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Sun Jan 25

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MrGhrelin replied to the Bicycling Fools board. 8:23 PM

Re: Bike lanes = good

Even though it's not required by law in SF I only saw 8 people among about 100 who did not wear a helmet.

When I was in SF a few years ago I was struck by what looked like the vast majority of cyclists riding w/o
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MrGhrelin replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:05 AM

Re: OT: Pass this on to any students you know

I noticed that the book A Mind for Numbers by Barbara Oakley is recommended for the course. That's one of the many books on my to be read list. I've heard her speak on a couple of podcasts. How did you like it?

I took the MOOC and [more]

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MrGhrelin replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:48 AM

Re: OT: Pass this on to any students you know

If you know a student, suggest they take this course! It's free, and was created by the geniuses at UC San Diego's department of cognitive sciences. I took it myself and found it practical, valuable, fascinating, and fun.

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Sat Jan 24

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MrGhrelin replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:07 PM

Re: Alzheimers Cure?


My wife has been showing clear signs of dementia for about a year. It started when she was hospitalized for something else, and let's just say that the past year has been the most challenging in our lives.


My Mother-in-law [more]

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MrGhrelin posted to the Bicycling Fools board. 12:38 PM

Bike lanes = good

Yesterday Me and my bunch of old geezer friends decided to take a bike ride. If anyone knows San Francisco, We started near City College, down San Jose, Valencia Ave, Market St, Embarcadero, Fisherman's Wharf, Marina, Fort Funston, Golden Gate [more]

Fri Jan 23

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MrGhrelin replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:32 PM

Re: California zooms

" My only pain with him now is I cannot figure out if his High Speed Train boondoggle represents something he really believes in (like some Los Angelenos worship the Disneyland Monorail) or (much more likely) represents a pragmatic payola scheme [more]

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MrGhrelin replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:05 AM

Re: OT - AirAsia climbed too fast

"Enjoy your flight"

That's a challenge. 14 hours non-stop in a little seat... :o(

To take this post even further off topic:

Being the optimist that I sometimes am, I plan to give myself some time to read Piketty, [more]

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MrGhrelin posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:23 AM

Uber or Lyft for trucking

Fewer trucks on the road and less, much less, demand for diesel and drivers. Deflationary?

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Thu Jan 22

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MrGhrelin posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:50 PM

Growth in Cohousing

I know I'm planning to show up on the door step of one of my spin-offs.
(What goes around comes around)
I also know this is quite popular in Europe, and the folks doing it are quite happy to do so.

Seriously, if I didn't have [more]

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MrGhrelin replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:00 PM

Re: OT - AirAsia climbed too fast

In severe storms, with strong updraughts and downdraughts, updraught velocities increase with height, typically 1500 feet per minute at 5000 feet and 3000 feet per minute at 20 000 feet. Updraughts of 5000 feet per minute in the upper part of a storm [more]

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MrGhrelin replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:31 PM

Re: Poll: My two largest expenses are...

A lot of this depends on what stage of life your at. (I'm on the far side of the hill) ;o)

Right now it's:

1) Taxes and insurance (Giving back to the community & protection money)
2) Last child in college; studying for med [more]

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MrGhrelin replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:44 PM

Re: Alzheimers Cure?

"Would be interesting for it was found that gases bind at this same receptor."

Maybe, but the gases would be in the blood stream for only a short period of time. Interesting possibility though.

Wed Jan 21

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MrGhrelin replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:55 AM

Re: Quite a bargain, really.

Thank you for recommending this post to our Best of feature.

Thank you texirish for a very informative and thoughtful reply.

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MrGhrelin replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:05 AM

Re: Alzheimers Cure?

"Sounds like very early stages of research. You must be aware it takes a long time to get a drug through clinical trials, and such a drug has not even been discovered, right? Hate to be too critical, but I thought I'd ask.

You're not [more]

Tue Jan 20

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MrGhrelin replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:23 PM

Re: Completely OT: Geography Quiz

I've been to all of them except one; and of course that's the one I missed.

I live in one of them.

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MrGhrelin replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:24 PM

Re: Poll: Beef, is it what's for dinner?

"So i'm curious if the trend is reflected in this audience of Fools. Simple question: are you vegetarian, vegan, omnivore, carnivore?"

I'm mostly vegan, most of the time. I'm not a PETA type vegan as I'll eat turkey at [more]

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MrGhrelin posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:51 AM

Alzheimers Cure?

A very favorable bit of Alzheimers research has been done at Stanford.

I'm sorry that the linked articles are kinda technical, but I'm posting them because they might be of interest to a wider audience than they are receiving.

In [more]

Fri Jan 16

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MrGhrelin replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:33 PM

Re: Scientist slow aging

"Because the gene azot is conserved in humans, this opens the possibility that selecting the healthier or fitter cells within organs could in the future be used as an anti aging mechanism. For example, it could prevent neuro- and tissue [more]

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