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May 13, 2020

Helpful Hints from joeeze: Screaming makes you stronger

Ever wonder how come shot putters and discus, javelin, and hammer throwers emit howlingly loud screams and yells as they launch their implements?

It's because doing so helps get every bit of power and force out of their bodies behind their efforts.

Long ago I noticed that when I've failed to open a jar using what I thought was all my strength, doing so one more time along with a frighteningly loud scream invariably does the trick.

You can too!

Bonus: it's annoying as hell to everyone within earshot.

May 13, 2020 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

Full extension provides maximum sun exposure

May 13, 2020 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Today at Apple* (*at home)

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I happened on this Apple website

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featuring videos

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from Apple's experts/geniuses

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on how to do any number of things better.

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Free, the way we like it.

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Fair warning: there goes the day — which nowadays is a feature, not a bug.

May 13, 2020 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Rembrandt's "The Night Watch" in super high-resolution

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From the Verge:

A new high-resolution scan of The Night Watch lets you zoom in close enough to see all its small details: brushstrokes, small cracks around the eyes and noses, and the facial expressions of every figure.

The Night Watch was painted in 1642 by Rembrandt van Rijn.

The painting is famous for many reasons, including its large size — 11.91 feet x 14.34 feet — and use of light and shadow to emphasize figures in the work.

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This new scan was published by the imaging team at the Rijksmuseum, a national Dutch museum based in Amsterdam.

The release of the high-resolution image is part of a research and conservation initiative to conserve Rembrandt's piece.

This is not the first time the painting has been brought online in high resolution, but this version stands out because of better color, lighting, and shadow detail.

Google Arts & Culture also has an image of the painting — however, as Rijksmuseum senior scientist Rob Erdmann notes on Twitter, the Rijksmuseum's version has "25 times more data" and truer color compared to Google's version.

The actual painting is on display at the Rijksmuseum.

May 13, 2020 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

What is it?

Try again

Answer here this time tomorrow.

Hint: smaller than a bread box.

Another: inedible.

May 13, 2020 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

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