TIRTW #17 2018

Things I Read This Week #17, which might also be of interest to you, dear reader:

Snoozers are in fact, losers.

On a typical workday morning, if you’re like most people, you don’t wake up naturally. Instead, the ring of an alarm clock probably jerks you out of sleep. (…) Then you throw out your arm and hit the snooze button, silencing the noise for at least a few moments. Just another couple of minutes, you think. Then maybe a few minutes more.

It may seem like you’re giving yourself a few extra minutes to collect your thoughts. But what you’re actually doing is making the wake-up process more difficult and drawn out. If you manage to drift off again, you are likely plungingyour brain back into the beginning of the sleep cycle, which is the worst point to be woken up—and the harder we feel it is for us to wake up, the worse we think we’ve slept.

Maria Konnikova read on @ “Snoozers Are, in Fact, Losers.”


How to build a thermal printer polaroid camera with a raspberry pi zero w

It feels like only the other day I was going on about an instant camera that uses thermal paper being one of my abandoned dreams. I abandoned it because I found out it had already been done, and isn’t particularly hard. But! Soon after, I decided that that’s a terrible way to see things, and if we stuck by that, we’d never get much done, let alone learn anything.

So here is my attempt at an instant camera that prints onto thermal paper.” – read and watch on at Thermal_paper_polaroid


Why do shower curtains encroach your showering space?

“You are all set to kick start your day with a shower; You open the faucet and notice that immediately the shower curtain starts to bulge in to your showering space (irrespective of whether its hot or cold water).

What on earth is happening here?” Read on @ https://physics.blogberth.com/


Who Built The First House? And What Even Is A House?

Who Built The First House? And What Even Is A House?


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