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  • MartelMartel ✭✭✭✭ Somewhere in PAPosts: 3,266 ✭✭✭✭
    Several years ago I went through an Edward Abbey period.  I was reading some Wendell Berry and discovered that they shared a teacher.  Interesting similarities and divergences, there, but I digress.  I've read most of his novels but had never read the nonfiction.  I downloaded his master's thesis and am starting it today.

    I won't type out what it's called because it will probably get me watched or something.  Of course dropping his name may have done that already.

    But seriously, I'm a near-pacifist so whatever it says, I'm probably the safest guy to read it.
    Intelligence is knowing that a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad.

    I like Oliva and Quesada (including Regius) a lot.  I will smoke anything, though.
  • silvermousesilvermouse ✭✭✭✭✭ Cape CodPosts: 6,683 ✭✭✭✭✭
    keep an eye on this if your retirement savings are invested in equities:
    https://www.kitco.com/news/2019-08-07/Spook-Central-Marketplace-Unnerved-As-Bond-Yields-Race-To-The-Bottom.html
  • VegasFrankVegasFrank ✭✭✭✭✭ North Town, VegasPosts: 1,420 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Astrophysics for people in a hurry by NDT
  • Trykflyr_1Trykflyr_1 ✭✭✭✭ north pole, alaskaPosts: 385 ✭✭✭✭
    Engine Operation and Maintenance Recommendations for Honeywell Propulsion Engines Operated in Volcanic Ash-Laden Environments.      Because we have volcanoes here too.
    I'm still troubled by what I did for that Klondike bar...
  • jd50aejd50ae ✭✭✭✭✭ West Gnawed Pencil, TNPosts: 7,421 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 7
    webmost said:
    Silvermouse

    In order to download this thesis, academia.edu wants me to agree that they may see and download my google contacts. What the hell why?
    ALGORITHMS 

    Edited for an errant u.
    Bill Whittle "Look It Up"

    "I'm suspicious of people who don't like dogs, but I usually trust a dog when it doesn't like a person.”

  • silvermousesilvermouse ✭✭✭✭✭ Cape CodPosts: 6,683 ✭✭✭✭✭
    https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/todays-biggest-threat-the-polarized-mind

    As the bitter strife between left and right, citizen and noncitizen, white and non-white attest, the greatest threat to humanity today goes beyond political and religious divides, economics, and psychiatric diagnoses. It goes beyond cultural conflicts and even the degradation of the environment—and yet it includes all of these.

    As psychologists concerned with the social and psychological bases of human destructiveness, and as dedicated observers of history, we have arrived at the conclusion that so much of what we call human depravity (“evil”) seems to be based on a principle termed “the polarized mind.” The polarized mind is the fixation on a single point of view to the utter exclusion of competing points of view, and it has caused more human torment and misery than virtually any other factor.  
  • Far_North_64Far_North_64 ✭✭✭✭ AlaskaPosts: 229 ✭✭✭✭
    Engine Operation and Maintenance Recommendations for Honeywell Propulsion Engines Operated in Volcanic Ash-Laden Environments.      Because we have volcanoes here too.
    More than once I had to carry extra air filters in the car while driving south of Anchorage. 
    Now this is not the end of the cigar. It is not even the beginning of the end of the cigar. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning of the cigar.

  • WylaffWylaff ✭✭✭✭✭ Reno, NVPosts: 4,571 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Big Damn Heroes. It's a novel that continues the story from the series Firefly. It's written exactly like the show was, and makes me quite nostalgic. 
    "Cooking isn't about struggling; It's about pleasure. It's like sǝx, with a wider variety of sauces."

    I hate myself, and I don't regret any of it.

