Month: March 2021

  • Listen

    A friend of mine (hi Gregg) shared with me this remarkable interview with someone who can hear music through his finger tips. The Oscar-nominated film The Sound of Metal (the best of the year frankly) has several scenes in which the director really tried to convey what it is like to be going deaf. Both […]

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    Lots of shipping stories this week including stories about the ever stuck Ever Given. The World Shipping Council reports that at least 2,980 containers fell off cargo ships in the Pacific since November including one hapless crew that lost 1,800 in one storm. In Toronto, one wandering beaver brought the rush hour subways to a […]

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    After reviewing whaling logs from the 19th century, a study suggests that sperm whales taught each other how to avoid sail-powered whaling ships by swimming upwind To celebrate the arrival of a Van Gogh at their museum, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art shared the story of how a grasshopper carcass came to be embedded in […]

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    In yet another sign that we’re in a crypto-currency bubble, a jpg file (also known as a non-fungible token) by the artist Beeple was sold to a crypto-investor for $69 million in a crypto-currency called Ether. Susan Rice, the incoming director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, moved into her office in the West […]

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    TEPCO, operators of the flawed Fukushima nuclear power plant, announced that they finished removing all fuel rods from a second reactor. They hope to clean up the remaining two by 20231. Sakae Kato stayed behind in the Fukushima contaminated quarantine zone and spends $7,000 a month feeding the abandoned cats and wild boar. The publisher […]

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