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Todd Hoff

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"In a major speech on July 24 to address the growing incidence of poverty in the U.S., House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., called for an increase in the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) program to help low-income Americans (TAXDAY, 2014/07/25, C.4). Ryan proposed doubling the maximum credit for childless workers to $1,005 and lowering the minimum eligibility age from 25 to 21. He proposed paying for the expansion by eliminating corporate welfare, such as subsidies to energy companies. - Todd Hoff
High Intensity Training Improves Health and Physical Function in Middle Aged Adults -
"Following eight weeks of HIT there was a significant improvement in aerobic capacity (8% increase in VO2 peak; p < 0.001), physical function (11%–27% respectively; p < 0.05) and a reduction in blood glucose area under the curve (6% reduction; p < 0.05). This study demonstrates for the first time the potential of HIT as a training intervention to improve skeletal muscle function and glucose clearance as we age." - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
I wonder if they factor in the down time from injury from the high intensity activity? - Todd Hoff
Passed another place I wanted to go but the exit was behind me by the time I noticed. I didn't put my precog module in or I would have known to take the exit early. But of course I didn't know I would need my precog module because I didn't have my precog module inserted. Fate is funny that way.
What Do Chinese Dumplings Have to Do With Global Warming? - -
What Do Chinese Dumplings Have to Do With Global Warming? -
"This is not simply transforming how Chinese people grow, distribute and consume food. It also stands to become a formidable new factor in climate change; cooling is already responsible for 15 percent of all electricity consumption worldwide, and leaks of chemical refrigerants are a major source of greenhouse-gas pollution. Of all the shifts in lifestyle that threaten the planet right now, perhaps not one is as important as the changing way that Chinese people eat. Continue reading the main story In the United States, the first mechanically cooled warehouses opened in Boston in 1881. America’s Chen Zemin was a Brooklyn-born entrepreneur named Clarence Birdseye, who invented a fast-freezing machine in 1924 to replicate the taste of the delicious frozen fish he enjoyed while traveling in Labrador. (Birds Eye brand frozen vegetables still bear his name.) In the 1930s, the African-American refrigeration pioneer Frederick McKinley Jones designed a portable cooling unit for trucks; by the... more... - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
In Idaho i84 is a glorious 80 mph. Hit Oregon and it's 65, which feels like walking in frozen molasses. Same road, same conditions. It's strange that the rules from the container state object can override the rules intrinsic to the road object, that is what is a safe speed given road and weather conditions
If CO2 was a visible gas
Greenspan says bubbles can’t be stopped without ‘crunch’ - MarketWatch -
Greenspan says bubbles can’t be stopped without ‘crunch’ - MarketWatch
Disaster capitalism? - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
Woman Livetweets IBM Execs Discussing Why They Don't Hire Women -
Woman Livetweets IBM Execs Discussing Why They Don't Hire Women
"At a recent lunch with her family, Toronto-based editor and coder Lyndsay Kirkham was essentially seated next to the forces of patriarchy itself wedged into a couple of meat-suits. According to her live-tweeted account, she had to endure listening to a group of IBM executives chatting about why they do not hire young women (hint: young women are time-wasting baby-making machines whose uteri get them jammed in the wheels of capitalism):" - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For July 25th, 2014 -
Replying to the radio. What makes you think you can get back to Eden? You've had Eden handed to you many times? The garden. Out of Africa.mthe new world and worlds within the new world. And even your own home. Everytime you fuck it up. Consider training failed.
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South Dakota == Hot and Muggy. Oh my.
only in the summer... - Kevin Johnson
And Black Hills, and bison, and big sky. Oh my. :) - Maryam
StackOverflow Update: 560M Pageviews a Month, 25 Servers, and It's All About Performance -
The Airbnb Guests That Just Wouldn't Leave – Skift -
The Airbnb Guests That Just Wouldn't Leave – Skift
"Once the 44 days were up, Tschogl texted the renter that his reservation contract was over and that the power would be shut off in 24 hours. The guest texted back saying he was legally occupying the condo and that loss of electricity would threaten the work he does at home that brings in $1,000 to $7,000 a day. The texts threatened to press charges for “blackmail and damages caused by your negligence and malicious misconduct, including $3,800 PID Espresso machine as well as medical bills for my brother’s hospital visit after he got sick here drinking unfiltered tap water.” Tschogl realized that she couldn’t legally cut off the electricity, although her SoCal Edison account showed daily usage was triple to quadruple normal. Her father went by the unit several times and photographed it with the sliding glass doors and windows wide open, presumably while the air conditioning was going full blast to combat the 114-degree heat." - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
Problem with companies just trying to take the profit without responsibility and the expense that comes with it. - Todd Hoff
Has anyone here experimented with Transcranial direct-current stimulation?
