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Todd Hoff
Rise and Shine - What kids all around the world eat for breakfast. - -
Rise and Shine - What kids all around the world eat for breakfast. -
Rise and Shine - What kids all around the world eat for breakfast. -
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This sounds so unhealthy compared to cereal and donuts: Here, Koki eats green peppers stir-fried with tiny dried fish, soy sauce and sesame seeds; raw egg mixed with soy sauce and poured over hot rice; kinpira, a dish of lotus and burdock roots and carrots sautéed with sesame-seed oil, soy sauce and a sweet rice wine called mirin; miso soup; grapes; sliced Asian pear; and milk. - Todd Hoff
"Sugar is the notable exception to “food neophobia,” as researchers call that early innate fear. In utero, a 13-week-old fetus will gulp amniotic fluid more quickly when it contains sugar. Our native sweet tooth helps explain the global popularity of sugary cereals and chocolate spreads like Nutella: Getting children to eat sugar is easy. Teaching them to eat slimy fermented soybeans, by contrast, requires a more robust and conservative culinary culture, one that resists the candy-coated breakfast buffet." - Todd Hoff
"A government-run website promoting tourism boasts that every day the Dutch eat at least 750,000 slices of bread topped with the chocolate sprinkles called hagelslag (‘‘hailstorm’’), making it the country’s most popular bread topping." - Todd Hoff
My favorite breakfast is thin wholewheat pancakes lathered in melted salty butter, eggs over easy fried in bacon grease, crisp fatty bacon, fresh cut strawberries bathed in cinnamon. Oh, I would add home fries fried to brown with edges nearly burnt, but alas, that's not in the cards. - Todd Hoff
Todd Hoff
Arrival of the Fittest: Solving Evolution's Greatest Puzzle:
Evolving organisms are like visitors to the metabolic library. Gene deletions and gene transfer allow them to walk through the library, to step from one metabolic text to another, often an immediate neighbor. All of a text’s neighbors form a neighborhood in this library, and such neighborhoods are as important for evolution as a city neighborhood is for people’s lives. - Todd Hoff
The love of my life injured himself and pulled a muscle while chasing away the turkeys in the yard. /facepalm
If I had a nickel..... - Joe
"chasing turkeys in the yard"... is that what you kids call it these days :) - MoTO: Team Marina
One does not simply chase turkey's in the yard... - Todd Hoff
Lol. He tried. Right? - Miriella from Android
Wicked Bat Catcher
A friend of mine has been a hard-working, loyal employee. Although he doesn't agree, all the signs are there that he was set up by his employer to fail. After 33 years he is now being discarded like trash.
Loyalty in business rarely works both ways. I keep telling a colleague of mine there's no benefit to him getting stressed at work and putting in extra time as he'll get no thanks from above and will get as shafted as surely as if he'd not bothered. - Mark H
This happens, too often I'm afraid. - Eric - It's My Thing
the mistake i made 15 years ago when working in publishing. - Big Joe Silence
I agree with you all. Another example of how employees shouldn't feel like they owe anything. - Wicked Bat Catcher from iPhone
Loyalty should be both ways - in the age of fungible employees not so much - WarLord
Being loyal doesn't mean not being prepared. - Todd Hoff
True, Todd. He should have seen some of the signs. He seems unwilling to fight it. - Wicked Bat Catcher from iPhone
Todd Hoff
Confirmed: The Oldest Known Art in the World Is Proto-Graffiti - CityLab -
Confirmed: The Oldest Known Art in the World Is Proto-Graffiti - CityLab
"Using that method, the Griffith University professor Maxime Aubert and his team were able to determine that the Sulawesi paintings are, at minimum, 39,900 years old. Which makes their minimum age at least 2,000 years older than the minimum age of the oldest European cave art. (While the paintings are strikingly similar in content—human hands, animals teetering on stick-like appendages—they are also strikingly different in style. The Indonesian images "look ‘line-y,’ almost like brush strokes," Alistair Pike, the archaeologist who identified what was preciously considered the world’s oldest cave art, in Europe, told Nature. Early European images, on the other hand, "look dabbed, almost like finger paint.")" - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
Jason Toney
Data has weight. // An iPad filled with apps weighs more than one with nothing installed
Data has weight. // An iPad filled with apps weighs more than one with nothing installed
"For 4GB of data, the difference between full and empty is 10^-18 grams." - Brian Johns
e=mc^2 - Todd Hoff
#commenti_ponderati "Only one man up there with Brian Wilson and that's J.S. Bach." The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations - Rare Studio Recording Film Footage -
#commenti_ponderati "Only one man up there with Brian Wilson and that's J.S. Bach." The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations - Rare Studio Recording Film Footage
Phil Spector avrebbe qualcosa da precisare - Aldo Oldo
Church music for a different god. - Todd Hoff
no, va be', loro (soprattutto BRAIAN!<3) (ma anche dennis, va') sono meravigliosi, ma l'iperbole sconsiderata mi fa sempre ridere. - elisabetta
Todd Hoff
