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Comment author: morganism 16 October 2017 11:47:06PM 0 points [-]

Physically active white men at high risk for plaque buildup in arteries

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-10/uoia-paw101617.php

"When these findings were stratified by race and gender, they found that white men were at the highest risk-they were 86 percent more likely to have CAC. There was no higher odds of CAC for black participants who exercised at this level, and while there was a similar trend for white women it was not statistically significant."

"High levels of exercise over time may cause stress on the arteries leading to higher CAC," said Rana, "however this plaque buildup may well be of the more stable kind, and thus less likely to rupture and causes heart attack, which was not evaluated in this study."

Comment author: WalterL 17 October 2017 02:04:48PM 0 points [-]

Bummer.

Comment author: WalterL 12 October 2017 02:12:26AM 0 points [-]
Comment author: WalterL 02 October 2017 05:28:44PM 0 points [-]

The article about Slack is really good, thanks for linking.

Comment author: WalterL 28 September 2017 03:25:57PM 0 points [-]

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/9/28/16367580/campaigning-doesnt-work-general-election-study-kalla-broockman

This is a pretty daunting takedown of the whole concept of political campaigning. It is pretty hilarious when you consider how much money, how much human toil, has been squandered in this manner.

Comment author: WalterL 21 September 2017 06:55:49PM 0 points [-]

"Or is it so obvious no one bothers to talk about it?"

Well, that's not it.

Comment author: tukabel 18 September 2017 09:18:20PM 0 points [-]

Time to put obsolete humanimals where they evolutionarily belong... on their dead end branch.

Being directed by their DeepAnimalistic brain parts they are unable to cope with all the power given to them by the Memetic Supercivlization Of Intelligence, currently living on humanimal substrate (only less than 1% though, and not for long anyway).

Our sole purpose is to create our (first nonbio) successor before we reach the inevitable stage of self destruction (already nukes were too much and nanobots will be worse than DIY nuclear grenade any teenager or terroist can assemble in the shed for one dollar.

Comment author: WalterL 19 September 2017 07:17:18PM 0 points [-]

Humans are 'them'? Who are you actually trying to threaten here?

Comment author: turchin 13 September 2017 08:21:51AM 1 point [-]

The great thing about Moon colony is that it ruins could survive a billion years, and will be found by the next civilization on Earth if it appears. They will found our DNA and data and return humanity to life. There are also ways to attract the attention of the next civilization to the place of our former colony.

On Mars a colony remains can't survive for so long, as Fobos will collide with Mars in 50 million years and weathering is also stronger.

The self-sustained colony on Mars probably is not possible without self-replicating robotics. If such robotics will be created it would create new space risks and new opportunities for colonization and interstellar travel. This would make Mars colony less relevant for survival.

Comment author: WalterL 13 September 2017 12:48:05PM 1 point [-]

Certainly, self replicating robots will affect our survival. I'm not sure it will go in the way we want though.

Comment author: ArisKatsaris 02 September 2017 09:18:31PM 0 points [-]

Nonfiction Books Thread

Comment author: WalterL 05 September 2017 07:36:25PM 0 points [-]
Comment author: HungryHippo 04 September 2017 04:18:13PM *  3 points [-]

With the Dota OpenAI bot, Alpha GO, and Deep Blue --- it's funny how we keep training AIs to play zero-sum war simulation games against human enemies.

Comment author: WalterL 05 September 2017 07:32:54PM 0 points [-]

They are good training tasks.

Comment author: eternal_neophyte 30 August 2017 11:00:13AM 2 points [-]

I liked Nietzche's framing of the question in terms of infinite recurrence better. Strangely I would forgo infinite recurrence but would choose the second option in your scenario ( since if it turns out to be a mistake the cost will be limited ).

Comment author: WalterL 30 August 2017 01:03:39PM 0 points [-]

I dunno, it might well be infinite. If God makes your life happen again, then it presumably includes his appearance at the end. Ergo you make the same choice and so on.

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