Inflammation increases with weight gain, which leads to insulin resistance and leptin resistance. So, if you’re looking to lose weight, reducing inflammation is key. You can do this by avoiding processed foods and added sugars, eating more anti-inflammatory foods, getting enough sleep and decreasing stress levels. Reducing the amount of inflammation in your body will also lower your risk for diseases like cancer, heart disease and diabetes.
There is more to long term health and weight maintenance success than calories in and calories out. Check out these conversations by 2 London hospital doctors.
Which TV will have the best picture quality in 2023? There is a lot of talk about the headline flagship sets from the consumer electronics arms of the OLED panel manufacturers, LG and Samsung, with Sony’s A95K QD-OLED successor yet to be announced, but the truth of the matter may just have been staring us in the face all along.
Let’s summarise what some of the biggest TV YouTubers and Audio-visual websites have to say before reaching a conclusion.
Samsung S90C / S95C has potential for greater colour brightness and luminance if pushed
LG G3 META Micro Lens Array improves brightness but not necessarily colour brightness because of the white subpixel however he found colours to be brighter perceptually
Panasonic MZ2000 processing and picture quality made it one of the best at CES 2023
MLA just focuses existing light better rather than increases light energy so doesn’t increase burn in risk
MLA peaks at 2100 nits so a ‘150% increase’ (2.5x original or 1.5x original?)
QD-OLED2 colour brightness is measurably purer since no white subpixel but perceptually MLA may appear little different
LG Brightness Booster Max light control architecture (MLA) and light boosting algorithms increase brightness by up to 70% but just on 55, 65, 77 inch models (not 83)
Samsung puts Micro LED top of its range with, OLED bottom and Neo QLED in the middle.
S90/95C in 55, 65, 77 inch sizes
MLA is brighter across all window sizes from 1% to full screen white giving more depth and punch and brighter colours
Panasonic MZ2000 1500 nits (cd/m2) peak light output on a 10% window
Graph shows 50% brightness boost over previous year’s LZ2000 at 10% window size but reducing to just 20% brightness boost at 100% window size.
Though brighter MZ2000 clears image retention quicker than LZ2000
Some scenes look identical in brightness on old LZ2000 and new MZ2000
With ambient light blacks look less black and more pink on the new MZ2000
MLA design uses 27 billion lenses to redirect out of the screen light previously reflected inwards
Brightness is 50% greater than last year’s model
MLA increases colour volume
“True to the film maker’s vision” slogan – even though film makers take into account typical end user equipment
30% brighter over 2022 QD-OLED due to higher intensity light and less internal absorption
Blacks will be truer than the greys of QD-OLED v1 due to optimisation of the top layers of the panel
LG MLA and Samsung QD-OLED2 are the main technologies impacting top end picture quality for 2023.
TCL Micro LED promises the best picture quality but is 5 years plus away
Panasonic MZ2000 with MLA is vote for best of show with a visible difference against last year’s model
Wireless HDMI is on the LG Signature OLED M model
G3 Micro Lens Array (MLA) will achieve the best full screen brightness
S95C QD-OLED has a brighter blue OLED material and a new anti reflective layer will reflect less light and so achieve truer blacks in a brighter room than its predecessor (OLED v1 also used by Sony A95K)
LG G2 issues were full screen brightness, uniformity (magenta tint) and colour accuracy
Samsung S95B issues were lifted blacks under ambient light, low bit rate content processing and bent panels
The competition will be about high APL brightness and lower luminance colour accuracy
Marketing materials don’t specify the brightness window sizes
Panel may be capable of 2000 nits but the implementation in the models may be less
Forbes states QD-OLED v2 is 1500 nits at 10% and a 30% improvement over the previous year.
QD-OLED issues remain: colour fringing with coloured lines in bright scenes and near black smearing.
LG G3 1500 nits on 10% window and 2000 on 3%
Both Sony A95K (QD OLED with heat sync) and Samsung S95B (without heat sync) holds sustained brightness better though does not get so bright as LG G2.
Panel consistency and lack of pink tinting are the main advantages of QD-OLED over OLED.
Samsung updates in 2022, presumably to keep the panel safe, meant the S95B no longer offered its original brightness by the end of the year
QD-OLED2 is trying to be brighter than MLA (2100 v 2000 nits)
LG Evo G2 panel had a pink tint uniformity issue and Samsung QD-OLED S95B panel had a software update trust issue
At CES 2023 the Samsung booth demonstrated QD-OLED v2 as being perceptibly brighter with even more saturated colours than 2022 QD-OLED.
RTINGS.com provides measurements for several popular TVs and top of the line LEDs measure and are perceived as much brighter and more impressive with bright full screen scenes than top of the line OLED TVs, whether WRGB OLED or QD-OLED.
For 10% peak and 100% sustained brightness respectively, RTINGS.com gives
OLEDs: LG G2 (evo) 450, 190; Sony A95K (QD-OLED) 410, 148; LG G1 (2021) 406, 161
Mini LEDs: Samsung QN95B 1,934, 569; Sony X95K 1223, 633;
Full Array Local Dimming: Sony X95H (2020) 1085, 625
So to summarise, the latest 2023 OLEDs are 30% to 50% brighter than last year for sub 10% white windows but for full screen white are perhaps just 20% brighter so for viewing in a daytime room or bright high APL scenes with, for example, sunshine, snow or sports both of the new OLED technologies, QD-OLED v2 and MLA (META), remain much less impactful than LED designs.
