Any study that helps to reveal the genetic, chemical and structural changes in the brain that result in mental disorder has to be considered a win. PsychENCODE may have a large impact on the study and treatment of schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder and autism. Huge implications.
[NSFW Warning] Reddit provided me with my ‘never would have guessed’, adult-comedy video today. I hope the script-writer from this video clip got some sort of accolade for their writing. Wholly unexpected genius. R18 Only please folks.
For those of you with a partner who hogs the bed sheets, the Ervét Duvet System looks like a perfect solution. A magnetically joined dual-duvet bed cover, it allows for duvet inners of different weights and will dynamically split apart when pulled by an over-zealous partner.
Going back to a two monitor setup on my Mac makes me feel like I’ve been walking around with a patch over one eye all this time. I have depth of field and peripheral vision again, the world is richer, brighter and fuller.
I love reading about how modern science is being used to identify and solve historical mysteries. Reading this article made me think how strange and terrifying it must have been to live through these events whilst having little idea of the cause. Fascinating.
One of my guilty pleasures is playing board games with a group of friends. I’m intrigued by The Tainted Grail, it has co-operative gameplay, a well-realised fantasy setting, and some gorgeous miniatures. The asking price is pretty reasonable too.
I have high hopes for Luminar 3, due out December 18th. This version of Skylum’s photo editing software will be released with an accompanying DAM, called Libraries. It’s been promised for over 18 months. Hoping the DAM will make Luminar a Lightroom replacement.
I recently read Skyward by Brandon Sanderson. Don’t let the Young Adult category get in the way of enjoying this book. It’s classic Sanderson – excellent world-building, deceptively shades-of-grey character work, and an action-oriented narrative.
Finds like this ancient Egyptian tomb really make me want to visit Egypt for myself. Even in photos, the carvings look so bright and crisp – it must be quite an experience knowing that what you are seeing was made by men over 4000 years ago.
@Leo posted this link today, from which I learned that not only does New Zealand have a ‘spy agency’, the GCSB, but their recruitment Tagline is ‘Beyond Ordinary’. I laughed.
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Andrew is passionately opinionated about all things technology, is a proud new father to a beautiful son and currently is occupied, earning his keep as a Registered Nurse in the majestic country of New Zealand.