I don't know if that recent news piece about the natural maximum lifespan being 120 years contradicts his research. I suspect not as it's based on no major interventions, and De Grey's research is about incrementally improving the types on intervention we can achieve.
Exactly. The lifespan limitation idea is based on a certain barrier in cellular reproduction (telomeres,) and if we can "fix" that, that limitation is gone. (And then we move on to the next one.). But then we're not dealing with a natural lifespan anymore, by definition.
Perhaps, but groceries and especially produce are fairly low margin as it is.
If they can afford to have sales having 50% off, I'm sure they've got pretty healthy margins.
The more perishable food is, the higher the markup typically is. Produce is typically priced with a 2-4x markup, but that doesn't take spoilage into account. Their actual profit margin won't be as high, because for highly perishable goods they'll almost inevitably end up with some product that is unsellable.
If they have a 50% off sale on produce, they're probably selling it for very close to their cost. It's an easy way for them to offload whatever's still sellable from a bunch of product that wouldn't be sellable for much longer. And, in some cases, they'll sell product below cost, just to try to get something in return for it before it spoils, so they end up with less that they have to throw away.
Two investors in Juicero were surprised to learn the startup’s juice packs could be squeezed by hand without using its high-tech machine.
A person close to the company said Juicero is aware the packs can be squeezed by hand but that most people would prefer to use the machine because the process is more consistent and less messy. The device also reads a QR code printed on the back of each produce pack and checks the source against an online database to ensure the contents haven’t expired or been recalled, the person said. The expiration date is also printed on the pack.
Kippy Williams, owner of Kippy’s Organic Non-Dairy Ice Cream Shop in Los Angeles and Toyko, said...
So... yeah... adding void(0) would fix it... but I can't edit the title.
If you want to try it manually, run it in the console. After loading (takes a few seconds) you should see Clippy in your lower-right, and he'll animate after random intervals. Hard refresh will get rid of him.
(It'll only work on WTDWTF... several of the files are uploaded as attachments.)
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a wizard in possession of great magical power must be in want of trouble. Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden, first son of stage magician Malcom Dresden, had established himself in the town of Ch---, where he made a small living practicing as a Wizard specializing in missing items cases. It was not the most glamorous life, but it was a life all his own, and he felt the freedom greatly preferable to the bondage the previous years had cast upon his soul. Indeed, each day dawned in him a small contentment, a sense that he was where he ought to be, doing what he ought to do.
The young lady that graced his doorstep one fateful morning did not seem to be a harbringer of doom. In fact, she appeared pleasing to the eye, accomplished, and indeed, everything that a young woman ought to be in order to awaken interest in a single man. Alas, the ring on her finger spelled doom for that potential courtship before it could begin. As it happened, Monica Sells was there to request his aid in finding her missing husband, one Victor Sells of the Ch---- Sells.
Upon hearing of her charge, Dresden struggled to control his shock, to avoid alarming the lady. "Ma'am, I'm not really a missing-persons specialist. Have you contacted the police, or a private investigator?"
"I have not," she replied, dabbing at her eyes with her handkerchief. "They cannot help me. La! This is all so complicated, I cannot -- I apologise for imposing upon your time."
"Wait, forgive me. We have not been properly introduced." For, at this time, they had not.
Rather than make the introduction, as was proper, the lady paused, gathering her thoughts. "Perhaps, if it pleases you... you might simply call me Monica." Right away Dresden knew the trouble: wizards such as himself could harness the power in knowing someone's full name and station. But for this lady to know that, she must be privy to secrets that he would not have suspected her privy to. Indeed, she must have sought him out because of his power; but how did she come to know of it? And, if she knew what he could truly accomplish, why had she not simply gone to the person who had told her of such things in the first place?
That's Storm Front in the style of Jane Austen: omniscient, but heavily present narrator, commenting on the events rather than letting us deeper into the character's feelings at the moment. Plus, emphasis on titles, stations, and courtship; Austen had a lot to say about society, while Butcher's more interested in the noir genre. And, just for fun, the redaction of placenames that was common at the time.
Contractors repainted the "SL" after they laid down cabling and resurfaced part of the road.
I think it's the norm that people who dig the ground will only recover the part they dig on. It happens in Hong Kong too, except that the law here only requires them the "temporarily recover" the road surface. The Highways Department will send people to "remake" the surface of the road after they checked the construction is completed, just to make sure the road condition complies to their standard, and repaint any road sign as needed.
Teasing out the details on faster than sight artifacts.
Seen any good ones lately?
I haven't done near enough videoing.
First off the weather is just starting to get nice
Second I don't like having to do so much fiddling to have the
specific footage show. Sort of waiting for the new Swamp Slider
feature so I can show 'em off once and for all.
Yooooo! So this is where all the wtf visitors to my site over the past couple of days spawn?
How on EARTH can people be so daft as to suggest all text should be the same size and that there are "rules" that websites should stick to? How can people push the boundaries and make websites that people LIKE to visit if you don't experiment?
Please can one of the boring-compliance officers point me to the O'Reilly car-leasing-website-design-rulebook I should stick to. Today I will be adding Mr T to my website. I await the horror and shock and awe. Hahahaha.