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Lyza's Index: July 30

Jul 30, 2015

In which I mention a few things I learned.

  • Aerogel is so not-dense that it's hard to see the edges of it, which tend to diffuse into nothingness subtly. (for more, read: Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials that Shape our Man-Made World )
  • In Naples, there are DOC-designated pizzas. If you make a margherita pizza with the wrong kind of tomatoes or mozzarella, you're not in the club.
  • Perhaps Charles Lindbergh's greatest feat in his first transatlantic flight was that he found the airfield in Paris after flying from New York using dead reckoning. Imagine that. (for more, read: One Summer: America, 1927 )

The following is nifty ES6/JS 2015 goodness:

class Whatever {
  constructor({ foo = "bar", baz = "bing" } = {}) {
    // Yeah, baby
    console.log(foo); // => 'bar' by default

Hat-tip to @tylersticka on that one!