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Adam Fisher
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so! i promised i'd post a thing or two. and i keep my promises 

https://soundcloud.com/fisherkingpoet/the-slam

please help us out with our crowdfunding campaign! the link is indiegogo.com/projects/throw-slam-team-2014--2 , shares are just as important to us as actual money. but money is good. money would be very nice indeed :)
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my failure demands that i make a donation as well. (done)
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It's always nice to see friends releasing albums, especially groovy ones :)
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ooh! a solid answer to the most annoying question. and then a surprise...

http://feedly.com/k/1rQXrAP
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If you're into nutrition science, these two papers by D Joe Millward offer an excellent summary of the state of the science surrounding protein requirements.

http://journals.cambridge.org/download.php?file=%2FPNS%2FPNS58_02%2FS0029665199000348a.pdf&code=de953b2ff0848a5ee332fec41a70bb64

http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/72/1/112.full.pdf

The summary is this: first, there is some reason to be concerned that vegans could be deficient in the amino acids that are less common in plant foods. (Usually lysine.)

However this problem is easy to overestimate, even in the scientific literature, because it is so difficult to accurately assess AA requirements, other than by lowering AA intake in children until growth is stunted, which is not an ethical study design. (And other animals are not excellent proxies for this information; rats have a different set of required amino acids, for instance, which was the cause of the original soy scare.)

So two types of tests are typically done: One is to take protein-deficient (i.e. starving) children, and feed them a controlled diet, and measure AA intake. However, now we know that the body knows it's in a deficit, and absorbs AA's at a much higher rate when recovering from starvation. This method has vastly overpredicted AA requirements, even for children (who need much more protein than non-pregnant/breastfeeding adults).

The other is to measure AA metabolism through fancy isotope labeling in adults. I don't pretend to understand the mechanism, but basically measure when AA needs are met. However now we know that the body adjusts how much protein to burn for energy (de-novo glucogenesis) before it can be absorbed, based on the amount of protein the person typically eats. So this effectively finds that you require about the amount of protein that you normally eat. This is circular reasoning, and doesn't speak to actual requirements.

The second paper introduces a fancier isotope labeling measurement that somehow accounts for this (hand wave hand wave), which finds a lower requirement, such that typical vegan diets, as well as most of the world's traditional staple starch diets, are fine.

So kids, expecting and breastfeeding moms -- try to eat high-lysine foods a few times a day. (Legumes, and anything vegans eat as meat replacement, it turns out is high lysine -- beans, lentils, tofu, tempeh, seitan, quinoa, hummus, soy milks and yogurts, nuts, and maybe even wheat products.)

Veganhealth.org suggests that adults do this too, although reasonable people could disagree about adult requirements.

I think I've wasted enough time on this for right now. :) (Can you tell this is a topic I care about?)
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not quite appropriate for yoga in the park, but still very interesting!

http://www.psfk.com/2014/06/led-yoga-mat.html
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Disco yoga...
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i just heard about this - what a wonderful idea!
Patreon is empowering a new generation of creators to make a living out of their passion and hard work.
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örmagörd - brilliant!
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hi everyone! we're going to victoria, and we need your help!

please, pretty-please-with-a-cherry-on-top-we'll-be-your-best-friends-we'll-be-your-best-friends-forever-and-ever shower us with monies and / or share our campaign with all your poetry loving friends!

i promise your money and goodwill will go to support poetry that's precisely the opposite of soppy and boring. i also promise to upload recordings very, very soon for your entertainment and judgement.
Help the Throw Slam Team reach BC to represent Montreal at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word!
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the road to hell is paved with good intentions.
 
we're way too into this whole democracy thing, israel isn't exactly a shining example of a functional one and most of the powerful countries aren't either. so i say fuck democracy, turn israel into a totalitarian jewish state with democratic values like freedom of speech and equal rights and let all the palestinians in for a completely fresh start.
enforce a separation of church and state, expel any trouble makers, declare a large buffer zone, patrol the borders properly and spend the military money we'd save on new infrastructure for all.
 
nobody would get to vote, which is great because the entire middle east is filled with incompetent voters regardless of race or religion.
 
it seems to me that the potential for disaster with this plan is no worse than the current options on the table, the potential successes unlimited and immeasurable. all arguments (for and against) welcome.
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thanks +Andrew Haylett !
A lot of us are of the mindset that you should never, ever, talk to a stranger because you might get stuck talking to them. It might be weird.  That's how Harvard business professor Michael Norton felt. He'd do anything he could to avoid interacting with a stranger. That is until
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What??? Speak to strangers?? But they might be normal or something!
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helping relieve kids in domestic violence shelters? excellent work!
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i can't say the man inspires confidence, but the fact that things are moving forward is exciting nonetheless :)
Magma Classic shipped to our 10K backers today! We'll be releasing the binaries and code to the general public in 60 days.
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  • Tel Aviv University
    English Literature, 2010 - 2012
    Studies on hold.
  • Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya
    Computer Science and Business Administration, 2000 - 2004
  • Crux CTI
    Programming Diploma, Computer Science Diploma, 1999 - 2000
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