Monthly Archives: November 2013

Body Hack: Resistant Starch

Glynn Marshes writes: Some interesting discussion breaking out within the paleo crowd: is it possible that paleo dieters have overlooked the benefits of a class of carbohydrates called resistant starches? Richard Nikoley of the blog Free the Animal is leading … Continue reading

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Hashing, Blockchains, Cryptography and Bitcoin

Sir Barken Hyena writes: What a zippy headline! Rolls off the tongue like honey. But a lot of people will be saying those words in the coming years, as Bitcoin is now poised to launch into the mainstream, to go … Continue reading

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Nonexistent Trend Du Jour

Paleo Retiree writes: Philadelphia.

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Master and Servant, Oligarch and Serf: The New Feudalism is Here

epiminondas writes: In the irony of ironies, the very people who decried the pin-striped Wall Street banker and industrial captain are now in the driver’s seat. And the yawning chasm between the middle class and the power centers of the … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

epiminondas writes: “Ineptocracy (in-ep-toc’-ra-cy) – a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods … Continue reading

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Paleo Retiree writes: More fascinating thinking from HBD*Chick about inbreeding and outbreeding, this time as they pertain to Anglo-Saxon England. Thanks to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, we’re able to peep at the superdeluxe lifestyles of Mexican drug lords. Will S. … Continue reading

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Knockout Game Roundup

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Last week The New York Times ran a story on “knockout game.” As Chuck Ross at Gucci Little Piggy pointed out, the piece cleverly shifted focus away from the effects of the punching attacks onto a debate about … Continue reading

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Architecture Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Click on the image to enlarge. The Midland Grand Hotel at St. Pancras Railway Station in London, completed in 1873. Designed by George Gilbert Scott who said, “It is possibly too good for its purpose.”

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The Uncanny Valley

Fenster writes: Maybe y’all knew this one, but it is a new one on me. I have wondered for a while why kids (adults too) often prefer cartoons that depict characters in highly stylized ways — in some ways the … Continue reading

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Art Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Click on the image to enlarge. “Map of the World” by SHAG (aka Josh Agle)

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