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Love Someone As They Are

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“Go and love someone exactly as they are. And then watch how quickly they transform into the greatest, truest version of themselves. When one feels seen and appreciated in their own essence, one is instantly empowered.”
– Wes Angelozzi

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emdot
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Selfishness, Greed and Apathy

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“I used to think the top global environmental problems were biodiversity loss, ecosystem collapse and climate change. I thought with 30 years of good science we could address those problems, but I was wrong.

The top environmental problems are selfishness, greed and apathy – and to deal with these we need a spiritual and cultural transformation and we scientists don’t know how to do that.”

Gus Speth

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Most People Don’t Know How Bikes Work

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How do you steer a bike? You turn the handlebars to the left to go left, correct? Actually, you don’t: you turn the handlebars to the right to go left…at least at first. And also? Bikes don’t even need riders to remain upright…they are designed to steer themselves.

If you’d like to play around with your own bicycle geometries, try this web app for analyzing bicycle dynamics.

Tags: cycling   physics   science   video
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emdot
49 days ago
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super interesting!
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Work Schedule

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61 days ago
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helpful instructions
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Where the Rich Use Public Transportation…

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I ran across this quote while reading about what makes Tokyo work as a city:

A developed country is not a place where the poor have cars. It’s where the rich use public transportation.

It’s a great quote and the piece attributes it to the former mayor of Bogotá, Colombia, Gustavo Petro. But he never said it (even though the vast majority of the results on Google say he did). The original quote (from 2012) is from another former mayor of Bogotá, Enrique Peñalosa, and it reads:

Una ciudad avanzada no es en la que los pobres pueden moverse en carro, sino una en la que incluso los ricos utilizan el transporte público.

That roughly translates in English to:

An advanced city is not one where the poor can get around by car, but one where even the rich use public transportation.

Peñalosa, who made public transportation a central issue during his two terms as mayor, provided his own English translation in a 2013 TEDTalk:

An advanced city is not one where even the poor use cars, but rather one where even the rich use public transport.

I’m not sure if Peñalosa ever actually said the exact quote at the top of the post. The misattribution to Petro seems to stem from a tweet that went viral in 2012, an episode that foreshadowed how easily pithy information spreads on social media but also how difficult it is to correct misinformation once it’s out there. I expect this post to do almost nothing to change that, but one must tilt at one’s windmills.

Tags: Enrique Penalosa   Gustavo Petro
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62 days ago
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"A developed country is not a place where the poor have cars. It’s where the rich use public transportation."
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kbrint
56 days ago
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As only The Onion can...

https://www.theonion.com/report-98-percent-of-u-s-commuters-favor-public-trans-1819565837

Mindbending Lego Sculpture

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Ok you’re going to have to trust me and just watch this — telling you anything else would spoil it. I’ve seen it a couple of times and I am still not 100% convinced how he does it or if it’s actually CGI or something. Solid objects should not behave like this? (thx, john)

Tags: Legos   video
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