Thursday, May 19

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Daily News Stuff 19 May 2022

I Can Has Houseburger Edition

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  • I have a house.


  • I ended up working until 2AM yesterday tracking down a difficult performance issue, then was doing house-related stuff until 4AM, then got up again at 7AM for a meeting, which was lots of fun.


  • A new plastic-eating enzyme could eliminate billions of tons of landfill waste.  (UT News)

    Normally this is a what could possibly go wrong item, but they're talking about an enzyme here, not bacteria or anything that can reproduce itself.  Enzymes are catalysts - a small amount of an enzyme can process a large amount of raw material - but still finite and will break down fairly quickly.

    So...  Good?

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1 It's all fun and games until the enzyme eats the room-temperature superconductors and destroys the Ringworld civilization.

Posted by: Rick C at Thursday, May 19 2022 11:19 PM (6oqhX)

2 More seriously...What is produced after the enzyme has broken-down the polymer?

Posted by: cxt217 at Friday, May 20 2022 09:30 AM (MuaLM)

3 If it's doing a complete depolymerisation, simple hydrocarbons like ethylene.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Friday, May 20 2022 11:01 AM (PiXy!)

4 Typical.  Ethylene glycol exposure can be extremely dangerous, with significant morbidity and mortality if left untreated, according to some website.

Posted by: Rick C at Friday, May 20 2022 11:12 AM (BMUHC)

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