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      The Martian, by Andy Weir

       
       
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      Came here to post this!

       
       
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      Best book I've read in recent history. I devoured it in a day and a half, bought the audio book and I've listened through it at least 5 times.

       
       
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      Same for me

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  • Benito Cereno is in my top 10 reading experiences. Nothing is at it seems.

  • The "super 7” exercises are an important part of treatment for tennis elbow. They are designed to strengthen the muscles in the forearm and increase flexibility through stretching. In most cases te these exercises will help relieve elbow pain in about 4 to 6 week Each stretching exercise is held for 15 seconds and repeated 2 or 3 times. This pattern is repeated 5 times a day.

  • Around six months, you should enter the family normal. What do I mean by that? Well, your marriage can still be front and center, you can still have friends, you can still have work, but all of the practical bits will have changed. For instance, if you enjoyed socializing with friends on Saturday evening, now you can’t do it at 7 p.m. You can do something earlier, five-ish, or you can go out, or have friends over for cocktails after Peanut is in bed, say eight-ish, but it will be years before 7 p.m. is a preferred social hour. You probably won’t stay out until 1 a.m., either. In fact, you may turn into a pumpkin by 10 p.m.

  • Oh my, I absolutely get it!

    Even now, with a 17 year-old about to head off to college in a year, it has still been hard to find 'me' or 'us' time.  I see my non-child rearing friends and they talk about how much fun they have and their 'date' nights and I say: That's nice. I just want to sleep sometimes!

    But, that all being said - I wouldn't change being a mother for anything. Well, except maybe a little more sleep and some Manolos. No, a trip to Paris! No, okay, fine, I wouldn't change it.

    And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.

Apr 16, 15

"Hello gog0go,

I recently discussed similar concerns with my psychiatrist on the topic of using dextroamphetamine. I surmised that I was quite depressed mostly due to my station in life and all of the what-ifs or could-have-beens that keep nagging me. I am finding great success with a 10 mg dosage two or three times a day, once at 7 AM then sometime around 12 PM and, depending on what needs to be done, another dose about 3-4 hours after. Having said that, I don't take doses higher than 10mg anymore to help keep my tolerance down. Almost half a year in and still staying solid.

I really believe that a proper dosing amount and schedule coupled with a solid plan of goals can really set your ship a-sailing, so to speak. I suppose one could further bolster this by properly organizing one's life and goals for the weeks and days, though this part doesn't sound very fun TBH... no one's perfect, eh?

So talk with your medical professional and suggest some ideas. Depending on your history and current circumstances, it may be worth a well-intentioned try.

Hope this helps ya"

  • Hello gog0go,
     
     I recently discussed similar concerns with my psychiatrist on the topic of using dextroamphetamine. I surmised that I was quite depressed mostly due to my station in life and all of the what-ifs or could-have-beens that keep nagging me. I am finding great success with a 10 mg dosage two or three times a day, once at 7 AM then sometime around 12 PM and, depending on what needs to be done, another dose about 3-4 hours after. Having said that, I don't take doses higher than 10mg anymore to help keep my tolerance down. Almost half a year in and still staying solid.
     
     I really believe that a proper dosing amount and schedule coupled with a solid plan of goals can really set your ship a-sailing, so to speak. I suppose one could further bolster this by properly organizing one's life and goals for the weeks and days, though this part doesn't sound very fun TBH... no one's perfect, eh?
     
     So talk with your medical professional and suggest some ideas. Depending on your history and current circumstances, it may be worth a well-intentioned try.
     
     Hope this helps ya

  • Inheritance 

     

      Even in 2015, inheritance is everywhere, although it's more than 20 years ago the Gang of Four taught us to favor object composition over class inheritance. It turns out that there's nothing you can do with inheritance that you can't also do with composition with interfaces. The converse doesn't hold in languages with single inheritance: there are things you can do with interfaces (such as implement more than one), that you can't do with inheritance. Composition is a superset of inheritance. 

     

      This isn't just theory: in my experience, I've been able to avoid inheritance in the way I've designed my code for many years. Once you get the hang of it, it's not even difficult. 

