Pseudo Random News and Comment

Proof-of-Concept, Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trial of Bacillus-Calmette-Guerin for Treatment of Long-Term Type 1 Diabetes  Interesting result, especially the EBV reaction.

Can Contrast Effects Regulate Emotions? A Follow-Up Study of Vital Loss Decisions  It could be worse, so worse may seem better.

The Impact of Psychological Stress on Men’s Judgements of Female Body Size  Rather than going on a diet, simply increase the stress felt by your man. He will then appreciate your increased mass. Some women appear to known this intuitively.

Google to include people’s Gmail in search results  Seems to be only in their own search results, but it still seems a little creepy.

Court Grants Feds Warrantless Access to Utility Records  Might as well stick a spy cam up my ass too. At least I could avoid the need for sigmoidoscopy.

Confused Why So Many Foreign Banks Are Suddenly Being Charged By The US? Here’s Why  Reminiscent of the way MSFT’s antitrust problems went away when they got politically involved.

Gu Kailai trial ends with murder charges ‘uncontested’  Hints that she ratted out her husband.

Flame and Stuxnet Cousin Targets Lebanese Bank Customers, Carries Mysterious Payload  Hard to know where spying ends and crime begins. It’s been kind of hazy at least since Air American in Vietnam.

MBA: Mortgage Delinquencies increased in Q2  and here’s probably why – Median Wages Have PLUMMETED Since 1969  Every time I look at real income numbers I have a hard time seeing housing prices or rents increasing very much.

Bernanke Just Assured That The Student Loan Bubble Will Be The Next “Financial Stability Issue”  Don’t entirely agree with the analysis, but making fun of BB brain is always funny.

Are Opinions Based on Science: Modelling Social Response to Scientific Facts  Science has no chance against the combination of social insulation and teflon brains.

How geckos cope with wet feet  Cool, they basically can grip 20x body weight in dry conditions so they can manage to do 1x body weight when it’s wet. Over-engineering with a purpose.

Thinking abstractly may help to boost self-control  A useful reminder.

Why aren’t we all tall?  There’s also the issue of feeding a larger body.

Gonorrhea resistant to all but one antibiotic: CDC The result of too many people relying on a trip to the doctor to remedy poor decision-making.

The Great Trades Are Obvious  Yes, they are. But other people have to notice and begin to act before it will make you any money. That can take literally years, so patience is mandatory.

Kinect 3D Body Scanner In First Store, Next Races to Ecommerce  Maybe my stink jet printer will be next to commercial viability.

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