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September 13th, 2005 - Open Knowledge

Sep. 13th, 2005

02:29 am - QOTD: Worry about cops now, corps later

patrissimo writes:


If you’re going to hate and fear big power structures, shouldn’t you hate and fear the biggest and most powerful ones the most? Microsoft and Nike just determine what OS and shoes I wear - the BATF, DEA, cops, etc determine whether I live or die, whether or not I’m in jail, whether or not I’m allowed to keep my property…

I’m willing to start worrying about corps instead of cops as soon as the former are the biggest threat.

03:07 am - The Accidental Diet

Via Marginal Revolution.

The original paper reference:

Seth Roberts, "Self-experimentation as a source of new ideas: Ten examples about sleep, mood, health, and weight" (2004). Behavioral And Brain Sciences. 27(2). pp. 227-4749.

Postprint available free at http://repositories.cdlib.org/postprints/117



http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/11/magazine/11FREAK.html

The New York Times
September 11, 2005
Does the Truth Lie Within?
By STEPHEN J. DUBNER and STEVEN D. LEVITT

The Accidental Diet

Seth Roberts is a 52-year-old psychology professor at the University of California at Berkeley. If you knew Roberts 25 years ago, you might remember him as a man with problems. He had acne, and most days he woke up too early, which left him exhausted. He wasn't depressed, but he wasn't always in the best of moods. Most troubling to Roberts, he was overweight: at 5-foot-11, he weighed 200 pounds.

When you encounter Seth Roberts today, he is a clear-skinned, well-rested, entirely affable man who weighs about 160 pounds and looks 10 years younger than his age. How did this happen?

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