Posts Tagged ‘x57r’

NYC quiet hours — local law 113

April 24, 2021

Do You Think You Can Tell How a Neighborhood Voted Just by Looking Around? – The New York Times

April 11, 2021 I think these strategies might be good if this was turned into an interactive game, kind of like baseball’s Strat-O-Matic for politics.

Double-Trouble Dominoes

April 6, 2021

Thought this was a great video of geometric growth in action by @uoftphysics Prof. Stephen Morris Starting with a ~5mm domino you get to a one ~1 m in size in 13 domino topples. Overall, this chain reaction represents a 2 billion-fold amplification!

Dominoes are little toy rectangle tiles with dots on them. People like to stand them up on end in a long row, so when the first domino falls over, it knocks over the next domino, which knocks over the
next…pretty soon you have a rippling wave of falling dominoes. In this simple but amazing video, Stephen Morris shows that a little domino can knock over another one that’s 1 1/2 times as big in each direction. Then that one can tip over one that ‘s 1 1/2 times as big again. In this domino chain, the first one is only 1/4 inch tall, but the 13th domino weighs more than 100 pounds! If he kept going, the 29th domino would be as tall as the Empire State Building (1,454 feet). We’d all better get out of the way!

funny covid vaccine video

March 30, 2021

Friends of The Big Duck

March 28, 2021

JPG File Sells for $69 Million, as ‘NFT Mania’ Gathers Pace – The New York Times

March 11, 2021

Wonder how much a PDF of a PhD student’s thesis would be worth?

What Can Covid-19 Teach Us About the Mysteries of Smell? – The New York Times

February 8, 2021

Richard Feigen, Gallerist and Champion of Art, Dies at 90 – The New York Times

February 7, 2021

Xx skiing

February 7, 2021

Cross-Country Skiing


Giant Panda Family Rolls, Slides and Tumbles Around in Snow at National Zoo – NBC4 Washington

January 31, 2021

Hope the coming snow is as fun for humans here in CT as it was for Pandas in DC (@NationalZoo). Panda fur really seems to help for sliding around in the snow — even with a thick, padded jacket, I certainly can’t slide down hills on my back!