Category Archives: Reference

“… And Death Shall Flee From Them.”

Enzyme that affects ageing, cancer decoded: study Elated scientists announced Wednesday the completion of a 20-year quest to map the complex enzyme thought to forestall ageing by repairing the tips of chromosomes in plants and animals, including humans. As far … Continue reading

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Groups Of People Create Cowards

I hate being around a lot of people. I even have a problem even thinking about eventually joining an electric skateboard group ride. Because when you get a group of human beings together, unpredictable — and usually bad — things … Continue reading

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Thinking Out Loud About The 2018 iPad

That’s one of many folders I have stuffed with Google Books PDFs (and, in this folder, a few regular PDFs; it’s a temporary catch-all folder). 574 documents in there. Mostly Google Books PDFs. Five hundred and seventy-four. Taking up just … Continue reading

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Bob Lefsetz recommended this article. It sickened me. There’s a party out there where even a total idiot can get rich. And they do it by fleecing other idiots. And Facebook makes it soooo easy these days. If you want … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs: Pay People To Tell You What To Do

This is a very interesting video from Steve Jobs that popped up in my YouTube recommendations. Steve Jobs MIT Class: What he learnt after he was fired from Apple? I wish more managers had this mindset! It’s the difference between … Continue reading

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Reference: Pitirim Sorokin

As if my reading backlog isn’t overwhelming enough, now I want to read his works: Critic of the Sensate Culture: Rediscovering the Genius of Pitirim Sorokin An “overripe” sensate culture, Sorokin explains, has a demoralizing and disintegrating effect upon the … Continue reading

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Compare Electric Skateboards

There are some still missing from the list, but holy cow! One hundred and ten listed! Compare Electric Skateboards Previously here: eSkateboards category

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Flu 2018: Science Catches Up To Common Sense, Part Two

Don’t Look Up: ‘Astonishing Number’ Of Viruses Float Down On Us From The Sky Scientists have been finding genetically similar viruses in disparate parts of the planet. “Roughly 20 years ago we began finding genetically similar viruses occurring in very … Continue reading

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Flu 2018: Science Catches Up To Common Sense

Flu may be spread just by breathing, new study says “We found that flu cases contaminated the air around them with infectious virus just by breathing, without coughing or sneezing,” Dr. Donald Milton, professor of environmental health in the University … Continue reading

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Measure Death Hills For Electric Skateboarding (And Other Transit)

Thanks to _pope_francis on Reddit, I learned of a site called It can measure the incline of streets. If this is accurate, no one needs to go through that annoying measuring with a phone. I immediately went and measured … Continue reading

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