Church Under Construction and MoonLoftus Lens, DC Film, No Flash, Taken with Hipstamatic
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My WWII Red Cross flag arrived. It smells like my grandparent’s home in Arkansas.
For the first time, a kidney that had been donated to a patient in need was removed and implanted into a new patient, the third individual to have the organ, after it failed in the first transplant recipient.
Peter Vidani, jayparkinsonmd.com
After completing a residency in pediatrics and one in preventive medicine at Johns Hopkins, I started a practice for my neighborhood of Williamsburg, Brooklyn in September 2007. People would visit my website; see my Google…
This is a short tribute to my Aeropress. Two years ago, one was given to me, and it changed everything.
For a little more than $20, this marvel of science will produce arguably the best cup of coffee you’ve ever made in your home. It makes no sense.
Here’s where to buy it: amzn.to/IiqlhO
This is how my wife and I make coffee every morning.
If Sleep No More Had Achievements
It would take a solid month of posts to talk about the things I’ve seen (and heard about) at the show, so in lieu of a specific tour guide for what to see, here’s some gaming-style achievements to help guide you towards certain activities.
Surprised this hasn’t been done before.
Amazon releases “Send to Kindle” desktop software for the Mac
firstname.lastname@example.org (Jacqui Cheng), arstechnica.com
More than three months after releasing software for Windows-users to send documents to a Kindle, Amazon has now released the Mac version. Announced on Tuesday afternoon, the “Send to Kindle for Mac” application allows Mac users to…
It’s my belief that today’s e-ink ebook readers are doomed to obsolescence within a short period — 2-3 years possibly, 5 years probably. This is because the power consumption of LCD displays is dropping and their quality is rising. e-ink devices are inherently incapable of displaying video, are lousy as web browsers due to the screen refresh time, and if you use them to play audio or do any intensive processing (such as running apps) their battery life drops towards that of a regular LCD-equipped tablet. They’re essentially single-purpose devices, competing in a market with general-purpose devices. Their only advantages are battery life and readability in direct sunlight, both of which are under threat. So it’s my belief that general purpose tablets (and big-screen smartphones) will drive e-ink readers out of the mass market within 2-5 years, just as smartphones killed off your 2003 Palm Pilot.
Facebook acquired Instagram for about $30 per user, or $1 billion. ($30/user X 33M users = $1B). Facebook is valued at about $100 per user or $80 billion ($100/user X 800M users = $80Bn). Other popular social apps are valued around $20 to $50 per user.
1928: “This youngster has been under the raying of the ultra-violet mercury arc for nearly half an hour,” reads the back of this photo, “but seems none the less happy.” The image was used in the Mid-Week Pictorial on Aug. 18 to illustrate a treatment in Paris for children “suffering from rickets or other maladies common to city children unable to have the healing rays of the sun.” Photo: The New York Times
The Dragon Go iPhone app is awesome at recognizing obscure medical words. (Taken with instagram)
Dear Quantified Self wizards, what’s the best iPhone app to gather data (pictures, times, locations, etc.) for export to Wolfram Alpha Pro?
Good news for innovation in dialysis.
I have met Victor Gura a couple of times over the years; the last time being at the ASN. Victor is a entrepreneurial nephrologist based in Southern California, but also a pioneer in the…
Thanks to Dr. Alireza Majidi, an Iranian physician and blogger, who emailed to say that I was one of the inspirations for him to start blogging and that he had written a profile of me on his website. An English translation is here.