My Reading Log: Interesting Stuff From the Past Few Days (2018-09-07)

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I keep track of any posts on the Steem blockchain which I've found worth reading. Here's the stuff I've enjoyed over the last few days.

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Happy reading!

Geekery

Superman Royal Canadian Mint Silver Coins!
by @shaungerow

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"I’d had these Superman 1 ounce Royal Canadian Mint Silver Coins on my watch list on eBay for quite some time. I finally bought them!

Believe me, they look a lot better in person than my mediocre picture!
Here’s a link to the video of me opening the…"


Literary Video of the Day – Ray Bradbury reads a moving poem on the eve of NASA's 1971 Mars Mission.
by @rarebooksleuth

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"In keeping with today's Bradbury theme, here's a pretty powerful video. Bradbury was a huge proponent of science and space travel, and throughout the years he attended numerous major space mission events. On the eve of November 12, 1971, the Mariner 9…"


Colossus Garage Kit Paint up with Custom work
by @vincevellcustoms

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"Hay Guys
Here is a finished Garage Kit Paint up of Colossus with a lot of custom work to his Head, Belt, Boots, Base and Arm Guards. Was a tricky one to put together but was a good experience to add snow effects to the base at the end.
My…"


Another Delicious Wonder Woman Cover
by @blewitt

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"The extremely talented Jenny Frison is at it once again. This time with the B Variant cover for the upcoming Wonder Woman …"


Retroguru Continues Development of New Retro Platformer
by @triverse

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"If you have not heard of Retroguru yet then you surely have just discovered independent homebrew development. These guys have been around for a while now, working on many titles for even more platforms. From puzzle games like FruitY to the Sqrxz franchise,…"


My new digital picture David and the xenomorphs .
by @elenasteem

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"I'm glad to show you my new job ...
I like that all the judgments are kind.
I like digital painting and graphics (pen, pen, marker). But now I am at the stage of development and mastering of these directions. However, this is a ladder to the sky, there is…"


Spyro-Sketch and Paint!
by @jackofcrows

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"Quick Sketch and Paint
So, I had a friend request that I do a picture of Spyro the Dragon for him out of the blue last night and this is what I got done tonight, hope to give it to them tomorrow!
Step One:
PENCILS

Step Two:
INK

Step…"


Bender got in a fight with the wind " wind 1 bender 0
by @yvonneinoregon

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"after interrogating bender he claims the wind knocked him over upon further investigation the tapes show a fem bot walking by as benders eyes pop out of his sockets and explode he then claims it was his evil twin flexo and proceeds to down a beer and smoke…"


My Favorite Comic: Marvel's The Infinity Gauntlet
by @moonknight1977

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"Key Points

If you only saw the Marvel Movie Avenger's Infinity Wars and not the comic book The Infinity Gauntlet, you missed out

There were some really cool deaths in the comic of our favorite super heroes that you may have missed

Several of these…"


Legend (film): Fantastic fantasy experience nobody watched
by @gooddream

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"I have such fond memories of this movie that I was stunned I tell you, Stunned! to find out that it was a commercial failure and didn't even make back its money.

The year was 1985 and most of you probably weren't even alive. Fantasy and science…"


The Purge TV Series - Review
by @randomwanderings

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"Some Background on my Addiction
For those that don't REALLY know me, I watch A LOT of television. Most would say an unhealthy amount, and I don't disagree. It has always been a part of my life from a very young age. I usually watch almost all the new shows…"


Daily drawings: ents
by @azbeen

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"Some ent sketches just for…"


My concept art for „Huxley“, a Virtual Reality Exit Game
by @haedre

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"A sneak peek behind the very first, fully playable, German Virtual Reality -Exit- Game.

Berlin, Klosterstraße, in the bunker of a former East-German post office, you'll find Exit Games. It's a large underground complex where they arranged the rooms to…"


Tapes From The Crypt #7 -- Idle Hands(1999)
by @herbertholmes

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".. and more YES!! This movie fucking ROCKS. DO NOT read the reviews. They are silly, biased and are only looking for mass acceptance.
But isn't that the point of having a STEEM blog? No. I hope my cult horror fanbase is somewhere out there on this…"


Steemitself

Actifit Now On iOS, Increasing My Delegation To 6K And Why Cheating Is Negligible
by @flauwy

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"Shortly after the release of the @actifit application on Android I started to delegate 5k Steem Power to the project. The simplicity and usability of the app is so straight forward I think it could get a massive adoption. In fact, I don't see much reason…"


