food has a huge government input. The Farm bill is one of the largest pieces of legislation financially. A large reason food is cheap, is that the government provides incentive to supply food at a slight overage and maintains returns to the farmers by artificially inflating markets. I was with you until the last sentence.
There is good reason to believe that sweet testing things cause insulin production, especially because certain items, especially sugars start making it into your blood stream prior to ingestion. This is the believed source of the diet coke makes you fat syndrome. It causes insulin response because of sweetness, gating existing blood sugar into cells for storage. Lowering blood sugar which needs to be replaced making you eat, eat sooner, eat more often, eat energy dense foods. If they are ONLY testing blood sugar response on diabetics, you may find that it DOESN'T affect blood sugar, because they are diabetic. Where this makes a world of difference is in pre-diabetics. Those that already have too much stored in their body, but have either yet to max out, or that the insulin production in their body hasn't already been damaged.
Ok... Pure speculation, but what I would do if I was designing an anti-terrorist plan.
Imagine you have immediate access to all cell phone activity in the country. There are reported reasons to believe that this is true...
ASAP prepaid cellphone lockout in the area, and possibly nationwide or just rich target areas.
Almost immediately thereafter cellphone number of the triggers and what phone called them. (This can be done by simply looking at calls that weren't answered at the right time and right location),
Tracking of location of calling phone, to within a cell tower.
Time tracking of triggered phones and calling phone, within a relatively short period of time. Proximity (time/location) to any other preferably pre-paid phones, this will give an indication to additional devices.
Transmit to authorities continual location of calling phone.
Full time tracking of triggered phones. To give location of origin of bomb making, number of devices, time of plot, testing of devices.
Take down of bomb making site.
Additional features I am sure.
All within hours, max. I am sure that this would have been scripted for almost immediate action. Who knows what the constitutional implications are.
won't load pornmd.com with specially formatted pages and videos for the iPhone. This is a stupid story...
Ok, first, why do you need to do this? Space is pretty darn cheap, and this seems like a tremendous waste of time and energy to save tens of dollars. But more importantly, I find I need TONS less space now that I just depend on the Internet to keep all of my porn and to stream it.
Only if it improved battery life by 10x...
I have wanted a convertible (which this is close to), that allowed typing when appropriate, but the interface was sensitive to the fact I am touching the screen or using a stylus. The previous windows versions just didn't work because everything was upper left centric. Which means if your right handed you simply obscured the screen. And interaction with the pen didn't let you interact with the document. PLEASE or PLEASE have fixed this. I am currently apple centric, but I am not a fanboy, I live where the implementation best matches what I want. I am totally willing for windows to have this correct. I am encouraged, so far if value was number one on my list, they are getting much closer, and it will be important. But if they can just tear down a few walls in usability and design...
I was RIGHT!
Smart Glass. This is a bit different than a phone. Just like they make Keyboards, Mice and Joysticks. This is primarily for the smart glass living room marketplace, and they are going to explore ideas that are best for that space and application, as well as all the other cool stuff you can do with a tablet.
They are not trying to be Apple, but more like Google. They are not attempting to make a play like Xbox, but rather a massive infrastructure play. RIM provided an interesting value proposition at the time. They would send somebody to install a thing in your server room that let the mail work on the phone. This was HUGE. Microsoft is attempting to not require RIM by making their mail servers aware that they are talking to a phone. And that they will be first class with Hotmail, and possible with Yahoo. And Gmail may well limp and work as well.
I think it will come down to the Windows environment and the ITunes environment. This race will become much closer over time. Apple found a huge wedge with iPod, in establishing the iTunes environment on top of a compelling UI and continual Internet Access and compelling and good enough environment to develop for. There was simply nothing else like it.
Android is simply too lasses faire and requires too much learning for your non-geek and simply doesn't "work" yet.
Windows phone definitely appears to match the compelling features of the Apple environment and will become easily a major player in the market place. Personally, they are very close. I love the 900, but I am going to live off contract for awhile while I get the last few drops of functionality out my 4. What happens next, I don't know. But I definitely do not think that Microsoft needs to spend resources buying a handset manufacturer.
Create and propagate information that helps people to create and ship the software...
Everything else is details on this. I was the senior software tester for multiple projects. I got paid more than most everyone else, because I owned the above. I helped and did everything, and spent as little time as possible, NOT doing anything else.
However, most people spent tons and tons of time NOT doing the above. The created very little new and useful information, and propagated very little. The company would make up for this by hiring LOTS of people, to try and create more information. Lots of time, people were given my stuff, in an attempt to expand on it.
Personally, I spent a very small fraction of my time on regression testing. A little more on verification. But most of my time creating and propagating information.
I would spend time creating models and predictions, and watching carefully what would happen. I would look at errors, user expectations, standards, behaviors and functionality. And barf stuff out as quickly as possible. And some percentage of time was coming up with larger and better explanations.
I was never done, and I never could work enough to find them all, and I was never satisfied. There was always rich veins of information to be uncovered and passed on.
At some point it shipped anyways...
Sometimes I was there for the next version, sometimes I did other things.
My personal satisfaction, was knowing that I had a substantial impact on what shipped. And that it was better for me being there.
You want to do someone in, and have access to their computer, a USB program that creates an encrypted partition would be enough to do one in. Proving one's innocence would probably be near impossible.
They say more than they remember...
My theory maximum speed would be 2C. This would allow contemporaneous or slower information exchange at distance without causality paradox (you never get there faster than "now", and you wouldn't be able to pass information previous to now, and you couldn't pass the others information back in time as well). But it does mean that you would have wicked low latency between like here and say mars when playing doom. Or even from other stars... (you both have to invent the same device, and then be able to communicate and understand each other).
You also have this very interesting possibility of neutrinos packed with information all hitting the big bang at the same time. Possibly CAUSING the big bang. I am hoping!
This individual is an extreme outlier. That you would want us to have some sort of educational bureaucracy to solve the educational issues of one, is bizarre on face. It is even bizarre to be asking here, other than what do the masses think of educating such an outlier.
The fact is, that there already is an infrastructure out there of sorts. People that are used to dealing with outliers, both in their problems, their needs, and their successes. It is known that outliers like this, present their best work before the age of 25 when the shackles of wisdom start holding back the innovations of youth, innocence and ignorance of failure, and why it shouldn't be.
There is the davidson institute in Arizona I believe, but there are plenty of colleges and universities that can deal with this as well. But certainly, this isn't really an issue of the educational "system". Which needs to cover the bell curve, and not the tiny edges way out there.
And you should own a copy of Real Genius. Seriously. Really. This movie actually is genius in its understanding of young genius, and those that want to leverage it, and the social issues that come from being outside all social groups, and the success that comes in the end, even in spite of, and maybe because of genius.