The Kominsky Method - Season 2

The Kominsky Method - Season 2 is as good as Season 1.

It is a mild comedy about life of 2 aging friends.
Michael Douglas plays 70+ years old acting coach Sandy Kominsky.
Alan Arkin plays Sandy's 80+ years old friend who is retiring from his acting agency business.

The Kominsky Method: Season 2 | Official Trailer | Netflix

Originally posted at: https://dennisgorelik.dreamwidth.org/179704.html

Mesothelioma tumor on CT-scan

I find this picture fascinating.
It demonstrates several important concepts:
1) CT-scan and why it is needed.
2) How cancerous tumor looks like (in this case, Mesothelioma).
3) How key human organs look like on a CT-scan.

Malignant Mesothelioma, coronal CT scan.
Legend: the malignant mesothelioma is indicated by yellow arrows, the central pleural effusion is marked with a yellow star. (1) right lung, (2) spine, (3) left lung, (4) ribs, (5) aorta, (6) spleen, (7) left kidney, (8) right kidney, (9) liver.

Other pictures by the same photographer: Stevenfruitsmaak Gallery.

Originally posted at: https://dennisgorelik.dreamwidth.org/179313.html

Larry Ellison and xUSSR

Today I learned that Larry Ellison's girlfriend was born in former USSR and grew up in Ukraine.
Real Name: Iryna Osipova
Date of Birth: Year - 1991
College/University: Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics, Kiev, Ukraine

Larry not only hired a lot of his developers from xUSSR, but he found a girlfriend from xUSSR too.

Originally posted at: https://dennisgorelik.dreamwidth.org/178718.html

Nigerian astronaut lost in space needs $3m to get home

He was the first African in space when he made a secret flight to the Salyut 6 space station in 1979. He was on a later Soviet spaceflight, Soyuz T-16Z to the secret Soviet military space station Salyut 8T in 1989. He was stranded there in 1990 when the Soviet Union was dissolved. His other Soviet crew members returned to earth on the Soyuz T-16Z, but his place was taken up by return cargo. There have been occasional Progrez supply flights to keep him going since that time. He is in good humor, but wants to come home.

In the 14-years since he has been on the station, he has accumulated flight pay and interest amounting to almost $ 15,000,000 American Dollars.

Originally posted at: https://dennisgorelik.dreamwidth.org/178599.html

"Quwaysna <-> Queisna" geocoding loop in Google Maps

Our geocoding loop detector -- found Google Maps bug.

Google Maps search for "quweisna,menofia governorate,egypt"
points to "quwaysna,menofia governorate,egypt".

Searching for "quwaysna,menofia governorate,egypt" points back to "quweisna,menofia governorate,egypt".

Quwaysna is about 1 mile away from Queisna:

Originally posted at: https://dennisgorelik.dreamwidth.org/178005.html

Geocoding loop

We use 2 geocoding providers: Mapbox (primary) and Google Maps (as a backup when Mapbox produces weird results).

Using 2 geocoding providers, occasionally, causes weird data collisions.
For example:
Mapbox API geocodes "north beach, MD,20714" as "west beach, MD,20714", but Google Maps API geocodes "west beach, MD,20714" as "north beach, MD,20714".
That, effectively, forms geocoding loop:
west beach, MD,20714
north beach, MD,20714
west beach, MD,20714
north beach, MD,20714
west beach, MD,20714

This geocoding loop may cause infinite redirect between job list web pages:
"West beach" jobs page redirects to "North beach" jobs page.
"North beach" jobs page redirects to "West beach" jobs page.

Yesterday we launched Geocoding loop detection code, and found over 50 geocoding loops in our 901,016 records GeocodedLocation table.

Some other geocoding loops examples:
san francisco,ca,94105 <-> south beach,ca,94105
northeast washington,dc,20018 <-> washington,dc,20018
miami,fl,33132 <-> downtown,fl,33132
far rockaway,ny,11691 <-> queens,ny,11691

kankan,guinea <-> kankan region,guinea
amhara,ethiopia <-> amhara region,ethiopia
jigawa,nigeria <-> jigawa state,nigeria
manzini district,swaziland <-> manzini,swaziland

Originally posted at: https://dennisgorelik.dreamwidth.org/177629.html