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Post by Amigoo » Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:03 am

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/arti ... dicts.html

"Meghan spent much of the conversation discussing the dangers of social media, drawing a bold comparison between online users and drug addicts ... 'People who are on social media are (drug) users.' "

:idea: The difference between drugs and social media is that much social media usage is socially nurturing whereas even a small amount of drug usage is physically depleting and typically socially distancing. ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:25 am

Re: https://www.yahoo.com/news/french-gengh ... 03588.html

"China tells French museum: don't mention Genghis Khan in your Genghis Khan exhibition"
"The spat comes as China has taken a tougher line against ethnic Mongols"

:idea: China is one country that knows where it's going ... despite world opinion! :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:56 am

Re: https://www.sciencenatures.com/2020/10/ ... lider.html

"Researchers At Large Hadron Collider Are Confident To Make Contact With Parallel Universe In Days"

"First researchers proved the existence of the mysterious Higgs boson 'God particle' - a key building block of the cosmos - and it's seemingly well on the thanks to revealing ‘dark matter’ - a previously untraceable theoretical prospect that's now believed to form up the foremost of matter within the universe."

:idea: The 'God particle' is not related to the 'God gene' but the scientific perspective seems similar (God is a physical manifestation that can be proven by science). As for "parallel universe", many inhabited (not "parallel") universes may exist, given the enormity of the cosmos :!:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:03 pm

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

"Merriam-Webster dictionary's fifth definition of the word 'preference' cites 'orientation' and uses the example of 'sexual preference'.
On Wednesday, the definition was updated to explain the term is 'offensive'."

:idea: While sexuality may not be a choice, how a person responds (acts) is a choice. For example, a bisexual person may choose to marry a person of the opposite sex and not have sexual relationships with the same sex. A straight celibate priest chooses to not have sexual relationships.

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:31 pm

Re: https://www.scientificamerican.com/arti ... out-50-50/

"Do We Live in a Simulation? Chances Are about 50–50"

"Maybe that’s why we can’t travel faster than the speed of light, because if we could, we’d be able to get to another galaxy"

:idea: This "speed of light" discussion suggests that physical contact with another civilization will be limited to that within a certain proximity of the earth. And communication contact, while possible somewhat beyond that proximity, may be unrealistic because of the many years-long delay in sending and receiving. Of course, some communication ("channeling", divine inspiration, etc.) is a different "contact". :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:12 pm

Re: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020 ... ronavirus/

"Melania also thanked Americans for their prayers and support as she recovered from the virus and said she looked forward to resuming her public duties soon. 'I encourage everyone to continue to live the healthiest life they can,' she wrote. 'A balanced diet, fresh air, and vitamins really are vital to keep our bodies healthy.' "

:idea: Nutritionists recommend getting most nutrients (including vitamins) from fresh foods not overcooked - not supplements. ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:27 am

:scratch: Who knew :?: :!:

Re: https://www.theatlantic.com/health/arch ... at/528813/

"Infrared Saunas Will Not ‘Detoxify’ You"

"So I spoke with Dee Anna Glaser, a dermatology professor at St. Louis University and the president of the International Hyperhidrosis Society. Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for 'excessive sweating,' which basically means Glaser is a sweat expert. First I asked how she felt about the idea, in general, of toxins being released in sweat.

'In general,' she said, 'sweat can release some toxins and some chemicals, but that is not really sweat’s major job. The organs responsible for detoxifying our system are the kidneys and the liver. Those two do such a good job that, really, sweat doesn’t need to do that. So, for most people, sweating a lot does not detoxify them at all. Because the kidneys are doing it. Sweat’s main job is to keep us cool.' "

:idea: Of course, for the kidneys to work well, lotsa water (makes steam in real saunas ; -) is required for good hydration of the body. ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:24 am

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech ... orbit.html

"Dead Russian satellite and discarded Chinese rocket narrowly avoid collision by at just 26 feet -
an impact that could have sent thousands of pieces of space junk into orbit" :(

:bana: A new profession just waiting to happen (Space Debris Cleanup)
... as in when a LARGE space junk collision occurs. :shock:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:47 pm

:study: Re: https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/202 ... kg-vpx.cnn

"Hormel Foods is giving you a chance to win a Covid-19 mask that has the aroma of bacon."

