I agree that people should learn to protect themselves against pseudoscience, especially medical quackery. But before you ask "How is this supposed to work?" it might be even more worthwhile to ask "Does this even work?"
Without evidence of an effect, a mechanism is worthless.
Of course I am going to resurrect my podcast episode about Celebrating Passover and Easter. Maybe a bit late for tonight's seder, but plenty of time for a little didactic baking next week.
I really enjoy using #loopback from @RogueAmoeba for more complex things, but I cannot seem to fathom the simplest thing. If I'm on a straightforward Zoom call using an outboard mic though a USB mixer, how can I get my mic into my headphones with zero latency?
As noted in the latest Eat This Newsletter, the new Plant Humanities Lab website is absolutely terrific, and would be even better with some sort of feed of new items. How about it, @DumbartonOaks ?
I'm not mad keen on subscription services myself, though I do pay for a few because they keep on delivering. Another twist to the story, though: when an app I am happy to pay offers a discount on a new version that my OS won't be able to handle until I get a new machine.
Fine episode of Gravy from @southfoodways, all about horchata. A little disappointed that @rachellaudan didn't bring English barley water into the story. Or if she did, that they cut it.
That was a couple of hours well spent, fixing up the PESOS from Instagram to here, via Bibliogram. Of course, it shouldn't have taken nearly that long, but I had to go slowly. And I haven't tested it from the cron job yet, only locally.
Today was a very appropriate day to learn about Grace Murray Hopper in my ongoing attempt to become a better dilettante programmer.
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.