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26.Denver-Gator » Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:22 pm



Eliminate sweet tea.....
When you pry it out of my cold, dead hands! F'n heathen!
He's gone full commie.
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27.newmexigator » Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:20 pm

good
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28.evil gator » Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:06 pm

have you been flight shamed? You probably don't deserve it

https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielreed ... 86face7d4e

one thing that isn't covered in this article is that richer people who are often the most concerned about climate change, emit more than poorer people because they take a lot more trips, have bigger houses, more cars and other energy intensive toys, etc
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User avatar 29.DocZaius » Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:22 pm

A quadriplegic man was able to move his arms and walk using an exoskeleton controlled by signals sent from his brain and a harness suspended from the ceiling, French researchers said in a new study.
https://abcnews.go.com/Technology/quadr ... d=66060762

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This is neat and all, but I find it to be a little strange that ABC News is using a series of still frames to show the device rather than a video.
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User avatar 30.evs' Boytoy » Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:25 pm

Is it possible permission was not given for video?
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User avatar 31.DocZaius » Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:27 pm

Amazingly-preserved dinosaur fossil looks like a statue:

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/maga ... discovery/
At first glance the reassembled gray blocks look like a nine-foot-long sculpture of a dinosaur. A bony mosaic of armor coats its neck and back, and gray circles outline individual scales. Its neck gracefully curves to the left, as if reaching toward some tasty plant. But this is no lifelike sculpture. It’s an actual dinosaur, petrified from the snout to the hips.
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User avatar 32.Irish Mike » Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:27 pm

A quadriplegic man was able to move his arms and walk using an exoskeleton controlled by signals sent from his brain and a harness suspended from the ceiling, French researchers said in a new study.
https://abcnews.go.com/Technology/quadr ... d=66060762

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This is neat and all, but I find it to be a little strange that ABC News is using a series of still frames to show the device rather than a video.
Doctor Octopus : Coming Soon!
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33.evil gator » Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:28 pm

it is awesome we live in a time where someone that disabled can walk. yay science
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User avatar 34.DocZaius » Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:29 pm

Is it possible permission was not given for video?
Possible, I've seen some other clips on other media outlets, though.
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35.evil gator » Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:47 pm

Journalists never seem to learn the very basics of science and health - at a minimum that the dose makes the poison. There are harmful things everywhere all the time and yet the average age expectancy is continues to edge higher. Its the form of the thing, the level present, and how it interacts with us that matters. Someone feeling it is hurting them isn't evidence, but its always treated as more important than actual science.


These all fit the bill: someone mistakes correlation with causation, a journalist and neighbors jump on board, and then its davy vs. evil goliath. Repeat - and then you have people pulling millions in lawsuits for things that aren't actually harmful. Fear is more valid than fact.

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/ar ... ce/598366/

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/wisconsi ... lHEj8faOG7
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