Called Christian inventions By itself World in Peril The OriginMission Scientific Findings of the 46th72nd Reconnaissance Suadron how the fountain pen was invented is not very important But this little propaganda vignette illustrates the corruption of reality by political ideology Tens of millions of people over the past several years since this project really got goingave Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor's Story had implanted in their brains the delusional idea that Islam or for that matter any culture other than the Westad a great deal to do with modern science Is this the worst thing ever I suppose not but it s just another example of the rank stupidity of the present Indulging fantasies about the past is no way to make the future flourishLet s switch focus to a different oppressed group airline passengers Since Miodownik is on an airline flight in economy class Fondamentaux de la Natation (les) Technique et Entrainement Initiation Perfect he notes several times in passing the various accompanying discomforts chief among them awful service He discusses the tea and coffeee is offered by a flight attendant who looked at me with a combination of boredom and impatience Bingo I ve been flying for thirty years now and I never cease to be amazed at Capitalism Without Capital how the abysmal service of flight attendants every year manages to plumb new depths But why is thisBad service meaning incompetent rude or nonexistent is a different complaint from the general discomfort of flying where we are all subjected to security theater and are packed into ever smaller seats with ever fewer amenities That is a function of cost and the simple fact is that most people demand incompatible ends they want the cheapest possible flights and they then complain when they are offered the cheapest possible way of getting them somewhere Moreover the airlines due to the power of big data and algorithmsave the upper Code Name Princess SEAL and Code Name hand able for the first time in many decades to consistently extract profits aidedugely by the failure of US regulators to forbid anti competitive consolidation by slicing and dicing the pricing of flights and amenities But that is not why service by flight attendants is badFlight attendants today do almost no actual work They provide nearly zero service even on the longest flights We can all attest to this or at least economy class flyers can I was on a fourteen Hitler's Army Soldiers Nazis and War in the Third Reich hour flight last year and a fewours after takeoff small bottles of water were offered When I declined I was admonished in no uncertain terms that the offer would not be repeated so I Yoshikawa Eiji Hito to sekai had better take it the tone made clear I was not to ask later either When yesterday I flew on a threeour flight the four economy class flight attendants relaxed reading books and using iPads in the very back of the plane except for one in first class and drew a thick opaue curtain between themselves and the passengers so they would not be bothered They only appeared in the aisles twice once to throw crackers at us and once right before landing to flog credit cards to a captive audienceOh sure there are occasional excellent flight attendants who go above and beyond the unbelievably minimal service reuirements set by the airlines My family uietThe Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking had one on a flight five or six years ago Not since then though And the exception proves the rule Supposedly Southwest flight attendants are better though in my limited experience they don t actually provide service they re just somewhat pleasantThe natural evolution of this would be toave fewer flight attendants From the airlines perspective a lot of money could be saved by not paying people to do nothing But FAA regulations 14 CFR 121391 reuire a set number of flight attendants and the reuired number of flight attendants L'Estampe Japonaise has not changed since 1965 The FAA s theory is that flight attendants are there for the passengers safety From the FAA s perspective this is true But from the perspective of both the airlines and the passengers it is not true since flight attendantsave always Samantha An American Girl The American Girls CollectionBoxed Set had the dual independent roles of service and safety In practice the former role is vastly important given that safety incidents in which flight attendants are relevant are vanishingly fewIf anyone s safety is important to attendants it is theirs witness their rage in 2013 when their unionowled down the FAA s desire to allow short pocketknives on flights again and then in 2017 demanded and got a federal law forbidding the FAA from ever permitting such a thing openly celebrating their victory over the infamous knife lobby Heaven forbid that flight attendants take any risk no matter ow small when the costs can instead be pushed off onto passengers And on the very few times I ve seen a call button pressed in the past ten years the barely restrained anger of the flight attendant at being summoned like a servant by someone she regards as a peon when she finally shows up is always a sight to behold Along similar lines on most flights the fasten seat belts sign is on for seventy or percent of the flight not for safety reasons but to discourage movement that might inconvenience the attendants and also to limit possible liability for the "AIRLINES IN THE VERY UNLIKELY EVENT OF ENOUGH UNEXPECTED "in the very unlikely event of enough unexpected to injure unsecured passengers Twenty
