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u/confusedchild02 · 2 pointsr/OldSchoolCool

Black hair in general grows a bit slower than our Asian and Caucasian counterparts- clocking in at .9 cm a month versus (Asian & Caucasian each coming in at about 1.3 and then 1.2 cm a month), but please know that it is possible to grow ethnic hair long!

It's great that you're regularly getting it trimmed. That's one of the best things that you can do for retaining length.

If her ends are dry, have you thought of trying a new hair routine? If not, I recommend you (or whoever does her hair) take a peek at this book. Many people can get overwhelmed at the special care that ethnic hair requires but after you get a great routine it all becomes so simple! I love how easy it is for me compared to when I used to chemically straighten it. Anyway, I just wanted a reason to drop that book haha. I know how important it is to love our hair so hopefully she begins to love hers, too! It's some of the most versatile hair on this planet. Quite lovely, really. :)

u/Stembolt_Sealer · 1 pointr/OldSchoolCool

My experience with nuclear power comes from an nuclear physics course I took in undergrad.. so the stuff I was reading was not really suitable for a normal audience. We did everything from fission in stars to different types of fuels in nuclear reactions. Fukushima actually happened during my time in that course.

Then later I took nuclear energy for electrical engineers, focusing on the power generation itself. I didn't personally go into energy, and I have some friends who specifically work for power companies who could answer it better than me. But in general, you will have a hard time finding a power engineer that is against nuclear. They've done the math.

My textbook for the more understandable of the two courses was Nuclear Physics: Principles and Applications, which I strongly recommend despite it being an academic approach. A patient laymen would be able to understand the concepts of this book without much effort, however the math may require some outside assistance.

Comparing nuclear to other forms of (non-renewable) energy is really challenging without asking the person to do the math themselves. It's so astonishingly powerful that the first time you do the calculations you do them again because you're convinced no form of energy is that efficient. Well then you say to your professor, but the negatives are huge! I've heard all the news reports! Then you spend some class time going over figures, comparing forms of energy, per capita power, per capita death, and proportional lives lost and Nuclear stands with an INCREDIBLE record of near perfection while the media holds a magnifying glass over tiny scratches. Meanwhile all other forms of non-renewable energy hold a death-toll so high it's not even comparable to nuclear.

Renewable energy loses to nuclear simply because nuclear always works, produces magnitudes more energy, and can ramp up the reaction on the spot in response to an increase in the demand of power.

I hope my rambling has been of some help.. long story short I mostly studied the math and statistics behind it's safety. I haven't read any non-technical books but I'm sure someone here can help you out with a recommendation. Perhaps visit /r/NuclearPower for further reading.

Links you may find interesting:

Safety of Nuclear Power Reactors

MIT Course: Nuclear Plant Safety

General Wiki Info

u/sqweexv · 2 pointsr/OldSchoolCool

We got this one, though it looks like they have updated their lineup since then. Not sure what the equivalent would be now.

IIRC, the "Cat and Dog" model was exactly the same, just with extra accessories and an LED headlight (and a different color). The Jazz added the headlight and the HEPA filter as standard. The only thing ours doesn't have that can't be added in was the headlight.

We didn't see a ton of need for an LED headlight and the extra accessories w/ the Cat and Dog didn't feel necessary. We figured we'd just buy the better filter for ours if we decided we needed it.

As for hard floors, we don't use it as often as we could. We sweep them most of the time, but we will use the vacuum once in a while as well. Does a great job when we use it. Just turn the dial down to lower it and turn the brush off. My wife loves how easy it is to maneuver. You can turn the whole thing by twisting the handle. It also lays down virtually all the way, so you can scoot it under things that our old vacuum couldn't dream of getting under. It's a little heavier than some of the cheap vacuums, but it's made better. It's also much quieter.

The only thing that doesn't really work as well as one would hope is the air flow indicator. There's a little window on the front and it's supposed to indicate how full the bag is based on airflow. When the colored (sort of an orange/red color) marker fills the window, it means the bag is full or filters are clogged. Ours never goes past half way. It gets to half and sits there, even when the bag is 100% full. Not really a big deal now that I know about it. Just have to check it manually once in a while. Apparently this is a quirk that can happen with pets. The hair in the bag still allows enough air flow to move through the bag that the meter doesn't read it as full. The whole thing is designed around air flow.

u/Eisenhorn50 · 6 pointsr/OldSchoolCool

Aliens is one of my all time favorites! Kinda related but if anyone likes audio books I highly recommend Alien: Out of the Shadows

It takes place after the events of the first movie and IMO has a better plot than the 3rd movie. I listened to it on my T-Day road trip and we loved it...both of my kids as well. The nice thing is it's only 6 or 7 hours long so it's perfect for a road trip.

