November 2008 Monthly Archive

November 27, 2008

AM Radio Kids


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A Thanksgiving tale, sort of.


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November 27, 2008

How To Treat Vertigo

In Neurology, found by way of Women's Health magazine October 2008, and no I'm not ashamed to admit it.


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November 26, 2008

Has Anyone Noticed That Price Of Gold And Platinum Is The Same?

For the first time in history, the price of gold and platinum are almost exactly the same.  Think about that.  This has never happened before, ever. 

Put another way: you have some gold, and you can trade it in for the same weight in platinum.

I don't know if that's bearish for gold (it goes to $500) or superbullish for platinum (back to $1580) but it is clearly a situation which cannot last.  Plan accordingly.


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November 25, 2008

The Truman Show Delusion Is Not Real

Interpret that any way you want.


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November 24, 2008

Do We Want Neuroimaging In Court?

Or, more specifically: do we want psychiatrists to help judge other people based on pictures even less useful than a Rorschach?


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November 24, 2008

The Communists Say James Bond Is Anti-Communist

The hell you say.


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November 18, 2008

Where Does A Tree Get Its Mass?

Whatever you just said, it's wrong.


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November 17, 2008

Man Convicted Either For Child Porn Or Nothing

You decide.  Make sure that once you pick, you accept the logical consequences of your choice.


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November 11, 2008

The Supreme Court Hears Arguments That Warning Labels Should Include Things Done Correctly

A handy rule of thumb, good for reading published clinical trials and court cases is this: if you can't understand the basics in fifteen seconds, you are being lied to.


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November 11, 2008

Forget Paypal- This Is What Blogging Is All About


The best endorsement I've ever received.  Take that, Malcolm Gladwell.

Wow. I'm going to need a minute to collect myself.


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November 10, 2008

Should Kids Go To College Early?

Oh my God, does no one see this for the scam that it is?


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November 6, 2008

The CIA Has The Same Problem Medicine Does

After some dozen years' immersion in intelligence, I still find myself reacting uncomfortably to its rather cavalier disregard for the footnote.



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November 4, 2008

Celebrities and Narcissism

If, as I say, a narcissist is one who thinks of himself as the main character in a movie, then what about those who actually are the main characters in a movie?


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