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Finally! An explanation!

The big “middle class” rip-off: How a short sale taught me rich people’s ethics So many of us are clueless about business and finance. Here’s why that’s just the way the investment class likes it http://www.salon.com/2014/09/29/the_big_middle_class_rip_off_how_a_short_sale_taught_me_rich_peoples_ethics/ An interesting article that … Continue reading

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When things worked as planned…

The Astonishing Story of the Federal Reserve on 9-11 http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/10/1328813/-The-Astonishing-Story-of-the-Federal-Reserve-on-9-11 Yes, I know that the Fed really isn’t part of the govt, so this really isn’t praise for the govt, but it is an amazing read and remarkably gripping considering … Continue reading

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Well said

U.S. Falling Into the Islamic State’s Trap https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/09/17/u-s-falling-islamic-states-trap/ This post almost exactly echos my thoughts about these ISIS (or whatever they call themselves) dewds in Iraq: they are going to fade away if they can’t get the US to attack … Continue reading

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Legalized theft

The real Olive Garden scandal: Why greedy hedge funders suddenly care so much about breadsticks Remember that “hilarious” report last week ripping the chain eatery to pieces? The back story will infuriate you http://www.salon.com/2014/09/17/the_real_olive_garden_scandal_why_greedy_hedge_funders_suddenly_care_so_much_about_breadsticks/ This is really the core problem … Continue reading

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Not so bad after all…

Crystals Reveal Early Earth Wasn’t as ‘Hellish’ as Previously Thought http://www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/17192/20140916/crystals-reveal-early-earth-wasnt-hellish-previously-thought.htm It is increasingly being held that there was water on the surface of the early Earth, possibly even before the impact that created the moon. During the late heavy … Continue reading

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Artificial spleen

Next Generation: Blood-Cleansing Device An external device that mimics the structure of a spleen can cleanse the blood of rats with acute sepsis, ridding the fluid of pathogens and toxins. http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/40979/title/Next-Generation–Blood-Cleansing-Device/ A cool idea, but an interesting caveat: Fink cautioned … Continue reading

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Is Skynet really something to worry about?

When machines outsmart humans http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/09/opinion/bostrom-machine-superintelligence/index.html?hpt=hp_t3 I suppose someone should worry about this sort of thing, but much like the The Cambridge Project for Existential Risk I think it is largely a total waste of time (for society, of course; for … Continue reading

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Terahertz detector

Light Detector has Unprecedented Performance http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2014/09/light-detector-has-unprecedented-performance Really interesting concept, being able to cheaply detect terahertz rays (below heat but above microwaves). These rays tend to pass through the surface of most materials and are reflected from deeper within, so once … Continue reading

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Finally!

Our fear of fat is melting http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/06/opinion/teicholz-fear-of-dietary-fat-melting/index.html?hpt=hp_c4 It has been a long time coming, but it seems that the establishment has finally started to accept that high carbohydrate diets (otherwise known as low-fat diets) are bad for you. I speak … Continue reading

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What have you invented for me _lately_?

I have been thinking the last week or so that for all the appearance of our rapidly escalating technology, we really haven’t invented anything since the middle of the last century. I view the last real invention as the Laser … Continue reading

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