Thoughts on User Authority & Received First Upvote from @steem-ua
by @daan

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"I think that almost everyone has heard about User Authority (UA) & @steem-ua by now, but in case you haven't, head over to their introduction post. I promise you that you won't regret it!
My Thoughts on User Authority (UA)
The previous reputation…"


# @steem-ua: Announcements, Partnerships and Exciting News!
by @steem-ua

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"At @steem-ua things move fast: that's an understatement even! Merely 9 days after publishing our Intro Post, we have now (at the time of writing this Post) acquired 589 delegators, together delegating 355562.59 SP, and currently ~ 1/3rd of those delegated…"


Want an alternate Steemit Career? Try Flagging and @steemflagrewards!
by @slobberchops

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"Flagging is dirty business, taking away rewards from people just isn’t nice. But what if those taking the rewards from OUR reward pool are simply undeserving of them?

I had been nosing around in the @steemflagrewards discord channel for some time before…"


@steem-ua, Let's UNITE: My Open Letter to All Accounts
by @scipio

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"In this article, I will explain brutally honest, what my actual goal is with @steem-ua, why I created @steem-ua, why I want it to be a "Steem Movement", how its growth mechanisms function, and most of all how everybody active on the Steem Blockchain can…"


SteemQA - A new Steem-powered Q&A app!
by @irelandscape

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"Most development is currently taking place on the develop branch.
This is a status update on the current development state of SteemQA, a generic Questions and Answers application for the Steem blockchain.
In a similar way to Quora, applications running…"


Curators

The Daily spotlights – September 4 2018
by @pixresteemer

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"Of course I’m not complaining… but I think it’s just between you and me now @nolasco 😉
Congratz to the nominee(s) of today!!
(For those reading this Daily Spotlights for the first time… if you want to help one of your friends to gain more visibility, or…"


Big beautiful world

The Mouths on the road - heading to the American canyons
by @lesmouths-travel

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"As you may have noticed, @lamouthe and myself (@lemouth being writing today) have been away for about three weeks. Everyone deserves a vacation break, even us!

After sending the kids to the grandparents (actually, the grandparents asked for them…"


The Magic Of The Mountains
by @jessicaoutside

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"I grew up in the foothills of the Blue Mountains, Sydney, Australia. A vast expanse of eucalyptus trees and exposed sandstone cliffs. I always loved trips up to the mountains. Winding roads, hidden rainforests and cute villages like Leura made for fun…"


Traveling to Budapest (part one)
by @miroslavrc

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"Hello dear steemians! I'm gonna talk you a little bit about my trip to Budapest, Hungary.
It was Monday morning, my sister and I waited for our transport to arive. Driver said that he will come to us at 8am, but of course, he was late one and a half hour.…"


Visit the Azores #2: Let's go to São Miguel [DE/GER]
by @roadtrips

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"After a long time of anticipation and preparations, we finally start our trip! We fly with the Azores Airlines within 4,5 hours from Frankfurt to Ponta Delgada, the capital of the Azores on the largest island of São Miguel.
View to the eastern side of the…"


Neon London
by @eveuncovered

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"Shots from the first night in London. Most are taken around the Southbank when we did a little bit of exploring. Big cities look cool at night time when they turn on various colours of lights, it's like a different city from he daytime. I was drawn to the…"


Botanical Gardens And Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary Photographs And History. :D
by @supernova55

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"These photos were taken at the lovely Flamingo Botanical Gardens and Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary.
This beautiful and peaceful get-away is located in Davie, Florida. The gardens are spread across 60 acres. This not-for-profit charitable organization…"


Numismatics

History Through Coinage - Vikings! Saxons! And War!
by @jackofcrows

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"I have been meaning to write this post now for a couple of weeks but have just now found time to sit down and do it. I've had some changes in my life and my spare time has become fleeting.
It might be long but there is quite a bit to cover. So here goes…"


STEM

Journey from adaptive immunity in bacteria(CRISPR) to saving Man's best friend(Dog).
by @scienceblocks

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"Back in late 90s and early 2000s, when I learnt about Mendel and genetic diseases; for me genetic diseases were a one way street. If you inherited a gene with detrimental mutation, your fate was written in your DNA. Less, did I know that my view was going…"


Meet your happy brain chemicals and boost them! Oxytocin, Endorphins, Serotonin, Dopamine and more
by @zen-art

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"We all know that hormones are chemicals sent from one organ to another with a message what to do. They control almost all our bodily functions, from reproduction, metabolism, sleep and growth to even our moods. Evolutionary biology makes sure that all we…"


Let's talk about the scale of measurement for stellar luminosity and different types of variable stars
by @rifkan

