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Clyde Wisham
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Coming like a big 18-wheeler. 1.8 million decent paying, middle-class jobs will soon be automated.
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Interesting visualization of the changes over time in what women and men seek in a spouse.
We know a lot about how income and health have changed, but less about the evolution of norms and values. One reason for that is that it is more straightforward to measure health-related aspects (like child mortality or life expectancy) or income measures (like GDP, income inequality or poverty) ...
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Quite a story.
Too long and detailed to excerpt. Read the whole thing.
For 60 years, Elvis fans have believed that "Heartbreak Hotel" was inspired by the suicide of an unnamed man. The truth is stranger than the legend.
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Damn! That looks good.
I'll have a burger. Neat, please.
The new "Spiked Bulleit Bourbon Burger" is nothing to sneeze at — and definitely nothing to contemplate ordering if you're a teetotaler. This baby has...
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Crikey. Looks like an insane mess.
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Yup. Happens fairly regularly. Mostly I just say "gimme another beer" and shake my head.
 
My current average for "yeah, this" is about 1.8 times per day.
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The samurai way
#lifeknowledge  
You can learn a lot from the samurai way, including how to poop more effectively. As writer Will Black discovered, you just need to reposition your leg.
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Hey. Almost next door. Let's go check it out.
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Typhoon no. 9 in the West Pacific is rolling in on us as I write this. It was expected to miss off to the east, but has redirected directly to the Kanto area. Some wind (not too bad yet) and lots of rain so far.
These typhoons can be dangerous and certainly do muck things up for a while. Paradoxically, however, they are necessary. They fill the reservoirs and lakes that the population of these islands depends on.
See current wind, weather, ocean, and pollution conditions, as forecast by supercomputers, on an interactive animated map. Updated every three hours.
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Whoa!

"While observing a mother Humpback nursing her calf from a safe distance away, the whales finish up and dove down. What happened next took everyone by surprise!"
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Wanna buy a tank?
The Normandy museum is selling its entire collection after failing to attract enough visitors.
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Four centuries of trade over 2000 kilometers? Those Polynesians were friggin' serious mariners.
Chemical and isotope analysis matches stone tools with their source island.
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"It is impossible to speak in such a way that you cannot be misunderstood." -- Karl Popper
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    Technical Writer, 2006 - present
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American, living in Yokohama (Japan), technical writer, married.
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    MS in Geology and Geophysics, 1970 - 1975
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