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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.

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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Red Light Does Not Mean Go

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Many popular iPhone apps secretly record your screen without asking | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2019/02/06/iphone-session-replay-screenshots/ Makes one wonder about how seriously these companies really take privacy rules.

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Ice Cleanup

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Epigenetics and Memory

Excitatory signals, are an essential part of working memory. Disrupt them and you affect memory. In Alzheimer’s Disease a lot of glutamate receptors are down regulated or lost and that disrupts excitatory signals. Why? The villain of the piece is … Continue reading

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How Your Measuring Tool Was Made Makes A Difference In Cosmology

Last week I wrote about a dawning realization in Cosmology that White Dwarf stars may be older than previously thought. There are likely implications for how this might affect predicted values of distance and age of the regions they live … Continue reading

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