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"Have you ever heard about variable stars or you have the same question as me when I read about for the first time, like how can a star be variable? Well, it can be. In astrophysics, when we measure the luminosity of a star we have a scale to measure it.…"


A new detailed model of Churyumov-Gerasimenko by the MiARD project
by @astrophoto.kevin

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"The MiARD project (Multi-Instrument Analysis of Rosetta Data) lasted 30 months and was led by Professor Nicolas Thomas from the University of Berne. This project aimed to make optimum use of the Rosetta Mision data. The most significant results have now…"


Science Communication on Steem - News and Updates from the SteemSTEM Summer
by @steemstem

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"Despite many of the team members having been away this summer, we have had a VERY busy July and August. As such we are especially pleased to update you, our vibrant community, about the status of all on-going SteemSTEM activities and actions…"


From Homo Sapiens to Homo Deus
by @moreaboutmarina

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""If I don’t update my body’s anti-virus program regularly, I will wake up one day to discover that the millions of nano-robots coursing through my veins are now controlled by a North Korean hacker." [5]

No…"


Giving up Smoking
by @masterwriter

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"In my previous article , which can be found here, i carefully discussed the content of Tobacco plant and effect on the human body.
In continuation, there is need to give up smoking, considering its bad…"


Biography of Bernhard Riemann (1826 — 1866)
by @romualdd

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"Georg Friedrich Bernhard Riemann was born on 17 September 1826 in Breselenz in the Principality of Hannover, as the second of six children of rural pastor Friedrich Bernhard Riemann and Charlotte Ebell. Already during Bernhard's initial education, which…"


Titanoboa; Green Anacondas Look So Cute Now
by @chloroform

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"Hi everyone,

It's a great day for another article about a certain monster which could make the most fierce animal ever discovered (today) looks kinda cute and benign. Most of the…"


Would you love to see how I trained my small, tiny, powerful neural network?
by @nikolanikola

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"Hmmm should I put this post in my AI series?
Well, this is a technique that is used in a practice for machine learning, so if a machine can learn something, we can say, I guess, that it’s intelligent. But this is also a big area by itself and also very…"


Mineral Mondays #32 - Cutting Slabs
by @rt395

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"I am going to take a little detour this week and talk about slabs.
Slabs

Slabs are roughly 1/4' slices of material most commonly used for making cabochons. However, sometimes the material is so amazing the slabs are left as is for display or further…"


Medical Mysteries: The Starchild Skull
by @mike961

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"Arthur C. Clarke, acclaimed British science fiction writer once said: "Two possibilities exist: Either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying ". Either there is life out there, potentially dangerous and with the ability to…"


"Cry me a river" - from biology to psychology of tears
by @zen-art

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"Did you know that humans are the only beings that have tears that can be emotionally triggered? As far as the evolutionary biology is concerned, we have them because they obviously served a purpose in our development. Some think that they were a signal…"


Maxwell's Zombie: Duncan's Perpetual Machine
by @anevolvedmonkey

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"My last post ended with the death of Maxwell's demon. The second law of thermodynamics was saved when Benette put the final nail in the coffin in 1937. At the end of 20th century, D. P. Sheehan published a paper, Dynamically maintained steady-state…"


Redefining ‘health’ for the 21st Century
by @nonzerosum

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"The history of healthcare has not ended.
Categorising illnesses and identifying their links to a range of pathogens, vectors, and genetic predispositions, has provided humanity with a clear road map for addressing health needs within our species as a…"


Diary of a Biomimic: finding inspirations in nature through iSites
by @yvesoler

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"In Biomimicry, there is an exercise called an iSite[1]. It is a relatively simple practice that only takes about 30 minutes. All you need for it is a place where you can observe nature in solitude, a notebook, and materials to sketch with. That's it.
In…"


Particle physics on Steem - let’s start coding on the MadAnalysis 5 platform
by @lemouth

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"I hope you all had a nice summer. Fall is almost there and it is timely to resume this particle physics project on Steem allowing non-physicist to contribute to state-of-the-art research in particle physics by contributing to the..."