Bajeezuz! Trouble at the Koolaid Point — Serious Pony -
"Physical Assualt: the online attack on the epilepsy forums, where the trolls crafted flickering images at a frequency known to trigger seizures in those with “photosensitive” epilepsy. Think about this. People went to the one safe space they knew online — the epilepsy support forums — and found themselves having seizures before they could even look away. (Nobody was ever charged.)" - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
To take down a terrorist network it's key to determine the network structure and then destroy influential central nodes. - Todd Hoff
Morgan Fugel
Thomas Piketty: New thoughts on capital in the twenty-first century | Talk Video | -
"French economist Thomas Piketty caused a sensation in early 2014 with his book on a simple, brutal formula explaining economic inequality: r > g (meaning that return on capital is generally higher than economic growth). Here, he talks through the massive data set that led him to conclude: Economic inequality is not new, but it is getting worse, with radical possible impacts." - Morgan Fugel from Bookmarklet
He talks very fast. - Todd Hoff
Maybe that's the regular speed for speaking in perfect fucking French? American sounds very slow to me :) - Morgan Fugel from Android
If you view on YouTube, you can pause for the slides w/o the TED crap obscuring the view Also, a transcript is here. - Ken Morley
Ah, I see what you mean now. If you watch it in fullscreen on TED nothing will obscure the view when you pause :) - Morgan Fugel
Todd Hoff
Students of Ball State Construct Parametric Tensegrity Structure for Local Art Fair | ArchDaily -
Students of Ball State Construct Parametric Tensegrity Structure for Local Art Fair | ArchDaily
Students of Ball State Construct Parametric Tensegrity Structure for Local Art Fair | ArchDaily
Students of Ball State Construct Parametric Tensegrity Structure for Local Art Fair | ArchDaily
"A group of architecture students from Ball State University, together with professors Gernot Riether and Andrew Wit, have transformed a post-industrial landscape in Muncie, Indiana, into a new destination for the city’s local art fair with the construction of the Underwood Pavilion. The parametric tensegrity structure, made from 56 lightweight, self-shading modules of Elastan fabric, provides visitors with refuge from the sun and framed views of the surrounding landscape." - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
Todd Hoff
What the Garbageman Knows -
What the Garbageman Knows
"In Cairo, my family lives on the ground floor of an old building, in a sprawling, high-ceilinged apartment with three doors to the outside. One door opens onto the building’s lobby, another leads to a small garden, and the third is solely for the use of the zabal, or garbageman, who is named Sayyid Ahmed. It’s in the kitchen, and when we first moved to the apartment, at the beginning of 2012, the landlady told me to deposit my trash on the fire escape outside the door at any time. There was no pickup schedule, and no preferred container; I could use bags or boxes, or I could simply toss loose garbage outside. Sayyid’s services had no set fee. He wasn’t a government employee, and he had no contract or formal job. I was instructed to pay him whatever I believed to be fair, and if I pleased I could pay him nothing at all." - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
Todd Hoff
Fish failing to adapt to rising carbon dioxide levels in ocean | Environment -
Fish failing to adapt to rising carbon dioxide levels in ocean | Environment
"Rising carbon dioxide levels in oceans adversely change the behaviour of fish through generations, raising the possibility that marine species may never fully adapt to their changed environment, research has found. The study, published in Nature Climate Change, found that elevated CO2 levels affected fish regardless of whether their parents had also experienced the same environment. Spiny damselfish were kept in water with different CO2 levels for several months. One level was consistent with the world taking rapid action to cut carbon emissions, while the other was a “business as usual” scenario, in which the current trend in rising emissions would equate to a 3C warming of the oceans by the end of the century." - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
Todd Hoff
Instagram Improved their App's Performance. Here's How. -
I thought this quite interesting. Guess not. - Todd Hoff
Oddly How Facebook Makes Mobile Work at Scale for All Phones, on All Screens, on All Networks has taken on a second life being retweeted that very far outside my typical readership. Interesting to watch. - Todd Hoff
It's cool that non-games devs care about performance. I mean, obviously in some other areas they do, but I have long believed, probably unfairly, that most PC software devs and mobile too, don't really care about performance... in part because of things like "let's just do everything in HTML5". - Andrew C (✔)
Todd Hoff
The Amish Farmers Reinventing Organic Agriculture - The Atlantic -
The Amish Farmers Reinventing Organic Agriculture - The Atlantic