Micro LED achieves the holy grail of professional reference mastering monitor black and bright performance like the 31 inch Sony BVM-HX310 but is too expensive a technology for mass market consumer sets for now and several years to come, with lower energy consumption being one of the technical challenges needing to be overcome.
Each bin defines the absolute maximum number the bin can contain. A bin of 10 will contain numbers up to 10 so 9 and 10 but not 10.1. In other words, the bin contents are less than or equal to (<=) the current bin and greater than (>) the previous bin.
In short a bin contains numbers up to and including the bin’s number but not a fraction over the bin’s number as shown in the examples above.
People usually give their age as rounded down and age limits operate in that way too so a 17.9 year old can’t vote in the UK. If we want to find the number of people aged say 15-18 we need to use the Excel ROUNDDOWN function to make sure someone who is 18.3 or 18.9 appears in a 15-18 bin defined as 18. The previous bin in this example would have to be 14 to capture 14 year olds but not 15 year olds.
A quarter of a million people, or 0.3% of the population of the UK that is alive today, or one in three hundred people in the UK have actually spoken to the Queen.
That figure assumes she spoke to on average 23 new people at each of the 21,000 engagements she attended during her 70 year reign, an average age of her interlocutor of 35, an average lifespan of interlocutor of 75 years (it is 81 in the UK in 2022) and the vast majority of her interlocutors being UK inhabitants.
If we include the 307,000 people she sent a 100th birthday telegram to and the 927,000 couples she sent a 60th anniversary message to that brings the figure up to 2.6 million people in total (alive or dead) she has directly communicated with, though this is an overestimate since there will be overlap between these these cohorts.
Since the written communications were over a period of 70 years, and assuming an average age of the recipient of the written communications of 80, 200,000 could be assumed to still be living, making for up to half a million people in the UK in total who are alive now (2022) having received direct communication from the Queen.
If you have any other thoughts or figures on these estimates please leave a comment below.
Of course, the Queen’s influence was felt by many more people, including myself. Her devotion to duty with good humour and intelligence is just one of the legacies she will leave us with.
If you don’t have the funds or inclination to pay for Vizio or Lucidchart here are a few tools for easily creating a variety of common diagrams, from flow charts to entity relationship (data structure), dependency, UML and presentation graphics. Some don’t require any drawing or layout skills whatsoever and allow you to produce clear professional looking diagrams quickly just by typing concise human readable text – no manual and time-consuming drawing, positioning, resizing, formatting and alignment of objects and connectors!
Archimate is an internationally agreed standard, in the style of UML, that lets one describe pictorially all elements of Enterprise Architecture from motivation like drivers, goals and outcomes to business processes, data, applications, technology, strategy, capabilities, courses of action (like projects and programmes) and deliverables.
Note: if you change the diagram the URL of your edited diagram will also change, which means that you will need to change the diagram URL embedded in any documents that refer to it if you want them to reflect your edits. Of course, if you simply download and include the generated png file in your document you need to change the document whenever you revise the diagram too. The upside is that anyone can revise the diagram in future without having to recreate it from scratch and without needing any software – just internet access. One isn’t even dependent on a particular website since the ‘long string’ from http://www.plantuml.com/plantuml/uml will also work at https://www.planttext.com and one can even install one’s own diagram server:
These can be very powerful by providing insight into the chain of dependencies and relationships within a system. Graphviz allows diagrams in the simple ‘dot’ graph description language to be constructed, shared and saved via e.g.
If you want to show your appreciation for someone’s message or photo in a WhatsApp group chat but don’t want to bother everyone in the group with a notification of your reaction there is now a way by simply long tapping the thing you want to react to and selecting your emoji reaction.
This was a feature request raised over 6 years ago but better late than never I guess!
Top Gun: Maverick wasn’t what I was expecting but was none the less enjoyable for that.
We know from the now 2 year old ‘making of’ trailers how much effort went into capturing the real life flying scenes but for me the visual spectacle didn’t translate to the big screen significantly more than the equivalent scenes from the original.
What did unexpectedly move me was the maturity of the story elements around the characters. Top Gun was almost a coming of age movie about internal conflicts but TG2, rather like Trainspotting 2 finds new material in the things that matter to its now older and somewhat wiser protagonists. Managing relationships in a new mindset with less bravado but more recognition and acceptance of oneself and others and knowing that sometimes we just don’t know.
Yes, the plot may be ridiculous and we can see the manipulations coming but nevertheless I found myself welling up at those moments of mass audience acknowledgement of some of life’s truths and values. Hard work, honesty, tact, camaraderie, courage, compromise, humbleness, mutual respect and understanding.
We may not know the answers but perhaps the message is that sometimes just trusting our instincts is more valuable than thinking, conveyed in the somewhat hackneyed but pithy line:
Like a son, TG2 may inherit some of its forebear’s characteristics but is an entity of its own. Enjoy the ride.