Wednesday, April 28, 2010

stubborn post-drunkards.

oh wow...

"Binge-drinking rats continued to show neurotoxicity in the hippocampus long after (in rat years) becoming sober. ... The binges activate an inflammatory response in rat brains rather than a pure regrowth of normal neuronal cells. Even after longstanding sobriety this inflammatory response translates into a tendency to stay the course, a diminished capacity for relearning and maladaptive decision-making."

hey didnt bush used to be an alcoholic?

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

all your data are belong to us.

this is so awesome.

and by this i mean all the world bank development data that used to be available only with a subscription is now freely available on a saucy new website.

im lovin it.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

north korean os.

under orders from dear leader kim jong-il, the north koreans have created an operating system called red star, specifically geared towards monitoring the activities of its users and providing access to north koreas own homegrown "internet."

youll have to translate it into english, but here is the blog post from a mikhail, a student at the russian embassy in north korea. 1 part interesting, 2 parts hilarious.

hopefully dear leader will like the attention... i would hate for mikhail to get tortured over this.

scion capital.

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edit: oh hey, i just found this op-ed he wrote on greenspan.