Category Archives: Other Stuff

December 19, 2019 Winterim

Previously here: The Winterim

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A Very Curious Study

In 2015, a paper called Harbingers of Failure was published: The authors identify customers, termed “Harbingers of failure,” who systematically purchase new products that flop. Their early adoption of a new product is a strong signal that a product will … Continue reading

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Firefox PIP

Man, I’ve needed this for ages. Picture-In-Picture capability of the new Firefox. Unlike YouTube PIP, I can switch tabs.

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Presidential Campaign Donations From Puerto Rico

Remember Puerto Rico? It’s that island devastated by hurricane Maria. It was snubbed by Trump and stiffed by Trump for disaster aid. Astrid Cruz probably did more for her fellow countrymen — who, it should be remembered, are all American … Continue reading

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The LiMu Emu Is CGI

LiMu Emu and Doug: Behind The Scenes – Liberty Mutual Insurance Dynamic Duo LiMu Emu and Doug Are the Stars of Liberty Insurance’s New Campaign The VFX team started by shooting a real life emu to create reference footage that … Continue reading

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The Quantum You Never Heard Of

This will blow your mind. Key sentence called out but read the entire post to get it. The Quantum Bubble: How two key experiments invalidate quantum mechanics, and a new theory is ushering in the next paradigm of thought. And … Continue reading

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WBAI-FM Radio In NYC Ends Local Service

Wow. It’s been ages since I was a listener. That station always seemed to be on the precipice of doom. Now doom has arrived. Even though it had hosts I often wanted to see punched in the face, I’m not … Continue reading

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Rage, Rage Against The Dying Of The Light

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Project Xanadu: A Hypertext “Nelson Document”

Another parallel format– The “Pale Fire” demo, fifty years late It sounds great. And the document can be seen here. I had a problem.

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How To Return To Prior Twitter Version

I detest the latest Twitter redesign. It’s slow, bloated, ugly, confusing, and full of bugs. Trying to paste text or an URL into the Compose Tweet box inevitably leads to a crash or duplicated URLs that then crash the box … Continue reading

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