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A robot with a personality.  Developers can jump in with the SDK.

- Divide and Conquer and Dynamic Programming (article).
- Efficient Algorithms for Sequence Analysis (article).

Artificial Intelligence
- Sam Harris 2016 Ted Talk on AI (video).
- Stanford's AI: Principles and Techniques (course).

Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality
- AMD's Sulon Q (video).
- DAQRI Smart Helmet: Under the Hood (video).
- Meta 2 Development Kit - Launch Video (video).
- Microsoft's HoloLens is now available to pre-order in Europe (article).

Comedy & The Internet
- Blow me a kiss! (clip)
- It doesn't matter how old you are when the beat drops and makes you move (clip).
- Man rolls on the ground in public after girl throws a tantrum (video).
- Our Response to Vegan Comments & Videos (video).
- Your Healthy Friend Who Still Does Drugs (video).
- Why Tipping Should Be Banned - Adam Ruins Everything (video).

Display Technology
- Dasung Paperlike Demo (video).
- Tripuso Outdoor Readable Displays (website).

- 12V 100Ah Battery for solar kits (amazon).
- Qi-Infinity 60Ah External Battery Pack for laptops and usb (product page).
- Qi-Infinity 34Ah External Battery Pack for laptops, tablets, and USB (amazon).
- Update on Tesla's Combination with SolarCity (article).

- Planet Earth 2: Official Extended Trailer (video).
- Roberts Space Industries (website).

- The Richest Man in Babylon (book).

Future Tech
- DNA Hard Drives (video).

Health & Fitness
- Gut Shield's Probiotic and Prebiotic (product page).
- Health Care is a Business, Not a Right (article).
- Medical school can be brutal, and it's making many of us suicidal (article).
- People get "violently ill" from Soylent bars; company stumped (article).
- Why Doctors Don't Recommend Veganism with Dr. Michael Greger (video).
- Yoshinori Ohsumi, 2016 Nobel prize winner, scientifically proves that fasting is good for health (article).

People Issues
- Neil DeGrasse Tyson tells Sam Harris how to deal with Social Justice Warriors (video).
- Rick and Morty - Finding Meaning in Life (video).

- Cozmo SDK (website).
- Dart (website).
- Dart for the web (website).
- Getting to Know LINQ (article).
- GOTO 2016's Dart Presentation (video).

- 15 Awesome Robots Which Are Mind Blowing (video).
- Anki's Cozmo - a robot with a personality (product page).
- Ultimate Robot Companion? - Anki Cozmo Showcase (video).

- Hackers Hit 6,000 Sites on Active 18-Month Carding Spree (article).

Space Exploration
- Barack Obama: America will take the giant leap to Mars (article).
- Constraints on the Universe as a Numerical Simulation (article).

- False discovery rates and P values: the movie (video).
- The problem with p-values (article).

- The Earth Awaits - Find Cities In Your Budget (website).

Published: Oct 15, 2016

Superhuman's Gut Shield - A Prebiotic and Probiotic Dietary Supplement

[Check out the video Life on Us: A Microscopic Safari on Amazon for lots more info on the wonders of life.]

Recently, John Keifer, a physicist turned diet + performance guru, sent out an email regarding a new product, Gut Shield.  The product has not been released to everyone, so it's by a sort of invitation only.  If you have bought some of his previous products you would have received an email. I have bought Carb Nite, a fat-loss diet system, and Carb Backloading, a strength and body bulking diet system--each of them seems to work for the intended goal if followed correctly.  The new product, Gut Shield, is a prebiotic and probiotic.

I have begun listening to Keifer's podcast, in Soundcloud, and it's interesting how the position has changed over time. Most of Keifer's early podcast are not supportive of probiotic and prebiotic products--he has a "eat the right things and the gut will follow" mentality. So, I was very surprised when I saw Gut Shield-- I was was expecting Carb Backloading 2, some app, or even Carb Nite 2.  In the Gut Shield product page Keifer mentions a very bad gut experience he had--and so he set to try to fix it-- or so the sales pitch goes.

Since there are NO reviews out there, and very little information available, I thought I would at least share images of the package. In the pictures you can see what is in the "crapsules" and how much of it.

The reason I bought the product is because I would like to reduce some bloat, improve digestion, inflammation, and reduce acne.  The sales-pitch also mentions things like anxiety, activating "lean" genes, better absorption, and other things.  Frankly, who knows what one may truly get out of this type of product. I can assume that if you are in a very bad health situation then it would help a lot, but for those who maybe have had a good diet then the product may not have drastically noticeable effects.

This 30 day box was $119.95 + $7.05 for shipping.  This is definitely much more expensive than going down to the store and getting some yogurt, kefir, or other things that may or may not have the right microorganism, and the right amounts.  Hopefully this "targeted" digestive supplement is worth it. We'll see in 30 days.

Will update the post in November, 2016.

Published: Oct 11, 2016

Link Dump 0016

Comedy and the Internet
- Casually Explained: The Club (video).
- The Matrix Behind The Scenes - Shooting (video).

Emergency Kit
- Get Home Bag Contents (list).

- AsRock Mini-STX computer (product page).
- Devastator Robot Kit by Intel Edison (product page).
- ErgoDoz EZ: An incredible mechanical keyboard (product page).
- IBM Model M13 Keyboard with Trackpoint (video).
- MS bets future on a reprogrammable computer chip (old article).
- Novena: An open-hardware computing platform (product page).
- Quiet Linear Mechanical Keyboard Switch (product page).

