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FNET Frequency Map Gradient Display - http://fnetpublic.utk.edu/gradien...
FNET Frequency Map Gradient Display
Real time map showing how out of phase(??) the U.S. power grid is? - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Touch events on the pathfinding pages - http://simblob.blogspot.com/2014...
Grade inflation: all maple syrups get graded "A" now - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
On Seeing Like a Cat - http://www.ribbonfarm.com/2009...
On Seeing Like a Cat
About "dog people" and "cat people", and some generalizations of dog and cat behavior: - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
"Dogs populate our understanding of social dynamics: conflict, competition, dominance, slavery, mastery, belonging and otherness" - Amit Patel
"Cat references speak to individualism, play, opportunism, risk, comfort, mystery, luck and curiosity" - Amit Patel
"The successful (mostly by accident) cats spawn dog societies. That’s why, at the very top of the identity pyramids constructed by dog-beliefs, even above the prototypical Barbie/Ken abstractions, you will find cats. Cats who didn’t climb the mountain, but under whom the mountain grew. Those unsociable messed-up-perspective neurotics who are as puzzled by their position as the dogs who actually want it." - Amit Patel
Saints and Traders: The John Henry Fable Reconsidered - http://www.ribbonfarm.com/2014...
Saints and Traders: The John Henry Fable Reconsidered
Saints and Traders: The John Henry Fable Reconsidered
Different value systems, which he calls "saints" and "traders". Makes me think of Star Trek vs Star Wars. - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Pathfinding on isometric grids - http://simblob.blogspot.com/2014...
Near Miss: The Solar Superstorm of July 2012 - NASA Science - http://science.nasa.gov/science...
Near Miss: The Solar Superstorm of July 2012 - NASA Science
"If an asteroid big enough to knock modern civilization back to the 18th century appeared out of deep space and buzzed the Earth-Moon system, the near-miss would be instant worldwide headline news." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
"Two years ago, Earth experienced a close shave just as perilous, but most newspapers didn't mention it. The "impactor" was an extreme solar storm, the most powerful in as much as 150+ years." - Amit Patel
19 TAC Chapter 126, Subchapter C - http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/rules...
Starting in 2012, Texas public school students have to "demonstrate the ability to insert applets into web pages" ?? Am I reading this right? - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Woot! My page being on reddit + hackernews gave me a big traffic boost. No revenue though since I don't have ads :)
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How much are you worth in quarters? - http://www.datagenetics.com/blog...
How much are you worth in quarters?
"Imagine you are on a game show, and you’ve just won the grand prize. The prize is your own weight in coins! The host gives you ten seconds to select what kind of coin you want your prize to be measured in." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
"Obviously quarters are more valuable than dimes, but does their extra weight work against you since you since you’ll get less of them?" - Amit Patel
Lovely walk with a friend at Palo Alto Baylands. Lots of big white birds.
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Woot, I was published in Hacker Monthly http://hackermonthly.com/issue-4...
Nice! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
The comment from gggg was—interesting. - Professor A.I.
Also you've got one of the most popular posts of the past week still sitting on the front page, for you're updated interactive page. https://news.ycombinator.com/item... http://www.redblobgames.com/pathfin... - NOT THE CRICKET
Comment from gggg? I missed that. NOT THE CRICKET: yep, fun!! :) Also on reddit/r/gamedev and reddit/r/programming - Amit Patel
congrats! - imabonehead
Amit, the comment from gggg - http://theory.stanford.edu/~amitp... - NOT THE CRICKET
I thought Amit handled gggg in a very gentlemanly manner, and the red starfish-like avatar reminded me of the FriendFeed of old. - Professor A.I.
Ah, that gggg! Those kinds of comments are rare but they do happen. I try to be polite to everyone. - Amit Patel
I decided to plot the Basal Metabolic Rates from wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...)
