• The agony of opioid withdrawal — and what doctors should tell patients about it | Travis Rieder
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    The agony of opioid withdrawal — and what doctors should tell patients about it | Travis Rieder

    “How much pain medication are you taking?” That was the very routine question that changed my life. It was July 2015, about two months after I nearly lost my foot in a serious motorcycle accident. So I was back in my orthopedic surgeon’s office for yet another follow-up appointment. I looked at my wife, Sadiye; we did some calculating. “About 115 milligrams oxycodone,” I responded. “Maybe more.” I was nonchalant, having given this information to many doctors many times before, but this time was different. My doctor turned serious and he looked at me and said, “Travis, that’s a lot of opioids. You need to think about getting off the…

  • IETF and Internet Hall of Fame 2013: Henning Schulzrinne
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    IETF and Internet Hall of Fame 2013: Henning Schulzrinne

    Henning Schulzrinne I’ve been involved in the Internet technical community since the early ’90s, primarily in my academic role as faculty at Columbia and previously as a researcher at Bell Labs and in a German research lab here in Berlin, actually. And secondly, more recently, as a staff member for the Federal Communications Commission. In that role, I have been participating in traditional academic research, primarily in the networking realm, but also, working primarily within the Internet Engineering Task Force on standards development for Internet applications, primarily real-time applications. The topics I have worked on probably the most are, as I said, the real-time Internet applications, Voice over IP and…

  • Life is easy. Why do we make it so hard? | Jon Jandai | TEDxDoiSuthep
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    Life is easy. Why do we make it so hard? | Jon Jandai | TEDxDoiSuthep

    Translator: Jelena Vukovic Reviewer: Ivana Korom There is one phrase that I have always wanted to say to everyone in my life. That phrase is “Life is easy.” It’s so easy and fun. I never thought like that before. When I was in Bangkok, I felt like life is very hard, very complicated. I was born in a poor village on the Northeastern of Thailand And when I was a kid, everything was fun and easy, but when the TV came, many people came to the village, they said, “You are poor, you need to chase success in your life. You need to go to Bangkok to pursue success in…