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History Extra: Elizabeth I - The monarch behind the mask.

Very sad, actually.

07/27/15 • 03:39 PM • HealthHistory • No Comments

Vox: Rooftop solar is booming. But it may be more vulnerable than you think.

But as rooftop solar penetration rises, time-of-use pricing begins to have the opposite effect. As a bunch of solar floods the grid during peak hours, it will have the effect of suppressing peak prices, reducing the incentive for additional solar.” If price is the only motivator, that is.

07/27/15 • 12:58 PM • EconomicsEnvironmentalHome & Living(2) Comments

Register.UK: Google unhooks ‘social network’ from YouTube.

Given the lack of interest the platform has generated over the last four years, this move could prove the beginning of the end for Google+.

07/27/15 • 12:52 PM • GoogleInternetSocial Media • No Comments

Time: Happy B-day, BUGS!!!

Lookin’ good for seventy five years young.

07/27/15 • 12:18 PM • ArtsEntertainmentHistory • No Comments

LuminousLandscape: Canon 5Ds Review Through Print Performance.

... people who buy prints don’t carry a magnifying glass with them – they look at what the picture is about and what it means to them. It’s a bit of a tough pill to swallow for some photographers, but most people couldn’t spot the differences in print quality between good and superb if it fell on them.” Great article, LL.

07/27/15 • 11:29 AM • HardwarePhotography • No Comments

The Toast: Visible Faith - On Grad School and Ageism.

... I was surprised by the degree to which the more mature male professors seemed unnerved by my presence, and they became the main source of my day-to-day anxiety. One of them, a jeans-wearing survivor of the pseudo-hippie revival of the ’80s, once announced to our class that Thomas Hardy only began writing poetry after he reached his sixties. ‘Just when the brain is atrophying for most people,’ he said, staring at me, ‘the man became a world-class poet. Imagine! You’ve got to be some kind of brilliant to defy those odds.’The more fool he.

07/27/15 • 11:21 AM • Human RightsPsychologyScholarly • No Comments

Kickstarter: Double or triple your screens by Slidenjoy.

Unfold this at your local coffee joint, watch other techs’ gonads shrink ...

07/27/15 • 11:03 AM • ConsumptionDesignHardware • No Comments

Guardian.UK: Zimbabwean authorities hunt Spaniard accused of killing Cecil the lion.

Orford calculates that with tourists from just one nearby lodge collectively paying €8,000 per day, Zimbabwe would have brought in more in just five days by having Cecil’s photograph taken rather than being shot by someone paying a one-off fee of €50,000.” Perhaps, but who owns the camps? And does that money stay in the local economy? I have a feeling there’s much more to this, before the animals can experience any sort of safety.

07/27/15 • 11:01 AM • EnvironmentalLawNatureTravel • No Comments

SciAm: What You Don’t Understand about Suicide Attacks.

Until suicide attackers are widely seen for the desperate, traumatized, and mentally ill people they really are—instead of ‘psychologically normal’ altruists—America will continue to suffer Islamic mass shooters who seek glory and heavenly rewards through death.” Yes, but there will always be depressed, isolated, vulnerable people. You will never cure those maladies in any effective manner. I hate to pick on the internet, but getting radicalizing texts and videos is exponentially easier today than in the recent past. We are seeing this result: a sick mind can be turned in days, instead of years.

I think of going to the library in my high school years, trying to find a copy of ‘Mein Kampf’ just to *look* at it. Not even cracking it. I think every librarian tailed me as I went into the aisle to view the single copy (I’d asked at the desk). I wouldn’t doubt they called my parents, even.

07/27/15 • 10:54 AM • Human RightsPoliticsPsychologyReligion • No Comments

Register.UK: New study into lack of women in Tech: It’s NOT the men’s fault.

Really it happens a lot earlier than college.” You have to look at the whole timeline for young lives. Right down to the pink baby blankets.

07/27/15 • 10:49 AM • ChildhoodHistoryHuman RightsScience • No Comments

Guardian.UK: Obama breaks with protocol in Africa to criticise Republicans’ ‘lack of decorum’.