Years Ago The Normago the norm to turn off the sign during the middle phase of ascent It certainly suits flight attendants auteur to claim their primary role is safety But in a free economic system now that on any flight less than five Christ All in All hours there is essentially zero service the airlines given they cannot trim the number of attendants would instead reuire them to provide service so as to achieve customer satisfaction But they don t Why As far as I can tell this is largely a function of unions and also of anti discrimination lawsThe unionas to exercise its power in some way It can t negotiate on keeping its members jobs because they aren t under any threat They could negotiate on pay but as with most unions that is not their primary goal or at least it does not appear to be Their primary goal seems to be to allow flight attendants to choose flight assignments based on seniority This means that the most elderly and widest grim battleaxes serve on the plum long Neophytes of the Stone haul flights where service would be most necessary but where the attendants can instead run their eBay stores from the back of the plane while relaxing something Iave personally witnessedIn a brief search I uickly turned up a 2016 Washington Post article which describes what else the unions are now doing for their members The flight attendants union The Essential Neurosurgery Companion has been pushing for some time now for federal legislation that would reuire airlines to give them the same minimum 10ours rest between flights that pilots must receive Yup really Now those who serve us coffee and tea rarely and badly need rest Their rationale Since Sept 11 we became the last line of defense in aviation security said Sara Nelson a United Airlines flight attendant who became international president of The Association of Flight Attendants CWA AFL CIO in June 2014 Flight attendants Pour les nerveux : Le traitement simple et efficace du docteur Vittoz handle threats and security threats all the time that many passengers don t even know about Sure they do Right after they finish shipping their latest eBay purchase The reality is that flight attendantsave nothing to do with security They know as well as we do that if they were to dare to for example point out a suspicious looking Muslim individual the only type of individual likely to attack a US plane they would be severely punished both by their employer and the press and pilloried in social media And if there were any fighting to be done it wouldn t be done by the flight attendants but by male passengers on the flight capable of fightingWhat would a rational system look like Well it might look like the 1960s and 1970s where young unmarried women could see the world and find a Altered States of Consciousness: Experiences Out of Time and Self husband by becoming flight attendants If you were ugly fat or old no need to apply This systemas a long pedigree it was used by Fred Harvey in the creation of Im Westen nichts Neues his chain of Western restaurants where the servers were the famous Harvey Girls For many international airlines this is still the case But for United States carriers and others in the same civilizational dead end such as British Airways and antas age and sex discrimination rules prevent this today I don t think there should be any such rules I would onlyave the government ban private discrimination in employment against African Americans no other group Of course given the caliber of today s passengers that system probably wouldn t work today anyway I 7 Secrets to Get your Prayers Answered have not flown on any of the international airlines that maintain the old system like Cathay Pacific but presumably they areigher priced and therefore attract a different clientele Surveying the average United States airline flight down the middle aisle is similar to surveying the average Wal Mart aisle it does not show a lot of Noughts Crosses high uality marriage material for a young woman Which society wide lack of marriage material along with the degradation brought by feminism and aost of related Hillbilly Elegy type problems is a big part of why marriage and birth rates are in the basementI m not sure if the old marriage market system for flight attendants and other forms of primarily female employment is a good one or the best one It certainly wouldn t work in isolation such things are part of an organic societal whole The system is of interest though as I continue to evaluate what society should look like instead of what we are told by the Left society should look like since soon enough their project is going to come to an end and something is going to replace it A marriage market seems like a small thing but relations among the sexes are core to any society and they need to be Er and glue to coffee and wine Nikola Tesla for Kids: His Life, Ideas, and Inventions, with 21 Activities (For Kids series) he showsow these liuids can bring death and destruction as 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Ased on reality recognizing different needs and goals rather than on a false euivalencyOne possible objection is that such a setup oppresses women we are often pointed to the television series Mad Men as demonstration of Pustahan Tayo Mahal Kita how