Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Their mother

 My aunt (and her husband) adopted a young boy when he was orphaned. A few years later she adopted seven more children from one family when they were orphaned.

She was their mother.



Monday, May 17, 2021

Traffic Interchanges Compared

 How innovative designs for crossing streams of traffic can improve the flow. Different patterns for different volumes. 6 minutes. Fascinating. 

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Boat lifts

 We saw the marine railway in Ontario, which looks a bit like the Russian lift in this thread.

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Pedro Domingos


Invisible hand: things that are done for private benefit but turn out to be for the public good. Invisible foot: things that are done for the public good but turn out to be for private benefit.

Saturday, April 17, 2021

McWhorter on cops

 There are problems with American cops killing people, but they are not essentially racial. Here.

Friday, April 16, 2021

Ginning up riots

 You need to click on the photo to see what CBS cropped out.  There is no innocent explanation for this, CBS is ginning up riots. 

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

DuckDuckGo vs Google


I use DDG — which is really an anonymizer wrapped around Bing — as my default. I find it works better than Google most of the time. Really obscure stuff is better with Google. 

There are better browsers than Chrome too. On iOS I like Perfect and Brave. 

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Quackometer on sex

 An excellent article on the confusion of sex and gender. Plus butterflies.