|Correlation does not always imply causation. Source: Tyler Viglen.|
Wikipedia article about Ronald.
Via Detroit Steve.
If the type is too small, Ctrl+ is your friend
|Correlation does not always imply causation. Source: Tyler Viglen.|
|Photo by Evan Guest, via Wikimedia.org. Shared under a Creative Commons license.|
|Phoenix Rising From The Ashes|
Pluck and persistence saves dying startup
|Honda S Dream Streamliner|
|Nakajima Ki-43-II Hayabusa fighter|
|Elvis Nolasco as Carter Nix (left) and Caitlin Gerard as Aubry Taylor|
|Psychedelic Science 2017|
Be there or be square
|Joseph, Mary & Jonah|
Q: What's with the tach needles? They jump from one speed to another. I would expect to see them move smoothly as the engine speeds up or slows down. Is this an artifact of the video, just the way those old instruments worked, or the tachs out of sorts?A chronometric tachometer? Sounds like somebody got overloaded on steampunk vocabulary, but no, it was a real thing 50 or 60 years ago. They were like a cross between a clock and mechanical calculator. The clock ticks along, just like a regular clock, and between every two ticks, it counts the number of revolutions and at the next clock tick it posts that number on the dial.
A: They are "chronometric" with works like a clock. They tend to tell you what you were revving two seconds ago. - Rob Mackenzie
|Exploded view of the internal mechanism of a chronometric tachometer|
|Azimuth & Elevation|
|Geomagetic Suvey Aircraft|
|Capricorn 2013 AEM TEMPEST® survey flight lines|
|Camel train with equipment for Edward Kidson’s magnetic survey work in Western Australia, mid-1914. Image: Carnegie Institution of Washington, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism|
|L-R: “The Gross Clinic” by Thomas Eakin, 1875; “The Agnew Clinic” by Thomas Eakin, 1889.|
Toward the end of the 19th century, Western medicine had an image problem. Joseph Lister’s ideas about antiseptics were spreading, and John Snow had made a breakthrough in mapping the spread of cholera. But to the public, most medical “cures” were little more than quackery and mysticism, and the appearance of a physician merely presaged a painful death.
At the same time, the reputation of science was in rapid ascendancy. The Industrial Revolution was transforming the towns and cities of Europe and America, and new breakthroughs were reported on a weekly basis in more than a thousand different scientific journals.
So the medical establishment did a costume change. Doctors dropped their traditional black coats, which were worn either as a mark of formality (like a tuxedo) or to symbolize the solemnity of their profession, and instead opted for white coats like the ones worn by scientists in their laboratories. The shift can be seen clearly in two different paintings by Thomas Eakins of operating theaters in the United States, separated by just 14 years. - Why the White Lab Coat Changed Medical History
|Liberty Leading the People — Eugene Delacroix|
“It is not easy to explain the French notion of laïcité to Americans, not because it is entirely foreign to the American experience, but because it is close enough to it to give Americans exactly the wrong idea. Laïcité is about the separation of church and state, a concept Americans know well. But in America, separation was designed to free religion from state interference (and vice versa), whereas in France separation evolved to exclude religion from public space and to promote the supremacy of the state over religious organizations. And the historical reasons for the distinction are clear enough. As de Tocqueville observed, the American Founders saw Protestant Christian religion as a support for freedom and civic virtue; French republicans saw the Catholic Church as having been complicit with the worst features of the ancien régime and sought to limit its sway over French democracy.” - Olivier Roy quoted in a story on ExtraNewsfeed
|Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Bacteria|
|Mechanic Mark Buche says he sees one or two vehicles a week with rodent damage like this brake sensor wire.|
|Intermodal Train on the left, Lomard Street on the right, Mount Hood in the distance.|
Looks like the train must be headed west, but they put locos on both ends of the train, and sometimes in the middle, to get over the mountains to the east.
|Open Calais Features |
I cut off the financial features checklist so the chart would fit on this page.
We didn't lose any information: all the features are checked green for the premium package.
"Dropping the capitalization, usually reserved for holy things, is another way that we aim to put the internet (the Internet?) into the background, in spite of our gnawing intuition that it is unspeakably important — that, in some sense, it represents an entirely new civilization and phase in human development." - from Manifesto: The Internet as Art
His big break came with the role of Cooter, a mechanic who helped the mischievous Duke boys and their leggy cousin, Daisy, outwit and outrace Hazzard county bigwig Boss Hogg and his corrupt henchman, Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane. - Tim Wright and Bradley Hope writing in The Wall Street Journal. Included here because it does a good job of summing up the entire show in one sentence. It does have one short coming in that it doesn't include a shot of the General Lee flying through the air.
"Real truth lies, if anywhere, not in facts, but in nuance." - John Le Carre, quoted in a book review in The Wall Street Journal
|Rutger Hauer and Harrison Ford in Blade Runner|
In the immediate aftermath of 2-3-74, Dick felt reborn. It had been not a breakdown but a breakthrough: for the first time he had stepped behind the scenery and witnessed the truth. Deep peace flooded him as certainty finally conquered doubt and paranoia was replaced with a sense of divine protection.Sounds very similar to something I read about Avicenna who came to believe that the world is an illusion and the reality only appears to you during an ecstatic religious experience.
|Colonia Dignidad Entrance|
|AKDY 30-Inch 3-Speed Under Cabinet Range Hood AZ-W0175WHT|
1993 marked a pivotal year: Sears laid off 50,000 workers due to competition from Walmart; Xerox cut 10,000 jobs, nearly 10% of its staff; and IBM let go 60,000 workers, the company’s first layoffs in its 80-year history. - Stephanie Buck on Medium
“Have you tried turning it off and back on?”
It’s common knowledge in the computer industry that rebooting the system solves most known problems. For most of us handling remote IT for families afar, it’s the staple of our family relationships. When this technique doesn’t actually solve the problem, it at least delays it long enough for us to get off the phone and leave the house before they can call back. - Chet Haase on Medium
Does the zap hurt?I haven't gotten a static shock in a long time, but the one I remember was likely the King Kong of static zaps. I've had plenty of others that weren't worth mentioning.
The electrical stimulus is carefully designed so that it is enough to be uncomfortable, but not so strong that it hurts (and nowhere near dangerous – the Shock Clock is CE/FCC certified and 10,000 Pavlok users have proven it is safe and effective).
It's a lot like a static shock you get when you touch a doorknob after rubbing your feet on the carpet.
You can also use vibrate and beep if zap isn't for you!
|The Bazaar of Isfahan, a vaulted two-kilometre street linking the old city with the new, is one of the oldest and largest markets in the Middle East|
|Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Washington D.C. circa 1918|