Consumption Weeks 44
My notes from some of the media I consumed this week.
Tags: Economics, Societies, Environment
- The bird usually flies at a speed of 6.2- 37 mph (10-60 kph), but around the typhoon, the movement speed captured by the GPS was between 55-105 mph (90 to 170 kph). This probably means that the bird’s speed was affected as it may have been caught in the eye of the storm.
- The bird was found to be soaring at an altitude of 2.9 miles (4,700 meters) versus its usual altitude between 0.3 and 1.8 miles (600 and 3,000 meters).
- The bird returned to the sea around the same time as the typhoon, covering a circle of 712 miles (1,146 km) over 11 hours.
Tags: Weather, Nature, Birds
- [An] investigation of the UK Biobank revealed that sunscreen use was linked to a more than twofold increase in the chance of acquiring skin cancer.
Tags: Chemicals, Health
- Choose Planet A’s the Good Cup is glued together with a water-based coating, called aqueous, that makes it leak-proof, recyclable (up to seven times), and even biodegradable. “If you throw it in the water or the forest,” Choose Planet A’s co-founder and managing director Cyril Drouet says, “it will biodegrade and disappear.” The cup also has a foldable paper lid, cutting the need for a plastic top.
Tags: Recycling, Paper, Plastic, Coffee
- Demand for the rare-earth magnets that help power EVs and wind turbines is skyrocketing. But rare-earth mining decimates ecosystems. Minnesota-based Niron Magnetics’ Clean Earth Magnet is made from iron and nitrogen, both abundant and affordable materials, eliminating the need for rare-earth mining. Niron’s magnets are also stronger than their rare-earth counterparts.
Tags: Sustainability, Materials, Mining
Tags: Fitness, Health, Sport, Boxing
- Sleep 7-9-hours a night.
- Mornings: Aim to get 30mins outdoor natural light exposure. If you live in a region of the world with dark winter mornings, use a blue-light box or sunrise lamp for 15-30mins within an hour of waking
- Evenings: The key is minimizing light intensity and blue-light exposure. The lowest hanging fruit is as follows:
- Use soft side lighting and keep rooms lowly lit.
- Use F.lux on your laptop.
- Make your bedroom a tech-free zone, and keep it blacked out during sleep.
- Turn off intense blue-lighting – like TV’s – around an hour before bed.
- Wear blue-light blocking glasses.
- Be consistent with regular meal timing: don’t have erratic eating patterns.
- Breakfast (high fat low carb) like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper for fat loss. Consume your largest daily calorie meal earlier in the day, i.e. before 3pm.
- Provide your body with distinct feed/fast cycles (TRF/IF) that align with your daily wake/sleep and active/inactive cycles.
Tags: Health, Diet, Sleep
- Alonso, Fangio, Button, Max Verstappen, Ascari
Tags: Sport, Motorsport, F1
- Waterproof OR breathable, not both at the same time
Tags: Motorbikes, Clothing, Marketing
- Hilarious. >1400 hours of scammer time wasted.
Tags: Scams, Revenge
- Time-insensitive compute tasks when renewable energy supply is higher than general energy demand to avoid curtailment.
Tags: Energy, Computing, AI, Energy Storage
- £1,000,000 for a delipidated terrace house in London. But the renovation is incredible!
Tags: London, Housing, Construction, Renovation
- Make it about them - focus on benefits
- Make it an event - nothing attracts a crowd like a crowd
- Powerful demonstration - USE PHYSICS!
- Show unquestionable proof - use experts like doctors or influencers
- Change a daily behaviour - like adding MCT oil to your coffee (bulletproof coffee)
- Sell the dream - Nike makes you believe you can jump like Michael Jordan
- Help them rebel - stick it to “the man”
Tags: Sales, Business
- Learn (10 years)
- Prioritise learning and networking over money
- Change jobs/careers every ~18 months to maximise learning
- Find your edge
- Shared: young and eager, small and helpless; lots of free time; nothing to lose
- Personal: unique combination (2-3) of skills/interests - find, or decide and create
- Surround yourself with similar people (motivation, dreams)
- Share learnings and support
- You can see others not much different from you succeeding
- Can be a start-up or a company
- Often involves physically moving cities
- Work on the A+ problem
- Whatever role you’re in, investigate to find the real A+ problem (or a way to make a big difference), come up with potential solutions, then pitch management (even CEO) to work on it full time (also good for networking/becoming known)
- Create luck
- Do more - create (good) content (which forces you to think and learn) and share it
- Start a service agency company
- Aim for 10 customers paying £10k/mo (B2B) (or 25x4 → £100k) → take a cut of their new profits
- Look on Upwork/Fiverr etc for existing ones that you could do myself or you could cheaply hire people to do e.g. web dev, marketing
- Invest in yourself, not stocks etc
- Buy back time (e.g. housekeeper, chef)
- Knowledge (books, groups, members clubs)
- Leave money on table (e.g. say no to bad clients)
- Invest in yourself, not stocks etc
- Earn money and develop skills before trying to make impact
Tags: Business, Entrepreneurship, Wealth
- Japan’s share of the global stock market grew from less than 1% in 1950 to 40% by 1988.
Tags: Stock Markets, Economics, Globalisation, Investing
Tags: North Korea