*Cue in personal rant*
This website is supposedly an educational tool. And answers the question “what if Khan Academy was run without any dignity”?
In case you were curious how it works. The more basic the lesson topic, the more clothes your “babe” has on. Not even going to try to discuss why it starts out at “virgin”…
Some highlights from The CodeBabes Philosophy: “We thought coding lessons were getting a little boring. Thus CodeBabes.com was born. Some people will like us, some people will hate us, but no matter what, you’re going to learn to write some damn code! And try not to take this too seriously ;)” “Learning should be entertaining, but we take it to the next level.” “We go fast, each lesson is a quicky, we’re pretty sure you won’t mind re-watching them :), pause it when it gets too fast, or…. ya know, FAP.” Yes, I personally would not take anyone whose philosophy is “LOL woman. must…..FAP…..” too seriously past middle school. Yes, CodeBabes, you took every basement-dweller’s dream to the next level.
Online video tutorials or softcore porn? On its own, what CodeBabes has to offer is great idea (everyone should learn basics of coding for little to no cost), but why does it need to involve half-naked women? Why aren’t there half-naked “hunks”? If you’re as a whole community trying to entice more women to learn computer science, how is this affirming that the environment isn’t a moshpit of immature man-children? I’d provide more screen shots from the more advanced pages, but I don’t want to provide them with clicks and ad revenue. Whoever came up with this thought it was funny, but in the light of recent events, all it does is leave a bad taste in your mouth. You can do better. We can do better.
"The printer, created by a company called Dovetailed, uses a molecular-gastronomy technique called spherification to combine individual liquid flavoured droplets into a fruit shape.
And not only can you use it to create existing fruits, you can also invent your own.
Even better, the company claims the products are all organic.
“The taste, texture, size and shape of the fruit can all be customised,” chief inventor at Dovetailed Gabriel Villar explains.
The product is designed for chefs and anyone interested in creative dining experiences, even if they have no knowledge of molecular gastronomy, and was launched over the weekend at Tech Food Hack, co-organised by Dovetailed and Microsoft Research Cambridge.”
"Doctors will try to save the lives of 10 patients with knife or gunshot wounds by placing them in suspended animation, buying time to fix their injuries
NEITHER dead or alive, knife-wound or gunshot victims will be cooled down and placed in suspended animation later this month, as a groundbreaking emergency technique is tested out for the first time.
Surgeons are now on call at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to perform the operation, which will buy doctors time to fix injuries that would otherwise be lethal.
"We are suspending life, but we don’t like to call it suspended animation because it sounds like science fiction," says Samuel Tisherman, a surgeon at the hospital, who is leading the trial. “So we call it emergency preservation and resuscitation.”
The technique involves replacing all of a patient’s blood with a cold saline solution, which rapidly cools the body and stops almost all cellular activity. “If a patient comes to us two hours after dying you can’t bring them back to life. But if they’re dying and you suspend them, you have a chance to bring them back after their structural problems have been fixed,” says surgeon Peter Rhee at the University of Arizona in Tucson, who helped develop the technique.”
Read the rest at The New Scientist