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Comment: Re:Slashvertisement (Score 1) 254

by ElizabethGreene (#44624593) Attached to: The Cryonics Institute Offers a Chance at Immortality (Video)

Yes, for strawberries your statement is accurate. Conveniently, people (and all mammals) have a significantly more complex circulatory system than a strawberry. Part of the pre-cooling perfusion process is to flood your body with chemicals that reduce this mush-forming problem. Then they use a specific cooling regimen to further reduce ice stressing by moving very slowly through the glass transition temperature.

Even with that, It's not survivable today, and that's where our R&D money goes.

Disclaimer: I am a CI member and future customer.

Comment: Re:Nature's solar panel (Score 1) 242

by ElizabethGreene (#44553051) Attached to: Looking Beyond Corn and Sugarcane For Cost-Effective Biofuels

"So when do solar panels become effective enough to replace growing a plant to harness the sun's energy?"

When they grow on trees.

Plant based ethanol serves two purposes, energy collection and storage. The current cost per kilowatt of solar energy and storage technology isn't in the same order of magnitude vs. ethanol.

Back to the OP, there was a book from the 70's called "Alcohol, it's a gas." A crapton* of this research has already been done. Yeah industry for taking a look at it!

* Not an SI unit.

Comment: Re: Weekly/Monthly Salary (Score 1) 1103

by flacco (#44157949) Attached to: Employers Switching From Payroll Checks To Prepaid Cards With Fees

> nothing is free, handling cash is not free, writing checks is not free, setting up DD for employees not likely to stick around more than a year is not free.

Correct, these are called "costs of doing business" and should be treated as such by the employer, not clawed back from the employee. Auctioning off the employees to the card companies adds insult to injury.

Fuck those employers/slave-traders.

Comment: Re:Loaded language? (Score 1) 374

by ElizabethGreene (#43434203) Attached to: Browser Choice May Affect Your Job Prospects

I had a prospective employer tell me that they round-filed my original resume because I had an aol.com email address. The same resume went through a recruiter that stripped the contact details off. I got the interview and the job.

I thought that a FirstnameLastname@aol.com email address was professionally acceptable. I was wrong. Lesson learned.

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