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Ayahuasca Shaman Dreading Another Week Of Guiding Tech CEOs To Spiritual Oneness

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IQUITOS, PERU—Saying he was trying not to think about how awful the next few days would be, master ayahuasca shaman Piero Salazar expressed his sense of dread Tuesday as he confirmed his week would once again be spent guiding American tech CEOs to spiritual oneness.

Speaking to reporters, the practitioner of ancient South American religious rituals involving the hallucinogenic ayahuasca plant explained that, while he was ordinarily happy to share his culture’s spiritual wisdom with others, the constant stream of wealthy Silicon Valley executives seeking transcendental enlightenment had become an increasingly loathsome and disheartening part of his occupation.

“I’m not sure if I can take another one of them telling me how some guy named Ryan or Spencer from their ZogSports league turned them onto ‘the whole ayahuasca thing.’”

“These days, I can’t even look at my calendar without cringing—it’s pretty much all tech ...

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The Force Awakens Soundtrack on Vinyl Has Spinning Holograms Etched Into the Records

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Given the resurgence in the popularity of records, Disney didn’t really have to do much to sell copies of The Force Awakens soundtrack now that it’s finally available on vinyl, months after the film’s release. But if you still need a reason to drop $50 on another copy, the records feature 3D holograms etched right onto them.

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jepler
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appears to be an application of http://amasci.com/amateur/holo1.html
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Former McDonald's USA CEO: $35K Robots Cheaper Than Hiring at $15 Per Hour

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An anonymous reader shares an article on Fox Business: As fast-food workers across the country vie for $15 per hour wages, many business owners have already begun to take humans out of the picture. "I was at the National Restaurant Show yesterday and if you look at the robotic devices that are coming into the restaurant industry -- it's cheaper to buy a $35,000 robotic arm than it is to hire an employee who's inefficient making $15 an hour (warning: autoplaying video) bagging French fries -- it's nonsense and it's very destructive and it's inflationary and it's going to cause a job loss across this country like you're not going to believe," said former McDonald's USA CEO Ed Rensi during an interview on the FOX Business Network's Mornings with Maria. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1.3 million people earned the current minimum wage of $7.25 per hour with about 1.7 million having wages below the federal minimum in 2014. These three million workers combined made up 3.9 percent of all hourly paid workers.
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jepler
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nice (shitty) standard of living you got there. pity if something happened to it.
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refinery29: This is what a real, qualified OBGYN will tell you...

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This is what a real, qualified OBGYN will tell you about what women feel when they get an abortion

Dr. Willie Parker, who is trained as a gynecologist and OBGYN, is a hero for the pro-choice movement because he’s honest about the undiscussed aspects of getting (or not getting) an abortion. Watch how he gives a consultation.

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Chicago!
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Poll: Would you prefer an OLED touch bar instead of traditional function keys?

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Many people have been eagerly waiting for Apple to refreshed its entire MacBook Pro lineup with a thinner design, faster internals, Siri support, and more. A report yesterday said all of that is coming later this year in Q4, but added an additional detail: an OLED touch bar above the keyboard that would replace the row of function keys.

This is a new idea that hasn’t really been suggested for Apple’s MacBook Pro lineup before, but it has a variety of interesting possibilities. But with a significant change like that comes a steep, steep learning curve. The quick shortcuts we’ve all become accustomed to using throughout OS X would have an added twist, but could they potentially become easier to access in the long run? In the end, however, it would all come down to whether or not the OLED touch bar improved navigation enough to warrant a few weeks of relearning how to use your MacBook Pro’s keyboard.

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jepler
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dunno about on mac, but on windows and linux, alt-F# are an important set of shortcuts that I have used for 20 years or more, and it's sad to see that every new keyboard and laptop design further erodes their usefulness and my muscle memory.
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JayM
1 day ago
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Don't care about function keys. Only care about a screen as this piece of crap MacBook and weight as close to this piece of crap MacBook that I can get that also has two USB-C ports (with a 27" 4k monitor with great speakers and wired Ethernet) and a MUCH faster processor and an actual graphics engine and 16GB of RAM.
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skorgu
1 day ago
I'll take the 16GB ram all by itself actually.
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Why Are There Violent Rabbits In The Margins Of Medieval Manuscripts?

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Why Are There Violent Rabbits In The Margins Of Medieval Manuscripts?
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jepler
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not time-reversed echoes of Monty Python?
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