Bill Gates Warns of Pandemic That Could Harm 33 Million

Bill Gates Warns of Pandemic That Could Harm 33 Million:  Bill Gates says the U.S. and other world governments are falling short in preparing the world population for the “significant probability of a large modern-day pandemic occurring in our lifetimes.”  Gates went on to add that if we don’t contain this treat now, its quite possible the majority of computers worldwide could be using the Mac Operating System instead of Windows in just a few short years.

Scientists Can Now Keep Pig’s Brain Alive Outside Its Body:  A team of scientists recently revealed they were able to keep the brain of a pig alive outside of its body for 36 hours after it had been decapitated.  I kind of feel sorry for the brain, because when you’re attached to a piece of equipment like that - its hard to get a head in life.  Always the optimist, the pig’s brain told friends - “don’t worry, I’ll be bacon my feet in no time.”

Golden State Killer Case Has Implications for Genetic Privacy:  The recent arrest of the Golden State Killer, where investigators used the open-source genetic database GEDmatch to explore family trees and see whether any contained matches to DNA samples from the crime scenes, is raising questions about how our genetic information is being used and who has access to it.  One thing’s for sure, companies specializing in genetic code research are sure gonna lose a large percentage of their serial killer market.

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Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on April 28, 2018 at 5:48am

Johnny...w milk AND pork?  I will have to get a dispensation from my Rabbi...looks sooo  good!

Comment by Johnny Robish on April 28, 2018 at 6:57am

Yea, I imagine you can't wait to dig right in (lol)

Comment by Ron Powell on April 28, 2018 at 10:41am

Gates will have an online vaccine available within the next 2 or 3 years that will be guaranteed to protect your computers/smartphones for about $99.99 a year per device for life....


Comment by Johnny Robish on April 28, 2018 at 10:47am

That's a hell of a good price - sign me up!

Comment by J.P. Hart on April 28, 2018 at 11:21am

“significant probability of a large modern-day pandemic occurring in our lifetimes.” The great Gates (as excerpted) ought define 'significant probability' and I'm wondren' if 'pandemic' would involve 'tenement walls'. Geez I am so confused now I don't know what I'd wear to a white party?!

Guillotined hogs? Always shop with a list and never late for supper! I grew up downwind from a slaughterhouse. Before air-conditioning. Butchering creates panic, profuse (hog-wild) adrenaline (harmful side reflects) let's don't get started on charnina! What? That pigskin is a factor of redemption?

We're thrilled that the Mounties prevailed. Just wait, wait a minute: ickey sidewalk spitting will be cool only in the rain...boxers'spittoons...the oceans! White with foam! And what's wit the convolution of acronyms?? Always has been highschool diploma equivalency: General Education Development and now it's enjoined with GEDmatch. 'Ya think with what's it 26 letters in the Irish alphabet they'd be capable not to frack-up three the same with ten yards apart in definition! Perponderence of angst! Or is it all part of a scheme (without) steam?

Comment by Boanerges on April 28, 2018 at 1:32pm

Of these three, the last is the most important. Millions of people have submitted DNA for testing -- the results of which are apparently subject to subpoena, with the right judge. This particular website gives the government/law enforcement free access, since people willingly post the results online.

I would never submit my DNA, not just for privacy reasons, but because I don't want to know any more than I already do about the sorry collection of sheep botherers, social misfits and miscreants that make up my personal history

Comment by koshersalaami on April 28, 2018 at 1:36pm

At this point, I’m not for privacy reasons.

Comment by Johnny Robish on April 28, 2018 at 3:17pm

I suspect in not too distant future, whether we like it or not, our current concept of privacy will long be a thing of the past.  our currency will be all digital - to just about every way we interact on both a business and personal level - will all be a matter of public record.  I guess we can only hope for the best because, no matter how strongly we oppose these changes, they are going to happen.  To think otherwise is to be naive.    


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