Tuesday, August 31, 2010

YouTube - Nervous young Johnny Cash ~ Rare footage on Kinzua Indians

YouTube - Nervous young Johnny Cash ~ Rare footage on Kinzua Indians: "Johnny Cash sings a song written about the Seneca Indians over the flooding of the Kinzua dam.

Seems relevant again with taxation issues taking front stage again.

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Friday, August 27, 2010

Your Brain on Computers - Digital Devices Deprive Brain of Needed Downtime - NYTimes.com

Your Brain on Computers - Digital Devices Deprive Brain of Needed Downtime - NYTimes.com:
"But scientists point to an unanticipated side effect: when people keep their brains busy with digital input, they are forfeiting downtime that could allow them to better learn and remember information, or come up with new ideas.

Ms. Bates, for example, might be clearer-headed if she went for a run outside, away from her devices, research suggests.

At the University of California, San Francisco, scientists have found that when rats have a new experience, like exploring an unfamiliar area, their brains show new patterns of activity. But only when the rats take a break from their exploration do they process those patterns in a way that seems to create a persistent memory of the experience."

HT to @nateolay

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Ignatius' Ghost

Ignatius' Ghost: Cool blog, I just finished ristening to the book. :
"The main character of Confederacy is Ignatius J. Reilly who truly believes that dunces everywhere are in confederacy against him.

I've gone through Confederacy and noted every location in which Toole mentions. In August 2008, I visited New Orleans and chronicled every location I could find. Where applicable, I tried to give you a little history of the sites, as well as a couple photos.
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Friday, August 13, 2010

Another reason to hate fall and winter!

Temperature Drops Put the Squeeze on Heart Attack Risk: Scientific American:
"Bhaskaran and his colleagues estimated that for every 1 degree C drop in the mean temperatures in the U.K. over a 24-hour period—where about 11,600 heart attacks occur each month—an additional 200 heart attacks are likely to occur."

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Man Behind the Liverpool Bid - DealBook Blog - NYTimes.com

The Man Behind the Liverpool Bid - DealBook Blog - NYTimes.com:
"“If there’s an opportunity, we’ll do it, but only for the learning process,” Mr. Huang said during the interview in Shanghai in March. “The N.F.L. is the most profitable league. The management, the intellectual property, the ownership structure is the best.”

Friends say Mr. Huang made a fortune working on Wall Street and helping clients invest in Chinese initial public stock offerings. Now, they say, he is pushing China to overhaul its sports system and develop its own professional sports leagues with corporate sponsors — a challenge in a country where the government retains tight control of sports programs."

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Running Barefoot: Training Tips

Running Barefoot: Training Tips:

* Land gently on your forefoot and gradually let the heel come down
* Transition slowly
* Stretch your calves and Achilles tendon
* Don’t do anything that causes pain
* Listen to your body and run totally barefoot to learn good form
* Buy minimal shoes that lack high heels and stiff soles
* Consult a doctor

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