Seven Years

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[hair in face] "SEVVVENNN YEEEARRRSSS"
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jlvanderzwan
10 hours ago
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I'm telling you, I think my lack of interest in cats will become a survival superpower at this rate.
ttencate
10 hours ago
After the apocalypse, together we will repopulate the world! ... Oh wait.
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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Ellipsis

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Half of you are rolling your eyes because it's too dorky and half of you are rolling your eyes because it's not dorky enough.

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jlvanderzwan
13 hours ago
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I *do* actually want to see some very convoluted examples of this :P
duerig
13 hours ago
Ah. You can do this with any series that converges. So suppose a series converges to n. Then you have the first four terms a1, a2, a3, a4 and the remaining portion is r = n - a1 - a2 - a3 - a4. So in order to make a new series where r = 3, we just have to multiply the original series by 3/r. So our new series converges to 3*a1/r + 3*a2/r + 3*a3/4 + 3*a4/r + 3*r/r. So let's take the 0.9999... summation as an example. Our modified summation would be 27000 + 2700 + 270 + 27 + ... and the answer would be 30000 which is 3 more than the first four terms.
jlvanderzwan
10 hours ago
I asked for CONVOLUTED examples, not clear ones! ;)
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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Apes

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Infrequent Site Stories is the blog reader we need

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Launching today on all three platforms—web, iOS, and Android—is the new Infrequent Site Stories view. This configurable river of news offers a view of stories only from the blogs that publish less often than 1 story per day.

Most of what you see in your day-to-day feed is news that’s up to the minute and is probably stale within a day. Even 8 hour old news can be a problem. But sometimes what you want is an overview of the news that isn’t exactly news. It’s stories from the blogs who have individual authors, or blogs that publish only a few times a month. And missing out on those stories is a tragedy because it is those blogs that pushed you to invest in an RSS reader in the first place.

Today I’m happy to introduce a new feature that you won’t find anywhere else. It’s called Infrequent Site Stories and you can find it at the top of your feed list on the web, on iOS, and on Android.

Infrequent Site Stories is the river that captures stories from those authors who aren’t pulling from the firehose. These are the stories that are more thoughtful and more relevant days, weeks, months, or even years down the line. These stories are not to be missed. And the best thing about these stories is that there are far fewer of them than there are of your normal full river from All Site Stories.

You can also configure the Infrequent river to be more or less inclusive of content that is more or less frequently published by changing the filter anywhere from 5 to 90 stories per month.

These options are also available on all three official NewsBlur platforms and will let you perform a filter similar to how Focus mode reduces your number of unreads. It’s great to dip into Infrequent Site Stories and get stories you would ordinarily miss out on.

Try out the new Infrequent Site Stories feed, available only to premium subscribers. If your experience is anything like mine, it’ll be one of the new must read feeds in your reader.