women were oppressed in the 1960s and 1970s I wasn t around then so I don t know but we should keep in mind that like all entertainment media today including such things as computer games Mad Men is not just entertainment but also skillful leftist propaganda in this case coated with a thick layer of apparent realism to give it verisimilitude As with most stories of oppression the sole exception being African Americans the idea that womenave been systematically oppressed by men throughout Skyskrapersommer history at least for the past two thousand years under Christian systems is a total falsehood so I suspect that in reality the 1960s system served women uite wellWhat does theistory of science and the roles of flight attendants wild card Der Traum der ewigen Jugend in Zeiten der Post Apokalypse have to do with Mark Miodownik s book Not much Iave to admit But then much of Miodownik s book doesn t Enqute sur la noblesse have much to do with liuids Still I think I am just particularly curmudgeonly today Iave at least ten books to review along with a very long piece on Francisco Franco and the Spanish Civil War to complete That s my excuse Nonetheless being curmudgeonly doesn t mean I m wrong I love me some general science books talking about sciency things from astrophysics to everyday items and this is a decent e What a fun book I love books that are chock full of facts and that is what Liuid Rules is Mark Miodownik takes us along on a flight Les Nombrils - Tome 5 - Un couple d'enfer (French Edition) he was on from London to San Francisco Now if you don t fancy being on a plane that long not to worry You ll still be able to sit in a comfy chair whilst reading this book you won t feel any turbulence though if you re in an earthuake prone area you might feel the ground shake and you won t beolding your breath because your neighbour inconsiderately indulged in a great big bowl of beans before climbing aboard You will Tuntematon Kimi Räikkönen however probablyave to get up and get your own drink and food which will no doubt taste better than that on a plane so it s worth it and you won t Handbook of Primary Care Procedures (Orthopaedic Surgery Essentials) have a pilot directing you to stay in your seat if you do experience an earthuake So let s take off Mr Miodownik discusses several different liuids that are involved inis flight Beginning with the peanut butter DevOps with Kubernetes : Non-Programmer's Handbook he is not allowed to take on boarde breaks the liuids down to a molecular level explaining why it is they behave in the manner they do Why do some liuids flow than others Why are some viscous Why can t you pour peanut butter into a glass and drink it and why the The Fiddler in the Subway hell can t airport security tell the difference between innocent peanut butter and an explosive We learn about the fuels that power planes we learn why some are combustible than others We next get to the stickiness of liuids and learn that planes wings are glued on Thankfully I never sat next to Mr Miodownik on a flight because I d be worried the entire time that the wings would fall off thoughe does explains why this is not going to Trumbull Park (Northeastern Library of Black Literature) happen After reading that I couldn telp but thinking of all the following liuids discussed in a different setting than the plane flying over an ocean Instead you re on the ground on a deserted island after the glue melted and the plane s wings fell off If you re lucky your parachute worked and you just appened to be over a tiny bit of land at the time So now we ve entered Lost and liuids take on a whole new meaning Maybe your luck went even further and the drinks trolley appened to land next to you on the island You Rve, cl de l'identit have bottles of water juice and if you re really lucky wine So as we learn why we get drunk what makes the molecules and chemicals in alcohol affect us in the way that they do you can picture yourself sitting on a beach enjoying a nice glass of red whilst watching the sun set over theorizon We also learn about oceans why we can swim and float Exercices de style how tsunamis work and why tides crash against the shore We learn about LCD screens which you probably won t be able to watch now which is disappointing because you were in the middle of a movie when the plane unfortunately decided to break apart We learn about clouds which is important to know when you re stuck on a deserted island when you see certain kinds you will know you better get your ass moving and start working on a shelter rather than sitting and wonderingow the movie ended We learn Cemetery Planet I how to brew the perfect cups of coffee and tea just in case you are lucky and some coffee beans or tea leavesappened to make their way to the island with you Of course you ll need to be able to start a fire so Elämän ja kuoleman kentältä – Sotarunoilija Aarni Suursalon vaikutelmia vapaussodasta hopefully you can find some dry wood and damn Now you remember airport security took your lighter and matches and you refused to go to GirlBoy Scouts when you were a kid which means you don t knowow to start a fire by rubbing two sticks together Now you The Reluctant Heiress Lone Star Legacy have no way of making a fire and all the knowledge you ve just acuired about brewing the perfect cup of tea or coffee is wasted Know what else you ve just learned and can t make Soap Turns out you need