29 Jul 05:00

Comic for 2016.07.29

New Cyanide and Happiness Comic
30 Jul 05:00

Comic for 2016.07.30

New Cyanide and Happiness Comic
29 Jul 05:03

Comic for July 29, 2016

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29 Jul 04:00

50 ccs

There's been a raccoon accident at an accordion bacchanalia! Double doses!
28 Jul 15:15

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - History Books

by tech@thehiveworks.com


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Luckily, all of human history can be explained by this one thing. What are the odds!?

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29 Jul 04:00

Girl Genius for Friday, July 29, 2016

The Girl Genius comic for Friday, July 29, 2016 has been posted.
29 Jul 07:00

Chapter 59: Page 8

28 Jul 23:00

What It Actually Takes to Get a Flat Stomach

by Patrick Allan

There are all kinds of trainers, videos, and products that say they can get you a flat stomach in no time, but there are no shortcuts to six pack city. It takes a lot of work, discipline, and time.

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29 Jul 07:10

Comic: Elevenses

by Tycho@penny-arcade.com (Tycho)
New Comic: Elevenses
30 Jul 05:04

Comic for July 30, 2016

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29 Jul 07:15

Comic: Elevenses

by Tycho@penny-arcade.com (Tycho)
New Comic: Elevenses
29 Jul 00:53

The Revenant

28 Jul 15:15

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - History Books

by tech@thehiveworks.com


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29 Jul 04:01

Chloe

by David M Willis
29 Jul 15:00

This Is the Lifehacker Pack: Essential Apps and Downloads for All Your Devices

by Alan Henry

Over the past two weeks we have, like we do every year, given you a snapshot of the essential apps, extensions, and downloads we think every user of every major platform should try. Miss one? Here they all are, in one tidy package.

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28 Jul 13:40

Graphitic Carbon Nitride/Nitrogen-Rich Carbon Nanofibers: Highly Efficient Photocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution without Cocatalysts

by Qing Han, Bing Wang, Jian Gao, Liangti Qu

Abstract

An interconnected framework of mesoporous graphitic-C3N4 nanofibers merged with in situ incorporated nitrogen-rich carbon has been prepared. The unique composition and structure of the nanofibers as well as strong coupling between the components endow them with efficient light-harvesting properties, improved charged separation, and a multidimensional electron transport path that enhance the performance of hydrogen production. The as-obtained catalyst exhibits an extremely high hydrogen-evolution rate of 16885 μmol h−1 g−1, and a remarkable apparent quantum efficiency of 14.3 % at 420 nm without any cocatalysts, which is much higher than most reported g-C3N4-based photocatalysts even in the presence of Pt-based cocatalysts.

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High in fiber: An interconnected framework of mesoporous graphitic-C3N4 nanofibers with in situ incorporated N-rich carbon possesses a highly efficient photocatalytic activity for hydrogen evolution under visible light irradiation without cocatalysts. The activity is much higher than that of most previously reported g-C3N4 photocatalysts, even in the presence of Pt-based cocatalysts.

29 Jul 02:06

Links 7/16: Grad, Div, and URL

by Scott Alexander

I’ve previously disagreed with the restrictions on suboxone prescribing. Now the Obama administration has relaxed some of those restrictions, almost tripling the number of suboxone patients doctors can treat from 100 to 275.

Very big (n = 15,000) Romanian study on sex differences in intelligence finds not only no mean difference, but no difference in variance.

Operation Cherry Blossoms At Night was an Imperial Japanese plan to release biological warfare agents in Southern California during World War II. There were actually lots of these plans, but a series of coincidences and setbacks prevented any of them from getting off the ground. Also, I feel like the name of that operation is another example of World War II’s hamhanded writing.

A previously unknown kind of low-grade inflammation might explain why anti-inflammatories like aspirin help prevent cancer. This is important because there are a lot of things which seem vaguely inflammatory but don’t work off the normal inflammatory systems we know about and the discovery of new forms of inflammation offers a lot of promise for understanding these.

It’s hard to lower my faith in humanity after – well, after 2016 – but the Twitter comments on this @dril tweet about the Keebler Elves might have managed. Warning: kind of high-context.

A political science journal experiments with triple-blind studies – ie those where peer reviewers judge the methodology before knowing the results and finds that it “encourages much greater attention to theory and research design, but raises thorny problems about how to anticipate and interpret null findings.”

The Paradox Of Disclosure – when surgeons disclose to their patients that their professional incentives may bias their recommendation to pursue surgery, this makes patients more likely to accept those recommendations. Linking to the Marginal Revolution commentary rather than the original for the spectacular pun at the end.

The National Holocaust Museum and Auschwitz Museum would like to remind you that it is insensitive to catch Pokemon on the premises.

The Big Question In Global Education is apparently why Vietnam breaks the trend of test scores tracking national development levels – Vietnamese students outperform their relatively weak economy. But this seems pretty easy to explain if we take a Hive Mind style approach where national intelligence levels determine national economic development levels, then adjust for the fact that Vietnam has been communist for a long time and so will economically underperform its IQ. China probably would have been the same kind of outlier twenty years ago.

