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The Downside of Connected Healthcare: Cyberchondria

WormholeFiend Sometimes the Internet saves lives (79 comments)

Like that one time a guy peed on his girlfriend's pregnancy test, got a positive result and posted a picture on Reddit.

Someone pointed out it was a sign of testicular cancer and saved the dude's life.

about three weeks ago

Study Shows How Humans Can Echolocate

WormholeFiend Re:I can (136 comments)

He turns it up to 11

about 3 months ago

Study: Body Weight Heavily Influenced By Heritable Gut Microbes

WormholeFiend I'm not fat (297 comments)

I'm just big genetic'd

about 3 months ago

Mathematical Proof That the Universe Could Come From Nothing

WormholeFiend If we can use quantum fluctuations (429 comments)

Can we posit that the big bang quantumly precipitated the universe out of a uniform solution?

about 3 months ago

Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Crashes

WormholeFiend Just curious (445 comments)

Does Spaceshiptwo have ejection seats or do the pilots have to manually open a hatch and jump out?

about 3 months ago

"Ambulance Drone" Prototype Unveiled In Holland

WormholeFiend Europeans should watch (82 comments)

Ken Jeong's AMA video:

about 3 months ago

Elon Musk Warns Against Unleashing Artificial Intelligence "Demon"

WormholeFiend Let's not forget (583 comments)

That in the Matrix movies, basically, the AI were trying to preserve the humans, even though some of the latter did not agree.

about 3 months ago

Where Whistleblowers End Up Working

WormholeFiend Re: Good vs Evil (224 comments)

Has this kind of situation been documented? Because it would seem to me like a lot of resources for the government to use, out of spite, against just one person, with little benefit in return.

about 4 months ago

Turning the Tables On "Phone Tech Support" Scammers

WormholeFiend Re:Rife in the UK (210 comments)

"Hi, we've detected a virus on your machine etc etc"

"How do you know?"

"We have a file about you and your computer."

"Yea? What's my name?"


about 5 months ago

News Aggregator Fark Adds Misogyny Ban

WormholeFiend The toothpaste (748 comments)

has left the building

about 5 months ago

DARPA Contemplates Vast Ocean Network

WormholeFiend Re:Underwater cities (12 comments)

The biggest oil platform, Hibernia, can only accomodate 185 people.

about 6 months ago

Big Bang Actors To Earn $1M Per Episode

WormholeFiend How much (442 comments)

are the laughing people getting paid?

about 6 months ago

Countries Don't Own Their Internet Domains, ICANN Says

WormholeFiend One thing they could seize (113 comments)

is those countries series of tubes, and install valves on them and charge for the flow.

In other words, they could put a toll on the internet superhighway, so that each time a big truck enters that country, there's a price to be paid.

about 6 months ago

Black Holes Not Black After All, Theorize Physicists

WormholeFiend If not black... (227 comments)

following the convention for naming stars that are not dense enough to ignite "brown dwarfs", we could name these new, less dense, singularities... "brown holes".

about 6 months ago

The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You a Terrorist

WormholeFiend I think this is only going to end (242 comments)

when everyone is on the list.

The probable good news is that, given the incredible computing power at play, this should not take a very long time, since the reasonable suspicion criterion make it easy to add names.

about 6 months ago



The Javabot - a walk-in coffee machine

WormholeFiend WormholeFiend writes  |  more than 6 years ago

WormholeFiend (674934) writes "The Javabot is the coffee machine of the future — completely next generation. It is the fully-automated system that runs the Roasting Plant Coffee Company in New York and its design is illustrative of what can be achieved using new thinking and methodologies to something that was previously regarded as a black art.

The system is part of the experience because the coffee system runs throughout the shop — it's the first walk-in coffee machine in effect, and customers sit there and watch as their coffee beans rush past in pneumatic tubes, as they move from storage bins to staging, roasting station, grinding and a brewing machine where they are dispensed with the repeatable accuracy of a purpose-built machine. Customers can choose from any blend of seven different beans and every aspect of the process is controlled."

Link to Original Source

WormholeFiend WormholeFiend writes  |  more than 8 years ago

WormholeFiend writes "Mechanical Engineering Magazine has an article about the challenges of trying to break speed and distance records using human powered vehicles. According to Fast Freddy Markham "we're about tapped out on development", but that doesn't stop geeks like Matt Weaver and Greg Kolodziejzyk to keep trying, using wind tunnel software, and electronic gadgets to achieve laminar flow."


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