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Spidra Webster
Hand Soap Ingredient Can Up Body Bacteria Burden - Scientific American - http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast...
Hand Soap Ingredient Can Up Body Bacteria Burden - Scientific American
"The antimicrobial triclosan is a common ingredient in hand soap. But it's also found in shampoos, deodorants, toothpaste, even lip gloss. So it's not too surprising that triclosan also shows up in blood, urine, breast milk and mucus. But here's the weird thing—those triclosan residues may actually boost bacterial growth in our bodies. So says a study in the journal mBio. [Adnan K. Syed et al, Triclosan Promotes Staphylococcus aureus Nasal Colonization] Researchers swabbed inside the noses of 90 adults. 37 of the 90 tested positive for triclosan—and those who did were twice as likely to have the bug Staphylococcus aureus living in their noses. Rats, too, were more susceptible to staph if fed triclosan. Seems counterintuitive, but when bacteria are exposed to sublethal levels of antibiotics, they get stressed, and “they attach to surfaces and hunker down, in things we call biofilms." That's study author Blaise Boles, of the University of Michigan. He says that stash of staph could put... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
"When FDA first started evaluating the rules governing triclosan's use, Richard Nixon was still president," said Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass, who asked the FDA to take a closer look at triclosan in 2010 after the European Union banned the chemical from products that come into contact with food. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013... - непростые коротышки
"Triclosan is added to many consumer goods such as cosmetics and detergents to kill microorganisms or inhibit their growth. It serves as disinfectant, preservative or antiseptic and is widely used in health care and animal husbandry. There is concern that this widespread use of triclosan may lead to the emergence or proliferation of harmful bacteria that are resistant to both biocides and antibiotics." European Commission SC http://ec.europa.eu/health... - непростые коротышки
Andrew C (✔)
I probably say "I don't know" more for diplomacy than not knowing.
Probably? - Meg VMeg
Well, I'm not sure. Or don't know. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Still waiting for all of those websites affected by the Heartbleed vulnerability to let me know my security may have been compromised. No?
I've gotten two such notifications today. - Ken Gidley
0 so far, but will my CU send out another credit card with another number to memorize? - Neal Krummell
I got two from IFTTT, and one from Wunderlist. I have no idea what Wunderlist is, and I do not know if I have a Wunderlist account. - Meg VMeg
No, in fact, I do not have a Wunderlist account, because when you click "Login" it asks me for 10 MB of disk space, right off the bat. Awesome. - Meg VMeg
I've had a few -- the major outstanding one for me is Netflix; LastPass shows them as vulnerable, but no word yet. [Wunderlist is a 'to do' list app developer -- they got a lot of press a couple of years ago. I've got an old account there, but the password isn't used for anything else.] - Jennifer Dittrich
Victor Ganata
I'm starting to think that changing passwords might not be a bad idea even if they haven't patched up. Sure, if there's an ongoing exploit, they can just get your new password, but if they *already* have your password, you'll totally get screwed if you don't change it now.
It just doubles the work, is all. - Victor Ganata
Yeah, I'm staring at my list of about 10 websites that haven't recently updated and are considered vulnerable. There were a few that didn't matter because the actual login information is now Facebook, or something similar, but there are some that will need to be changed once they update their certs, if they do. If they don't, I guess I cancel/delete my account. - Jennifer Dittrich
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Victor Ganata
The more I think about it, the more it seems Bitcoin (and other cryptocurrencies) are basically just like any other electronic deposit account, except without the protections. (No fraud protection, no FDIC, etc., etc.) You might as well mail people gold through the USPS.
At least you get a tracking number. - Tinfoil 2.0
If it's good enough for Jimmy Carter... - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
I also think it's a way to avoid taxation. We have a goods and services tax which is 10%. I am yet to get a firm answer from any vendor who deals with Bitcoin locally (coffee shops etc) or people I know who deal in Bitcoin locally if they pay/collect that GST on their transactions. - Johnny from iPhone
I guess if you never cash out and use your accumulated Bitcoin to buy things directly, you're fine, but you'll get taxed the moment you convert back to a fiat currency (although perhaps at more favorable rates) - Victor Ganata
But that's the thing, if I buy a coffee, the business is suppose to collect the GST. It's essentially a black market tool. If it exists as a batter method that's outside our taxation system, that could have implications for businesses - Johnny from iPhone
Yeah, it's going to be pretty jurisdiction dependent. In the U.S., at least, the IRS hasn't given any specific recommendations yet. From what I understand, if they rule it's a currency, then it gets taxed as earned income. If they rule it's a commodity, then it gets taxed as capital gains. As far as sales tax works, I have no idea how the states and municipalities are going to handle it. - Victor Ganata
The small print I've seen on a live "we accept Bitcoin" ad in SF mentioned that taxes are assessed as the exchange rate is calculated, at whatever the local rate is - so the customer does pay whatever tax they'd be responsible for. That was a very visible, commercial deployment, however. - Jennifer Dittrich
Dave Winer
Zuck hired an 85-year-old for his brains, experience and creativity. Just not in software.
