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Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

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Without spoiling anything, we just watched the latest episode of Shameless and I have to tell you all: Mythbusters busted the myth that the ending moment works that way.

2/2/2021 12:19 am | |
Tags: tv, science

Kid goes on a tear in a neighborhood

Saw a reddit post titled "This absolute little bastard" and I opened it, expecting it to be somewhat humorous of someone losing their mind. What I instead saw was a heartbreaking video of a kid acting out and rebelling. A kid who was clearly mistreated and possibly abused, leaving him to act like this in an effort to establish control and authority and power in a life where he likely feels powerless and has to act out this way. Just awful and heartbreaking.

Originally I was going to share the link here, but I decided not to because this is a kid. This is a kid who needs help, not to be on display for the Internet mob to go after and judge or laugh at.

Tokyo WILL host the Olympics (reuters.com)

It's a less troubling thing now that the vaccines have begun to roll out, but it is still hard to believe we will see the Olympics this year. If it happens, I will be very excited at the prospect of working from home and watching day-long broadcasts.

2/2/2021 10:42 am | |
Tags: covid 19, olympics

Jeopardy announces future guest hosts (jeopardy.com)

Among the names is Dr. Oz. To say I am disappointed is an understatement.

2/2/2021 5:57 pm | |
Tags: television

Pete Buttigieg confirmed, becomes America's first out Cabinet member (lgbtqnation.com)

2/2/2021 6:36 pm | |
Tags: us politics, gay rights, lgbtq

The inverse of 'Occam's Razor' comes from the field of medicine, 'Hickam's dictum' (en.wikipedia.org)

Hickam's dictum is a counterargument to the use of Occam's razor in the medical profession. While Occam's razor suggests that the simplest explanation is the most likely, implying in medicine that diagnosticians should assume a single cause for multiple symptoms, one form of Hickam's dictum states: "A man can have as many diseases as he damn well pleases." The principle is attributed to John Hickam, MD.

2/2/2021 6:37 pm | |
Tags: philosophy, aphorism

Just had my best round of Geoguessr ever. 24,216 (out of 25,000) points. No googling or searching, just spent a fair bit of time clicking through the maps. Definitely got lucky that none of them were rural middle of nowhere locations.

2/2/2021 10:59 pm | |
Tags: geography, geoguessr, games

Email from Jeff Bezos to employees about his stepping down as CEO later this year (aboutamazon.com)

I don't know of another company with an invention track record as good as Amazon's, and I believe we are at our most inventive right now. I hope you are as proud of our inventiveness as I am. I think you should be.

Alright, settle down Jeff. I think you might be a little overstepping here.

2/2/2021 11:51 pm | |
Tags: business, amazon

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