iPPinka: Convertible Shelf Table.
Cool idea. As long as you’re not stocking books.
PodioBlog: Stop giving me productivity tips.
“For me productivity is all about getting started, and getting started is all about motivation. So I make sure that I actually want to do most of the things that I have to do, and they are relevant and interesting for me. I check regularly that I am happy with what I am doing (you don’t need any tools for that).”
Updated to 10.9.5 (plus security updates) last night.
Startup seems a bit pokier than usual ... but it may just be oversensitivity on my part. Sometimes these things need to ‘burn in’ over a few days to optimize. Just thought I’d mention the circumstance.
Metafilter: “remove line breaks? where have you been all my life!”
Guardian.UK: Deciding who should pay to publish peer-reviewed scientific research.
“But how can these [open-access] journals survive? They do that by charging the author. Fees range anywhere from $100–$1000 or so.” So, as we continue to argue our points, we need to be careful to source the journals we’re pulling studies from. I promise to try to link the originating journal’s source docs when I pull a study from now on.
Guardian.UK: Secrets of a badger’s toilet.
Linked for the title. Well, mostly.
365/2: 258. How I know it’s autumn ...
Slate: Should gentlemen still open doors for women? Pragmatism and patriarchy, considered.
On this, I open. 99% of the time, I get a verbal “thank you”. 1% of the time I get “misogynist bastard.” I can handle that - I’ve been called worse. Besides, I’m somewhat equal-opportunity. I do it for encumbered and aged men, too.
NY Times: Artificial Sweeteners May Disrupt Body’s Blood Sugar Controls.
So then ... what’s the point?
NY Times: F.D.A. Panel Weighs Restrictions on Testosterone Drugs.
“A fifth to a quarter of men who are prescribed testosterone have not had a baseline test for their testosterone level. And 60 percent of the prescribing is done by primary care doctors, while just 20 percent of the drugs are prescribed by specialists like endocrinologists and urologists.” So it’s treated like the depression pharmaceutical market then. So what’s the problem? (tongue in cheek)
BarnFinds: California Z-Car Dreamin’
$5k. Fond memories of my own Z, similar but silver. The slide control in between the seats was the choke. When was the last time you saw a choke in a car?
InspirationFeed: 20 Simple Tips That Will Dramatically Improve Your Writing.
“Don’t use words unless you know what they mean.” @^#$@$%^@
ISAW Papers: “The Cosmos in the Antikythera Mechanism.”
This is a couple of years old, but since the mechanism is in the news these days, I thought it might enlighten some who didn’t take the time to skim through it.
$3 Million Gift Creates Stuttering Institute at UT Austin, Provides Free Treatments.
Youtube: The Story of You+Me.
Alecia Moore and Dallas Green. See if you recognize Alecia. She remains so charmingly “Doylestown.”
Watch Odile hit Arizona and NM on the National Weather Services’ advanced weather data display.
Here. Took a minute or two to boot up on my browser.
SERoundtable: Bing On URL Keyword Stuffing Spam.
Science of Us: It’s (Mostly) Smart to Trust Your Fellow Humans.
“In other words, over time, the gains you get from choosing more often to trust your fellow humans tend to outweigh the rarer losses.” Hmmm. Maybe we should ask Richard III (see previous link in today’s blog-scroll).
Past Horizons: Deadly injuries to skull and pelvis of Richard III revealed.
Incorporates an excellently descriptive video. Everything you need or want to know, right here.
ProPublica: A New Way Insurers are Shifting Costs to the Sick.
“Health insurance companies are no longer allowed to turn away patients because of their pre-existing conditions or charge them more because of those conditions. But some health policy experts say insurers may be doing so in a more subtle way: by forcing people with a variety of illnesses — including Parkinson’s disease, diabetes and epilepsy — to pay more for their drugs.” Aha. I wondered why some rudimentary generic drugs had gone exponential in price.
LRB: Andrew O’Hagan reviews ‘No Place to Hide’ by Glenn Greenwald.
A very good read. Very long, but do take the time.
Reuters: Gas production blamed for rise in Colorado, New Mexico quakes.
“The USGS scientists said there are now 21 high-volume wastewater disposal wells in Colorado and seven in New Mexico, and that since mid-2000 the total injection rate across the basin has ranged from 1.5 to 3.6 million barrels per month.” Holy cats.
NewsMax: Google Wants to Fly Drones Over New Mexico.
Show Focus Points Plugin for Lightroom.
ABC: Experts - Chopin’s Heart Shows Signs of TB.
“The experts said heart is ” very well preserved,” but they did not open the jar.” The benefits of a long soak in quality cognac.