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Otto Hunt
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Here is a fascinating discussion on how multicellular critters came about. I have long known about the hypothesis that mitochondria were once independent life forms. Now it appears we are closer to peeking at the mitochondria-free bacterium.
 
Humans, other animals, plants, fungi and almost all other forms of complex, multi-cellular life are known as eukaryotes. How eukaryotes evolved from simpler prokaryotic organisms is a major question in evolutionary biology. The current view is that eukaryotes evolved from the fusion between a bacterium (which would eventually become the mitochondrion) and an archaeal host through a process called endosymbiosis. Until recently, the identity of the archaeal host had been mysterious.
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LED lamps, or "bulbs" for those accustomed to incandescents, are only sometimes drop-in replacements. The problem is the LED efficiency and expected life drops markedly at even slightly elevated temperature. This mostly becomes an issue when these lamps are mounted in down-facing fixtures:
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Here is a more likely classification of personalities that what Carl Jung dreamed up many years ago:

http://neurosciencenews.com/behavior-personality-types-5238/
Summary: 90 percent of the population can be classified into one of four main personality types, and of those, 30 percent fall under the envious personality type, a new study reports.Source: Carlo
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+Otto Hunt If you want to know whats really in front of you? Stop following on someone's behind. Im sure your old enough to let go of you mother's hand.

Alma Mater - Knowledge of the Mother. Who will keep you protected from the things you must learn for their own comfort. If you cant understand that? You will never know or even see a glimpse of the true picture of reality

Common sense goes a long way and further than your wildest imagination of what its capable of.
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The usual logical arguments in a simple pictorial - for the mentally lazy.
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Doing some Christmas shopping. Looking for a solid, high-performance, portable dry herb vaporizer. So far the top contenders are the Arizer and the DaVinci IQ. Both feature battery swap-out, which I really like. This is a significant investment. My wife needs ease-of-use.

Any suggestions?
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I did get the DaVinci IQ vaporizer when expected. They sent it 2nd day delivery shortly before Christmas, something I don't recall paying for, so that was cool.

The vaporizer works well, but it is a bit tricky to turn on, requiring 5 fast button clicks. My 61-yr old wife has trouble with this. I contacted them about this. They responded that this cannot be changed, and offered a refund. I inquired further and found that this turn-on sequence is firmware function (I am an EE, which is why I dug deeper). At some point they will have a firmware update and this, despite their denial, could be fixed.

I understand that the smart phone app (Apple and Android) can be used to turn on the vaporizer. I understand it's a pretty cool app in other ways. So exploring that option is next on my list.
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⚕ Health, Fitness & Nutrition  - 
 
I have a health blog that I have been working on for years. Never did get around to making it pretty, but it has grown huge. A vegan diet is advocated throughout for health reasons. Recently I added a post on the vegan diet, where I also give a shout-out to ethical concerns. Here it is:

http://amateur-attempt-at-preventive-health.blogspot.com/2013/11/the-vegan-diet.html
Throughout this blog, a (plant-based) vegan diet is recommended as a preventive, and often curative, diet for nearly every malady that may ...
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I usually go with "plant based".

And don't get me wrong -- I realize that this is a totally nitpicky point. The only reason I'm sensitive to it is because I do so much advocacy to non-vegans and anti-vegans, and am so often dispelling their misunderstandings about what "vegan" is and isn't. But because of that, I rarely let it the "vegan diet" descriptor pass without some form of comment.
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For those considering a magnetic latch, this site has some useful information:

http://www.kjmagnetics.com/blog.asp?p=magnets-vs-steel
K&J Magnetics - Incredibly strong neodymium magnets at affordable prices. Large variety of stock rare earth magnets available.
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Good info, and I have purchased from them about 5 years ago. Magnets still work lol :)
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Per computer security expert Brian Krebs, ATM skimmers can be inserted in ATM machines that are so thin and sophisticated that they evade easy detection. Most vulnerable are stand-alone ATM machines - not those attached to banks. See this video:

https://youtu.be/fyyCnlvhEjU
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This is my first post here in this learned community (where, in medicine, I am not learned). So, timidity aside, here goes:

I have long been a health and fitness fanatic. I run a mile before breakfast, after doing lots of other exercises. Being otherwise healthy (age 61), a long-standing question has been: Why have I had such a need for massive (risky) doses of ED drugs?

I have long consumed flax seed, ground freshly in a little coffee-style grinder, then added to my breakfast. The benefits of flax (lignans and oil) are long. Less well-known are downsides such as lower testosterone:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2703189/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11445478

My experience was similar to this blogger:

https://www.nuhs.edu/christian/2011/3/1/testosterone-and-flax-a-male-nightmare/

Substituting chia for flax restored some effectiveness to ED drugs which, after all, need testosterone to work. Another, decisive, part of the ED puzzle was green tea extract:

I have never cared much for the taste of green tea. To get those wonderful catechins, I took a 1-ml scoop of green tea extract 2X per day. It was easy enough to swill down with minimal discomfort. Then I ran out. Instead of simply ordering more, I decided to try green tea again. I found that matcha green tea powder in a glass of water tastes pretty OK. Then came the surprise: After about four weeks, my need for ED drugs almost disappeared!

Green tea extract appears to be exclusively produced in China, where exists a pervasive problem with lead in just about everything. Responsible supplement resellers test for lead, but how thoroughly? Do they test for even the tiniest trace of lead, rejecting batches that test positive? Would any green tea extract be available if such strict standards were followed?

Speculation that some folks may be genetically more sensitive to trace amounts of lead seems reasonable.

Obligatory disclaimer: I am not a licensed medical practitioner.
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BTW, I never lose the perspective that I am fortunate, indeed, to be able to exercise the way that I do.
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Per computer security expert Brian Krebs, ATM skimmers can be inserted in ATM machines that are so thin and sophisticated that they evade easy detection. Most vulnerable are stand-alone ATM machines - not those attached to banks. See this video:


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Jack Ganssle on stack overflows:

"Chasing stack overflows will age one quickly as the bug is usually impossible to replicate. When I got into this business the only 8 bitter around was Intel's 8008 which had a hardware stack on-chip. It was a mere seven levels deep, which meant we routinely overflowed it. Today stacks are much bigger, but an overflow is just as hard to find as it was 40+ years ago."

Useful links provided by Mr. Ganssle:

http://barrgroup.com/Embedded-Systems/How-To/Prevent-Detect-Stack-Overflow

https://www.micrium.com/detecting-stack-overflows-part-1-of-2/

https://www.micrium.com/detecting-stack-overflows-part-2-of-2/
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On December 19, the Electors of the Electoral College will cast their ballots. If they all vote the way their states voted, Donald Trump will win. However, they can vote for Hillary Clinton if they choose. Even in states where that is not allowed, their vote would still be counted, they would simply...
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+Otto Hunt thank you for your honesty. Key word "perception" 
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Inventor and health freak (http://amateur-attempt-at-preventive-health.blogspot.com/). It's ugly, but it's big and referenced.
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Married, one grown son.
I am an inventor (patent 5,495,143) working on a new ultrasonic bench-top shaker.

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I can fix almost anything, and I have a resting pulse rate of 45.
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  • Grossmont College
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  • Mesa College
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  • San Diego State University
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