Bizarre Natural Phenomena Vol. 69 - Strange Hollow Blue (The Marble Caves Of Chile Chico)
by @ruth-girl

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"This phenomenon is dedicated to sweet @abigail-dantes, as it is about a beautiful place in Chile.…"


Utopian and coding

Interacting with Utopian - Where to find support?
by @jestemkioskiem

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"Interaction with the Utopian staff is one of the elements that we, as a team, value really highly and want to keep as one of the fundamental elements that make Utopian what it is. Whether it's on our Discord server, through comments on the Steem blockchain…"


Saying Steemit is Awesome on ArnoldC [@trumpman's challenge]
by @dimitrisp

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"So, our fellow @trumpman posted a challenge to write something in Trumpscript or ArnoldC. Both are humorous programming languages, based on the personalities of Donald Trump (for Trumpscript) and Arnold Schwarzenegger (for ArnoldC)
I was feeling quirky, so…"


FOOD

Making The Famous Baumkuchen At Café Rudolph - Bad König
by @for91days

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"Baumkuchen translates into Tree Cake in English, a name it's earned for one obvious reason. If you cut open either a tree trunk or a Baumkuchen, you'll see the same thing: rings. Compared to a tree, though, the Baumkuchen's rings don't equate to a single…"


An extraordinary day to learn the elaboration of artisan cheeses
by @lmrey

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"In the commercial market, there are different types of cheeses, where they are manufactured based on a recipe, techniques, manufacturing processes and trade secrets that give it its special flavor. However, they all have the same basic procedure for their…"


Master Baking Class with @ albertocotua ( Weekly Series) Issue no 11 Calzone Frito How to :
by @steemkitchen

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"Hello Steemers! As always, I bring you a delicious bakery preparation to practice and taste at home.
Today I bring you a recipe of my authorship, very simple but incredibly delicious, Calzone Frito. Many of you may have tasted Calzone at famous food…"


Writing

Farmpunk Fiction Contest #2 Winner
by @blockurator

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"Sponsoring contests is hard. Judging them is even harder. I didn't realize how difficult it was going to be to maintain interest in the farmpunk fiction contest once I started this. Initially, there was some modest interest, and that was encouraging.
The…"


So, what's all this then?

My goals here are to foster interaction on steem and provide visibility for good content.

Why not just resteem

This is basically a UI issue; I've noted in my feed that some great accounts which resteem dozens of times a day tend to drown out other posts. Until there's a way to separate author-content from resteems in there general steem-verse (i.e. on Steemit), I don't like resteeming much.

Criteria and format

The only real criterion I have is that the article should be something I was happy to have read. Ideally, it would be recent enough to still be active for 3 to 4 days after I post. A few other other things:

  • There's no restriction on category, though I tend to read more STEM/nerdy stuff
  • The list is not exhaustive
  • If I left you off, it's not because I don't think your post was worth reading
  • I'm still figuring out how to arrange topics
  • Post order is like the point system on 'Whose Line Is It Anyway' - meaningless
  • If you're a prolific author, I might only list one post in full format, then mention others.
  • If I post your stuff a lot, I may leave you out from time to time to make room for others.
  • If time allows, I may provide commentary on posts, but right now I'm letting them stand on their own merits.
  • Artists! I'm trying to post your art in such a way that people can see enough of it to know if they want to follow the link. I definitely don't want to just repost your stuff in full resolution. Let me know what makes you happy.

Call to Action

I enjoyed compiling this list and you can do it, too. Even if your vote counts for nothing and you have 3 whole followers, start keeping track of what you actually liked reading and let the world know about it. I don't think there's a relevant tag yet, so let's go ahead and use #readinglog. If there is a better tag out there, let me know.

Remember, a community without interactions is just a bunch of people. Comment, vote, promote, even resteem!

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Thanks for listing my post on steemqa.
I thought it went mostly unnoticed. 😀

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Always happy to support new uses for the blockchain.

Thank you!! I am honored. I am now following you, and I hope to get the time to read some of the other posts on this list :)

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I appreciate the follow and am always delighted when I read that I helped someone find something interesting. You'll excuse me if I decline to lodge at your business ;) I just checked and I was thinking of HermanHolmes, but now I'm aware of Herbert, who sounds altogether much nicer.

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Herbert Holmes is a pen name and is partially derived from HH Holmes so you're not far off. But I'm not so bad as he, promise!

Thanks for the include, very honored. Off I go to read a bunch of the posts you included, super interesting!!

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Hah! Getting people to read interesting stuff makes my day.

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Reading interesting stuff makes mine, so it is a perfect match!

A nice one @effofex, I got inspired already.

Congratulations @nikolanikola and @moonknight1977, the random number generator has smiled upon both of you, picking your posts from those who were featured today and telling me to sponsor your both for a share in @steembasicincome. The transfer should go active within a few days.

Sweet! Thank you @effofex, honoured to be in this list =)

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Happy to include it, looks like a very promising game.

Thank you @effofex, great selection and honoured to be on the list.

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I was very happy to include it. I've been aware of Maxwell's Demon for some time, but didn't know about the rest of the story.