22 Oct 05:00

Menage a 3 - Summer wardrobe

Menage a 3 - Summer wardrobe
21 Oct 13:48

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Welcome to Heaven, Loser

by tech@thehiveworks.com

Yeah... yeah... THAT'S why my hands are so strong.

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22 Oct 03:07

100 Blocks a Day

by Tim Urban

Most people sleep about seven or eight hours a night. That leaves 16 or 17 hours awake each day. Or about 1,000 minutes.

Let’s think about those 1,000 minutes as 100 10-minute blocks. That’s what you wake up with every day.


Throughout the day, you spend 10 minutes of your life on each block, until you eventually run out of blocks and it’s time to go to sleep.


It’s always good to step back and think about how we’re using those 100 blocks we get each day. How many of them are put towards making your future better, and how many of them are just there to be enjoyed? How many of them are spent with other people, and how many are for time by yourself? How many are used to create something, and how many are used to consume something? How many of the blocks are focused on your body, how many on your mind, and how many on neither one in particular? Which are your favorite blocks of the day, and which are your least favorite?

Imagine these blocks laid out on a grid. What if you had to label each one with a purpose?


You’d have to think about everything you might spend your time doing in the context of its worth in blocks. Cooking dinner requires three blocks, while ordering in requires zero—is cooking dinner worth three blocks to you? Is 10 minutes of meditation a day important enough to dedicate a block to it? Reading 20 minutes a night allows you to read 15 additional books a year—is that worth two blocks? If your favorite recreation is playing video games, you’d have to consider the value you place on fun before deciding how many blocks it warrants. Getting a drink with a friend after work takes up about 10 blocks. How often do you want to use 10 blocks for that purpose, and on which friends? Which blocks should be treated as non-negotiable in their labeled purpose and which should be more flexible? Which blocks should be left blank, with no assigned purpose at all?


Now imagine a similar grid, but one where each block is labeled exactly how you spent it yesterday.

The question to ask is: How are the two grids different from each other, and why?


Tip: the above grid is printable if you click on it.


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While we’re all in this mood:

Your whole life on a grid.

A stark reminder.

And if you’re sitting down with a printed grid, this might be a good post to read first.

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22 Oct 16:15

#949 + 950 – different, permanently

by meredith

Hey folks, I wrote a little post below about supporting Octopus Pie on Patreon! I hope you will check it out and contribute!

23 Oct 13:34

VeraCrypt Security Audit Reveals Many Flaws, Some Already Patched

by EditorDavid
Orome1 quotes Help Net Security: VeraCrypt, the free, open source disk encryption software based on TrueCrypt, has been audited by experts from cybersecurity company Quarkslab. The researchers found 8 critical, 3 medium, and 15 low-severity vulnerabilities, and some of them have already been addressed in version 1.19 of the software, which was released on the same day as the audit report [which has mitigations for the still-unpatched vulnerabilities]. Anyone want to share their experiences with VeraCrypt? Two Quarkslab engineers spent more than a month on the audit, which was funded (and requested) by the non-profit Open Source Technology Improvement Fund "to evaluate the security of the features brought by VeraCrypt since the publication of the audit results on TrueCrypt 7.1a conducted by the Open Crypto Audit Project." Their report concludes that VeraCrypt's security "is improving which is a good thing for people who want to use a disk encryption software," adding that its main developer "was very positive along the audit, answering all questions, raising issues, discussing findings constructively..."

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23 Oct 05:04

Comic for October 23, 2016

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21 Oct 21:15

What Would Happen If a Presidental Candidate Refuses to Concede?

by Thorin Klosowski

In the final presidential debate, Donald Trump suggested that if he lost, he might not accept the results of the election and would not concede to Hillary Clinton. But is a concession actually required to finalize an election?


21 Oct 17:30

'Most Serious' Linux Privilege-Escalation Bug Ever Is Under Active Exploit

by msmash
Reader operator_error shares an ArsTechnica report: A serious vulnerability that has been present for nine years in virtually all versions of the Linux operating system is under active exploit, according to researchers who are advising users to install a patch as soon as possible. While CVE-2016-5195, as the bug is cataloged, amounts to a mere privilege-escalation vulnerability rather than a more serious code-execution vulnerability, there are several reasons many researchers are taking it extremely seriously. For one thing, it's not hard to develop exploits that work reliably. For another, the flaw is located in a section of the Linux kernel that's a part of virtually every distribution of the open-source OS released for almost a decade. What's more, researchers have discovered attack code that indicates the vulnerability is being actively and maliciously exploited in the wild. "It's probably the most serious Linux local privilege escalation ever," Dan Rosenberg, a senior researcher at Azimuth Security, told Ars. "The nature of the vulnerability lends itself to extremely reliable exploitation. This vulnerability has been present for nine years, which is an extremely long period of time." The underlying bug was patched this week by the maintainers of the official Linux kernel. Downstream distributors are in the process of releasing updates that incorporate the fix. Red Hat has classified the vulnerability as "important."

