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Posted: May 21, 2016 - 6:04am

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Posted: May 20, 2016 - 7:18am

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Interesting. Our last couple of governments have been screwing around with whether to go with fiber to node or copper for the National Broadband Network.

They just ran fiber optic for the NBN down the other side of the street from my house but as near as I can tell, there are no plans to actually make it available in my neighbourhood where I can't even get the faster DSL speeds. I live on the wrong side of the tracks and we are ignored. {#Fire}

 
there are some things on the horizon that are very interesting that may help in this type of situation

in additional to some nice hardware, starry is planning on getting into the provider market with really fast wireless

there are a of couple videos on their site you (and others) should watch

i know the question is when

the tech is literally here, the access is the hitch

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Posted: May 18, 2016 - 6:56pm

 miamizsun wrote:
g.fast looks like it may be rolling out soon

extremely fast internet speed over regular phone lines

 
Interesting. Our last couple of governments have been screwing around with whether to go with fiber to node or copper for the National Broadband Network.

They just ran fiber optic for the NBN down the other side of the street from my house but as near as I can tell, there are no plans to actually make it available in my neighbourhood where I can't even get the faster DSL speeds. I live on the wrong side of the tracks and we are ignored. {#Fire}
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Posted: May 18, 2016 - 6:37pm

 miamizsun wrote:
g.fast looks like it may be rolling out soon

extremely fast internet speed over regular phone lines

 
Not in Damnville, Verizon can't even make DSL work here.
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Posted: May 18, 2016 - 6:05pm

g.fast looks like it may be rolling out soon

extremely fast internet speed over regular phone lines
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Posted: May 16, 2016 - 12:30am

The spectrum of sex development: Eric Vilain and the intersex controversy
The geneticist built a career studying aspects of sex that make some people uncomfortable. Now things are getting uncomfortable for him.

As a medical student in Paris in the 1980s, Eric Vilain found himself pondering the differences between men and women. What causes them to develop differently, and what happens when the process goes awry? At the time, he was encountering babies that defied simple classification as a boy or girl. Born with disorders of sex development (DSDs), many had intermediate genitalia — an overlarge clitoris, an undersized penis or features of both sexes.

Then, as now, the usual practice was to operate. And the decision of whether a child would be left with male or female genitalia was often made not on scientific evidence, says Vilain, but on practicality: an oft-repeated, if insensitive, line has it that “it's easier to dig a hole than build a pole”. Vilain found the approach disturbing. “I was fascinated and shocked by how the medical team was making decisions.” (...)

DSDs occur in an estimated 1–2% of live births, and hundreds of genital surgeries are performed on infants around the world every year1. But there are no estimates as to how often a child's surgically assigned sex ends up different from the gender they come to identify with.

What do exist, however, are stories of people who say that they have been harmed: children who struggle to fit in with peers, adolescents who are stressed, harassed or attempt suicide, and adults who are furious that they were not involved in the decision to modify their bodies. Over the past two decades, and especially in the past few years, intersex activists worldwide — some of whom do not identify as either gender — have begun to speak out against the practice. Unless a child's life is in danger, they argue, he or she should have the right to decide on surgery when older. (...)


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Posted: May 14, 2016 - 8:14am

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bring the mastodon/mammoth back?

can we revive and restore endangered and/or extinct species?

there are a lot of people who not only think it is possible, but that it will happen sooner than we think


a couple of short videos that touch on it






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Posted: May 14, 2016 - 7:45am

Mastodon Meal Scraps Revise US Prehistory
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Posted: May 10, 2016 - 1:24pm

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Cool.

 
Yep, it's got a certain inevitability about it. I like the idea of logging on to a new product with my thumbprint and it already knows my name.
I guess the downside is that companies are going to be using it to trick you into signing up to subscriptions you can't get out of later. 

anyone want to start a company with me selling liability coverage for AI assistants who botch things up and sell the farm? Could be a growth industry. 
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Posted: May 10, 2016 - 1:15pm

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from the creators of siri

virtual assistant viv
 
Cool.
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Posted: May 10, 2016 - 12:17pm

from the creators of siri

virtual assistant viv



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Posted: May 10, 2016 - 10:41am

Kepler Planet Hunters Announce 1,200 New Exoplanets

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Posted: May 4, 2016 - 12:38pm

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This was known about in the late 1980's but the scientists that did the research were attacked.  Think Irish Drunk Blood Line. 

The general idea of the influence of epigenetics has indeed been around much longer (often suspected based on specific population statistics/effects), but the exact mechanism in play hasn't been that clear.
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Posted: May 4, 2016 - 12:18pm

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First evidence that sperm epigenetics affect the next generation
A frog study provides the strongest evidence yet that a father’s lifestyle may affect the next generation, via chemical tags that change gene activity

SPERM pass on more than just their DNA. Chemical switches attached to the genomes of sperm – known as epigenetic tags – have been shown to alter the next generation for the first time.

