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NewFish contains my commentary and random thoughts about music, counter-culture, technology, faith, wretched excess, art, questionable government, and the ultimate interconnectivity of all things.
NewFish: Providing mediocre blogging since 2005!
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- This simple explainer tackles the complexity of quantum computing
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- The Emptiness and Inertia of ‘Having Conversations’
- Split societies, global chaos and World War Three: Heading into the most tumultuous era in modern history
- Astrophysicists unveil biggest-ever 3D map of Universe
Monthly Archives: January 2020
by John Folk-Williams | MentalHelp.net John Folk-Williams has lived with major depressive disorder since boyhood and finally achieved full recovery just a few years ago. As a survivor of this devastating illness, he has learned first-hand how it can interfere … Continue reading
Heads Up Guys (headsupguys.org) has created a fantastic resource full of health strategies for managing and preventing depression. This includes “self-check” info, mental health “what to do now” resources, and support information for friends and other loved ones. Particularly salient … Continue reading
Many of us can relate…. cPaul From mentalhealth.org.uk Harry’s story: overcoming severe depression Sitting at my desk as I try to start this story, I’m struggling to decide where to begin and I can feel it coming on. Shivers up … Continue reading
While I’m pleased to see any positive focus on public awareness and education around the topic of mental illness, I wonder about the real effect that Bell Media’s “Let’s Talk” awareness campaign has on reducing stigma where the proverbial “rubber … Continue reading
Industry-friendly regulators are letting chemical companies flood the country with toxins. It should be a scandal. by Sam Pizzigati | Posted at Common Dreams today This January, President Trump claimed credit for new figures from the American Cancer Society showing “the sharpest … Continue reading
By Aidan Gardine | NYT | Jan. 25, 2020 ‘There Are Too Many Minefields’: Readers on Swiping and Dating in the Trump Era More than 200 people told the New York Times about their political deal breakers, the subtle profile clues … Continue reading
If we here in Canada appear to be anti- or pro-Trump, it should not be assumed that our opinions are formed in a vacuum or without discerning the news. It may come as a surprise that many of us are … Continue reading
NYT | January 23rd, 2020 Ravi Shankar, the sitar virtuoso and composer who died on Tuesday at 92, created a passion among Western audiences for the rhythmically vital, melodically flowing ragas of classical Indian music — a fascination that had … Continue reading
Closer than ever: It is 100 seconds to midnight 2020 Doomsday Clock AnnouncementWashington, D.C. • January 23, 2020 From the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: “Humanity continues to face two simultaneous existential dangers—nuclear war and climate change—that are compounded by … Continue reading
Terry Jones, Monty Python Founder, Is Dead at 77 H0ping these guys are reunited and laughing themselves sick. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/01/22/terry-jones-death-monty-python-stars-two-four-go-joke-entirely/ https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2020/jan/22/terry-jones-obituary https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/22/arts/television/terry-jones-dead.html
Damien Hirst medicine cabinet bought for £600 goes on sale for over £1m “I lived with that medicine cabinet for seven years with people telling me it was crap” — ROBERT TIBBLES https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/early-damien-hirst-medicine-cabinet-bought-for-gbp600-goes-on-sale
A 70-kilometer-wide (43-mile) impact structure in the Australian Outback has been dated to 2.2 billion years old, making it the oldest known asteroid crater on Earth. Fascinatingly, this asteroid likely plunged into a massive ice sheet, triggering a global-scale warming … Continue reading
by Nita Bhalla NAIROBI, Jan 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Countries are rapidly developing “killer robots” – machines with artificial intelligence (AI) that independently kill – but are moving at a snail’s pace on agreeing global rules over their use … Continue reading
https://vitals.lifehacker.com/how-to-get-through-a-panic-attack-1841061270 Also: Can You Die From a Panic Attack? https://www.betterhelp.com/advice/anxiety/can-you-die-from-a-panic-attack-or-anxiety-symptoms/