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December 1, 2020

Can you read me? 'Your page... has an average grade level of about 8'

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More: "It should be easily understood by 13 to 14 year olds."

I am so money.

From the Readability website:

Did you know that the average American adult reads at a 7th to 9th grade level?

Keeping your content within that range is a great way to maximize your readership, and our readability tool is here to help.

It doesn't matter what you're saying if no one can comprehend it.

13-14 2:2

1.5 syllables/word works for me: I hope it works for you.

December 1, 2020 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Netflix: Still cheap at twice the price

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When I first joined Netflix I couldn't believe how little it cost.

Years later, after an occasional $1/month price increase, I haven't changed my thinking.

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I mean, when last I actually journeyed to a movie theater — I think it was to see "Blade Runner 2049" in 2017 — a ticket cost $15.

December 1, 2020 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

How does Earth move around the Milky Way?

I happened on this wonderful video which visualizes the plane of our solar system as it intersects that of our galaxy.

December 1, 2020 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Coming Attractions: Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana

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It's an upcoming biopic directed by Pablo Larraín.

I'll see it for sure; I think Stewart is one of the very finest actors in the world.

Even horrible movies become watchable with her in the lead.

Most recently "Underwater."

Larraín previously directed the way underrated "Jackie," which starred Natalie Portman as Jackie O.

From the Guardian: "The [Diana biopic]... is set at Sandringham over three days during the Christmas period in the early 90s, when Diana is said to have realised her marriage was over."

More: "Larraín has spoken of the film as an anti-fairytale, saying: 'When someone decides not to be the queen, and says, I'd rather go and be myself, it's a big, big decision, a fairytale upside down. I've always been very surprised by that and thought it must have been very hard to do. That is the heart of the movie.'"

"It's one of the saddest stories to exist ever," said Stewart, discussing her preparations for the role, "and I don't want to just play Diana — I want to know her implicitly."

The actor added that she was finding mastering the accent "intimidating as all hell."

December 1, 2020 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Bulb Light

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"Battery-operated light with a warm glow."

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$8.75.

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

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