Dave Winer
Zuck who hired an 85-year-old architect to design his campus, won't consider architects in tech 1/2 his age. That's a bug.
Derrick
Can you retrain yourself to change you eating habits? I can skip breakfast, eat a light lunch and then at like 8pm eat like a member of the Night Watch on Game of Thrones. o_O I'd love to start the day with breakfast being my largest meal and then pace myself with smaller meals through the rest of the day, maybe eating a total of 5 or 6 times.
Wondering if anyone has had any success with this method of eating. - Derrick
Change what you eat at different times. E.g. if you like steak or chicken, eat it for breakfast. Soup at night is light, but warm, so you don't feel cold and empty. - Professor A.I.
I think the biggest challenge for me is eating breakfast. I wake with no real appetite, and even eating something light can seem like a chore. I suppose I can try starting out with maybe eating multiple smaller meals throughout the day rather than three seemingly substantial ones. - Derrick
It's all calories in the end, so if you don't feel like eating, then don't. Eat more at lunch and less at dinner. - Professor A.I.
I eat pretty much all day long - starting about 75 min. after I get up. Then a snack a few hours later, then lunch, then another snack, then dinner … then another snack. All relatively small, but I am pretty much always eating. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
I could never eat first thing in the morning, but I did have fruit or an egg sandwich or something and the necessary coffee once I got to work. Lunch is very important at work, mainly to get away for a while. By the time I got home I didn't feel much like cooking anything so it would be a very light meal. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I've had some success with this - the biggest thing for me was allowing myself to eat later in the morning. I'm not hungry when I get up, so I have to let myself take time about 2-3 hours later to actually eat a larger breakfast. Usually I'm hungry by then. Also, making smaller meals for dinner made it more likely I'd be hungry earlier. I used to skip, or not eat breakfast until after 10. Now, I eat a good breakfast at around 8:30-9:30. - Jennifer Dittrich
If you figure this out, please share any tips. Because I'm self-employed and working from home, I keep weird hours and sometimes my first true meal isn't until noon or later. - Corinne L
I had to train myself to eat breakfast. I started small with thing like a piece of fruit and some peanut butter and worked my way up. - Katy S from iPhone
I have this problem, too. I'd also like to change my habits so I want to eat in the mornings. - Trish R from iPhone
I should probably note that I don't always want to eat in the morning now, but I can tolerate it and I do feel like I have more energy throughout the morning as long as it's a high protein breakfast. - Katy S
What Jennifer said but in a British accent. - Akiva
I am starving when I wake up. Then I feel that way every few hours for the rest of the day. I got nothin. - laura x from iPhone
My sister was like that. She woke up starving. She was always naturally slim, too. I guess it works - if you can face food first thing in the morning. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
My current work schedule has changed my eating schedule and it's working out okay. But the healthy plan falls apart if I don't start with breakfast (cold cereal and milk and yogurt) no later than 6:30. Lunch at 10 (lately, frozen gyoza or dumplings with a frozen vegetable mix, all steamed in the microwave), before I leave the house at 10:30 to go to first job. I leave first job at 4 and... more... - Betsy
D, you might look at Ian Smith's_ Shred_ plan. You eat 3-4 small meals plus snacks throughout the day on that one. Smoothies are a common breakfast option. - LB: Ratchet Bear from Android
I got myself switched around mentally first, be deciding I wanted to follow this idea: Eat like a king for breakfast, a prince for lunch, and a pauper for dinner. on days when I actually eat like this I wake up famished and the cycle becomes easier to maintain. and oddly enough every.single.thing. they say about eating breakfast becomes true. but still i often fall off the monarchy diet. - Lnorigb
Lnorigb, I like that concept! - Anne Bouey
Lnorigb, that's the idea behind my meals. I think my breakfast is the highest calorie meal and the salad is the lowest. I read about it when I was a kid, not sure where. Reader's Digest maybe? - Betsy from FFHound(roid)!
