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12:36 AM
@DannyuNDos Virtual reality.
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2:06 AM
> In 1672, Jean Richer found the first evidence that gravity was not constant over the Earth (as it would be if the Earth were a sphere); he took a pendulum clock to Cayenne, French Guiana and found that it lost 2+1⁄2 minutes per day compared to its rate at Paris.
Cool that people started thinking about this so early. I would have thought 19th century.
The 17th century was the century of the Scientific Revolution!
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4:43 AM
The Scientific Revolution was a series of events that marked the emergence of modern science during the early modern period, when developments in mathematics, physics, astronomy, biology (including human anatomy) and chemistry transformed the views of society about nature. The Scientific Revolution took place in Europe in the second half of the Renaissance period, with the 1543 Nicolaus Copernicus publication De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres) often cited as its beginning. The era of the Scientific Renaissance focused to some degree on recovering the...
4:55 AM
vs The Industrial Revolution
The Industrial Revolution, sometimes divided into the First Industrial Revolution and Second Industrial Revolution, was a period of global transition of the human economy towards more widespread, efficient and stable manufacturing processes that succeeded the Agricultural Revolution. Beginning in Great Britain, the Industrial Revolution spread to continental Europe and the United States, during the period from around 1760 to about 1820–1840. This transition included going from hand production methods to machines; new chemical manufacturing and iron production processes; the increasing use of water...
One led to the other.
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8:05 AM
And in between, the Renaissance and the Reformation.
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9:35 AM
"Fourth Industrial Revolution", "4IR", or "Industry 4.0" is a buzzword and neologism describing rapid technological advancement in the 21st century. The term was popularised in 2016 by Klaus Schwab, the World Economic Forum founder and executive chairman, who says that the changes show a significant shift in industrial capitalism. A part of this phase of industrial change is the joining of technologies like artificial intelligence, gene editing, to advanced robotics that blur the lines between the physical, digital, and biological worlds. Throughout this, fundamental shifts are taking place in...
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10:51 AM
Hans Christian Hagedorn (6 March 1888 – 6 October 1971) was the creator of NPH insulin and the founder of Nordisk Insulinlaboratorium, which is known today as Novo Nordisk. == Early life and education == Hagedorn was born in Copenhagen. His father was the captain of a coaster adapted for use as a folk high school ship where sailors were aspiring sailors received training in navigation as well as other subjects. Hagedorn attended Hesselager Latin School on Funen. In 1916, he began to study medicine at the University of Copenhagen. During his studies, he worked as an assistant for Carl Juli...
Wow. He invented the first long-lasting insulin, in 1936. I never knew it was so early, just 15 years after insulin itself was first used in humans.
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12:33 PM
Диоксометилтетрагидропиримидин, торговое название Метилурацил (лат. Methyluracilum) — фармацевтическая субстанция и лекарственное средство. По заявлению производителя, препарат ускоряет процесс регенерации клеточной ткани. Метилурацил входит в состав разных мазей как дополнительное действующее вещество. Мазь, содержащая сульфадиметоксин, диоксометилтетрагидропиримидин, тримекаин и хлорамфеникол, входит в перечень жизненно необходимых и важнейших лекарственных препаратов РФ. В 1940-х годах была сформирована группа из химиков и фармакологов, а затем и клиницистов, которые занялись поиском препарата...
A compound used in a popular Russian wound-dressing ointment; unknown in the West
I used it yesterday on an inflamed wound on my temple, most likely a severely inflamed and burst folliculus (boil).
So I got curious and googled.
The other compound in the two-compound ointment is this:
Chloramphenicol is an antibiotic useful for the treatment of a number of bacterial infections. This includes use as an eye ointment to treat conjunctivitis. By mouth or by injection into a vein, it is used to treat meningitis, plague, cholera, and typhoid fever. Its use by mouth or by injection is only recommended when safer antibiotics cannot be used. Monitoring both blood levels of the medication and blood cell levels every two days is recommended during treatment. Common side effects include bone marrow suppression, nausea, and diarrhea. The bone marrow suppression may result in death. To reduce...
12:50 PM
@jlliagre It's a proper noun.
Indian festival of the day: Phool Dei Festival (Uttarakhand state)
> The term 'Dei' refers to a ceremonial pudding which is the key food in this festival that is made from jaggery. White flour and curd are also offered to everyone.
I had to look up what jaggery meant, I only could vaguely recall the word buggery but that would scarecly fit for food
Then, there's always "puke one's guts out", which I'd thought I'd mentioned since we seem to be rooting around in the dirt.
@Robusto That's what I thought too but it accepts 'dutch' and 'greek'.
1:07 PM
@jlliagre Those two have become somewhat "commonized." "You'll get in dutch with the boss if you don't shape up." "It's greek to me."
It doesn't make a whole lot of sense, but there it is.
@Robusto Okay. That sounds a little arbitrary to me. Octordle accepts swiss but not iowan. Most of the It's Greek to me or Get in Dutch with search engines found still have Greek/Dutch capitalized.
1:23 PM
@jlliagre re "That sounds a little arbitrary to me" - ask @Robusto about the NYT Spelling Bee game and their capricious dictionary.
The difficulty you're seeing with all these games is that the game makers chose a dictionary and that's it, it's set in stone. There's no updating the dictionary (that would be an editor's nightmare). We imagine there's a human we're playing with but no it's an automated process with very little human oversight past the testing phase.
@Mitch Yes! @Robusto let's start a class action lawsuit against these fools!
1:40 PM
Daily Octordle #872
Score: 67
Daily Sequence Octordle #872
Score: 58
2:00 PM
@jlliagre Or at least write a strongly worded letter!
@Robusto I think one exclamation point may be convincing enough. And an 'indeed'.
I fear I may have pushed the boundaries though.
#WhenTaken #108 (14.06.2024)

