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Microsub bridge

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jcherfas
170 days ago
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Bring it on, if I understand even half of this, I want it.
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The Food Size Cycle

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There's data suggesting that this model may apply to deep-dish/thin-crust pizza. I've designed a thorough multi-year study to investigate this personally, but funding organizations keep denying my grant requests.
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jcherfas
217 days ago
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Candies too.
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expatpaul
217 days ago
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If I recall correctly, the film Super Size Me made the point that burger chains' (obviously -- he was talking about McDonalds) products are all so similar that quantity is really the only thing they can compete on.
Belgium
Covarr
218 days ago
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McDonald's understood the appeal of having multiple sizes of Big Mac, leading to the inception of the Grand Mac and the Mac Jr. Then they got rid of them because they were popular and McDonald's is trying to flatline their business.
Moses Lake, WA
benzado
217 days ago
Is "flatline" mean something about simplifying a product line or supply chain, or are you just saying they are trying to shoot themselves in the foot?
Covarr
217 days ago
The latter. It was meant to be sarcasm; I don't literally think they are making bad decisions on purpose, but they've been losing marketshare for years now and ruining perfectly solid comeback opportunities like that.
benzado
217 days ago
Gotcha. I just thought there was a chance you might be dropping cool new (to me) terminology. :-)
alt_text_bot
218 days ago
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There's data suggesting that this model may apply to deep-dish/thin-crust pizza. I've designed a thorough multi-year study to investigate this personally, but funding organizations keep denying my grant requests.

Eclipse Science

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I was thinking of observing stars to verify Einstein's theory of relativity again, but I gotta say, that thing is looking pretty solid at this point.
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jcherfas
364 days ago
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SciComm 101
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DrGaellon
364 days ago
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Holy shit, look at the sky.
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JayM
365 days ago
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Ha!
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jefron
365 days ago
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Holy shit look at the sky
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alt_text_bot
365 days ago
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I was thinking of observing stars to verify Einstein's theory of relativity again, but I gotta say, that thing is looking pretty solid at this point.

Randy Newman Avenges a Murdered Bluesman on “Dark Matter”

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Lauretta Charlton on Randy Newman’s new album, “Dark Matter.”
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jcherfas
366 days ago
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Must read, must listen
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A Year Of Listening Desperately: 10 Classical Albums That Saved 2016

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Soprano Barbara Hannigan shines in let me tell you by Hans Abrahamsen.

The contentious presidential election colored the listening habits of NPR's classical producer.

(Image credit: Elmer de Haas)

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Folk Alley's 10 Favorite Albums Of 2016

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The self-titled album from case/lang/veirs, composed of Neko Case, k.d. lang and Laura Veirs, is one of Folk Alley

Folk Alley's Elena See and Linda Fahey share their takes on the best Americana, roots and folk records of the year.

(Image credit: Courtesy of the artist)

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