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  1. “The Soft War on Women in the Workplace” WBUR’s On Point

    —Huffduffed by smokler 2 days ago

  2. On the Bad Vicarage, by Mr. Frank Key, read by Walter O’Hara

    “The vicarage is bad indeed, as bad as any vicarage in Christendom. But the vicar whose sinecure it is is, shall we say, a fair to middling vicar. I would not call him good, but he is by no means as bad as the Bad Vicar of old.”

    http://misternizz.wordpress.com (third point of singularity) http://misternizz.podbean.com (airy persiflage)

    —Huffduffed by misternizz 2 days ago

  3. Comcast Pushes the Debate on the Future of the Internet

    If Comcast merges with TWC, it will be America’s dominant broadband provider. Is Comcast getting too much power? Should broadband be regulated like a public

    http://www.kcrw.com/news/programs/tp/tp140227comcast_pushes_the_d

    —Huffduffed by jeffhammett one month ago

  4. The World of Robots — in Love and War

    On this archived edition of To the Point, we talk about robotics and the increased interaction of robots with human beings.

    http://www.kcrw.com/news/programs/tp/tp140217the_world_of_robots_

    —Huffduffed by jeffhammett one month ago

  5. Diecast #44: EVE Online, The Bureau - Twenty Sided

    Previous: Diecast #43:

    Broken Age, Wii U, NintendoThis episode was recorded AFTER our Spoiler Warning session this week, but it’s being released first. We were a little tired and a couple of hosts short by the time we got to this point.Direct download (MP3)Direct download (ogg Vorbis)Hosts: Josh, Chris, and Shamus.Show notes:1:00 Shamus is playing Elder Scrolls Online and EVE Online.We can’t talk about ESO yet. (Embargoed until Feburay 7th.) But we can talk about the battle of B-R5RB. Note that we had this conversation before I did the homework for my recent EVE post.28:00 We move on from EVE and talk about space games more broadly.Like I said in the show, there are a lot of space games on the way. Check it out: Blockade Runner, Elite: Dangerous, Felix Vast, Kerbal Space Program, Kinetic Void, Limit Theory, The Mandate, No Man’s Sky, Pulsar: Lost Colony, Rodina, Space Engineers, Star Made, Starbound, Star Citizen, and Starpoint Gemini 2.Did I miss any?34:00 Chris is playing Call of Juarez: Gunslinger.We only cover this briefly. Not because there’s nothing to talk about, but Rutskarn already went over this a couple of months ago.38:30 Chris is also playing The Bureau: XCOM DeclassifiedHere’s the rant (and comic) that I wrote about this game way back in 2010, when it was still in development. Here’s the Polygon Article Chris mentioned: The many faces of the bureau: xcom declassified: from 2006 to 2013This conversation got sidetracked into…43:00 Another Mass Effect rant? Really? REALLY?I blame Chris.53:00 Mailbag!We talk about Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition and about Steam Early Access program and the difficulties of defining when a game is “done”.Request: When you send us a question (the address is in the splash image at the top of the post) please put “Diecast” in the title so Josh can find them when we finally get around to reading them.Previous: Diecast #43:

    Broken Age, Wii U, NintendoEight comments? Nobody’s THAT hungry.

    http://www.shamusyoung.com/twentysidedtale/?p=22170

    —Huffduffed by hudfun 2 months ago

  6. FRN: queere solidaritt

    tales and theory from a queer feminist femmes point of view

    Eine Lese-Sendung - kritisch, trashig und strahlend.


    link zu jokes, marlens und steffs kult-podcast "heiter scheitern - ein queeres stchen aus den zonen der unbewohnbarkeit"

    http://www.scheitern.org/

    und dann noch links zu den v-blogs der trans*person freshly charles

    (how to rumble! + addiction)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8O_xY54f9I

    (Oh, did you think, that my body is your business? no. no it isnt)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNJN7CFu49s

    Kontakt:

    fairies [dot] cyborgs [at] gmx [dot] net

    jokes text ist hier erschienen:

    http://www.das-femme-buch.de/

    http://www.freie-radios.net/61621

    —Huffduffed by gendalus 2 months ago

  7. FRN: queere solidaritt

    tales and theory from a queer feminist femmes point of view

    Eine Lese-Sendung - kritisch, trashig und strahlend.