I scored 910/1000 🎉

1️⃣ 📍 2 km - 🗓️ 3 yrs - ⚡ 197 / 200
2️⃣ 📍 304.3 metres - 🗓️ 3 yrs - ⚡ 197 / 200
3️⃣ 📍 5 km - 🗓️ 14 yrs - ⚡ 173 / 200
4️⃣ 📍 2097 km - 🗓️ 3 yrs - ⚡ 146 / 200
5️⃣ 📍 7 km - 🗓️ 3 yrs - ⚡ 197 / 200

@Mitch The boundaries of decorum are evanescent and constantly in flux.
2:18 PM
#WhenTaken #108 (14.06.2024)

I scored 921/1000 🎉

1️⃣ 📍 2 km - 🗓️ 1 yrs - ⚡ 199 / 200
2️⃣ 📍 1 km - 🗓️ 3 yrs - ⚡ 197 / 200
3️⃣ 📍 31.4 metres - 🗓️ 6 yrs - ⚡ 193 / 200
4️⃣ 📍 1801 km - 🗓️ 8 yrs - ⚡ 143 / 200
5️⃣ 📍 2 km - 🗓️ 8 yrs - ⚡ 189 / 200

Wordle 1,091 5/6

@jlliagre A statistical tie ;-)
@Robusto Yes, #4 was the tricky one.
Wordle 1,091 6/6

