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In a way they were never really stopped.

After this crash, I read how an anonymous tobacco spokesperson said what he saw was two packs of Marlboro smashing into each other.

The article mentions that Philip Morris has continued to sponsor Ferrari with $100 m/year and from what I've heard they get a veto on which other sponsor decals gets on the car. Maurizio Arrivabene who was their team principal before this season came directly from a VP position at Marlboro.

I wonder what the demographics of F1 fans looks like these days. From what I've heard TV ratings has been sloping downwards for a long time now since moving the live streams to premium channels in many countries, and I wonder if they are gaining any fans in the younger segments. Most of the time it's not an exciting sport to watch, the playing field is hilariously uneven, and everyone involved has been trying to milk as much money out of each other for a long time now.

johan  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Traditional Finnish Log House Building

I’ve spent the last five summers working on restoring a house with a similar construction to the one in the video (but much bigger) alongside professional carpenters using traditional methods. Since they are usually stretched pretty thin, sometimes I’ve been helping out when someone is missing. One time I helped out peeling and shaping a log with the axe. My hands have never hurt as much as they did the next day, so many blisters. I think the gloves make it worse since your hands get sweaty. The video was really interesting, I’ve put in flooring and insulated with sawdust in the same way as they do in the video, with some variation. Around where we put the iron stove we opted for a more fireproof insulation and instead of dried moss between the logs we used flax fibers.

johan  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Tunneling into your local bank

A Burglar's Guide To The City by Geoff Manaugh had a chapter on tunnel burglaries, my favorite was the Burrowing Burglars that tunneled into a bank vault in Hollywood and escaped with $2 million and escaped through the sewers on quadrunners.

My cynical side wants to say that you will tend to ignore or down-play what could hurt the bottom line of your company, even if your business is in the field of fighting climate change.

Can't wait for the egg to turn out to be racist and start selling us celery water.

Wrench: thrown. Not surprising at all, since the deal contained a huge "fuck you" that explicitly states that the Left Party will be excluded from political influence for the next four years, while they still need their votes (or rather, to abstain from using them) to pass the deal in parliament. Also, the contents of the deal itself is a hard pill to swallow for the Left: reduced collective bargaining rights, market rates for renters and tax cuts for home owners, tripled tax deduction for maid services, reduced public-access rights to the coast and forests etc. My hunch is that the Social Democrats might have went along with this expecting the Left to force the liberals to re-negotiate for the fourth and final vote, but man, it's a high-stakes game they're playing.

johan  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: One day, a mighty oak.

Disclaimer: I only know this works for European cold-temperate oaks. The Quercus genus has hundreds of species with Mexico having the most species.

I don’t have any direct experience sprouting acorns, but you might have just gotten a dud or, depending on the species, you need to put it in the fridge for a while to mimick the cold period it would experience in nature to wake it from hibernation. Bonus tip for growing your mighty oak a little bit faster: plant it together with a nurse tree of a faster growing species so it gets some competition for light, as well as a bit of protection from the wind. Around here birch or larch are commonly planted together with oak like this, the nurse tree gets removed after a couple of years. This also reduces the risk of multiple trunks, if that’s something you want to avoid.

johan  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Weekly Photo Challenge: Minimalism

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Pathar Masjid in Srinagar, Kashmir.

johan  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 10, 2018

When I get the time this weekend I'm gonna wax poetically in your inbox about the planning project course I'm taking now. I also want to pick your brain a bit!

johan  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 10, 2018

Checking in late, but I've been missing hubski a lot lately. Been busy though, which is good. Autumn is here, and the cold mornings feels amazing after a freakishly hot summer.

I also recently moved to a new place. It feels like a fresh start, but familiar at the same time, since its in the same neighbourhood as when I first moved here.

Sorry for missing the weekly photo challenge! Please keep tagging me, psychoticmilkman!

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