Health and Fitness
- Gut Shield (aka the Crapsule) released by John Keifer.  It's about prebiotics and probiotics, and he mentions that at one point, three years ago, he was very sick.  On the product page, "If I would have had Gut Shield three years ago I’m confident my 8 day near death experience wouldn’t have happened".
  --In an older podcast he talked about some issues about this, on Research Review 3.  He seems to have changed his mind and it would be good if we hear a podcast with further explanation.  (There may be newer podcast, but I'm listening to the older and catching up with the new ones.)
  -- J.K. talking about hard boiled eggs, and something bad occurring on BIOFM 20, but this podcast is older than the Research Review 3 one. So this may not be
- The Immune System: Paul Ehrlich & Elie Metchnikoff (video).

- Galaxies From Nothing by Veritasium (video).

- CppCon 2016:  Tommy Bennett "Algorithm Mnemonics: Increase your Productivity with STL Algorithms." (video).
- How it feels to learn JavaScript in 2016 (article).

- Not OK, Google (article).

- Blue Origin Escape Test (video).
- SpaceX Delivers Critical Docking Adapter for NASA to the ISS (video).

Published: Oct 7, 2016

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Comedy and the Internet
- It could save lives (clip).
- Thoughts & Prayers App Commercial (video).

- Dragolisco (gallery).

Bad Science
- 80% of data in Chinese clinical trials have been fabricated (article).

- Scientists Just Discovered a Major New Source of Carbon Emissions (article).

- Sicario 2015 (movie).

- Amazing Technology Invented by MIT - Tangible Media (video).
- Linux MintBox (article).
- Linux MintBox Pro (article).

Health and Fitness
- Build Muscle by Julian Shapiro (article).
- How we'll tackle diseases that are becoming untreatable (article).
- Scientists watch an immune system fight the flu in real time (article).

People, Politics, and Money.
- 2006 Self Made Man: Norah Vincent chooses Female Privilege over Male Privilege (video).
- Adam Ruins Everything S02E06 Adam Ruins Immigration (video).
- Men not marrying? How deep does "the problem" go? (video).
- US number of people incarcerated per 100,000 adults (image).

- CppCon 2016: Dan Sak's "extern c: Talking to C Programmers about C++" (video).
- There's Treasure Everywhere by Andrei Alexandrescu (video).

- A Yahoo insider believes the hackers could really have stolen over 1 billion accounts (article).
- Introducing Windows Defender Application Guard for MS Edge (article).
- Multiple Linux Distributions Affected by Clipping Bug in Systemd (article).

Space Exploration
- Elon Musk unveils plan to colonize Mars (video).
- Silence, hugs, and applause as Rosetta's 12-year mission ends with landing on comet (article).

Published: Oct 2, 2016

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Artificial Intelligence
- AI learns Nobel Prize experiment in just 1 hour! (video)
- Google's Deep Mind Explained - Self Learning AI (video).

Comedy and the Internet
- We are who we choose to be (clip).
- YouTube's New Program is Horrible (video).

- I built a camper out of a cargo trailer (guide).

- Documentaries list (collection).
- Hacking The System by Brian Bushwood (show).
- Mind-messing Movies (collection).
- Tesla by PBS (trailer).
- The Tim Ferriss Experiment (show).

Health and Fitness
- Ashton Kutcher was hospitalized after trying Steve Job's fruitarian diet (article).
- Gamers beat scientists to making a protein discovery (article).
- How Not To Die: The role of diet in preventing, arresting, and reversing our top 15 kills (video).
- MS Will Solve Cancer Within the Next 10 Years by Treating It like a Computer Virus, Says Company.  (article).
- Paleo Dieters Beware - Cavemen Had Cavities Too (article).
- Why You Should Care About Nutrition (video).

Life Hacking
- Hackernoon (website).

People, Politics, and Money.
- Religion in US 'worth more than Google and Apple combined': $1.2 Trillion (article).
- Religiosity in Europe (info graphic).
- Why bad science persists, Incentive malus, poor scientific methods may be hereditary (article).

- CppCon 2015: T. Winters & H. Wright "All Your Tests are Terrible" (video).
- CppCon 2016: Bjarne Stroustrup "The Evolution of C++ Past, Present, and Future" (video).

- Mystery bright spots could be first glimpse of another universe (article).

- Don't Talk to Cops, Part 1 (video).
- 500 Million Yahoo Accounts Hacked (article).
- NMAP for dummies (guide).
- Tor Browser Exposed: Anti-Privacy Implantation at Mass Scale (article).

- FastKeys - the all-in-one Windows automation software.
- nmap (Network Mapper) - a utility for network discovery and security audits.
- Top Ten Static Website Generators (article).
- vTask Studio - TinyTask, TyperTask as ways to automate.

- Elon Musk : How to build the future (video).
- Faith is Not a Virtue by Jerry Coyne (video).
- Science can answer moral questions by Sam Harris (video).
- Why Evolution is True and Why Many People Still Don't Believe It (video).
- Why Science and Religion shouldn't cohabit by Jerry Coyne (video). 

Some notes on Musk video:
- Be useful to society; games, some improvement. It just needs to affect lots of people.
- AI can be big. Can be good, can go bad. Democratization of AI will be key. There needs to be a sense of urgency to ensure AI goes in the right direction.
- Genetic diseases, diseases, etc. with genetic programming.
- Phones, tablets, etc. give us great abilities but our bandwidth is limited.  A neurological connection (lace) would help.  Eventually humans can be connected to AI.
- People think technology gets better automatically, but usually it only gets better if smart people work on it.  Tech may actually decline if people don't work on it.
- Having fear of doing something is normal. If you believe in something enough it should overcome the fear of doing it.
- To Mars in 9 to 10 years.

Published: Sep 23, 2016

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