Sunday, August 02, 2015

Saturday, August 01, 2015

The moral imperative for bioethics - Opinion - The Boston Globe


Biomedical research, then, promises vast increases in life, health, and flourishing. Just imagine how much happier you would be if a prematurely deceased loved one were alive, or a debilitated one were vigorous — and multiply that good by several billion, in perpetuity. Given this potential bonanza, the primary moral goal for today's bioethics can be summarized in a single sentence. 

Get out of the way. 

A truly ethical bioethics should not bog down research in red tape, moratoria, or threats of prosecution based on nebulous but sweeping principles such as "dignity," "sacredness," or "social justice." Nor should it thwart research that has likely benefits now or in the near future by sowing panic about speculative harms in the distant future. These include perverse analogies with nuclear weapons and Nazi atrocities, science-fiction dystopias like "Brave New World'' and "Gattaca,'' and freak-show scenarios like armies of cloned Hitlers, people selling their eyeballs on eBay, or warehouses of zombies to supply people with spare organs. Of course, individuals must be protected from identifiable harm, but we already have ample safeguards for the safety and informed consent of patients and research subjects.

---Steve

Small Pool of Rich Donors Dominates Election Giving - LGF Pages

http://littlegreenfootballs.com/page/317586_Small_Pool_of_Rich_Donors_Domi
Fewer than four hundred families are responsible for almost half the money raised in the 2016 presidential campaign, a concentration of political donors that is unprecedented in the modern era.

---Steve

New Laws Explain Why Fast-Growing Networks Break | WIRED

http://www.wired.com/2015/08/new-laws-explain-fast-growing-networks-break/


---Steve

8 Hip Stretches Your Body Really Needs ‹ Hello Healthy

https://blog.myfitnesspal.com/8-hip-stretches-your-body-really-needs/


---Steve

Speed up your Internet for free | One Page | Komando.com


The big question is how to find a new DNS and how to know it will be any better than your current one. Google has a solution called namebench.

This lightweight program will test your DNS against other popular DNS servers. Once it finishes the comparison, it will give you detailed statistics on performance and recommend the best DNS for you to use.

Download Instructions

To download the program, navigate to the namebench download page by using my blue download buttons at the end of this article. On the left side of the namebench download page, there is a green header labeled "Featured." Here is where you will find the program you need.

---Steve

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

'Jaw-dropping': Medicare deaths, hospitalizations AND costs reduced

Check out this article from USA TODAY:

'Jaw-dropping': Medicare deaths, hospitalizations AND costs reduced

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/07/27/medicare-mortality-costs-study/30757669/


---Steve