ashes to make soap and ashes come from fire sooo looks like you re SOL Why oh why couldn t theyave let you take just one lighter with you aboard the plane Didn t they care Les Osismes Peuple de l'Occident Gaulois how much it wouldelp your chance of survival if the plane s wings fell off and you managed to safely float to a deserted island somewhere in the middle of a L'Europe et le mythe de l'Occident huge ocean Such uncaring peopleNext we learn about volcanoes and lava and you reallyope your luck olds "out and this island you ve found yourself on is not actually an active volcano if it well "and this island you ve found yourself on is not actually an active volcano if it is well not so lucky after allThe author ends the book discussing ways in which we can use liuids to make our materials sustainable which may or may not be of use to you on your new island omeAll in all this was a very interesting read Sometimes the chemistry was a bit over my The Kitchen Linens Book Using Sharing and Cherishing the Fabrics of Our Daily Lives head but I learned a lot which is the most important factor when reading NF I was even able to share a fun tidbit with a co worker this morning that sticky stuff on the back of a Post It note It s rubber So fun book fun facts a book worth readingOne uestion I m left with after reading this book though isow the ell did the author get a DIRECT flight from London to San Francisco The amount of stuff we consume these days is staggering but there are some things that we use day in day out that barely get our attention the water that comes out of the tap that goes into the kettle to make your coffee The liuid soap that you use to wash your ands the ink that stays in the pen until you scribble on a notepad the glass of something cold that Thank You God For Everything helps you relax at the end of a busy week All of these are liuids and they all lubricate our lives in one way or anotherBut if someone was to place three glasses full of clear liuids in front of you which could you drink that is essential to life which would power an aircraft and which would kill you if you knocked it over Mark Miodownik is best placed to explain all of these things being a materials engineer and Professor of Materials and Society at UCL and in thisighly entertaining journey from London to San Francisco on a plane Dirla tutta sul mercato globale. Idee per un'economia mondiale assennata he describes and enlightens us about all the liuids that we use in the modern world Beginning ase passes through security and why we can t take than 100ml of fluids on board now on to the pre dinner drinks the oceans that Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America's Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing he is flying over and what liuidsold the plane Mordecai Cubitt Cooke Victorian Naturalist Mycologist Teacher and Eccentric he is on togetherThe filme watches after diner allows The Gold's Gym Training Encyclopedia him to explain liuid crystals and the way that most modern TV s work beforee nods off and wakes up dribbling on the passenger alongside The Origin of Feces him From a discussion on body fluidse moves swiftly onto the delights of coffee and tea and why they don t taste uite the same over the Atlantic A wash and brush up and then onto the Redeeming the Republic Federalists Taxation and the Origins of the Constitution history of inks musings about clouds and liuids that sometimes think that they are solids liuids that can flow uphill and new modern technologies like selfealing roads I thought that was a great companion volume to Stuff Matters and another very well written book by Miodownik He Guide to the Contemporary Harp has used a fair amount of artistic license to ensure that the narrative flows and to giveim plenty of subjects to discuss as Plato and Parmenides: Parmenides' Way of Truth and Plato's Parmenides he travels from the UK to the United States I do like the way thate talks about science in an engaging manner and the whole book is stuffed full of facts and interesting anecdotes but there is only so much you can do from the viewpoint of an airline seat and Il metodo dell'ovulazione. Atlante he does veer a little off course occasionally Well worth reading 45 stars I enjoyed this book a lot but I feel I should warn you don t read this book on an airplane I will write about the reasons below but I willide it behind a spoiler HTML tag in the With Krishna's Eyes highly unlikely case that you are actually reading this review while you are on a airplaneview spoilerFlying on an airplane is one of the safest activities you can engage in Personal experience tells me that it is much safer than say crossing a busy intersection in downtown Washington DC where I live Ahoy there mateys This book is about liuids and is frickin fascinating The First Mate and I both readis amazing book stuff matters and so we listened to this follow up book together We would stop after each chapter and discuss It was fun Favourites in this book include learning about ink liuid soap oceans and the effect of glaciers on tectonic plates Seriously both books are must reads I want another book asap ArrrrSide note Michael Page is seriously an awesome narrator. Wnik uses Investir dans l'or : le petit manuel pratique his winning formula of scientific storytelling to bring the everyday to life He reveals why liuids can flow up a tree but down aill why oil is sticky Yoga in the Workplace how waves can travel so far andow to make the perfect cup of tea Here are the secret lives of substance. .
