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Post by Amigoo » Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:18 pm

Re: https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/201 ... n-business

"FaZe Jarvis has been permanently banned from "Fortnite" after the game's creator, Epic Games,
discovered that he had been using a hacking method to cheat in the game."

:idea: On the other hand ... a gamer's mindset is one of using technology - all technology - to play the game.
In this venue, "cheating" is arbitrary definition, mandating fines or community service - not banishment! :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:12 pm

Re:https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... hools.html

"Italy will become the first country to make studying climate change compulsory in schools"

:cheers: A great way to get more people involved and to fully discover the MANY factors affecting climate ...
as well as the necessity of integrating solutions that do not collapse economies because of cost, etc.

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:26 pm

Re: http://news.trust.org/item/20191106063148-co2y1

"Solein is made by putting microbes into a liquid and feeding them small bubbles of hydrogen and carbon dioxide, a process similar to making beer or wine, apart from the lack of grapes or grains. As the liquid thickens, it is dried into a very fine powder which is about 65% protein and tastes much like wheat flour."

:scratch: Seems to me (despite so much media attention to faux meat) ...

The human body was engineered (several MYA ; - ) to extract amino acids from foods and recombine them - as needed - into its daily protein; several decades have now passed where quality research supports the reality of this "engineering". :roll: Whatever we consume as "protein" is still converted to amino acids before they're recombined - as needed - by the body. ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:44 pm

More about amino acids ...

Re: https://www.nestandglow.com/life/complete-protein-vegan

"The good news is modern studies have debunked the thinking that every meal needs to contain all EEA and concluded there are no concerns over amino acids in a plant based diet. All whole foods contain amino acids - as long as you eat a wide variety of minimally processed whole foods over a day then you need not worry about amino acids or complete proteins."

:sunflower: While faux meat may be a substitute for meat, it's not a good substitute for plant based foods ...
and faux meat is more expensive than meat. Why consume faux meats? Ask the investors. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:21 pm

Re: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news ... re-clothes

"Jane Fonda to fight climate change by ‘not buying any more clothes ... it gives me a lot of free time.' "

:idea: I tried this with work shoes (at home), but had to replace my worn-out shoes when I ran out of Gorilla tape
(excellent wear for one season of yard work). But the time required to properly clean then tape the shoes
was about the same time required to buy a pair. :(

For some clothes, underwear, and socks, cloth medical tape works well!
... then there are safety pins, clothing glue, and needle & thread.
Tip: Use colored marker to blend taped holes with the fabric. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:48 pm

Re: https://www.latimes.com/business/story/ ... s-truckers

"As L.A. ports automate, some workers are cheering on the robots"

:idea: Interesting discussion about container port operations and truckers
who pick up the containers for shipping to other parts of the country ...
but automation will be the winner with loss of those jobs. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:48 pm

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/world/new-zeala ... eism-viral

"'Boomer' is the N-word of ageism,' the 60-year-old wrote Sunday. 'Being hip and flip
does not make bigotry OK, nor is a derisive epithet acceptable because it is new.'"

:scratch: Who knew :?: :!:
that "ageism" was an epithet category of words (re: "Boomer").
... and yet "grandpa" and "grandma" are not age-related :?:
(maybe by context, "OK grandma" would be an epithet) :roll:

:idea: Amongst friends and family, epithets are "colorful language"
with no bigotry intent, but not in public ... apparently. :o

Then logically, "OK" itself is an epithet because it communicates
that the recipient is not worthy of the longer "alright, that's fine". ;)
This trend hints that an AI interpreter will soon be required
to communicate without the slightest offense. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:35 pm

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... nside.html

"South Carolina man, 24, shocked to discover three bags of WEED instead of 'extra lemons'
in his sweet tea that he ordered from McDonald's - leaving him 'high as a kite'"

"I have never had weed a day in my life, so immediately after I started drinking it,
I started to feel weird and it didn't taste like something I recognized'"

:idea: Intriguing story since you pay when you receive your food ...
and those 'extra lemons' must have cost a bit more than tea :!:

And consumed weed usually doesn't cause a quick high like smoked weed. ;)
However, the "10-piece chicken McNugget and a double cheeseburger" order
sounds like post-high munchies ... but was ordered before tea was served. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:49 pm

Re: https://apnews.com/41783bb8c74a49a690c160d0b958109a

"Sandra is legally not an animal but a non-human person, thus entitled
to some legal rights enjoyed by people, and better living conditions."

