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DYT: Former Playboy Models Photographed 60 Years Later.

Normally, I wouldn’t link this. But I feel strongly that age is being given short-shrift. There is beauty in all ages. Once you get over trying to see ‘what they once were’, you can see the beauty in what they *are*.

And for you photographers - it’s nearly impossible to take a bad photo of a beautiful girl. When you can take a great, character-filled and gorgeous photo of an older individual (without restoring to B&W and goosing black levels to enhance wrinkles and skin imperfections), you know you have some craft.

07/27/16 • 11:02 AM • Photography • No Comments

New Scientist: Unprecedented Alzheimer’s drug slows disease by 80 per cent.

MRI brain scans revealed that brain atrophy slowed down in patients receiving LMTX by between 33 and 38 per cent, compared with those taking the placebo.” Hope!

07/27/16 • 10:47 AM • HealthScience • No Comments

Discover Mag: Want to avoid malaria? Just wear a chicken.

Some smell chicken. I smell business opportunity.

07/27/16 • 10:45 AM • HealthNatureScience • No Comments

Guardian.UK: Children spend only half as much time playing outside as their parents did.

TRAVESTY. Take the electronics away, kick ‘em out on the weekends. You’ll end up with smarter, happier kids.

07/27/16 • 10:43 AM • ChildhoodPsychology(5) Comments

LA Times: Clinton might have more all-star wattage behind her than any nominee ever has.

Well, Hollywood stars are not generally people I take political opinions from. Apparently I’m a minority. Experienced politicians I admire, yes. Stars, no. Seems like she’s leaning towards the former, thank goodness.

07/27/16 • 10:38 AM • EntertainmentHistoryPolitics • No Comments

NY Times: Donald Trump Encourages Russia to Find Hillary Clinton’s Missing Emails.

This has to be the first time that a major presidential candidate has actively encouraged a foreign power to conduct espionage against his political opponent. This has gone from being a mattter of curiosity, and a matter of politics, to being a national security issue.” Agreed. So far out of line.

07/27/16 • 10:36 AM • LawNewsPolitics • No Comments

Metafilter: Two weeks, eight attacks, 247 lives.

Work through the thread, when you have time.

07/27/16 • 10:28 AM • HealthHuman RightsPolitics • No Comments

Italian Ways: Italy’s funiculars - wonderful all the way to the top.

Love these things.

07/27/16 • 10:23 AM • HistoryTravelVehicles • No Comments

Colossal: Mandalas Formed From Foraged Wood and River Stones Designed by Matt W. Moore.

Hmmm. Perhaps I’ll try one of these, next soujourn in the wilderness. Enough scrap wood around these parts.

07/27/16 • 10:18 AM • Arts • No Comments

Hodinkee: The ‘Dirty Dozen,’ A Collection Of 12 (Mostly) Inexpensive Military Watches.

Beware. Many watches of WWII vintage have radium dials. Enough to set off geiger counters, and perhaps give you accelerated skin cancer. And you could get thrown in the slammer for carrying WMDs.

07/26/16 • 09:21 PM • ConsumptionDesignHealthHistory • No Comments

Vox: Clinton ally - she will back TPP. Clinton campaign - no, we won’t, we promise!

Oh, for heaven’s sake. With friends like this ...

07/26/16 • 08:49 PM • Politics • No Comments

Vox: A Clinton presidency will greatly boost women’s representation in politics.

Hold on a second. Did Obama’s Presidency boost black/minority representation in politics? It’s been doing a slow rise for years, Obama seems not to have had a huge impact. And these Presidential nominees are awfully white-bread-shade. File this under “remains to be seen.”

07/26/16 • 07:17 PM • Human RightsPolitics • No Comments

Guardian.UK: Treasure hunter who went looking for $2m in gold found dead in New Mexico.

Well, they finally discovered his remains.

07/26/16 • 07:12 PM • BooksHealthSanta Fe Local • No Comments

Vox: How the DNC roll call vote managed to avoid disaster.

