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Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Considering US Presidential Run

tomhath Re:What is her platform? (237 comments)

Maybe try to sell maple syrup for $1000 per ounce?

1 hour ago
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Canada's Ebola Vaccine Nets Millions For Tiny US Biotech Firm

tomhath Authentic? (52 comments)

(authentic ones, not fake ones, of course)

Yea, just like all those authentic copies of Windows XP you could buy on street corners. Just because the box looks the same as the one in the US doesn't mean it's the same.

1 hour ago
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Is Ruby On Rails Losing Steam?

tomhath Re:Python (122 comments)

Every few years someone realizes they can query the database schema and generate CRUD forms. I never understood why Rails became popular, it was the same old approach with the same old inherent shortcomings - mostly that management thinks you have 80% of the application written in a couple of hours, when in fact you have almost nothing with any business value that a database IDE like PhpMyAdmin doesn't give you.

2 hours ago
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Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Considering US Presidential Run

tomhath Re:Can Iowa handle a circus that large? (237 comments)

All of them on both lists have "expressed interest", not much else going on this early besides putting out feelers to potential donors.

3 hours ago
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Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Considering US Presidential Run

tomhath Re:Can Iowa handle a circus that large? (237 comments)

Might be an interesting year.

On the other side we have (listed alphabetically)

Joe Biden
Hillary Clinton
Howard Dean
Luis Gutiérrez
Joe Manchin
Martin O'Malley
Ed Rendell
Bernie Sanders
Brian Schweitzer
Jim Webb

And don't forget Vermin Supreme

I'm pretty sure any of the above could beat Carly

3 hours ago
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Two Google Engineers Say Renewables Can't Cure Climate Change

tomhath 70-20-10 rubric (585 comments)

Their suggestion at the end of the IEEE article is to quit trying to pick winners in energy research. Fund development of known sources, and also fund wild ideas that won't necessarily (but might) lead to a breakthrough. Things like adding ethanol to gasoline and loaning money to politically connected businesses are dead ends.

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NASA Offering Contracts To Encourage Asteroid Mining

tomhath Re:Space Resources (152 comments)

And how does that compare to getting the same amount of rock from Earth? Just because a science fiction writer made up a story about it doesn't make it feasible.

2 days ago
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NASA Offering Contracts To Encourage Asteroid Mining

tomhath Re:Space Resources (152 comments)

The problem is that those resources are in the asteroid's orbit, which isn't useful to any mission other than one going to the asteroid. And putting it into a different orbit would be much more difficult than an Earth launch.

2 days ago
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NASA Offering Contracts To Encourage Asteroid Mining

tomhath Light on details (152 comments)

TFA in the summary doesn't have any useful information and no additional links. The only thing I can find on NASA's website is an announcement back in June that eighteen studies were funded. Has something happened recently?

2 days ago
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Cops 101: NYC High School Teaches How To Behave During Stop-and-Frisk

tomhath Re:Wouldn't time be better spent... (474 comments)

Their first concern is to not get shot in the head. Teaching kids that they need to obey lawful orders and recognize unlawful ones is the right approach. If your rights are violated you deal with it later, not when a nervous person holding a gun is telling you what to do.

2 days ago
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How the World's Agricultural Boom Has Changed CO2 Cycles

tomhath Re:Awesome! (181 comments)

Better to generate biofuel from the inedible waste plant material.

That was the goal, but it didn't work out because the processes to generate that biofuel efficiently don't exist. It can be done on a small scale but not in quantities that matter.

2 days ago
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Doubling Saturated Fat In Diet Does Not Increase It In Blood

tomhath What about eggs... (249 comments)

Are they good or bad this week? I keep losing track.

3 days ago
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Culberson As Chair of NASA Fundng Subcommittee Makes Europa Mission More Likely

tomhath Re:Republicans are good for NASA (57 comments)

Ignoring your nonsense statements about what Republicans think or know, bringing pork home is practiced by both parties. And Democrats have as many, if not more big campaign contributors.

4 days ago
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Aereo Files For Bankruptcy

tomhath Re:The real ripoff here (137 comments)

That link makes it clear that the redistributer has to pay a royalty fee.

...a total royalty fee payable to copyright owners pursuant to paragraph (3) for the period covered by the statement...

4 days ago
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Culberson As Chair of NASA Fundng Subcommittee Makes Europa Mission More Likely

tomhath Texas representative? (57 comments)

Culberson's enthusiasm for space exploration goes far beyond what would be expected from a Texas representative

Okay submitter, what do you expect from a Texas representative?

5 days ago

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Executive order will require antimicrobial stewardship

tomhath tomhath writes  |  about 2 months ago

tomhath (637240) writes "An Executive Order signed recently will require most health care providers in the US to have antimicrobial stewardship programs.

