"Both the velomobile and the electric bicycle increase the limited range of the cyclist — the former optimises aerodynamics and ergonomics, while the latter assists muscle power with an electric motor fuelled by a battery.The electric velomobile combines both approaches, and so maximises the range of the cyclist — so much so that it is … Continue reading Electric Velomobiles
"Even before Barr releases the report, those planning on reading it would do well to reflect on what it is — and what it is not. It is, by regulation, a report on the prosecutions and declinations the Mueller team took during their tenure. It is not supposed to be, contrary to many claims, a … Continue reading How to Read the Mueller Report
"This, by the way, explains one of the differences in behavior between poor people and not so poor people. It's easy to say, "Why don't you just save up to buy the better quality thing?" but sometimes people don't know how. Not how to save, but how to buy the better quality thing. Whether you … Continue reading The Vimes Boots Theory: Further Reflections
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"Before you respond in a conversation, take a breath. Not an enormous, loud, obvious breath that screams out 'I am trying a new technique for better listening!' No, just a normal, simple, ordinary breath. That’s it. The whole technique, right there." —Kenneth E. Miller, "A Simple and Powerful Technique for Better Listening." Psychology Today. September … Continue reading One Breath Before Responding = Better Listening
Reverse-engineer what you read. If it feels like good writing, what makes it good? If it’s awful, why?Prose is a window onto the world. Let your readers see what you are seeing by using visual, concrete language.Don’t go meta. Minimize concepts about concepts, like “approach, assumption, concept, condition, context, framework, issue, level, model, perspective, process, … Continue reading Steven Pinker’s Rules For Writing