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Comment Re:Free time (Score 1) 148

It's not that my free time is worth more to me, it's that I NEED that free time to ensure that I stay very good at and thus keep my first job. I get 5 hours of R&R every evening, double that on the weekend, and about 8 hrs of sleep daily. If I didn't have both the R&R and sleep, I'd suck a lot more at my job. It's not a dream job, but it's a good paying, stable job, that doesn't suck too much.
Good on everyone who shoots for more, but don't come bitching when it bites you in the ass.

Comment Re:Current faux-meat substitues (Score 2) 351

Is there any reason they can't make it fatty and on the bone?
I assume if it's lab-grown, it sill needs nutrients. Still needs a circulatory system of a sorts, nervous system to twitch and build muscle, etc. Might as well grow a tube of muscle on a bone with marrow in it, and hook all that shit up. You can control the texture, the fat content, marbling, etc. That's where I see this being amazing.
If every cut was essentially the "perfect cut", how awesome would that be? I've had good meat, and I've had plenty of bad meat. All the marbling on one end, nothing on the other. Bits of gristle in it. If I could get a perfect cut every time for the same or less than I pay now, I'd happily take that. If they can pull that off, they change the world.

Comment Re:Heck yes, (Score 1) 351

No antibiotics, no inhumane treatment, the exact texture, fat content, and taste that I want? Sign me the fuck up.
No more gristle, no more lopsided fat deposits, no more oddly shaped cuts of meat that cook too fast on one end and too slow on the other. Is it going to be weird and artificial at the start? Yep. But imagine if every cut was the exact same cut. Same cooking method, same timing, and you're done. And fucking eat it ultra-rare if you want, because it won't have pathogens in it!
And it WILL BE FRESH!!! Grow it as you need it. Ramp up in the summer, around holidays, and ramp down after that. No long train of animals ready for slaughter > slaughter > delivery > not enough sold > put on sale > reprint the expiration date and put on super-sale, etc. Hell, if done right you could even slow down or halt growth. You can't really do that with live animals in factory farms, but you might be able to do that with meat in a lab.

Submission + - 145 Tech Leaders Say 'Trump Would Be A Disaster For Innovation' (cnn.com)

An anonymous reader writes: "We have listened to Donald Trump over the past year and we have concluded: Trump would be a disaster for innovation," wrote 145 technology leaders in an open letter Medium post published Thursday. Some of the leaders are from tech giants like Google, Facebook and Apple, others from small startups, venture capital firms, nonprofits and universities. "We believe in an inclusive country that fosters opportunity, creativity and a level playing field. Donald Trump does not," reads the letter, which was signed by well-known names like Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak, Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield, IAC's Barry Diller, Reddit's Alexis Ohanian and Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales. "His reckless disregard for our legal and political institutions threatens to upend what attracts companies to start and scale in America. He risks distorting markets, reducing exports, and slowing job creation," reads the letter, published by chief marketing officer at Color Genomics and former VP at Twitter Katie Jacobs Stanton. Moreover, Trump has shown "poor judgment and ignorance about how technology works," they wrote, citing his proposal to "shut down" parts of the Internet and the fact that he has revoked reporters' press credentials. "We stand against Donald Trump's divisive candidacy," the letter concludes. "We embrace an optimistic vision for a more inclusive country, where American innovation continues to fuel opportunity, prosperity and leadership."

Submission + - HTML5 vs Flash: Things You Should Know (livecoding.tv)

An anonymous reader writes: Flash is dead, and HTML5 is the new Flash. — Unknown

How many of you agree with the above statement?

Adobe Flash is on the internet longer than HTML5 but its current status doesn’t look flashy at all. Not only big companies such as Apple, and YouTube decided to drop the support of Flash, but new developers are also shifting their focus on HTML5 for building web applications.

Submission + - Court: US government can't make Microsoft reveal cloud data (ap.org)

schwit1 writes: A federal appeals court delivered a victory to U.S. companies housing customer data overseas, ruling Thursday that prosecutors cannot force Microsoft to reveal content from a customer's email account stored in Ireland.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan overturned a lower court order finding the company in civil contempt for not handing over the data.

Microsoft offers storage through its "public cloud," which places data from over 1 billion customers and over 20 million businesses on servers in over 40 countries, the court noted.

The appeals court said Congress passed the Stored Communications Act in 1986 to protect user privacy when new technology causes service providers to store electronic communications for customers. It said Congress expressed concern then that technology developments could erode the privacy interest Americans traditionally enjoyed in records and communications.

"Neither explicitly nor implicitly does the statute envision the application of its warrant provisions overseas," the appeals court said in a decision written by Judge Susan L. Carney. "We see no reason to believe that Congress intended to jettison the centuries of law requiring the issuance and performance of warrants in specified, domestic locations, or to replace the traditional warrant with a novel instrument of international application."

Submission + - Paypal Founder Peter Thiel to Speak at Trump's Republican Convention (nytimes.com)

speedplane writes: The New York Times is reporting that renowned Venture Capitalist, Paypal Founder, and Gawker Litigation Funder, Peter Thiel will be speaking at the Republican National Convention. The original story does not state what Thiel will discuss at the convention, only that he'll be speaking the last day, but there's plenty of speculation.

Submission + - 6 million drivers admit bumping or ramming another vehicle on purpose (scienceblog.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Nearly 80 percent of drivers expressed significant anger, aggression or road rage behind the wheel at least once in the past year, according to a new study released today by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The most alarming findings suggest that approximately eight million U.S. drivers engaged in extreme examples of road rage, including purposefully ramming another vehicle or getting out of the car to confront another driver.

Submission + - Null Island - Land of Lousy Directional Data (wsj.com)

An anonymous reader writes: According to The Wall Street Journal (paywalled), Null Island is one of the world's most visited place for directional data that doesn't exist in real life: "In the world of geographic information systems, the island is an apparition that serves a practical purpose. It lies at “zero-zero,” a mapper’s shorthand for zero degrees latitude and zero degrees longitude. By a programming quirk introduced by developers, those are the default coordinates where Google maps and other digital Global Positioning System applications are directed to send the millions of users who make mistakes in their searches."

Comment Re:Why Drones? (Score 1) 114

Maybe, maybe not. I'm I bet there's more paperwork for permanent structures than temporary balloons. There wouldn't be any rent to pay, for one. And servicing something that is only off the ground temporarily might be easier than having to climb a tower. I could see them using this a few times per year, then once a month, then applying for a yearly pass on "whenever we need to" which the powers that be would happily stamp that because they're getting sick of approving the repeating paperwork for a "temporary" cell structure.
It seems to me to be a way to get permission to stick a "cell tower" up anytime they want, anywhere they want, with less regulation and paperwork, and maybe less cost.

Submission + - It's a federal crime to visit a website after being told not to vis (washingtonpost.com)

Okian Warrior writes: he U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit has handed down a very important decision on the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Facebook v. Vachani which decision is quite troubling. Its reasoning appears to be very broad — it says that if you tell people not to visit your website, and they do it anyway knowing you disapprove, they’re committing a federal crime of accessing your computer without authorization.

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