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[Link] When companies go over 150 people......

2 NancyLebovitz 02 December 2016 07:57PM
Comment author: NancyLebovitz 23 November 2016 05:27:05PM 9 points [-]

I'm annoyed at the bit about people polishing up their social media posts being mere useless signalling-- a net with more intelligent, wittier posts is presumably actually giving pleasure and possibly usefulness.

Occasionally signalling leads to the production of long-term value. Sometimes rich people showing off produces art that people continue to enjoy. I don't have a feeling for when a signalling competition is about totally useless things and when it's about soemwhat useful things, especially those with enduring value.

Comment author: ernestdezoe 18 November 2016 06:18:15PM *  -1 points [-]

What utility would future humans find in reviving cryonically preserved humans ? Besides a cryonically preserved person can't fight to protect his/her own interest to have the cryonic facilities spared during economic crisis , wars , social unrests..... which would surely happen in the future , history has shown time and time again how those who don't or can't fight to protect their interests stand no chance of having their preference on the status of the world met (other agents would force their preference on the status of the world instead)

Comment author: NancyLebovitz 18 November 2016 07:42:47PM 1 point [-]

No guarantees, but cryonics companies will want to protect their reputations, and I expect pressure groups of family members, friends, and fans doing somewhat to support reviving preserved humans-- perhaps even supporting a principle of reviving people rather than just one's favorites.

[Link] Terminally ill teen won historic ruling to preserve body

7 NancyLebovitz 18 November 2016 02:16PM
In response to Crony Beliefs
Comment author: NancyLebovitz 04 November 2016 09:04:08PM *  2 points [-]

This suggests that being hypocrtical about crony beliefs is actually healthy.

Robert, the mayor's nephew, has a bulletproof job as a business analyst. If he's incompetent, his advice is ignored. He isn't given a job with actual responsibilities either.

This is like a person in a pro-astrology environment who knows enough about astrology to take part in conversations, never criticizes astrology, and doesn't let astrology affect their decisions.

(reposted from facebook)

Comment author: Lumifer 26 October 2016 02:56:17PM 0 points [-]

The munchkin solution is noise-cancelling headphones.

Comment author: NancyLebovitz 26 October 2016 09:39:34PM 2 points [-]

I assume that if you want to talk with someone, ambient white noise is better.

Comment author: NancyLebovitz 26 October 2016 11:46:54AM 0 points [-]

I was just listeing to an NPR piece about the problem of workplace noise, with some focus on noisy co-workers. For example, working near someone with a frequent loud cough is a miserable thing.

I don't know if there's a munchkin solution, but possibly being a noise consultant for businesses is a possible niche. Perhaps just selling white noise machines in bulk to businesses would work.

Comment author: username2 25 October 2016 09:07:33PM 0 points [-]

There's a serious shortage of psychiatrists accepting insurance, full stop.

Comment author: NancyLebovitz 26 October 2016 11:42:23AM 0 points [-]

The economics of being a therapist.

http://siderea.livejournal.com/1303059.html

http://siderea.livejournal.com/1308342.html

http://siderea.livejournal.com/1308342.html

A very short version is that insurance doesn't compensate adequately, and a therapist can't work 40 hours/week because patients typically aren't available during conventional working hours. Also, therapists are only paid when patients show up, so schedulng enough hours is even harder than it sounds.

Comment author: ChristianKl 25 October 2016 08:30:44PM 1 point [-]

According to the Mayo clinic swimming in clorinated water is a risk factor for dry skin. To me that suggest this might be an issue that's about the bacteria that live on your skin.

https://ubiome.com/ used to provide a skin kit but might not do it anymore (their website currently only shows the gut product).

It might be possible to develop a probiotics solution.

Comment author: NancyLebovitz 26 October 2016 11:32:09AM 0 points [-]

If chlorine is the problem, there are shower filters that take out a lot of the chlorine.

http://showerfilterscompared.net/

As for money, it's a complicated question, since ChristianKl contributed (I didn't know about chlorine as a possible problem) and you'd need to gamble by getting the filter.

If a fliter works and you feel like sending me $100/year, I won't turn it down.

Comment author: Mac 25 October 2016 02:10:34PM *  0 points [-]

Maybe you can break it down and focus on the areas that would appear to allow an effective, profitable, scalable intervention. A few thoughts:

Prevention

-Clothing/brace that reduces the risk of injury?

Diagnosis

-Objectively measuring pain is difficult. Here's an attempt.

Coping

-Mental health intervention

-Interesting article here on how VR helped a severe burn victim. Note to self: ketamine trips are insane.

Masking

-Counter irritants

-This device seems like an interesting idea, but has poor reviews.

Permanent solution

-Brain surgery? Probably isn't what you're interested in.

Comment author: NancyLebovitz 26 October 2016 11:24:21AM 0 points [-]

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