I enjoyed this well researched book by a materials scientist He mixes stuff from L'ORTHOGRAPHE FACILE - ORTHOGRAPHE D'USAGE, REGLES GRAMMATICALES, HOMONYMES, DICTIONNAIRE ORTHOGRAPHIQUE his own experience with general commentary It s an easy non technical read thoughe gets a bit preachy at times Here s the best review I saw online from Science magazine This is the one to read first and I don t Dictionnaire Le Robert de poche 2020 have much to add For some reason this edition is showing a Spanish blurb The framing device a flight from London to San Francisco worked pretty well but got a little strained Overall 37 stars rounded up Recommended readingFrom my notes Kerosene aka jet fuel Pretty safe toandle but it The Mark of Cain has a LOT of potential energy A fully fueled jetliner makes a fine flying bomb as we discovered in the terror attacks on 9 11 2001The author liked to go swimming in the sea off Dublin even in winter a surprisingly popular activity there Until one day whene went out by Les Chevaliers du Zodiaque : St Seiya, tome 27 himself and found out why no one else was there He almost drownedAnd I loved the story of the invention of the ballpoint pen By a Hungarian named Biro in the 1940s Ballpoints are still called biros in the UK His chapter on the origins andistory of inks and pens from ancient Egypt to modern times is one of the Found in Translation highlights of the book Miodownik is my new favorite science writer I enjoyed reading this popular science book A lot of interesting liuid facts from kerosene tar ink and pen wine cloud rain to tea and coffee to research on self repairing roads and liuid computers Each piece is well written andumous The last chapter touches climate change Highly recommended Suitable for adults and children 12 Liuid Rules is a Folktales from the Moose of Burkina Faso historical and informative journey into a select number of liuids that govern our lives on planet Earth The book is structured around one single plane journey and various liuids that can be found there water alcohol soap etc all which are given the focused attention of a chapter or so as Mark Miodownik explores the particularities in the liuid type and some of the things that makes it tick all the while painting a broader picture of what liuids as a form really areow they behave Jeou p'ou t'ouan ou la chair comme tapis de prire how they differ from gas or solidsow they can be useful and at the same time dangerous depending on the situation With wit and of a mind clearly fascinated by the dualities and contradictions of the form Miodownik interweaves some personal anecdotes groundbreaking discoveries fascinating stories and useful information to the reader interested in learning about the world all around us which we are always seeing but as Holmes would say not always observing and makes us consider anew some of the substances we take for granted or uestion Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus how we expect them to behaveFull Review Thanks to the publisher for granting me a netgalley of this book A surprisingly fun read The author takes us on a journey on an airplane with some delightful side trips including various discoveries My favorite part was whene describes making a refreshing cup of tea Narration by Michael Page is sublime Liuid Rules like most good books in its genre explains in an interesting way why certain things are the way they are This is popularized science and such books tend to fall into one of two categories straight science or politicized science I could ave if I ad wanted to read the latter on vacation picked instead The Uninhabitable Earth a recent screed on global warming by David Wallace Wells Fortunately Do No Harm however I chose wisely and therefore learned a few things while enjoying myself instead of choking on the dry and boring leftovers of global warming alarmismThe frame of Liuid Rules is of a London to San Francisco flight during which the author Mark Miodownik a materials scientist meditates on the various liuids with whiche comes into contact Expertly and seamlessly worked into each discussion is the science behind liuids Miodownik begins as the plane takes off with explosive liuids not so much of the terrorist kind but of the fuel kind focusing on kerosene which technically is not explosive Then as The Poseidon Adventure he tries to relax intoxicating liuids wheree confirms what I ve tended to believe that most wine appreciation is essentially a fraud as shown by among other things that experts given white wine dyed red almost uniformly describe it with the nomenclature they use only for red wines Next comes water We also get glues paints expectorated bodily fluids such as saliva and mucus cleaning fluids coolants ink clouds and magma All in all a fascinating brief tourMiodownik manages to get How to Stop Drinking Alcohol and End Drug Addiction his facts right nearly oneundred percent of the time a rare feat for popularized writing which for some reason seems to attract basic errors like flies to Le tour du monde en uatre vingts jours honey even though you d think editors would find it easier to fact check than technical writing And I certainly learned a wide variety of interesting facts some about liuids some only indirectly related For example the master nurse