Author Topic: Is that a supercomputer in your pocket or are you just glad to see me?  (Read 393 times)

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Re: Is that a supercomputer in your pocket? Or are you just glad to see me?
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2018, 01:32:43 PM »
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Currently, to identify the bacteria that can get you sick, like E. coli or salmonella, food scientists often use DNA testing.

They obtain samples from, say, raw spinach or chicken skin, by rinsing the food and collecting a tiny bit of bacteria from the water. Then they let that bacteria multiply over 24 hours to get a big enough sample.

That's not DNA testing.   Interesting application of technology though. Weirdly, I used to be quite involved in this area.

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Re: Is that a supercomputer in your pocket? Or are you just glad to see me?
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2018, 03:09:27 PM »
RC

I would appear from reading that site that Chickens are BAD

EAT COW  8)

ADDED: Not the MAD kind
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Re: Is that a supercomputer in your pocket? Or are you just glad to see me?
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2018, 03:28:42 PM »
>>EAT COW

OK, you talked me into it.

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Re: Is that a supercomputer in your pocket? Or are you just glad to see me?
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2018, 03:43:30 PM »
>Chickens are BAD
>COW

Yes, *except* the cow should be handled in big slabs of meat.  In general, the more meat is sliced and minced, the more dangerous it is.

But you want to know the A-#1 thing to avoid --bean spouts. Then maybe bamboo shoots. Then fresh spinach. Pre-packaged greens of any variety are most often on the most dangerous list.


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Re: Is that a supercomputer in your pocket? Or are you just glad to see me?
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2018, 04:15:14 PM »
2014 TED: Get your next eye exam on a smartphone

https://www.ted.com/talks/andrew_bastawrous_get_your_next_eye_exam_on_a_smartphone

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A smartphone app developed in Kenya makes eye screening as easy as taking a photo. The Portable Eye Examination Kit, or Peek, is now being rolled out at schools in rural parts of the country, where vision problems are common but opticians and reliable health equipment are rare.

https://qz.com/629270/a-kenyan-smartphone-app-is-preventing-blindness-in-kids/


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Re: Is that a supercomputer in your pocket? Or are you just glad to see me?
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2018, 07:56:05 PM »
Research from Alphabet's Verily shows that blood pressure, age, whether someone smokes, and more can be deduced by analyzing scans of patients' retinas with AI

https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/19/17027902/google-verily-ai-algorithm-eye-scan-heart-disease-cardiovascular-risk

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> Pre-packaged greens of any variety are most often on the most dangerous list.

From our You-Heard-It-Here-First Department:

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But in reality, we should probably be a little wary of lettuce all the time — not just when there’s a big E. coli outbreak. As sales of precut and bagged greens have boomed, one thing is becoming increasingly clear: They’re now one of the most common sources of food poisoning in the US.

https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2018/4/26/17282378/romaine-lettuce-recall-ecoli-yuma