  • Trykflyr_1Trykflyr_1 ✭✭✭✭ north pole, alaskaPosts: 385 ✭✭✭✭
    Lessons Learned from Civil Aviation Accidents, the Transport Aircraft category.  In particular, the accident report for the Saudia Flight 163 inflight cargo compartment fire and subsequent actions.   Completely survivable accident in which 301 people perished. 
    I'm still troubled by what I did for that Klondike bar...
  • CalvinAndHoboCalvinAndHobo ✭✭✭✭✭ ChicagoPosts: 1,175 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The Street Lawyer - John Grisham 

    Picked up like 20 of his books at a thrift store, never read anything by him before but I've heard good things. 
  • IndustMechIndustMech ✭✭✭✭✭ I Can EditPosts: 1,746 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The Street Lawyer - John Grisham 

    Picked up like 20 of his books at a thrift store, never read anything by him before but I've heard good things. 

    Read his first 5 or 6. All very good
    Let's eat, GrandMa.
    Let's eat GrandMa.

    Punctuation saves lives
  • VegasFrankVegasFrank ✭✭✭✭✭ North Town, VegasPosts: 1,420 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Yep, very readable.
  • CalvinAndHoboCalvinAndHobo ✭✭✭✭✭ ChicagoPosts: 1,175 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The King of Torts - John Grisham 
  • YaksterYakster ✭✭✭✭✭ La Zona State of Mind when I haven't forgotten the coffee filtersPosts: 8,728 ✭✭✭✭✭
    King of Jorts?

    What were we talking about?


    I'll gladly bomb you Tuesday for an Opus today.

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  • CalvinAndHoboCalvinAndHobo ✭✭✭✭✭ ChicagoPosts: 1,175 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Yakster said:
    King of Jorts?

    What were we talking about?


    I set a middle finger speed record scrolling up to see if I seriously made that typo. 
  • YankeeManYankeeMan ✭✭✭✭ Posts: 2,208 ✭✭✭✭
    Just finished "The Affair," one of Lee Child's earlier novels I missed.
  • Far_North_64Far_North_64 ✭✭✭✭ AlaskaPosts: 229 ✭✭✭✭
    Christmas in July. It's about one of the last battles of the Korean War, Christmas Hill. My Dan was wounded in the battle one week before the armistice was signed. The battle was fought just for negotiation purposes. Still pisses me off. 
    Now this is not the end of the cigar. It is not even the beginning of the end of the cigar. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning of the cigar.

  • silvermousesilvermouse ✭✭✭✭✭ Cape CodPosts: 6,683 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Caffeine (and smoking, among other drug interactions)


    https://www.psychiatrictimes.com/cme/caffeine-neurobiological-and-psychiatric-implications

    "These properties have significant consequences for how the metabolism of caffeine is affected by some drugs, and how other drug metabolisms are affected by caffeine. The most common drug-drug interaction, which can have a clinical effect on how much caffeine is required to achieve a psychostimulant effect, is related to smoke. It is well established that smoke from any source (nicotine cigarettes or cigars, cannabis cigarettes, lengthy and prolonged exposure to smoke from a wood fire) induces the liver’s CYP450 1A2 enzyme—gradually increasing the activity of this enzyme by continuous smoke exposure over 2 weeks. This induction results in increased metabolism of caffeine by the CYP450 1A2 enzyme, requiring more caffeine to attain the same blood level as would be required in a non-smoker."
  • CalvinAndHoboCalvinAndHobo ✭✭✭✭✭ ChicagoPosts: 1,175 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Rogue Lawyer - John Grisham
  • Trykflyr_1Trykflyr_1 ✭✭✭✭ north pole, alaskaPosts: 385 ✭✭✭✭
    @CalvinAndHobo, his stuff is pretty good, but starts to get very similar after his 10th or 11th book.  Try John Sandford ( a pseudonym, I'm sure) as well.  His Prey series is real good, and there are 2 spin off series from that.  

