Comment FDA (Score 1) 123

Why spend $2 billion on FDA approval when you can make more money selling twigs and leaf extract from a random shrub growing next to a toilet in the Amazon? If you donâ(TM)t feel like going to Brazil, a plant near a port-a-potty at the online shopping company Amazonâ(TM)s warehouse will do.
Big organic and big nutraceutical companies make far more profit than any pharmaceutical and do zero peer reviewed research.

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Comment Re:Below the limit for humans, perhaps.... (Score 3, Interesting) 103

Not so much below the limit that is safe for the bees, hmm?

Given that the bees didn't die and they were able to carry out their primary mission (bring food back to the hive) I'd say their exposure was below acceptable limits.

Odd that they didn't look for other pesticide classifications like organophosphates, carbamates, pyretheroids, abamectins, etc. No, wait, it's not because they flat out kill bees with very minimal exposure. Neonics are one of the few things they can actually tolerate. Hell, cyantraniliprole, a fairly new chemical in the ryanoid class that was brought to market specifically to supplant neonics when they got the "bee killer" label flat out kills bees and hornets if you apply when they're around. I've used it for that. On purpose. The stuff we're supposed to use instead of neonics friggen kills bees. Nobody's surprised by that because it's still an insecticide and bees are insects, but it's not a "neonic" so nobody is going to ask if you use it.

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Comment Observe and act locally (Score 5, Interesting) 103

Hi, I'm not often posting but I have an anecdote. About three years ago I bought a house. First two years, no honeybees. This year we had them. Wowsa, great!! When I was young (40 yrs ago) honeybees were all around but haven't seen them for 20+ years.

Can I say what is different? Not sure. We are completely organic, but use horticultural oil for hemlock woolly adelgids & hemlock scale, not currently using but did/might future use spinosad for winter moth and gypsy moth. The exotic (asian, european) insects are very aggressive on native (north american) trees. Often defoliation is complete, no leaves left uneaten. It is hard to judge whether mild pesticides (horticultural oil, spinosad) to save the trees are better or worse than refraint for their (small, but non-zero) effect on honeybees.

Neonicotinoids seem to be a problem and restricting those has a high level of support. Let's start with removing those, and see where we go.

Submission + - SPAM: How Much Can Watching Hockey Stress Your Heart?

An anonymous reader writes: Sporting events often leave people on the edge of their seats, but what does all that excitement do to their hearts? A new study suggests that both the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat can have a substantial effect on the cardiovascular system. Investigators took the pulse of fans during a hockey game and found that on average, their heart rate increased by 75% when watching on TV, and by a whopping 110% (more than doubled, equivalent to the cardiac stress with vigorous exercise) when watching in person. Their findings, along with an accompanying editorial, are published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology.
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Comment Re:Good for Netflix (Score 1) 277

Is this what Netflix wants, or what the content owners demand?

This would've been a legitimate question five years ago, but not so much any more. Netflix keeps shedding its third-party content in favor of its own, self-produced crap - so "Netflix" and "content owners" are now largely one and the same.

Comment Dosage (Score 2) 103

Dosage matters, unless you are a nutcase like Alex Jones who thinks one atom of aluminum (the most abundant metal on the Earthâ(TM)s surface) will instantly guaranteed give you autism. Itâ(TM)s better to have pesticides and cheaper more plentiful food than famines and global catastrophic starvation and possible extinction via war.

Comment VROC Scam (Score 1) 137

As long as Intel continues to try and push the VROC scam, I know I'll be taking my business to AMD.

AMD also now offers RAID-0 for NVMe, with similar performance - and without the extra cost of a (still non-existant) "upgrade key".

Even better, M.2 sockets on X399 motherboards are running CPU lanes, where X299 motherboard-mounted M.2s are DMI and actually require an add-on card for full performance.

Submission + - Why Senior Apartments (agecare.ca)

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Comment Uber = Evil (Score 1) 91

The more I learn about Uber, the more obvious it becomes that they're a shit-filled cesspool without a shred of ethics or morality.

I was already pretty down on them, but this firmly cements my resolve to never EVER use them and to bad mouth them at every possible opportunity. Shitbags with a logo, that's all they are.

Comment Re:Why? (Score 1) 60

Apparently you've never done computer support work.

I've actually done a lot of support work, as I expect most of us have, which is why I said it was closer to home for us. We are all painfully aware that other people are ignorant about computers and technology and like to show it, but we don't usually join them.

