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Forum: Diavlog comments 11-27-2011, 04:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,435
Posted By Olavus
Re: Positive Cardiovascular Health (Robert Wright & Darwin Labarthe)

Salt, not too little, not too much...

Sodium J-curve? High and low levels of sodium intake track with CV risk

http://www.theheart.org/article/1316609.do
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-27-2011, 02:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,633
Posted By Olavus
Re: Science Saturday: Blowing Smoke Rings (John Horgan & George Johnson)

Thanksgiving and turkeys, hmmm...

The Green Butchers

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Green_Butchers


The Green Butchers (2003) Trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUEvBM82DzI
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-30-2011, 03:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,097
Posted By Olavus
Re: Worldwise: Democracy in Russia (Robert Wright & Alexey Sidorenko)

The Father Sunshine was a western aficionado.

Why Stalin loved Tarzan and wanted John Wayne shot
...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-05-2011, 08:23 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 22,315
Posted By Olavus
Re: Science Saturday: The Mental Illness Epidemic (John Horgan & George Johnson)

You're right.

"Eli Lilly and Company, whose patent for olanzapine proper expires in 2011"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olanzapine

"Drug Firms Face Billions in Losses in ’11 as Patents End"
...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-05-2011, 02:16 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 22,315
Posted By Olavus
Re: Science Saturday: The Mental Illness Epidemic (John Horgan & George Johnson)

Let the little schizos come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of pharmacy belongs to such as these.

http://www.wikinvest.com/stock/Eli_Lilly_and_Company_%28LLY%29
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-25-2011, 02:16 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 16,519
Posted By Olavus
Re: Faster than light

"Oh, what idiots we all have been. This is just as it must be."

http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Niels_Bohr
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-22-2011, 09:06 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 22,315
Posted By Olavus
Re: Science Saturday: The Mental Illness Epidemic (John Horgan & George Johnson)

"As nearly as I can tell, some folks really should check their dosage... it's -way- too high. Or low. Or they're just taking the wrong stuff."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilhelm_Reich

Skull...
Forum: Diavlog comments 06-08-2011, 10:17 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 23,933
Posted By Olavus
Re: Slavering Sanctimonious Panopticon Edition (Michelle Goldberg & Rebecca Traister)

Politics is a shameless product promotion.

"Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first."

-- Ronald...
Forum: Diavlog comments 06-08-2011, 08:04 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 13,976
Posted By Olavus
Talking Re: The Lives of Others (Ann Althouse & James Pinkerton)

Shall we see him on this site soon?
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-21-2011, 11:48 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 14,541
Posted By Olavus
Re: Mayan stuff

Maybe an off-by-one error? Patience folks. ;-)

2012 phenomenon

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_phenomenon
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-30-2011, 03:17 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,772
Posted By Olavus
Re: Science Saturday: Why We Get Fat (John Horgan & Gary Taubes)

The city slickers need more dietary fiber.

Dark, Dense Nordic Bread, Made for Butter or Cheese
...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-27-2011, 02:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,549
Posted By Olavus
Re: Science Saturday: Science Fact and Fiction (Michio Kaku & Jennifer Ouellette)

Luboš Motl's role in Bogdanov Affair:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bogdanov_Affair#Criticism_of_the_papers

Want to know more about string theory?

http://www.math.columbia.edu/~woit/wordpress/
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-16-2011, 07:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,299
Posted By Olavus
Re: Science Saturday: Taking the Plunge

The modern version of William Tell seems to have an assault rifle (SIG SG 550) at his home.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_politics_in_Switzerland
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-27-2010, 07:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 14,142
Posted By Olavus
Re: WikiLeaks and Condom Slips (Amanda Marcotte & Moe Tkacik)

Keep pants on while in Sweden.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C3%B6ran_Lindberg
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-27-2010, 05:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,480
Posted By Olavus
Re: Science Saturday: Christmas Optimism Edition (John Horgan & George Johnson)

The Finnish Meteorological Institute ("climate theologians") have their headquarters in Kumpula (Helsinki). One of their favorite mantra has been "no more snowy winters". And the snowiest place in...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-14-2010, 04:25 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 25,507
Posted By Olavus
Re: Science Saturday: Human Sexuality

Ior Bock used to mix his spoonful with weed not booze as majority does. But as they say...

As nearly as I can tell, some folks really should check their dosage... it's -way- too high. Or low. Or...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-13-2010, 10:37 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 25,507
Posted By Olavus
Re: Science Saturday: Human Sexuality

Semen as antidepressant? Well here in Finland we've been taking the stuff before shrinks started to recommend to take a daily dose of it. ;-)

"According to the saga the pagan traditions were...
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-08-2010, 12:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,884
Posted By Olavus
Re: In the Trenches (Michelle Goldberg & Michelle Cottle)

"A new plan for CNN: stop treating your viewers like idiots"

Heh, what did say the most productive mathematician of the 20th century?

Television is something the Russians invented to destroy...
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-08-2010, 06:29 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,360
Posted By Olavus
Re: Science Saturday: Pestilence Edition (John Horgan & George Johnson)

Jeremy Jackson: How we wrecked the ocean

http://www.ted.com/talks/jeremy_jackson.html
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-03-2010, 01:37 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 23,305
Posted By Olavus
Re: Science Saturday: Nuclear Energy Edition

Let me tell you something that we Israelis have against Moses. He took us 40 years through the desert in order to bring us to the one spot in the Middle East that has no oil!

--Golda Meir
...
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-02-2010, 10:57 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 23,305
Posted By Olavus
Re: Science Saturday: Nuclear Energy Edition

Building a new nuclear power plant is a smooth process, right? Well, this is how it goes here in Finland.

In Finland, Nuclear Renaissance Runs Into Trouble
...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-29-2010, 03:19 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 26,309
Posted By Olavus
Re: Science Saturday: Neuroedition

Ingmar Bergman: Have you ever cured anybody?

Ingmar's shrink: Ingmar, "to cure" that's such a grandiose word...

Ingmar Bergman on Life and Work

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0412852/
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-22-2008, 02:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,434
Posted By Olavus
Re: Driving Down Your Freeway Edition

Did Jim mention Finland? Driving here is like kamikaze business compared to traffic culture in Sweden. BTW Volvo is a brainchild of Swedish car engineering.

Some statistics:

The National...
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-23-2008, 03:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,287
Posted By Olavus
Re: Science Saturday: Target Panic

This space-based solar power stuff reminds me of Passive Moon Relay (PAMOR)
program.

Moon Bounce Elint...
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-02-2008, 01:47 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 48,162
Posted By Olavus
Re: Science Saturday: Jet Packs

So if i want to get high, my choice is to take a reindeer fly. I'm not convinced about the idea of lawn mover on steroids(Jetpack) as a flying machine. They used to sing "suicide is painless", but...
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