Archive for January, 2011

Snitchel

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Hawaii

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Hanauma Bay.

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Cholesterol review 2

My body statistics are better and worse. My weight is up over 180lb, but that’s with my clothes & shoes on. My body fat percentage is apparently a little up, but it’s probably within measurement error. The doctor was satisfied with my level of health.

Measurements are in mg/dL:

type 2006-11-20 2010-09-23 2011-01-27
Cholesterol 130 176 155
Triglyceride 64 <45 74
HDL 41 45 45
LDL 76 not measured because triglycerides were so low 96
glucose 92 90
percent fat 16.1% 16.4%
blood pressure 120/80 102/80

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Do not want: NBC and Comcast

Reposted from Slashdot: The FCC has approved the merger between Comcast and NBC.

My prediction: Netflix, Hulu, and Google TV won’t be distributing any more video from NBC or Universal Studios (owned by NBC). They’ll be for Comcast subscribers only, and streaming other video services on Comcast will become more and more blocked.

There is a lot of reason to want data connection services and media companies to be separate. I’m not sure why the FCC doesn’t see that.

In other news: I’d like to show my respect for Michael J. Copps, the FCC Commissioner who was good and smart enough to vote against the Comcast/NBC merger.

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Latest music love: Ratatat

I don’t know why I like this song so much, but I do: Ratatat’s Loud Pipes.

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Awesome link of the day

Your awesome link of the day is MarineTraffic.com, which shows where ships are in realtime, thanks to their AIS transponders. And they have an Android app! Now when I want to know what where that freighter came from, or how long that oil tanker was docked at Richmond, I can find out. It’s amazing!

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Quantum nonsense

I got a GMail ad for this crap: By communicating with an alternate reality’s version of yourself, you can achieve skills quickly and without effort! It’s crazy nonsense, and it’s funny enough I had to post it.

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Quantum mechanics

Google has tech talks, which can be pretty cool. Today I went to a talk about quantum mechanics, which seemed a little overwrought and too complex for one hour. Still, the core message was fairly clear and very enlightening: observation and entanglement are the same thing! That actually makes a lot of sense–if a particle is observed, then its state and the observer’s state become related. As I recall, the definition of quantum mechanical “observation” was never clear to me, but this makes sense at last.

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Hey hey hey!

Gmail just gave me an ad for “Hey & Hey Equine Law”. Apparently it’s real. I find that astonishingly funny.

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