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  • Chris shared from a Personal Document
    The old 24-line limit still applies. Although screen size and resolution have changed, nothing has changed in human cognition since the 1960s.
    Note: 24 lines n the termminal when coding
  • Chris shared from The Story of English: How the English Language Conquered the World by Philip Gooden
    Similarly related pairs are ‘wish’ and ‘want’ (OE wyscan, ON vanta); ‘sick’ and ‘ill’ (OE seoc, ON illr); ‘rear’ and ‘raise’ (OE rœran, ON reisa).
    Note: We have two words: sick and ill. One is derived from Norse and the other from Old English.
  • Chris shared from Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple's Greatest Products by Leander Kahney
    ‘Steve walked in and looked at all the models,’ Satzger recalled. ‘He took the yellow one, picked it up and placed it in the corner of the room, turned round and said, “It looks like piss. I don’t like yellow.”
    Note: on choosing colours for the imac
  • Chris shared from The Great Cholesterol Con: The Truth About What Really Causes Heart Disease and How to Avoid It by Malcom Kendrick
    •  If you are a woman, no matter what your level of risk, statins will not increase your life expectancy by one day. Deaths from cardiovascular disease reduced; deaths from other causes increased. •  If you are a man without heart disease, statins will not increase your life expectancy by one day.
    Note: on statins (again)…
  • Chris shared from The Great Cholesterol Con: The Truth About What Really Causes Heart Disease and How to Avoid It by Malcom Kendrick
    However, at this stage I think it’s worth pulling two or three facts together again: Fact one: Statins do not reduce overall mortality in women. Fact two: Statins do not reduce overall mortality in men without heart disease. Fact three: Statins do not, therefore, reduce overall morality in > 95% of the adult population.
    Note: On statins...
  • Chris shared from A Day in the Life of a Minimalist by Joshua Fields Millburn
    Music is a special art form. It’s different than movies or television or even books. Music is created to be consumed more than once, absorbed over time, shaping itself to your conscious after many listens. Movies and books are generally created to be consumed once (maybe twice), not repeatedly. That’s why I advocate getting rid of old movies and old books.
    Note: Music retention vs Movie retention
  • Chris shared from A Day in the Life of a Minimalist by Joshua Fields Millburn
    You see, sometimes we want a specific outcome, not knowing why we desire that outcome.
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Chris Pinnock
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