Glad you asked. A drinkin buddy of mine brought this up the other night and we're very tempted to. We need a skull map though. Or a neuroscientist consultant. - t-ra: taking the piss from Android
No, but I'm interested. Over 10 years ago, Melinda was seeing a psychologist involved with neuro-bio-feedback, who was mapping her brainwaves. Unfortunately, she moved away from the area. - Greg GuitarBuster
I have some friends who have experimented with it -- with interesting and good results, according to them. - Sean McBride
My brain seems quite interested in its own continued survival, so I'm, or should I say my brain, is hesitant to do these kind of things on the off chance it my turn its little grey cells to goo. - Todd Hoff
Do Parkinson's drugs make people more CREATIVE? Pills that increase dopamine levels may improve artistic abilities | Mail Online -
Do Parkinson's drugs make people more CREATIVE? Pills that increase dopamine levels may improve artistic abilities | Mail Online
"Parkinson's experts have been noticing a remarkable phenomenon – some of their patients have developed impressive creative talents. The link between Parkinson’s and artistic abilities was brought to the attention of the world two years ago by Professor Rivka Inzelberg of Tel Aviv University in Israel. Now she has completed the first empirical study to verify a link between Parkinson’s disease and creativity, which the study suggests may be down to drugs used to treat the disease." - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
Melinda takes Carbidopa-Levodopa for her cerebral palsy. - Greg GuitarBuster
I recall dopamine being a highly recommended smart drug. Does Melinda notice any increased creativity? - Todd Hoff
I haven't noticed it, but I'll ask her if she thinks it's affected her creativity. It's made a huge difference in her motor reflexes. - Greg GuitarBuster
That's great. - Todd Hoff
Simplicity at the expense of feature richness is not a virtue. Dear google, what kind of "mapping" software doesn't allow you to save a custom route?
In general I think software has gotten worse, not better with this cult of simplicity and A/B testing. There's a drive to release new versions constantly instead of making software better and more reliable. We used to have user stories and some attention to the tasks, even complex tasks, people want to accomplish with software. That seems to have gone away. Simple things on the road, like wanting to interrupt a trip to get coffee (or even find coffee) and then return are not supported. Do PMs actually use their software in situ? - Todd Hoff
I love simplicity, minimalism and exhaustive A/B testing on the one hand, and powerful and sophisticated features on the other -- the trick is to find the optimal balancing point between these two demands. One thing is for certain: you can't please everyone. - Sean McBride
If I have to be displeased I'd rather be displeased with real features. - Todd Hoff
Kingston, Jamaica hybrid project to harness sun and wind -
Kingston, Jamaica hybrid project to harness sun and wind
"The SolarMill is a new distributed energy technology which involves Vertical Axis Wind Turbines (VAWT), solar panels and proprietary "smart" electronics. The on-board electronics have temperature sensors that prevent the system from over voltage. The system is designed to be a solution for more consistent energy generation than would be possible with a wind-only or solar-only design. Daily and seasonal trends of wind and solar resources are all mitigated, said the company, by capturing both at any time of the day or year. The SolarMill incorporates three vertical axis wind turbines with P.V. technology within a compact footprint." - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
Given how fast hotels are booking up it looks like the economy is doing better and people are taking vacations.
" It's still efficient, just with a dash of humanity." - like
Been listening to a course on mart twain. His language is beautiful. We've lost that. Perhaps because direct rapid communication males not only unnecessary but a hindrance?
I concede that "direct rapid communication males" are unnecessary and may be a hindrance. - NOT THE CRICKET
On the devolution of the human race -- as we march boldly forward towards the vision of global superintelligence. - Sean McBride
It would not surprise me to learn more people have died slipping on shower floors than in all wars put together.
More die in wars, but the comparison of common household accidents with terrorism definitely puts the latter in perspective. - Jean-Marc Liotier
Are churches part of airbnb? Seems like a perfect match of unused space and ubiquity and revenue generation
That is a good idea. - Joe
The amount of work actually happening on a construction project is inverse to the number of warning cones
Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For July 18th, 2014 -
Clark Little Photographs Hawaii's Shorebreak Waves : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture : NPR -
Clark Little Photographs Hawaii's Shorebreak Waves : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture : NPR
The world’s largest domed city | KurzweilAI -
The world’s largest domed city | KurzweilAI
"Dubai Holding plans to build the world’s largest domed city: Mall of the World, in Dubai. The temperature-controlled city (also a first) will occupy a total area of 48 million square feet — the largest indoor theme park in the world. It will be covered by a glass dome that will be open during the winter months." - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
Harvesting energy from humidity: Free, green energy from leaping water droplets | ExtremeTech -
Harvesting energy from humidity: Free, green energy from leaping water droplets | ExtremeTech
"It’s time to get rid of that dehumidifier — you are just throwing away free energy by sucking all the moisture out of the air, according to some new research published by a team from MIT. Postdoc researchers Nenad Miljkovic and engineering professor Evelyn Wang figured out last year that water droplets jumping off a hydrophobic surface could gain an electric charge, but now they’re worked out how to capture that energy, essentially pulling power out of thin air." - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
Hard to find a hotel in Ohio. It appears they are full of workers working in oil and gas industry. They stay in the hotel 11 days on and then go home for 4 days. Strange because they treat the hotel like home. They are out in the street playing and the back BBQ'ing. I recall reading about people in every era that would travel far to find work.
frackers, :( - chaz2b
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