2:34 PM
Daily Octordle #872
Score: 67
An actual tie.
3:33 PM
Wordle 1,091 3/6

Wordle 1,092 4/6

@tchrist yeah, I wouldn't pronounce it any other way. And I certainly wouldn't drink it
4:21 PM
@MetaEd That depends. If you had to walk through the Jornada del Muerto without water, and someone offered you a Coors mid-way, I think you'd drink it.
Everything is conditional.
Jornada del Muerto was the name given by the Spanish conquistadors to the Jornada del Muerto desert basin, and the almost waterless 90-mile (140 km) trail across the Jornada beginning north of Las Cruces and ending south of Socorro, New Mexico. The name translates from Spanish as "Dead Man's Journey" or "Route of the Dead Man". The trail was part of the Camino Real de Tierra Adentro which led northward from central colonial New Spain, present-day Mexico, to the farthest reaches of the viceroyalty in northern Nuevo México Province (the area around the upper valley of the Rio Grande). Spaceport...
The Camino Real de Tierra Adentro (English: Royal Road of the Interior Land), also known as the Silver Route, was a Spanish 2,560-kilometre-long (1,590 mi) road between Mexico City and San Juan Pueblo (Ohkay Owingeh), New Mexico (in the modern U.S.), that was used from 1598 to 1882. It was the northernmost of the four major "royal roads" that linked Mexico City to its major tributaries during and after the Spanish colonial era. In 2010, 55 sites and five existing UNESCO World Heritage Sites along the Mexican section of the route were collectively added to the World Heritage List, including historic...
> Inherited from Old Spanish camino, from Vulgar Latin or Late Latin cammīnus, from Gaulish; compare Portuguese caminho or French chemin.
> First attested in writing in the late 7th century in Spain.
So the safety of ourselves and our children are nothing compared to the desire of hostile, paranoid people to have ready to hand the tools of mass murder.
Curious that during Trump's administration such a progressive ban was introduced
And Clarence Thomas "wrote" the opinion.
Next question: How are they going to thread the needle absolving Trump of treason?
Daily Sequence Octordle #872
Score: 58
@jlliagre ^ Another exact tie.
We seem to be on the same wavelength today.
4:43 PM
Maybe he won't get enough votes anyway
@Robusto Yes, on est sur la même longueur d'onde :-)
I'm thinking of buying this fatbike
It's extremely heavy, made of steel - but cheap for the same reason
And the rack is welded on, so it won't break if I put some weight on it.
@jlliagre Let's see ... "One is We are on the same wavelength"?
"на одной волне"
@CowperKettle What is the weight?
4:48 PM
@Robusto I'm afraid it's about 20 kg, but maybe less
I don't know how much my own bicycle is weighting
I should check.
@CowperKettle I doubt it's less than that.
Don't you already have a lighter bike?
I have, I just checked - it's about 17 or 18 kg
With all bells and whistles
I stepped on a scale and took it in my hands
A fatbike will ride in the snow, while my bicycle won't always.
And in the mud and other kinds of rough terrain
@CowperKettle Are there hills in Yekaterinburg?
Or is it mostly flat?
@Robusto Yes, a lot, it's full of hills
Well ...
4:52 PM
Moskovskaya Gorka is near me
Moscow Hill
With green apartment blocks built by Boris Yeltsin when he was the mayor here during the USSR
He graduated from Yekaterinburg's university as a building specialist
Well, unless you are very strong and hardy, I wouldn't recommend a bike like that.
And it doesn't sound like you are.
Okay. I'll sell it afterwards. I have a friend, a plumpy woman, who has a fatbike and is constantly riding it through the winter in the nature. But hers must be an aluminium one.
I have a mountain bike that weighs about 12 kilos and it's almost too heavy for me. It certainly wears me out on long climbs.
^ aluminum frame
I'm fine with my 17 or 18 kg
Or I can buy an electric wheel for the fatbike later.
@CowperKettle Wait till you have to climb an icy hill into a strong wind.
4:56 PM
And there are local electricians who jury-rig hand-made accumulators for electric bicycles.
@Robusto Aluminium! Did you remove the I to lighten it even more.
Aluminium is a strong rocket propellant
@Robusto Yes. Nous sommes is dated and unused in informal dialogs. On est is simpler and mostly replaced it. One is sounds formal to my ears, and only has the generic undefinite meaning of on. The pronoun on might replace any personal pronoun in French. It's my preferred pronoun!
5:21 PM
@jlliagre I've heard French nationals using that non-specific pronoun a lot when speaking English. "One is inclined to just a light lunch today," etc.
Especially replacing "I" or "we", I think. So to us English speakers, "one is" sounds more formal. Just the opposite.
@jlliagre No. Americans say aluminum. So it's already lighter than the leaden "aluminium" you'll hear across the pond.
5:55 PM
> The researchers found that after taking haloperidol, participants were significantly less able to accurately ascribe mental states to the interactions depicted in the animations. birmingham.ac.uk/news/2024/…
6:46 PM
@Robusto Yes, a typical gallicism. On the opposite, people saying 'nous + conjugated verb' are often non-native-French-speakers (NNFS?)
7:46 PM
@Robusto Thankfully, the ruling does not prohibit banning bump stocks; Congress can still pass a law doing so.
> “The horrible shooting spree in Las Vegas in 2017 did not change the statutory text or its meaning,” Justice Alito wrote. “There is a simple remedy for the disparate treatment of bump stocks and machine guns. Congress can amend the law.”
I don't have much respect for Alito, but he does have a point; I don't find this ruling particularly unreasonable.
Does a bump stock let you fire at a rate similar to that of an automatic weapon? Yes. Does it create something that is an automatic weapon, according to the text of the law Congress passed? Questionable.
> The advertisement shows a shopkeeper asking a regular customer on a sweltering day if he would like to have a Coca-Cola. The customer says he has stopped drinking the beverage because it comes from "that country", without naming Israel.
> The advert continues with the shopkeeper saying the beverages company “also has factories in Palestine".
> Coca-Cola has earlier been accused of profiting from illegal Israeli settlements through its factory located in the occupied West Bank.
> The actors in the advert as well as the directors have issued public apologies for hurting people's sentiments.
This story is just incredibly weird on every possible level.
Who at Coca-Cola thought "Let's do an ad campaign weighing in on Palestine, that'll go over great"?
8:14 PM
Coca Cola is a franchise, so an in-country distributor does not mean the people sitting in Atlanta at headquarters agree necessarily. BUT it is indeed weird.
8:36 PM
The ad was weird. The apology was weird. Coca-Cola's alleged ties to Israeli settlements are weird. The use of the phrase "that country" to refer to Israel is weird.
8:51 PM
@alphabet Yeah, good luck with that.
@Robusto Canadians also say "Aluminum"
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@Mr.ShinyandNew安宇 Yeah, but they stole it from us. Like driving on the right.

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