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About xamble

Most things I do involve computers. Nowadays that sounds stupid to hear because everyone uses computers. Except I was saying that before the IBM PC came on the scene. (hint: my first programs were entered on punch cards in an IBM-29) Now I mostly use them. Mostly to provide a community service in my small town. Because I could when it was asked and still can. And I'm a wannabe writer. Various books in various states of incompleteness. A few short stories. Might do more of that.

Predictive Powers Built Into The Basic Mammalian Model?

I was reading this article on how researchers have analysed the neural circuits of mice as they walk and figured out how they ignore the sound of their own steps while retaining the ability to hear other things at the … Continue reading

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Bacteria Busy Buzzing In Your Body

Apparently there are more electricity generating (electrogenic) bacteria around that we knew. And a whole bunch are living inside you. And me. All of us to some degree. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180912133442.htm

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Working with victims of disaster

Nearly 4 months ago we were hit by a devastating flood – the worst in our history. It’s left large areas of our city unoccupied and in question of restoration. During this I heard the experiences of those affected, saw … Continue reading

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Coincidence or ?

I’ve subscribed to a few YouTube channels, mostly science and technical stuff. And when I have the time I’ll watch what they put up. I just watched a video by Veritasium on the question “Is our food becoming less nutritious?” … Continue reading

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Shades of Donald Rumsfeld – The Truth Isn’t The Truth. That may be one the unknown unknowns (to me at least) – Business Insider: Rudy Giuliani says he doesn’t want Trump to get stuck in a perjury trap in an interview with Mueller because ‘Truth isn’t truth’

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It’s Smoky Out Here

It’s Wildfire season all over the western part of North America. California has historic wildfires. BC has over 600 burning right now. Just the other day they declared a province-wide state of emergency. 3 years ago we had out first … Continue reading

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When the guy at the top spouts BS a lot we shouldn’t be surprised when his appointees do so as well. – Ajit Pai grilled by lawmakers on why FCC spread “myth” of DDoS attack – Ars Technica

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