Just Another Diver
kindahernyart:

I’m really sad at the fact that I just got to see this movie.

kindahernyart:

I’m really sad at the fact that I just got to see this movie.

Floating, bright-colored marine tools

mostlysignssomeportents:

Xtools are a fine-looking line of marine tools; as the ISDA blog says, “The rust-resistant tools feature tungsten-carbide cutting blades (for cutting braided wire) and foamy, soft-grip ergonomic handles that float. The loud colors help you find the suckers if you knock them off the boat as you reach for your beverage.”

Xtools (via IDSA Materials and Process Selection)

Ooooooooo O.O

Big Data should not be a faith-based initiative

mostlysignssomeportents:

There’s a lot of companies whose business-plan starts with “First, we remove all personal identifiers from this sensitive personal information, then we make a bundle selling it.” Cory Doctorow summarizes the problem: computer scientists are pretty sure that’s impossible.

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Cory Doctorow on Big Data.

Yes. Yes they are.

Yes. Yes they are.

It begins with this obvious observation: Whales poop. In fact, they poop mightily.
The Whale Poop Hypothesis (via wnycradiolab)

Whale dookie: nature’s iron engine.

Ice Dive 2014

According to my logs, yesterday was the first time I’d been on a dive for two months. That’s sad. But it was a nice appetizer and now I’m ready to hit the mine for some nice long dives. Sadly, my weekend schedule over the next month is completely full - scouting activities, dive shows, and obligations around the house. Life is just crazy sometimes.

The dives were fun, and I was nice and toasty. I got to try my new DiveRite RX10 light. It worked great, and I was more impressed with the soft handle than I thought I would be. I’m looking forward to getting it into a cave where the water is clearer so I can see it work without the backscatter of the lake.

This is the best reason for becoming a scuba instructor: sharing the joy of diving with my kids.

This is the best reason for becoming a scuba instructor: sharing the joy of diving with my kids.