Feeding the furnace first thing in the morning allows for more efficiency was how it had been explained to me. - Janet
I snacked on a little fruit about three hours after I woke up today, and that was even after eating a fairly light dinner last night. :( Like most all good things, this is going to take some time, I reckon. - Derrick
Yes - Shevonne from iPhone
A PBJ sandwich for breakfast has been serving my skinny daughter well for years. It's quick and easy to make, and high in protein. It's also good for curbing your appetite. Another breakfast food she reaches for on occasion, especially in winter, is slow cooked oatmeal. Stay away from quick oats or the instant stuff in the packets...metabolizes too fast and leaves you hungry shortly... more... - April Russo
Andrew C (✔)
If the McChicken followed the logic of the McRib, it would be ground chicken shaped like a drumstick.
I feel like they channeled that into the McNuggets instead. - Jennifer Dittrich
But McNuggets don't resemble real chicken parts! Where's the "boot" on a chicken? - Andrew C (✔) from Android
It's surrounded by other chicken-y parts, like the patty circle and wing without bones, duh. - Jennifer Dittrich
AJ Batac
This. - Mike Nayyar
Please can anyone tell me what 'Team Frank' is all about? intrigued..cheers - Jason
Thanks, Bruce. I was having trouble with FF search in trying to find the thread! - LB: Ratchet Bear
Thank you, Bruce - Jason
Happy to help. - Bruce Lewis
This was the first thing I saw when I logged in :) - Ashish
This is gorgeous. The result of a tatted up cow:) - Liza + = ?
Mee toooooo! - Mary B: #TeamMonique
me Three, - Roberto Bonini
Me too! - Halil
FriendFeed forever! - Barbara R. S.
Yup. - Steven Perez
AFFirmative. - Kevin Johnson
Hooray! - Fleagle
FFers Rule - VALZ SCARLETTS MAMA
Hear hear! - Franc, a rememberer
Oh. - sofarsoShawn
Right now, Mark Zuckerberg is sitting in a dark room, looking at monitors on the screen. A big red button marked "Kill Friendfeed" sits on the armchair to his right. As he giggles menacingly under his breath, his finger hovers ever-so-gently over the button... - Fleagle
pleather <3 - CarlC
yep! - ·❂·
++ Fleagle. "And suddenly, a question pops his head. How come, why not here on my own developed turf? He sips the last of his milk glass, raising the finger off the button, and decided to give them another day." -The book of SocNet, 12:10 - Zu from AOD
♥ ♥ ♥ - Ali Yolcu
Bu yazı fontu kim de var acaba. - Tesbih
Haha, always fun to stumble on an old post and see how you reacted at the time. #SomeFFLove - Zu from AOD
AJ BATAC Git burdan. O.O - Tarık
MG Siegler
Remember when I made this? Can't wait for this functionality to come to FriendFeed. Hot Dog Stand here I come!
Remember when I made this? Can't wait for this functionality to come to FriendFeed. Hot Dog Stand here I come!
MY EYES ARE BLEEDING - Eric Eldon
woah - tell me you're still not using this...its quite possibly the ugliest thing ive ever seen. - Zee.
Now I'm craving Hot Dogs - Jesse Stay
i call it eggplant orange juice with blood. - MG Siegler
for healthy vampires - Eric Eldon
I feel bad for your monitor that has to serve that up...haha - Mike Bracco
MG, maybe we should save you the trouble and make one that looks like this for you. We'll call it parislemon. - Dan Hsiao
i think that may cause a FF revolt. or vomiting. - MG Siegler
Absolutely love the color scheme! :) - Jonathan Hardesty
lol it's festive. My Gmail is bright green and orange. LOVE - BEX
ya lets myspace up this bitch! - sean percival
Paul -- hey you listenin'? hhaha! don't ya love those colors! LOL (Dan - good idea!, do it!! haha) - Susan Beebe
Looks like a box of Crayola's just threw up. : ) - Mike Doeff
Cool - Andrew
I would go out of my mind by the end of the day. LOL - Drew Lucas
Painful. - Anne Bouey
This is a beautiful work of art. Bravo! Encore! - Sarah Lane
i aim to please. - MG Siegler
Just looking at that might give you colon cancer. - Gary C
Or keep you away from gmail long enough to be productive on the task at hand. - Mitch
FriendFeed has themes now. http://www.flickr.com/photos... - Robert MacEwan
much harder to ugly this up, but i tried http://friendfeed.com/parisle... - MG Siegler
looks like helvetica to me... :) - Jim is digging out.
