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Category: tourism

09/05/12 03:57 - ID#56736 pmobl

Highline to home

the shortest route

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Category: eating out

09/05/12 12:13 - ID#56735 pmobl

The making of a savory dream

Crepes down the street...

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Category: buffalo

09/04/12 04:33 - ID#56733 pmobl

Goodbye Goodbye

So long and thank you for all your heart...

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Category: i-tech

08/25/12 01:46 - ID#56707

Crapple.

Depressing news from the courts today - where jurors think "a rectangle with rounded corners" is worth awarding $1.5 Billion to the eternally thieving Cr-Apple.

For shame.

I swear no crapple product will cross my threshold or get ANY of my money ever. Its WRONG to use legal loopholes and the ignorance of a technically challenged and biased jury to level competition. This is what a bully does. First steal all possible pre-existing designs, then use intensive PR to pass it all off as if you "invented" the entire thing, recruit sheep who clearly have no independent thought and then play these sheep to find in your favor.

Today is a dark day that clearly shows just how backwards the legal system in the US is and how any company, given enough PR efforts can effectively obscure their own shady thieving past to make people believe that they own all of their designs. "Original look and feel"?! What a load of crap(ple).

Apple, I hope people realize how much of a bullying fraud you are some day. You are a disgrace to the future of technology.

(e:Paul), I know you are pretty fond of your new toy but Crapple is now clearly the new Micro$oft. Same rotten techniques and the same loathsome tactics to suppress open-source innovation. I am having some trouble understanding how you can forgive the atrocities that Cr-apple is heaping on the FOSS community enough to buy from them again. I am starting to view them as a feudal cult-following fiefdom of sheep.

There is also a slight ironic edge to all this legal warring that Crapple is heaping in the courts. I read somewhere that the iphone contains many components that are made by Samsung. It could be that Crapple has just bitten the hand that feeds it raw materials. I wonder what the repurcussions would be...
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Category: eating out

08/21/12 05:51 - ID#56695

Gatur's Ethiopian: The Fabulous Menu

Okay, I just can't stay away from this place. Where where where were they all these years?? Got some Mutabuq to devour with tea today...

So Gatur's Ethiopian cuisine menu is FINALLY online. Ripped it from Facebook to post here:
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If you haven't been here, you are TOTALLY MISSING OUT. Drop everything and just go. You will love it. Gatur's serves up some seriously delicious foodie heaven food.

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Category: eating out

08/13/12 04:12 - ID#56675

Gatur's Ethiopian Cuisine: Superawesome food!

It's here!! In Allentown. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Ethiopian niche cuisine is FINALLY in our neighbourhood in downtown Buffalo. Gatur's Ethiopian restaurant is open - within *walking distance* on Allen Street.

I wish this had happened sooner and not a mere two weeks before I am moving out of Buffalo. But I am not going to complain. I tried their lentil Sambusa and Bagia with the Ethiopian hot chutney today and was blown away. Really D.E.L.I.C.O.U.S! Can't wait to try ALL their other food!

Hopefully, the owner will mail me the PDF of their menu to post. We are going to lunch there at
3.00 PM, Wednesday, August 15. Join us!!


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Category: science

07/27/12 10:46 - ID#56643

This was exactly how it was

Every single thing here about a dissertation and defense is true:


Very few papers could be so spot on.

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Category: i-tech

04/08/12 09:02 - ID#56334

I don't have angry birds.

But my appspace is pretty colourful.
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Category: science

04/06/12 02:40 - ID#56324

Personalized genetic preventive medicine?

Although I am actively involved in the ongoing pursuit of the genetic determinants of cancer risk along with my colleagues, I daily feel that my time and effort to improve public health would be better spent in an elementary school classroom with a clear and simple message on tobacco use, sun protection, physical activity, and energy balance. In my opinion, we should be cautious in communicating our expectations of genetics to explain disease risk and its ultimate public health impact. We should be globally diligent in engaging national leaders to continue to direct resource and policy change to community leaders, planners, and educators to deliver broadly acting societal support for healthy lifestyles and choices; a strategy derived from the tobacco control policies with proven value (13, 14).



Wrote Patricia Thompson in 2007 in her honest and candid article on why hunting down bits and pieces of our genetics is not really going to do much to cure cancer.

But did anyone listen? I don't know.

Its easier to believe that eventually someone will come up with a magic test to pre-detect cancer 10 years before it occurs. It will probably be sold along with a magic pill which will silence all our (still to be found) cancer-causing defective genes. Oh right, and let's not forget about the super-crazy-awesomeness of aspirin and Vitamin D. You can forestall all the cancers in the world or maybe even prevent them completely. Who cares about the eminent aspirin induced holes in your stomach and intestines and the insoluble Vitamin D deposits in your kidneys.

Doesn't that sound awesome?

Optimism is well and good but there is now enough body of evidence that it might be misplaced. Sometimes, we just need to wake up and look at ourselves, the crappy eating habits, lack of personal involvement in food preparation, the impossibility of calorie-control and portion-sizing while eating out, smoking and drinking, physical inactivity, incessant harmful energy imbalance along with a heavier reliance on animal-based protein, reliance on pre-processed everything and the deep underlying lack of motivation and sometimes, resistance against any kind of behaviour change.

We want hard, incontrovertible, randomized-control-trial-level replicable proof that our absolutely awful habits are causing damage. We will keep pointing at that one old woman who chain-smoked for 90+ years and didn't end up with lung cancer to defend our habits. We will keep hoping that we will be that one old woman and not the zillion others who did end up getting sick. Heck, after a million papers have linked the tiniest amount of alcohol to all disease imaginable and pointed out its role as a powerful carcinogen, we still get on the high road about moderation and grasp at the red-wine-is-good-for-cardiovascular-health farce while wilfully discarding the cold fact that fresh fruit sources bring as many benefits, if not more. We also cite helplessness, bring out our social crutches, blame our environments and even blame the government and the scientific establishment for the odious habits we choose to hang on to and the food that we choose to eat everyday. In other words, we are in denial.

And that's the message that the establishment of cancer research wants to publish in clear unambiguous, simple terms. A pity it doesn't quite get round to it because someone just found yet another string of small gene variants that could possibly have a 0.000000000000000000000001% effect on cancer risk in a group of 10 people belonging to some esoteric ethnic group that lives deep in the suburbs of Detroit in a subgroup analyses of a study on 10, 000 people.
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Category: i-tech

04/04/12 02:24 - ID#56320

A page by any other name...

Did you know that a simple page is visualized like this by LaTeX?
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But I am convinced M$hitWord must view it like this:
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I am seriously so annoyed right now that I need to suffer through Word (in addition to wrestling with LaTeX) just because people haven't even heard of LaTeX. Why do I have to even make a crap Word document when I have already compiled a good enough PDF from tex? Why??

Because of the decades of misthinking and mistakes M$hit has heaped upon the world, that's why.
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