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Easy Transgendering?!
 
Future According to +Neal Asher​ (sci-fi author)

AUGMENTED - To be “augmented” is to have taken advantage of one or more of the many available cybernetic devices, mechanical additions and, distinctly, cerebral augmentations. In the last case we have, of course, the ubiquitous “aug” and such back-formations as “auged,” “auging-in,” and the execrable “all auged up.” But it does not stop there: the word “aug”has now become confused with auger and augur—which is understandable considering the way an aug connects and the information that then becomes available. So now you can “auger” information from the AI net, and a prediction made by an aug prognostic subprogram can be called an augury. —From Quince Guide, compiled by humans

NANOSUITE — A suite of nano-machines most human beings have inside them. These self-propagating machines act as a secondary immune system, repairing and adjusting the body. Each suite can be adjusted to suit the individual and his or her circumstances.

NASCUFF — A device that can externally adjust a person’s nanosuite to suit their sexual inclination. It is mainly worn to advertise sexual availability or otherwise. When the libido of the one wearing it is shut down the cuff is red. When they are sexually active it is blue.

(and from Scott Swain)
TRANSNANOSUITE - A specialized suite of nanites that temporarily modify a wearer's genitalia to mimic the look, feel, and sensations of any of the known genders. Mid- to- high- end transnanosuites also add various functions to augs, including "pick-your-gender-attraction," "modify-current-arousal-state," and "modify-on-the-fly-your-hormone-production" (including testosterone, estrogen, etc.).
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Vaping Saves Lives
 
"Large-scale substitution of e-cigarettes, or other non-tobacco nicotine products, for tobacco smoking has the potential to prevent almost all the harm from smoking in society. Promoting e-cigarettes…and other non-tobacco nicotine products as widely as possible, as a substitute for smoking, is therefore likely to generate significant health gains."
The venerable British medical society recognizes the harm-reducing potential of e-cigarettes.
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Making Salt Water Drinkable Just Got 99 Percent Easier
Access to steady supplies of clean water is getting more and more difficult in the developing world, especially as demand skyrockets. In response, many countries have turned to the sea for potable fluids but existing reverse osmosis plants rely on complicated processes that are expensive and energy-intensive to operate. Good thing, engineers at Lockheed Martin have just announced a newly-developed salt filter that could reduce desalinization ener...
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GETTING FROM ANGER TO PEACE
[new more simplified version]

Stage 1: Anger / fear leading to blame / shame / evaluation / moral judgement / guilt.

Stage 2: Start by adding SELF EMPATHY. Practice...

Stage 3: Next, add EMPATHY FOR THE OTHER PERSON. Practice... At some point you will find you rarely need the self empathy part; more often automatically feeling empathy for the other person.

I'd love to hear what you think. Also, please feel free to spread it around! And, as always, feel free to check out the communication resources I provide at https://www.ClearSay.net.
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Is stealing always wrong?
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Yes. Because principles.
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No. Because reasons and causes.
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Racism - Where is it going?
I wonder where all this fear of racism is going? Remember Orwell's 1984 where they were constantly removing words from the dictionary? Is it racist to recognize skin color or even prefer the company of some colors over others? If so, then is every black man with a black wife a racist? This reminds me of something Jonathan Haight said, something like, "We are living in the most peaceful and accepting times ever, and because of this, sensitivity to anything that looks like violence or non-acceptance is seen through an amplified filter." 

My preference? Acceptance. And for me "acceptance" means being okay with the most backward-ass, truly racist, red-neck, ignorant opinions. I'm confident their ideas are so bad, they won't spread. But to shut them up? Who am I to judge? THAT is acceptance; allowing people to say stuff I'm uncomfortable with. With each generation more ignoramuses like that die and more people with accepting attitudes are born. Sure, I'd love it if we had what I consider a perfect world of everyone saying nicey-nicey things... until I think about (a) I would NEVER advocate using force to get us there; and (b) sounds like a very unauthentic and boring world. Yeah, said by a "privileged" white male whose background, experiences, and challenges people could choose to judge by my skin color... or not.
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Samsung patents smart contact lenses with a built-in camera
 
Samsung patents smart contact lenses with a built-in camera
Samsung has been granted a patent for smart contact lenses with a built-in camera that activates when you blink.
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Every rape is not a gender-motivated hate crime
 
"Every rape is not a gender-motivated hate crime."
Whether or not Kesha is telling the truth, there isn't enough evidence to get her out of her contract with Dr. Luke.
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Pakistan? Isn't that the country where the US has killed hundreds or thousands of innocent people with drone attacks over the last decade or so?

But those evil gunmen though...
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Answer: "Yes." Easily thousands.
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Anonymous donor pays January rent for Newpark Studio tenants
When Greg Ceccarelli returned home last week after grocery shopping and saw a note hanging on the door to his apartment, he didn't think anything of
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I have lived in small towns and big. Seattle seems to fit. I'm slowly opening up to sharing more about myself on here. For now I want to say that I have recently discovered a book called Nonviolent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg PhD and it is changing my life. Thank you +Scott Swain for exposing me to this way of looking deeper!
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