  • Can You Still Work Out When You Have Tennis Elbow?

    If you have Tennis Elbow or Golfer’s Elbow you can certainly continue with your cardio exercise and lower-body work out (that’s probably obvious and uncontroversial!)…

    The question is: Should you continue to lift weights or do upper body strength training? (With or without weights or equipment)… It depends…

  • Statistical analysis made easy in Python with SciPy and pandas DataFrames

     
     Posted on Randy Olson 
     
     

    I finally got around to finishing up this tutorial on how to use pandas DataFrames and SciPy together to handle any and all of your statistical needs in Python. This is basically an amalgamation of my two previous blog posts on pandas and SciPy.

     

    This is all coded up in an IPython Notebook, so if you want to try things out for yourself, everything you need is available on github: https://github.com/briandconnelly/BEACONToolkit/tree/master/analysis/scripts

  • You've seen the asciidoctor talks. You've written a few asciidoc documents. Now what? Allow me to share some tips and tricks learned after working with several projects that make us of Asciidoctor for writing their documentation and guides. Tips such as keeping production sources and documentation in sync; productivity tools; and other little nuggets of joy.

  • Saving Figures From Pyplot

         

              

       
       

    Well, it has been a while since I’ve posted. Over the summer I moved to beautiful Berkeley, California to start my PhD in Psychology at Cal. Moving has kept me pretty busy, but as things are starting to settle down a bit, I’ve decided to start making an effort to blog regularly (even if it’s just a short and simple post like this one).

      

    Most posts are probably going to be Python-related (particularly from a scientific computing point-of-view). If you have any requests or suggestions, please let me know! I’m always open to ideas.

      

    Often when I’m doing data analysis, I will need to save many figures to disk at once. For example, if I’m looking at the distribution of human responses to every stimulus I have (say, around 60 different stimuli), I’m going to need a different plot for each. Matplotlib actually has a pretty straightforward function for saving figures, but there’s a little bit of scaffolding that I like to have around it by default.

    • Works of Science

       
         
        
       

      Modifying the tick-labels

      You may want to change the wording of the labels, or you run into the problem where the axes labels are overlapping with each other. Here is how.

      Often you will find yourselves wanting to change the texts of the axis label or where the labels are located.For example, you may be faced with overlapping tick labels, or labels that start from a 'weird' values. Let's say you have something similar to the following:

  • Generating random numbers and plots in Python

      

    By using Python's pseudo-random number generation routines, we can generate artificial data sets that help us in exploring statistical concepts such as distributions, variance, and sampling. Generating fake data is an excellent way of understanding a statistical procedure: if you know the "ground truth" in advance, you can find out whether or not your statistical method is capable of discovering it. In particular, you can set things up so that the ground truth is "no relationship" and look at how often your procedure produces a false alarm.  

    Note that if you only ever work with real data sets, this kind of checking is not possible, as you can never have absolute confidence that the effect you've found is real.

      

    By using the graphical methods of the PyLab library, we can visualize the artificial data sets we create. We can also save these visualizations in a variety of formats to use when reporting on the data.

      

    Histogram of some random variates

  • Yahtzee's favorite games:

     

    Portal
    Silent Hill 2
    Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
    Monkey Island series (and any LucasArts adventure game involving Tim Schafer)
    Psychonauts
    Thief II: The Metal Age
    Saints Row 2
    Anything Valve makes

     

    Yahtzee's Recommended/Enjoyed Games:

     

    The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
    Crackdown
    Fallout 3
    Crysis
    Gears of War 2
    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
    Resident Evil 4
    Planescape: Torment
    Loom
    Assassin's Creed series
    System Shock 2
    BioShock
    Deus Ex
    Thief: The Dark Project
    Dragon Age: Origins
    Just Cause 2
    Super Mario Galaxy
    Braid
    LittleBigPlanet
    Batman: Arkham Asylum
    Zack & Wiki
    Killer7
    No More Heroes
    EarthBound
    Condemned: Criminal Origins

     

    Games that come up in his reviews that Yahtzee has an unknown opinion of:

     

    Doom & Doom II
    Spider-Man 2
    Fantasy World Dizzy

     

    Based on what I've gathered, anyway

  • Even by Siberian standards, Kamchatkais remote. This vast peninsula is – at half a million square kilometres – the equivalent size of several European countries. Yet no road leads there. The region’s capital city is the largest in the world that can be reached only by sea or air, and until 1990 the entire region was classified as a military area off limits even to non-resident Russians.

