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Taking An Ancestry Test Could Make It Harder To Buy Life Insurance « CBS Local
DNA testing kits promise insights into your ancestry, but regulators and consumer advocates warn it may make buying life insurance harder.
data  insurance  dna  genetics  surveillance  profile  marketing 
7 days ago
The definitive guide to print runs : mtgfinance
r/mtgfinance: Speculat(e/ing)

1. form a theory or conjecture about a subject without firm evidence.

2. invest in stocks, property, or other ventures in the hope of gain but with the risk of loss.

This is Reddit's hub for discussing speculating(2) and not for discussing speculating(1) about Magic: the Gathering cards.
mtg  finance  print  set  availability 
13 days ago
Oxygen producing plants in the home are great factors of longevity.
Green oxygen producing plants are abundant in nature. Incorporating air cleaning plants into your every day environment is a great addition to your longevity lifestyle through adequate oxygenation.
plants  air  quality  pollution  office  environment 
13 days ago
Ferret Programmer's Manual
Ferret is a free software lisp implementation designed to be used in real time embedded control systems. Ferret lisp compiles down to self contained C++11. Generated code is portable between any Operating System and/or Microcontroller that supports a C++11 compliant compiler. It has been verified to run on architectures ranging from embedded systems with as little as 2KB of RAM to general purpose computers running Linux/Mac OS X/Windows.
clojure  embedded  lisp  arduino  microcontroller 
14 days ago
Joel Simon
Evolving Floor Plans is an experimental research project exploring speculative, optimized floor plan layouts. The rooms and expected flow of people are given to a genetic algorithm which attempts to optimize the layout to minimize walking time, the use of hallways, etc.
architecture  design  evolution  algorithm  buildings 
16 days ago
LessWrong 2.0
A community blog devoted to refining the art of rationality
melatonin  sleep  drug  medicine 
18 days ago
A heatwave is the perfect moment to rediscover the joys of being naked | Alice O’Keeffe | Opinion | The Guardian
We needn’t be ashamed of our bodies, we’re all the same under our clothes, says freelance journalist Alice O’Keeffe
nudity  naked 
21 days ago
Three-week diary study: sex today increases sense of meaning in life tomorrow – Research Digest
Before now, psychologists studying wellbeing have overlooked the importance of sex, the researchers said. By Christian Jarrett
sex  research  relationships  happiness  mental  health 
24 days ago
Looking Through the Eyes of China’s Surveillance State - The New York Times
A rare chance to try on a tool of a would-be surveillance dystopia gave a glimpse of the wariness that a closely watched populace can’t hide.
surveillance  camera  oppression  china  mass 
4 weeks ago
Facebook’s Push for Facial Recognition Prompts Privacy Alarms - The New York Times
Facebook is working to spread its face-matching tools even as it faces heightened scrutiny from regulators and legislators in Europe and North America.
ai  facebook  privacy  surveillance  data  cv  facialrecognition 
5 weeks ago
Why local US newspapers are sounding the alarm - BBC News
In the past decade, hundreds of local US newspapers have closed or merged. What happens to the communities they leave behind?
publishing  news  paper  media  community 
5 weeks ago
OECD Study Confirms That U.S. Workers Are Getting Ripped Off
The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has found that workers in the United States get a smaller share of growth, less job security, and fewer unemployment benefits than laborers in nearly every other developed country.
usa  career  union  capitalism  income  wealth  politics  power 
5 weeks ago
Yes, Amazon Is Tracking People | Cato Institute
In order to protect civil liberties without hampering innovation, lawmakers should require public input before surveillance tools are deployed and ensure that facial recognition databases are purged of data related to law-abiding people.
amazon  surveillance  tracking  profiling  data  web 
5 weeks ago
Carrying class and gender: Cargo bikes as symbolic markers of egalitarian gender roles of urban middle classes in Dutch inner cities: Social & Cultural Geography: Vol 0, No 0
Cargo bikes are not a new phenomenon in the urban landscapes on the Netherlands. Before the wide availability of the car and cargo trucks, bikes were used to carry people and large quantities of goods. The vast majority of trips in the city were made by bikes and many common groceries such as milk, potatoes and greens were carried by bike. While in new designs and brands, cargo bikes (Figure 1) are now subject of a remarkable revival. The bike that allows for carrying several childre...
bike  cargo  urban  status  transport 
5 weeks ago
Physical and Mental Effects of Bathing: A Randomized Intervention Study. - PubMed - NCBI
Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2018 Jun 7;2018:9521086. doi: 10.1155/2018/9521086. eCollection 2018.
bath  bathing  health 
5 weeks ago
Self-regulated-learning-Bjork.pdf
Some highlights: Most of this research is on college students who are currently in the context of institution-regulated learning. Spaced testing and information retrieval improves later retrieval even for items that people believe they have already learned. Massing (including cramming) helps, but more learning is achieved in the same amount of time by interleaving -- alternating between material. For example, the French mathematics curriculum with algebra and geometry learned in alternating wee...
research  productivity  learning  mental 
6 weeks ago
The Modular Monolith: Rails Architecture – Dan Manges – Medium
One of the hardest things about building a startup is handling the rapid growth in team and technology. The best way to build software with a team of three engineers is different than with ten…
architecture  ruby  rails  modularity  design  rails-engines  monolith 
6 weeks ago
Enhancing Low Back Health through stabilization exercise
Enhancing Low Back Health through stabilization exercise
back  exercise  health  pain  fitness 
7 weeks ago
Proposed kayak trail between B.C.'s Discovery Islands doesn't float with Quadra Island official | CBC News
The idea of a marine trail connecting B.C.'s Discovery Islands and Campbell River is meeting local some local resistance.
kayak  trip  bc  tourism 
7 weeks ago
I was Jordan Peterson’s strongest supporter. Now I think he’s dangerous | The Star
A former UofT colleague examines the bestselling author’s increasingly controversial positions and concludes in an opinion piece that Jordan Peterson is using fear to unleash ‘dark desires’.
jordanpeterson  psychology  politics  criticism 
8 weeks ago
Through-Wall Human Pose Estimation Using Radio Signals
Through-Wall Human Pose Estimation Using Radio Signals
cv  vision  surveillance  walls  privacy  wifi  rf 
9 weeks ago
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