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Jeremy Cherfas

This deserves mention. An industry-funded study that doesn't entirely find what the industry would like. Whole grain oat flakes reduce blood glucose and insulin responses, but thin or instant oats do not. Funded by PepsiCo, owner of Quaker Oats.

https://www.foodpolitics.com/2021/02/industry-funded-study-of-the-week-a-rare-exception-to-the-rule/

Jeremy Cherfas

TIL “people believed an ice cream named “Frosh” was creamier than an ice cream called “Frish”. Makes me wonder whether whiff might be a better name than Cornish Sole.

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Jeremy Cherfas

Replied to a post on ruk.ca :

Peter Rukavina asks: "What category of Judaism would you self-identify with?"

And I can think only of Jonathan Miller's "Jew ... ish", which appears to be a line from the original Beyond the Fringe.

Jeremy Cherfas

"[T]he University of Plymouth has found that managing the density of crab and lobster pots ... increases the quality of catch, benefits the marine environment and makes the industry more sustainable in the long term." Great. Now, how to export the catch.

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-02/uop-mca021221.php

Jeremy Cherfas

It has been both salutary and disappointing to go back to original material from the late sixties, early seventies and 1994 and realise that we have basically squandered the gift of the Green Revolution. Not that tomorrow's episode is pessimistic or anything.

Jeremy Cherfas

Thanks for the link to the video. I've done a few workflows and, like Ton, had some difficulty really understanding how they work, so I am going to find time for this. I don't think Automators.fm has ever done an episode on Alfred; I wish they would.

Jeremy Cherfas

2021-02-04

1 min read

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

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. Clarke's Third Law.

This morning, sitting outside a cafe that was actually closed because of the lockdown here, Syncthing made a believer of me.

Jeremy Cherfas

Replied to a post on ruk.ca :

I enjoyed, if that's the right word, giving blood and then plasma regularly in the UK. Since moving to Italy, I have tried a couple of times to donate, but they won't have me, on the grounds that I lived in the UK during BSE. I know I shouldn't, but I take it personally.

Jeremy Cherfas

I rant often about podcast web pages that hide their audio behind layers of obfuscation. It makes trialling an episode in huffduffer.com impossible. But ones I subscribe to, like @5x15stories, that can't even supply a decent feed are beyond my understanding.