August 21, 2017 Not since 1979 has a total eclipse of the Sun been visible on the US mainland. This will be a rare opportunity to enjoy an awesome experience … visible on a line from Oregon to South Carolina. Not too early to think about making reservations.
• Colorful alchemy documents from the 1700s. –>
• A US doctor describes a visit to an English health care facility.
“ To receive this care all my cousin had to do was provide her name and birthdate. No copayments, no preauthorizations…”
There are two kinds of people in this world, my fren. Those who sit on chairs, and those who sit on the floor.
• How New Yorkers cope with rent.
• Maybe the homeless are supposed to just kill themselves?
• Questions seldom answered
Airliner tires. Cost $2000-$90000 each and last a few hundred landings.
• A solar-powered watercraft piloted itself from Cali to Hawaii in 43 days. And is now on it’s way to New Zealand.
Reminds me of my favorite childhood book, Paddle-to-the-Sea. Which, I just learned, was made into a film in 1966.
• Software bug bounty-hunters are raking it in legally hacking.
• Trailer for Herzog’s new film about the internet.
• A college education isn’t about job training.
• Wired worries that the 25-year-old Web Is Still a Long Way From Reality:
” The web was promised to provide everyone with a voice, with the chance to speak their mind without being filtered through a corporate intermediary.”
I don’t think ‘reality’ means what they think it means. Wired is pretty damned corporate.
• Now online: (some of) Charles Hoy Fort’s Notes.
(Fort wrote The Book of the Damned based on such notes.)