Posts Tagged ‘x57r’

Ticks on the Rise in Connecticut

May 14, 2017

 Avoid wooded and brushy areas with high grass and leaf litter.  Use repellents that contain 20 to 30 percent DEET on exposed skin and clothing for protection that lasts up to several hours.
 Bathe or shower as soon as possible after coming indoors to wash off and more easily find ticks.
 Conduct a full-body tick check using a hand-held or full-length mirror to view all parts of your body upon return from tick-infested areas.

Removing a Tick
 Use fine-tipped tweezers to grasp the tick as close to the skin’s surface as possible.

Never crush a tick with your fingers.

The Met Breuer | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

March 25, 2017

Flora Bar & Coffee

Not Mon.
opens at 10a for coffee + sandwich
closes 1030p or 11p for drinks

Does Trump Really Have the Best Words?

March 12, 2017

Does Trump…Have the Best Words? #Lexical analysis of 58 inaugurals; words/sent., we-v-I & will-v-shall usage, &c

“V. Inaugural Language Has Kept Up With the Times

Modern inaugurals are less complex than early inaugurals, but not at the cost of lexical richness. Presidents aren’t exactly dumbing things down for us–they don’t assume we have limited vocabularies–but they are trying to speak our language. So they tend to use words that fit the current vernacular.

Take, for example, the choice to use “will” or “shall”:
To Americans, “shall” began to sound outmoded (or perhaps British) somewhere around World War II, and presidents pretty much stopped using it. “Will” has the same imperative force, but doesn’t clang as much to modern ears.

Mr. Trump, who has an ear for vernacular, didn’t use “shall” at all in his speech. Instead, he used “will” a record-breaking 43 times, and its prevalence was plain as he declared his intention to upend Washington politics, reinforce borders, and turn us into winners in what he sees as a zero-sum world:

In addition to “we,” Mr. Trump also hit the word “America” pretty hard. If you compare the use of “America,” “American,” and
“Americans,” to “citizenship,” “citizen,” and “citizens,” you’ll see that this tendency is also part of a trend:”

Fighting Hearing Loss From the Crowd’s Roar

March 9, 2017

Fighting #Hearing Loss From the Crowd’s Roar Silent, cumulative loss from the effect of loud sounds over a lifetime

Ears are deceptive. Even if they seem to recover from the muffling, ringing and fullness after a rousing game, they don’t really recover. It’s not just the tiny sensory cells in the cochlea that are damaged by noise, Dr. Liberman said, but also the nerve fibers between the ears and the brain that degrade over time.
Too much noise causes not just partial deafness, which usually starts with trouble hearing in background noise, but an assortment of poorly-understood auditory abnormalities. These include tinnitus, or ringing in the ear, and hyperacusis, a sensitivity or intolerance to sound, sometimes with ear pain.

New Haven Crime Rates By Neighborhood

March 5, 2017

Nice demographic #maps (property values, crime &c) of NHV + other cities Related RedZone app

Avoid navigating through dangerous areas
RedZone Map by Zone Technologies Inc.

But if you have to go there keep your finger on the button
SafeTrek – Hold Until Safe℠ by SafeTrek, Inc.

SET Junior | Board Game | BoardGameGeek

February 19, 2017

Jenga Rules, Instructions & Directions

February 19, 2017

The Troll of Internet Art

February 16, 2017

The Troll of Internet Art When #virality is the goal, how to separate art & commerce? Cf

Doomsday Prep for the Super-Rich – The New Yorker

February 4, 2017

Doomsday Prep for the Super-Rich Holing up in New Zealand & the survival condo; a bit validating for normal worriers

“The tech preppers do not necessarily think a collapse is likely. They consider it a remote event, but one with a very severe downside, so, given how much money they have, spending a fraction of their net worth to hedge against this . . . is a logical thing to do.”

You’re basically seeing that the people who’ve been the best at reading the tea leaves—the ones with the most resources, because that’s how they made their money—are now the ones most preparing to pull the rip cord and jump out of the plane.”

Every year since 1947, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, a magazine founded by members of the Manhattan Project, has gathered a group of Nobel laureates and other luminaries to update the Doomsday Clock, a symbolic gauge of our risk of wrecking civilization. In 1991, as the Cold War was ending, the scientists set the clock to its safest point ever—seventeen minutes to “midnight.”

The best smart smoke alarm

January 28, 2017

The second-generation Nest Protect smoke and carbon monoxide alarm is your best option.