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There are many, many definitions of the kung fu grip.

GM has created a new one.

This could also be their most promising invention since the electric starter. I'm not kidding.

http://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/gm-built-a-force-multiplying-robotic-glove-and-i-got-to-try-it-out/
When a women has the ability to make a man orgasm in a few seconds.
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Planting pine trees turns out to be a form of climate engineering. So is letting mammals live wild and unsheltered among them, but that's another story.
New science may drastically change the way we think about climate change and deforestation.
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I know humans are somewhat adaptable, but adapting to an atmosphere with 1/3 the oxygen over 100 years could be challenging.
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I think you raise a much bigger question than that addressed by the paper.

BTW, the abstract of that paper sets O2 contribution of phytoplankton at a much higher level than you do (70%).

But I don't think that will affect your argument.

The rate at which forests are being cleared and replaced with substitutes that produce less (or zero) O2, or produce greenhouse gases, might be a point of contention.

Also, the rate at which CO2 is being added to the biosphere, the capacity of the ocean to buffer that change, and when a limit might be reached.

I am guessing that Petrovskii will contend that if we are adding CO2 at a rate much higher than in the known history of a human-life-supporting biosphere (1MMYA), and if there is a limit to the oceans ability to buffer that change, and if we are actually clearing plant life faster than it is growing, then we might run into a problem with high CO2 and low O2 in the atmosphere.

But I woudl be interested to hear what he says.

I just posted this because I thought it was interesting that O2 is an issue at all. Also interesting (to me) is the fact that plankton dies off at higher temps will make it difficult to employ any climate engineering that depends on phytoplankton as well (like iron seeding).

In any case, after a naive look at human capacity to handle 7% oxygen in the atmosphere, I'm pretty sure our bodies would adapt, even if it happened over a short time period. The evidence is fairly clear on that one.

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I tend to believe that a whole lot of thoughtful people have been wondering what all that smoke might do to us since we invented fire. This article notices amateur climate change research in 1912

Climate Change: A Blast From the Past http://www.theenergycollective.com/davidhone/2377616/climate-change-a-blast-from-the-past
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New Incantation To Repair Cellular Service:

I hadn't had trouble with cellular data and voice for months. Inexplicably, even with full bars, cellular data and voice stopped working. Wifi was fine, FWIW.

After trying quite a few things, I came up with this incantation that fixes the issue. If you are having trouble, you can give it a shot:

Make sure cellular data is turned on
Make sure cellular data limits are all off
Make sure wifi is off
Turn on airplane mode
Turn off airplane mode
Reboot the phone
Give it a few minutes then test.
Turn wifi back on
Test again
If it doesn't work, call project fi support.

My notes are also here.



About this wiki page: These are my notes on project Fi. I am an early adopter of Fi for a variety of reasons I have outlined elsewhere. My short take is that Fi is interesting, important, and worth adopting during the beta if you can tolerate daily reboots. It's beta software right now ...
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Interesting article - terrible examples, but some really good points made.

One general point that it makes that I like:

"If you can’t differentiate between systems and analytical thinking, we should approach any conclusions you draw about a system as vastly complex as the economy with extreme caution."

http://www.fastcoexist.com/3056209/how-silicon-valley-could-solve-instead-of-cause-income-inequality
The self-styled brightest minds of our generation don't seem to want to touch one of the greatest challenges of our time.
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Time for a remake:

Riiiide - in - to - the - danger-BOOM!

https://news.slashdot.org/story/16/06/28/0437212/ai-downs-top-gun-pilot-in-dogfights
schwit1 writes from a report via Daily Mail: [Daily Mail reports:] "The Artificial intelligence (AI) developed by a University of Cincinnati doctoral graduate was recently assessed by retired USAF Colonel Gene Lee -- who holds extensive aerial combat experience as an instructor and Air Battle Manage...
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FYI: Email privacy legislation is in jeopardy. The EFF has a little automation set up to help you speak out.
If law enforcement wants to rummage through our Gmail accounts or read our private messages on Facebook, it should be required to go to a judge and get a search warrant. Tell the Senate to pass the Email Privacy Act, and keep the police out of our email.
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Love, hard.

Science of Baking, In One Graphic http://lifehacker.com/the-science-of-baking-in-one-graphic-1773384162
Baking is a science as well an art, and the key to better baking is understanding the chemical forces at play. Thankfully this graphic explains all of those things.
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The fact that I am posting this months threat to net neutrality, gives me pause. I do think that I read about a new, well-funded threat to the "free" internet at least once a month. If we lose even one of them, it will take years to roll it back. This does not bode well for the next generations internet. We live in a golden age.



https://www.battleforthenet.com/?org=fftf&link_id=7&can_id=af17c982d941026c5e7feece28f66ce9
Zero rating is a ​*huge*​ net neutrality loophole. Don’t let Comcast sneak it through—file a complaint to the FCC.
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Inspiring story for anyone who believes science is a force for good.

I just found the blog of Matt Might.

Got there via this incredible story, with so many quotable quotes that I don't know where to start:

http://matt.might.net/articles/tenure/




Even before I got tenure, folks have told me they're “looking forward to an academic advice post on tenure.” From how to get a Ph.D. to monthly resolutions for grad students, I've found it easy to write academic posts on just about every topic. Except this one. I got tenure over a year ago, ...
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Interesting data point - the deep oceans are buffering heat generated by greenhouse effects (95+% of it) - possibly to be released on later generations. It hardly seems possible, but the article appears to suggest that some artificial mechanism for converting that energy to useful work would be preferable to the alternative - hot surface temps and storms.
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Dana Street is a Community Center that happens to be a coffee shop. The *people* in the local Mountain View community are the only reason to go there. I have been going here for 20 years. Nine out of ten times I go, I have an interesting, intelligent conversation with someone. This is how you visit Dana Street: 1) Have nothing to do 2) Order whatever, it doesn't matter, it's all average fare. That's not what you are there for. Joke with staff, they are usually responsive to that. 3) Sit with other people, hopefully at the big table or outside at a table, so you can chat. 4) Strike up a conversation, get to know them. They are interesting. 5) If there are musicians playing, enjoy them. If you are a musician, bring an instrument and play around with it outside, someone will probably join you. Rinse. Repeat.
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