Coriolis force is an inertial or fictitious force that seems to act on objects in motion within a frame of reference that rotates with respect to an inertial frame.

The mathematical expression for the Coriolis force appeared in an 1835 paper by French scientist Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis, in connection with the theory of water wheels.

Since the radius of a space colony relying on centrifugal gravity is far smaller than a planet, the Coriolis force is more pronounced.

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I have a deep and abiding love for spicy food while being simultaneously quite sensitive to it. I think of the pain and pleasure, the ecstasy and the agony of eating spicy food as a profound, even aesthetically sublime experience. Maybe something akin to "experiencing one's own destruction as an aesthetic pleasure of the first order" a la Walter Benjamin.

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Hokkien mee brings back a flood of memories. As a kid, I used to frequent a street hawker called Mr. Ng who had been frying hokkien mee for 50+ years and was unofficially in the Hawker Hall of Fame. It was a family business with a strong belief that the responsibility of a hawker is to provide good food for his customers. As such, they never compromised on the freshness of ingredients or took short cuts in the cooking process. Each plate of hokkien mee was properly charred and fragrant. 

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Never been much of a fan of chee cheong fun. But I'm giving it another try. With char siu this time.

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This is what looks like:

cricket protein shakes + tiny minimalist pods at $50/night

Well, at least we still get MacBooks and Netflix.

Anyone out there actually using an ICO-based project? 🧐 Like backing up to Sia or Storj or using a tokenized service/protocol for real stuff? 

Whew. Apparently I'm not the only one creeped out by people (mis-)applying to human beings or anything else animate. Wait long enough and all inanimate objects will be KonMarified, too. The net's overflowing with these memes. My favorite so far 👇

What is beauty in ?

People usually equate beauty with perfection, but perfection is boring and shallow. It works very well when you want to sell a product, but I don't think it has anything to do with art.

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