Saturday 29th of September 2018

Happy National Coffee Day folks! ☕️☕️☕️ #coffee


Friday 28th of September 2018

“Do you like websites?” — Zach Galifianakis, Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis, E3 Jon Hamm.


Kavanaugh Lied to the Judiciary Committee—Repeatedly

Thursday’s hearing didn’t prove whether Kavanaugh assaulted Ford. But we do know the Supreme Court nominee wasn’t honest in his testimony.

William Saletan at Slate:

Maybe Kavanaugh is an honest man in other contexts. Maybe he’s a good husband, a loving dad, and an inspiring coach. And maybe there’s no way to be certain that he assaulted Ford. But one thing is certain: He lied repeatedly to the Judiciary Committee on Thursday. Some of his lies, about the testimony of witnesses and the integrity of investigations, go to the heart of our system of justice. Any senator who votes to put this man on the Supreme Court is saying that such lies don’t matter.

Hear, hear.

Just shameful. To think that a man being considered for appointment to the highest court in the land would be so deceptive and contradictory in his testimony, not to mention the rank paritisanship he displayed by answering the questions of Republican senators directly while talking in circles in response to the questions of Democratic senators in hope of running out their clock without answering their questions, is beyond the pale.

That was, simply put, not the way an innocent man protests his innocence.

What is atrial fibrillation, and why is your watch telling you about it?

John Timmer at ARS:

Your heart has four chambers, two atria and two ventricles. The atria are smaller chambers at the top of the heart, and their contraction fills the larger ventricles with blood. The ventricles then provide the powerful push that sends the blood either to the lungs to pick up oxygen or out to the body once it is oxygenated. […]

The proper coordination of the beating of all these parts requires a carefully synchronized spread of electrical signals through the four chambers. Given the complexity involved in getting this to work, it shouldn’t be surprising that it sometimes goes wrong. The fault for problems can be anything from a temporary physical change to a permanent problem with your heart’s development that started back when you were an embryo. The consequences can range from irrelevant to fatal.

Thursday 27th of September 2018

ARS: What is atrial fibrillation, and why is your watch telling you about it? We explain why Apple’s decided to go after a condition you may never have heard of.


Wednesday 26th of September 2018

“I’d rather say ‘I’m sorry I did’ rather than ‘I wish I had’ you know?”
— Quincy Jones, Quincy (Netflix 2018).


Friday 21st of September 2018

Got my leather case on Wednesday, now just waiting on UPS… #iPhoneXSMax


Thursday 20th of September 2018

PopSci: “‘There is no lie detector, neither man nor machine,’ the first empirical review of the machinery concluded in 1965, a view that has been supported by every scientific publication on the topic since.” Polygraph tests don’t work as lie detectors and they never have


Tuesday 18th of September 2018

NY Times Back Story: “On this day in 1851, the first edition of The New York Times was printed. […] The first edition cost one penny and lacked any imagery or color.”


Thursday 13th of September 2018

Watching/listening to this past Saturday’s Austin City Limits featuring Herbie Hancock. Nice.