I thought it was just me. I’ve been experiencing occasional freeze-ups for a while now. Everything locks up. The clock stops, and the mouse cursor won’t move. I need to do a cold restart.
This is the first mention I’ve seen that other people have had a problem. I’ve suspected a hardware glitch – which is annoying, because my MacBook Air is about a year old. I’ve been putting off calling AppleCare.
I hadn’t seen freeze-ups on days I reboot, so I rebooted daily.
As I write this, I’ve just updated to 10.11.5. The release notes don’t give any clear indication of fixing the problem I’m having, but you never know.
Brain scans show bugs have a midbrain, which assembles “memory, perception and other key parts of consciousness, and use it to decide what to do – which is the same function that human’s brains do.”
Until they can take selfies, I ain’t impressed.
Insects are conscious, claims major paper that could show us how our own thoughts began [Andrew Griffin – The Independent]
Via Boing Boing
Compared with conventional livestock, bugs are more sustainable and economically efficient sources of protein. And nine out of ten people prefer mealworm meatballs to the regular kind in blind taste tests.