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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.

Revivification News During Easter Week

An interesting collision of science news and religious holy days took place this past week. While the Christian world got ready to observe Easter, remembering how Jesus was executed and then resurrected, the world of Science was announcing the cellular … Continue reading

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History Herstory Makes Monetary Misery

Nothing kills a joke like having to explain it. And if the joke has anything off-colour about it that can see it called into question at some later date in a completely non-comedic context then that joke becomes a sin … Continue reading

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The other shoe drops on Cuba

In a previous post I worried about the ramifications of a shift backwards in US policy towards Cuba and how it could affect Canadian businesses. Essentially the unwinding of Obama era shifts meant than Canadian (and other nations’) businesses could … Continue reading

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Erisology: The Science of Arguing About Everything – The Atlantic

Discourse or discord? How one becomes the other and why that happens is the substance of this piece. In talking about this article I dredged up memories if things I hadn’t thought of in 40+ years. Like recognizing one of … Continue reading

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Augmented Autistics With Super Power Glasses

I was going to use the title Applied Emotional State Decoding Aids Autistics or something similar but that wasn’t as catchy . . . As we grow we learn about the world around us. A large part of the world … Continue reading

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Predatory science journals pivot to video – Ottawa Citizen

More BS things to make it even harder for the uninformed to spot fake science and charlatans. Things like these fake journals should be illegal and those who use them to advance their careers or push bogus ideas need to … Continue reading

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Nanoparticles give mice night vision | Science | AAAS

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/02/nanoparticles-give-mice-night-vision

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