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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:59:47 +0000

With well-received pressure sensitive stylus support, low reflectivity and one of the best displays on the market for a tablet, it looks like the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 may be an option worth considering for digital artists.

#tech #tablets #art

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 02:42:26 +0000

Cool sci-fi short film...

#shortfilm #sciencefiction  

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 02:20:14 +0000

 "Lavie advised people who want to start running to start slow with walking, then introducing jogging and running. The perfect amount of exercise would still be 30 to 40 minutes a day, Lavie said, but this study showed that people would still get reduced mortality risk with just five minutes a day.""Running, even 5 to 10 min/day and at slow speeds <6 miles/h, is associated with markedly reduced risks of death from all causes and cardiovascular disease."Persistence in keeping up running over years seems to matter more for the benefit than how much running per session.Assuming the study is accurate, it seems foolish not to run on a regular basis when just a couple months of running spread out over your life could result in 3 years extra life.It does look like from the charts there is some drop off with dose when you get into the lowest quintile, less than 51 minutes/week (7 minutes if running every day), but it's not clear where the exact breaking point is. It appears to be total minutes running per week, or MET-min/week, that is the critical variable, not mattering whether you break it up into 1-2 sessions or 5.The full text of the study is gated, but not the conclusions and summary, and the link is

Original Post from Brandon Badger:

Run for your life from attacking enemy #Ingress Portals.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:12:07 +0000

Your house and car keys can now be duplicated by anyone with the right app and the chance to snap a pic... #security #privacy #safety #crime #tech  

Original Post from Peter Eltgroth:

Keep your keys hidden!

Guess it is good my Prius proximity key is just a black rectangular cube, but I'm sure it has other vulnerabilities. 

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:07:36 +0000

Republicans bad at science... as usual.

#womenshealth #politics #freedom  

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:22:28 +0000

Seems to be a good, balanced look at these issues...


Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:38:45 +0000

When your mind starts interfering with your life, they call it a mental disorder. But how do you tell whether the real problem is your mind, or your life?

#philosophy #sociology #diversity #psychology #bigquestion  

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:06:07 +0000

So many people fail to understand that art is a skill you have to develop, like anything else... But many also underestimate the importance of working with the right tools.

#comics #art

Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:11:43 +0000

Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:28:55 +0000

Yet again, the U.S. government is trying to pass laws to let corporations control what we access on the Internet and to let the NSA monitor our activity without supervision. If you want to keep the liberty that our forefathers fought for, please visit this site to send your comments to Congress and the FCC. The deadline for comment is midnight tonight, so don't put it off! Click below now and make your voice heard.

#politics #freedom #privacy #cispa #cisa #netneutrality #nsaspying