Comment on The Civic Went on an Diet

The Civic Went A Diet with a serious weight reduction https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiZm7Ucm3JQ I think you can take off the back doors and replace them with lightweight panels. This made me think, I wonder what would happen if you could buy a “barebones car”, like “barebones computer”? No interior, no heater or AC, then add components as
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Comment on Kaoru GreenEmerald – The Whole History of the Earth and Life

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQ4CUw9RcuA Kaoru GreenEmerald – The Whole History of the Earth and Life 【Finished Edition】 As far as I can tell, this is an artistic interpretation of things you have read, thought about, and imagined. There are no links to source materials, data, models, groups, or calibrations. Yet, all the things mentioned, or hinted at, are
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Google’s calculators and unit conversion groups not working together towards common goals

Would like to be able to increase decimals, force display in scientific notation, and have versions of the calculator for different problems. “One size fits all” might work for a dozen people, but for billions, never. I would like to be able to open the calculator directly and have it remember my preferences, save types
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Comment on Downwind Faster Than the Wind by Veritasium, How Does it Work?

Downwind Faster Than the Wind by Veritasium: How Does it Work? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkhBskovitQ A good quantitative simulation does not need words, and the process of design is more efficient, not maintaining an inaccurate word model alongside the simulation. The words will always be ambiguous, but the model can be calibrated and fit to measurements from the
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Comment on making rubies in a microwave oven

How To Make Ruby in a Microwave at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcdRQmQcHQ It looks like the aluminum wire is burning (oxidizing) to aluminum oxide, and melting some of the close mixture. If you use coarse grained aluminum powder, and mix with the oxides, it might work longer and more uniformly. The melting point of aluminum oxide is 2072
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Fall of Civilizations should be Changes of Civilizations – video comment

8. The Sumerians – Fall of the First Cities https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2lJUOv0hLA I would call it “Changes in Civilizations” and give a global context. Heard and saw many things I will try to remember. I especially appreciate the narrative on global climate change and sea level rise as a historical force. It made me wonder if the
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Sanskrit, Tamil, Sumerian, Hangul – grammars, literacy, the Internet

Clif, I am looking at the origins of Sumeria. The language is similar to Tamil, and the roots of the early languages include Sanskrit. An Indian grammarian named Panini studied and formalized a grammar notation for Sanskrit in a way that is considered to be an early context free grammar.  The reliance on “string rewriting
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Spinal cord injury – global coordination and support system needed

ShahinaJoly, I read these and I am very sorry that this has happened to someone in your family. My younger brother broke his neck at C1-C2 many years ago and was quadriplegic, on a respirator, constantly sick with pneumonia, until he died a year and a half after his accident. It was one of the
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Emoji languages – symbols and communication

Emily, Humans and animals with eyes are pretty good at quickly identifying things seen in the past.  It is a basic survival skill.  “Identify the person”, “Identify the weapon”, “Identify the ripe fruit”. So when training populations for basic survival, you probably have to go back to “Identify and classify quickly” – if you value
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