Florence Nightingale was not only a crusader for sanitation in militaryospitals in the Crimean War she was also a non trivial mathematician and importantly the inventor of new graphical means of presenting data including a type of pie chart She is not to blame for PowerPoint Beyond mere interesting facts two major thoughts occurred to me on reading this book one about the istory of science the other about airplane service They are grumpy and only this book one about the istory of science the other about airplane service They are grumpy and only related to the book I warn youRuminating on ink Miodownik ascribes the invention "of the fountain pen to engineers employed by the caliph of the Maghreb "the fountain pen to engineers employed by the caliph of the Maghreb the year 974 Of itself this is of only passing interest but if examined closely it is emblematic of the political corruption of the The Kindest Lie history of science One part of that corruption is that false claims for Islamic scientific superiority completely pervade popular writing about scienceistory due to an unceasing global campaign of propaganda by Muslim apologists If you read any Wikipedia article about any scientific invention prior to AD 1800 or so for example you are nearly certain to be treated to a lengthy discourse in a special section about ow Muslims or those living under Muslim rule invented the object or process in uestion Books are not much better "though the publishing process sometimes culls out the most obvious falsehoodsThis is not terribly surprising it is "the publishing process sometimes culls out the most obvious falsehoodsThis is not terribly surprising it is normal approach for all groups with a severe inferiority complex The Soviets and the East Germans for example used to claim that Communists invented everything from fire to the telephone But that ad much less impact on public knowledge because there was no pressure in the West to believe such silly things and it was before the internet and Wikipedia when facts were always filtered through professional editors rather than propagated directly to the masses by bored unemployed ideologues who cannot be made responsible for errors or lies Back then you Ethnic Minorities and the Media Issues in Cultural and Media Studies had to read Pravda or visit an East Bloc museum to evenear the claims Today though it s not just Muslims pushing self puffery because Muslims are an approved victim group in the liturgy of intersectionality And lifting them out of oppression reuires by all people who are woke exaggerating or manufacturing Kraken: An Anatomy historical contributions for the chosen groups including Muslims We are doubtless only a year or two away from Muslim History Month if any free months can be found Youeard it The Best I Can Be here firstSo presumably Wikipedia is from where Miodownik got this obscure tidbit on a Fatimid caliph s supposed role in inventing the fountain pen But if examined closely one can seeow the claim is totally false and ow such false claims are dealt into common knowledge A fountain pen is a pen with a reservoir that applies ink to the page by capillary action a difficult technical task Although e does say Daughter of the Alien Warrior Treasured by the Alien he thinks that this seems unlikely due to its difficulty Miodownik also states as fact that the caliph was presented with the first fountain pen recorded inistory The only source for this appears to be an article from 1981 in the Journal of Semitic Studies entitled A Medieval Islamic Prototype of the Fountain Pen Wikipedia also summarizes the takeaway of the article as the caliph was provided such a pen But the article actually only reports that the caliph asked for a pen with a reservoir that could be Fire on the Water held upside down and when told this was not possible replied It is possible if God so wills There is no suggestion such a pen was really made or even developed in theory and given that it was only in the nineteenth century that such a pen was created after innumerable failures including by Leonardo da Vinci the chances are pretty clearly zero that it was Yet we are expected to swallow this and thousands of other similarly dubious claims as evidence that supposedly oppressed groups really are responsible for modern science and the benefits of the modern world instead ofated straight white males Such propaganda is wholesaled across our entire society in an attempt to for a wide variety of supposedly oppressed groups either claim accomplishments that they did not make or exaggerate or manufacture the importance of unimportant accomplishmentsTrue inventors in Islamic societies for a few Once Upon an Eid hundred years made a variety of second order scientific discoveries some of which were used as building blocks by later far successful Western scientists To call those as they always are Muslim inventions is also propaganda it ignores that many or most inventions in the Golden Age of Islam were actually done by Christians or Jews since Islam alwaysad a tense relationship with science It also gives its propaganda nature away by that Western discoveries are not. This fascinating new book by the bestselling scientist and engineer Mark Miodownik is an expert tour of the world of the droplets eartbeats and ocean waves that we come across every day Structured around a plane journey which sees encounters with substances from wat. ,