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Jeremy Cherfas

2022-03-15

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I find it strange, and deeply ironic, that a year on, an otherwise fine article still boasts an obviously doctored photograph of NI Vavilov. Seriously, who thought that was a good idea? See Nikolai Vavilov as he never was: A true scientist does not deserve a fake photo.

Jeremy Cherfas

2021-12-09

On Wikipedia

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John Naughton's online diary contains a good piece on Wikipedia.

Me: “So you’ve found a glaring error on a subject you know about?”

Critic: “Yes. Elementary mistake”.

Me: “So why haven’t you corrected it?”

Critic: Flustered (sometimes), irritated (often), defensive (much too busy)

But there's another aspect to this, which is the wiki-zealots, who are all-too-ready to block the Critic who does have expertise on a topic precisely because they are not members of the Wikitribe.

Eventually, those people give up and keep their expertise to themselves, doing Wikipedia and the world a disservice.. Well, Wikipedia is doing itself a disservice, but let's not quibble.

Jeremy Cherfas

2021-10-01

International Coffee Day

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It's , the whole point of which is promotion, right? So here's a link to all previous episodes of Eat This Podcast on coffee https://www.eatthispodcast.com/coffee/

 

Jeremy Cherfas

2021-09-09

1 min read

Correctly attired for editing next weeks episode with @dianaegarvin on some fascinating aspects of coffee history. 
Wearing a T-shirt from tazza d’oro

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The horror, the horror

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Dirty keyboard with key caps removed.


21 months worth of filth. 

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Jeremy Cherfas

2021-05-18

Higher blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids from prescription fish oil showed no effect on CV events

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Bummer! Or maybe not. Hard to say.

Higher blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids from prescription fish oil showed no effect on CV events

"Fish oils increase the risk of atrial fibrillation substantially, and there is no solid evidence that they help the heart in any way ... It's a sad story for cardiology."

Jeremy Cherfas

2021-05-15

Pockets!

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I made some trousers with unusual pockets, and I think they’re good.

On Trouser Pockets

I came to this via John Naughton's website (he doesn't say how he got there), and I have no idea who Sam Bleckley is, but in re-thinking the trouser pocket he has done something rather wonderful, maybe even genius.

I'd buy a pair in a flash.

Jeremy Cherfas

2021-02-04

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Everybody and their dog has suddenly recognised Substack and its ilk, which is not unexpected. But I particularly liked what Robin Sloan had to say in a recent newsletter of his:

The rush will come, the rush will go. We’ll still be here.

Maybe its because I am older and slower, but I feel this more and more these days. Fads come, fads go, and some things endure. That suits me just fine, even if some of those enduring things are only a couple of decades old.

Jeremy Cherfas

2020-11-08

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This is odd. The previous two posts have failed to post to m.b and I have no great expectation that this one will get through either. @help