The Federal Government will work domestically and internationally to detect, prevent, and control illness and death related to antibiotic-resistant infections by implementing measures that reduce the emergence and spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and help ensure the continued availability of effective therapeutics for the treatment of bacterial infections.

In addition, the order will restrict the use of antibiotics in livestock.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in HHS, in coordination with the Department of Agriculture (USDA), shall continue taking steps to eliminate the use of medically important classes of antibiotics for growth promotion purposes in food-producing animals.

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Psychologist's study finds the old adage "Happy Wife, Happy Life" is true

tomhath tomhath writes  |  about 2 months ago

tomhath (637240) writes ""When men felt willing to express their anger or frustration, women took that as a sign that their partners were investing in the relationship, the study found. For most women studied, this translated into a sense of security or happiness for the women.

Men, by contrast, commonly expressed more fulfillment after their female partners expressed to them that they were fulfilled and satisfied in their relationships.

While the study, published in the Journal of Family Psychology, ultimately found that happiness stems from a willingness to try and understand whatever emotion one’s partner is feeling, men tend to disengage when negatively aroused, while women tend to engage and want to discuss the problem.""

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CEO out for blood patents idea, starts billion dollar company

tomhath tomhath writes  |  about 5 months ago

tomhath (637240) writes ""Holmes had then just spent the summer working in a lab at the Genome Institute in Singapore, a post she had been able to fill thanks to having learned Mandarin in her spare hours as a Houston teenager. Upon returning to Palo Alto, she showed Robertson a patent application she had just written. As a freshman, Holmes had taken Robertson’s seminar on advanced drug-delivery devices–things like patches, pills, and even a contact-lens-like film that secreted glaucoma medication–but now she had invented one the likes of which Robertson had never conceived. ""
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Girls' Brains Really Are Different From Boys' Brains

tomhath tomhath writes  |  about 6 months ago

tomhath (637240) writes "Portions of the brain develop differently during puberty..

By the end of adolescence, females had significantly higher Cerebral Blood Flow than males, and this difference was most prominent in areas of the brain involved in social behaviors and emotion regulation, such as the orbitofrontal cortex. The findings give clues to sex-specific susceptibilities to certain psychiatric disorders, such as depression, anxiety and schizophrenia."

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Cold weather, common infections linked to stroke and brain function decline

tomhath tomhath writes  |  about 9 months ago

tomhath (637240) writes "Cold weather and some common infections are suspected of causing unexpected health problems such as stroke, heart disease, Alzheimer's, and decreased mental performance:

The results showed links between antibody levels caused by exposure to common infections and worsening cognitive performance in functions like memory, planning and reasoning ability, speed of mental processing and abstract thinking.

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Berkely Lab makes artificial muscle from Vanadium dioxide

tomhath tomhath writes  |  about a year ago

tomhath (637240) writes "Researchers find they can construct tiny muscles by using unique characteristics of vanadium dioxide as it changes phase. They also restrain themselves from making jokes about robots that look like nerds."
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Supreme Court to decide if Monsanto GMO patents are valid

tomhath tomhath writes  |  more than 2 years ago

tomhath (637240) writes "The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear an Indiana farmer's appeal that challenges the scope of Monsanto Co.'s patent rights on its Roundup Ready seeds.

Mr. Bowman bought and planted "commodity seeds" from a grain elevator. Those soybean seeds were a mix and included some that contained Monsanto's technology.

The Supreme Court agreed to hear the case over the objections of the Obama administration, which had urged the justices to leave the lower court rulings in place."

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New Official Worlds Hottest Temperature

tomhath tomhath writes  |  more than 2 years ago

tomhath (637240) writes "After an in-depth investigation by a team of meteorologists working for the World Meteorological Organization, the official hottest temperature ever recorded (134 F or 56.7 C) has been declared to have occurred in Death Valley...in 1913. The previous record (136.4 F or 58 C) that was recorded in Libya in 1922 was found to be erroneous."
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Recent warming of Antarctica "unusual but not unprecedented"

tomhath tomhath writes  |  more than 2 years ago

tomhath (637240) writes "Ice core study concludes that climate change and associated melting of ice in Antarctica is more the norm than the exception, including rapid warming cycles as we appear to be in today.

Study concludes: Although warming of the northeastern Antarctic Peninsula began around 600 years ago, the high rate of warming over the past century is unusual (but not unprecedented) in the context of natural climate variability over the past two millennia. The connection shown here between past temperature and ice-shelf stability suggests that warming for several centuries rendered ice shelves on the northeastern Antarctic Peninsula vulnerable to collapse."

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Quantum network achieved

tomhath tomhath writes  |  more than 2 years ago

tomhath (637240) writes "

Quantum connectivity between nodes is achieved in the conceptually most fundamental way—by the coherent exchange of a single photon. We demonstrate the faithful transfer of an atomic quantum state and the creation of entanglement between two identical nodes in separate laboratories.

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