did u build it yet? lol - Phillip Grady Jr
literally brilliant way to push people to use gmail... ;) - Marc Mulhern
its ugly as sin but it is a point. I would love to have a bit of text control and layout control and colour control. - workingbike feed
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1998 all over again. - Will Higgins™
Why is this in my 2014 feed? - Professor A.I.
Steven Perez
I had no idea just how much I hated commercials until I tried to watch a two-hour movie on television. Bill Hicks was right.
TV over here drives me mad! Even with a PVR the ads tear up any semblance of pacing, tension and storytelling. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
And pundits wonder why "binge-watching" is so popular. - Steven Perez from Android
Glen Campbell
I should "cultivate an appreciation of small pleasures."
The size of the pleasure doesn't matter. - Louis Gray
Johnny
TIL On Facebook: By not being in America, I cannot comment on issues inside America or know more than an American on a specific issue.
Hogwash. - Betsy from FFHound(roid)!
What Betsy says. - Walt Crawford
balderdash - Big Joe Silence
Considering how ill informed so many Americans are... it would be scary if the rest of the world could only be less informed. - Heather, 30k Camper
horse feathers! - Jim is digging out.
Victor Ganata
I never realized how many episodes of ST:TNG and ST:Voyager that Nick Sagan (Carl Sagan's son) wrote.
Melly
RT @alsboy: It's that time again You knew it was coming You can't stop it It's your regular reminder about 'Overdramatic Cat' http://t.co/lEgIHNfxQt
RT @alsboy: It's that time again  You knew it was coming  You can't stop it  It's your regular reminder about 'Overdramatic Cat' http://t.co/lEgIHNfxQt
Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
Knot Theory: An area of math that started out as a purely theoretical field. Over the past several decades many applications of knot theory have been found in nature. A primary example can be seen in cellular DNA and DNA recombination events. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki...
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In topology, knot theory is the study of mathematical knots. While inspired by knots which appear in daily life in shoelaces and rope, a mathematician's knot differs in that the ends are joined together so that it cannot be undone. In mathematical language, a knot is an embedding of a circle in 3-dimensional Euclidean space, R3 (Note that since we're using topology the concept of circle isn't bound only to the classical geometric concept, but to all of its homeomorphisms). Two mathematical knots are equivalent if one can be transformed into the other via a deformation of R3 upon itself (known as an ambient isotopy); these transformations correspond to manipulations of a knotted string that do not involve cutting the string or passing the string through itself. Knots can be described in various ways. Given a method of description, however, there may be more than one description that represents the same knot. For example, a common method of describing a knot is a planar diagram called a... more... - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
Wednesday night is "Ask a Scientist" night at the Acoustic Cafe, and this will be the topic of the presentation. Color me there! (Just because I have trouble reaching my shoe laces doesn't mean I don't know how to tie them.) - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
"... and that's knot theory." "It is too!" ... "I said 'That's knot theory!'" "And I say it IS!" "I know, it's knot theory!" "YES IT IS!!!" #topologicalhumor - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
holly #ravingfangirl
RT @pinest8biscuits: In the beginning, there was dough. #pdx #pdxeats #biscuits #southernfood @ Pine State Biscuits http://instagram.com/p...
RT @pinest8biscuits: In the beginning, there was dough. #pdx #pdxeats #biscuits #southernfood @ Pine State Biscuits http://instagram.com/p/lnwZjEq-pl/
They look so perfect. - Derrick
right? i feel silly swooning over biscuits, but damn. - holly #ravingfangirl
I thought about making a batch with some roasted jalapenos and white cheddar rolled in. Just...well, why not? An egg tucked inside would be so awesome. - Derrick
We made sweet almond biscuits in class recently when we made strawberry shortcake and our chef instructor had us substitute baking soda and cream of tartar for baking powder. He swears it improves the taste. I'm going to have to try that at home with regular biscuits to see if there's a difference. - Trish R from iPhone
Melly
St Patrick's Day nails. http://instagram.com/p...
