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$2 million is still cheaper than requiring all the bee keepers to vaccinate. Burning seems like a better solution. Perhaps a national insurance fund to help with unlucky individuals.

Also the country marketing themselves as having organic honey is worh a lot more. I've paid like $50 for a small jar of nz honey in Dubai airpot, because of reputation... Champaign from Chapagnia


Lotta the honey bees we're using these days have genetics from Ukraine/Russia as they were found to be excessively mite resistant. The breeding program for mine (Saskatraz) is in Saskatchewan, partially selecting for cold resistant behavior. Meanwhile your honey quality has a lot to do with the local ecology and the weather.

Its interesting NZ is able to have a reputation like that, but I think honey is the exact opposite of specific regionalism like "Champaign from Chapagnia". Quite sure you can drive through all 50 states and find a local beekeepers with good, interesting and organic honey.


I live in Canada, and lost my first hive over this winter. I'm hoping to try again. Honey was delicious...just not enough to share with everyone.

Reputations are worth a lot. Canada attracts millions of students to come here to build its future, on reputation alone. Tough some say it's on the decline. Maple syrup, Ice wine, polar bears and polar dips play on people's imagination across the world.


If anybody is on the fence, in my opinion, Manuka honey from NZ is worth the expense at least once to try. It has a unique spiciness to it.

Costco sometimes sells it, and they're good about making sure their products aren't fakes.


Costco also sells real vanilla beans. That's a must try for anyone who hasn't.

Grow these around led bulbs...if that would work. For better visuals.

I don't know if it would work but it could be cool to have the individual filaments encased in crystal, something like these:

https://www.amazon.com/PRETYZOOM-100pcs-LED-Filament-Incande...


So that seems like it would be a great use for the Seeestar s50. There's a bunch of people that bought the Seestar s50. Which is a $500 smart telescope that is controlled with your phone, and can rotate and track objects in the sky. They're now distributed throughout the planet.

I was looking for a freeish alternative for mac, but so far only found Photopea which is online but has an almost identical interface. Works pretty good basic things, but kind of bad at removing a background. So still searching ...

Prostate cancer. Lots of nerve endings there. The procedure to remove it can lead you to be incontinent. Let's say you treat the cancer but get damaged by the procedure and can't be as active. Your seditary life style leads to a blood clot and an early death ...in the end you may have lowered your life expectancy as prostate cancer is slow growing

Prostate cancer also came to my mind first. Doctors generally stop screening for prostate cancer after a certain age (70 and older is the recommended cutoff from the US Preventative Services Task Force), because, if the cancer wasn't causing symptoms, it's unlikely to impact quality of life or cause death before something else.

The USPSTF references a lot of meta-analyses dealing with screening outcomes. They make decisions by whether a specific screening practice decreases mortality rates. They explicitly don't even include the financial cost of a screening practice.


My nurse friend said she only discharged 2 people after chemo in about 7 years of service. People have a misguided notion about the odds of survinvg a deadly cancer. They also found the diagnostic procedures for breast cancer was causing the cancer.

> They also found the diagnostic procedures for breast cancer was causing the cancer.

I assume you're referring to mammograms. You do get exposed to a significant amount of ionizing radiation in mammography, about 0.4mSv, about 40% of the EPA's annual radiation limit for a member of the public.

That's one of the very good reasons why guidance is women wait until age 45 to get annual screenings and switch to biennial at 55.

At that point the rewards outweigh the risks.


Just curious how do modern humans compare. I think most people have this notion that sewage treatment removes everything.

I know the local creek that the local water treatment plant empties out into, and the creek smells like sewage. The water intake is maybe km away down river. Aside from obvious chemicals like paint that people might flush. All kinds of medical/drug chemicals they're on are also peed out as well. And those can be active in tiny amounts.


I think we tend to have a lot less heavy metal poisoning in general than we did at different times in the past.

It's only fairly recently that we realized how dangerous these metals are and started removing them from things like plumbing (that word comes from french/latin for lead), fuels, paints, even eating-wares.

I think north america was using leaded gasoline up until the end of the 70s or so.


And small engined airplanes still use leaded fuel.

At least until the mid-late 80's. My roommate had a 71 Dodge Challenger and it was only around '89 or so that it became harder for him to find the leaded gas it needed in the NYC area.

> Researchers tested two authenticated locks of Beethoven’s hair. One had 380 micrograms of lead per gram of hair, while the other had 258 micrograms. For reference, a normal level of lead in a gram of hair is around 4 micrograms or less. His hair also had 13 times the normal level of arsenic, and four times the normal level of mercury.

The opposite might be useful too. Often when shooting outside there is too much light, and a high shutter speed is automatically used. Resulting in footage that has not enough motion blur. Ideally you would want to have the shutter speed at twice the frame rate for smooth looking motion blur. But I think this might be a little harder to add in camera or post. For example when filming someone "talking with their hands". You would want to add blur to their hands, but not necessarily to their head which is probably mostly stationary.

I’m not sure it works out that simply in practice because of camera movement vs subject movement

Millions of people on the middle east rely on the oil to fund their countries basics like grain purchases... They don't really have anything else to sell. They live in a desert.

Why do Microsoft employees feel good about a cause that will cause misery and poverty to Millions

If they want to make the world a better place, make windows crush less.


Boredom is mind damaging too. Drugs could be alleviating a prisoners mental suffering by allowing a mental escape. And preserving their mental health in the long run. Something worth preserving assuming the person will reintegrate to society. But that probably depends on the person's propensity to get addicted.

If they will allow prisoners to MAID themselves, why is it worse to let them use drugs to reduce their suffering?

The bigger issue, IMHO (more damaging to society) is government corruption (looting, no bid contracts, bribes, over budget, under delivery services, and just comically bad ideas being funded). Billions of dollars have been misappropriated. And it's all legal. Or near legal, as white collar crime is rarely punished. And it can eventually turn into inflation and a declining standard of living.


Well the same goes for the society as whole, why just prisons?

Nothing makes them special. Please drop drugs to 47,06554 -24,7557. I will write you a thank you note.

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