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Saving The Old Folks

“Experts are cautious because the drug, Aducanumab, is still in the early stages of development.But a study in Nature has shown it is safe and hinted that it halts memory decline.Larger studies are now under way to fully evaluate the … Continue reading

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Birds etc.

I was fiddling with my Odroid-C2 yesterday when out of the corner of my eye I saw a small “something” on the patio. Closer inspection revealed it was a young tree swallow. They aren’t great flyers on the first day. … Continue reading

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Trump Plans To Ruin USA

“he saw no way to fix the pending 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and that he was willing to withdraw from the decades-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Canada and Mexico if it was not renegotiated to his satisfaction.” See … Continue reading

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Retirement Nest-Eggs

When I was a teacher, one of the things I did was teach students how to save and to invest. I mostly left my savings and investing to TLW. She did OK, albeit with a bunch of amazing successes and … Continue reading

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Trumping Trump

“Dear Donald Trump, we have been watching you for a long time and what we see is deeply disturbing. Your inconsistent and hateful campaign has not only shocked the United States of America [but] you have shocked the entire planet … Continue reading

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Canada Welcomes USAians

“Google’s data editor, Simon Rogers, alerted the world to renewed interest. He noted a spike of 350% in searches over a four-hour period for “how can I move to Canada” coming from the United States.” See When did most Americans search … Continue reading

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2016 – GOP – RIP

“Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has easily won the US state of Nevada, cementing his lead in the race for the party’s nomination.” See US election 2016: Donald Trump sweeps to victory in Nevada – BBC NewsGoodbye, GOP. You’ve been hijacked … Continue reading

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Anger Over Paralysis Of SCOTUS

Chuckle. No sooner than the late justice Scalia’s body cooled than “conservatives” in the Republican Party“What is less than zero? The chances of Obama successfully appointing a Supreme Court Justice to replace Scalia?” See Moments After Scalia‚Äôs Death Is Confirmed, GOP … Continue reading

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“It is time for those who care about the moral standing of the United States to say that this policy is shameful. If the United States and its NATO allies allow their inglorious new partners to encircle and starve the … Continue reading

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How Operating Systems May Affect The US Presidential Election 2016

I had a chuckle yesterday. Rand Paul, one of the GOP candidates stated that the polls were “off” because many young people use smartphones… I’ve been thinking of this for hours and it occurred to me that Paul is correct. … Continue reading

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Walking The Dog

I don’t have a dog. I don’t like dogs and they usually don’t like me. I’m a walker. On my walks I’m often accosted by dogs being territorial, despite the municipal by-law stating dogs must not demonstrate aggression on or … Continue reading

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Wikipedia, Again

Slashdot is carrying another story about the rise and fall of Wikipedia. (especially, see the comments: Is Wikipedia’s Popularity Causing Its Decline?) I loved the idea of Wikipedia in the early years. I used to read encyclopaediae, the dead-tree-kind, as … Continue reading

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