Psychiatrist and psychodynamic therapist Nat Kuhn reviews my review of Unlearn Your Pain.

First evidence that genetically engineered mosquitoes can decrease disease from an experiment in Brazil where they helped reduce dengue fever > 90%.

How Not To Name Your Child: Five Golden Rules by Phoenicia Hebebe Dobson-Mouawad. I keep trying to convince my friends that giving your child a “unique” “meaningful” name might seem cool today, but that the kid may not share your aesthetics and will have to live with the results for the rest of their lives (or until they’re old enough to pay legal fees).

Reddit: one of Republican VP candidate Mike Pence’s many interesting characteristics is that his daughter has no reflection in mirrors.

Kentucky counties that ban alcohol see increased methamphetamine use, possible substitution effect.

Putting this one in the “no long-term effect of education” folder – whether you took high school courses in a subject has minimal effect on your grade in college courses on the same subject.

A Mormon multimillionaire wants to build a utopian planned city based on a sketch of Joseph Smith’s in the middle of Vermont.

Ethnic groups in Africa seem to have done about as well regardless of which side of artificial national borders they were on, suggesting that it’s ethnicity-specific factors rather than national institutionals which contributes more to success in Africa.

A randomized controlled trial in The Lancet finds that behavioral activation therapy is as good as cognitive behavioral therapy for depression, even though it’s a simpler subset of the latter. Some discussion on Reddit, including worries that it might solve the immediate issue but not give people the skills they need for later.

The deepest cave in the world, in Abkhazia, goes over a mile below the surface.

For some sort of tribal reason the hard left really hates the musical “Hamilton”. Also on the subject of the left being anthropologically interesting: Joan Walsh Is Not A Feminist.

David Chapman continues his long effort to convince us that there is a thing called meta-rationality and that it is very important.

Barack Obama’s half-brother will be voting for Donald Trump. Key quote: “Obama believes strongly in the institution of marriage — so strongly that he has at least three current wives, although press reports have put the number as high as 12.”

Racial dot map of the United States.

Population aging will decrease annual economic growth rates 1.2 percentage points this decade – note that this implies our economy is otherwise much stronger than we would think by comparing it to past years’ statistics. I’ve lost the study now, but I also remember seeing people claim that almost all of Japan’s recent stagnation is due to an aging population rather than more purely economic factors.

Trump, Trump, Trump, Trump

Related: Anonymous Mugwump does the literature review on immigration and open borders that so many of you have been wanting. Conclusion: economic effects of immigration relatively unequivocally good, main possible problem is that more open immigration decreases remittances that immigrants send to their home country.

Weird Sun Twitter now has a blog.

29 Jul 15:58

blueberry bread and butter pudding

by deb
blueberry bread and butter pudding For some of us, classic French toast -- not particularly French or toasted, to be honest, unless we're speaking of pain perdu -- is sufficient on a weekend morning to make it feel exceptional. For others, it's casserole-style or bust because baking it in one big pan is vastly more enjoyable than dipping and frying on repeat while people who are not cooking come by and steal slices before you even get to sit down. But I'm going to make the argument that once you have Brit-style bread pudding casserole, uplifted by the tiniest step that is buttering the bread before fanning in out in a pan, there's no other way. getting startedsliced, crusts thinnedtriangle-dsprinkle with lemon sugar Typically, the bread is then scattered with raisins and the custard has a little nutmeg or other warm spices in it, but Casa SK has a bit of a blueberry situation right now, and her name is Anna. It doesn't matter how many we put in front of her or how slowly we encourage her to eat them, within a minute of them landing on her high chair tray, they've been hoovered into her tiny maw and she's banging angrily on it and screeching for more. [Side search: Emily Post board books...] Because we're a little scared of what happens if we run out, we've ended up with a oversupply of blueberries in the fridge, but even if you don't have the same problem, you should go ahead and create it because if you haven't yet tucked blueberries sprinkled with lemon sugar between slices of buttered bread and poured a vanilla custard over the whole mess and baked it until the blueberries leak, the center is luxe and the top is crisp and bronzed, you're in for a very lucky weekend.
29 Jul 16:24

Have a Great Weekend.

by Joanna Goddard

Have a Great Weekend

What are you up to this weekend? We’re driving up to Vermont to visit some friends. I haven’t been there in 20 years, and I’m excited for waterfalls and swimming holes.… Read more

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28 Jul 21:12

Stop yelling at me.

by thebloggess
This afternoon I was driving to pick up my meds and I was singing “Call Me Maybe” at the top of my lungs and I pulled up next to this burly guy in a truck at the red light and he rolls down his … Continue reading →
28 Jul 13:50

Synthetic Approaches to Trifluoromethoxy-Substituted Compounds

by Anis Tlili, Fabien Toulgoat, Thierry Billard

Abstract

Because of the unique properties of the trifluoromethoxy group, molecules bearing this moiety will find applications in various fields, particularly in the life sciences. However, despite the great interest in this functional group, only a small number of trifluoromethoxylated molecules are currently synthetically accessible. Over the last few years, several innovative and promising strategies for the synthesis of trifluoromethoxylated compounds have been described. This Minireview discusses these existing methods with a particular focus on more recent advances.