St Patrick's Day nails. http://instagram.com/p/ll2QuGGy4G/
Oh, that's a good idea! Yours are cute! I should take time tomorrow to paint mine. - Jennifer Dittrich
ooh, i need to do that. - holly #ravingfangirl
I really like the colour on my index finger but I'm not sure about the other green. Probably because it reminds me of the time I had a really bad sinus infection *gag* - Melly
dolma parmak:)))ha ha...çok hoş.) - neferteti
Bacaklar hiç güneş görmemiş - Ergün Plak from iPhone
That's because the sun is evil! I live in Australia, melanoma capital of the world. I avoid it wherever possible. - Melly
Melly Knee! Also, *cough*... er, nice nails - MoTO Moca Blend
Ha! - Melly
holly #ravingfangirl
There's a new BBQ place at the farmer's market. In related news, I smell delicious.
Soylent Holly? I hope they aren't eating you! ;) - Katy S
Applewood-smoked BBQ? - Julian
Katy beat me to it :)) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
hey, i said i *smell* delicious. didn't say anything about how i taste. ;) - holly #ravingfangirl
i am still not sure what to think of this place. their sauces were great, and the flavor of the pulled pork was pretty good, but it was... mushy? almost too moist? i can't quite articulate it right. - holly #ravingfangirl
Victor Ganata
Why is it so hard to believe that a plane could disappear somewhere we can't easily find it? Especially if someone did it deliberately?
For me at least, I had this conception that planes were tracked, stayed in good communicaiton, etc. We have so much tracking tech now for everything that it's hard to believe that it didn't raise alarm bells the moment they disappeared. It just seems like a larger plane that Earhart's disappeared in a modern era where things are so much more connected and tech is so much more advanced. - Spidra Webster
very nice post sir - Sambara Moin
We can bomb a dinner plate in a 3 story building from halfway around the world using a pilotless drone. - Johnny from iPhone
Also, as someone put to me last night... If it WAS hijacked and it WAS landed safely somewhere, public knowledge may not be "optimum" for passenger rescue. - Johnny
There is that. There's definitely some information hiding going on. Even if someone has a millimeter resolution global spy satellite network, I doubt anyone would immediately share images and confirm they have a millimeter resolution global spy satellite network. But, barring that, once you cut the radio transmissions and enter airspace out of radar station and cell tower range, you're effectively invisible. The world is still a huge place. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
I think it's surprising to me because it seems unprecedented. Thousands of flights a day. A dozen or two crashes a year -- yet none in living memory where, after a week, the public has no idea where or why the crash happened. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Or if there was a crash. - Katy S
I wonder how much of that is just how global the news is now and how developing countries now have the exact same technology that industrialized countries have. All the passenger propeller planes that have gone down in remote inaccessible regions of the earth don't necessarily make international news, but a 777 disappearing is a bigger story. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Probably part of it. I also think people expect more transparency today than in the past. Loose lips sink ships probably wouldn't go over as a slogan today. - Katy S
Air France 447 wasn't that long ago, and it took days to find the wreckage and years to find the black box, and that was an accident, not a deliberate act. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
That was the first thing I thought of after the first day or so. - Katy S
It does make me wonder how much international politics and territorial/jurisdictional concerns have hampered the search operations. Not all the nations involved in the search are necessarily on friendly terms, and they probably don't want to share any more information than they absolutely have to. It might actually be easier to find wrecks in international waters. - Victor Ganata
Maybe my memory is wrong, but with the AF447 tragedy, I recall the press from the beginning emphasized what we knew about the last signals from the aircraft, indicating it had crashed, and that wreckage was discovered a day and a half later, confirming what we already suspected. It seemed quite different from the current case (to me, at least). - Stephen Mack
Yeah, I guess they did release the ACARS failure messages to the public two days after the disappearance of Air France 447. But I don't remember there being a lot of reporting prior to the discovery of the wreckage, either. - Victor Ganata
Mary B: #TeamMonique
imabonehead
Microsoft reveals its server designs and releases open source code | Ars Technica - http://arstechnica.com/informa...
