Monthly Archives: October 2011

Steve Jobs, Magic and True Technological Innovation

Why Steve Jobs’ Magic Doesn’t Work In Medicine http://www.forbes.com/sites/matthewherper/2011/10/31/why-steve-jobs-magic-doesnt-work-in-medicine/ The final paragraph was what triggered me to post this here: I’ve idolized Jobs since I was a teenager. My first email account was on a NeXT, and I think he … Continue reading

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We need a new killer app…

America’s ‘Oh Sh*T!’ Moment Has the U.S. deleted the very things that made it great? Niall Ferguson on how America can avoid imminent collapse. http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2011/10/30/niall-ferguson-how-american-civilization-can-avoid-collapse.html The author provides some paths to avoid the looming apocalypse, though I tend to be … Continue reading

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A New Declaration of Independence

A New Declaration of Independence The weight of the 1 Percent has become intolerable. How can we take our country back? Here’s a fresh draft http://www.salon.com/2011/10/31/a_new_declaration_of_independence/singleton/ I like Salon a lot and I like this document.  I doubt it will … Continue reading

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Sex ed

Solving America’s teen sex problem The Dutch have dramatically reduced adolescent pregnancies, abortions and STDs. What do they know that we don’t? http://www.salon.com/2011/10/30/solving_americas_teen_sex_problem/singleton/ A very interesting article to me, though I suspect to the average American it would find it … Continue reading

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One Trillion People!

This is an article of my own.  I have been studying aquaponics for quite a while (likely close to a decade) and am in the midst of building a 2K sqft greenhouse to put some techniques to test in the … Continue reading

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Sailing stones of Death Valley

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sailing_stones I was watching a Nature program a little while ago and the show’s focus was Death Valley and the adaptations necessary to exist there.  As an aside they mentioned the mysterious sailing stones that appear to drift around … Continue reading

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Perhaps Ron Paul isn’t all crazy…

Fighting greedy bankers, an American tradition Long before OWS, celebrated patriots from Jefferson to Lincoln battled powerful, corrupting financiers http://www.salon.com/2011/10/28/fighting_greedy_bankers_an_american_tradition/singleton/ Despite its clear progressive slant, I like Salon a lot, the vast majority of the articles appear to be well … Continue reading

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A new PED

Just Cool It Athletes, and patients, know that overheating hurts a body’s performance. Biologists H. Craig Heller and Dennis Grahn—using a vacuum and the palm—have learned how to chill out efficiently. http://www.stanfordalumni.org/news/magazine/2005/julaug/features/cool.html Thanks to Erik for pointing this out! Because … Continue reading

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Space laser pointing up?

Space Junk Crisis: Time to Bring in the Lasers http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/10/space-junk-laser/?hpt=hp_bn11 I agree that politically this is a tough sell as it really is nothing more than a civilian application of Reagan’s famous Star Wars technology.   However, this is a very … Continue reading

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And now for something completely different…

I found some emails in my outbox that I guess didn’t generate any responses, but I still think they are interesting so will post them here… I thought you might like this change of pace from the usual stuff I … Continue reading

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