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One oxygen, three fluorines: Although the trifluoromethoxy group has very interesting properties, only few methods for its incorporation into organic compounds are currently available. This Minireview highlights some innovative and promising strategies that have recently emerged while demonstrating that further developments are necessary before a comprehensive “trifluoromethoxylation toolbox” is available.

29 Jul 15:00

This Is the Lifehacker Pack: Essential Apps and Downloads for All Your Devices

by Alan Henry
This Is the Lifehacker Pack: Essential Apps and Downloads for All Your Devices

Over the past two weeks we have, like we do every year, given you a snapshot of the essential apps, extensions, and downloads we think every user of every major platform should try. Miss one? Here they all are, in one tidy package.

Lifehacker Pack for Mac: Our List of the Essential Mac Apps

This Is the Lifehacker Pack: Essential Apps and Downloads for All Your Devices

There’s no shortage of useful, interesting apps for the Mac, but some of them you just can’t live without. In this year’s annual Lifehacker Pack for Mac, we’re highlighting the best downloads for better productivity, communication, media management, and more.


Lifehacker Pack for Windows: Our List of the Essential Windows Apps

This Is the Lifehacker Pack: Essential Apps and Downloads for All Your Devices

Windows has more great programs than we can count, but some are essential to just about every PC setup. In this year’s annual Lifehacker Pack for Windows, we’re highlighting the must-have downloads for better productivity, communication, media management, and more.


Lifehacker Pack for Linux: Our List of the Essential Linux Apps

This Is the Lifehacker Pack: Essential Apps and Downloads for All Your Devices

With so many flavors of Linux and the awesome apps in their repositories, finding the right app for getting things done can be tough. In our annual Lifehacker Pack for Linux, we’re highlighting the must-have downloads for better productivity, communication, media management, and more.


Lifehacker Pack for iPhone: Our List of the Essential iPhone Apps

This Is the Lifehacker Pack: Essential Apps and Downloads for All Your Devices

The iPhone has the largest selection of apps on the mobile side, but that means it’s also the most frustrating to find what’s worthwhile. So we’re highlighting the apps that help you stay productive, connected, informed, and entertained.


Lifehacker Pack for Android: Our List of the Essential Android Apps

This Is the Lifehacker Pack: Essential Apps and Downloads for All Your Devices

With over two million apps in the Play Store, Android is home to one of the biggest app stores in the world. Soon they’ll even be on your favorite Chromebooks as well. In this year’s annual Lifehacker Pack, we’re picking the must-have downloads for every category of app you could ever need.


Lifehacker Pack for iPad: Our List of the Essential iPad Apps

This Is the Lifehacker Pack: Essential Apps and Downloads for All Your Devices

It took a little while for the apps to come into their own, but we’re at a place now where the iPad has nearly as good of a selection of apps as the iPhone. Now, it’s harder than ever to find apps that are worthwhile. Let us save you some time with this collection of the best iPad apps.


Lifehacker Pack for Android Tablets: Our List of the Essential Apps

This Is the Lifehacker Pack: Essential Apps and Downloads for All Your Devices

Android tablet apps got a jolt of excitement this year when we learned they’re coming to Chromebooks soon, too. In our follow up to last week’sseventh annual Android pack, we’re checking out the apps that are doing the best with larger screens.


Lifehacker Pack for Firefox: Our List of the Essential Extensions

This Is the Lifehacker Pack: Essential Apps and Downloads for All Your Devices

Firefox is still a strong browser, and with Chrome getting heavier than ever, many are looking back to their old friend Firefox as an alternative. Plus, it’s still got one of the best, well-vetted extension libraries around. Here are the essential Firefox extensions you need to bend the web to your will.


Lifehacker Pack for Chrome: Our List of the Essential Extensions

This Is the Lifehacker Pack: Essential Apps and Downloads for All Your Devices

Google’s Chrome browser is packed full of an incredible amount of extensions that add all sorts of functionality. It’s tough to sift through the store to find what’s useful though, so let us save you some time with this collection of our favorite Chrome extensions.

28 Jul 18:30

Win10 Widgets Brings System Monitors and Other Native-Looking Tools to Your Desktop

by Alan Henry

Windows: Built-in desktop widgets left Windows with the end of the sidebar, but they’ve always been available with third party apps like the always-incredible Rainmeter. Win10 Widgets is a Rainmeter package that brings a lot of those informative widgets back to Windows in a way that looks natural in Windows 10.

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28 Jul 11:00

Five Fun Science Experiments You Can Do at Home With Your Kids

by Kristin Wong

You’ve already taken your summer trip, it’s too hot to do anything outside, and the kids are tired of the library. It’s the perfect time for at-home science experiments. These five experiments are fun even if you don’t have kids, but if you do, there’s even more reason to spend an afternoon exploring science.

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30 Jul 15:25

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Paul

by tech@thehiveworks.com


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Now, if we could just get everyone together to agree on a universal standard...

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