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Scot Stevenson
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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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1.) Die Verlagsbranche hat dank massivem Lobbyismus eine Ausnahmeregel für Zeitungszusteller beim Mindeslohn durchgedrückt.
2.) Es finden sich nun immer weniger Leute, die für weniger als den gesetzlichen Mindeslohn bei Wind und Wetter nachts Zeitungen austragen wollen, da sie in anderen Branchen den Mindestlohn bekommen.
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Um das mal zusammenzufassen:

1.) Die Verlagsbranche hat dank massivem Lobbyismus eine Ausnahmeregel für Zeitungszusteller beim Mindeslohn durchgedrückt.
2.) Es finden sich nun immer weniger Leute, die für weniger als den gesetzlichen Mindeslohn bei Wind und Wetter nachts Zeitungen austragen wollen, da sie in anderen Branchen den Mindestlohn bekommen.

Nein! Doch! Oooh! Da hätte ja niemand mit rechnen können :-]
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Das ist richtig. Gut so. Mindestlohn für Alle sollte es werden . Nun nur noch für fast Alle. 
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A significant number of overweight and obese individuals believe their body weight to be appropriate or normal and are satisfied with their body size. Misperception of overweight status is most common among the poor vs wealthy, African Americans vs white Americans, and men vs women.
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The interesting question for me is: how to stop the trend? Send all of them to Japan for vacation? Seriously, it seems difficult.
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Lawmakers in the US state of Virginia have agreed to pay compensation to people who were forcibly sterilised by the authorities decades ago.
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But what I'm actually most impressed with is how DC announced this — which is to say, not at all. (...) By not making a big deal about Catwoman's sexuality, they're sending the unspoken message that this is actually a normal thing to be, and that's exactly what they should be doing.
Just an FYI! Catwoman comics writer (and frequent io9 contributor extraordinaire) Genevieve Valentine has pointed out on her blog that Selina Kyle is now "canon bisexual" in the DC universe. It's always nice to see a comic company increase its diversity — especially with a character as prominent as Catwoman.
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The American anthropologist Garry Chick from Pennsylvania State University only recently developed a theory that playfulness in adults is a desirable trait in sexual selection: To women, it indicates a low level of aggression in men and to men vitality in women.
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In his book Excellent Sheep, William Deresiewicz describes the current generation of strivers as “driven to achieve without knowing why.” And then they become paralyzed when they’re not sure how to proceed.
Exorcise your "achievement demons" in seven easy steps.
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It’s tempting to put a brave face forward when you talk to people, especially if you’re in hustle mode. When a German is asked "how are you?" and replies according to her cultural code (i.e. mentioning that she does not feel well) there often will be a surprise and possibly an awkward moment. At least that's what I have observed.
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Despite warnings from the likes of Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking (and of course, Sarah Connor), Ray Dalio's $165 billion AUM hedge fund Bridgewater will start a new, artificial-intelligence unit next month.
Despite warnings from the likes of Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking (and of course, Sarah Connor), Ray Dalio's $165 billion AUM hedge fund Bridgewater will start a new, artificial-intelligence unit next month. Despite the "new normal"'s total reversal of any and every historical rational trading pattern, the unit will attempt to create trading algorithms that make predictions based on historical data and statistical probabilities, as "machine learni...
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The current iteration of Google+ may not be around for much longer.
 
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The current iteration of Google+ may not be around for much longer. In an extensive interview with Forbes, Google's product czar Sundar Pichai says the company may break out features like Photos...
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Splitting out photos and Hangouts from the rest of G+ in no way necessitates the conclusion that the stream will be killed as well. Currently, the G+ team at Google is bigger that it ever has been. This could indicate one of two things. All those people could be focused on photos and Hangouts, or they could be spread evenly among the three separate parts and just working on something bigger that can't be released incrementally. From what they've said, it sounds more like the latter is true than the former. I think they get to much value from the stream to kill it. If nothing happens before May or June, then I'd be more willing to agree with you.
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While the relaxing classical music did not freak out the felines, they basically ignored it, showing no interest whatsoever. The special "cat music," however, grabbed their attention and led to head-rubbing against the speaker.
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The cat of my fiancée's parents got really aggressiv while Ross Antony sang...
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This is the committee chaired by Sen. Inhofe of Oklahoma, author of The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future and other light classics, in which he tells us that because of the existence of God, the "arrogance of people to think that we, human beings, would be able to change what He is doing in the climate is... outrageous."
 
In further news, the US House of Representatives has continued their plans to bring about the Apocalypse, passing a bill (on almost exactly party lines) to effectively ban scientists from being on the EPA's scientific advisory board. Under these new rules, anyone who has done research on anything which the board studies is considered to have a conflict of interest, and therefore cannot sit on the board. Fortunately, simply having a financial stake in the matters which the board studies does not constitute a conflict of interest, so the scientific advisory board continues to be open to corporate public affairs officers, demented preachers, or roving madmen off the street.

The bill now proceeds to the Senate, where it has been referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. This is the committee chaired by Sen. Inhofe of Oklahoma, author of The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future and other light classics, in which he tells us that because of the existence of God, the "arrogance of people to think that we, human beings, would be able to change what He is doing in the climate is... outrageous." So in all, it's a good year for public affairs officers, demented preachers, and roving madmen off the street in all aspects of our government, and I forecast excellent career opportunities for each of these categories going forward. 

h/t +Peter da Silva for the link.
The GOP-dominated House passed a bill Tuesday that effectively prevents scientists who are peer-reviewed experts in their field from advising the EPA.
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Fielding-Smith and Coda’s two other founders and global news correspondents, who’ve collectively worked for places like the BBC and The New York Times, feel there is “a greater hunger of more in-depth, nuanced coverage than the mainstream media were able to provide.”
How do you encourage people to follow a story thematically?
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Recent news reports of a pair of bald eagles flying around Staten Island suggest that New York City may someday have baby eagles within its boundaries for the first time in at least a century.
Bald eagles are back from the brink of extinction.
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