:idea: Fascinating! ...
since other creatures might be entitled to "non-human person" status.
Certainly, many pet owners would claim that their pets are "persons",
especially since some of these share beds with humans ...
and eat at the same table. :roll:

:o Some robots might gain non-human person status,
but robots can be programmed to be whatever. ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:59 am

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/travel/auschwit ... duck-photo

"The concept of taking rubber ducky photos at various destinations is adorable and sweet,
but clearly ... this was highly inappropriate and insensitive"

:idea: The common "signature" of this person's travel photos should defuse criticism,
but not all who view these photos are familiar with that creative "signature", ...
therefor some ducky photos need be shared privately (even if online). ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:53 pm

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... -wing.html

"Pete Buttigieg was snapped eating a cinnamon roll like a chicken wing this week -
and horrified Twitter users have, unsurprisingly, blown up about it" :shock:

:idea: This appears to be the popular method of nibblin' at the cinnamon insides
of these rolls to avoid the excessive gooey sweetness on the outside. ;)

Many of us have "Been there! Done that!"
... but still eat the rest eventually. :roll:
Harmless Cinnamania :!:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:47 am

Re: https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/ecli ... index.html

"'We start with a blend of very common plants and then we process them through the same machines that run dairy"
"We put them in vat pasteurizers, through homogenizers, heat exchangers and chilled holding tanks. Essentially, we're basically making our plant-based dairy from the things that cows eat instead of from the cows themselves.'"

"made from a mix of ancient corn, potato, cassava, oats, canola oil, cane sugar and water"

:idea: Since milk is for baby cows, a good test would be if baby cows like this faux milk. :finger:
However, what goes into the processing is not even faux milk, but what comes out
appears to have been made with faux milk. Laboratory magic! :shock:

:!: :!: Entrepreneur Alert
The next best seller will be the book that begins
"Once upon a time there was real food ..." :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:00 am

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... -wing.html
and https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/pete ... namon-roll

Good picture of the thick icing on Buttigieg's cinnamon roll.

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:17 pm

Re: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3792945/posts

"Seattle Schools Propose To Teach That Math Education Is Racist" :o

"would anyone understand geometry any better if they knew that Pythagoras may have been a vegetarian,
or that he may have practiced mysticism?"

:idea: Re: http://aitnaru.org/images/Quinale!.pdf
So that's how 'V' (from circle-squaring right triangle) relates to "Vegetarian" ...
and why Pythagoras is "all over" this geometry of "Impossible" Quadrature! :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:02 pm

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... pless.html

"The court found it legal for women to appear topless anywhere it was legal for a man to be topless."

:idea: The court's argument is like comparing apples to oranges (or bananas), :roll:
since men cannot nurse babies at their breasts.

"Woman are equal, we should be able to do what a man can do and that's it."

... and this may be why transgender surgery has such public support. :o

:idea: On the other hand, anatomy of men and women is hardly a secret now
(to any age group), so laws about obscenity in public should refer less to
natural appearance and more to actual or symbolic sexual activity. :oops:

Perhaps, lighten the laws so that a crime is committed only if a verbal warning
by a local offical (or public sign) to "cover up" is ignored. Good opportunity
for volunteer Parts Patrols (PP) to keep the neighborhoods "decent". ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:47 am

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... llion.html

"A discounting mistake on burger deals cost one of the U.S.'s biggest Burger King franchisees more than $12 million"

"Carrols Restaurant Group (operates 1,032 Burger King restaurants) says they mistakenly gave customers a double discount. The discounting error resulted in a revenue reduction of $12.4 million for the franchisee in the first nine months of this year and a net loss of $8.2 million."

"The customers were supposed to be charged normal prices for fries and drinks but were instead given them for lower value meal costs.
It caused the restaurants to lose roughly $1.50 on every sale."

:duh The burger franchise business (selling real meat) must be complicated if it takes 9 months to catch a "non-accounting mistake".
Maybe the year's poor tally finally convinced corporate HQ to redefine the discount as a "mistake". :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:56 pm

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/health/toddler- ... le-steamer ,
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... e-son.html

"Mother is strangled by her food processor when her scarf gets caught in it
while she made a cake with her 15-year-old son in France"

"The teenager, who was reportedly 'panicked', called emergency services
and was told to unplug the device and cut his mother's scarf."