u/GeraldBrennan · 0 pointsr/OldSchoolCool

Not to be a booger, but I'm pretty sure the car was red. At least, I hope it was red...I wrote a book about Gagarin in which the car makes an appearance :-)

I can't remember my source for certain, but I'm pretty sure it was Andrew Jenks' Gagarin bio...

u/cafeRacr · 2 pointsr/OldSchoolCool

Many of the compilation albums have some rare interview pieces. There are a lot of them. I haven't listened to many of them in years. I read this book many years ago. i remember it being decent. There's a new version out now..
Check out the live at Monterey concert movie. The introduction has some great documentary content. And the mural painting is mind blowing.
A mixed bag here.
The VH1 docu-drama was pretty good, but i couldn't find a source for it.
One of my favorite interviews/appearances has always been the Dick Cavett Show.
There's piles of material on youtube. Good luck. Have fun.

u/I_likealotoftaffy · 105 pointsr/OldSchoolCool

I sympathize with you. I used to work outside and I did so for a very long time just with a ball cap and sunscreen. Had I known back then what I know now I would have been wearing the biggest, dumbest looking hat I could find. I now own a couple big sun hats and I've realized that the more ridiculous the hat looks the better for sun protection and overall tolerance of a hot, sunny day.

May I present to you the Sun Protection Zone Booney hat and my favorite which happens to be the dumbest looking, the Adam's Extreme Condition hat.

I don't work outside anymore, thankfully, but I do a lot of fishing and I still rock these hats when fishing and working on my property. In addition to wearing these god awful things I also wear a Freeze Zero Neck Gaiter. The neck gaiter especially helps when being on the water. Hats don't help when the suns blasting you from down below. I also wear long sleeve sun shirts. Take your pick on brand, I've found they're all pretty much the same. Hanes has the cheapest I've found and work great.

Aside from not getting baked by the sun which is always a miserable experience, one of the biggest positives is how much less fatigued I am after being in the sun all day. I can remember just passing out after taking a shower after being beat on by the sun. Not so anymore.

Also, I know someone might think all that stuff is hot to wear, but it's really not. Instead of that "I'm in the sun and my arms are starting to cook, wow it's getting hot, my face is melting, everything stings" heat - it's more like a warm heat all day. This post went a lot longer than I anticipated. I fucking hope this helps someone.

Edit: broken link. Longest post ever. I didn't realize how passionate I was about sun protection.

u/Mulsanne · 12 pointsr/OldSchoolCool

The Green God. Really underrated guy IMO. He earned that nickname after he replaced Eric Clapton in the John Mayall's Bluesbreakers. This was around the time that there was graffiti in London saying "CLAPTON IS GOD"

People thought Peter Green wouldn't be able to hold a candle to Clapton when he replaced him but he did and earned the nickname "Green God". Green inspired B. B. King to say, "He has the sweetest tone I ever heard; he was the only one who gave me the cold sweats." So cool.

But he also spent huge amounts of time on LSD. Like months and months where he was sooo dosed. Sad story. If you're interested, check out Life on the Road which while not directly about Peter Green, features him and early Fleetwood Mac extensively.

Really neat book about a cool time in rock history.

u/goodoldshrimpy · 3 pointsr/OldSchoolCool

Beautiful photograph! Their expressions convey so much meaning. As a side note: if you're interested in learning even more about your heritage, I highly suggest reading Alessandro Portelli's They Say in Harlan County (Oxford University Press, 2012). While the text covers Appalachian Kentucky culture and blue-collar labor rather than that of West Virginia, it is still a fantastic compilation of oral histories that probably displays many similarities to the narratives you may have heard from your relatives. I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Portelli when he visited my university last year and lectured about this particular text. I think you (and others interested in Appalachian history) will truly enjoy it.

u/burke_no_sleeps · 1 pointr/OldSchoolCool

I get it, I'm in a similar boat myself re: modern tech, but the phrase "he had to wait for color TV to exist" is really putting the cart before the horse. That was my point.

Super Anal Retentive History:

Sesame Street began broadcasting in 1969. "It's Not Easy Being Green" was first performed on a Sesame Street record album in 1970, then covered (on albums) by various popular artists throughout that decade and on into present day.

Color TV broadcasts became mandatory between 1969 and 1976 (dependent on state) in the US and Canada, with most of Western Europe making the transition in 1969.

The manufacture of cheap sets had been explosive during the '50s, keeping pace with the technology for color and the ability to receive nationwide, and then international, broadcast signals. Prices stayed pretty much the same throughout this boom -- a 21" b&w in 1956 cost the same as a 21" color set in 1960. The difference being that a factory worker in 1956 earned roughly $80 a week while the same person in the same job in 1960 earned ~$90 a week, making the effective cost of televisions a bit cheaper.

