A Beautiful Convergence
… of Two Seemingly Separate Technologies — There is lots of excitement these days about the emergence of incredibly powerful “chat” AIs, such as Claude.AI and, of course, ChatGPT4. Less attention is given to the prospect of a massive increase in data storage requirements, and of energy to power and cool all of that computing and storage. …
Why We Will Live in Space
Let’s Not Suffer a Failure of Imagination — Elon Musk has claimed we’ll soon colonize Mars. Many people, including some space scientists, disagree. But "space" is not limited to the Moon and Mars. In her recent Scientific American article, entitled Why We’ll Never Live in Space, science writer Sarah Scoles displays a surprising lack of imagination. While imagination…
A recent Johns Hopkins study found that those who have had COVID, even cases that are asymptomatic…
A recent Johns Hopkins study found that those who have had COVID, even cases that are asymptomatic or showed mild symptoms, are at greater risk of heart problems in future. This, then, is tragically another aspect of long COVID. https://publichealth.jhu.edu/2022/covid-and-the-heart-it-spares-no-one The key statement: "People who got COVID-19 and were asymptomatic, or got COVID-19 that was so mild that they were able to nurse it at home, without going to the doctor still developed an increased risk of heart problems a year out."
Very nice. I once had a direct experience of eternity, while walking around a couch. This was not an abstract idea but a perception; a knowing. I realized in an instant that eternity is not, as I had believed, the summation of all moments from the start of the universe to its end. Rather, it is a level of reality apart from time; apart from change.
Addicts will rationalize almost anything to support their addictions. Many steal from loved ones.
Addicts will rationalize almost anything to support their addictions. Many steal from loved ones. It's tragic that addiction is so widely misunderstood. Consider: Which animal has the most miserable existence?
Be With Your Beloved Pet at the End
Don’t be a coward — they need you most of all then Not only is it cruel to leave your beloved animal alone when they are dying, but you may miss out on something extraordinary. I was there with my beloved cat at the end, getting ready for the euthanasia…
Thought-provoking. And noise-induced hearing loss would be labeled a pandemic if it were due to a pathogen. Speaking of thought-provoking: your title hearkens back to Shakespeare, and a very good analysis in The Atlantic makes the case that the actual author of those plays was a contemporary woman who lived near him, Emelia Bassano: Was Shakespeare a Woman?The Atlantichttps://www.theatlantic.com › archive › 2019/06.
Climate change is making many things worse that people don't connect to climate change.
Climate change is making many things worse that people don't connect to climate change. More extreme wind shear during flights is an example. More extreme weather in general is another. I wonder how long it will be until wildfires ground planes, apart from their other effects on air.