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Reads, writes and codes.
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Scot loves to read and write and spends his life in a constant state of low-level irritation that he can't do both at the same time.

My public postings on Google+ are mostly links to science, medical, and technology news as well as Americana and computers, presented without comment. Please note this is stuff I find interesting for one reason or another without regard to my personal opinion. In other words, I also link to texts I disagree with but think are worthy of wider attention. 
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Built my own study from scratch, desks and all. Building an 8-bit computer from scratch, writing my own Forth in 6502 assembler.
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  • Universität Essen, Germany
    Medical School, 1987 - 1994
  • Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz, Germany
    Journalism Graduate School, 1996 - 1997

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Die Rundfunkkommission versuche krampfhaft, Internetfilter durchzusetzen und nehme dabei ungeahnte Kollateralschäden in Kauf. Alterskennzeichnungen "von allem und jedem" zu fordern, sei schon vor 15 Jahren gescheitert.
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Medienrechtler, Verbände und Aktivisten lassen kaum ein gutes Haar am neuen Entwurf für einen Jugendmedienschutz-Staatsvertrag. Jede Kaninchenzüchter-Plattform im Web 2.0 müsste Alterskennzeichen einführen.
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Guten Tag an Sie Sir! Der Internet-Filter ist die Regierung so zu sagen, dass wir Ihr Recht auf freie Meinungsäußerung Steuern werden! Die Realität ist, dass extrem geistig begabten Menschen, die Sie wirklich kontrollieren können, es sei denn, sie wollen gesteuert werden. Die Lektion ist das Internet, wo es nicht vorab, bis die Regierung versucht, die geistig begabten Personen zu kontrollieren. Danke, dass Ihr Posting Scot!
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There has never been a lymphatic system for the central nervous system, and it was very clear from that first singular observation (...) that it will fundamentally change the way people look at the central nervous system's relationship with the immune system.

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UVA Med School researchers have determined that the brain is directly connected to the immune system by vessels previously thought not to exist.

Kevin Lee, PhD, chairman of the UVA Department of Neuroscience, described his reaction to the discovery: "The first time these guys showed me the basic result, I just said one sentence: 'They'll have to change the textbooks.' There has never been a lymphatic system for the central nervous system, and it was very clear from that first singular observation - and they've done many studies since then to bolster the finding - that it will fundamentally change the way people look at the central nervous system's relationship with the immune system."

"Instead of asking, 'How do we study the immune response of the brain?' 'Why do multiple sclerosis patients have the immune attacks?' now we can approach this mechanistically. Because the brain is like every other tissue connected to the peripheral immune system through meningeal lymphatic vessels," said Jonathan Kipnis, PhD, professor in the UVA Department of Neuroscience and director of UVA's Center for Brain Immunology and Glia (BIG). "It changes entirely the way we perceive the neuro-immune interaction. We always perceived it before as something esoteric that can't be studied. But now we can ask mechanistic questions."

The unexpected presence of the lymphatic vessels raises a tremendous number of questions that now need answers, both about the workings of the brain and the diseases that plague it. For example, take Alzheimer's disease. "In Alzheimer's, there are accumulations of big protein chunks in the brain," Kipnis said. "We think they may be accumulating in the brain because they're not being efficiently removed by these vessels." He noted that the vessels look different with age, so the role they play in aging is another avenue to explore. And there's an enormous array of other neurological diseases, from autism to multiple sclerosis, that must be reconsidered in light of the presence of something science insisted did not exist.
In a stunning discovery that overturns decades of textbook teaching, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have determined that the brain is directly connected to the immune system by vessels previously thought not to exist. The discovery could have profound implications for diseases from autism to Alzheimer's to multiple sclerosis.
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This isn't a mere political problem, something that can be glossed over with talking points or surmounted in a campaign against a weaker opponent. It's a crisis. When the American people can't trust their leaders, they can't be led. 
A greater threat than Iran, ISIS, and "lone wolf" attacks: government lies.
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The Department of Homeland Security on Monday reassigned the acting director of the Transportation Security Administration and ordered the agency to revise its security procedures after screeners at airport checkpoints failed to detect weapons and other prohibited items 95 percent of the time in a covert test.
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The demographic crisis explains why Germany is so determined to run a budget surplus and drive down its public debt ratios, hoping to avoid a Japanese-style debt-trap before it is too late.
Germany's workforce will shrink by 6m over the next 15 years, declining even faster than Japan's
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Germany’s birth rate has collapsed to the lowest level in the world and its workforce will start plunging at a faster rate than Japan's by the early 2020s, seriously threatening the long-term viability of Europe’s leading economy.

Europe's future is depending on my sex life? That's an interesting point!
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According to the National Occupational Mortality Surveillance, individuals who work in financial services are 1.5 times more likely to commit suicide than the national average. The highest suicide rates in the United States are among doctors, dentists and veterinarians.
Wall Street has always thrived, in part, on its eat-or-be-eaten culture. Would curbing its competitive nature cut into its success?
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Previous visits to Shinjuku Ward: 3 times; Godzilla (1984), Godzilla vs King Ghidorah (1991), Godzilla 2000 Millennium (1999)
Meet Japan's newest official resident: Godzilla
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Could this be a first step towards giving Ms. Marvel her own cartoon? Or maybe even the live-action TV series that Oscar-winning screenplay writer John Ridley is rumored to be working on? Hmm...
Kamala Khan is unstoppable! The popular new Marvel heroine will be one of several heroes joining Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in the third season of Disney XD’s Avengers Assemble cartoon, titled Ultron Revolution, including her namesake Captain Marvel, Black Panther, and more.
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[T]he number of companies adopting hardware from OCP and contributing back is rising as well, and with good reason: Mark Zuckerberg indicated at the 2015 Summit in San Diego that Facebook achieved a $2 billion (USD) cost reduction (!), achieved in part by using open purpose-built hardware instead of regular proprietary gear.
 
Oh, das ist interessant: +AnandTech hat ein sehr ausführliches Review (12 Seiten) von OpenCompute Hardware. Server, Rack, Storage, Netzwerk -- alles dabei. Einschließlich Benchmarks. #opencompute   #ocp  
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[I]n a world of creepy feminists and whiny femboys, you need to understand that biology still trumps stupid social fads. Women want men. Not girly men. Not boys. Not manchildren. Men. (...) And of course you should go out with a woman who asks you out. She’s got it together and knows what she wants. And if she asks you out and wants to pay, fine. But you still better open the door for her or I’ll smack you.
So, though no fault of your own, you are a young conservative male coming of age in a time when the deck is so heavily stacked against you that its like Michael Moore was leaning on it.
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Verheiratet, Vater zweier Kinder und offen schwul: Randy Berry ist Herausforderungen gewohnt. Vor kurzem wurde er zum ersten Sondergesandten für #LGBTI-Menschenrechte ernannt.
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Verheiratet, Vater zweier Kinder und offen schwul: Randy Berry ist Herausforderungen gewohnt.

Vor kurzem wurde er zum ersten Sondergesandten für #LGBTI-Menschenrechte ernannt.

Präsident Obama sagte: “Our journey is not complete until our lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law." —June is LGBT ‪#‎Pride‬ Month: http://go.wh.gov/Uo2dKP
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The culture of working enormously long hours is ingrained in many workplaces. But for men in particular, it also has a lot to do with comparing themselves to peers. (...) And that peer-matching isn’t about being as productive. It’s all about perceived status. The authors call it “conspicuous work.”

That's your new term for the week: "conspicuous work"
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