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"We all know that exercise can make us fitter and reduce our risk for illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease. But just how, from start to finish, a run or a bike ride might translate into a healthier life has remained baffling. Now new research reports that the answer may lie, in part, in our DNA. Exercise, a new study finds, changes the shape and functioning of our genes, an important stop on the way to improved health and fitness." - imabonehead from Bookmarklet
"Enter epigenetics, a process by which the operation of genes is changed, but not the DNA itself. Epigenetic changes occur on the outside of the gene, mainly through a process called methylation. In methylation, clusters of atoms, called methyl groups, attach to the outside of a gene like microscopic mollusks and make the gene more or less able to receive and respond to biochemical signals from the body." - imabonehead
If you're interested in this stuff, Nessa Carey wrote a pretty good book about it. - Ken Morley
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How Neal Stephenson Is Helping To Make Snow Crash's Metaverse A Reality -
How Neal Stephenson Is Helping To Make Snow Crash's Metaverse A Reality
Adoro wuel libro, adoro il metaverso! - Emma Woodhouse
cosa darei per andare a bere una bibita con Neal Stephenson - eslr
I think he may be backing the wrong horse. - Ken Morley
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
RT @nerd_on: That's a heck of a bug, Android.
RT @nerd_on: That's a heck of a bug, Android.
That's a feature, not a bug. - Ken Morley
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For your consideration: Kiva - Gulbadam from Kyrgyzstan -
For your consideration: Kiva - Gulbadam from Kyrgyzstan
A loan of $350 helps Gulbadam to purchase one heifer in order to increase her profits and pay for her children's education. - Ken Morley from Bookmarklet
I was too late, but at least she's fully funded :) - Eivind
Cumin Roasted Avocados and Mango with Massaged Kale | Tasty Joy -
Cumin Roasted Avocados and Mango with Massaged Kale | Tasty Joy
Cumin Roasted Avocados and Mango with Massaged Kale | Tasty Joy
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I love avocado and mango together! - Ken Morley
The taste of avocado and mango mixture is fantastic! - Mahdi
Steve C Team Marina
When does the parenting thing from move from thoroughly exhausting into any other phase? When they leave for college?
Not sure. I have one in his second year of college and it hasn't gotten any less exhausting yet. It's a different kind of exhausting, but exhausting nonetheless. - WebGoddess
Death? - Soup in a TARDIS
Why do people have these things again then? - Steve C Team Marina
So they'll have someone to empty the dishwasher? (This is what my dad always claimed :P ) - Soup in a TARDIS
When you are pushing up daises - Valz 4 TEAMMARINA
All joking aside, I think every month gets slightly less exhausting (sleep regressions & teething excluded). YMMV - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
9 months was pretty awesome until we stopped sleeping because teething. - Jenica from iPhone
14 is ok. But we only have one. I had to ask him to clean out the dishwasher. Again. - Joe
Dang Jenica you got to 9 months pre teething, We hit that at 5 months and sleep now down to 1.5 hours at a time. His first two teeth are in looks like two more locked and loaded for arrival. - Steve C Team Marina
After 3 years old I think. They can express themselves fairly well then and they want to help out (at least until the teen years). I'm still tired a lot: driving, homework, drama, etc. But it's a good tired. I like being a dad. Edit: As to "why"? *shrug* The best explanation I ever heard was, "It's in the blood." Biological/evolutionary imperative I guess. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
There's a period of time in the early teen years where all they do is sleep. That's a nice phase. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I found I had a lot more free time when they learned to drive. - Ken Morley
^^This. Too bad I spent it worrying about all the other idiots in cars out there, just driving around until they crossed paths with my kid. Fortunately, this never actually happened and he's yet to get in a wreck. **knock on wood** - WebGoddess
^^ I was more worried about the other drivers. ;) - Ken Morley
We were doing so well until teething started a week ago. Now we're in the phase where she doesn't sleep for more than an hour at a time and that's pretty hellacious. - Brian Johns
There is a bubble between ~12 and the midpoint of high school (US version). They start to get more human after that as the various parts of their brains finish wiring up. observation: Helicopter parenting extends the bubble significantly.Facing and overcoming responsibilities on their own (with overt support and maybe a bit of help from behind the curtain) in high school will significantly ease things. - David Lounsbury
