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u/Snaztastic · 4 pointsr/YouShouldKnow

Yeah, we have all been brought up to see those people as self-righteous assholes, but transportation engineers have determined that a zipper merge, occurring as close to the point of obstruction as possible, is most efficient (40-50% more efficient than current practice). The Minnesota DOT recently adopted this practice and began a campaign of awareness.

If traffic interests you, check out the book Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us) by Tom Vanderbilt. Super interesting quick read, and you'll learn a lot about interacting with urban traffic efficiently.

Michigan DOT Citations 1 2.pdf

u/foosanew · 7 pointsr/YouShouldKnow

I posted this in your LPT thread, I think it is worth reading so here.

A few years back, and even some today, I set out to find out how to make popcorn like at the movie theaters. Alton's recipe does not sound terrible and uses items most people will have on hand. However to make it better (read: more like movie theater popcorn) You will need to buy a few items for this.

  1. Gold Medal Flavacol popcorn salt
  2. Coconut oil for popcorn
  3. Whirley-Pop

    All total the items are under $40 (excluding popcorn) and all but the coconut oil will last a long time. Flavacol is a must have for this to work. I have not been able to find it locally near me. the 35oz carton will last you just about forever.

    The coconut oil is a bit on the messy side just because of the container, you can get different amounts which will come in a different container. I have noticed some differences in taste of some coconut oils and the one linked is the brand I am currently using.(note: Coconut oil solidifies at about 76F)

    If you are just toying with the idea of better popcorn, try Alton's method of popping. It cuts the total price in half and for a test run\proof of concept it should work. I have tested several poppers and settled with the whirley pop or similar design. Some outdoors shops sell these but charges about $10 more for them. Note: Yes it has a turn handle, but the gears are made of plastic, so do not hulk smash it.

    As for popcorn, not all popcorn is created equal. The artisan fancy colored stuff generally does not pop well in my experience. I have experimented with many different kinds and have mostly settled with Orville Redenbacher. This can be purchased off the shelf at most grocery stores or from Amazon. You can try others to find one you like better.

    As a note
    I do not have a set amount for any 1 ingredient. I just eyeball it, maybe one of these days I will get this down to a science with numbers and such. When starting out follow Alton's recipe but substitute the above items in it.

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/YouShouldKnow

Wouldn't go so far as to say only useful knot but one I use a lot (aka the Teamsters' Hitch or the Wagoners' Hitch).

My dad is into knots and has the Ashley Book of Knots so I was really chuffed when loading up a trailer and I used that hitch and he'd never seen it before.

BTW, I find it easiest to form the loop by just doing a slipknot in the standing end rather than the more involved method of forming the loop I see in most instructions for the Truckers' Hitch. It will still pull out easily enough but it's a lot easier to tie.

u/Trichonowhat · 2 pointsr/YouShouldKnow

See, the thing is, repeating what I say doesn't do anything. Learning to argue will make you a much more interesting person. I strongly suggest Thank You for Arguing and This gem of a book.

The latter requires a good deal of reading comprehension to truly gain anything from it, so good luck.

u/Lookmanospaces · 2 pointsr/YouShouldKnow

Coincidentally, I finished reading this book last night. I'd highly recommend it as a brisk, light read that gives a great overview of the Eastern Empire.

Fascinating stuff.

u/dthuitema · 4 pointsr/YouShouldKnow

This is a really good book you might like! It goes from the basics, like finding food and building shelter, to essentially rebuilding most of civilization! Its really good.

u/achillea4 · 3 pointsr/YouShouldKnow

I use those metal diffusers and good loose leaf. Another option is to make your own tea bags. I buy plastic free tea bag papers from a great little Scottish company on amazon:

u/likeacyansunday · 21 pointsr/YouShouldKnow

This is a good idea, very good if you're trying to do recreate something with foreshortening.

However I've found another technique more useful that teaches you good drawing habits.

First have two pencils or whatever you are using to draw with.

Make sure you are an arm's length from your drawing surface and that your board is almost if not completely vertical. If it isn't you WILL get a weird skew.

Now use your non dominant hand holding one of the pencils. First choose the line you are going to draw from you're subject. Now bring the pencil along your eye line and tilt it to the start and end point of that line making the angle. Then use your finger to mark on the pencil where that line ends. Finally bring that pencil to your paper WITHOUT changing the angle or moving the finger keeping your arm straight and use your dominant hand to mark these two end points and angle.

You will find it much easier to fill in the space in between these two points. Obviously don't choose a huge gap. Remember a subject is merely a series of lines.

If you keep up this technique eventually you will find yourself doing it by eye. You will no longer need to measure, but it teaches you to pay attention to angles and where a line should end. This technique also stops you from thinking "this is a hand" and "this is a face" and teaches you to see lines, meaning you look at what you are drawing rather than the stereotyped idea of a face or fingers. Think of all those times you've drawn sausages instead of fingers or a face with huge eyes.

Read "Drawing with the right side of your brain" also.

u/Gusfoo · 2 pointsr/YouShouldKnow

YS(also)K about - his book "On War" laid the foundations for the academic study of warfare. Many (many) years later, Herman Kahn wrote "On Thermonuclear War", an amazing book, as a follow-on.

For those interested in this most morbid of subjects, I can recommend:

u/crono09 · 1 pointr/YouShouldKnow

The book Stealing Mona Lisa is a pretty good fictional account of the theft.

u/vtransient · 2 pointsr/YouShouldKnow

I go temporarily deaf because of earwax pretty regularly, but not necessarily because of cotton swabs, I'm just a waxy person I guess. A quick dose of debrox and some work with one of these typically does the trick for me. The best treatment is an e.n.t. doc with one of those pressure washers though. It's a magical sensation after being deaf for a while.

u/scartol · 0 pointsr/YouShouldKnow

Everyone should read Sadie Plant's superb book Zeroes and Ones, where I first learned about Ms. Lovelace.

u/Squrf · 3 pointsr/YouShouldKnow

Getting one of these is a wonderful thing.

u/nicmos · -17 pointsr/YouShouldKnow

there are many recent books on general problems with higher education. look on Amazon. example yes I've actually read that one, but others as well.

u/fernandizzel · 1 pointr/YouShouldKnow

I use on of these: Wabash Valley Farms Whirley-Pop Stovetop Popcorn Popper

Turn handle and it rotates two arms along the bottom of the pan to keep corn from burning.

Also, tastes way better if you use coconut oil.

u/mamoocando · 1 pointr/YouShouldKnow

/u/infinity526 is right, you shouldn't make popcorn on a glass top stove. But if you had a whirly pop you could do it!

u/hydrox24 · 1 pointr/YouShouldKnow

A Link to the Amazon page for the book.

u/Vakieh · -17 pointsr/YouShouldKnow

If the class is curved the professor doesn't know what they're doing.

Edit for those downvoting:

The evidence
in favour
of criterion
based assessment

There is far more out there if you have access to scopus/web of science.

Anyone grading on a curve post-2000 is someone who doesn't have the first clue how to teach and should not be involved in education.

u/Sommiel · 1 pointr/YouShouldKnow

The Rape Of Nanking

Read it when it first came out, after hearing an interview with the author on NPR. A real shocker.