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Experts

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The ability to do something well comes from a number of factors. The two big categories we often reference are talent and skill. Talent being a natural affinity for a particular subject. Skill being practice at doing it. Skill is, IMHO, by far the most important. At least among humans. Experience is how we measure and evaluate expertise. Someone with a "knack" for anatomy isn't going to top a medical doctor with 15 years of training. And it's why we... Read More

Camera

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This is one of the cameras I use for motion capture. That's where I write. My dog. Some posters. Clearly I'm not living in style... But it shows how hi-tech this device is. It's an infrared camera, depth sensor, visual light camera, accelerometer, gyroscope, microphone, etc. I chain 2 cameras together and stitch the results. This is because when I move around, such as turning sideways, the camera can't see the other side because my own body is blocking it.... Read More

Booze

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Wine Coolers, Zima, Hard Lemonade, Hard Seltzer. You can plot when each generation reached drinking age and was having trouble with the transition. In addition, here is my recent test of absinthe. Had a flashback. I was looking for something to watch on Netflix/Hulu/Prime/Whatever while I ate breakfast. There's a documentary on Absinthe. 2010. I saw it on Prime. It's French, subtitled, bad picture quality. Probably most people know a lot of the history of the drink at this point.... Read More

Total Recall

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I never saw Total Recall. The 1990 film starring Schwarzenegger. It's odd, I had seen nearly every Schwartzy action or comedy movie of the 80s and 90s. Something turned me off about it and it became a self-perpetuating thing. Watching it finally, it is a not terrible popcorn flick of late-80s feel. It had been outrageously expensive at the time, but like all movies of that era, there were scenes where you could see the plywood. What today would take... Read More

Salem Witch Trials

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Cancel Culture, Social Justice Warriors, Safe Spaces, Political Correctness, and everyone gets a trophy--except you. I've never much enjoyed any of the above because they seem disingenuous and directly in opposition to their stated goals. But they've taken on a fever pitch and intensity lately. Quite accidentally, I was stumbling around the internet and came upon the Salem Witch Trials. And holy fuck all that stuff is in lockstep with how the current outrage runs. The Salem Trials may have... Read More