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21 Oct 15:30

An Innocent Tinder Hookup Takes One Heck of a Turn


Or...this is how you miss a layup after hitting a half-court shot.

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21 Oct 12:36

This Is Why Half the Internet Shut Down Today [Update: It’s Getting Worse]

by William Turton on Gizmodo, shared by Andy Orin to Lifehacker

Twitter, Spotify and Reddit, and a huge swath of other websites were down or screwed up this morning. This was happening as hackers unleashed a large distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on the servers of Dyn, a major DNS host. It’s probably safe to assume that the two situations are related.


24 Oct 05:03

Comic for October 24, 2016

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22 Oct 03:31

Book 3 - Page 205

by balder

The newbie knew Bea

21 Oct 17:00

Monkey tries to teach human how to open a nut

by Mark Frauenfelder


Dangit human. put some muscle in it

This little monkey is trying her hardest to train a limp-limbed human how to crack open a nut with a rock. When she realizes the human isn't making much of an effort, she looks up with an expression that says, "Wtf‽ Help me out here, hairless ape covered in fibers!"

Similarly: Monkey teaches human how to crush leaves

22 Oct 05:00

Menage a 3 - Summer wardrobe

Menage a 3 - Summer wardrobe
21 Oct 12:36

This Is Why Half the Internet Shut Down Today

by William Turton on Gizmodo, shared by Andy Orin to Lifehacker

Twitter, Spotify and Reddit, and a huge swath of other websites were down or screwed up this morning. This was happening as hackers unleashed a large distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on the servers of Dyn, a major DNS host. It’s probably safe to assume that the two situations are related.


21 Oct 18:30

Several Sites Including Twitter, Spotify, PayPal, NYTimes Suffering Outage -- Dyn DNS Under DDoS Attack [Update]

by msmash
Several popular websites and services are down right now for many users. The affected sites include Twitter, SoundCloud, Spotify, and PayPal among others. The cause appears to be a sweeping outage of DNS provider Dyn -- which in turn is under DDoS attack, according to an official blog post.From a TechCrunch report: Other sites experiencing issues include Box, Boston Globe, New York Times, Github, Airbnb, Reddit, Freshbooks, Heroku and Vox Media properties. Users accessing these sites might have more or less success depending on where they're located, as some European and Asian users seem not to be encountering these issues.Last month, Bruce Schneier warned that someone was learning how to take down the internet. Update: 10/21 14:41 GMT by M :Dyn says that it has resolved the issue and sites should function normally.Update: 10/21 17:04 GMT by M :Department of Homeland Security says it is aware of the first DDoS attack on Dyn today and "investigating all potential causes." Dyn says it is still under DDoS attack. News outlet The Next Web says it is also facing issues. Any website that uses Dyn's service -- directly or indirectly -- is facing the issue. Motherboard has more details.Update: 10/21 17:57 GMT by M :It seems even PlayStation Network is also hit. EA Sports Games said it is aware of the issues in live-play. Dyn says it is facing a second round of DDoS attack. Update: 10/21 18:45 GMT by M :Reuters reports: U.S. government probing whether east coast internet attack was a 'criminal act' - official. Editor's note: the story is being updated as we learn more. The front page was updated to move this story up. Are you also facing issues? Share your experience in the comments section below.

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21 Oct 17:32

I'll just drive my car off this tow truck, what could go wrong?

by Mark Frauenfelder

This gentleman didn't want a tow truck to take his car away, so he tried to drive off the truck's bed. You will believe what happened next.

21 Oct 13:23

Wot I Think: Sid Meier’s Civilization VI

by Adam Smith

The question I’ve been trying to answer, as I spent a final few hours with Civilization VI [official site] before writing this review, is simple: is it the best game in the series, or the best game in the series bar Civ IV? After more than a hundred hours of play, I still can’t say for sure. The fourth game has had ten years to work its way into my mind and it has endured, Civ VI is still young.

What I can say is that it’s a radical redesign, true to the spirit of the series but finding new ideas in its elevation of the map from backdrop and resource-container to new plane of strategic and tactical importance. Few 4X games emphasise the importance of geography to this degree. In Civ VI, the land makes a mark on you, just as you make your mark on the land.

