chrisaldrich / Chris Aldrich

I’m a Johns Hopkins trained biomedical and electrical engineer with a variety of interests in information theory, biology, big history, abstract and theoretical mathematics, evolution, genetics, microbiology, transgenetics, translational medicine, mnemonics, and the entertainment industry including: finance, distribution, representation.

There are forty-three people in chrisaldrich’s collective.

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  1. How To Say Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

    If you can sing it you can say it…this is the original version of the classic song….a perfect souvenir of The Land of Song……it is a track from a wonderful album " PORTRAIT OF WALES"" …. obtained from the CD section of my website www.donwoods.co.uk

    iTunes link https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/how-to-say-llanfairpg/id408209568

    available to download (click on link above)

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    Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BXKsQ2nbno
    Downloaded by http://huffduff-video.snarfed.org/ on Wed Mar 31 04:52:39 2021 Available for 30 days after download

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  2. Celebrating Passover and Easter

    Whether the last supper was a Passover Seder I do not know. I do know that the rituals of the Passover dinner have been in place for thousands of years, although always open to evolution. And yet, there don’t seem to be any universal elements about Easter celebratory foods. The episode looks at these two contrasting aspects of ritual food.

    First, Susan Weingarten talks about an essential item on the Passover table that is not mentioned in God’s original instructions for the last supper of the Israelites in Egypt.

    Then, I talk to Lois Long about a recipe made famous by her mother, Edna M. Holmgren. Magic Marshmallow Crescent Puffs won the Pillbury Bake-Off in 1969 and were subsequently expropriated by some Christians to retell the story of the resurrection.

    The recipe

    This copy of Edna Holmgren’s recipe is not quite the original. Lois Long told me that “the flour in the cinnamon sugar mixture was Pillsbury’s idea. I cut it down to 1 tbsp but I don’t like it. The original recipe has no flour.” I do wonder what it is there for. Possibly to soak up melting gooeyness, because many of the comments on the Hall of Fame website are complaints about the mess if the pastry isn’t very carefully sealed.

    Edna Holmgren and her daughter Lois Long at Pillsbury’s Hall of Fame celebration in 1988

    Notes

    Susan Weingarten’s book Haroset: A Taste of Jewish History is published by The Toby Press.

    Huge thanks to Lois Long for sharing her time, her memories, and copies of some of her memorabilia.

    The cover image is a print by Jacob Cornelisz van Oostsanen after Albrecht Dürer, from the Rosenwald Collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC.

    The banner image of The Last Supper is by the workshop of Pedro Berruguete, circa 1495–1500, a gift of the Ahmanson Foundation to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

    Oooops. Oh dear. I thought I had double checked the date of Pesach, but I apparently got it wrong. I said Thursday. It is Friday. Sincere apologies.

       Huffduff it

    https://www.eatthispodcast.com/passover/

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  3. Newt’s World Episode 203: Stephen Miller on Advising Trump | Newt Gingrich | Gingrich 360

    In his first long form interview since leaving his position as senior advisor to President Donald J. Trump, Stephen Miller talks with Newt about his journey to conservativism, his career in Washington politics and his time serving in the White House.

    https://www.gingrich360.com/2021/02/newts-world-episode-203-stephen-miller-on-advising-trump/

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  4. Eavesdropping On The Insurrection

    Micah Loewinger produced this story for On the Media (OTM) about the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol building on January 6th of this year. Micah logged into a public channel on Zello, a walkie-talkie type app, and listened to conversations on “Stop the Steal J6,” a channel set up by far-right extremists. As he monitored the channel, the app saved a file to Micah’s computer and he immediately had access to an audio recording of everything that was said. Micah describes the whole process and the value of the recordings on this episode of HowSound.

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  5. Josh and Benet’s 2020 recap | Starlifter.Dev

    A #WebDev podcast from an interstellar perspective.

    https://www.starlifter.dev/josh-and-benet-s-2020-recap/

    Josh and Benet’s 2020 recap

    Posted 28. January 2021

    After a ridiculous 2020 Josh and Benet finally get around to recording a casual chat about their year in review including perennial topics such as raising children, podcasting experiments, CSS, SVG animation, the IndieWeb, productivity using Notion, oh and that #DevLyfe in Craft CMS.

    [19:00] Discussion of web identity on Twitter and using different accounts followed by domain names and registrars

    [28:00] General discussion of IndieWeb and Webmention that they’ve been using on their own sites

    Links Episode cover image by Matt Hearne Allen and Heath ZEDi10 Focusrite 2i4 Reaper DAW Discord Craft CMS Natural Paint NZBEX Conventional commits Semantic release Custom D Quantum Physics for Babies by Chris Ferrie Notion Marie Poulin Cassie Evans Porkbun IndieWeb Webmention

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  6. ‘Race-Baiter’: Media Feed On Fear And Prejudice | NPR

    November 1, 20122:37 PM ET Heard on Talk of the Nation

    Race Baiter: How the Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation by Eric Deggans Hardcover, 275 pages

    In his new book, Race-Baiter, media critic Eric Deggans says modern media outlets trade in bigotry and bias to build audience and sell advertising.

    Deggans dissects media coverage of events such as Hurricane Katrina, the Trayvon Martin case and the 2012 presidential election to build an argument that Americans lack the right vocabulary for having important conversations about race, and that the echo chambers of our fractured media landscape aren’t helping. The fix, he says, is a more savvy audience that demands better conversations.

    Deggans and psychologist Linda Tropp, who studies perceptions of racial differences, join NPR’s Neal Conan for a conversation about media, race and what Deggans calls "a divided America."

    https://www.npr.org/2012/11/01/164115452/race-baiter-media-feeds-on-fear-and-prejudice

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  7. Revelations About Johns Hopkins, The Man | WYPR

    The story passed down for generations was that the wealthy Quaker merchant Johns Hopkins was also an abolitionist. After he died in 1873, his multi-million-dollar bequest for the university and hospital bearing his name seemed an extension of an enlightened vision. So the discovery of census records that Hopkins owned enslaved people—one in 1840, four a decade later … is shocking. Hopkins president asked Professor Martha S. Jones, an authority on African-American history, to lead continuing research about the founder’s links to slavery. We ask why it’s important.

    https://www.wypr.org/post/revelations-about-johns-hopkins-man

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  8. The Forecasts Didn’t Help Us | On the Media | WNYC Studios

    An argument for abolishing election forecast models.

    https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/otm/segments/forecasts-didnt-help-us

    Forecasters predicted a democratic romp. And yet, as of Friday afternoon, Trump has outperformed the FiveThirtyEight polling average in every swing state. This is not to dump on FiveThirtyEight in particular, as the polls on which it based its calculations were flawed; they vastly underestimated the Republican vote.

    But according to Zeynep Tufekci, associate professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, forecasting models and the inadequate polls that feed them aren’t just unhelpful or inaccurate — they’re harmful. For one, forecasting models don’t account for their own influence on election outcomes. This week, Tufekci talks to Bob about how she changed her mind about the value of forecasts, and why self-soothing with data can actually hurt the democratic process.

    This is a segment from our November 6, 2020 program, This Is Us.

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