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TIL about OpenAPS [Open Artificial Pancreatic System Project]. A fascinating take on owning medical data related to ones’ sugar levels and automating insulin intake for folks with Type1Diabetes. I never knew managing T1D was so complicated until I read Graham Jenson’s post. My uncle had a close call recently with super low sugar levels. Can’t…

The interesting hydrodynamics of big ships

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Bookmarked The bank effect and the big boat blocking the Suez (

Lataire wrote his dissertation on a similar phenomenon as a ship passes close to a bank: the bank effect. The water speeds up, the pressure drops, the stern pulls into the bank and, particularly in shallow water, the bow gets pushed away. Stern one way, bow the other. A boat that had been steaming is suddenly spinning. It’s a well-identified phenomenon; in 2009 Ghent University’s Shallow Water Knowledge Centre put together a whole conference about it. Clever pilots on the Elbe, according to Lataire, will use it to shoot around a bend.

However: the more water a ship displaces, the stronger the effect. And the closer the side of the hull is to the shore, the stronger the effect. The bigger the ship, the faster the bow shoots away from the bank.

A fascinating article that outlines what might have triggered the ‘Ever Given’ to get stuck in the Suez canal.

DNA, RNA, Vaccines and Humans

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Over the last few days, I’ve been meandering through Bert’s webpage and a few other sites – Such a treasure trove of information on the C-19 vaccine and biology/technology in general. No seriously, dive into these links for some great layman(ish) explanation of DNA, RNA, Vaccines and what not! Reverse Engineering the source code of…

Linux and Bash 101

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Bookmarked Effective Linux & Bash for Data Scientists by Guy SmoilovskyGuy Smoilovsky (DAGsHub Blog)

Tips, tricks, and convenient bottom-up explanations on Linux & terminals for data scientists or other techies.

This is a terrific intro to all things linux and the terminal. Something I wish I’d come across when I was learning the ropes several years ago. I’d almost forgotten about alias!  

Bookmark:Is There Awareness Behind Vegetative States?

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That day when we’re able to distinguish that line, I’d wish we’d figured this all out way back in 2000. It still bothers me that we weren’t able to figure out what was going on in that mind and if at all there was a communication happening… Bookmark: Is There Awareness Behind Vegetative States? Imagine…