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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Unregulated supplements

I'm not one to post about something for the same source over and over again, but another John Oliver bit about dietary gimmicks came up.  I am unfortunately compelled by my conscience to spread this.

On the upside, it's both entertaining and provides all that wonderful righteous indignation that I so enjoy.  Hurray!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Income inequality vs. class warfare

Another excellent John Oliver bit saying what everyone knows is true but nobody wants to admit.

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Thinking with Portals

I remember getting chills when I first saw the trailer for the game Portal, considered by many to be a masterpiece of gaming.  Even 7 years later, it still gets me.

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Facebook experimenting on users

Facebook wasn't creepy enough, now they've experimented on users.  Obviously the Register has a thorny view of the idea, but that there's zero ethical concern for Facebook makes it that much worse.

I'm so glad I've all but abandoned that service.  Apart from some interesting moves in open computing, I haven't seen anything in years that made me want to start using it for anything but those few stragglers that haven't moved on to something else.

Once again, vaccines are fine

It blew me away when someone I knew actually bought into the vaccine fear thing happening with their kid.  Fortunately, that seemed to get worked out, but it's evidently going to be an issue well into the future, despite loads of evidence otherwise.  Seems like a waste of research money.