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Despite being slaves of technology for so long, we are yet to realise the effects it has on us, and our existence as a whole.

Here are two really short stories/poems to dive into the depths of it.

Licensed to kill time

I kill time. I kill time all the time. I am a serial killer of time.

I strangle it with stupidity.

I butcher it with bitchiness.

I slaughter it with silliness.

I vanquish it with vapidness.

I clobber it with clicks.

I torture it with trolls.

I murder it with memes.

I smite it with smileys.

I eviscerate it with videos.

I bash it with baby pictures.

I bludgeon it with blog posts.

I suffocate it with selfies.

I hammer it with hoaxes.

I quash it with quizzes.

I immolate it with emoji.

I gag it with games.

I torment it with trivia.

I needle it with news.

I maul it with email.

I poison it with private messages.

I sting it with statuses.

I assassinate time with the astute and the asinine. Either works.

I am the Internet, licensed to kill time.

You still dare to question my time killing power? Behold! Here are 13 pictures of cats for no apparent reason!

Originally posted by Kim Z Dale on chicagonow.com


We didn’t cure cancer. We fed it.

We didn’t cure cancer. We fed it.

At the first signs of a tumor we started implanted cells that had been genetically engineered to be easier and more desirable than human organs for the spread of cancer cells. Once the cancer spreads to the new cells it ignores the native ones.

The original idea was that we would remove the implanted cells once the cancer had taken hold in them, but bodies embraced the new cells like an extra organ. Removing them proved fatal in all cases.

Instead we learned to live with cancer growing in our bodies next to our healthy organs.

Now, ten years after the implanting procedure became common place it is estimated that most humans are composed of at least 30% cancer cells. We buy loose or stretchy clothing to accommodate our growing tumors.

I look at my baby. So far he is cancer free, yet he grows every day.

Like a tumor.

Soon he will get cancer too. We all do.

We didn’t regulate the industries that contributed to the cancer epidemic. We fed them. Once we learned to live with cancer growing inside us, what was the point in regulating?

The early patients feared for vanity. Now we all have the lumps.

Some people complain about the pain, but at least we are alive.

At least we are alive.

Originally posted by Kim Z Dale on chicagonow.com

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Google Adds Two New Features In Its iOS Search Engine

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Google likewise included two different highlights that incorporate its web index into iOS in new ways. One is another offer sheet choice – now, when you share a page from Safari with Google, it will likewise indicate you proposals for related substance. A comparable feature launched last year in the Google Search application, however, is annoying as it flies up finished the content when you achieve the base of the page. With the new Share with Google usefulness, it bodes well as the thought is that you could move from a website page in Safari specifically into an arrangement of Google indexed lists on the theme/

Likewise new is bolster for simplified on iPad. You can utilise the component to move content, pictures, and connections to and from the Google application, share articles from Google into iMessage or spare them into Notes for later perusing.

All highlights are accessible today, yet the iMessage augmentation is as of now U.S.- just, Google says.

It additionally gives Google another approach to achieve clients on iOS, notwithstanding when they’re not in Google’s application itself. This is essential because Google’s traffic procurement costs have been moving because of the move to cell phones, where forms and colleagues like Siri serve up a large number of the appropriate responses clients once swung to Google for, when on the work area. It likewise needs to pay Apple billions to be the default internet searcher on iOS.

The application, like other iMessage expansions, is accessible by tapping the iMessage applications cabinet in iMessage, at that point looking over to the Google application symbol. (If you have many iMessage applications as of now introduced, it might be concealed under “Additional.”)

The iMessage augmentation is one of three new highlights Google declared today for iOS clients. Notwithstanding, it has been accessible in the Google application since February 7, 2018, as per Sensor Tower, demonstrating to a higher degree a delicate dispatch.

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A Fourth Type of Human Fuel Beyond Carbs, Fats, and Protein Exists, Scientists Say

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One drink of the stuff and I’d had enough. The dry, scentless liquid represented a flavour like a clean nail remover – yet I was told it offered single focal points for my body, so I chugged away, if reasonably attentively.

The little plastic container contained unadulterated ketone ester, a substance that a gathering of scientists and business visionaries at the San Francisco-based startup HVMN are induced can supercharge the body in a way that no other execution thing has beforehand.

“It’s not fat, it’s not a protein, it’s not a carb, yet rather your body gets fuel from it,” Geoffrey Woo, HVMN’s prime supporter and CEO, uncovered to Business Insider in November when the thing was first made available to general society.

