Vegetarians are more likely to suffer from depression than meat eaters, study suggests

Those with mental health conditions may adopt a plant-based diet due to the perception that it is healthier

Researchers in the US reviewed 18 studies published from 1997 to 2019 which examined the relationship between mental health and eating meat on a total of 160,257 people.

The authors cited one study from 2012 which suggested that a vegetarian diet might be chosen by some with mental disorders “as a form of safety or self-protective behaviour” due to the perception that plant-based diets are healthier …

‘Beyond stupid’: Linus Torvalds trashes 5.8 Linux kernel patch over opt-in Intel CPU bug mitigation

AWS engineers given a dressing-down after proposing fix for ‘paranoid’ tasks

Linus Torvalds has removed a patch in the next release of the Linux kernel intended to provide additional opt-in mitigation of attacks against the L1 data (L1D) CPU cache.

The patch from AWS engineer Balbir Singh was to provide “an opt-in (prctl driven) mechanism to flush the L1D cache on context switch. The goal is to allow tasks that are paranoid due to the recent snoop-assisted data sampling vulnerabilities, to flush their L1D on being switched out. This protects their data from being snooped or leaked via side channels after the task has context switched out.” …

Linux 5.2 – Big changes could be coming to Linux programming

Linus Torvalds argues against 80 character line limit ahead of Linux 5.7’s release

After recently making the switch from Intel to AMD, Linus Torvalds has come out against 80-character-lines as a de facto programming standard.

As reported by The Register, Torvalds shared his thoughts on the topic of line lengths in a recent Linux kernel clean-up post where he argued that limiting lines to 80 characters makes for lots of line breaks. Others have argued that 80-character lines are a long-standing convention that should remain in place due to the fact that large monitors can handle many small windows when column width is limited…

京セラが便臭から腸内環境推定するデバイス開発へ、AI使い検体の採取不要に

京セラが腸内フローラの状態のセンシングをビジネスにつなげる模索を始めた。腸内フローラは主に大腸に生息する細菌群のこと。その細菌の種類は1000ほどで、数は500兆個以上だといわれる。食物繊維などの消化できないものを栄養に変える、腸内の免疫細胞を活性化する、病原菌などから身体を守るなどの人間の健康を支える役割を果たしているとみられている。

今回、京セラが着目したのが便臭だ。ここから腸内フローラの状況を推定し、そのデータ分析結果を企業の健康経営や健康寿命の延伸などの新たなビジネスに生かそうと考えている。この実現のため、アスリートの腸内環境などを研究するAuB(オーブ、東京・中央)、プロサッカークラブ「京都サンガF.C.」を運営する京都パープルサンガ(京都市)と提携する。2020年2月25日に発表した。

具体的には便臭ガスの組成から腸内環境の傾向を推定するデバイスとシステム(アプリケーションソフトウエアと解析アルゴリズム)の開発を進めていく。腸内環境の推定を日常的に実施できるようにして、栄養状態、免疫力、ストレス負荷などの健康状態を簡単に把握できるようにする。実用化の時期として2022~2023年度を目指す。

Ford heats police cars to 133 degrees to break down coronavirus

Ford’s baking its police SUVs to fight the coronavirus outbreak.

The manufacturer has developed a software update that turns the car’s heating system all the way up so that any vehicles that are possibly infected with coronavirus are thoroughly disinfected. It’s set to roll out to police departments with select Ford police vehicles on Wednesday,

For the past 40 days Ford engineers worked with Ohio State University to develop a sanitization method that was relatively low-tech after police departments were reaching out about effective cleaning procedures. A climate control engineer suggested looking into heat-based neutralization and the university tested samples to see how much time and heat was needed to properly fight off the virus…

Responsive grids and how to actually use them: common UI layouts

Now that you have a basic understanding of how to use grids, you might be wondering how to apply them to layouts you see on the web. Responsive grids are a method to systematically align your designs, to give order, establish hierarchy, and “logic” to your designs. It makes things look less floaty, and you can generally tell who is and who is not using a grid. As people become better designers, their eyes are constantly drawing horizontal and vertical lines everywhere to create that order and alignment…

Good job! CSS Layout

Components, patterns and layouts are things you have to deal with everyday. There are a lot of CSS frameworks that provide rich set of layouts and patterns, but I usually don’t want to include all of them in my project.

So that I collect most popular layouts and patterns that can be built with pure CSS. They are powered by modern CSS features such as flexbox and CSS grid.

Starting with the most basic part, you can customize easily for each specific need. By composing them, you can have any possible layout that exists in the real life.

Can Wearable Air conditioner check HEALTH!

富士通ゼネラルから“身に着けるエアコン”。冷やすだけでなく健康管理にも

富士通ゼネラルは、身に着けることで体を効率的に冷却するウェアラブルエアコン「Cómodo gear(コモドギア)」を、国内企業を対象に、6月から順次提供していく。主な提供先として、警備業や建設業、工場やイベント会場といった炎天下や空調が届かない環境で作業が必要となる業種を想定しているという。

提供は個別企業に対するレンタル販売を想定。価格は確定していないが、1台につき10,000円以下/月の料金設定を予定している。

同機は首に掛ける冷却部と、腰に装着するラジエーター/バッテリー部とで構成される。電源を入れるとネック部(冷却部)の温度が下がり、首を流れる頸動脈から血液を冷却する。これにより、深部体温の上昇を抑制する効果が見込めるとする。

Linus Torvalds drops Intel and adopts 32-core AMD Ryzen Threadripper on personal PC

‘My ‘allmodconfig’ test builds are now three times faster than they used to be’ says Linux overlord.

Linux overseer Linus Torvalds has binned Intel on his personal PC and hinted that he hopes to one day run an ARM-powered desktop.

In his weekly State of the Kernel post Torvalds released Linux 5.7 rc7, said the development process has been smooth and commented “Of course, anything can still change, but everything _looks_ all set for a regular release scheduled for next weekend. Knock wood.” …

In spite of pandemic (or maybe because of it), cloud infrastructure revenue soars

It’s fair to say that even before the impact of COVID-19, companies had begun a steady march to the cloud. Maybe it wasn’t fast enough for AWS, as Andy Jassy made clear in his 2019 Re:invent keynote, but it was happening all the same and the steady revenue increases across the cloud infrastructure market bore that out.

As we look at the most recent quarter’s earnings reports for the main players in the market, it seems the pandemic and economic fall out has done little to slow that down. In fact, it may be contributing to its growth.According to numbers supplied by Synergy Research, the cloud infrastructure market totaled $29 billion in revenue for Q12020 …