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Monthly Archives: August 2016

Tolerance Troubles

[Not meant as a claim that science doesn’t know something. More of an admission that I don’t know some things, and a hope to be informed about them by someone who does.] Everyone knows about tolerance. The first time you … Continue reading

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OT56: Spur Of The Comment

(source) This is the bi-weekly visible open thread. There are hidden threads every few days here. Post about anything you want, ask random questions, whatever. Also: 1. Comment of the week is Mammon talking about clandestine MDMA labs. But see … Continue reading

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Links 8/16: Ode On A Grecian URL

Israel now gets 55% of its water from desalinization and has gone from drought-stricken to having more than enough to share. Related: Jeff Kaufman on the economics of desalinization in California. Long 2004 piece by Atul Gawande on ranking doctors … Continue reading

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Book Review: PiHKaL

I. PiHKAL (“Phenylethylamines I Have Known And Loved”), subtitled “A Chemical Love Story”, is the autobiography of Alexander and Ann Shulgin. Alexander Shulgin was a chemist who invented lots of new psychedelic drugs. Ann was his wife. Together they discuss … Continue reading

Open Thread 55.75

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Open Thread 55.5

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Open Thread 55.25

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