The 14 yo i mentioned starts driving lessons this spring. I certainly hope his attention span changes once he starts driving. - Joe
Todd Hoff
Mesmerizing Kinetic Sculptures by Bob Potts Mimic Motions of Flight and Fish | Colossal -
Mesmerizing Kinetic Sculptures by Bob Potts Mimic Motions of Flight and Fish | Colossal
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"Working out of his one-man workshop inside a mid-19th century barn, artist Bob Potts (previously) builds wonderous kinetic sculptures that replicate the motions of birds, fish, or other natural motions. The 72-year-old artist utilizes hand-crafted gears, levers, cranks, and chains to create these minimalist pieces that are focused solely on motion rather than ornamentation. Each piece can consume nearly a year’s worth of labor in his upstate New York shop where he works without the aid of computer, instead relying on decades of carpentry and skills learned while collaborating with painter and sculptor George Rhoads." - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
These are beautiful! The Cosmographic Voyager is amazing! - Ken Morley
Agreed, amazing work. - Todd Hoff
Goodreads | 100 Best Books of All Time: The World Library List (100 books) -
Goodreads | 100 Best Books of All Time: The World Library List (100 books)
Goodreads | 100 Best Books of All Time: The World Library List (100 books)
Goodreads | 100 Best Books of All Time: The World Library List (100 books)
"List of 100 best books of all time, as voted on by 100 writers in 54 different countries. List reflects works from multiple countries, cultures and time periods. Compiled in 2002 by Norwegian Book Clubs." - Eivind from Bookmarklet
Your 2015 reading goal? :) - Ken Morley
I'll certainly knock down a few more. I've already read about half of them, but there are books on there I have no desire to read :) - Eivind from Android
Eivind, what are some of the ones you'd skip? - Anne Bouey
The plays, mostly. I'd like to know them all, but at present I really don't feel like reading them :) - Eivind
I disagree with this list. - Heisenberg
I haven't read all the books there are yet, so I'm not in a position to judge. - Eivind
Proust should be No:1 - ccc- Proust - ccc - Arfin Kiriloğlu
The original list isn't ordered, Arfin. - Eivind
Eivind, last week i played chess on with a guy called Eivind from Norway, i hope it wasn't you - i had a cruel win ^^ Your name is common in Norway? - Arfin Kiriloğlu
According to SSB ( there are "8 381 men with Eivind as part of their forename" and "6 817 men with Eivind as their only forename." So, fairly common :) - Eivind
I've read a fair bit of them, some of which I gave up on. I haven't looked up the criteria by which these were chosen, if one was given, but my list would look at least 75% different. I realize as an American, I am biased towards American literature, but many of these books just aren't that good. Both Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez novels are there, yet no John Steinbeck or F. Scott... more... - Heisenberg
Without going into what I would bump, which is quite a lot, I would start by adding these: The Sun Also Rises, Grapes of Wrath, Cannery Row, The Great Gatsby, A Tale of Two Cities, To Kill a Mockingbird, and On the Road. That's really only the beginning though. I'd massacre this list. - Heisenberg
Those are some fine books and A Tale of Two Cities you have there. I actually asked Jenny why they didn't select a better Hemingway book. And I'm a huge Steinbeck fan. The list was curated from 100 authors' top 10 lists. The author pool represented 54 countries, and 26 of them represented the Anglosphere. - Eivind
When I said criteria, I meant what aspects of these books and authors were deemed important in rating them, e.g. readability, historical significance, message, cultural importance, plot, character development. Of the books on their list, my favorite would be Crime and Punishment. - Heisenberg
The selection is called the World Library, so I assume they were just asked which ten books they felt should absolutely be part of such a thing. - Eivind from Android
The reason I came across this list in the first place, is that I bought the Norwegian translation of the book called Independent People in English. I'm still reading it, but that is a quality work with a proper saga feel to the writing. So, read Independent People by Haldor Laxness, everyone :) - Eivind
.... Bwhaha. Freak & Geeks Mom: "I think he has worms." *pauses netflix* My son: "Wait, what?" I explain. Son: "...."
Teachable moment! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Lucky kid! I got them from playing in the dirt when I was a kid and it was not pleasant. - Spidra Webster
It hit us kids growing up too. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
"When I was a boy" something something "eat dirt" something "immune system" - Ken Morley
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I've been choosing what to read next based on the SF Masterworks and Fantasy Masterworks lists. I'm reading stuff I had either not heard of or wouldn't have picked on my own (especially Fantasy).