"ROC MORINOCT 6 2014, 10:15 AM ET 6 inShare More pml2008/Flickr “In the Second World War,” Samuel Zook began, “my ancestors were conscientious objectors because we don’t believe in combat.” The Amish farmer paused a moment to inspect a mottled leaf on one of his tomato plants before continuing. “If you really stop and think about it, though, when we go out spraying our crops with pesticides, that’s really what we’re doing. It’s chemical warfare, bottom line.” Eight years ago, it was a war that Zook appeared to be losing. The crops on his 66-acre farm were riddled with funguses and pests that chemical treatments did little to reduce. The now-39-year-old talked haltingly about the despair he felt at the prospect of losing a homestead passed down through five generations of his family. Disillusioned by standard agriculture methods, Zook searched fervently for an alternative. He found what he was looking for in the writings of an 18-year-old Amish farmer from Ohio, a man named John Kempf.... more... - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
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The Head of the FBI Has Some Really Weird Thoughts About the Internet -
The Head of the FBI Has Some Really Weird Thoughts About the Internet
The danger of analogy. - Todd Hoff
So there's a new sitcom about a guy named Henry Higgins helping a girl named Eliza Dooley to refine her image. Yet none of the promos mention My Fair Lady at all. Hmm.
I thought that was odd since it was so obvious. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Not to mention pygmalion - Todd Hoff
They even do a bit in verse at some point. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
I want to like the show but it's not easy. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
What's the show? - Eric - It's My Thing
Selfie. - Katy S
They were just filming that up in the hills here this week. I like John Cho but I haven't checked it out yet. - Spidra Webster
I like John Cho as well but I'm not sure it's the best show to get Karen Gillan more widely introduced to the American audience. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
I thought it was fun. Both the main characters are good actors so I I'll watch the next one. I can't wait for episode where she has to meet royalty :) - Todd Hoff
I haven't tried to watch yet but just today I've seen a few folx praise it, so maybe I will. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I watched the first ep and liked it. Though I am noticing Karen Gillan uses the valley girl accent to hide her Scottish accent. Tiny bit distracting. - Heather
Laura Norvig
Trying not to freak out about the house. We shortened the investigation period. Have been doing inspections and my main concern is the "cheap-ass siding" as our inspector called it. It's pressboard and very susceptible to water damage as well as termites. On one whole side of the house it's warped.
So basically, we need to put new siding on the whole house, really. But even bigger concern is if any mold got through. Although it didn't smell bad or anything. Ugh, this sucks. Off to talk to realtor and think about negotiating a cash-back offer maybe. - Laura Norvig
Good luck, Laura! - Jenny H. from Android
Wow. Horoscope today: "This is a challenging week. In the beginning you must learn information which is difficult and detailed. Then it may be changed and you start all over again later. A similar situation occurs with your home or property. A contractual deal that you thought complete turns out to have a flaw and needs re-working." - Laura Norvig
Siding can be 20-40K. Good idea to make them kick in for that. - Todd Hoff
When I was looking late last year, we had put a offer in one place and were waiting for inspections to come back, at the same time to calm our anxiety over what might be found, we kept looking at other homes just in case that fell through. It helped a lot. Hope this turns out well and you get your home soon. - Me
OK, maybe I was exaggerating. Don't really need to replace all the siding, necessarily. but may face unknowns once we start digging in to repairs. I guess that's how it goes. We're asking for a modest cash-back credit. - Laura Norvig
A different horoscope today (different astrologer - how do they all know I'm buying a house?): "Even though you've touched the bottom-line, you may still hope that a situation will turn out OK - even when you know that it might not. A renovation project could be involved - or just plain history. Explaining to someone close that the costs of a development are 'worth it' might be challenging in the extreme - especially when you're so emotionally wound-up." - Laura Norvig
Got the credit we asked for! Hopefully that is just because the seller is anxious to be done with selling, not because they are trying to unload a lemon on me ... - Laura Norvig
Todd Hoff
Tim Lott – Zen Buddhism and Alan Watts -
Tim Lott – Zen Buddhism and Alan Watts
"But then, I shouldn’t have been surprised. What Alan Watts taught, above all else, is that everything is transitory. Everything comes and goes. Watts himself did not exist in a perpetual state of spiritual bliss. He died an alcoholic. He had been a lifelong heavy drinker. His later life was not easy — in the last years, he cut a Dickensian figure, working desperately to support his seven children and, presumably, his two ex-wives (by the time he died he was on a third). But he was by no accounts an ‘unhappy’ drunk. He never expressed guilt or regret about his drinking and smoking, and never missed a lecture or a writing deadline." - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
Todd Hoff
Could sending ebola infected people to the US be a terrorist attack?
