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Ed Cates
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Attended Missouri State University
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Mind, boggled.

h/t: +Dallas Dowdy 
Researchers in the UK have developed a technique to culture universal type-O blood from stem cells. It's the first time scientists have manufactured blood to the appropriate quality and safety standards for transfusion into a human being. It's a breakthrough that could eventually end blood shortages in emergencies.
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Wait, wait. I know this. Artificial blood means vampires will come out of the closet, right?
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To be in England
In the summertime,
With my love.
Close to the Edit.

(A huge tip o' the hat to +Michelle C for putting me on an AoN kick for the day)
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: D! 
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Sadly, I feel the need to add the disclaimer that I'm sharing this in spite of the idiotic nag text, not because of it.

The idea is really that good. :-)

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Ignore the Share if part.  I just like the idea. 
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Would need to ad a tilting mechanism so they could fold up.  Otherwise Icing, and snow would render them useless in the Northern Winters.
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Auto correct keeps changing self explanatory to ELF EXPLANATORY. That's a thing right? Whenever I am not 100% sure the message is clear I now dispatch elves to relay all the important details.
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O.o

This seems like it's kind of, if I may quote VP Joe Biden, "a big fucking deal."

NRL has made significant advances in the development of a gas-to-liquids (GTL) synthesis process to convert CO2 and H2 from seawater to a fuel-like fraction of C9-C16 molecules.
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The predicted cost of jet fuel using these technologies is in the range of $3-$6 per gallon, and with sufficient funding and partnerships, this approach could be commercially viable within the next seven to ten years. Pursuing remote land-based options would be the first step towards a future sea-based solution.
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It sounds good, but what's the waste? obviously you don't take co2 and h2 out of seawater and get nothing left over.

Then, there's the question of input costs.  if the $3-$6/gallon number works for all input costs, then that's pretty fun.

Then there's the question of time.  If it's cheap and clean but still takes ages to make a single gallon, it'll not be utilized. 

Now, show me a p51-mustang with an onboard cation system that can pick up seawater via ocean spray and maintain continuous flight, then I'll show you my geek O-face.
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 "I say...it would appear I have already gotten the last 'Older Brother' down off the shelf. It's good I commenced shopping when I did!"

#dorks
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My time at Ivy Tech very briefly overlapped with Nathan's. This is senseless and horrible.
 
I had the privilege of working with Nathan for the past few months. We were shocked to hear of his senseless murder - please help his family however you can.
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Hobby Lobby's retirement plan had more than $73 million invested in funds with stakes in contraception makers.
When Hobby Lobby filed its case against Obamacare's contraception mandate, its retirement plan had more than $73 million invested in funds with stakes in contraception makers.
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"It's not that I'm not serious, he said. I just don't think of it as a career like the rest of them." --Brian Andreas
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Dad. Liberal. Atheist. Nerd. Linux enthusiast.

I miss the ocean.
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I woke up this morning. Before you scoff, remember, not everyone can say that.
Education
  • Missouri State University
    B.S., Wildlife Conservation, 1990 - 1996
  • Salem High School
    High School Crap, 1990
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Server Jockey
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  • Infidati, Inc.
    Senior Systems Administrator, 2014 - present
  • Ivy Tech Community College
    Systems Engineer II, 2012 - 2014
  • College of Science, Purdue University
    Systems Administrator, 2010 - 2012
  • CERIAS, Purdue University
    Systems Administrator, 2003 - 2010
  • CPlane, Inc.
    IT Manager, 2000 - 2003
  • Argonne National Lab
    Research Assistant, 1996 - 2000
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