Rereading is something I almost never do. You may be... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at bookofjoe
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Just the thing for those who, like me, are sometimes not oriented to day, date, and time (as we like to check on when we do a quick neurological/psychiatric examination). But I digress. From the website: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• This desktop clock... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at bookofjoe
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Porcelain. $12.50. Continue reading
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This is the way they were meant to look. I'm getting the book. [via Legion of Honor and Atlas Obscura] Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at bookofjoe
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You can too! From the Economist: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• This introductory kit (more info here) has been co-designed by hundreds of contributors as an entry point to Public Lab's collection of Do-It-Yourself spectrometry projects. It's not the most robust design, or the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at bookofjoe
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From websites: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• • Stores up sunshine for night time • Solar-powered light inside frosted mason jar • Comes on automatically as soon as it gets dark (can be switched off) • Glows for up to 5 hours when fully... Continue reading
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Thousands of boldface names, tens of thousands of tattoos — including some that will surprise you. Endless mindless fun (the best kind IMHO). You can ttoo! Fair warning: there goes the day. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at bookofjoe
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Thousands of boldface names, tens of thousands of tattoos — including some that will surprise you. Endless mindless fun (the best kind IMHO). You can ttoo! Fair warning: there goes the day. Continue reading
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From Colossal: "Located in a busy shopping center in Prague, this twisting and reflective sculpture depicting the head of writer Franz Kafka is a kinetic artwork by Czech artist David Cerny." "Installed in 2014, the enormous mirrored bust is comprised... Continue reading
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The answer will appear in the comments, prolly. Continue reading
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Pour-over coffee with no fuss. Easy to fold and store. Fits any paper filter. $10 (paper filters not included). Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at bookofjoe
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From The Guardian: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• The pistes of Pyeongchang may be blinding white with snow as the Winter Olympics kicks off in South Korea, but among the ice rinks and bobsled tracks stands something completely different: the darkest building on the... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at bookofjoe