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Youtube is trying to scare me away. 30 second commercial for netflix before every episode of .... 
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https://medium.com/matter/your-cough-might-kill-this-baby-368c8c6d0a26

An article that points at the white elephant in the room. "Most of the children coming in with whooping cough had been vaccinated!" 

THE VILLAINS were not the anti vaxxers. I will still avoid the anti-vaxxers, but there is great discomfort in the numbers coming out for both measles and pertussis. That discomfort is people blaming the antivaccine movement, when they should have been looking in the mirror. 

I have difficulty remembering to get my hair cut. Remembering to get a whooping cough booster every 10 years? 

Short of squads entering every office building and offering boosters to everyone, I don't know how to make the vaccination booster effort better. Most people do not want to pass on a disease like this. Most people would also rather spend $4 getting a latte than spending 30 minutes getting a vaccination at a Walgreens. That 30 minutes can easily become an hour or even 2. 
Thought measles was bad? Meeting whooping cough: highly contagious, especially fatal to infants, and making a comeback.
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Jaunting into the realm of counterpoint reality. Hidden in the irrational are glimpses of the real. 

"I get drunk on jealousy" 

The antithesis is not what your want. 
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$130,000 paper shredder was not an under the counter paper shredder. There are many levels of paper shredding. There was a time I had to shred everything I used at work. The shreds were tiny. Shredded both ways. I would not doubt that the shredder was $15k back then.  There is a project out there that attempts to crowd source the unshredding of documents with quarter inch shreds. They do a remarkable job. Those quarter inch shreds were thought to be secure once upon a time. Then they took over the American Embassy in Iran and they managed to piece together a lot of documents in all their spare time. Maybe, maybe you could take the output of the shredder I was required to use, scan them and put them back together. I doubt it. The pieces didn't have whole pixels left on them. I believe that the contents of the shredder were then combusted at an external facility. 

Getting into debates about Macintoshes is always a bad idea. I couldn't get myself to buy a $6k mac pro, but if you were in the business and making money doing what mac pros did best, the $6k was a drop in the bucket. The Hackintosh is awesome, but if you aren't quite willing to take the steps, it doesn't take many hours to add up to $6k. 

There has been a $5 all you can text option on phones for a very long time. $0.20 is not overkill. $0.20 can be downright cheap for someone who sends less that $5/0.2 texts per month. I still fall somewhere close to the category, but I now am unlimited anyway. 

There are always 2 sides the value equation. The $1000 HDMI cable is the real winner of this list. Digital makes the transmission of the information less sensitive to the quality of the cable. 
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It is always amazing to me how cleanly these boards break. One of the most dispiriting moments of my life was watching a demonstration at a festival and seeing up close the boards being broken. My assumptions based on how I use boards in projects was orthogonally incorrect. Cut the boards in these videos 90 degrees to what they were and suddenly it becomes almost impossible to even break 1 board thickness. 
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It is always amazing to me how cleanly these boards break. One of the most dispiriting moments of my life was watching a demonstration at a festival and seeing up close the boards being broken. My assumptions based on how I use boards in projects was orthogonally incorrect. Cut the boards in these videos 90 degrees to what they were and suddenly it becomes almost impossible to even break 1 board thickness. 
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That these products make it to market is a testament to two things.

1. Yes Men get hired better than NO men. 
2. It is easy to overlook the flaws when you are deep in design. 
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I watched a guy I respect by $50k speakers and then wax on about the nuances he could hear in the music. I have  4k monitor. I love it. I can have so many more things on the screen. I can see so much more of a spreadsheet. I have to be careful when I share screens though. My 4k monitor image does not show up on a 1080p monitor well. 

I was in the process of finding a decent set of blue tooth headphones for my kid and myself. The important pieces of the puzzle there are "not get tangled with the computer", "isolate sounds coming in from other people and accidentally going back to them through the microphone", "Be able to hear the people on skype over background noise". 
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Binomial Infinities -- I swear that it is possible to take an on/off switch and get to infinity. It doesn't as many of them as you would think. 

Except that they would number infinity.
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A friend of mine suggested that XBoxes and Play Stations were a waste of time and money. 

I replied, "My wife agrees with you, she also thinks a mocha breve from the local coffee stand is a waste".

"DON'T be trashing my coffee!!" was her reply. 
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http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2015/03/science-doubters/achenbach-text

So much he gets right. Then Climate Change enters the picture. We doubt science because science teaches us to doubt. The default position of scientist IS doubt. You doubt your theories. You attempt to disprove them. If you fail to disprove them, you try to disprove them harder. It is the difference between failing to disprove and prove that is the difference between and scientist and a faker. It is small. It is huge. 

I believe in Global Warming. In the recent past, my house was covered by 1000m of ice. Currently there is no ice, except for the occasional snow storm. It is definitely warmer now than it was in the recent past. 

As to the 1.5F increase over the last century I can only suggest that the author and anyone else wishing to disprove their beliefs download the BEST data from Mueller's website. I recommend looking at each of the sets. It is a fascinating thing. This is the raw data they say they are compiling. I thought cool. I can plot all the data then. I carefully perused the file formats. The format description says it can handle data for any day of the year. Not one of the file sets you can download has the daily data. It is all monthly data. TAVE, TMIN, TMAX. 

Averages scare me. They have fooled me too many times into believing things that aren't there. When experts tell me theirs are good and not subject to the vagaries of averages, I fret. The vagaries do not disappear because there is an expert watching over them. The vagaries are always there. If you are an expert in averages, you fret over the vagaries. Uncertainty in your data does not bread confidence though. You must be certain of your story and stick with it. 

Uncertainty though is the essence of science. 
We live in an age when all manner of scientific knowledge--from climate change to vaccinations--faces furious opposition. Some even have doubts about the moon landing.
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