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Assorted Links 5/28/10





One Track Mind






Richard Feynman on The Mirror, from the BBC TV series 'Fun to Imagine' (1983)






New Definition of Crazy: 120,000-Foot Supersonic Free Fall




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Posted May 28, 2010 07:17 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBacks (0)


Assorted Links 5/24/10





Radley Balko Discusses SWAT Teams and Police Militarization on Russia Today







"Our government is the worst loan shark in history."






Name that Tune II





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Posted May 24, 2010 07:37 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Low Flow Showerheads

Low flow showerheads (low-flo, low-flow) are an inexpensive way to save water.

It's not just low flow, it's the law. In 1995, the National Energy Policy Act mandated the use of toilets that use no more than 1.6 gallons of water per flush. Since then, low-flow plumbing fixtures including toilets, faucet aerators and showerheads have been developed that save substantial amounts of water compared to conventional fixtures while providing the same utility.
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Conventional faucet aerators don't compensate for changes in inlet pressure, so the greater the water pressure, the more water you use. New technology compensates for pressure and provides the same flow regardless of pressure. Aerators are also available that allow water to be turned off at the aerator itself. Showerheads use similar aerator technology and multiple flow settings to save water.

Low Flow Plumbing Fixtures, from ToolBase

Numerous models are available, but one that we use and like is the Ultra Saver Showerhead (manufactured by Whedon Products model USB3C), which can be purchased for less than $10 at most hardware stores.

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Posted May 23, 2010 11:07 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

New food blog added - Heat & Knives

We've added a blog to our Good Eats blog roll - Heat & Knives. Here's a bit about the proprietor:

My name is David Niemann, and I do the cooking here. The food is well-seasoned, but everyone has different tastes, so salt & pepper are allowed on the table.

I’m a line cook working in New York City, currently doing Italian food. In the past I’ve done Mediterranean, French, and Swedish. I was planning to go to culinary school, but since the majority of the people I talked to, including culinary school graduates, basically said it’s not worth it, I decided to save my 10 months and $30,000. Instead of going to school, I’m learning as much as I can on the job, reading books, and cooking at home.

Cooking is easy. Simple. You don’t need school for it. Anyone can do it, you just need to learn the feel.

Heat & Knives

Posted May 21, 2010 11:17 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Food Blogs   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 5/20/10





Richard Feynman on Seeing Things, from the BBC TV series 'Fun to Imagine' (1983)






Narcoleptic Cat




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Posted May 20, 2010 05:27 PM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 5/16/10





Noted Bear Bob Janjuah Sighted on Bloomberg






Duke Ellington: Take The "A" Train






The 4 chord song....s




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Posted May 16, 2010 11:57 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 5/12/10




Richard Feynman on Big Numbers and Stuff, from the BBC TV series 'Fun to Imagine' (1983)








Theatrical Bookstores






Sisters on the fly




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Posted May 12, 2010 07:27 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 5/8/10




"How Russians play the balalaika these days."








How to Resist the Federal Government?






Things Economists Should Stay Away From, Fire Safety Edition…




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Posted May 8, 2010 07:57 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)

Assorted Links 5/4/10





Advice to the Tea Party from John Samples, author of 'The Struggle to Limit Government'






Richard Feynman on Ways of Thinking (1), from the BBC TV series 'Fun to Imagine' (1983)








The Thought Experiment






Mississippi Fred McDowell




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Posted May 4, 2010 08:47 AM  ·  Permalink   ·  Caught Our Eye   ·  Comments (0)   ·  TrackBack (0)