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there must be a catch? Walls which are painted with Paxcon® can withstand explosions up to 20 times greater than naked walls, a claim which Line-X has substantiated with rigorous testing over the past 20 years
A game-changing protective coating from Line-X has the power to make buildings virtually impenetrable. The spray creates a thin barrier which is...
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how the fictional the art of the deal led to the fictional the apprentice which led to the current soap opera.
In “The Art of the Deal,” Tony Schwartz helped create the myth that Trump is a charming business genius. Now he calls him unfit to lead.
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I don't like him so I don't care and who would like him besides the people that are stupid
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large fractions of society are already doing what they would if UBI were here: The average low-skilled, unemployed man plays video games an average of 12h. 22% of unemployed young men did not work the previous year either. These individuals are living with parents or relatives, and happiness surveys actually indicate that they're quite content compared to their peers
Here is Erik Hurst, from an excellent piece profiling Erik Hurst: Right now, I’m gathering facts about the possible mechanisms at play, beginning with a hard look at time-use by young men with less than a four-year degree. In the 2000s, employment rates for this group dropped sharply – more than in any other group. …
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What a depressing article.
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Today, worldwide, about 3,000 people will die of mosquito borne illnesses. 3,500 will die in auto accidents. I don't have good numbers to scale the problem of hospital errors globally — but I'm guessing between 5,000 and 20,000 deaths a day. These problems are easy or at least easy-ish to fix. The medical profession can break the culture of "lets wing it" and "who has time to wash their hands?" in hospitals. It is possible to get rid of the mosquitoes that carry malaria, dengue, zika and the rest. The technology to deliver self-driving cars is close.

There are loads more real problems that kill people in huge numbers that have easy-ish ways to fix that I can name.By contrast, the terrorist attack yesterday was a single, small incident.Terrorism kills very few people.
Today, worldwide, about 3,000 people will die of mosquito borne illnesses. 3,500 or so will die in auto accidents. I don't have good numbers to scale the...
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This debate in some of the comments is interesting, as well
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In contexts as wide-ranging as the funeral business, music festivals, political elections, the military, and law firms, studies have found a tendency for women to be promoted in times of crisis. Women are given jobs that have a higher risk of failure — like, for example, cleaning up a dumpster fire. It’s called the “glass cliff,” an invisible hazard that harms women’s likelihood of success. “The only time to run a woman is when things look so bad that your only chance is to do something dramatic".
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This tendency gives males an opportunity to blame the female taking on the impossible job if it all goes belly up.
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the future will look a lot more like hundertwasser than you think
Behind the almost child-like designs, Friedensreich Hundertwasser wanted to recover the “dignity of man” which had “been violated in our unnatural and hostile urban grid system.”
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by applying DeepMind’s machine learning to Google data centers, we’ve reduced the energy we use for cooling by up to 40%. In any large scale environment, this would be a huge improvement. Given how sophisticated Google’s data centers are already, it’s a phenomenal step forward.

this is why smart grids are one of the highest ROI investments countries could make.
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a malfunctioning immune system may be responsible for “social deficits in numerous neurological and psychiatric disorders.” But exactly what this might mean for autism and other specific conditions requires further investigation
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I don't see how my immune system is related to my not giving half a shit about getting shitfaced with other people.
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this is excellent, starts peer review during the experiment design phase when it's still cheap to make corrections, rather than when it's all done.
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American dentists first started using similar silver-based treatments in the early 1900s. The FDA is literally over a century behind the times.It seems that the future of dental treatment has been here all along but a combination of dentists wanting to be surgeons, lost knowledge, and FDA cost and delay prevented it from being distributed
 
From the article: "[Silver diamine fluoride] been used for decades in Japan, but it’s been available in the United States, under the brand name Advantage Arrest, for just about a year."

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"Toddlers in low-income families sometimes have to wait a year for fillings in an operating room.[...] Transporting and treating frail patients, assuming they can afford to see a dentist, can be difficult. But now some patients can be quickly treated where they live."
The liquid, an alternative to a filling, can be brushed on a decaying tooth — a painless and cheaper solution for dental patients.
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What about Vitamin K2 (not K1), Vitamin D, Vitamin A, Vitamin E and polyphenol antioxidants, LC Omega -3 Fatty Acids and fermented foods (probiotics), fiber rich food with a total abstinence from soda drinks and sweets which are filled with High Fructose Corn Syrup and Glucose? In other words what about to consume grass fed meat, organs and wild fatty fish with a lot of broccoli, spinach, artichoce, kale, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, sauerkraut without touching a single can of soda drinks and other kind of sweets?. Why have the mummies found by the archeologist still have teeths in their skulls, even after thousand years being burried, when a small child has a lot of cavities and is getting obese and diabetesII.The docs are using the simple way by giving people chemicals to help (!) them.
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next stage of governors island opening soon!
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I haven't ever been but this summer is the summer I go!! 
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I am the technical lead for the Google Maps UI, bringing maps and local search to a billion users around the world.
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  • Google
    Director of Engineering, 2007 - present
  • Endoxon
    Software Engineer, 2005 - 2007
  • Digitas
    VP / Architect, 2004 - 2005
  • Wyona
    COO, 2002 - 2005
  • KPMG
    Team Lead, Emerging Technologies Group, 1998 - 2002
  • SQE Services
    Software Engineer, 1993 - 1997
  • KAYWA
    Cofounder, 2003 - 2003
  • GateInfo Ltd
    Project Manager, 2001 - 2001
  • OSCOM
    Board Member, 2002 - 2006
  • Apache Software Foundation
    VP, Apache Lenya, 2003 - 2009
  • Xaraya
    Project Management Commitee, 2002 - 2003
  • PostNuke CMS
    Project Management Committee, 2001 - 2002
  • University of Zurich
    Teaching Assistant, 1997 - 2000
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