:idea: Important warnings that even small appliances can be dangerous ...
and to be careful of clothing that could be grabbed, catch fire, etc. :!:

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Post by Amigoo » Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:24 pm

Re: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/201 ... 008346002/

"No more fire in the kitchen: Cities are banning natural gas in homes to save the planet"

:o Who knew :?: :!: Continuing planetary evolution:
We're going from caveman's "Fire good!" to modern "Fire bad!" :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:40 pm

Re: https://mymodernmet.com/christina-hunge ... lking-dog/

"In one video, Hunger told Stella that it was time to lay down, but Stella responded with the word 'water.' When her human went to her dish, it turns out that it did need to be refilled. After Stella drank the water, Hunger again tried to get her to go to bed. Stella countered with 'toy ball want' to communicate that she wanted her Kong toy—something that is always in her bed with her. Once the Kong was found, Stella showed her gratitude by saying 'all done happy!' "

:bana: Did you know? ...
These single word buttons are quite similar in function to Chinese (single word) characters. ;)

See also: https://thesmartcanine.com/chinese-dog-breeds/

"Historical evidence has pointed out that it was in the Middle Kingdom that domestication of dogs was first appeared. This can be traced as far back as 15,000 years ago, where scientists have identified maximum genetic variation. There was also a time in Chinese history when certain breeds were patronized by the rich and elite.

Unlike the yesteryears, people in China have grown to love dogs. Now it’s common for a Chinese family to have a pet dog, despite stringent government regulations."

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Post by Amigoo » Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:55 pm

Re: https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/11/tech/spa ... index.html

"The company has permission from regulators to launch more than 10,000 Starlink satellites
and it recently requested permission to add as many as 30,000 to that number."

:scratch: Who knew :?: :!: ... that man could create his own electronic asteroid belt around the planet ...
and that future travel past (through) this belt will require similar electronic guidance. :finger:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:40 pm

"... then, put on some trash" :?
Staff instructions for Popeye's Chicken Sandwich :?:

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... H-CAN.html

"Horrifying photos show Popeyes workers making their infamous chicken sandwiches on top of a TRASH CAN"

:idea: Food safety is relatively controlled since can is covered and workers wear gloves.
Besides, how do we know that the can was not cleaned before being used as a table :?:

:shock: ... but I was a bit unsettled, one day decades ago in a middle class South Florida neighborhood, to see the wifey next door open a package of steaks outside and place the steaks directly on top of their trash can's lid. The lid was carried over to their barbecue pit where the steaks were properly broiled ... and tasted great :!: - not trashy :!: ... apparently. :roll:

:lol: Historical note: This was before Sugar Shack's "Put on some trash"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DW8ecqu0Iw

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:20 am

Re: https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/ ... deal-94166

:idea: On the other hand ...
Aircraft carriers may become the dinosaurs of military machinery - easy targets for modern offensive weapons.
Consider satellites, drones, lasers, over-the-horizon radar, pinpoint missiles (of all sizes), etc. ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:52 am

Re: https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2019/1 ... xp-vpx.hln

Worried driver: "OnStar, there's an elephant on top of my car!"
OnStar Rep: "Is it pink? They usually go away." :roll:

See also: https://www.onstar.com/us/en/home/

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Post by Amigoo » Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:09 am

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/us/denver-to-pa ... ure-charge

"The city of Denver has agreed to pay $300,000 to a United Airlines pilot who was arrested last year
on an indecent exposure charge that a judge later dismissed."

:idea: This story, posted here months ago, now mentions a fair resolution ("not guilty of intent").
But it's still mysterious, given the distance of the observer(s) and height of his hotel room,
how he was so visible ... without the use of binoculars (such as used by "peepers"). :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:55 am

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... panel.html

"The event was meant to help students understand civil discourse and the type of language that's protected under the First Amendment. In Sewell's example she was saying using the n-word, although controversial, is an example protected speech."

:idea: Some words are so offensive that they cannot be spoken in public ... even as examples of offensive words! :roll:

:!: :!: Entrepreneur Alert ...
Create a list of offensive words (by language), giving them a code so that the code can be spoken
(to promote civil discussion about these words). The"n-word" might become 'n6' (6 letters).

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