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I drew the Harris-Benedict, Revised Harris-Benedict, and Miffler St Jeor formulas, male and female variants. - Amit Patel
Observation 1: the two Harris-Benedict formulas (thin lines) are *quite* different for men and women. The Miffler St Jeor formula has a different constant but the slope is the same. - Amit Patel
Observation 2: the old and new Harris-Benedict formulas are quite similar; they almost overlap. - Amit Patel
Observation 3: for the getting the same number of calories (eating minus exercise), women will weigh a *lot* more than men. 40 lb if you believe Miffler St Jeor and up to 70 lb if you believe Harris-Benedict. - Amit Patel
This screenshot doesn't take into account the effects of age or height; I might build an interactive version that lets me put those in. - Amit Patel
Ok, I implemented the diagrams and they were far less interesting than I hoped, and probably a waste of time. But I got some answers to my questions. If using the Miffler St Jeor formulas: (1) each +5 cal eaten daily translates to +1 lb (!unbelievable!); (2) each year you get +1 lb heavier, if calories stay fixed; (3) each year if you want your weight to stay steady you need to adjust diet/exercise -5 cal/day. - Amit Patel
I'm mostly staring at this in disbelief. Did I do the calculations wrong? Or is all you have to do to lose 1lb to eat FIVE CALORIES less (every day)? - Amit Patel
I think that might be right, it's 1-3 days fasting. And I know, from second hand experience, that sustained fasting can cut about 30lbs in 2-3 weeks, (~1.5lb/day, in the first week it's possible to see closer to ~2lb/day). On a yearly basis though, that 1lb will most likely be obscured by water variance. - NOT THE CRICKET
It's interesting that Mifflin is pretty much just a simplified combined average of male and female Harris-Benedict, but has a significant bias on height. - NOT THE CRICKET
When Work Becomes A Haven From Stress At Home : Shots - Health News : NPR - http://www.npr.org/blogs...
When Work Becomes A Haven From Stress At Home : Shots - Health News : NPR
I love this song and want to buy it on iTunes or Amazon … but nope. Not available. That'll teach me to buy music! - Amit Patel
Amused that on “Chuck Versus the Wedding Planner”, the cake is a lie
;) I love that episode. - NOT THE CRICKET
If liquid starts at the top of some porous... - Maths and Science blog- matthen - http://blog.matthen.com/post...
If liquid starts at the top of some porous... - Maths and Science blog- matthen
Visitors to our yard: Oregon Junco, Oak Titmouse, Lesser Goldfinch(?), Black-Capped Chickadee, White-Breasted Nuthatch
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Madrone tree I saw while hiking at Almaden Quicksilver (for the first time)
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New Introduction to A* page - http://simblob.blogspot.com/2014...
The Last Line Effect - http://www.viva64.com/en...
The Last Line Effect
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"I have studied numbers of errors caused by using the Copy-Paste method and can assure you that programmers most often tend to make mistakes in the last fragment of a homogeneous code block. I have never seen this phenomenon described in books on programming, so I decided to write about it myself. I called it the "last line effect"." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Laws Railroad Museum in Bishop, CA
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Polar vortex weather: Mid-July will be as cool as mid-September in East and Midwest. - http://www.slate.com/blogs...
Polar vortex weather: Mid-July will be as cool as mid-September in East and Midwest.
Polar vortex weather: Mid-July will be as cool as mid-September in East and Midwest.
"Remember the polar vortex? Weather so cold that boiling water froze in midair? Well buckle up, America. We’re getting another dose of polar air next week, and just in time for what is normally the hottest week of the year." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
O please god let it be true. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
So, I know we stole everyone's "extra" heat for a mild winter and glorious spring, I was just hoping we'd have given it back by now >__> - Jennifer Dittrich
I was hoping to escape the heat by going to Seattle next week, but they're forecast for 90s all next week :( - Amit Patel
Dijkstra's Algorithm and reprioritizing nodes - http://simblob.blogspot.com/2014...
"Your TiVo experience just got better!"
Woot! I wonder if this is the Haxe update. Todd Kulick would know. - Amit Patel
CDC Media Statement on Newly Discovered Smallpox Samples | Media Statement | CDC Online Newsroom | CDC - http://www.cdc.gov/media...
CDC Media Statement on Newly Discovered Smallpox Samples | Media Statement | CDC Online Newsroom | CDC
"On July 1, 2014, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) notified the appropriate regulatory agency, the Division of Select Agents and Toxins (DSAT) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), that employees discovered vials labeled ”variola,” commonly known as smallpox, in an unused portion of a storage room in a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) laboratory located on the NIH Bethesda campus." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Laws Railroad Museum in Bishop, CA - great scenery in the surrounding mountains too
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Nice ass! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
:-) - Amit Patel
Vodafone reveals existence of secret wires that allow state surveillance | Business | The Guardian - http://www.theguardian.com/busines...
Vodafone reveals existence of secret wires that allow state surveillance | Business | The Guardian
"Wires allow agencies to listen to or record live conversations, in what privacy campaigners are calling a 'nightmare scenario'" - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
4 EU countries prohibited or blocked publication of any aggregate interception data (Hungary, Romania, Malta and Ireland). In the same group as Qatar, S. Africa or Turkey..... - Nils Sandin
Laws Railroad Museum in Bishop, CA. Mostly non-railroady stuff. Prince Albert in a can.
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