Unlikely, while Ebola is scary there are many "better" ie more easily transmitted. - WarLord
Which is why it's a good strategy. - Todd Hoff
It's a possible scenario. - Sean McBride
Yes. Unfortunately it is a vector that can be weaponized. Infected humans. - Eric Logan from FFHound!
So we should have a war on humans? - Todd Hoff
As a misanthrope I welcome any new acolytes to the cause. - Mark H
What are my first steps Mark? - Todd Hoff
I think we're all doing just fine screwing everything up left, right, and centre as it stands; keep up the good work people. - Mark H
Then it sounds like I should move up the hierarchy quite quickly. Finally, something I'm good at...being bad. - Todd Hoff
[ISIS to Attack US with Ebola? Jihadists 'to Send Infected Militants' to America to Spread Disease: Reports -] - Sean McBride
Todd Hoff
Let's Talk About The Weather - Modern Farmer -
Let's Talk About The Weather - Modern Farmer
"Ever wonder where your weather forecast comes from? Head on over to the Weather Research and Forecasting — WRF, or “worf” — Model website ( Here, on this open-source weather prediction system designed, according to their website, “to serve both atmospheric research and operational forecasting needs,” you can find real-time weather predictions. Pictured, for instance, is the severe storm potential predicted for July 25 and 26, 2014, live when this magazine went to press. Other options include predicted precipitation and wind. The WRF is a result of more than 20,000 scientists and researchers from over 130 countries around the world who, using data both real and simulated, predict the weather." - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
Todd Hoff
Growing Hazelnuts for Biofuel Production - eXtension -
Growing Hazelnuts for Biofuel Production - eXtension
"Hazelnuts, also known as filberts (Corylus spp.), are a perennial tree crop that have been grown for many years in Mediterranean environments as a tree nut for food. Because of its adaptation to less productive soil and its high quantity and quality of oil, the species may hold potential as a biofuel crop if current disease problems that limit its adaptation can be overcome. This article is written for information purposes only and should not be considered a recommendation to plant hazelnuts for biofuel production. Hazelnuts, unlike soybeans and other traditional oil crops, have not been grown commercially for oil for biodiesel, and more research, both agronomic and economic, is needed." - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
Todd Hoff
Gut Check: Exploring Your Microbiome | Coursera -
"Imagine if there were an organ in your body that weighed as much as your brain, that affected your health, your weight, and even your behavior. Wouldn’t you want to know more about it? There is such an organ — the collection of microbes in and on your body, your human microbiome. Watch Intro Video" - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
Victor Ganata
"But are you a different animal and the same beast?" "WTF does that mean, Kobe?" #fbf
The beast is inside us all even though we take on different animal forms. - Todd Hoff
Todd Hoff
I wonder when life extension hits and there are fewer youngins around, who will do our protesting then? Maybe we'll program robots to protest for us. #gohongkong
Then the police will just go through with steam rollers and create a new road way. Further increasing the revenue of the robotics manufacturers.. I think I need to go buy more stock in iRobot. - Me
Our robots will be non-violent. Surely their horrific death and sacrifice will move hearts and minds towards change? - Todd Hoff
Who will we tell to get off our lawns? - Amit Patel
It's robots all the way down. - Todd Hoff
Will I have a robot to tell other robots to get off my robot-mowed lawn? - Amit Patel
It's an infinite regress. Full employment for all robots. - Todd Hoff
I think most of those robots will be unemployed when they design and train their robot replacements. - Amit Patel
Where do you think the parts come from for the new robots? - Todd Hoff
Amit Patel
I got an email from someone asking me to review a academic paper. Then they said they created an account on their system, and I need to log in to opt out. And then it says to opt out I need to put in my home address, phone number, etc. Ugh
totally ugh. - imabonehead
:( - Jenny H. from Android
