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"But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?"

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Could you briefly sketch the players in commercial jet market? Is it just Airbus and Boeing? Does one have a competitive advantage?

blackbootz  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 21, 2017

    When is softshell season, anyway?

I don't really eat crabs so I'd be googling it anyway. I'm working on my hosting skillz -- I'll noodle on it.

So as you know, I'm pretty obsessed with my sleep. Which has gotten me into some difficulty because the new place I moved to is at the intersection of crackheads and bored children off school for the summer. I just got a fan for the white noise a while ago, which helps immensely. But the biggest help has been the blinds that are installed and the heavy drapes I hung behind them. I'm also planning on installing a small hanging shelf right outside my bedroom door near an outlet at hip-level. That's where I'll leave my phone every night before entering my room. I'll have a battery-powered analog alarm clock inside. I'm at pretty near darkness.

blackbootz  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 21, 2017

We could probably go anywhere tasty. I'm sure kb has no strong need for oh-you're-in-town-you-HAVE-to-try-this kitsch. Unless I'm wrong. kleinbl00?

blackbootz  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: A Wee Stroll

I'm of the mind that barefoot walking or barefoot simulation, with thin-soled shoes, is good for posture and back, leg, and foot health.

Thanks for confirming that Hobbits are essentially the healthiest people of all time.

Again, thanks for the post and kudos to you!

Two girls more engrossed with the air vent grate than the modern art on the walls of the San Francisco Museum of Art, 1963.

blackbootz  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: A Wee Stroll

What a great post. Thanks for "Baring Your Soles."

I occasionally go out barefoot, and will drop like a newborn calf if I walk over the smallest pebble. I tell myself in those weak moments that I'm actually a strong man but that I'm spoiled by all the shoes I've worn. And if I were to have lived like our pre-agricultural ancestors--barefoot since day one--I could walk over anything.

Do you think that's true? Do you think human feet exposed barefoot over a lifetime can become adjusted to walking normally on gravel or rocks? Or is 104 days not long enough to tell?

blackbootz  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 21, 2017

So a road trip the fourth week of September? I'll be in school but would love a visit! To bolster your big metal man-made object list, Baltimore has the B&O Railroad Museum, "birthplace of American railroading" and home to most powerful steam engine ever built. I hear it's train nerd paradise.

If you don't have a day to do that, we could get some oysters and crabs. _refugee_ any thoughts?

blackbootz  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 14, 2017

I've thought about this quote like six times since I first read it Wednesday.

Life is short. Spend it involved in the never ending and often thankless toil for improving the lot of fellow humans? Or noping the fuck out and squeezing life's lemons? That's a false dichotomy, but it predicts a lot of human behavior.

This guy is pretty amazing. Wound up watching this other lecture by him in which he rightly predicts Trump's victory, amidst much other interesting analysis.

I love his answer to the question "is there a social system that redistributes wealth fairly and promotes social cohesion?" He said, "Yea, it's called paying your taxes. And corporations and rich people aren't doing it."

blackbootz  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 31, 2017

Interesting! I, too, have a sliver of a budget for speakers and the like, but it seems so easy to do it piecemeal now that it sounds completely doable. Thanks

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