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ButterflyEffect  ·  2 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Why Does Pepperoni Curl?

Why does pepperoni curl? To get swole, nerds.

ButterflyEffect  ·  2 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Why Does Pepperoni Curl?

Serious Eats pomposity is always worth a share, I think. Pepperoni curl is important!

ButterflyEffect  ·  3 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Cryptocurrency Crash Is Replaying 2008 as Absurdly as Possible

What do you mean by “artificial bets”? I’m a bit lost with that mortgage bets.

Side note by tying back to the stocks conversation and Wendy’s for that matter - it looks like a lot of large CPG companies and energy companies aren’t really eating shit. Or not nearly as much as everyone else. Looking at Chevron, PepsiCo, Keurig Dr Pepper, Nestle, Danone, Unilever...etc. Maybe a few % difference YTD, which pales in comparison. Interesting given the margin situations and logistics challenges in that realm.

ButterflyEffect  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 11, 2022

Yeah, might have to just put it as a notification and maybe reach out to the local library and some Facebook groups (crazy that that might be the best bet).

What if I told you that there was, finally, a 2nd edition of Ultramathon published and you can pick it up for less than $20 (less tax and shipping) from the publisher?


UPDATE: I found one of the books I'm looking for, Four Million Footsteps, through a one-person publishing company out of the UK. How fitting. The single 1st edition copy available on Amazon is $250, so you should consider the $80 for a 1st edition of Ultramarathon to be a bargain!

ButterflyEffect  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 11, 2022

Yes. I follow him on Strava and it’s been amazing seeing the daily progress he’s been making. I also just finished the classic book, Ultramarathon by James Shapiro and am now trying to track down a couple of rare, out of print books from two South African runners from the 70s (or so). Any tips for finding rare, niche books? Nothing on eBay, ThriftBooks, Amazon, or other small retailers I’ve looked at so far!

ButterflyEffect  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Untrained Passenger Lands Airplane

Was this the passenger?

ButterflyEffect  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Elon Musk says he would reverse Twitter's permanent Trump ban

"trump sues desantis"

ButterflyEffect  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 11, 2022

The weather has finally beaten me down. Too warm to be snowing below like 5k feet, what snow we are getting is heavy and wet and generally bad for skiing, and the rain means no rock climbing, more wet running, and temps generally haven't broken out of the 50s yet. Feels like we've had 7 months of fall at this point with a couple of weeks of winter sprinkled in. The good news is, our snow-water equivalent is through the fucking roof compared to historic median, so hopefully that will work in our favor in the summer!

Outside of that, thinking about a convergence. Still trying to figure out when, how, and what to do about a possible long-travel trip. By which I mean, the PCT, or maybe the CDT, or going West to East (or East to West) across America. There's a lot of allure in that to me.

ButterflyEffect  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Elon Musk says he would reverse Twitter's permanent Trump ban

what if they kissed on twitter

ButterflyEffect  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What's up with tech stocks?

I saw the first Rivian of my life about a week ago when I was in Bellevue, because of course that was in Bellevue. So, stocks are eating shit, we're no longer rewarding the perception of money-making (which, I mean, is it a perception when everyone has known that Uber and ilk have either never made a profit, or have only made a profit through accounting tricks)? And there's a lot of instability in the world, and interest rates are going up again to make it harder to make money, but if the market finally corrects to what was supposed to happen in 2008. I don't even know what that could look like, outside of something very, very bad for the general population whom received none of the benefits of 2008 - current financial policy.

ButterflyEffect  ·  11 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 4, 2022

This is an appropriate Hubski idea and can be the next installment of #writebetterdammit

I'm sure it will be fine. It's not like UN projections for population growth in India and Pakistan aren't calling for 120 million people and 40 million people, respectively, by 2030. Which totally won't make the strain on water resources for people, crops, and livestock that much worse.