The discovery could explain how a father’s experiences may later affect gene activity in their offspring, a vital step towards improving health and fertility.

Throughout life, our environment changes the activity of our genes, switching them on or off without altering DNA. It does this by epigenetics – adding or removing regulatory chemical tags. Both smoking and diet can alter which genes are tagged in this way, and epigenetic changes have also been linked to cancer.

Over the past decade, a handful of studies have suggested that environmental stressors experienced by parents can also affect the health of their children and even grandchildren. One controversial mouse study suggested that even the fear of a particular smell can be passed down epigenetically (see “Sins of the grandfather“).

Sperm and egg genes can carry epigenetic tags, but it has been difficult to show that these affect offspring. Now Jerome Jullien at the Wellcome Trust CRUK Gurdon Institute in Cambridge and his colleagues have shown for the first time that sperm epigenetic tags do change gene expression in embryos – and that these tags are essential for healthy development.

They made their discovery by comparing frog embryos made from sperm with those made from spermatids, a type of sperm precursor cell. The embryos made from sperm developed much better, but the only difference between sperm and spermatids is their epigenetics.

As spermatids mature into sperm, they lose some of their epigenetic tags – specifically, those that turn genes on. But a second type of tag, which suppresses gene activity, remains. To see if these have any effect on the next generation, the team decided to get rid of them.

No one had managed to do this before, because the DNA in sperm is difficult to manipulate. But the team got around this by engineering eggs to do it for them. They made eggs that had enzymes that remove certain types of tags when the sperm or spermatid is injected into the egg to fertilise it.

By removing different combinations of tags, they discovered that those normally retained in the sperm are important for embryonic development. Removing them leads to abnormal gene expression in the embryo, followed by developmental problems (Genome Research, doi.org/bd66).

It used to be thought that sperm merely delivered the male genetic code to an embryo, says Jullien. “Now we’re showing that there is epigenetic information attached to the sperm that affects the expression of genes in an embryo – and that these genes are important for directing how that embryo develops.” (...)



 
This was known about in the late 1980's but the scientists that did the research were attacked.  Think Irish Drunk Blood Line.
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Posted: May 4, 2016 - 12:17pm

GMO Dangers.  Purdue PhD Scientist Dr. Don Huber: https://youtu.be/xKcjT5QK3Lg

We now know the Appendix stores good bacteria to reseed the colon.  GMO chemicals target the Appendix and is why Appendix Cancer has skyrocketed since mid 1990's as GMO's were introduced more and more.
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Posted: May 3, 2016 - 7:46am

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Scientists discover potentially habitable planets | MIT News
Just 40 light years from Earth, planets are best targets so far for search for extraterrestrial life.

 within a range that is suitable for sustaining liquid water and life. (...)



 
someone call the caterers looks like we'll have guests soon,
but seriously, doesn't it seem close now? 
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Posted: May 3, 2016 - 12:57am

Scientists discover potentially habitable planets | MIT News
Just 40 light years from Earth, planets are best targets so far for search for extraterrestrial life.

For the first time, an international team of astronomers from MIT, the University of Liège in Belgium, and elsewhere have detected three planets orbiting an ultracool dwarf star, just 40 light years from Earth. The sizes and temperatures of these worlds are comparable to those of Earth and Venus, and are the best targets found so far for the search for life outside the solar system. The results are published today in the journal Nature.

The scientists discovered the planets using TRAPPIST (TRAnsiting Planets and PlanetesImals Small Telescope), a 60-centimeter telescope operated by the University of Liège, based in Chile. TRAPPIST is designed to focus on 60 nearby dwarf stars — very small, cool stars that are so faint they are invisible to optical telescopes. Belgian scientists designed TRAPPIST to monitor dwarf stars at infrared wavelengths and search for planets around them.

The team focused the telescope on the ultracool dwarf star, 2MASS J23062928-0502285, now known as TRAPPIST-1, a Jupiter-sized star that is one-eighth the size of our sun and significantly cooler. Over several months starting in September 2015, the scientists observed the star’s infrared signal fade slightly at regular intervals, suggesting that several objects were passing in front of the star.

With further observations, the team confirmed the objects were indeed planets, with similar sizes to Earth and Venus. The two innermost planets orbit the star in 1.5 and 2.4 days, though they receive only four and two times the amount of radiation, respectively, as the Earth receives from the sun. The third planet may orbit the star in anywhere from four to 73 days, and may receive even less radiation than Earth. Given their size and proximity to their ultracool star, all three planets may have regions with temperatures well below 400 kelvins, within a range that is suitable for sustaining liquid water and life. (...)


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Posted: Apr 30, 2016 - 7:03am

Weasel shuts down world's largest atom smasher in Switzerland


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Posted: Apr 28, 2016 - 9:12am

Fascinating read. Should be an interesting book.

Who Will Debunk the Debunkers? 
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