I'd like to propose a name for this new venture, "Windows Alternative: Nokia + Google Android", or WANGdroid .
Freshly elected Bush, enjoying the support of the his party's majority in Congress, did not bail-out Enron in 2001. Likewise MCI got liquidated in 2006. What made GM and Chrysler different?
GM and Chrysler didn't defaud their owners (the shareholders, i.e. Wall Street).
Both Enron and MCI pumped up their reported earnings and other financial stats through accounting fraud on a staggeringly huge scale, inflating the values of their stocks (and the executive's stock options). The car makers merely lost truckloads of money -- which is bad business but not a crime, although many Americans seem to treat it as such.
Anybody else recall anything of the like?
Dunno, does Goonswarm count?
If you can genetically engineer cancer-killing T-cells, couldn't you just inject those into healthy patients (i.e. all the rest of us) as well, as a sort of immunization, just like you can get vaccination against influenza or tetanus?
The Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-Cell (CAR-T) technique actually requires a new lineage of modified cells to be created for each individual patient, engineered from each person's own immune cells. Unfortunately, this is an expensive and time-consuming task, and scaling to mass-production will be very difficult.
A second problem is that cancers may have differences from normal cells, but the differences are subtle compared to a microbe or virus -- precisely because they are not foreign, they are "us" in a sense, being born from our own normal cells. With exceptions (too few exceptions, unfortunately), there is no "cancer antigen" that marks it as being such. In this case, the patient has a cancer that arises from B-Cells. So what they've done is create a T-cell that ignores the usual proscription against attack the Self, and indiscriminately kills all B-cells (healthy or cancerous), wiping them all out.
Of course, B-cells are what produce Antibodies for us, so afterwards each patient needs a steady supply of IVIG (produced from the Antibodies in donated blood or plasma) to replace the Antibodies they are no longer producing. Still, it beats dying of Leukemia.
i am sorry this is not biochemistry this is made up "science". When ketosis is entered (by depleting ready carbohydrate resources) the body can metabolise fat into ketones (via the liver). The reason this myth persists is because for decades medical researchers couldn't imagine the brain running without glucose, which is a necessary condition of ketosis.
A bit of medical history: Prior to the 1920's or so, ketogenic states were commonly encountered in two medical conditions: Epileptics, and Type I diabetics.
For epileptics, a ketogenic diet was one of the few methods of seizure control available, prior to the invention of anti-epileptics -- the whole goal was to run your brain mostly on ketone bodies. It's still used in some difficult cases, although it takes a great deal of discipline and attention, as the requirements are stricter than what a weight-control ketogenic diet requires.
For the Type I diabetics, a ketogenic diet (with intake set at near-starvation levels) was the only way to keep them alive, prior to the discovery of insulin -- but it could not keep them healthy, as they gradually wasted away and either died in a state of starvation, or in a state of diabetic keto-acidosis. Once mass-produced insulin became available, the skeletal figures of diabetics plumped up, and the ketogenic diet fell by the wayside.
Unfortunately, these two medical uses of the ketogenic diet also meant that the ketogenic state became associated with disease conditions, and thus something to be avoided.
They have patients coming in day in and day out who swear they eat like a bird and they exercise regularly and are still gaining weight. Perhaps 1 in 1000 of these patients have some medical condition; the rest will likely have been eating candy bars in the waiting room, or will constantly snack on "energy bars", or whatever. And they hold bizarre ideas of what sorts of foods "don't count" (like celery... with dip).
Indeed. There have been a number of studies that have sought to compare self-reported caloric intake data to objective measurements of actual values, and under-reporting is rampant:
The historical disparity values for men and women were 281 and 365 kilocalorie-per-day, (95% CI: 299, 264 and 378, 351), respectively. These results are indicative of significant under-reporting. The greatest mean disparity values were 716 kcal/day and 856 kcal/day for obese (i.e., 30 kg/m2) men and women, respectively.
How much electricity does a fossil-fuel vehicle use in a day while sitting, turned off?
I recently had to troubleshoot something like this (turned out the culprit was a flaky switch in the trunk that would leave the trunk light on constantly). For a typical older-model car like mine, the expected current load is generally less than 30mA. A newer model car may be several times that, due to the increased parasitic draw from various built-in devices.
The incandescent bulb in my car's trunk drew several hundred milli-amps, which was enough to drain the battery within a day or two.
That's a wildly disproportionate punishment!
"Kill the Chicken to Scare the Monkey" -- Chinese Saying
The process goes something like: gently push. Doesn't work. wiggle a bit. Still doesn't work. Flip over and try again. Neither of those work either. Then repeat a little bit harder until eventually it goes in or breaks.
Wait, we're still talking about USB ports here, right?
In the second, as in Shaun of the Dead, not everyone who dies becomes a zombie--contact with a zombie beforehand is required. This allows the interesting dynamic of escaping zombification by committing suicide.
Let's just go ahead and say it -- it is unlikely there would be enough people willing to commit suicide to form a fire-break against a zombie disease spread. The "interesting dynamic" of escape for this type of zombification is mass-murder.
If god favors my group, then the other groups are not favored and are therefore inferior and unworthy of my concern.
Charlamagne: "Oh God -- we who fight in your name and in the name of your Son -- ask for victory in combat tomorrow."
Pippin: "Father, is the Visigoth king praying for victory, too?"
Charlamagne: "Oh yes. Old King Aleric is one of the best prayers in the business."
May be they should rename to orz
Happy *IOPS*! I am *squirting happy SATA*!
Why? The reason. Orz have the drives that *dissolve* or burst into several.
*Capitalist friends* have come to Toshiba *playground*.
Why are you coming to this?
Orz are just Orz.
From what I can tell, essentially a bubble burst occurs when prices have become so inflated that people are priced out of buying in. This creates a lack of buyers, causing the sellers to dramatically drop their prices
"Nobody goes there anymore. It's too crowded." -- Yogi Berra
Do a search on STEM postdoc job ads - $50k is considered very generous. No, you won't starve, some people get by on less (though usually in low cost-of-living places rather than the high CoL areas where the better universities typically are). $50k/yr is about $24/hr assuming 40 hr weeks, but that's a ridiculous assumption.
I'll agree with you that 50k is not much for someone with a STEM education. However, most people get by on less, as 50k is in the 56th percentile for incomes in America.
Create a new "Employee rental company" with separate management whose sole purpose in life is to manage all the low-wage employees. For example: "McDonalds Employee Rental company." or "McDonalds Outsourced Customer service and Kitchen Operatins Inc."
If I were the sole manager left who got shuttled off to run the McDonalds Employee Rental Co. (MERC?), I'd find myself pretty unhappy to be the one Executive that had to live with the new wage cap. Time to subcontract to a new McDonalds Employee Rental Rental Company.
Turtles all the way down!