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Martian wind!

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Kilogram gets a new definition

Currently, it is defined by the weight of a platinum-based ingot called “Le Grand K” which is locked away in a safe in Paris. On Friday, researchers meeting in Versailles voted to get rid of it in favour of defining a kilogram in terms of an electric current. The decision was made at the General Conference on Weights and Measures“.

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If time, as we perceive it, is a function of human cognition and perception then how could music, as we perceive it, not be a human “construct”. Nevertheless, this is the stuff you use when you want to blow minds. Also, Isaac Newton. Was he human though? I am not entirely convinced.

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Seems like this is, at least partial, validation of calls by people like Sam Harris for a more direct study of human consciousness (and other, non-human, types, if at all possible).

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The orchestra is inside the guitar“.

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I knew it! It is not me, it is global warming that is making me fat. Maybe.

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I think I want this.

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Mm-hmm.

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New Science from Jupiter.

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‘The next best thing to a sexual fantasy’ – hanging out at London’s all-night bagel bakery

In the spring of 1997—five years after this video was made—I lived at the very south end of Brick Lane in Attlee House at Toynbee Hall, as an exchange student attending London Guildhall University. At least once a week, late at night when everything else was closed, we sent a party of volunteers (the hungriest among us, I imagine) all the way to the other end of Brick Lane to get bagels. ‘Always open’ was a rare thing at the border between the city and the east end in those days. (And, yes, salmon and cream cheese was my favourite too.)

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Awesome!

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“The Stone Age did not end for lack of stone” (Sheikh Yamani).

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Let There Be Rock!

(via See Foo Fighters, Guns N’ Roses’ Live Tributes to AC/DC’s Malcolm Young, Rolling Stone 2017-11-19.)

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Guilty of most. But English is not my native language, so I’m going to use that as an excuse.

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The article of the future?


In general I celebrate every effort to move beyond the pdf-format. And Elsevier’s “article of the future” looks like a neat solution. It is however not unproblematic. First, and most important, the number one feature I would like to see in the evolution of the research article is increased transportability and display-ability. I would like to–without effort, there are hacks–be able to view an article wherever I want and on whatever device I want. This new article format doesn’t exactly seem to improve on that. For instance, what if I would like to view the article on a tablet computer? I must assume that most of the reading in the future will be on iPads, Windows (8) tablets, and whatever comes thereafter. Elsevier’s new article format would require me, it seems, to hold the tablet in landscape mode, and, in lack of a native client, have access to the Internet. I would much more prefer if they went in the other direction and made it (as close as possible to) plain text.1 Plain text combined with Markdown or a similar markup language would also address my wish to be able to display the article as I wish.


  1. 1. And then we of course get into the whole open access issue.  ↩
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MythTV


Under tre dagar förra veckan (inte 8 till 5 förstås) så tillät jag mig lyxen att ta tag i ett projekt jag länge sett fram emot. Dels har jag varit nyfiken på att installera MythTV på en dator. (MythTV kan, kanske lite orättvist, beskrivas som en linuxbaserad open source variant av Windows Media Center med fokus på PVR aspekten hos denna produkt.) Dels har jag länge önskat bygga ihop en dator själv, förmodligen för att jag inte byggde så mycket modeller som barn och därför hade ett behov att uppfylla. Jag bör kanske nämna den uppenbara ironin i

MythTV

detta projekt: jag ser inte på speciellt mycket TV (samt har en hårddisk inbyggd i tv:en) och det hade förmodligen varit billigare att köpa en färdigmonterad dator. Syftet med projektet hade dock inget med detta att göra. Jag önskade helt enkelt bygga något.

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