Stop Making Things Worse!

Jordan Peterson: Making Things Worse (Long)

How can anyone disagree with that?

Anyone who does probably falls into this category:

Zig Ziglar: YOU Are The Problem

Previously here:

Human Variables category

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YouTube Originals? Nah.

YouTube Bows Out of Hollywood Arms Race With Netflix and Amazon

YouTube has canceled plans for high-end dramas and comedies, people with knowledge of the matter said, a pullback from its grand ambitions for a paid service with Hollywood-quality shows.

Who’s surprised? Anybody?


Same-day update: Google denies.

Previously here:

Video Services category

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The Long Shadow Of The Original Segway

The original Segway had a Newton-like “egg freckles” moment that set personal electric transport back for over seventeen(!) years now.

This video is not so much about the eUnicycle in the title. It’s more philosophical about personal electric transport, the original Segway, and how to market such things properly.

HOW ninebot Z10 will CHANGE the WORLD and why it NEVER WILL

I Commented:

Very interesting observations. I was there that day at Bryant Park and got to ride the Segway. It was like flying! I have to disagree about EUCs, however. I’ve watched learning videos and they’ve scared me off. While it’s true we put up with learning how to ride a bike, that’s when we were all eager kids and had peer pressure to live up to. There’s nothing similar we face today as adults (except maybe getting a car and learning to drive). As far as electric personal transport goes, I’m really thinking Onewheel has the best chance of changing things. The Pint got me interested even though I’d ruled out a Onewheel before. Having watched a ton of YouTube vids, it seems much easier to learn than an EUC. But even Onewheel has a way to go. It must be lighter and the range restrictions need to be lifted — which could be done with a swappable battery pack like Mellow Drive offers for eSk8.

Previously here:

Electric Unicycles: 101
Personal Electric Transport: The Incredible Unicycles
The History Of Segway

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“Passing Bus Stops Is Oddly Satisfying.”

NYC schoolteacher commutes to work on a Onewheel. A good variety of surfaces and traffic conditions in this short video.

And look at all the people waiting for an MTA bus (click to enlarge):

They’re miserable! And they’ll continue to be miserable on the bus as it makes stops for even more people getting on (especially if someone with a wheelchair needs space!). I’m not saying all of them are candidates for a Onewheel (or even eSk8) but I have to wonder how many of them are slightly jealous of being passed like that while they wait to give the MTA US$2.75 (at post time; it might increase!).

Video after the break.

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Video: Interesting Review of Likebook Mars

This presents some new things. He replaced Boyue’s launcher with Google Launcher. He demonstrates using the Kindle app, Prestigio, and Perfect Viewer. Not shown, although he uses it, is Pandora(!).

Ryno Reviews – Likebook Mars T80D…THE REVIEW!

This tidbit from the Description:

One thing I forgot to mention in the video: You can easily send books from your computer to the device using the WiFi Transfer app. It’s seriously simple and very fast. You can also just use the Calibre app, though.

Previously here:

Likebook Mars Via Amazon: What?
Video: Likebook Mars Versus Likebook Muses
Likebook Muses: An Upgraded Likebook Mars
Likebook Mimas: Google Books PDF Test
Likebook Mars Firmware Update
Google Books PDF On The Likebook Mars, Part Two
Google Books PDF On The Likebook Mars
Boyue Likebook Mars: An “eInk iPad Mini”
Unplanned Google Books PDF Test: Android Perfect Viewer

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Onewheel: A Damn Beast!

Look at that surface:

The Onewheel laughs at it!

It would laugh at this too:

Onewheel ride video after the break.

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Deadwood: The Movie

Deadwood: The Movie (2019) | Official Tease | HBO

I don’t know what to make of that.

It’s as if everything was frozen in time. And Hearst is back?!

I don’t see Mr. Wu.

Previously here:

The Deadwood Movie Is Real

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Videos: Onewheel 101

He mentions being stopped by tiny rocks as a hazard of electric skateboards:

Onewheel 101 Vol 1: Should I buy a Onewheel vs. other eSkates? Pre-purchase info, opinion.

Yeah, still remembering the 1960s:

So every little pebble, every little bit of sharp grit, any tiny piece of gravel would hit the wheel and the wheel would immediately stop.

And I’d go flying forward off the damn board.

I don’t want to go through that again! Look at the surfaces I have to battle!

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iPhone XS Max Versus iPad Mini 5


It’s official.

Previously here:

iPhone Xs Max Is No Damn iPad Mini!

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“Why Is Your Mouth Considered Separate From The Rest Of Your Body?”

kalinjax has inspired many people who suffer with dental problems. Her YouTube Channel chronicles her dental procedures. She began with dentures at a young age and YouTube viewers made it possible for her to progress to implants. Her journey is quite involved and to get the full story, it’s necessary to see several of her videos. I don’t know if she was the first person to publicly document her tooth problems, but I do know that her courage led many other people to become public with theirs and post YouTube videos too.

This is perhaps her best video so far. She addresses the indefensible separation of the human mouth from the human body when it comes to insurance coverage. Few people even consider how weird that is. The human mouth is the human body. The mouth is the gateway to the body and it can affect overall health. The mouth can also be an alarm system that signals problems in the body. Why is the mouth separated from the body when it comes to insurance? This isn’t just screwy. In 2019, it’s just about evil. Not having good teeth not only affects health — but not having a good smile affects employment prospects and can lead to social isolation. It can also lead to mischaracterizing people as drug addicts. People think meth mouth. They never, ever, ever think “Oh, they can’t afford to fix their teeth.” Because people blessed with good teeth have no idea how much such repair work costs.

This is overdue for change. “Social justice” begins with the ability to be social. If all those “warriors” out there want to address a problem that cuts across race, age, class, national origin, and all the rest of their fine-grained classifications, this is it. Fix this.

Why is dentistry so expensive? | Rant Alert


For Want of a Dentist
Man Dies From Toothache, Couldn’t Afford Meds

Previously at Mike Cane 2008:

Meet Jeff Schult (And His Teeth!)
Now China Poisons Teeth!
Your Gums Can Kill You

Previously at Mike Cane’s xBlog:

Four Years Of Murder By Money

Previously here:

Teeth Get Another Post In This Blog
Post-Tooth Day
Tooth Day
The Day The Tooth Ate

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