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Emptying out the mailbag & clearing the history #18

February 6, 2017

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Other mailbags can be found here. Keep in mind a lot of this is email conversations, comment replies, or some random interesting things I’ve found. By their nature they are not as thorough or complete as a post on one topic. Here’s what’s covered in this installment: – For the “exercise has failed” crowd Some have said exercise and […]

Looking at the association between Apollo astronauts and cardiovascular disease- is it a good thing?

February 1, 2017

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Space is awesome. Going to Mars is awesome. It’s important to do. I’m not going to make an argument why, but you can see one here. A problem for human spaceflight is countering the negative impacts of moving in an environment where gravity is less than Earth’s. This is the predominant impetus for some space posts I’ll have, […]

How I handle customer and client data

December 21, 2016

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If you at all pay attention to the online sphere you’ve heard something negative about privacy recently. Or if you have a Yahoo account you just received your bi-monthly data breach report. David Heinemeier Hansson is a notable programmer, runs an online business, and someone I find I more often than not agree with. Or […]

Eating less vs building electric cars

December 12, 2016

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Hey, that’s great. But it got me thinking… In decreasing airline ticket prices through having less overweight people, it was shown we could save 1.32 billion gallons of gas if we (granted, waved a magic wand) had no overweight people / no overweight people flying. That’s per year. Too far fetched you say. -> Japan has […]

Emptying out the mailbag & clearing the history #17

December 7, 2016

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Other mailbags can be found here. Keep in mind a lot of this is email conversations, comment replies, or some random interesting things I’ve found. By their nature they are not as thorough or complete as a post on one topic. Here’s what’s covered in this installment: – Fun marketing Though it was plugged in. Maybe some day! – Another […]

How much more room could we have on airplanes if we weren’t overweight?

November 14, 2016

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I recently read an article about how the amount of unruly incidents on planes has gone up 17% in the last year. It’s hard to imagine the increasing sensation you’ve unintentionally signed up for a gang bang -due to the proximity to other people- isn’t at least part of the reason for this increase. Being […]

How personal trainers are doing in regards to automation

November 7, 2016

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A couple years ago I wrote a piece on dementia using artificial intelligence as a jumping point. I alluded to AI taking jobs, what’s commonly referred to as job automation. One way I framed this was artificial intelligence, or machines, can do a lot of things. Things we often consider very hard. You might have […]