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October 17, 2020

Helpful Hints from joeeze: Joy is the new Drano

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From reader Tatiana comes the following tip on clearing a clog. 

Not one word has been omitted.

A way that requires patience but doesn't eat away your pipes is to use a bottle of dish soap.

Squeeze it all in, and LEAVE IT ALONE for at least an hour (more time is better).

The stuff will sink to the clog and both "grease" it through and break up anything greasy that was clogging it up in the first place.

Especially good to know for toilets, which tend to be extra dangerous for Drano use.

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Bonus: If Tatania's hack doesn't work, you can have one of those sudsy raves right in your kitchen or bathroom.

Everybody in!

Caption for the photo up top:

When that annoying person starts showing off pictures of their kids, tell them you'd like to show a picture of your "Pride and Joy" and whip this out.

October 17, 2020 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

Machine learning vs. traditional video compression using vastly less bandwidth

YouTube caption: "New AI breakthroughs in NVIDIA Maxine, cloud-native video streaming AI SDK, slash bandwidth use while making it possible to reanimate faces, correct gaze, and animate characters for immersive and engaging meetings."

More here.

[via Benedict Evans]

October 17, 2020 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

On limits as a spur to clearer thinking

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Twitter's 280 character limit seems generous now after years of 140 max.

Then there's Hacker News, which allows 80 characters for submission titles (below).

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Tell you what, I've done a lot of brain compression trying to fit complex ideas and long study titles into that few characters.

It's a wonderful exercise in creative thinking and focus.

October 17, 2020 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Human hair

Use

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Robert Vierthaler's photo took 12th place in Nikon's 46th annual Small World photomicrography competition.

[via the Guardian]

October 17, 2020 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Moku Light Towel

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Oh! The colors!

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42" L x 12.5" W.

$45.

October 17, 2020 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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