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Sarah Silverman Asks: 'Can You Love Someone Who Did Bad Things?'

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In a monologue on her Hulu show I Love You, America, comedian Sarah Silverman described the sadness and anger she feels about her friend Louis C.K., following his admission of sexual misconduct.

In an emotional monologue, Silverman addressed "the elephant masturbating in the room" and plumbed the anger and sadness she feels about her friend Louis C.K.'s actions.

(Image credit: Screengrab by NPR/I Love You America on YouTube)

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90% of Heavy Metal Bands Fronted by Pastors’ Sons

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A new study out of the University of Middle Harrisonburg reveals that the vast majority of heavy and/or death metal bands are fronted by the sons of pastors, frequently of the Mennonite or Baptist persuasion.

“It’s startling, really,” said Professor Schmidt. “I mean we all knew about a pastor’s son or two that went off the deep end, but apparently the phenomenon is a lot more common than any of us could have predicted.”

From Iron Maiden and Judas Priest, to Slayer and Anthrax, pastor’s sons just seem to be attracted to heavy metal music for some reason.

“I was really surprised to discover that everyone in Metallica other than the drummer is a pastor’s son,” said Schmidt. “And Black Sabbath? Well, all those guys were raised in the homes of Anglican vicars.”

The news came as no surprise to Harrisonburg youth pastor Darryl Darrylson, however.

“I’ve seen every single one of Reverend Yoder’s sons come and go through my youth group,” said Darrylson. “They start with us in seventh grade as the perfect little Sunday School student. Then soon it’s an earring and smoking cigarettes behind the parsonage, then they’re wearing fewer and fewer white-collared shirts and more and more tattered black T-shirts and the next thing you know they’re covering Pantera songs and drinking lite beer in the garage.”

The study also revealed that almost all of the raunchiest pop singers are pastors’ daughters.

The post 90% of Heavy Metal Bands Fronted by Pastors’ Sons appeared first on The Daily Bonnet.

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FCC asks Apple to activate the iPhone’s hidden FM radio to aid public safety

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FCC chairman Ajit Pai wants Apple to turn on the FM radio that’s hidden inside of every iPhone. In a statement today, he asked that Apple “reconsider its position, given the devastation wrought by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.” The FM radio, he said, can be used to receive “life-saving information” during disasters.

Most smartphones have an FM radio inside, and they have for a long time. Until recently, however, most of those radios were deactivated, so that owners couldn’t use them. There were a handful of reasons for this, but two of the more obvious ones were that if your phone receives FM radio, you’re going to be less likely to pay for music and extra wireless data — instead, you’d just tune into the radio for free.

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73 days ago
мы ж на днях читали утку от crapple, что никаких fm radios в гейфона нету?!
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Older Parents May Both Pass Down More New Mutations

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Aging fathers transmit more, but new findings shed light on mothers’ contributions

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A nanotechnology overnight sensation 30 years in the making!

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I’m not dead yet!

Fallon and I continue our collaboration, though who knows what I’ll do when he starts back to school on Tuesday? With Mama now working and me blind the kids will be going to school by Uber.

Fortunately, we have something very interesting to write about today that will likely change every technology we currently use.

One of my favorite mad scientists sent me a link recently to a very important IEEE paper from Stanford. Scientists at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) have managed to observe in real time the growth of nanocrystalline superlattices and report that they can grow impressively in only a few seconds rather than the days or weeks they were formerly thought to take. What this means for you and me is future manufacturing on an atomic scale with whole new types of materials we can’t even imagine today.

What’s strange about this is not that these developments are happening but that they took so long to be discovered because my mad scientist has been telling me for over a decade that it was coming.

You see the effect just noticed by SLAC was first observed in the late 1980s by Soviet scientists coating optics for spy satellites. The main scientist involved then is no longer alive but his work lives quietly on and my somewhat smug buddy has been using it to build sheets of cheap graphene in his microwave oven ever since.

No, I don’t know why my friend hasn’t chosen to exploit this commercially but I swear he first mentioned it to me at least a decade ago and maybe longer. He’s been waiting decades for someone else to figure it out.

What’s important now is that this effect is real and will allow vast quantities of nano materials to be quickly manufactured. In his graphene experiment, which involved vacuum deposition controlled by an audio oscillator, my friend could lay down billions of precisely positioned carbon atoms per second.

This means a major change in the way we’ll actually use nano materials. When I first wrote about nano technology in the early 1990s we were talking mainly about tiny machines that would eat cholesterol plaque out of your arteries. Another possibility I wrote about was using little machines in an elemental aqueous soup to toil away eventually producing a replica 1957 Studebaker Gold Hawk complete with a full tank of gasoline. This was totally possible but an expert at the time warned me the actual additive manufacturing process for the car would probably take at least a thousand years!

But now the future is a lot closer and it looks more like we’ll be building things pretty much the old way but from superior (absolutely perfect) materials. Imagine practical room temperature superconductors because they are coming.

Here’s what my friend predicts for 2027:

In general it will replace all current semiconductor manufacturing methods and beyond that most other manufacturing methods will soon be supplanted as well.

Recursive structures will benefit most — photo-voltaic structures will see the most rapid improvement in efficiency and cost reduction — but even aircraft and automotive assembles with benefit. 

Since two of the most abundant materials — silicon and carbon — will become the feedstock for most manufacturing, sand and coal will take on new value. President Trump will like that. 

The first medical applications will be repair and regeneration of body parts. The repair and replacement of teeth will most likely lead the way, then eye and heart regeneration should following soon thereafter. 

Getting old should be far less problematic.

All that is required is a better understanding of how wave functions can stimulate, enhance and control the effect.

Remember you heard it here third! 








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