I just finished The Fifth Head of Cerberus, by Gene Wolfe. It was different, in a good way. - bentley
I'd already read several of the SF books, but I'm not very well read in Fantasy. I'm trying to alternate lists so I don't neglect the Fantasy one. - bentley
Philip K. Dick wins! - Ken Morley
Wow, yeah. I hadn't counted before. - bentley
Todd Hoff
Can Fear Be Erased? - Scientific American -
Can Fear Be Erased? - Scientific American
"When University of Bonn psychologist Monika Eckstein designed her latest published study, the goal was simple: administer a hormone into the noses of 62 men in hopes that their fear would go away. And for the most part, it did. The hormone was oxytocin, often called our “love hormone” due to its crucial role in mother-child relationships, social bonding, and intimacy (levels soar during sex). But it also seems to have a significant antianxiety effect. Give oxytocin to people with certain anxiety disorders, and activity in the amygdala—the primary fear center in human and other mammalian brains, two almond-shaped bits of brain tissue sitting deep beneath our temples—falls." - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
A fearless world is on the horizon. - Todd Hoff
And I thought my Otrivin addiction was hard to kick. - Ken Morley
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The disgusting truth behind these beautifully-hypnotic ancient towers | Road Trip - Discover Your America with Roadtrippers -
"The abandoned towers in Isfahan, Iran feature a honeycomb-designed interior, which was beautifully constructed for a pretty gross purpose. No two towers were built alike, they're all designed differently. Each tower was built to house between 5,000 and 7,000 pigeons. Why? To collect their droppings for fertilizer. Pigeons were often prey during the nighttime, so the towers provided them protection." - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
Some beautiful pics that didn't want to be included. - Todd Hoff
WOW, Marvelous Photos, I have passed a lots of time by them but never viewed inside any. That was a nice report. Thanks man. - abifar
It's amazing so much effort was expended to collect fertilizer. - Todd Hoff
Not unusual. Fertilizer is a big deal. They actually sailed to islands to collect bird and bat guano and fortunes were made selling it. The discovery of the Haber Process to synthesize nitrogen fertilizer was one of the great turning points. - Spidra Webster
So maybe we have it wrong. The great pyramids were just great shit collecting machines :-) - Todd Hoff
Disgustingly awesome! - Ken Morley
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The Hyperloop Is 'Insane,' Says Head of Hyperloop Design Program - CityLab -
The Hyperloop Is 'Insane,' Says Head of Hyperloop Design Program - CityLab
OK, so why don't I mind flying in a metal tube through the air yet I'm terrified of flying in a metal tube on the ground? - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
Because running into a cloud is less scary then running into the walls that surround you on the ground. Proximity of instant death is my guess. ^ - Steve C Team Marina
Isn't death going to happen in either case? - Todd Hoff
Yep but it's 30,000 feet out of view versus a foot away. That's my theory and i'm sticking to it. :) - Steve C Team Marina
It makes sense. I just don't think I do. - Todd Hoff
Somewhat less likely you'll encounter a duck in an evacuated tube. - Ken Morley
Probably the only thing that freaks me out a little is the fact that the tube has to cross the San Andreas multiple times. - Victor Ganata
Is that a major fault of the design? - Todd Hoff
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
First Google image result for "Zulema meme" Yep, my kisses are sweet! Haha!
First Google image result for "Zulema meme" Yep, my kisses are sweet! Haha!
^Haha! Nice! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
See, that's awesome! I'm apparently the worst: - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
^See, that makes no sense with that image. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Mine made me LOL, even though I've heard some variant of the joke too many times. I think it was Gene Wilder's face that made it funny. :) - Jenny H.
