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Last updated 2017-09-18 14:47:16.780689+00



 



http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/fam0000191
Dan Lyke:

University of Texas at Austin: Risks of Harm from Spanking Confirmed by Analysis of Five Decades of Research

AUSTIN, Texas ­ — The more children are spanked, the more likely they are to defy their parents and to experience increased anti-social behavior, aggression, mental health problems and cognitive difficulties, according to a new meta-analysis of 50 years of research on spanking by experts at The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Michigan.

Probably some things we can take for public policy from this, too.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/fam0000191 (which isn't currently resolving...)




Wood you? Glenmorangie and Renovo team up for booziest bike ever
Dan Lyke:

Wood you? Glenmorangie and Renovo team up for booziest bike ever.

Bicycle made with oak whisky (they spell it "whiskey", poseurs) barrel staves.




Another study adds to growing body of evidence that chiropractic neck manipulation is a risk factor for stroke. Patients should be warned of risk.
Dan Lyke:

Cervical artery dissection related to chiropractic manipulation: One institution's experience.:

CONCLUSION: In this case series, 12 patients with newly diagnosed cervical artery dissection(s) had recent chiropractic neck manipulation. Patients who are considering chiropractic cervical manipulation should be informed of the potential risk and be advised to seek immediate medical attention should they develop symptoms.

Another study adds to growing body of evidence that chiropractic neck manipulation is a risk factor for stroke. Patients should be warned of risk.




Via MeFi
Dan Lyke:

The Week My Husband Left And My House Was Burgled I Secured A Grant To Begin The Project That Became BRCA1

A wonderful story of misadventure, involving, among other things, Joe DiMaggio.

Via MeFi.




Homes Built to Stricter Standards Fared Better in Storm
Dan Lyke:

Hell has frozen over: The Wall Street Journal is saying good things about building codes.

Homes Built to Stricter Standards Fared Better in Storm. Hurricane Irma as the test case for building codes post Andrew and Wilma.





Dan Lyke:

(image) More Charlene paddling around the turning basin





Dan Lyke:

(image) Along side the beer festival on the Petaluma river





Dan Lyke:

(image) Charlene in the Exuberant Calamity paddle wheel boat, Petaluma turning basin




Daily Cal: Full speaker list released for ‘Free Speech Week’ at UC Berkeley
Dan Lyke:

Daily Cal: Full speaker list released for ‘Free Speech Week’ at UC Berkeley.

Looks like this is a deliberate "Springtime for Hitler" in multiple ways... A week out, and:

According to campus spokesperson Dan Mogulof, however, the campus administration is currently unable to confirm a list of speakers. Only three of the speakers have contacted the campus or UCPD to make security arrangements, which is required for all campus events.

Additionally, rental fees for available indoor venues have not been paid, and no venue contracts have been signed.

“To date a number of key deadlines have been missed,” Mogulof said in an email. “While campus officials and venue managers are working diligently to assist the Berkeley Patriot group with its proposed events, the group’s failure to meet important deadlines is making it increasingly difficult to ensure a safe and secure program.”




RT Micah Sifry‏ @Mlsif
Dan Lyke:

RT Micah Sifry‏ @Mlsif:

It's funny that Facebook makes its users (the product) use their real names, but it allows its customers (the advertisers) to use any name.




Buzzfeed: Google Allowed Advertisers To Target "Jewish Parasite," "Black People Ruin Everything"
Dan Lyke:

ProPublica: Facebook Enabled Advertisers to Reach ‘Jew Haters’, but there were only 2,274 people in it, too small a group to buy a targeted ad. Luckily, Facebook provided a work- around:

Facebook’s automated system suggested “Second Amendment” as an additional category that would boost our audience size to 119,000 people, presumably because its system had correlated gun enthusiasts with anti-Semites.

In case anyone wonders about my mixed feelings around the rights to keep and bear arms...

Buzzfeed: Google Allowed Advertisers To Target "Jewish Parasite," "Black People Ruin Everything"










When driving an electric car has
Dan Lyke:

When driving an electric car has downsides: malfunctioning chargers, 2 ChargePoint, 1 EVGo. Home on gas. Sigh.




Bradley Manning leak did not result in deaths by enemy forces, court hears: Counter-intelligence officer who investigated WikiLeaks impact undermines argument that Manning leak put lives at risk
Dan Lyke:

Bradley Manning leak did not result in deaths by enemy forces, court hears: Counter-intelligence officer who investigated WikiLeaks impact undermines argument that Manning leak put lives at risk:

Brigadier general Robert Carr, a senior counter-intelligence officer who headed the Information Review Task Force that investigated the impact of WikiLeaks disclosures on behalf of the Defense Department, told a court at Fort Meade, Maryland, that they had uncovered no specific examples of anyone who had lost his or her life in reprisals that followed the publication of the disclosures on the internet. "I don't have a specific example," he said.

I don't know how much lasting good the leak has done, but I think it's easy to argue that without the leak we wouldn't have seen the Arab Spring uprisings, or US drawdowns in Iraq, both of which seem like good things.