“The Brit was Tom Parker Bowles, the son of Camilla, (now) duchess of Cornwall. Parker Bowles, a prominent food writer, was on a research trip for his book, The Year of Eating Dangerously: A Global Adventure in Search of Culinary Extremes. He got what he wanted, and he loved his first bite. Then it started to hurt. Then came the tears. Bowles would dedicate two pages in his book to describing the misery the Prince’s extra-hot chicken put him through. “The only thing willing me on is pure, pig-headed pride,” Bowles wrote. “Each mouthful becomes more and more painful and numbing until I’m uncertain as to whether I’m swallowing my saliva or just dribbling it out of my mouth.””
Hard to believe Band of Brothers is 15 years old. Such an amazing series, and the best thing HBO has ever put out (and that says a lot). I try to watch once a year sometime around Memorial Day. Amazing men.
“These lenses could be used for seeing and viewing previously ‘invisible’ structures, including engineered nano-structures and biological micro-structures as well as, potentially, native germs and viruses,” he said.”
“User research finds that tightly integrated services with a wide-ranging set of convenient features, accessed through a simple and unified design, are the reason Chinese users use WeChat so much. They do so mainly through traditional GUI interactions, not a “conversational user interface,” despite the hype.”
WeChat’s integration with the browser is what seems to keep it King in Chinese Chat apps.
Convention of the States is starting to gain some real traction. Would be amazing to see the states attempt to take back power from DC. If they could get the 3/4ths vote on some issues it would be something pretty much unheard of. -E
Audi A4, Kia Sorento, Lexus RX 350, Subaru Legacy, Toyota Highlander, Volvo XC90, Honda Odyssey, Toyota Sequoia and Mercedes-Benz GL scored an overall death rate of zero for the years examined by the study.
“But a study by health economists at Harvard, M.I.T., Columbia and the University of Chicago showed that heart attack survival gains from patients selecting better hospitals were half as large as those from breakthrough technologies.”
I am venturing into a new project, and I am going to use this space to keep up with it. I found a great list of books - some of which I have read, others I have not - that “helped shape America.” I think this list appealed to me because of the breadth of types of books on it. At first glance, I saw everything from poetry (Leaves of Grass - Whitman) to classic Sci-Fi (Dune- Herbert) and tons of classics stuck in the middle that I have wanted to read for awhile.
So I have decided to take this list and cram it into my “To Read” list on Wunderlist and roll a random 1-65 dice (via Random.org) to see what book I get from the list and then read it in its entirety and report back here when I am done with each read. I don’t know if I will write full reviews on the books or just my interpretation of and why it probably did or did not shape the America of today in any way. We shall see what I come up with.
So onto book one:
which has determined (no Whammys, no Whammys) my first read to be: