Aatish Bhatia, a recent physics PhD, describes the forces involved to do a skateboard Ollie. It’s all about managing your center of gravity and applying variable amounts of torque to steer the board in the air. Yeah. It probably won’t help you skate any better, but it’ll help you appreciate the tricks a little more. [via kottke]
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Why I Want to Quit Cable
There are good reasons to cancel cable, but there were a few channels and programs that kept me on. When you look at it in dollars though, it’s hard to justify the value for the cost.