    link zu jokes, marlens und steffs kult-podcast "heiter scheitern - ein queeres stchen aus den zonen der unbewohnbarkeit"

    http://www.scheitern.org/

    und dann noch links zu den v-blogs der trans*person freshly charles

    (how to rumble! + addiction)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8O_xY54f9I

    (Oh, did you think, that my body is your business? no. no it isnt)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNJN7CFu49s

    Kontakt:

    fairies [dot] cyborgs [at] gmx [dot] net

    jokes text ist hier erschienen:

    http://www.das-femme-buch.de/

    http://www.freie-radios.net/61621

    —Huffduffed by gendalus 2 months ago

  8. 108 – “The Pointy End” – The Night’s Watch | Bald Move

    Mad Brew and A.Ron recap the eight episode of Game of Thrones, “The Point End”, as we continue to catch up for the season premier.

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    Our totally badass theme music was graciously provided to us by AlertTM, who you can also find on Facebook and Twitter.  Check him out, his stuff is amazing!

    Podcast (game-of-thrones-podcast): Download (Duration: 58:15 — 33.4MB)

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    http://baldmove.com/game-of-thrones-podcast/108-the-pointy-end-the-nights-watch/

    —Huffduffed by mikepond 3 months ago

  9. Arnold Kling on the Economics of Health Care and the Crisis of Abundance

    First an aside and then a longer post on an issue touched on in the podcast.

    The aside:

    Arnold Kling stated that health care costs appear to be excessive compared to health outcomes given that longevity in the United States is the same as in other countries that spend less.

    Longevity is not the only measure of health outcomes.

    Many other goods are purchased as well (e.g., time/convenience and the ability to remain active).

    Now the main point.

    I have always thought that auto mechanics are a good analogy to doctors when thinking of solutions to one of the possible sources of market failure in health care:

    the suppliers of the goods (the doctors and auto mechanics) effectively demand the goods (by instructing the patients/car owners as to which tests and treatments should be provided).

    I was glad to hear the podcast discuss this issue, but don’t think it went far enough (although Russ Roberts almost came back to it at the end with a discussion of car insurance for oil changes).

    Russ Roberts indicated that the way he solves this problem is to find a car mechanic he really trusts.

    The transaction costs to that solution are fairly high, and the market has found another (and I think better) solution.

    The car makers have internalized the cost of repairs, and the consumer pays for that cost in the price of the car.

    My experience is that vehicle warranties (on both new cars and used "certified" cars and used cars purchased through the national vendors) have become much more comprehensive and extended warranties are much cheaper and more comprehensive (I used to never purchase them, but have with my last two cars).

    At least one car maker I know of (BMW) has even internalized the routine maintenance (oil changes) given that the failure to obtain that maintenance may cause more costly warranty claims.

    Perhaps the pervasiveness of third party payment systems is due to the high transaction costs of educating medical consumers or finding trustworthy doctors and providers.

    The internet may reduce some of those costs, but my guess is that most consumers only do the research after obtaining a diagnosis (and not research on whether or when to obtain tests and care in the absence of a diagnosis).

    Ultimately this analogy would suggest that HMOs (providers who both provide care and take on the insurance risk) as being the best solution to the transaction costs of finding trustworthy providers.

    And yet, my experience (I am an attorney who works with employers on their benefit plans, including medical plans) is that HMOs have dramatically declined in popularity (to the point that many employers do not offer them as an option).

    What’s going on here?

    Is the analogy wrong?

    Interested in the thoughts of others on this point.

    http://www.econtalk.org/archives/2007/11/arnold_kling_on.html

    —Huffduffed by rp2dasea 3 months ago

  10. Born of Man and Woman, by Richard Matheson, read by Walter O’Hara

    Born of Man and Woman is not a pleasant story, as it depicts a child born a hideous monster in our eyes, kept chained in the cellar by his parents, where he is beaten and abused regularly. It is, however, a memorable one, written by one of my favorite writers in the short story form, Richard Matheson, who is perhaps more famous for his television work on the Twilight Zone and other famous shows. This is a story I read as a younger teenager— probably 13 or so, and I recall it being in one of those Science Fiction Hall of Fame anthologies edited by Robert Silverberg. It’s one of those stories that sticks with you.. Matheson paints a vivid picture of the unnamed child’s suffering by having him recount events in a broken journal form. At the end of the story, you have to ask yourself who the real monsters are.

    Third Point of Singularity: http://misternizz.wordpress.com Airy Persiflage: http://misternizz.podbean.com

    —Huffduffed by misternizz 3 months ago

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