At a Thai restaurant at Houhai Bar St. in Beijing.

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Hard Rock Medical

http://hardrockmedical.com/

This looks interesting, a new tv series on TVO about medical students in Sudbury, Ontario – my hometown. Pretty much the geographic opposite of the med school I work at.

Annoyingly I can't watch the video on their website due to rights restrictions. I'll just have to hope torrents come out eventually.

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Extracting buckshot from the back of a hunter’s head in a mosquito-infested tent at the edge of a peat bog before you’ve had your first cup of coffee is not the best way to start your day. But that’s the reality when you sign up at the Borealis College of Medicine, better known as Hard Rock U, …

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Yet again, science fiction becomes reality

http://www.nature.com/news/toy-helicopter-guided-by-power-of-thought-1.13139

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Toy helicopter guided by power of thought
Technology to pilot aircraft with brainwaves offers promise for prosthetics.

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What? Broken Social Scene are reuniting this weekend?

Bah, and here I am 3336 km away…

http://www.fieldtriplife.com/

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This is a great article

I've never bought the evolutionary arguments behind the Paleo Diet (or since I've become a dog owner, the idea that feeding dogs raw meat is somehow healthier for them because that's what they evolved to eat – basically the same idea behind Paleo Diet). To me these arguments have always seemed like a misunderstanding of how evolution works.

The Paleo Diet might be a half-decent diet, but it's nothing to do with evolution. It's because it's relatively low carb, and therefore has fewer of the 'empty' calories from carbs.

http://hells-ditch.com/2012/08/archaeologists-officially-declare-collective-sigh-over-paleo-diet/

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FRANKFURT- In a rare display of professional consensus, an international consortium of anthropologists, archaeologists, and molecular biologists have formally released an exasperated sigh over the popularity of the so-called Paleo Diet during a two-day conference dedicated to the topic.

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Milestone

I just passed 30000 songs on last.fm. Only took 6 years.

http://www.last.fm/user/sojyujai

Just for posterity, song #30000 was Neko Case – Deep Red Bells

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Listen to sojyujai’s personal radio station (29,982 tracks played). sojyujai’s top artists: Phish, Broken Social Scene, Blitzen Trapper. Favourite tags are bands i need to check out, classic rock, rock. Get your own music profile at Last.fm, the world’s largest social music platform.

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I finally got around to installing Steam for Linux on Ubuntu.  I'm impressed! …

I finally got around to installing Steam for Linux on Ubuntu.  I'm impressed!  Like others have said, the Linux client definitely seems faster and more stable than the Windows version running on Windows.  And the selection of available games is a much bigger than I imagined (I wasn't expecting much more than a handful of casual games like those we see in the Humble Bundles, but there are some fairly big and recent titles available)

The other thing that impressed me was that several Valve games I've bought previously for Windows are available for install on Linux (Half-Life, Half-Life 2, Portal… but sadly not Portal 2).  Now sure, I've played all of those games on Linux already, but that was using the Windows version of Steam running under Wine.  To see native versions makes me feel all warm and fuzzy. 

What I'm curious about though is if these are true native versions, or if they're somehow secretly using Wine under the hood to get them to run?  Wine is a great project and all but I really hope this is the beginning of the gaming revolution on Linux, with real native games.

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The crowd reaction at Scotiabank Place when Colin Greening scored last night in double-overtime to give the Ottawa Senators the win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in game 3.

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Apparently there was a hockey game last night.  From what I can gather Chicago beat…

Apparently there was a hockey game last night.  From what I can gather Chicago beat Detroit. 

You wouldn't know it from tsn.ca though.  The whole front page is full of boring stories about the Toronto Maple Leafs season being over.  TSN let me ask you – who cares?  The Leafs were eliminated days ago.  Right now there are actually some good teams playing.  Why not try some real hockey coverage?

#LeafsSuck

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Scientists carry out Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer (SCNT) on human cells and create…

Scientists carry out Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer (SCNT) on human cells and create cloned human embryonic stem cells!  Human cloning is officially real!

Thanks to +Yifan Ng for sharing this!

http://www.nature.com/news/human-stem-cells-created-by-cloning-1.12983?WT.ec_id=NATURE-20130516

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Human stem cells created by cloning
Breakthrough sets up showdown with induced adult lines.

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