Microsoft reveals its server designs and releases open source code | Ars Technica
Microsoft reveals its server designs and releases open source code | Ars Technica
"Redmond joins Facebook's Open Compute, intends to make servers more efficient." - imabonehead from Bookmarklet
Victor Ganata
I think only getting 6 hours of sleep a night is really suppressing my immune system. Or maybe it's time I saw a doctor.
"I'm starting with the man in the mirror / I'm asking him to make a change" - Andrew C (✔)
If I could get six hours of sleep a night, I'd be celebrating. I can't seem to consistently aggregate more than 4-1/2. - vicster: full-bodied
Sleep is unproductive and a waste of time. - Louis Gray
holly #ravingfangirl
trying to wrap my head around creating a nested Excel formula. i am so very much not an advanced Excel user. ow, my head.
i think i need to put it away and pick it back up tomorrow. i've done too much Excel-ing today already. - holly #ravingfangirl
I'm so sorry. I hate Excel so much. - Trish R from iPhone
I once worked on a spreadsheet so complex that I started writing formulae in an external editor. I never did Excel again after that. - Akiva
conceptually, i understand what i need to do. i just keep failing at the syntax. MATH IS HARD LET'S GO SHOPPING. - holly #ravingfangirl
Mine wasn't so math-intensive as it was full of conditional statements and tons of references to other cells, pages, sheets, etc. But, man, it was fully automated and beautiful when printed. - Akiva
Add another vote for using an external editor: that's how I write nested formulae in Excel/Numbers. Each level gets its own line, add parentheses afterwards. God I hate parentheses in Excel. - Mark Trapp
heh. that's probably overkill for me - it's really just two formulas. i am just... Excel-impaired. :) - holly #ravingfangirl
Steve C
So this Ebay thing works. Things that were just taking up space are flying off the shelf. AKA people will buy anything. Granted I'm not charging a ton but it's more than I'd get at a garage sale. Thanks for the tip Tamara.
Right on! I'm glad you're making some money. :-) - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
imabonehead
14 Fast Food and Restaurant Employees Confess the One Item You Should Never Order |Foodbeast - http://www.foodbeast.com/2014...
14 Fast Food and Restaurant Employees Confess the One Item You Should Never Order |Foodbeast
"The following question was posed on Reddit: “Fast food workers of Reddit, what should we NOT order at your restaurant? Why not?” While it’s important to know that none of these claims have been verified, we do recommend bookmarking this thread. Just in case. Tons of answers were submitted, we picked the most curious below." - imabonehead from Bookmarklet
I feel like a lot of these posts are suspect. - Eric - Watch Me Now
I pissed off a bunch of people at the campus run Burger King one time. I was planning an all nighter and used my dinner stipend to get six chicken sandwiches which shut down both of their cooking baskets. Only did that once. - Not Me
I will often ask for "no salt fries" so that I'm sure I get fresh french fries. Nothing worse than a soggy, old fry. - Eric - Watch Me Now
Todd Hoff
That’s why it doesn’t matter if God plays dice with the Universe | MetaFilter - http://www.metafilter.com/137160...
"A fully deterministic universe is not incompatible with free will. If the deterministic algorithm displays sensitive dependence on initial conditions (which it sure as hell seems to) then it can't be predicted because the system itself is the simplest model that can predict its own behavior. This conclusion of chaos theory is far more devastating to traditional Western religious notions than anything ever discovered by physics or geology. It basically says that not only does God not know the fate of every sparrow that will fall, the only way even God could learn a sparrow's fate is to build the universe and let it run -- and He would be as ignorant of its ultimate conclusion as we are, until it actually concludes. Indeed, unlike traditional Christian metaphysics, this actually gives god a reason to create the Universe -- something that is conspicuously lacking in the more traditional accounts" - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
Wow...heavy. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
It's similar to my take on the subject so I liked it :-) Though it's not 100 percent comforting as in unpredictability isn't necessarily the same as free will, just almost indistinguishable from free will. - Todd Hoff
I don't know why, but this made me think of "Groundhog Day". If God/the user running the universe simulation isn't bounded by time, then for all we know, they've already run a kajillion simulations and can predict the future from whatever universe happens to be running just from experience alone. So they could still be practically speaking, omniscient to some incredible precision, but they can still be surprised depending on how exactly they varied the starting variables. - Victor Ganata
Harold Ramis' God of Infinite Iterations :D - Victor Ganata
Alan
I hate when job postings don't give any salary information at all.
W3RD. - Spidra Webster
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