Pseudo Random News and Comment

Fascinating study on Nigerian scammer tactics. Far-Fetched Scams Separate the Gullible from Everyone Else

Cloud House / McBride Charles Ryan Something a little different, reminds me a little of an action movie subway crash. Quasi sexual intersection of styles too.

Too easy for comfort. Mutant-Bird-Flu Study Fuels Fears of Airborne H5N1

Lab-engineered kidney project reaches early milestone  Cool, but still no pre-order available on Amazon.

Adiposity Is Associated with Blunted Cardiovascular, Neuroendocrine and Cognitive Responses to Acute Mental Stress  All the hormones and transmitters fat cells pump out may cause all sorts of mental changes.

Apple Patents Data-Poisoning  So if you try to screw with ad revenue they will now sue you.

Nice chart illustrating the perils of mean-reversion trades. Platinum to Gold Ratio

Changing pigs’ diets alters the gut microbiota  There have been a number of studies on changing diet changing the mix but the more interesting thing to me is if/how a changing mix causes a critter to change diet to promote a more favorable microbiota. Should be a homeostatic feedback loop somewhere.

The Fantastic Keynesian Endgame  Excellent piece. Ludwigvon Mises wrote at length on the attitudes of the intellectual elite in The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality

Diabetes linked to increased cause-specific mortality  Upside is it lowers risk of prostate cancer – but I’m still sticking with my use it or lose it strategy.

Is That Personal-Finance App Secure?  In a word, NO. Just another place to get hacked, have an accident, or sell your information to the highest bidder. Convenience always comes at a price but that seems a little steep to me.

Common blood pressure drug linked to severe GI problems Hopefully limited to just the one drug but likely to be an issue with all -sartans (ARB).

Researchers: Darwin’s principles say cancer will always evolve to resist treatment  Half a century on earth and I’m still surprised that something like this would need to be pointed out to a group well-versed in biology.

12 Reasons US Recession Has Arrived (Or Will Shortly)  Wasn’t this called “double dip” not long ago? I guess that term was declared verboten, (“corrupt” if in China).

Dad’s brains mean more to his son’s success than his money: study  After all, a fool and his money are soon parted.


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