Mistake. This is the kind of thing Obama does frequently that boggles me. He immediately becomes a target for invective, while vivifying his political opponents - raising their stature in the news cycle. He must be an awful poker player. Leave ‘em to cut themselves to pieces, rather than enter the fray as an outsider; the behavior is predictable - they’ll all turn on you, man.

07/27/15 • 10:23 AM • NewsPolitics • No Comments

HowlRound: The Actor’s Body.

Greater lessons here.

07/27/15 • 10:13 AM • EntertainmentHealthPhysical FitnessPsychology • No Comments

EOSHD: Canon profits down 16%.

Iterating too slowly in some areas, too small in others. IMHO.

07/27/15 • 10:07 AM • ConsumptionDesignMotion GraphicsPhotography • No Comments

Italian Ways: The Ascoli Piceno Quintana - the Middle Ages are coming back.

Surely you must be jousting.” {sorry} {not really}

07/27/15 • 09:59 AM • Travel • No Comments

Dallas Observer: Fracking Sucking Up Vast Amounts of Texas Water.

My God, south Texas. Are you folks in the UK observing this?

07/27/15 • 09:47 AM • EconomicsEnvironmentalNaturePolitics • No Comments

CounterCurrentNews: Native American Activist Found Dead In Jail Cell After Traffic Fine Arrest.

Not to discount the Bland tragedy, but some minorities seem much more important than others, don’t you think?

07/27/15 • 09:09 AM • Human RightsLawPolitics • No Comments

RISD Fleet Library: Special Collections/Dazzle patterns for ships.

Wild, man.

07/26/15 • 04:49 PM • ArtsHistoryPolitics • No Comments

NY Times: Aging Infrastructure Plagues Nation’s Busiest Rail Corridor.

Plagues?!?!” This was true in 1980. 35 years ago. To call it an embarrassment, is simply not enough. Federal, state and local authorities have all passed the buck year after year, decade after decade. If maintenance had been done continuously, properly ... many extensive replacements would likely not yet be needed. This is going to cost the taxpayers dearly.

07/26/15 • 04:36 PM • EconomicsPoliticsTravelVehicles(7) Comments

c|net: Man tries selfie with rattlesnake, gets snakebit for $150,000.

Another?!!! Okay, people. Wild animals do NOT do selfies. Just don’t.

07/26/15 • 01:05 PM • HealthInternetNaturePsychologySocial Media • No Comments

Interesting ...

... that Tumblr’s “Recommended Blogs” widget can guess my preferences better than Google, Facebook or Twitter. Combined.

07/24/15 • 07:33 PM • InternetPhotographySocial Media • No Comments

PS Mag: The Popular Blood Thinner That’s Causing Deaths and Injuries at Nursing Homes.

Rat poison. That’s what warfarin {‘Coumadin’} was created for. It needs careful dosing in humans. I hope I never have to take it. Those I’ve known who did, never really ever bounced back to any sort of robust health. It seems a treatment that ultimately makes conditions more complicated. Personal opinion - causation/correlation/all that - feel free to disagree.

07/24/15 • 07:15 PM • HealthPersonalScience(3) Comments

Register.UK: Q. How much did Google just spend applying political pressure? A. $4.6 million.

The spending makes Google one of the top ten biggest lobbying organizations in Washington: the top being the US Chamber of Commerce, and the rest rounded out by four medical industry companies, plus Boeing, General Electric, the National Association of Realtors, and Business Roundtable.

07/24/15 • 04:58 PM • EconomicsInternetPolitics • No Comments

Vox: Hillary Clinton’s favorability among Americans is at its lowest since 2007.

Still feel comfy, oh “she’s-got-unprecedented-approval-levels” Dems? And the race isn’t really started yet.

07/24/15 • 04:53 PM • HistoryPolitics • No Comments

WaPo: It’s not Dixie’s fault.

A worthy read. Written by one of our leading civil rights historians.

07/24/15 • 04:50 PM • HistoryHuman RightsNews • No Comments

Mashable: Man jumps off Tower Bridge in London, calls it ‘stupidest idea ever’.

Ya think?

07/24/15 • 02:14 PM • HealthPsychologyTravel • No Comments
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