Use 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is always a good one :-) - Todd Hoff
I think I'd be less annoyed if it was regular spam, but it seems to be an academic journal of some sort :-/ but maybe I should just mark them as spam too. - Amit Patel
Another one. Dear Dr. Amit Patel: I am writing to invite you to review the following manuscript which has been submitted to Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research: Numerical Model of Full Cardiac Cycle Hemodynamics in a Total Artificial Heart and the Effect of Its Size on Platelet Activation - Amit Patel
Todd Hoff
Your Ancestors Didn’t Sleep Like You – Are We Doing It Wrong? | Collective-Evolution -
Your Ancestors Didn’t Sleep Like You – Are We Doing It Wrong? | Collective-Evolution
"Ekirch’s research found that we didn’t always sleep for an average of 8 hours straight. Instead we would sleep in two shorter periods throughout the night. All sleep would occur within a 12 hour time frame that started with 3 or 4 hours of sleep, followed by being awake for 3 hours or so and than sleeping again until the morning." - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
Anyone try this? - Todd Hoff
I think i'd do better this way - Steve C Team Marina
I tried my own version a couple of years ago when I could make my own hours. It didn't work well as some things suffered. Mainly I would suggest you think about those that live with you and how they will be affected by your hour changes. I chose to try to keep the same hours as others so I could still interact with them. (Which is absolutely crazy if I think about it as I dislike most people.) - Me
Are you Finish? - Todd Hoff
Eric - It's My Thing
Wolfgang Puck on Top Chef Cheftestants, Lack of Skills -
Wolfgang Puck on Top Chef Cheftestants, Lack of Skills
"“I remember one of the shows we did, I had six chefs… and I had them make an omelette,” he recalled. “Nobody could do an omelette. I would not have served any of their omelettes in our restaurants. It was terrible. I said, ‘You guys are chefs?’ I asked the producers, ‘Can we fire them all?’… It’s amazing how sometimes the people cook terrible food.”" - Eric - It's My Thing from Bookmarklet
On the show he always seems like a dick. Now off the show too. - Todd Hoff
Todd Hoff
Hear Allen Ginsberg Teach "Literary History of the Beats": Audio Lectures from His 1977 & 1981 Naropa Courses | Open Culture -
Hear Allen Ginsberg Teach "Literary History of the Beats": Audio Lectures from His 1977 & 1981 Naropa Courses | Open Culture
"It’s not often one gets the opportunity to take a course on a major literary movement taught by a founding member of that movement. Imagine sitting in on lectures on Romantic poetry taught by John Keats or William Wordsworth? It may be the case, however, that the Romantic poets would have a hard time of it in the cutthroat world of professionalized academic poetry, a world Allen Ginsberg helped create in 1974 with the founding of his Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University, almost twenty years after he brought hip modern poetry to the masses with the wildly popular City Lights paperback edition of Howl and Other Poems. (Here you can listen to the first recording of Ginsberg reading that famous poem.)" - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
You can tell this was from a different time. They had more time back then. - Todd Hoff
Victor Ganata
Love in the Time of Ebola
Harry Potter and the Deathly Ebola - Stephen Mack
Ebola Gay: The Men, the Mission, the Atomic Bomb - SAM
Romeo and Ebola - Anika
Only $50 for ebola sailor. - Todd Hoff
The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Ebola - Brent Schaus
A Midsummer Night's Ebola - Big Joe Silence
Ebola-ing for Columbine. - bentley
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Ebola - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Waiting for Ebola. - Corinne L
Ebola and Old Lace. - Me
Bill & Ted's Ebola Adventures - Me
American Ebola - Me
Beverly Hills Ebola - Me
The Ebola Crowd - Me
Three Weddings and an Ebola Outbreak - Big Joe Silence
The Truth About Cats and Ebola - Big Joe Silence
Band - Ebola for Soup - Joe
The Super Ebola football game. - Joe
Ebola and flow of the tides. - Joe
Todd Hoff
How to Save $1 Billion Without Even Trying - WNYC -
Save money: buy store brand, generics, and over the counter. - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
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