Friday, 25 August 2017

Space smells?

A most interesting thing I heard today. Listening to astronaut Dan Barry at SingularitySummit and he tells us that when an airlock that was open to space, opens and admits air, and you enter it you smell something acrid and metallic. Who'd have thought space smelled? 

 
 
 

Monday, 7 August 2017

How to chop large blocks of wood

If a block of wood is too large to chop, turn the axe upside-down and let the weight of the wood itself split itself. 

1. Chop the piece. 

2. Turn axe and wood upside-down and bring wood down on axe, rather than the other way round.

Just discovered Nassim Nicholas Taleb

" One should never do anything without skin in the game. If you give advice, you need to be exposed to losses from it." https://e...