Air Conditioning is Sexist, Men should just Strip to Stay Cool…

Date: September 03, 2018

01) Air Conditioning is Sexist, Men should just Strip to Stay Cool

“Maybe I’m crazy but… wat?”

This is consistent with my experience…

…I usually find the place too warm, if not way too warm, when I arrive at work…anymore, I’m the only male working there.

Sometimes when I arrive at work, in the middle of the summer…the air conditioner is on the high seventies…and there might even be a candle burning right in the immediate work area…

…I rarely say anything at all…but I’m frequently wondering…”How do you even function in this?”…

The saving grace is that I’m in control of the place, once my shift gets underway…and I can resolve the heat problem with more air conditioning.

If I have to remain in that type of heat for long…I’m sweating like a hog, soon after…I’m miserable…It massively degrades my mental clarity, and saps me…But there’s no allowance made, for the deep physical demands of the job…And there’s all the other annoying issues, which result from the situation…Like there’s no way possible, that you can ever wear the same shirt two days in a row [so you better not let the laundry laps]…and the flies go rampant in the heat…It’s an absolute nightmare of a war, if you have to eat something [which is a very substantial issue for me, as a diabetic].

Females do frequently like temperatures higher…but we males have a hard time functioning, in that level of heat.

Man With Health Insurance Charged $109k After Heart Attack…

Date: September 03, 2018

01) Man With Health Insurance Charged $109k After Heart Attack

“The high cost of medical care is giving some Americans sticker shock. Annual health care spending in the U.S. is estimated to be $3.5 trillion. Hospital costs make up almost a third of that total.

Yet there are often many inconsistencies when it comes to hospital billing. Kaiser Health News, in partnership with National Public Radio, shines light on these inconsistencies in its “Bill of the Month” series.

This month, the series takes a look at Drew Calver, who was hospitalized last year in Austin, Texas, for a heart attack. His treatment included four stents in his arteries…


Waking Up with Sam Harris #136 – Digital Humanism (with Jaron Lanier)…

Date: September 03, 2018

01) Waking Up with Sam Harris #136 – Digital Humanism (with Jaron Lanier)

“In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Jaron Lanier about the economics, politics, and psychology of our digital lives. They discuss the insidious idea that information should be free, what we should want from an advanced economy, the role of advertising, libertarianism in Silicon Valley, the problems with social media, and other topics.

Jaron Lanier is a scientist, musician, and writer best known for his work in virtual reality and his advocacy of humanism and sustainable economics in a digital context. His 1980s start-up VPL Research created the first commercial VR products and introduced avatars, multi-person virtual world experiences, and prototypes of major VR applications such as surgical simulation. His books Who Owns the Future? and You Are Not a Gadget were international bestsellers, and Dawn of the New Everything was named a 2017 best book of the year by The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and Vox. His most recent book is 10 Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now.”

How to get Science Articles for free…


Date: September 01, 2018

01) SciHub – How to get Science Articles for free

02) Science’s pirate queen

I’m hardly looking up scientific research papers every day, or anything like that…In fact, it’s a rarity for me anymore.

…But you can rest assured, after twenty years…I’ve ran into this outrageous paywall problem, many, many, many times…

This situation is an outright scandal…It’s unethical…and it normally stops the average person right in their tracks, when they’re attempting to genuinely research something.

What these companies are doing, is tantamount to concealment…with data and information, vital to the influencing and functioning of our culture.

If this content has the potential to have any impact at all on a culture…the people have a moral, ethical and natural right to see it…analyze it…discuss it…all of which are impossible, where access is prohibitive.

This issue is entirely different, from people who just want to steal a copy of a Stephen King novel…or steal a copy of a movie.

Research should not be copyrighted.