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Mark Carroll
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This makes me want to go watch old home videos...

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Inconceivable!

Saw this and I laughed more then a little...or as the kids say "a lot"...I'm still laughing on the inside...it's less impressive then when you can hear me but if you were here you'd see the mirth in my eyes.

#starwars #theprincessbride #geek  
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The Science is settled but the Economics isn't. My position is that we know that an income tax hurts growth. We know that  a carbon tax would hurt growth but it will also reduce problems associated with global warming. If you replace the income tax with a carbon tax you probably don't do extra damage to the economy and you probably help out the environment. 

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What are the ethics of the cyborg cockroach?

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Anna, your suffering had a purpose:

Pregnant women with more morning sickness will go on to have smarter kids. Much smarter kids.One study found that 21% of morning-sickness kids scored above 130 on an IQ test, compared to only 7% of no-morning-sickness kids. Competing theories include a role for related hormones in brain development, or more plausibly morning sickness doing a really good job in its likely evolutionary role of making the mother avoid toxins dangerous to the developing fetus.

(http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022347609001176) 

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Apparently I only flunked my math test because my teacher was an ideologue:

Everybody knows that our political views can sometimes get in the way of thinking clearly. But perhaps we don't realize how bad the problem actually is. According to a new psychology paper, our political passions can even undermine our very basic reasoning skills. More specifically, the study finds that people who are otherwise very good at math may totally flunk a problem that they would otherwise probably be able to solve, simply because giving the right answer goes against their political beliefs.

The rest of the study is illuminating. Best way to avoid it, if you want to be accurate, always sit down and do the actual calculation.

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I think I've done 6 of the don'ts...

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Apparently the Onion writes great obituaries:

Elmore Leonard, Modern Prose Master, Noted For His Terse Prose Style And For Writing About Things Perfectly And Succinctly With A Remarkable Economy Of Words, Unfortunately And Sadly Expired This Gloomy Tuesday At The Age Of 87 Years Old

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If your goal is to help people...

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