My name is Steve, so it's pretty obvious what my first hit was. - Steele Lawman
I'm afraid mine's also fairly predictable (no, I haven't watched the show):... more... - Walt Crawford
Presumably, 10 years ago it would have had something to do with a certain cartoonist/theme park magnate. - Walt Crawford
Obama saved me from the Ken and Barbie porn. - Ken Morley
Andrew C (✔)
Chris Rock Pens Blistering Essay on Hollywood's Race Problem: "It's a White Industry" -
"[Hollywood]'s a white industry. Just as the NBA is a black industry. I'm not even saying it's a bad thing. It just is. And the black people they do hire tend to be the same person. That person tends to be female and that person tends to be Ivy League. […] But forget whether Hollywood is black enough. A better question is: Is Hollywood Mexican enough? You're in L.A, you've got to try not to hire Mexicans. It's the most liberal town in the world, and there's a part of it that's kind of racist — not racist like "F— you, nigger" racist, but just an acceptance that there's a slave state in L.A. There's this acceptance that Mexicans are going to take care of white people in L.A. that doesn't exist anywhere else." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
" And it's not about being given a shot to greenlight a movie because nobody is going to give you that — you've got to take that. The shot is that a Mexican guy or a black guy is qualified to go and give his opinion about how loud the boings are in Dodgeball or whether it's the right shit sound you hear when Jeff Daniels is on the toilet in Dumb and Dumber. It's like, "We only let white... more... - Andrew C (✔)
Truth to power - WarLord
"This is not a historical drama. It's a movie based on a shitty TV show." :) - Ken Morley
Andrew C (✔)
Vancouver Special Reno Proves There's Hope For This Tired Design (PHOTOS) -
Vancouver Special Reno Proves There's Hope For This Tired Design (PHOTOS)
(a "Vancouver Special" is a very common house design in Vancouver.) - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
That first image on the article made me flash back to December 1990, when I was in Burnaby for New Year's Eve. - Corinne L
Everything old is new again. - Ken Morley
And here's the Californian eye: If that lower level lacks interior load-bearing walls, as it appears to, there's another word for that design, especially in earthquake territory: a "soft floor" design, prone to collapse. But I may be seeing the pictures wrong. - Walt Crawford
Nah, that building was built in 1981. I think we knew by then that Vancouver had earthquake risks, so depending on when building codes were updated to reflect that, it's probably ok. In the article, the pic of the staircase seems to indicate an interior load-bearing wall too. - Andrew C (✔)
Yeah, I was probably just reading the picture wrong. - Walt Crawford
Adoptees' 'lost language' from infancy triggers brain response - Technology & Science - CBC News -
Adoptees' 'lost language' from infancy triggers brain response - Technology & Science - CBC News
"You may not recall any memories from the first year of life, but if you were exposed to a different language at the time, your brain will still respond to it at some level, a new study suggests. Brain scans show that children adopted from China as babies into families that don't speak Chinese still unconsciously recognize Chinese sounds as language more than a decade later." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
""It was amazing to see evidence that such an early experience continued to have a lasting effect," said Lara Pierce, lead author of the study published today in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, in an email to CBC News." - Maitani
It's incredible to think that at only 10-12 months, baby brains are already becoming bound to the language of their environment. - Ken Morley
Brent Schaus
My office espresso machine :)
Pardon the glare. I lack photo skillz :-/ - Brent Schaus
The hot water heater on the right? Rarely used for tea; often used for Americanos *nods* - Brent Schaus
I caught myself thinking "You're at work today???" Then "Oh." - Spidra Webster
:D I had to come in for my double espresso. - Brent Schaus
It's just funny how automatic it is to forget that you're a FOREIGNER! #hotbloodedcheckitandsee - Spidra Webster
Aww yeah. Nice unit! - Mo Kargas
Good coffee, happy workers. - Ken Morley
Seriously. The staff LOVE this little puppy. - Brent Schaus
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“In a way, her strangeness, her naivete, her craving for the other half of her equation was the consequence of an idle imagination...”
"Had she paints, or clay or knew the discipline of the dance, or strings: had she anything to engage her tremendous curiosity and her gift for metaphor, she might have exchanged the restlessness and preoccupation with whim for an activity that provided her with all she yearned for. And like any artist with no art form, she became dangerous." - Ken Morley
Sula by Toni Morrison - Ken Morley
Ken Morley
This is what oligarchy looks like - The Washington Post -
This is what oligarchy looks like - The Washington Post
"Not only are the rich getting richer, though, but because they're getting more of their money from capital gains, they're getting taxed less, too. Remember, the top tax rate is 39.6 percent on ordinary income, but it's just 23.8 percent on capital gains—and was 15 percent in 2010. That's why the top 400 households only paid an effective rate of 18 percent then." - Ken Morley from Bookmarklet
