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Parrots Are a Lot More Than ‘Pretty Bird’

Parrots Are a Lot More Than ‘Pretty Bird’ https://nyti.ms/1pYeC4l “And in an act of ingenuity that Dr. Auersperg called “sensational” for an animal not known to use tools in the wild, a cockatoo named Figaro one day started carefully chipping at the edge of a larch wood frame until he had formed a long, slender pole, which he then wielded...

Why Bitcoin is Stupid

Why Bitcoin is Stupid “Let’s get this straight: in order for Bitcoin to be a real currency, it needs several things: easy and frictionless trading between people to be widely accepted as legal tender for all debts, public and private a stable value that does not fluctuate (otherwise it’s impossible to set prices) Bitcoin has none of these things, and...

The Really Big One

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/07/20/the-really-big-one “Thanks to that work, we now know that the Pacific Northwest has experienced forty-one subduction-zone earthquakes in the past ten thousand years. If you divide ten thousand by forty-one, you get two hundred and forty-three, which is Cascadia’s recurrence interval: the average amount of time that elapses between earthquakes. That timespan is dangerous both because it is too long—long...

626 Night Market

In the northern boonies of LA, but outstanding food selections from 144 Asian food booths. Almost everything we had we loved. Noodles, chicken skewers, Buffalo chicken buns, mandu, lumpia, cupcakes in a jar. Pretty high food quality as would be expected from the 626 area code. Because let’s face it, Alhambra is LA’s REAL Chinatown. The primary cuisines we saw...

Hurricane Lane

https://www.fastcompany.com/90223472/hurricane-lane-tracker-how-to-follow-the-path-latest-prediction-models-and-storm-updates They are saying it’s the biggest storm this close to Hawaii since Iniki. The track is changing as I watch it this morning, showing it moving slightly away from the islands

Lazy day Kauai

A trip to Costco, a Mai Tai at the pool, a walk on the beach at sunset, before a fancy dinner out. This is the life. Wow what we cook up with these! We stayed at the Aqua Kauai Beach Resort. Just north of Lihue (centrally located); pool bar; nice walking beach with a small natural pool behind a reef;...

JO2 (Kapa’a, Kauai)

This is my new favorite restaurant on Kauai. Every single thing we had was totally delicious, down to the bread and the ice tea. So with no further ado… Passion guava martini, Cruzan guava rum, fresh lilikoi, lemon juice. For Mr A. I think I had just had a (strong) Mai Tai at the resort so I didn’t feel like...

Hamura Saimin (Lihue, Kauai)

Usually our first stop when we land, as our flight from California puts us on the island before noon. We had to skip Hamura the first day since we were meeting up with friends for snorkeling, but soon enough we were back. Simple, fast, delicious. Small Saimin for me, plain Saimin with extra noodle for Ms S , Special Saimin...

Paco’s Tacos (Lihue, Kauai)

We were very impressed by this little place in Kapa’a. We were just looking for a quick bite but loved the tacos. The fish Tacos were fresh and made for a great light lunch. The carnivores selected the regular, and the plain, Carne Asada. Don’t miss their red and green salsas!

Fish Express (Lihue, Kauai)

Fresh fish, daily specials. No seating… No problem. Just a stone’s throw away from Ahukini, where everyone comes to eat lunch in their cars. Ginger Miso Ahi