Apparently, a mask meant to be worn in private since pork is offensive to some religious groups (and aroma wafts outward with breathing). What would happen if the mask was accidentally worn in a business or formal social interaction with a member of one of these groups? :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:36 pm

Re: https://getpocket.com/explore/item/stop ... -questions

"Stop Answering Your Kid’s Questions"

"It’s much better to take this opportunity to work on the important but much-neglected skill of trying to figure things out for yourself!"

:idea: Of course, some - even many - questions can still be answered, but note the questions that provide "teachable moments" (when the child discovers the answer with their own research). Also note that the internet is a wild frontier of information - knowing how to find accurate and relative information is a skill that even adults struggle to acquire. :!:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:19 pm

Re: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/br ... r-BB1a3YxQ

"They found 30,000 reales ($5,300) in cash, part of which was discovered in Rodrigues's underwear, including 'between his buttocks' "

:idea: Sufficient evidence that paper money - anywhere in the world - is probably contaminated with germs as it circulates in business.

:scratch: Ever hold a paper bill between your lips? Probably not again! :roll:
:scratch: Could the coronavirus survive on such bills? Probably not! :lol:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:43 pm

Re: https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/yeedi-r ... 07034.html

:idea: Robot vacuums that wander around the house on a random path are fascinating but not that efficient. However, the technology is a good segue to real robots that will soon assist with household chores. In fact, start a service where humans wear a modern robot costume and perform as would a robot (tip: they're more human-like every year!). 8)

Of course, a gimmick, but there's opportunity to "train" humans to be comfortable with robot assistants, soon available for rent or purchase ... apparently. Then, your business will be positioned - with a good customer list - to rent/sell the real robots when they are marketed. :finger:

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Re: World Views

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:40 pm

Re: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/smoothie ... 43937.html

"Smoothie-making bot at Walmart signals the rise of the robot fast-food worker"

:idea: The best part of this experience is that you can test your own recipe concepts first,
then buy the blender and groceries (at Walmart ; - ) to make your smoothies at home. 8)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:48 pm

:study: Re: https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/16/tech/qan ... index.html

All about the fictitious group, QAnon, (by a former rabbit holer). :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:00 pm

Re: https://www.americanthinker.com/article ... of_it.html

"The Rooftop Solar Scam and How to Get Rid of It"

"Solar only works during the day and best in the middle of the day." (and when the rooftop panels are clean ; - ) :roll:

"it should be obvious that solar is a crooked scheme that only benefits the solar installation industry and homeowners that are participating in the racket. Having solar on your roof can be a burden. California solar users are climbing on their roofs to clean soot from their solar panels due to the recent fires. Having a loan secured by your home equity is a problem when it comes time to sell the house.

The industry uses sales tactics similar to the aluminum siding industry or the timeshare industry."

:idea: At least, customer purchasing of solar panels promotes continuing research and development that is leading to cheaper, more efficient panels! As for rooftop installations, large roofs on commercial buildings seem best (as well as acres of panels in open fields, allowing customer investment shares). ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:26 pm

Re: https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/inf ... 47678.html

"Dmitriy Stuzhuk Dead Of Coronavirus After Telling Followers It Wasn't Real"

"fitness influencer contracted COVID-19 during a trip to Turkey and was treated in his native Ukraine."

:idea: One more person to fall off the mysteriously popular "It's not real!" bandwagon. :(

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:06 am

:study: Re: https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/19/europe/c ... index.html

"Masks made Czech Republic the envy of Europe. Now they've blown it"

"On June 30, the Czech Republic recorded no new Covid-19 deaths. That same day, an outdoor street party in Prague celebrated the end of the pandemic. Masks were not part of the dress code. Theaters reopened, indoor dining returned, people were allowed to travel abroad."

