by Denny More
posted Jul 22 2013 11:48AM
So you thought smartphones were the smallest computers? Think again.
Introducing… The Medicine That Monitors You.
It’s not exactly a full-blown computer (just yet—you never know what the future holds). At the moment, this innovation, which comes in the form of a small oblong pill, is more like a ‘microscopic robot,’ according to Eric E. Schmidt, executive chairman of Google. That is, a microscopic robot which keeps track of your bodily functions and wirelessly transmits important data to your doctor.
The way these pills work is that they contain miniscule sensors and transmitters. Once you swallow them, they begin their work. They have been designed to be indigestible in order to maximize efficiency and function, so there’s no worry of them being eaten up by your insides—at $46 a pill, recycling is all the rage.
"Mr. More, we have your test results. You're in great health except for one thing........we found a computer in your stomach!"
Photo Courtesy: Youngzine
by Denny More
posted Jul 16 2013 4:19PM
Political correctness has not only taken away our freedom of speech, but it also now dictates what we may and may not laugh it. I have many friends in the comedy business who have written jokes (pretty funny ones in my opinion), but who have chosen not to tell them in front of a live audience because they would be considered "politically incorrect" So even comedians are walking on eggshells now, but getting back what we may or may not laugh at.....sorry, if someone strikes me funny, I'm busting out laughing.
There was a tragic event last week in San Francisco. Asiana Flight #214 crashed upon landing and some people were killed in the crash. There's nothing funny about that, but what happened the next day is. An intern with the National Transportation Safety Board told KTVU, a Bay Area TV station that the names of the pilots of the plane were "Sum Ting Wong," "Ho Lee Fuk," "Wi Tu Lo" and "Bang Ding Ow." Obviously, these names were not real. Or maybe it wasn't obvious because an anchorwoman for KTVU actually read the names on live TV apparently not realizing that the station was being punk'd. Needless to say, the clip went viral in hours. Politically incorrect? Absolutely! Racist: Probably! Hysterically funny? YOU BET!!
Maybe it's my twisted sense of humor, but I've watched the clip no less than a dozen times, and every time I watch it, I laugh at out loud so hard, I have tears rolling down my face. Do you think I'm insensitive for laughing at it as I do? Well, sorry.
Some post-scripts to the story: The NTSB announced the intern has been fired. How do you fire an intern? Firing a kid from a job he's not being paid for..........that'll teach him.
Also Asiana Airlines announced they plan to sue KTVU citing that the reputation of the pilots and the company had been "seriously damaged" by the report. Maybe it's me, but I think the fact that they crashed their plane is MORE damaging to their reputation.
If by chance you haven't seen the clip, here's the link.
Photo Courtesy: Hollywood Reporter
by Denny More
posted Jul 9 2013 7:03PM
Oh, joy of joys! Oh, dream of dreams! Twinkies will be back on the shelves this Monday, July 15. Actually, really, I never liked Twinkies, even as a kid. There were a couple of reason for this. Number one: I don't eat anything I can't identify. I mean what exactly IS a Twinkie? What's that spongy material it's made of.....and what's that gooey cream on the inside? Forget about it. The other thing that always turned me off of Twinkies was this story going around that they have a shelf-life of 37 years. It turns out that is not true. It's an urban legend. However, it IS true that the shelf-life of Twinkies is 26 days. Well, that was the shelf-life of the old Twinkies. The new Twinkies coming out next week have a shelf-life of 45 days.
Even though I don't eat Twinkies, I plan on buying some up anyway. They make great paperweights and door-stops. I think you should also have these on hands as weapons in case someone breaks into our house, you can hurl one of these at them and if you hit them in the head, you'll render them unconscious
Anyway, for those of you who enjoy these things, get ready to go to it.
By the way, they're also bringing back Ho-Ho's............and no, I'm not talking about the Kardashian Sisters.
by Denny More
posted Jul 5 2013 4:29PM
An Italian neuroscientist claims he is ‘laying the groundwork’ for the first full human head transplant.
Dr. Sergio Canavero of the University of Turin believes advancing cell technology makes reconnecting the spinal cords possible, the breakthrough to a ‘successful’ transplant.
Dr Canavero’s paper, published in the open access journal Surgical Neurology International, outlines a plan to cool the subjects’ head and spine then use clean cuts to severe the two spinal cords and drain the transplanted head of blood.
The two spinal cords would then be fused with an inorganic polymer glue and the heart of donor body ‘restarted’.
Doctors would have just one hour to reconnect the donor head, so that the brain is not starved of oxygen.
"It is my contention that the technology only now exists for such linkage". he writes.
So, who wants to go first??!
I guess, overall, it would be better than replacing each individual part like they did with Joan Rivers.
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