People post all these videos that explain things, or make a political/philosophical point, and that's all fine and dandy. But video and audio presentations are slow!!! They go at their own pace, and one cannot scan them, nor read at different paces. They're more accessible in some ways, and can use multiple senses to convey, but they also require a longer stretch of full attention, and I can't tell how much I'm expected to invest.
So, I'll make you (random internet poster) a deal... post videos, and I'll consider watching them... but please also post the summary - post in text something that will intrigue me and attract me to watch the thing, to convince me that it's worth my total sense disruption to give it the full attention you want me to give it.
"I started with the most cyberpunk movie of all: Johnny Mnemonic. God, that one was awful. But after that, I buried my expectations, and I was pleasantly surprised by Hackers, The Lawnmower Man, and the TRONfilms," McNeill told Polygon. "None of them seem like masterpieces to me, but they're lovable in their own way.""
With spreeder I was quickly up to 1200 wpm. I haven't tried to calculate my normal reading speed yet. I had to get very high before I felt myself stop subvocalizing. I found the advanced settings in spreeder important.
But since it's Girl Scout cookie season, and I am in a country where there are no Girl Scouts, I am quite certain that what you really wanted to know was how many Thin Mint cookies it takes to accomplish basic tasks such as LEO. A Thin Mint clocks in at about 40 kilocalories, which is a pretty large amount of work.
To make a cup of tea to go with your Thin Mints: half a Thin Mint (236 ml of water * 78 degrees C of temperature change = 18.4 kilocalories)
To blow dry your hair for 5 minutes: 2.6 Thin Mints (1500 watts * 5 minutes = 107 kcals)
To drive your Prius 10 miles to work: 155 Thin Mints (10 miles * 50 mpg * 31,000 kilocalories per gallon)
To power your 13 inch MacBook Pro while aimlessly surfing the web for 8 hours at work: 8.6 Thin Mints (50 watts * 8 hours = 344 kcals)
To lift .4 kilograms into geostationary orbit: 838 Thin Mints (.4 kg * 9.8 m/s^2 * 35,786 km).
Why .4 kilograms and not 1? Because .4 kilograms is the weight of one box of Thin Mints, each of which contains about 28 cookies. Thus, it takes about 30 boxes of Thin Mints to lift 1 box into geostationary orbit. (Not counting fuel weight, tax, title, license, or dealer dock fee.)
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