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jls001

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Making perfect french fries is serious business. Former Microsoft CTO Nathan Myrhvold takes the scientific approach (and a well funded laboratory) and comes up with possibly the formula for the best fries ever. Read the Wired article here.
 

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[Reviving an old thread]
Making perfect french fries is serious business. Former Microsoft CTO Nathan Myrhvold takes the scientific approach (and a well funded laboratory) and comes up with possibly the formula for the best fries ever. Read the Wired article here.
Great share! Read the article then wound up looking up the E Gullet forum and then the book. What a trip!
 

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Is our enjoyment of the arts, be it paintings or fine music, dependent on the time, place and our fore-knowledge of what to expect?

This is an interesting article on a social experiment conducted by the Washington Post. They asked violin virtuoso Joshua Bell to play in a nondescript Washington DC metro station, playing his 3 million dollars Stradivarius violin, belting out some of the most difficult to play violin pieces (like Bach's Chaconne from Partita No 2):

Pearls Before Breakfast: Can one of the nations great musicians cut through the fog of a D.C. rush hour? Lets find out. - The Washington Post
 

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Interesting Article by Dr. Atul Gawande in The New Yorker. Covers coaching in various fields like surgery, school, sport and music.
Dr. Gawande was recently in the news for being selected to run the new nonprofit healthcare initiative being created by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and J.P. Morgan.

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2011/10/03/personal-best
 
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Not exactly "non-music" but it is interesting enough to include here because it discusses the wartime conditions under which Hitler's favourite conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler had to work in.


[thanks to @Gerry_the_Merry for sharing this article].
 

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"Go green" is a term everyone, from governments, corporate bodies to individuals are using nowadays. Prima facie this might seem to be an obvious choice, but are we getting carried away with the general opinion here?. Recently Arran Lomas, a British Youtuber who makes entertaining and thought provoking videos through his channel Thoughty2 ran a short video on this subject. Do have a look:

 
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