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Ali Adelstein

Former mathematician who now makes computer stuff.

Developer, Manager, Investor, UI Designer, iPhone Programmer, Father of Three, Beer Lover, ...I blog mainly about Science, Technology, Art and Design.

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Ranked: 3137th in Germany Users (by Following)

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Recent Popular Posts
About 8 weeks ago People who abuse animals deserve a tough judge

“The unnecessary torture and abuse of other animals is one of the worst human atrocities of our time. Humanity's self-aggrandizing misconception that humans rule the world with no moral responsibilities to those with whom we share this planet is reinforced by how we treat other animals, and this ironic view is facilitating destruction of the planet even for ourselves.” - Kyle Ash

Related article:
● A Better World for Animals ➜
● An Island in Japan ruled by Cats ➜
● Facts about the Exotic Pet Trade ➜
● Do we need industrial livestock farming ➜
● Reasons to end factory farming ➜
● Catch me if you can ➜
● What makes you live longer ➜

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About 3 weeks ago NSA targets the privacy-conscious - everyone should use Tor now...

The XKeyscore source code contains both technical instructions and comments from the developers that provide an insight into the mind of the NSA. Thus, all users of such programs are equated with "extremists". Not only long-term users of this encryption software become targets for the NSA. Anyone who wants to visit the official Tor Web site simply for information is highlighted. ➜

Why everyone should use Tor now?
Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against traffic analysis, a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security. Tor protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world: it prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, and it prevents the sites you vis
About 13 weeks ago One child is holding something that’s been banned in America to protect them. Guess which one.

We keep 'Little Red Riding Hood' out of schools because of the bottle of wine in her basket. Why not assault weapons?

More from this series : (h/t +John Hummel )
● Chocolate eggs ➜
● Game dodgeball ➜

Related posts:
● Statistics for Beginners ➜
● All we want for Christmas is...Guns ➜
● Guns for the Good Guys and for ... ➜

Poster by Ad Agency Grey, Toronto ➜ for Moms Demand Action

About 11 weeks ago Take this - men in Nigeria and Elsewhere

● Real men don't buy girls
● Real men don't hit women
● Real men don’t abuse women
● Real men aren't racists

Video: ➜    #BringBackOurGirls

About 9 weeks ago Antibiotic Resistance Sweeping Globe

In a report released last month (➜, the World Health Organization warned that excessive use of antimicrobials, including in livestock, has generated worldwide drug resistance that threatens a “post-antibiotic era” when infections caused by bacteria, parasites, viruses and fungi can no longer be treated.

According to the federal Food and Drug Administration, 80% of antibiotics used in the U.S. go to animal agriculture.  The report by WHO confirmed that livestock producers in half of the world’s nations, including the U.S., follow the discredited practice of using antibacterial drugs as growth promoters in animals  ➜

Related article:
● Livestock antibiotics 'could have contributed to human obesity' ➜
● Fix Food - Fix Antibiotics - Meat Without Drugs ➜ (Video)
● Restrictions on livestock antibiotics don't worry the drugmakers ➜
● Bacteria ada
About 12 weeks ago Scientists developed pill against credulity

American scientists have developed a new miracle pill that significantly strengthens the common sense and reduce credulity to a minimum. The pill will also help against ignorance, the lack of rational thinking and paranoid conspiracies.

Source ➜ – related ➜

About 2 weeks ago Bring Your Own Sofa - this was the best place in the world to watch the World Cup

Union Berlin, a second-division German club, has turned their stadium into one gigantic living room with around 850 couches dragged onto the pitch. The club invited the fans to bring their own sofas to the stadium for the World Cup.

Source links:
● The best place to watch the World Cup ➜
● Photos from Berlin's World Cup Living Room ➜
● Bring your own sofa to watch World Cup ➜

About 12 weeks ago Hearing for the Deaf — a gene therapy, combined with bionic ear technology, may restore hearing quality for cochear-implant users

Neuroscientists have known for a while that a damaged auditory nerve can be regenerated with the help of proteins called neurotrophins, which are vital for the growth and survival of neurons. But getting the neurotrophins to the places in the nerve where they’re needed has posed a problem. A cochlear implant, though, goes to just those places. During the procedure to place the implant, scientists injected a solution of DNA into the ear and delivered a few electrical pulses to trigger its transfer into surrounding nerve cells. This stimulated neurotrophin production for several months, and would add only minutes to the initial procedure.
"This research breakthrough is important because while we have had very good outcomes with our cochlear implants so far, if we can get the nerves to grow close to the electrodes and improve the connections between them, t