Bars for Geeks in the US!

There’s a cool list of 10 must-visit bars for geeks in the US, check out the video here or the list underneath.  As you might expect, many (but not all) offer arcade games!  Time for a road trip!

1 UP Arcade (Lodo & Colfax, CO)
http://www.the-1up.com/
Photo Credit: J.MIMNA Photography
http://jmimna.com/

Little Trouble (Atlanta, GA)
http://www.little-trouble.com/
Photo Credit: Little Trouble

Smuggler’s Cove (San Francisco, CA)
http://www.smugglerscovesf.com/
Photo Credit: Smuggler’s Cove

Emporium (Chicago, IL)
http://emporiumchicago.com/
Photo Credit: Emporium

The Lovecraft Bar (Portland, OR)
http://thelovecraftbar.com/
Photo Credit: The Lovecraft Bar

Eighty-Two (Los Angeles, CA)
http://eightytwo.la/
Photo Credit: Eighty-Two

Donnie Dirk’s Zombie Den (Minneapolis, MN)
http://www.donnydirks.com/
Photo Credit: Zombie Den

42 Lounge (Milwaukee, WI)
https://42lounge.com/
Photo Credit: Bokeh Effect

Safehouse (Milwaukee, WI)
http://www.safe-house.com/
Photo Credit: Safehouse

Ground Kontrol (Portland, OR)
http://groundkontrol.com/
Photo Credit: Ground Kontrol

Possible link between sugar consumption and Alzheimer’s Disease

Scientists in England have a found a possible link between excessive sugar consumption, and Alzheimer’s disease.  It’s not that sugar is suspected to cause Alzheimer’s, but rather that excess sugar in the body interferes with the body’s normal immune response to a build-up of abnormal proteins in the brian that clump and lead to Alzheimer’s.  Not that we really need any more reasons to avoid sugar, right?!  But this is yet another…

As I teach my daughter, ‘sugar is poison’.  Our bodies can handle it to some degree…life is too short to avoid Girl Scout cookies entirely…but it’s not good to subject our bodies to too much.

You can read more about the study in the journal Nature.

Great picture from SpaceX

SpaceX recently stuck another barge landing of their Falcon 9 rocket after launching another satellite into space.  Kinda weird that this amazing technology is starting to feel routine!  This landing though was a bit different…they captured this amazing photograph, with the sun nicely blocked by the rocket.  Click on the image for a larger size.  I’m anticipating their office printers running like crazy these days as all the employees print this out for their cubicle walls…

2016 was the warmest year on record

2016 officially came in as the hottest year in recorded history for this planet (as previously reported here, it was the second warmest if looking only at the US).  Both NASA and NOAA independently came to this same
conclusion, using data from over six thousand weather stations around the world.

Care to guess what year is #2 in the list?  Yep, 2015.  And you guessed it, #3 is 2014.  Even a Republican can’t deny this trend.  Ok, well that’s not true, they’re expert climate change deniers, they’ll deny anything for personal gain.  And we *can* expect 2017 to be cooler than 2016 due to the waning El Nino.  So it’s up to the rest of us to call them out on their bullshit and not let them fuck up this planet any more.

Here are some external links if you’d like to read more about this:

Climatecrocks.com

Newatlas

Engadget