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Jeremy Cherfas

Replied to a post on ruk.ca :

Never having had to deal with prescriptions and refilling them in the same way, I thought I had it bad, needing to send a fax to cancel my account with my internet service provider! This reminds me of a movie where the entire plot hinges on a fax that fell behind the machine and so was never seen. Not that I can remember the movie.

There surely has to be a better way.

Jeremy Cherfas

Currently reading: The Screaming Sky by Charles Foster



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Jeremy Cherfas

Currently reading: The Arrest by Jonathan Lethem, ISBN: 9780062938787

Jeremy Cherfas

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

Fun to see @racheleats photo of Bonci Pizza illustrating this article, although that seems to me as far from ordinary pizza al taglio as that is from Mr Go’s pizza vendining machine.

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2021/may/07/dough-to-go-romes-first-pizza-vending-machine-gets-mixe...

Jeremy Cherfas

If I were a winemaker in Salento, I think I'd support change to ensure that I wasn't cutting myself off from customers.

Jeremy Parzen with some rival etymologies for Negroamaro grapes and why, whichever one is "true" it might be wise to rethink.

https://dobianchi.com/2021/05/05/negroamaro-racial-slur-racist/

Jeremy Cherfas

Jeremy Cherfas

USDA says there were about 2,019,000 farms in the US in 2020. But how many were actually farms in the usual sense of the word, growing food for sale as their primary business. I'm sure @rosenblawg said something about this recently, but I can't now find it. Help, please.