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OK, now I want to try boiling water with my Vitamix.

As an added bonus, after 11.5 minutes of listening to a Vitamix on high, you won't need that cup of coffee to wake up.


I know! Holy shit, I did not know that you could boil water purely by means of subjecting it to the motion induced by a blender.

Update: from the sound of things, it's the action of the blades and the friction induced by their interaction with the water[1], rather than the swirling motion of the water itself, which sounded kind of ridiculous.

[1] http://frozendrink.com/vitamix/household.html


There's blade-water friction as well as water-water friction. The link you provided does not quantify their relative contributions. [edit: Actually, I'm not even sure how much blade-water friction there is, due to the boundary layer effect.]

There is also heating from cavitation bubbles collapsing in the water. If you look up cavitation heaters you will find a wacky rabbit hole with unsubstantiated claims about achieving heating efficiencies over unity. However, apparently there are some industrial processes that benefit from cavitation heating by getting even liquid heating and avoiding heating elements that can develop scaling. More info: http://hydrodynamics.com/cavitation-technology/scale-free-he...


Do you not make hot soup with it already ?

We make hot porridge in ours too.

As for the noise - someone is on that http://www.whisperblend.com/


MobileOrg on iOS is unusable. I got it working, however you cannot edit or add to your org files from your phone. You can only view them. That makes the app useless in my book.


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Here is someone who bicycled every road in San Francisco. All tracked with GPS. http://rideallofsf.tumblr.com/

And someone who walked all of Berkeley, CA back in 2007. https://walkingberkeley.wordpress.com/


Strava.com will generate a heat map of all the roads you've walked (or biked) on. There is even a club that seeks to "Ride Every Road" of their local town.



> Strava.com will generate a heat map of all the roads you've walked (or biked) on.

Warning - I think this is a premium-only feature.


Dmoz nearly died in 2006...



I wouldn't call it #winning. Did Edmund Hillary "win" because he climbed Everest first?

I think the misunderstanding of Perl is based in the "There is more than one way to do it" philosophy. A corollary to that motto could be "There is no right way to do it." Using that corollary, no matter what Perl code you look at the correctness is in the eye of the beholder.

Even looking at your own code a year later, you'll ask yourself "why did I do it that way?" This is because the Perl syntax and choice of modules is so deep and varied that you cannot help but continuously evolve your style.

It takes real world trial and error of writing and reading Perl code to build your own style and get a handle on what good, readable Perl code should be... for you.

Haters are going to hate, but Perl programmers know the power and aren't going to it give up. Winning isn't everything. Getting there first? Well, that just means you should respect your elders. :)


Which would explain why Erdos might be confounded by the answer. He was an expert at numbers, not psychology.

Proofs are built with an adversarial mind set. Always assuming the worst possible case and proving that a theorem holds in all conditions. The "hand of god" (or in this case the game show host) doesn't move to make theorems easier to prove. That isn't the universe works!


I think you're seeing a couple different effects here.

1. The data is reported from a many varieties of GPS devices and phones. So the data is noisy. Some singles tracks will be very noisy, to the point of being fiction.

2. Not all of these tracks are on the road. If you click between bike/run/both you'll see the bike rides are more correlated with roads and the runs seem to have more "off roading."

3. some of those paths are sidewalks and pedestrian bridges and underpasses.


Have a look in GuangZhou it is definitely the China GPS skew crap.

The major routes are offset north and west of the actual roads: i.e. People are not really running/riding through lakes and rivers ;)


So they killed Google Reader (and RSS with it) for nothing?


Ooph, twist the knife a little more. I'm still mad about Reader's death. At least Feedly has mostly replicated the simple interface and quick scanning of Reader.



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