Эпизог №17




Relationship Between Use of Videogames and Sexual Health in Adult Males

Videogame use is increasingly prevalent in people of all ages, and despite the wide amount of scientific evidence proving a role for electronic entertainment in human health, there is no evidence about the relation between use of videogames and sexual health.


To investigate the association between use of videogames and male sexual health.

From June 18, 2014 through July 31, 2014, 599 men 18 to 50 years old completed the questionnaires. One hundred ninety-nine men reported no sexual activity during the previous 4 weeks; four records were rejected because of inherent errors. The remaining 396 questionnaires were analyzed, with 287 “gamers” (playing >1 hour/day on average) and 109 “non-gamers” providing all the required information. We found a lower prevalence of premature ejaculation in gamers compared with non-gamers (mean PEDT score = 3.57 ± 3.38 vs 4.52 ± 3.7, P < .05, respectively). Analysis of the IIEF-15 showed no significant differences between gamers and non-gamers in the domains of erectile function, orgasmic function, and overall satisfaction. Median scores for the sexual desire domain were higher for non-gamers (median score [interquartile range] 9 [8–9] vs 9 [8–10], respectively; P = .0227).

Clinical Implications
These results support the correlation between videogame use and male sexual health. Compared with non-gamers, men playing videogames for more than 1 hour/day were less likely to have premature ejaculation but more likely to have decreased sexual desire.



Clinton Slavery Story.





Тест Бекдел (часто — тест Бехдель) — тест на проверку художественного произведения на гендерную предвзятость. Для того, чтобы пройти его, произведение должно содержать в себе хотя бы два женских персонажа, которые беседуют между собой о чём-либо, помимо мужчин. Иногда добавляют, что эти две женщины должны быть названы по именам.

Кремлин тест







As first noted on Reddit, the advertisement was read on Wednesday’s episode of The Daily Shoah, a podcast on the white nationalist website The Right Stuff. Among other odious features, the site maintains a “lexicon” page defining some of The Right Stuff’s most used terms, like “cuck” (“a decent substitute for ‘faggot’”), “Dindu Nuffins” (“what it sounds like when a Basketball American attempts to say the phrase ‘He didn’t do nothing!’”), and “Niggertech” (“technology built not to improve lives, but to maintain mediocre ones”). “Shoah” itself is a Hebrew term for the Holocaust.



What Eichenwald tweeted was pretty innocent: a photo with his computer screen in the background, which happened to have some hentai, or Japanese cartoon porn, open in a tab.
It wasn’t that Eichenwald had porn open on his computer. It was that he freaked out over the response and spent the next several hours trying to explain himself. The kerfuffle was enough that his name started trending on some parts of Twitter even though the highly-anticipated James Comey Senate hearing was streaming live at the same time.





Now, I’m guessing Trump has not read our paper showing that warming temperatures will have unequal economic effects around the world (unlike Obama, to repeat my shameless self promotion from last week). In that paper, and consistent with a huge microeconomic literature, we see clear evidence in the historical data that cold high-latitude countries tend to experience higher GDP growth when temperatures warm, with the reverse being true in most of the rest of the world where average temperatures are already warmer (the US included). Basically, if you’re currently cold, you do better when it warms up; if you’re already warm, additional warming hurts you. Pretty intuitive, and also shows up very clearly in the half century of data we have on economic growth from around the world.


Here’s the original plot from our paper, with the figure on the left showing the historical relationship between temperature and GDP growth for all countries in the world. If you’re average temperature is below about 13C, historically your economy grows faster when annual temperatures warm. If your at or above 13C, growth slows as temperatures warm. The US has a population-weighted annual average temperature of just over 13C. Russia has a population-weighted average temperature of just under 5C. Russia is cold!

Last week we calculated the potential harm done to the economy of withdrawing from Paris. The idea was this: withdrawing from the Paris accords would make global temperatures rise relative to what they would have been if the US had met its Paris obligations (an additional +0.3C by 2100, according to these guys). For reasons already stated, warming temperatures are bad for overall economic output in the US. So we can then calculate, what’s the difference in output between now and 2100 that would occur in a withdrawal versus a non-withdrawal world? For the US, the effects were pretty big: I calculated that, in present value (i.e. discounting future losses at 3%), the US economy would lose about $8 trillion between now and 2100 due to the extra temperature increase induced by withdrawing from Paris.