Monthly Archives: December 2010

More on Smartphones

A reader, Carol B, sent me a link to the following video.  Perhaps a moment of levity will help you choose between the Blackberry and the Apple.

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More on Cancer – I’m an Optimist

I continue to receive questions from people on my posts on cancer.  Given the interest, rather than respond in the comments, I’ve chosen to respond here. Capturing the spirit of these questions was a reply from a reader, Wish I … Continue reading

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In Japan, Our Future, A Bittersweet Symphony?

I have been thinking about Japan for a long time.  Back in 1990, at the dawn of Japan’s real estate and banking crisis, I read an article in the US News and World Report questioning whether it was the time … Continue reading

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Are we getting dumber or more efficient?

From a post over at AtlanticWire, the size of the human brain appears to be getting smaller. according to new research, “Over the past 20,000 years, the average volume of the human male brain has decreased from 1,500 cubic centimeters … Continue reading

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iPhone4 v DroidX

My wife recently got an iPhone4.  My mother-in-law recently got a DroidX.  We have all been together for the past 4 days.  I setup both phones, fiddled with both phones, used both phones, and am ready to render an opinion.

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Catch and Release

From my post on beliefs yesterday: Life expectancy is going up.  The air is cleaner.  Water is cleaner.  The incidence of cancer is going down.  Cell phones do not, cannot, cause cancer.  Barack Obama was born in Hawaii. By far, the … Continue reading

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Tax Cut Compromise is Stimulus 4 Through Kabuki Theater

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.” – Juliet (from Romeo and Juliet) During the fall we had repeated (here, here, and here) calls for additional “stimulus” spending.  Experts … Continue reading

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