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    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeOct 30th 2011
    The Movie Set That Ate Itself

    Five years ago, a relatively unknown (and unhinged) director began one of the wildest experiments in film history. Armed with total creative control, he invaded a Ukrainian city, marshaled a cast of thousands and thousands, and constructed a totalitarian society in which the cameras are always rolling and the actors never go home
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    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2011 edited
    Don't Blink: The Hazards of Confidence
    The illusion of skill is not only an individual aberration; it is deeply ingrained in the culture of the industry. Facts that challenge such basic assumptions — and thereby threaten people’s livelihood and self-esteem — are simply not absorbed.

    In general, however, you should not take assertive and confident people at their own evaluation unless you have independent reason to believe that they know what they are talking about. Unfortunately, this advice is difficult to follow: overconfident professionals sincerely believe they have expertise, act as experts and look like experts. You will have to struggle to remind yourself that they may be in the grip of an illusion.
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2011
    Anon has decided to tackle a new target...

    Mexican drug cartels.

    This can't end well.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2011
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    So, are Anon. the new World Police?
    • CommentAuthoricelandbob
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2011
    you mean Team Anon, World Police??
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    It'll be curious to see what happens. It sounds more like posturing, but we'll see. I'm wondering if the cartel would have a list of names for cops, journalists, etc.. on a computer somewhere. I suppose they can hack e-mail and phone records and figure out what's what very quickly but you'd think they'd be more careful than that due to law enforcement possibly getting warrants to do the exact same thing.

    But y'know, part of me would like to see Anon take down a drug cartel.
    • CommentAuthorKosmopolit
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2011
    Scientists "rejuvenate" stem cells from the elderly.

    Scientists said Tuesday they had transformed age-worn cells in people over 90 -- including a centenarian -- into rejuvenated stemcells that were "indistinguishable" from those found in embryos.
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeNov 1st 2011
    These drug cartels have already hung bloggers that criticised them online from bridges... the Police say that if Anon do have this data and release it, there could be a bloodbath as the cartels rivals will definitely act on the data whether it's true or not. With the rounds of reprisals that will ensue... well, it could get very messy.

    I do suspect it's just posturing though.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeNov 1st 2011
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    An interesting view to something that will be everyday stuff in five years:

    • CommentAuthor256
    • CommentTimeNov 1st 2011
    @RenThing - correction: Anti-nonviolence pamphlet.
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    "An interesting view to something that will be everyday stuff in five years:"

    Most of the population of south Africa will be white and the entire world will speak English?
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    Yes, and everything will be stylishly blue-gray and nobody has clutter in their accommodation. Thanks for getting the point, though ;)
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    Caloric restriction has been showing to extend life expectancy in a wide range of animal species.

    Now researchers have identified at least one of the underlying metabolic pathways and figured out how to get the same effect without the need for caloric restriction.

    Although calorie restriction has been shown to slow the aging process, delay the development of age-related diseases and have favorable effects on health, researchers have had a hard time explaining why this is so. Using yeast as a model, researchers at the University of Gothenburg have successfully identified that active peroxiredoxin 1 (Prx1), an enzyme that breaks down harmful hydrogen peroxide in the cells, is required for caloric restriction to work effectively.

    The research team's study showed that Prx1 is damaged during aging and loses its activity but caloric restriction counteracts this by increasing the production of another enzyme called Srx1, which repairs Prx1. In potentially good news for those that like their food, the team also found that aging can be delayed without caloric restriction by increasing the quantity of Srx1 in the cell.

    "Impaired Prx1 function leads to various types of genetic defects and cancer. Conversely, we can now speculate whether increased repair of Prx1 during aging can counteract, or at least delay, the development of cancer," said Mikael Molin of the University of Gothenburg's Department of Cell and Molecular Biology.

    The researchers say that it has also been shown that peroxiredoxins are capable of preventing proteins from being damaged and aggregating, a process that has been linked to several age-related disorders affecting the nervous system, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Therefore, they are also considering whether stimulation of Prx1 can reduce and delay such disease processes.

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    Dachshund on LSD hit by car, naked couple arrested

    Quoth a friend on Facebook, "No matter what, you will never, ever party as hard as these people." Which is hyperbole, but still.
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeNov 2nd 2011 edited
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    Kim Jong Il to North Koreans in Libya: Don't bother coming home

    Worried they might return with provocative tales of a populist uprising that just toppled another Middle East dictator, strongman Kim Jong Il has issued a decree to North Koreans in Libya –- don’t bother coming home.
    The ban was an effort to prevent word of the often-violent Arab uprisings from reaching the isolated regime, illustrating Kim’s concern about potential social unrest at home inspired by the Arab Spring revolutions, according to stories published in the South Korean press.
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    Elizabeth Herrick, Oregon Woman, Took Nude Photos Inside Horse Carcass

    Once the couple shot and gutted the horse, 21-year-old Elizabeth took off her clothing, climbed inside the carcass and took photos. After posting them online, the couple was met with an avalanche of criticism that lead to a police investigation for animal cruelty.
    As well as photos of Elizabeth inside the horse's body, there are many others, one of which appears to depict the couple posing with the animal's heart.