Todd Hoff
Space Age Bachelor Pad - Songza -
Space Age Bachelor Pad - Songza
"Space Age Bachelor Pad Coined by visual artist Byron Werner in the 1980s, Space Age Bachelor Pad music encompasses the hi-fi aesthetic of the 1950s and early '60s. Beloved by even its most tongue-in-cheek fans, let this playlist soundtrack your next party. Curated by Songza's music experts" - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
Dig it man, 18 karat! - Ken Morley
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Project complete
I'm gonna need more books. - Ken Morley from email
Turned out very nice - Todd Hoff
Thanks Todd, I'm fairly happy with it. The original plan was to do a clear finish, but it just didn't look right. I hated to paint over it. - Ken Morley
Nice! - bentley
Woohoo! - Jenny H. from Android
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Another weekend project
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It should look something like this, but much less ambitious. :) - Ken Morley
That looks great. - Todd Hoff
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Kickstarter: Another kid with a great idea -
Kickstarter: Another kid with a great idea
Pretty smart utilization of tablet + home wifi. I image you would just plop your tablet in there while you are at work. It probably charges it too. - Ken Morley from Bookmarklet
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For your consideration: Kiva - Ma. Mila from Philippines -
For your consideration: Kiva - Ma. Mila from Philippines
"A loan of $225 helps Ma. Mila to purchase more groceries to sell." - Ken Morley from Bookmarklet
Done. :) - Bren - pseudo-Buddhist from iPhone
I'm in :) - Eivind
$150 to go! Come on friendfeeders! - Bren - pseudo-Buddhist from iPhone
There's still a chance to make this loan 100% FFunded :) - Eivind
Here's a deal for you, Friendfeeders: use this link: to make a $25 loan, and I'll match up to 3 of them. (Unless they still offer the first one free/I get one free, in which case there will be no limit!) - Bren - pseudo-Buddhist from iPhone
Iván Abrego
"Get Ready for the 'Achocolypse': The World Is Running Out of Chocolate"
"Get Ready for the 'Achocolypse': The World Is Running Out of Chocolate"
You'd think it grows on trees. - Ken Morley
I can't Like Ken's comment, but, well, yes. - Walt Crawford
OH NO!! - Sepi ⌘ سپی
:( - Alix May
Todd Hoff
Impression of the new iPad air is favorable so far. It's much lighter so it's easier to hold when reading. It's mich more responsive than my iPad 2. The lte is great. And the ac wifi is a dream. The screen is less reflective which makes a big difference. The narrow bezels make it harder to hold when reading.
But damn it was expensive. - Todd Hoff
Get a good case. I found out the hard way that the screen is very fragile. - Ken Morley
Todd Hoff
Mosaics Revealed at Ancient Greek City of Zeugma in Turkey | Greek Reporter Europe -
Mosaics Revealed at Ancient Greek City of Zeugma in Turkey | Greek Reporter Europe
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"Archaeologists discovered three unique mosaics at the Ancient Greek city of Zeugma, in south Turkey, near the borders of Syria. The ancient city of Zeugma was originally founded as a Greek settlement by Seleucus I Nicator, one of the generals of Alexander the Great, in 300 BC. The population of the city at its peak was approximately 80,000 inhabitants." - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
They're beautiful. (I wonder why a sea goddess has wings attached to her forehead? (Oceanus' lobster claws make total sense, of course.)) - Eivind
Symmetry? The wings and the claws parallel each other. And as they spring forth from the head, perhaps it's a sign of divinity? - Todd Hoff
Just seems like a deviation from the aquatic theme of her hubby/brother's protrusions and her sea serpent necklace. - Eivind
I went back in my time machine. The artist said an earthquake shook all the tiles around and this is just what popped out. No meaning at all. - Todd Hoff
One of my ancient sources whispered in my ear they may symbolize rain clouds :) - Eivind
Why are all of your old ghosts such pessimists? :-) - Todd Hoff
They've been following this show for a while :) - Eivind from Android
Wow! Those are in amazing condition. - Ken Morley
aha zeugma:)) çalacaklar bunları da valla:) müzeyi geziyoz duvarda koca bi boşluk, ne vardı burda?? --çalmışlar abla; duvardan mozaiği söküp almışlar, çalmışlar diyolar bide utanmadan:) ha ha...çok hoş.) - neferteti
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How a $47 Shrimp Treadmill Became a $3-Million Political Plaything -
How a $47 Shrimp Treadmill Became a $3-Million Political Plaything
"It is disingenuous for the Republican-controlled House Committee on Science, Space and Technology to promote the idea that scientists are wasting millions of taxpayer dollars to run shrimp on treadmills based on a 30-second video clip. Given that every teaspoon of seawater can contain millions of bacteria, it does not take a mental giant to understand that the health of marine organisms and the safety of the seafood we eat are closely related." - Ken Morley from Bookmarklet
Still, this led me to look up shrimp on treadmills on YT and I found one set to Eye of the Tiger: - Andrew C (✔)
I love that someone took the time to do this. That background guitar totally syncs with the movement of its little legs. :) - Ken Morley
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