"By 1960, there were 52 million sets in American homes, one in almost nine out of ten households." source

"As late as 1965, CBS provided only 800 hours of color programming the entire year and ABC only 600 hours. In addition to the limited programming, early sets were somewhat cumbersome to adjust for proper color reception, receiver prices remained fairly high, and manufacturers were reluctant to promote color receivers until the lucrative black and white market had been saturated. Consequently, consumers were fairly slow to adopt color technology. As of 1965, only 10% of U.S. homes had a color set. It was not until the late 1960s, over a decade after the standard was set, that color TV sales rose significantly." source

So, with all that put together: 9 out of 10 children in low-income houses had in-home access to color television at the time "Sesame Street" began airing, AND the song you mention appeared after the advent of color TV but in audio format before ever being shown on TV.

other sources:

wages in 1950s and 1960s

television prices

Sesame Street

"(It's Not Easy Being) Green"

u/cosine83 · 0 pointsr/OldSchoolCool

I'm a big (tall and chubby), somewhat hairy dude but I do happen to have excellent skin. I have slightly oily skin, thick hair, a beard, and dry scalp. Here's my non-oral hygiene regimen.

  • Shower every other day
  • Only wash face my when I shower (this is the one I use)
  • Use a hydrating body wash (this is the one I use)
  • Wash my hair only when I shower (this includes my beard; I use Head and Shoudler 2 in 1 w/ almond oil)
  • Use an anti-perspirant deodarent for my pits (I use Old Spice Swagger there as well)
  • Moisturize my face after every shower (I use this one); I do the same for any areas I shave
  • I never wear cologne

    I've been doing this regimen more or less since I had a beard to shave (16 years old). The products have changed but the end results haven't. Rarely get zits, never get ingrown hairs, I always smell nice but not in an overbearing way, my hair and beard are clean and soft, and my skin is nice. I also don't spend a whole lot of time outside if I can help it but mainly because I'm just not an outdoor person.
u/-kunai · 115 pointsr/OldSchoolCool

This is the cover of one is my favorite coffee table books!

Rugby: The Golden Age

It's full of hundreds of amazing photos just like this

u/SenorPorkchop · 5 pointsr/OldSchoolCool

Awesome. Go buy his book he has some great stuff in there! Classic old school news shooter.

u/PunyParker826 · 3 pointsr/OldSchoolCool

Cary Elwes (Wesley) wrote a pretty decent recounting of the background and creation of the movie. I'd encourage both longtime fans or newcomers who want to learn more to check it out.

u/cobaltjacket · 1 pointr/OldSchoolCool

Cary Elwes' book As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride devotes a lot of time to Andre, including his infamous drinking. He had his drink called "The American," served in pitchers. He would drink several of them like a normal person would drink a regular glass of beer, and the bars he visited all knew the recipe.

u/Inevitable_Cascadia · 1 pointr/OldSchoolCool

These guys dropped out of college in 1969, bought a 50-ft wooden sailboat and sailed around the world. There are a ton of great photos from their adventure, many included in the book I helped them publish.

u/Nate0110 · 1 pointr/OldSchoolCool

There is a movie about her story, it is on amazon prime for streaming to prime members for free right now. The dubbing was decent on the version I saw on amazon.


Amazon link:

u/Toolhand · 5 pointsr/OldSchoolCool

The Battle for Sevastopol seemed like a nice film on amazon that showed this. If there is any other Id be interested.
edit movie

u/krails · 4 pointsr/OldSchoolCool

Those are PF Flyers, not Chuck Taylors. Chuck wishes he was as cool as John Glenn. And PF Flyers are still well made and more comfy than Cons.

u/phant0md · 1 pointr/OldSchoolCool

Don't know what the story is behind this pic, but its was taken by a photographer named Spot as part of a series.

More on him here:

And the book on amazon:

Cool pics.

u/bilagaana · 1 pointr/OldSchoolCool

There is a fairly recent movie about her and it is pretty good IMO. I'm not sure how historically accurate it is though, The Battle for Sevastopol.
Prime video link:

It has English subtitles if you don't speak the language.

u/typesmith · 1 pointr/OldSchoolCool

This was my youth, except not California.

Photos (yes there are more) are by Spot, a producer and engineer at SST Records and you can get the book on amazon

Ahhh it is nice to remember the crocheted bikini tops

u/video_descriptionbot · 4 pointsr/OldSchoolCool
Title | Medical Marijuana and Parkinson's Part 3 of 3
Description | See the effects of cannabis first hand, unedited, on Parkinson's tremor dyskinesia, and voice. This clip is from the feature documentary "Ride with Larry" and shows retired police captain Larry trying medical marijuana for the first time. The full film is now available to stream and to own on Amazon:
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u/Vvetra · 2 pointsr/OldSchoolCool

Well, that's from a feature film "The Battle for Sevastopol":

u/Begottenzulu1776 · 1 pointr/OldSchoolCool

A movie about her already exists. "The Battle for Sevastopol" If you have amazon.