Though I saw it all around
Never thought I could be affected
Thought that we'd be the last to go
It is so strange the way things turn

Monday, June 20, 2016

Linkee-poo has seen some changes, but it's getting better all the time

Invisibilia is back! And their first episode is posted, on how learning to be vulnerable can make life safer. It also increases productivity. The transcript/text story is just part of the podcast. (Grokked from Cat Rambo)

"The reversed (light) pulse not only propagates backward, but it releases a forward pulse out the far end of the fiber. In this way, the pulse that enters the front of the fiber appears out the end almost instantly, apparently traveling faster than the regular speed of light." My brain hurts. My initial take would be it's some form of quantum entanglement going on in the doping of the fiber with erbium. But still, ow-ee ow-ee ow-ee. (Grokked from Dan)

Exercising while depressed. "The fitness industry talks a lot about 'exercise lifehacks for depression!!!', but it seems to be coming from a place of ignorance about the cold war going on in the average depressed person’s head." Yup. (Grokked from Xeni)

"The list of major U.S. companies that plan to scale back funding for the Republican National Convention or avoid it altogether keeps growing as the July event in Cleveland draws closer." Don't worry, GOP, the sex-workers have already started showing up.

"Leadership doesn't just end like that." Jer gets what most managers fail at.

So when the progress of our economy comes up this election season, sure we aren't growing as fast as the old days. But we're doing better than most of the rest of the world. Gee, when did 2% GDP become the goal? Well, back in the 70s we started busting unions and neoliberalism took hold of some people's brains. "But the study also concluded many problems have worsened: income inequality has widened; gains in educational performance have slowed; entrepreneurship is down; productivity is declining and public infrastructure spending is inadequate."

For every one of those idiots who say people are environmentalists because it's "politically correct" or "where the money is." "A report released Monday by the nonprofit watchdog group Global Witness claims that 2015 was the deadliest yet for people who sought to protect their land, forests and rivers from mining, logging and dams." People are dying to protect the environment. And while many aren't being killed in the US, don't for a second think there isn't massive intimidation going on. (Grokked from Paolo Bacigalupi)

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