Pseudo Random News and Comment

Mitochondrial hormesis and diabetic complications. The prior theory may have been totally backward.

Venmo still hasn’t apologized for — let alone addressed — its security issues. Hey kids, I know many of you don’t reconcile any of your accounts ever, let alone monthly, and just assume the balance the bank, credit card, or whatever shows is correct. However, that leaves the door to fraud wide open, a particularly dangerous state of affairs with new payment technology, as this story illustrates.

Treadmill performance predicts mortality: New formula gauges 10-year risk of dying. A new way of looking at treadmill results. Basically if the person administering the test is tired of waiting before you crap out it’s a very good sign.

Killed the person you’re torturing before getting anything useful? Worry no more: Mind-readers: Scientists crack a piece of the neural code for learning and memory. I don’t know whether to be thrilled by the scientific advance or terrified that it will someday remove all need to keep detainees alive. Thank god only the guilty are ever detained.

Anxious people more apt to make bad decisions amid uncertainty. Naturally, at exactly the wrong time.

How hunting with wolves helped humans outsmart the Neanderthals. Hang around humans long enough and you’ll get your hands dirty with genocide. Dogs may have gotten that done early. If this theory is correct maybe I’ll have to change my mind about dogs always getting the better end of the deal – humans provide for their every need, pimp for them, and even follow them around picking up their shit. Still, that debt should have been paid off by now.

Everyone likes to say you’re not Warren Buffett. As time has gone on maybe he’s not either.


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