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samuel
2 days ago
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I’m thinking about making the list of rivers customizable so you can hide any of the three (global shared, all site, infrequent site).
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JayM
2 days ago
Just being able to click/touch and drag would be great for the order of the items.
tingham
2 days ago
@Samuel Is there an open item on get satisfaction for this discussion?
samuel
2 days ago
No I'm just spit balling. Had the idea a while ago and figured it was time now since some people read every story and have no need for this special filtered feed.
dlanods
2 days ago
Please. I use All, but don't use Global and I can't see myself using Infrequent, so having to remember to aim for the central button of three very similar buttons doesn't feel like great usability given how often I'm misclicking at the moment. Bring able to move All to the bottom would be much nicer.
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tante
2 days ago
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"Infrequent Side Stories" are a great idea to quickly determine the stuff beyond news. Love @newsblur for that kind of stuff.
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tingham
2 days ago
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Maybe do: https://twitter.com/tingham/status/940279104082980865 instead?
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deezil
2 days ago
That was what I wanted in a much cleaner way than what I was going to explain with just words.
rosskarchner
2 days ago
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I've been imagining the opposite feature-- there are feeds, where if an item goes unread for more than a day (or even a few hours, say for an evening Axios newsletter), I'm never gonna be interested, and would prefer them just to silently disappear or be marked as read.
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zackfern
2 days ago
I've also wanted a feature like this. But I'm still very excited about this Infrequent Stories feature! Thanks Samuel!
expatpaul
2 days ago
I would also really like this feature. I would prefer a cut-off of a couple of days, but if this was configurable (feed and "stale" date) then we would all be happy :-)
wreichard
2 days ago
Infrequent stories will be great, but what you’re describing is really the feature I dream of. Right now I use Apple News (shudder)for that.
sfrazer
2 days ago
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Perils of UI changes: I keep clicking "Infrequent Site Stories" instead of "All Site Stories" because I target the area above my top feed name, not the words in the label.
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docheart
2 days ago
Agreed. I read all my news feeds and I would like the option to turn this off. I do love the new app and how it looks on my phone otherwise. Thanks!
deezil
2 days ago
Since I got this, I have clicked on that new header probably a dozen times.
chaosdiscord
2 days ago
I'm intrigued by the idea, and will dabble with it. But like sfrazer, it's throwing off my default use case of reading "All Site Stories." Now ASS (snicker) is in the middle, making a less obvious target. Maybe swap ASS and ISS?
philipstorry
2 days ago
Yep, swapping would be most welcome. Otherwise, a great feature!
JimB
2 days ago
Agreed. Damned irritating. I posted a suggestion to disable it within a couple of days of the feature first arriving.
lhagan
2 days ago
It's no help if you're using one of the native apps, but in the web app you can easily remove the Infrequent button by adding this under Account > Custom CSS: .NB-feeds-header-river-infrequent { display: none; }
hooges
2 days ago
tweeted about this exact same problem. I'm a big fan of all site stories, wish this was moved up one spot
alexlomas
19 hours ago
Exactly the same here!

Olive Oil Miracle in Cyprus

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Last year Atsas Organic Farm astounded both the olive oil industry and research scientists by producing an olive oil from Kalamon variety olives (known for table olives) with a total phenolic content of 3660 mg/kg. The oleocanthal content (the phenol most researched for health benefits) was 2776 mg/kg and setting a new world record. What makes this even more extraordinary is that the farm is in what is called a rain shadow and there had been no rain for 13 months. Was this a fluke?

Apparently not. Regenerative agriculture not only promises but delivers; the olive oil miracle is Nature at her best. This season, harvesting in September, early by traditional standards, Nicolas Nétien waited apprehensively while his first cold pressing was given its preliminary test using the Aristoleo® Test Kit and the new portable Aristometro™ spectrometer. The test later corroborated by NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) at the University of Athens by Drs. Prokopios Magiatis and Eleni Melliou was a record breaking 4947 mg/kg total polyphenols “Fifty-three milligrams short of my 2017 objective”, shares Nicolas. Oleocanthal was off the charts at 3762 mg/kg. Atsas has set a new world record for the second year in a row.

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jlvanderzwan
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Impressive, especially given the context of restorative agriculture. At least, it looks impresive; none of the articles linking to this world-record mention the typical polyphenol content.

I hate this attitude of "don't ask for points of comparison, just be impressed by big-sounding numbers!" so I did some research, and the closest I could get to a reliable source says the following:

> Polyphenols correlate with key sensory oil properties: bitterness and pungency, which are associated with olive oil style. Olive oil classification as mild, medium or robust can be associated to the total phenol content. Robust olive oils tend to have a Total Phenol level above 300 mg/kg, while oils perceived as mild have levels below 180 mg/kg. Bitterness Intensity vs Total Phenol in mg/kg:

410 Very bitter

Yeah...doesn't sound too appealing... especially if you keep in mind:

> Oleocanthal (...) appears to be responsible for the burning sensation that occurs in the back of the throat when consuming such oil.

The only realistic scenario I can imagine for consuming this is a daily tea-spoon for the likely-but-not-fully-proven health benefits:

> Oleocanthal has been found to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties in vitro. Similar to classical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, it is a non-selective inhibitor of cyclooxygenase (COX). 50 g (more than three and a half tablespoons) of a typical extra virgin olive oil per day contains an amount of oleocanthal with similar in vitro anti-inflammatory effect as 1/10 of the adult ibuprofen dose. It is therefore suggested that long-term consumption of small quantities may be responsible in part for the low incidence of heart disease and Alzheimer's disease associated with a Mediterranean diet.

[0] http://agbiolab.com/files/agbiolab_Polyphenols.pdf
[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oleocanthal
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