Saturday, July 11, 2015

3 by 3 inch Post-It notes

A collection of small, useful things (links):
Did I miss anything? Leave it in the comments, please. Have a good weekend.

16 comments:

  1. I wonder if 'Geeky Girl Engineer' has found any 'uninhibited Greek islands.' That is still one of my favorite recently found phrases (and I saw it in this very blog!)

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    1. I would recommend Lesbos (lots of nice pictures, please)

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  2. CJ, in Germany the saying "it's not what you know, but who you know" is twice as relevant as it is here. If you don't have a prominent professor who is willing to stick up for you, then you might as well go to the Arbeitsamt. There are more words for "insiderism" in German than there are in English.

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  3. I've used a flea in my reactions before, but never a worm...

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    1. This is all perfectly legal as long as the product is called "mezcal".
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mezcal

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    2. Usually "mescal." More appropriately it would be "mess-cal."

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    3. ...the illegality comes after its consumption.

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    4. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

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    5. Not really comments/pics I'd like to host.

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    6. My apologies - I thought they passed the "objectionable" test.

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    7. No problem, it's not like I have rules listed somewhere.

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  4. re: Detroit skills gap -

    Successful IT applicants will not be reimbursed for relocation, however, they will be equipped with a small Chinese-manufactured calculator and an Etch-A-Sketch.

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    1. I guess they're finally getting serious about building Robocop.

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    2. Housing is cheap and plentiful. You have your choice of abandoned properties to squat in. Home security not provided.

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  5. The earthworm item reminded me of this anecdote about the effect of tobacco juice on crystalline forms in E. Bright Wilson's "An Introduction to Scientific Research".

    https://books.google.com/books?id=HObuWOgaSjcC&pg=PA128&lpg=PA128&dq=e+bright+wilson+tobacco+juice&source=bl&ots=PedXBYoSBc&sig=9fH3OUouXw8EP_mGjUht_WexkJg&hl=en&sa=X&ei=P2ChVZjwH4LBgwTc9ZfABA&ved=0CCYQ6AEwAw

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  6. I suppose you could take just about anything used in Chinese Medicine and get it to catalyse any reaction. It would just be a matter of finding the combination.
    At the least, their catalyst source and preparation was presented in the paper!

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