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I couldn't tell he was in space until the weightless and final frames of the video. Otherwise he just looked like a bloke on a plane facing the window seat.
 

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"Nauka, which means science in Russian, launched from Russia’s Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan last Wednesday after weeks of 11th-hour delays caused by issues with the module’s guidance system. Even though it launched last week, the module has a long history — its development started in 1995, and it was originally slated to launch in 2007. But launch delays and several changes to its design and purpose pushed its deployment back by years."

14 year construction delay in space. Good thing they added that extra toilet before NASA decides whether to sunset the ISS.
 

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since we don't actually about feelings and shit on this forum, i suppose the science thread is the best place for this:


very interesting the responses largely mirror the style of responses women give in these surveys.
 

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“In India, doctors sounded the alarm about being unable to coordinate their schedules or share patient scans without WhatsApp. And in Malaysia, some small-business owners were left without a way to manage day-to-day operations as all business communications that are conducted through the app.”

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When Google was under fire...Alphabet became the holding company, executives were shuffled and Google became a subsidiary just in case things were broken up. When Microsoft was accused of a monopoly....

And now Facebook follows the same path.
 

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Interesting. I was talking to a doctor who does anti-aging and he was telling me he’s putting a lot of his patients on low dose cialis for daily use. Nothing to do with erections just for general blood flow and overall health.
Makes sense. I started taking L-Arginine for circulation.

Will insurance cover boner pills of prescribed for general health? I can see that becoming very popular.
 

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Makes sense. I started taking L-Arginine for circulation.

Will insurance cover boner pills of prescribed for general health? I can see that becoming very popular.
Yeah apparently they are. Docs can always just say they have issues in that area.

Plus generics are really cheap. I looked at a 90 day supply on goodrx and they were less than $10 a month
 

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You guys are taking erectile dysfunction medication because...it does the same thing as herbal ginseng?
 

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You guys are taking erectile dysfunction medication because...it does the same thing as herbal ginseng?
they're all just basically forms of l-arginine which is a vasodialator meaning keeps your blood flow pumping strong. lack of blood flow is a major cause of issues in the body so doctors are, i assume, looking at these like a baby asprin used to be looked at.
 

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Yeah apparently they are. Docs can always just say they have issues in that area.

Plus generics are really cheap. I looked at a 90 day supply on goodrx and they were less than $10 a month
Jeez that got cheap. Someone I know used to order dodgy knock-off Cialis from India to have when they were rolling on MDMA.
 

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"The average time spent on mobile apps was four hours and 48 minutes, up 30% from 2019, App Annie's State of Mobile report indicated.

This was calculated across ten markets, including India, Turkey, the US, Japan, Mexico, Singapore and Canada."

So productive.

"Users in Brazil, Indonesia and South Korea surpassed five hours per day."

Even more productive.
 

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"All visitors to the Games are required to download the app 14 days prior to their departure for China, and use it to record daily their Covid status."

Besides the athletes and the few diplomats who aren't boycotting...who are these attendees?

"The analysts noted that the app fails to validate digital security, or SSL, certificates of forwarding sites, and some data was transmitted without any SSL protection or encryption at all."

V2.0

"A list of the 2,442 keywords showed them to be mainly politics related, or referenced swear words and illegal goods. Most were in simplified Chinese, but some were also in Tibetan, Uyghur and English."

F*@k
 

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“‘Cells already know how to make all the organs in your body — they did it once during embryonic development and that information hasn’t gone anywhere, it’s still there,” he said. ‘What we need to be doing is trying to discover what triggers will convince the cells to do whatever it is that we want them to do.‘

In the case of this experiment, the trigger is the combination of the BioDome and the drug cocktail. The BioDome is important because it provides a localized, controlled environment for the drugs to do their job. The drug cocktail, meanwhile, contained nothing leg-specific — which Levin said is of critical importance. Zero percent of the time did the experiment result in anything but leg creation.

‘This technology is not about limbs per se; it is a way to look at and achieve regeneration of all kinds of body organs — anything that is missing, damaged, degenerating, cancerous, aging,‘ he said.“

I need to regenerate everything back to when I was 16.
 

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"In 2020, Nasa awarded a contract to Texas-based company Axiom Space to build at least one habitable module to be attached to the ISS. It has also provided funding to fund for three companies to develop designs for space stations and other commercial destinations in space."

"In an interview with the Russian news agency Interfax in December 2021, the head of Russia's space programme, Dmitry Rogozin, indicated a willingness to work with Nasa beyond 2024.

'Actions speak louder than words,' he said. 'This year we sent a new Nauka module to the ISS, which is expected to last at least 10 years.'"

It's slated to disappear in 8 years but let's keep sending new things and attaching it to the space station for a useful life of...X years.
 

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"'I could see straight away I was the only woman, the only female avatar. And I had these men kind of come around me and stare at me silently,' Ms Olson told Tech Tent. 'Then they started taking pictures of me and giving the pictures to me and I had a moment when a guy zoomed up to me and said something. And in virtual reality, if someone is close to you, then the voice sounds like someone is literally talking into your ear. And it took me aback.'"

"Nina Jane Patel went a lot further this week when she told the Daily Mail that she was abused in Horizon Venues, likening it to sexual assault. She described how a group of male avatars 'groped her' and subjected her to a stream of sexual innuendo. They photographed her and sent a message reading: 'Don't pretend you didn't love it.'"

Basically humans behave the same in the virtual and real world..
 
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