    I'm perusing the Honeywell Primus 1000 Integrated Avionics System Test and Fault Isolation Manual.   213 pages of edge-of-your-seat electronic mayhem.
    I'm still troubled by what I did for that Klondike bar...
  • silvermousesilvermouse ✭✭✭✭✭ Cape CodPosts: 6,683 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Reduction of Aggressive Episodes After Repeated Transdermal Nicotine Administration in a Hospitalized Adolescent with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Abstract

    Aggression remains a major cause of morbidity in patients with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Current pharmacotherapy for aggression is not always effective and is often associated with morbidity. Nicotinic acetylcholinergic neurotransmission may play a prominent role in ASD pathophysiology based on human and animal studies, and preclinical studies show nicotine administration can reduce aggression-related behaviors. Transdermal nicotine has been used to treat agitation in neuropsychiatric conditions with cholinergic dysfunction. Here we report the use of transdermal nicotine as an adjunctive medication to treat aggression in a hospitalized adolescent with ASD. Nicotine patch was recurrently well tolerated, and reduced the need for emergency medication and restraint. These findings suggest further study of transdermal nicotine for aggression comorbid with ASD is warranted.


    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4755349
  • IndustMechIndustMech ✭✭✭✭✭ I Can EditPosts: 1,746 ✭✭✭✭✭
    LanTech VS001004 Manual

    Fork lift drivers don't like it when the automatic pallet wrapper doesn't work automatically.
    Let's eat, GrandMa.
    Let's eat GrandMa.

    Punctuation saves lives
  • silvermousesilvermouse ✭✭✭✭✭ Cape CodPosts: 6,683 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Dietary Intake Regulates the Circulating Inflammatory Monocyte Pool
    https://www.cell.com/cell/fulltext/S0092-8674(19)30850-5
  • WylaffWylaff ✭✭✭✭✭ Reno, NVPosts: 4,571 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Just finished The Forever War. Starting the Gentlemen Bastards series.
    "Cooking isn't about struggling; It's about pleasure. It's like sǝx, with a wider variety of sauces."

    I hate myself, and I don't regret any of it.

  • CalvinAndHoboCalvinAndHobo ✭✭✭✭✭ ChicagoPosts: 1,175 ✭✭✭✭✭
    A Time To Kill - John Grisham
  • MartelMartel ✭✭✭✭ Somewhere in PAPosts: 3,266 ✭✭✭✭
    Wylaff said:
    Just finished The Forever War. Starting the Gentlemen Bastards series.
    Huge fan of that Haldeman.  Outside of a couple of short stories, don't know if I've read much else from him, though.  Really good military sci-fi.
    Intelligence is knowing that a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad.

    I like Oliva and Quesada (including Regius) a lot.  I will smoke anything, though.
  • WylaffWylaff ✭✭✭✭✭ Reno, NVPosts: 4,571 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Martel said:
    Wylaff said:
    Just finished The Forever War. Starting the Gentlemen Bastards series.
    Huge fan of that Haldeman.  Outside of a couple of short stories, don't know if I've read much else from him, though.  Really good military sci-fi.
    At first glance I thought it didn't age too well. It took me a couple minutes to put together the Vietnam allegory, then it was much more enjoyable.
    "Cooking isn't about struggling; It's about pleasure. It's like sǝx, with a wider variety of sauces."

    I hate myself, and I don't regret any of it.

  • CalvinAndHoboCalvinAndHobo ✭✭✭✭✭ ChicagoPosts: 1,175 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The Firm - John Grisham
  • CalvinAndHoboCalvinAndHobo ✭✭✭✭✭ ChicagoPosts: 1,175 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The Pelican Brief - John Grisham 
  • silvermousesilvermouse ✭✭✭✭✭ Cape CodPosts: 6,683 ✭✭✭✭✭
    https://www.newswise.com/articles/apples-tea-and-moderation-the-3-ingredients-for-a-long-life/sc-sphn

    Newswise — Consuming flavonoid-rich items such as apples and tea protects against cancer and heart disease, particularly for smokers and heavy drinkers, according to new research from Edith Cowan University (ECU).
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