I spoke to several of them on Monday and Tuesday, and they said doing so was important as a symbolic demonstration of how many delegates Sanders had received in the primary — a way of recording for the history books how many votes he had received.

07/26/16 • 05:18 PM • HistoryPolitics • No Comments

BBC: Clinton gets Democratic nomination.

In a symbolic gesture of party unity, former Democratic rival Senator Bernie Sanders took the microphone to move to suspend the procedural rules and declare Mrs Clinton as the nominee.” Nice of Bernie. Congratulations, Ms Clinton! History made.

07/26/16 • 05:17 PM • HistoryPolitics • No Comments

The Nation: Tell Democrats to Boycott Big-Oil Propaganda Events at the DNC.

Climate Hawks Vote has launched a petition calling for members of the Democratic Party to boycott any events hosted by the American Petroleum Institute.

07/26/16 • 05:11 PM • EnvironmentalPolitics • No Comments

The Nation: Obama Administration Has Brokered More Weapons Sales Than Any Other Admin Since WWII.

Why do other major US exports—from Hollywood movies to Midwestern grain shipments to Boeing airliners—garner regular coverage while trends in weapons exports remain in relative obscurity?” Big, big business.

07/26/16 • 05:07 PM • ConsumptionHistoryHuman RightsPolitics • No Comments

Political Wire: Democratic Convention Gets Higher Ratings.

No such thing as negative publicity.

07/26/16 • 05:06 PM • Politics • No Comments

Economist Daily chart: The economics of Donald Trump’s wall.

Looks like they did my same calculations, only better. Bravo. Thanks to @belledejour_uk on Twitter.

07/26/16 • 04:46 PM • GeneralPolitics • No Comments

Were the DNC emails ‘tampered with’?

This is the original article for this rumor, being widely misinterpreted. Scroll down to paragraph beginning “The metadata in the leaked documents ...” and read from there (if you want to cut to the chase on this subject).

Money quote: “Although so far the actual content of the leaked documents appears not to have been tampered with, manipulation would fit an established pattern of operational behaviour in other contexts, such as troll farms or planting fake media stories.”

The media is presenting this all over the ideological map. Beware what/who you believe on this one.

07/26/16 • 12:59 PM • InternetLawPoliticsSecurity(4) Comments

c|net: Microsoft Word wants to help you with your homework.

FYI, Office 365.

07/26/16 • 11:36 AM • MicrosoftSoftware • No Comments

Atlas Obscura: The Miseducation of John Muir.


07/26/16 • 11:28 AM • History • No Comments

Political Wire: Is Putin Trying to Meddle in the U.S. Election?

Theory-du-jour. I’m expecting some wag to accuse Bernie supporters (“Leftists”) of working with Russia, bringing McCarthyism back to a head.

Trump isn’t the only one with Russian connections. VERY IMPORTANT, if you’re interested in Russian influence, that you read this article about Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation. NY Times link, not Breitbart, so we conservative-source-dislikers can’t poo-poo it. You will wonder why, as I do, that nothing has ever been followed up on.

07/26/16 • 11:15 AM • EconomicsHistoryPolitics(2) Comments

Guardian.UK: Harrison Ford could have died in Star Wars set incident, court hears.

Han Solo’s tough. Plane/helicopter crashes, having the Millenium Falcon door dropped on him, he prevails.

07/26/16 • 11:09 AM • EntertainmentHealthLaw • No Comments

SF New Mexican: Proposal for food trucks on Canyon Road moves through committee.

Um ... bathrooms and garbage come to mind. Bathrooms in particular, are in short supply on Canyon’s mile-plus stretch. The City even *advertises* some private bathrooms as being public in their printed materials. That’s not right. Build some bogs, legislators. You’ll have more tourists taking the walk.

07/26/16 • 11:07 AM • ConsumptionGeneralSanta Fe Local • No Comments
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