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22 Oct 01:30

WikiLeaks To Its Supporters: 'Stop Taking Down the US Internet, You Proved Your Point'

by BeauHD
MojoKid writes: The Internet took a turn for the worst this morning, when large parts of the DNS network were brought down by a massive distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) targeting DNS provider Dyn. If you couldn't access Amazon, Twitter, and a host of other large sites and online services earlier today, this was why. Now, if a couple of additional tweets are to be believed, it appears supporters of WikiLeaks are responsible for this large scale DDoS attack on Dynamic Network Services Inc's Dyn DNS service. WikiLeaks is alleging that a group of its supporters launched today's DDoS attack in retaliation for the Obama administration using its influence to push the Ecuadorian government to limit Assange's internet access. Another earlier tweet reassures supporters that Mr. Assange is still alive, which -- along with a photo of heavily armed police posted this morning -- implies that he may have been (or may still be) in danger, and directly asks said supporters to stop the attack. WikiLeaks published this tweet a little after 5PM: "Mr. Assange is still alive and WikiLeaks is still publishing. We ask supporters to stop taking down the US internet. You proved your point." It was followed by: "The Obama administration should not have attempted to misuse its instruments of state to stop criticism of its ruling party candidate."

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21 Oct 14:00

The Effects of Four Different Types of Meditation

by Heather Yamada-Hosley

Meditation has real, practical benefits for your body and mind, but there are lots of types to try. Knowing the specific effects of each of these popular types of meditation can help you narrow down which ones may be best for you.


23 Oct 19:00

The Best Seat In the Movie Theater, According to a THX Engineer

by Eric Ravenscraft

If you’re going to pay for a trip to the movie, you may as well get the best seat you can. So, where is that seat? According to the way most theaters are set up, it will be two-thirds of the way back, in the center of the row.


21 Oct 17:11

Hydroxy-Directed Amidation of Carboxylic Acid Esters Using a Tantalum Alkoxide Catalyst

by Hiroaki Tsuji and Hisashi Yamamoto

TOC Graphic

Journal of the American Chemical Society
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b09482
21 Oct 14:20

We Were Wrong About Limiting Children's Screen Time

by George Dvorsky

How much time should kids be allowed to stare into their screens like zombies? New guidelines issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics upturns conventional thinking on the matter, showing that a sweeping one-size-fits-all approach is not the right way for parents to go about limiting their children’s screen time.


24 Oct 04:00

Girl Genius for Monday, October 24, 2016

The Girl Genius comic for Monday, October 24, 2016 has been posted.
23 Oct 15:00

Weekend Link Love – Edition 423

by Mark Sisson

weekend_linklove in-lineResearch of the Week

Walking slows memory decline in older folks already experiencing it.

Case study: fecal transplant cures celiac.

Anxious dogs go gray.

Researchers dig through poop and find new antibiotics that reverse drug-resistance in bacteria.

Not all of the genetic material Neanderthals bequeathed to us was negative.

Spending a few hours in the mountains changes your blood cells’ ability to retain oxygen in hypoxic environments.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts


Episode 139: Allan Misner: Host Elle Russ chats with Allan Misner about fitness for people over 40.

Each week, select Mark’s Daily Apple blog posts are prepared as Primal Blueprint Podcasts. Need to catch up on reading, but don’t have the time? Prefer to listen to articles while on the go? Check out the new blog post podcasts below, and subscribe to the Primal Blueprint Podcast here so you never miss an episode.

Interesting Blog Posts

Does rosemary extend time?

Real women have meat (in their diet).

What happens when seven New Zealand dietitians try the paleo diet for four weeks?

How to bake bacon for a crowd.

Media, Schmedia

A group of health experts are urging British doctors to educate themselves about nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle.

A gorilla escaped from the London Zoo and, rather than head for the armory and begin a counter-sapien insurgency, drank five liters of blackcurrant syrup and probably gave himself a tummy-ache.

An elephant (just a baby, no less) shows signs of empathy, compassion, and concern for a friend. Really makes me think twice about springing for that ivory bed frame.

Everything Else

We may be creating as many species as we’re killing.

This guy really loves Bulletproof coffee.

I’m not sure what’s more unfortunate: the weed or the fact that a toddler gets an entire box of fries.

Cave paintings help researchers discover the elusive ancestor of the European bison.

OJ consumption is down.

Is reciting a tongue twister in your head just as hard as reciting it out loud?

Northern Ireland: land of giants.

An algorithm for fair cake-cutting.

Yes, that horse just ate that chicken.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Development I really want to share: I just launched the new Primal Kitchen YouTube channel. I’ve already made a few videos you might enjoy, so subscribe to stay tuned for new ones to come.

Product I’m excited about: You’ve heard me talk about the benefits of intermittent fasting, and my friend Jimmy Moore has just published a great book on it: The Complete Guide to Fasting.

A blog post I’m reading: “Self-Stereotypes and How to Overcome Them.”

Movement I’m loving: These Daily Vitamoves mobility exercises for the thoracic spine and shoulders.

Burying the lede: Media outlets report that capuchin monkeys are making stone knives, just like ancient hominids. Midway through we learn the stone knives are accidental byproducts of the monkeys smashing quartz into mineral-rich powder to lick.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Oct 23 – Oct 29)

Comment of the Week

“No dessert unless you eat your choccoli.“

– Indeed, Soupy.


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