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Archives for October, 2008

In this video, Hannity tells us the economy is in fine shape, wonders if it is reasonable to think that people would really vote against the Republicans due to the economy. Granted, it was a month ago, at which time the market was only down by 20%.  But he seriously believed that the economy was…

Automobile Raises Testosterone

But not just any automobile.  It’s the Maserati limited-edition 2009 GranTurismo S.  And the test confirms the result only for women: Experts found that 100% of female participants showed a “significant increase in testosterone secretion” while listening to a Maserati engine revving – in fact, measurably more so than for any other sports-car sound. Unfortunately,…

Computer experts have been weighing in for years about design flaws in electronic voting systems.  Now a computer expert goes a step farther, saying the whole system is flawed. From Linus’ Blog: That’s when you also notice that the whole US voting system is apparently expressly designed to be polarizing (winner-take-all electoral system etc). To…

Paliperidone: Cost Effective (?)

This is a peculiar article: Costs and effects of paliperidone extended release compared with alternative oral antipsychotic agents in patients with schizophrenia in Greece: A cost effectiveness study.  It’s a open-access article in the Annals of General Psychiatry, dated 28 August, 2008. (Annals of General Psychiatry 2008, 7:16 doi:10.1186/1744-859X-7-16) Background To compare the costs and…

The photo shows the first commercial implementation of a new kind of solar-powered electrical generation station (source: IEEE Spectrum).  The problem, of sorts, is that it is not in the USA.  It is in Spain.

From the vice-Presidential debate. “building our embassy, also, in Jerusalem” “That world view that says that America is a nation of exceptionalism. And we are to be that shining city on a hill, as President Reagan so beautifully said, that we are a beacon of hope and that we are unapologetic here.” “freedom is always…