Not in the least like caffeine, Ketone isn’t a stimulant; and not at all like a granola bar, it isn’t a wellspring of sugars. Or maybe, it’s beta-hydroxybutyrate, one of the substances the body ordinarily conveys when it is fasting or starving. Ingesting the material direct gives a burst of imperativeness that could have once helped our ancestors survive long extends without sustenance.

In the occasion that ingested before a high-carb dinner, Ketone moreover appears to keep the body’s glucose levels from taking off unsafely high.

Ketones may help settle glucose

This glucose effect is HVMN’s latest region of research. In another paper, a segment of the masters working with Woo found that a ketone drink (HVMN just calls its refreshment “Ketone”) could genuinely help reduce one’s glucose levels.

In people with diabetes, high glucose can be dangerous and even lethal. In any case, specialists are adjusting more about the association between glucose control and execution, weight upkeep, and general thriving in non-diabetics, also.

For their examination, conveyed in February in the Journal of Physiology, the HVMN-collaborated experts worked with 20 healthy men and women developed 18 to 35 through the traverse of two mornings to see how drinking Ketone may influence their glucose levels. The individuals fasted overnight both days, by then half drank the HVMN Ketone liquid, and the other half picked up a power drink that also tasted shocking. Following thirty minutes, the experts had everyone eat up a sugary bottle to see how the Ketone confirmation influenced their glucose levels. On the second morning, the social occasions swapped – half were given the Ketone while the other half were given the control drink.

“It made for fascinating mornings seeing how the individuals would respond to the pith of their drinks!” Jonathan Little, an associate educator at the University of British Columbia and the lead maker on the paper, said in a declaration.

The examination exhibited checked differences between the volunteers who drank the Ketone and the people who drank the phoney treatment. Instead of spiking naturally, the glucose levels of the Ketone purchasers remained for the most part low.

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Google Pixel 2 – The Flip Switch!

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Exactly when Google Launched its Pixel 2 lead phone a year prior, it included something of a stun: A co-processor called Pixel Visual Core, the association’s first homegrown, client standing up to the bit of silicon. Furthermore, remembering that that feels like a notable assault, the co-processor has lain lazy for a significant time allotment. Monday, Pixel Visual Core goes to work.

Taking everything in the account—and as Google had signalled at as of now—the covered chip inside every Pixel fills a strong yet essential need. It will use its eight custom focuses, its ability to crunch 3 trillion exercises for consistently, all in the organisation of enhancing your photos look. Specifically, the images you take through outcast applications like Instagram, WhatsApp, and Snapchat.

Those are the three assistants at the Pixel Visual Core switch-flipping; since it’s accessible to all designers, more will see a great many. They’ll all get the powers to convey Google’s HDR+ pictures, photos that rely upon a movement of post-planning traps to make photographs shot with the Pixel appear to be more balanced and comparative. Photos taken with the Pixel Camera application have started at now benefit by HDR+ powers since dispatch—that is one reason Pixel 2 earned the most imperative stamps yet given to a mobile phone by industry-standard photo rater DxOMark. Regardless, Pixel Visual Core will extend the part to the streams, reinforces, and snaps of Pixel proprietors likewise, after a revive that will take off early this week.

HDR+

To appreciate why Google would submit its direct created phone processor to a decently constrain work—not just photography, but instead HDR+ especially—it fathoms the essentialness of HDR+ to the Pixel’s photo capacity. As a matter of first importance, it’s not the HDR you’re used to.

“HDR+ truly works shockingly in an unforeseen way,” says Isaac Reynolds, wander executive for Pixel Camera. Where HDR essentially tries to unite three or so synchronous exposures for the best result, HDR+ takes up to 10 undefined underexposed shots. “We take them all and separate them into little bits, and line them over each other, and ordinary the photo together,” says Reynolds, who ticks off the diminishment in disturbance and shading quality as just two of the points of interest.

That isn’t just development, or if nothing else not really. HDR+ genuinely has significant focal points—, especially in Google’s execution.

“HDR+ advancement is a better than average development for confusion and data protecting. This empties the uproar in the photograph,” says Hervé Macudzinski, boss of DxOMark.com. “That engages Google to give a wonderful picture low-level upheaval anomalous state detail.”

You can see an instance of what that suggests in the underneath when shots, with the commonplace stipulation that Google gave them, and your own particular experience may vary.

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