Category Archives: Reference

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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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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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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Reference: Sizing-Up Some Small Skateboard Decks, Fifth Edition

ELOS: 17.0″ x 10.0″ Area Code Nano: 17.5″ x 10.0″ Eggboard: 19.0″ x 9.0″ Baby Ghost: 19.0″ x 7.5″ Kolong: 19.6″ x 8.6″ 121c Rover: 21.95″ x 6.47″ Anonymous Pacto: 22.75″ x 7.5″ Quinboards Micro-Me: 24.0″ x 8.6″ Mellow Travel … Continue reading

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Timeless Advice From Amelia Earhart

I’m still reading The Fun of It: Random Records of My Own Flying and of Women in Aviation by Amelia Earhart. At one point in her life, she was Aviation Editor at Cosmopolitan magazine (it was a different publication in … Continue reading

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Reference: Surface Hackintosh

Just putting these here because Firefox is hell for, um, surfacing Bookmarks. SurfaceBook 2 Hackintosh !!!!! Sorry for the Repost | Surface Laptop compatibility Microsoft could probably sell jillions of Surface Laptop 3 if they deliberately designed it to work … Continue reading

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Video: Ninebot One E+ eUnicycle Climbing A Death Hill

In Norway. But still the kind of inclines I face on this damned island. The music is annoying, so hit mute (M-key): Ninebot one e plus vs cyclist. 20 degree incline hill Previously here: Measure Death Hills For Electric Skateboarding … Continue reading

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Another Post About Numenta

I could kick myself for not reading On Intelligence by Jeff Hawkins. I was checking out its availability at Amazon and was gobsmacked by this review: By late 2012, the short term predictions in this book have already happened. Might … Continue reading

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I’m watching a video with Jeff Hawkins explaining his latest hypotheses and theories about how the brain functions and in the accompanying chat, I saw this word I’d never encountered before: Allocentrism. Allocentrism is a collectivistic personality attribute whereby people … Continue reading

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“The Lion Of The Abdomen”

I used to think the most traitorous organ of the human body was the heart. No. It’s the pancreas. Exocrine pancreas | Gastrointestinal system physiology | NCLEX-RN | Khan Academy Additional: Wikipedia: Deaths from pancreatic cancer Previously at Mike Cane’s … Continue reading

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