Apr 132019
 

Silicon Valley has always been a lottery where immense wealth is secured by a few while everyone else must hope for better luck some other time. Rarely, however, has the disparity been on such stark display as with Uber. Its stock market value is expected to be about $100 billion, which would make it one of the richest Silicon Valley public offerings of all time.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2019/04/12/technology/uber-driver-ipo.html

Apr 132019
 

Even after more than 30 years of suffering and contrition, he chose not to profit from a dishonorable deed.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2019/04/12/opinion/charles-van-doren-trump.html

Apr 132019
 

The technique illustrates a phenomenon privacy advocates have long referred to as the “if you build it, they will come” principle — anytime a technology company creates a system that could be used in surveillance, law enforcement inevitably comes knocking.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/04/13/us/google-location-tracking-police.html

Mar 042019
 

Bigger, Saltier, Heavier: Fast Food Since 1986 in 3 Simple Charts – The New York Times:

“The fat and salt content and the sheer size of fast food meals have long been a public health concern. They are often blamed for pushing up the obesity rate among adults in the United States, which rose to 40 percent in 2016 from 13 percent in the early 1960s.”

*40%!? WOW!

Mar 042019
 

Drug Companies and Doctors Battle Over the Future of Fecal Transplants – The New York Times:

“The clash is over the future of fecal microbiota transplants, or F.M.T., a revolutionary treatment that has proved remarkably effective in treating Clostridioides difficile, a debilitating bacterial infection that strikes 500,000 Americans a year and kills 30,000.”

*This is worth reading. 

Mar 042019
 

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