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Recovering scientist who enjoys music, but is woefully untalented. I therefore like for others to scratch that itch.

Also former dead-beat bike racer, current commuter winning the Cat 6 races.

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Interesting. I wonder what mechanisms compensate within the snakes own bodies to resist circulatory arrest.

mechanosm  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: What keeps you fit, Hubski?

20-mile daily commute on my bike and weekend long rides are conspiring to make me fit as hell, but pretty one-dimensional in the fitness arena. I need to do some other activities, especially with my upper body. The only pumping my arms do is when I inflate my tires.

mechanosm  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Bolton to announce 2016 plans

I like that in our great country a war criminal who has served his time in jail can be rehabilitated and go on to run for high public office. Wait... what? He wasn't imprisoned?! Oh, I see. Well then....

mechanosm  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Auto-antonym

Cool post. ;)

This was an interesting, anonymous comment on the blog:

    In all fairness to Jesse Fox, the task of re-creating the THX sound is a standard homework assignment here at Stanford's CCRMA (Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics) in an introductory course entitled "Fundamentals of Computer-Generated Sound" ( ). Every year, twenty or so students attempt to re-create the sound using (currently) LISP and Common Lisp Music. Jesse's homework is now gaining far more notoriety than he ever dreamed or ever deserved.

I wonder how many students succeed.

It will be interesting to see the reaction when actual enforcement and fines start happening.

Pretty excited that this is about to arrive in my mailbox:

Lightning Bolt - Fantasy Empire

mechanosm  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: CLUBSKI

I serve on my city's bicycle advisory committee--a kind of active-transportation, citizen-expert advisory group to the mayor and council. We don't do all that much because the city is not developing very much currently. I'm hoping that will change with the economic upturn and we'll have a positive impact on the new infrastructure. Still, we host local family bike rides and other, smaller-scale stuff. It's good, but I would like to be doing more.

So this means we could have coyote-dog hybrids, like the coyker spaniel, borzoyote, coyoodle, shar-pei-yote, etc.

Edit: apparently doneski!

Pretty hilarious comeback to this. Thanks for the link!

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