"When the government lifted the strict mask mandate over the summer, most people left theirs at home.
The virus was slowly starting to make a comeback." :o

:idea: The COVID-19 worldwide rollercoaster ...
Now you mask it! Now you don't! ... then you mask it again! :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:02 pm

Re: https://www.reuters.com/article/china-c ... SL4N2H71NR

"Under the week-long programme, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) gave 200 yuan ($29.75) to each of 50,000 consumers
selected in a lottery in digital “red envelopes”, echoing the country’s traditional way of gifting cash."

:idea: With today's expenses, $29.75 is comparable to a gift card left in a drawer for months!
In fact, if this were transferable it could be rationalized as a regift to a relative. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:39 pm

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/real-estate/rea ... -skeletons

"Real estate agent decorates homes with giant skeletons to drum up exposure: 'People have really loved it' "

:idea: The world's mysterious fascination with skeletons, typically once living creatures, seems to associate with nostalgia ...
if these were friendly creatures in your experiences. Maybe reality rocks! (skeletons are more "real" than ghosts ... apparently) :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:47 pm

Re: https://www.teamiblends.com/blogs/lifes ... gut-health

"8 Unexpected Fruits and Vegetables That Are Bad For Your Gut Health"

:idea: Considering that other nutritionists recommend these foods, this article helps confirm that
much internet information is best taken with a "grain of salt". ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:52 pm

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/arti ... s-say.html

"Cold water swimming may help defend from dementia by stimulating latent hibernation protein" 8)

"When hibernating animals — including hedgehogs, bears and squirrels — bed down for the winter the protein sparks the removal of 20 to 30 per cent of their synapses. But by the spring, it activates the miraculous regrowth of these links as the animals stir."

"But she warned cold water immersion is certainly not a possible dementia treatment because the risks of plummeting temperatures could far outweigh the benefits." ;)

:idea: Seems to describe ongoing brain "plasticity" where neurons are continually generating and connecting ...
with impressive regrowth after hibernation (real hibernation - not post-party slumber). :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:09 pm

Re: https://qz.com/1146753/ai-is-now-so-com ... decisions/

"AI is now so complex its creators can’t trust why it makes decisions"

"But there’s a core problem with this technology, whether it’s being used in social media or for the Mars rover:
The programmers that built it don’t know why AI makes one decision over another." :o

:duh The core problem may be that humans are giving AI more responsibility
than the child can handle ... at this time. :?: :!:

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Post by Amigoo » Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:27 pm

Re: https://qz.com/152384/japans-plan-to-su ... -the-moon/

"Shimizu, a Japanese architectural and engineering firm, has a solution for the climate crisis:

Simply build a band of solar panels 400 kilometers (249 miles) wide running all the way around the Moon’s 11,000-kilometer (6,835 mile) equator and beam the carbon-free energy back to Earth in the form of microwaves, which are converted into electricity at ground stations."

:idea: Good imagination for a massive moon ring, but how practical ...
considering that this decade's offerings of solar panels have limited lifespans (replaced by new technology) :?:

:scratch: Best guess: Ubiquitous, earth-based solar panels - of all sizes - will capture solar energy
and will soon complement the many less-energy-dependent devices. :finger:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:43 pm

Re: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bingbot

"Bingbot is a web-crawling robot (type of internet bot), deployed by Microsoft October 2010 to supply Bing. It collects documents from the web to build a searchable index for the Bing (search engine). It performs the same function as Google's Googlebot."

:idea: This refers to automated document discovery (from web pages) that is often the reason that your new web page/document is soon found by a search engine. Similar to spy satellites, but most sites want their content to be discovered ... quickly and before the content of other sites. ;)

Internet content is getting so massive that individuals will soon prefer to send their personal bots on special overnight missions to collect information from wherever and deliver their reports when you awaken for the day. :roll

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