Two of the three nights on which the New England Patriots have been in Arizona for Super Bowl XLIX have been interrupted by false fire alarms in their hotel and one AFC East coach thinks he knows who is to blame. Bill Belichick. “Let’s face it: Belichick probably did it himself,” Rex Ryan, the Buffalo […]
Neal McCluskey If you like feeling conflicted, you’ll love being a libertarian thinking about President Obama’s recent proposal – and even more recent rescinding of that proposal – to essentially end 529 college savings plans. The President...Show More Summary
Seahawks linebacker Bruce Irvin thinks Seattle’s defense is one win away from establishing a legacy as one of the all-time greats. “I definitely feel like we’ll go out as one of the top defenses to ever play the NFL,” Irvin said. “But, we got to win first. I don’t want to talk about winning the…
We knew it existed because he was in the VFW, so, someone sent us this copy of Bruce Pendlay’s forged DD214; Where do I begin? It looks like it says that he’s a 10B, no such military occupational specialty (MOS). I think he means 18B, but even that is not “Light Weapons Expert”. In the […]
When we think about the evolution of mass media, it usually goes something like this: First came newspapers, then radio, then TV, then the web. Right? But there are dozens of failed media experiments that we forget about today. Experiments...Show More Summary
This album gets me thinking about parallel universes. Stacked like poplar planks upon each other, being moved in bundles by a phantom forklift. One plank is Mike born in 1989, as I was, the one below it is if Mike was born in 1988, the one above, 1990, and so on. A plank for Mike freezing [...]
Former National Football League (NFL) players who participated in tackle football before the age of 12 were more likely to have memory and thinking problems in adulthood than those that didn't. By Alzheimer's Reading Room For the study, researchers tested 42 former NFL players with an average age of 52. Show More Summary
Being a historically consumer-focused site we don't really post that much about the business-y side of mobile gaming, which is something I'd really like to change as I think it's both relevant and interesting to the "core" gamer who might not understand why things are the way they are in 2015's App Store. If you
The placebo effect weirds everyone out. I think we can say that without much fear of contradiction. It seems like magic, the fact that just thinking that you're getting some treatment of benefit can have actual benefits. Magic, though, it is not. Show More Summary
This is a guest contribution from Hassan Ud-deen. Your blog posts have a purpose, right? You want your readers to take a specific action after reading your post. It could be to: like, share, subscribe, comment or just think about something. Either way, you’re aiming to elicit a response. And It doesn’t matter if you’re writing [...]Show More Summary
I think. This seems like good news from PacBio (boldface mine): With regard to sequencing runs, as was the case in the previous three years, we expect to deliver another ~4-fold increase in throughput, reaching >4 Gb of data per … Continue reading ?
I don’t think Ewan is as proud of his penis as most men who are as well hung would—or should—or could be. I think that’s the greatest demonstration of his innate humility, that he doesn’t wear it like a badge of honor.” — Actor Colin Farrell sizing up his friend and Cassandra’s Dream costar Ewan McGregor, who […]
It’s Appendix A of ARM: A.1. Fit many models Think of a series of models, starting with the too-simple and continuing through to the hopelessly messy. Generally it’s a good idea to start simple. Or start complex if you’d like, but prepare...Show More Summary
Thinking about selling T-shirts with "This Sick Beat" or "Party Like Its 1989" emblazoned on the front? Well, think again, because the only person who can legally do so now is Taylor Swift.
Below are some exerpts from a Nintendon interview with Michael Pachter... ND: From a marketing perspective do you think is a safe decision to release the New Nintendo 3DS along with two big titles like Majora’s Mask and Monster Hunter...Show More Summary
If you think that good code is a plain, expressionless and elegant string of characters that is, at its best, utterly anonymous, think again. New research suggests that programmers have ways of writing code, which can be used as a digital fingerprints. Read more...
OK, people, we get it! You’re ready to hear about uncertainty. Meteorologists like me think about probabilities and risks all the time...
In addition to my earlier pick of Chile, I now must nominate Sweden and Norway for this honor. Both are wonderful countries, and in absolute terms very likely to remain strong performers. But I think a good deal of that old Nordic magic is slipping away, and this has become more evident in the last […]
Nobody can bend it like this guy! David Beckham is no stranger to rocking out in his undies (see Exhibit D: his bulging H&M ad). So the big question on everybody's mind is what does he think of Justin Bieber's controversial underwear ads?! Here's what he had to say on the Biebsy in his skivvies: "Not bad, not bad, [...]
I would like to recommend to you all Aliens and Anorexia by the American avant-garde writer, editor, and filmmaker Chris Kraus. Published in 2000, it was her second novel, and I think it more successfully realizes the goals set by another recent American novel, The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner. Show More Summary