     

    Today the secrecy has lifted, but the sheer natural spectacle of the place is as intense and unforgettable as ever. Kamchatka’s flora, fauna and natural features are all unique, and give the impression of a lush and untameable planet only vaguely related to Earth. Smouldering volcanoes loom in every direction. Fumaroles, geysers and rivers of steaming mud are commonplace. Its complex climate embraces 20 different zones. There is nothing tame about this electrifyingly primordial wilderness, where human life feels like a recent and tentative phenomenon.

  • Jason Elliot is emerging as one of the world’s great travel writers with a style somewhere between Robert Byron and Peter Fleming. His works include An Unexpected Light: Travels in Afghanistan (1999) and Mirrors of the Unseen: Journeys in Iran (2006).

    Jason stayed with me twice during his journey in Afghanistan late in 1995 and again in early 1996 when he was writing An Unexpected Light. I was flattered when the book came out, as the first words in his book are, ‘ Dear Ropate’ which is the name he calls me. It is Maori for Robert.

    • Hearing Voices Brighton aims to run a number of self-help groups for people who hear voices, or who have visions, tactile sensations or other sensory experiences. In line with the national Hearing Voices Network’s approach, the purpose of the groups is to provide an opportunity for people who have (had) such experiences to talk freely about them together, and to support those who seek to understand, learn and grow from them in their own way.

       

      We are currently running one group every Tuesday evening from 6.30-7.30pm at the Mind centre in Brighton (full details are included on the right of this page). This is an open, drop-in group, which means that you can join at any time and come as often or as little as you want to.

       

      Please come along if you would like to:

       
         
      • Meet others with similar experiences
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      • Talk openly about experiences in a respectful, safe and supportive setting, without being labelled ‘ill’ or ‘psychotic’
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      • Reduce isolation and socialise
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      • Share and learn new ways of coping with difficulties
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      The group runs entirely independently of mainstream mental health services, and is not for the purposes of ‘assessing’, ‘monitoring’ or ‘treating’ so-called ‘symptoms’. The group is facilitated, but not ‘led’ by the facilitators. Group members will have a big part to play in shaping the group to fit with what they need and want.

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) can help patients cope with auditory hallucinations and reshape delusional beliefs to make the voices less frequent.1 Use the following CBT methods alone or with medication.

     

    1. Engage the patient by showing interest in the voices. Ask: “When did the voices start? Where are they coming from? Can you bring them on or stop them? Do they tell you to do things? What happens when you ignore them?”

  • This report from the International Consortium on Hallucinations Research considers the current status and future directions  in research on psychological therapies targeting auditory hallucinations (hearing voices). Therapy approaches have evolved  from behavioral and coping-focused interventions, through formulation-driven interventions using methods from cognitive therapy,  to a number of contemporary developments. Recent developments include the application of acceptance- and mindfulness-based  approaches, and consolidation of methods for working with connections between voices and views of self, others, relationships  and personal history. In this article, we discuss the development of therapies for voices and review the empirical findings.  This review shows that psychological therapies are broadly effective for people with positive symptoms, but that more research  is required to understand the specific application of therapies to voices. Six key research directions are identified: (1)  moving beyond the focus on overall efficacy to understand specific therapeutic processes targeting voices, (2) better targeting  psychological processes associated with voices such as trauma, cognitive mechanisms, and personal recovery, (3) more focused  measurement of the intended outcomes of therapy, (4) understanding individual differences among voice hearers, (5) extending  beyond a focus on voices and schizophrenia into other populations and sensory modalities, and (6) shaping interventions for  service implementation. 

       
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