Find the parrot.
What is it about walking, in particular, that makes it so amenable to thinking and writing? The answer begins with changes to our chemistry. When we go for a walk, the heart pumps faster, circulating more blood and oxygen not just to the muscles but to all the organs—including the brain. Many experiments have shown that after or during exercise, even very mild exertion, people perform better on tests of memory and attention. Walking on a regular basis also promotes new connections between brain cells, staves off the usual withering of brain tissue that comes with age, increases the volume of the hippocampus (a brain region crucial for memory), and elevates levels of molecules that both stimulate the growth of new neurons and transmit messages between them.
twitter.com/wastholm/status/507266254055673857, posted 3 Sep by peter
@issyl0 Thanks. The site should be back up soon, hopefully with slightly fewer bugs. Care to tell me more about your scraping project?
lifehacker.com/five-best-usenet-providers-1611239789, posted 3 Sep by peter in communication list usenet
Usenet has been around for decades, but it's still a great resource, one that offers speed and reliability that bittorrent can't match. Putting aside the whole "first rule of Usenet," this week we're looking at five of the best Usenet providers, based on your nominations.
blog.emsisoft.com/2014/08/29/what-happens-when-a-tech-support-scammer-cold-calls-a-security-expert/?ref=ticker140829&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_content=onlineversion&utm_campaign=ticker140829, posted 30 Aug by peter in humor scam security windows
It’s called the Microsoft Tech Support scam, and it’s been around for years. Last week, Emsisoft and Bleeping Computer intercepted one of these scammers, and in addition to messing with him for a good three hours, we took detailed notes on how the Microsoft Tech Support scam works.
wastholm.tumblr.com/post/96159780527/before-and-after, posted 30 Aug by peter
Pick your favorite travel mode—big, small, light, dark, or twisted.