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Daylight Saving Time is hot garbage | The Verge
When Benjamin Franklin proposed Daylight Saving Time — he invented it — it was a joke. These days, it's more like a practical joke we play on ourselves every single year. It's time to end this dumb...
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What Are The Demographics Of Heaven? | FiveThirtyEight
Dear Mona, Assuming that all who expire are promoted to a peaceful afterlife, what would the demographics of heaven be? Shannah, 27, San Francisco Dear Shannah, I don’t know much about the afterlif…
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3 years ago we embarked on a project to put computing inside a contact lens -- an immensely challenging technical problem with an important application to health.  While I am delighted at the progress that project has made, I could not have imagined the potential of the initiative it has grown into -- a life sciences team with the mission to develop new technologies to make healthcare more proactive.  The efforts it has spawned include  a nanodiagnostics platform, a cardiac and activity monitor, and the Baseline Study.

It’s a huge undertaking, and I am delighted to announce that the life sciences team is now ready to graduate from our X lab and become a standalone Alphabet company, with Andy Conrad as CEO.  While the reporting structure will be different, their goal remains the same. They’ll continue to work with other life sciences companies to move new technologies from early stage R&D to clinical testing—and, hopefully—transform the way we detect, prevent, and manage disease.  
   
The team is relatively new but very diverse including software engineers, oncologists, and optics experts.  This is the type of company we hope will thrive as part of Alphabet and I can’t wait to see what they do next.
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"Suit Up - 50 Years of Spacewalks" celebrates 50 years of extravehicular activity (EVA) or spacewalks that began with the first two EVAs conducted by Russian Alexey Leonov in March 1965 and American astronaut Edward White in June 1965. This documentary features interviews with astronauts, engineers and designers and personal stories and thoughts that cover the full EVA experience. See it online. http://ow.ly/NLG1H
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"  Musk would certainly argue that the benefits of what Tesla, SpaceX, and SolarCity offer outweigh the cost to the taxpayers. In fact, he would argue that his companies represent the ideal public-private partnership — maybe more than ideal Why? Because Tesla is an investment in alleviating global warning, because SolarCity is an investment in energy independence (and alleviate global warning), and SpaceX is an investment in making humanity "multiplanetary" — so that if global warming or an errant asteroid does doom Earth, we have backup through colonies on other planets in the Solar System.  "

And the SpaceX investment speeds the day America is no longer dependent on Russia for rocket engines and rides to the ISS.
The subsidies to musk companies have a foreseeable end in sight, not so for fossil fuel subsidies which would go on in perpetuity if oil companies and their congressional enablers had their way.  
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Interesting read!
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Science is still lacing up its sneakers, and is not prepared for the new media framework.
A small group of vocal anti-vaxxers is fighting hard to make sure a vaccine bill doesn't pass.
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+The scientist who designed the fake interfaces in “Minority Report” and “Iron Man” is now building real ones*

Movies are becoming more like real life, and real life is becoming more like movies.
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My wife and I took our two kids to Orlando and used Dollar's services while we were there. The car was very clean, and had excellent gas mileage. When we rented the car, the salesman's name was Steve, and he was a very cordial guy with an accent (Australia I think), and he was super nice. He asked if we had AAA, and we said yes. He then gave us a bunch of free upgrades for being with AAA, including a size larger than the cheapest- especially with two car seats and a stroller, we needed the extra space. He also allowed both my wife and I to drive the car at no additional charge, which normally is a bit more per day. When we returned the car, to our dismay, those additional services that we were told would be free had accidentally been charged to the tune of a bill that was $60 more than what we had agreed to. I sent an email to the office manager, Brady Warner, and within a week he had responded with an apology and he refunded the $60! Sweet! In my experience, the rental car market is full of slimy salesmen. However, Dollar Rental did the right thing by refunding the amount. As we go to Florida in the future, we will make an effort to give these guys our business!
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I have very severe Eczema, so severe in fact that one doctor told me that people with my condition have been known to jump out of buildings. I have bounced from dermatologist to dermatologist over the last 5 years, with each doctor recommending that I should take intense medication- the same stuff people take after an organ transplant. These immunosuppressants have a TON of side effects- some of which include cancer. I wanted to find a dermatologist that would help my specific condition without these intense chemicals, and Dr. Eberting is the one who did it. She's concise, funny, intense, and thorough. I've been seeing her since October 2014 and my eczema hasn't been this good in at least 5 years. If you're on the fence about making an appointment- seriously her advice is worth the copay and then some.
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My wife and I were SO excited for this experience! We had been looking forward to it for some time, and on a Saturday in June 2012, we went up to Park City to go on a Hot air balloon ride through Skywalker Balloon Co. We had purchased a hotel the night before because we didn't want to make the trip way before the AM. The night before the momentous experience, Will called (the guy who will take you up in the balloon) and told us that it would have to be cancelled. I asked why and he said that the wind speed was too high. So, that night, we checked the wind speed on 4 different websites and all of them said that the wind speed would be 4-8 mph wind. He had mentioned that the wind speed needed to be below 10 MPH to work. Also during our conversation I told him that we were going to be in Park City anyways, because we had got a hotel. He asked me, "which hotel are you staying at?" and I told him we were staying at the one where we were supposed to meet up before going on the hot air balloon ride. He said he'd call me in the morning at 4 AM to let me know if we'd be going. He called the next morning at 4 AM on the dot. He said we were going. I said thank you, and as I was saying thank you, he said in a gruff way, "listen, listen, I have a lot to do to set up. Good bye." I thought it was kind of rude, but whatever. After we went on the hot air balloon ride, the other passengers told my wife and I that they didn't get a phone call the night before, or the morning of. Why did he singularly pick us out and decide we wouldn't be able to go? I honestly think that if I hadn't said that we were staying at the very hotel we were meeting up, that he would have told me it was canceled. The balloon is black, with 2 checkerboard-stripes of gold. We get there with all the other people, set up the balloon, and we were all thinking the same thing: "Will all 7 of us fit in that basket?" Apparently there are different sizes of balloons with different sizes of baskets. Skywalker has a TINY balloon and a TINY basket. I practically sat on the edge of the basket the entire time. My main complaint happened during the flight. I'm a big guy, about 6'3. As I turned around to look at the mountains to the West and the valley to the Northeast, Will freaked at me! He began to treat me in the most unprofessional & condescending way, saying things like, "I will make you sit down one the gas tanks like a scared child." And "Why are you smiling? I'm being serious." I felt so awkward! It turned out I wasn't the only one though, before he yelled at me the group was having fun in a you-are-all-complete-strangers-that-I'll-never-see-again way. We were laughing here and there, asking questions about the balloon, etc. After he yelled at me, the group went silent. I paid good money for an adventurous hot air balloon ride, and didn't expect a side of condescending treatment. Final verdict: If you're thinking about a hot air balloon ride, do it! Just not with this company. Not with Will. Get one that can have more than 7 people ( the other ones we saw could hold 12)
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