Comment Re:MS Psychology [Re:Nobody Likes Our Browser?] (Score 1) 127

That used to be true, but at some point the rules were significantly relaxed, and now you can get fantastic apps like this one:

Pythonista on the App Store

It's pretty great - you can even get GLSL code into the graphics card. I've no affiliation with it, and it's not free, but it was really worth the money.

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Today we're marking Slashdot's 20th birthday. 20 years is a long time on the internet. Many websites have come and gone over that time, and many that stuck around haven't had any interest in preserving their older content. Fortunately, as Slashdot approaches its 163,000th story, we've managed to keep track of almost all our old postings - all but the first 2^10, or so. In addition to that, we've held onto user comments, the lifeblood of the site, from 1999 onward. As we celebrate Slashdot's 20th anniversary this month, we thought we'd take a moment to highlight a few of the notable or interesting stories and discussions that have happened here in the past decade and a half. This is part of our 20-year anniversary celebration, and we've set up a page to coordinate user meet-ups. We'll be continuing to run some special pieces throughout the month, so keep an eye out for those.

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Comment Re:The only thing they need to do to win (Score 4, Interesting) 88

Amazon Logistics has been by far the worst carrier experience I have ever had. I mean bar none. Packages not getting delivered, packages arriving days late, delivery attempts to a business 3-4 hours after closing, etc. Claims of making delivery attempts to my business multiple times in a day which has a receptionist at the front desk all day during business hours.

I did eventually get these issues fixed with Amazon after a string of complaints and them de-prioritizing Amazon Logistics on my account. But it's far from a unique experience. The official Amazon forums are flooded with complaints that go back over a year.

The whole thing about using Amazon and Prime is that you know whatever you buy will be there in two days, hassle free, no issue with returns, etc. But that two day thing is key. If the delivery network is crappy it'll kill Amazon's business. They really need to get that sorted out before they start trying to sell the service to other companies.

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Comment Re:For one simple reason... (Score 2) 186

I suspect Blu-ray playback quality is higher than HD streaming.

Blu-ray is much better quality than HD streaming. In order to fit all those bits in the internet pipes, they need to be highly compressed. Blu-ray is (supposed to be) compressed losslessly, and the HDMI interface has plenty of bandwidth for all those ones and zeros.

I have streamed many movies from different services, and watched plenty of movies on Blu-ray. Streaming is great because it is convenient, but ranges from acceptable to "blurrier than DVD" with HD content. I still buy or rent Blu-rays and actually use them because the quality is significantly better.

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Comment Re:Looking at it wrong (Score 1) 123

Shows great wellbeing to the financial survival of big pharma.

Well "big pharma" makes medicine to make money, if they don't make money then they can't make things like antibiotics that save lives, or common cold medicine that make us feel better and more productive.

If there is a problem with the medicines we get in the USA its from the FDA. The FDA refuses to allow many many drugs to enter the market because they haven't proven effectiveness. Well, it's impossible to prove effectiveness unless allowed to test the drugs on real and actual people. Sure, we're going to have a lot of drugs that don't work, and the drug companies will make a profit on them. That's because the people that develop the drugs cannot simply work for free. These people need to get paid, and show a profit, or they go do something else. Something else as not develop the next life saving drug.

Another part of the problem is we've already solved the big problems, what's left are the increasingly rare diseases. The R&D costs are then spread on fewer and fewer patients. That means pills that cost $100 each, before the FDA, insurance companies, and so on all get a cut.

The people in "big pharma" aren't evil for making a profit, any more than you are evil for getting paid for whatever you do to pay your bills.

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An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: About three quarters of all honey worldwide is contaminated with pesticides known to harm bees, according to a new study. Though the pesticide levels were below the limit deemed safe for human consumption, there was still enough insecticide in there to harm pollinators. The finding suggests that, as one of the study authors said, "there's almost no safe place for a bee to exist." Scientists analyzed 198 honey samples from all continents, except Antarctica, for five types of pesticides called neonicotinoids, which are known to harm bees. They found at least one of the five compounds in most samples, with the highest contamination in North America, Asia, and Europe. The results are published today in the journal Science.

To get a better sense of just how widespread neonic contamination is, Mitchell and his colleagues analyzed 198 worldwide honey samples collected as a citizen science project between 2012 and 2016. They found that 75 percent of honey contained at least one of the five tested neonics, and 45 percent of samples had two or more. Honey from North America, Asia, and Europe was most contaminated, while the lowest contamination was in South America. Neonic concentrations were relatively low: on average, 1.8 nanograms per gram in contaminated honey -- below the limits set as safe for people by the EU.

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