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El tubo del dentífrico nunca se termina, tiende asintóticamente a cero

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@klardotsh Old video on the subject, which very well demonstrates the kind of loads you can suspend from a sailboat rig (those bags are full of water, several hundred litres I would guess).

Also demonstrates a clever trick to get a tall mast under a low bridge 🙃

youtube.com/watch?v=kiv0fxFcV3

so. many. galaxies.

OK, we all know there are so many of them. but to see directly with our eyes that outside the local milky way stars we see just galaxies in every direction blows one's mind.
money would be well spent even if its only contribution were to add a bit of "cosmic awareness" to our everyday life.

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Me looking in the bathroom mirror first thing in the morning

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“There was a time when academia was society’s refuge for the eccentric, brilliant, and impractical. No longer. It is now the domain of professional self-marketers. As for the eccentric, brilliant, and impractical: it would seem society now has no place for them at all.”

― David Graeber

[from The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy, 2015]

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Seawater-soaked footage of Capucine alone at sea aboard Tara Tari, en route to the Canary Islands.

(Turn the sound down – the song's awful.)

youtube.com/watch?v=_NyqZ54kgg

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Private beach.

The whole peninsula is private, but that doesn't stop me from swimming over there and looking at their flotsam.

Droplets from the underwater case, but I kinda like them here.

#Beach #Sardinia #CruisingLife

Incredibilmente, l'antenna è a circa 15m da terra. Quando l'anno scorso ho preso il kit della Spiderbeam non pensavo che ci avrei messo un anno ad arrivare a questo punto. Progetto davvero lungo e molto faticoso. E pericoloso in certe fasi. Ora manca solo connettere il rotore, e via.

Temperature ultimo mese nel Campidano a metà strada fra Cagliari e Oristano, aperta campagna e schermo solare semipro, installato su terreno erboso esposto al maestrale. T massima raggiunta: 40.7C. In 18 giorni su 30 massime oltre i 35C. 28/30 oltre i 30C. Per fortuna le minime sotto i 20C 25/30 mantengono accettabili le temperature in casa.

...and the telescopic mast is finally vertical! now rotor cage, mast and the spiderbeam.

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My favorite book: The Starship And The Canoe (1978) by Kenneth Brower — a dual biography of renowned astro-physicist Freeman Dyson and his son, George, who lived then in an illegal tree-house 95 feet above Burrard Inlet, Vancouver and built large baidarkas (kayaks) he paddled to Alaska.

Central to Brower’s and George Dyson’s story: he Mount Fairweather, a 48-foot, six-person baidarka possibly the largest of its type ever conceived, built by Dyson in Vancouver when he was just 21 years old.

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Son of physicist Freeman Dyson, George dropped out of high school to moved to the Pacific Northwest. Now 68, George Dyson still builds kayaks but he's also a respected science historian (Turing's Cathedral, 2012, and Analogia: The Entangled Destinies of Nature, Human Beings and Machines, 2020)

[via @vimeo]
vimeo.com/124182572

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dopo 0.7m3 di calcestruzzo impastati col betonbimbi il plinto sembra pronto... mo' aspettiamo il disarmo prima di festeggiare.

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I have a new album out today. It is all computer-processed guitar that loops and cycles.

And it's out on a great small (micro) label from the UK, Hard Return.

hardreturn.bandcamp.com/album/

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Kiana Weltzien sails a 48 year old, 40-foot, epoxy plywood Wharram catamaran, Mara Noka, alone and more recently with a crew of two other women — Women and the Wind:

womenandthewind.com/women.

A couple of years ago she sailed her somewhat ‘agricultural’ vessel — e.g. a deck house roofed with corrugated tin — solo across the Atlantic from the Canary Islands to the Caribbean and shot an atmospheric if raw 26-minute film on her iPhone.

youtube.com/watch?v=zCBjAQ5FUg

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