&The Days Between& by Allen Steele

http://www.asimovs.com/_issue_0206/thedaysbetween.shtml

Scientific Speed Reading: How to Read 300% Faster in 20 Minutes

http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/2009/07/30/speed-reading-and-accelerated-learning/

tried the Spreed a coupla weeks back. Can’t say I’ve been in a hurry to adopt it. This one looks more “scalable” not least because it works on the printed page, not just text you can cut and paste into the screed screen…

Vision Gets Better With The Right Mind-set – Science News

http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/58682/title/Vision_gets_better_with_the_right_mind-set

the placebo effect is a real effect…

http://www.awpn.net/nationalist-news-feeds/european-union-times

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yes, don’t worry. I haven’t suddenly dug out my KKK hood.

I came across this hyperbolic nonsense earlier under an impressive masthead I’d never seen before. Whodeefuckam “The European Union Times” I ask myself – expecting the answer fucknoze. So I went looking.

You can tell a lot about people and organisations from the company they keep…

The Pirate Bay – The worlds most resilient bittorrent site

http://thepiratebay.org/special/2010_uk_dea.php

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At the risk of appearing complacent, I predict that this will be a non issue. In fact, in a subversive fashion I’m almost pleased they’ve done this.

Remember, I already work with the government and their security theater legislation. I promise you this. They haven’t got a ‘king clue what they’re doing or, even why they’re doing it. Like most of their legislation, this will fail and, on this occasion, the failure will be harmless because its effects will be almost non existent.

a) it’s a law that cannot and will not be enforced but

b) it makes them think they’ve done something useful and they will be obliged to wait a few years before they finally have to admit their control attempts have failed.

By which time, I am confident that it will too late…

http://www.viraleruption.com/420-infographic-mashup/

useful collection of easy to assimilate graphics on the benefits of our favourite weed

Happy Pizza – Phnom Phen, Cambodia – International – Chowhound

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/261496

I prefer it in a curry, but, if you twist my arm, I’ll try a slice or ten of this version…