Odds Of Survival

I’ve often (only half) joked that there are billions of people alive who have never died, so why should we consider it inevitable?

Well, someone has actually worked out the ratio. Hey, 7% odds of survival beats zero.

Mortality Hourglass

[Update a couple minutes later]

Speaking of which Peter Thiel seems to finally be getting serious about longevity, not only funding non-profit research, but actually investing in companies pursuing it.

Chrome And Systemd

Just did an upgradedate in Fedora. Looks like the new systemd has broken Chrome. Anyone have any ideas? Nothing about it at the site that I saw, at least based on a Google search. This is sort of a PITA, because Chrome is the only way I can access Tweetdeck, which I need for my multiple Twitter accounts.

[Update a while later]

This is the error message I get when I run from command line: “Failed to create /home/*****/.pki/nssdb directory.”

[Update late afternoon]

I realize the title may be a little cryptic. Every time Chrome fails to open, I get a message that systemd had a problem. Before the update, no problem, after the update, borked.

[Late-afternoon update]

OK, partially solved problem. If I disable SELinux, I can fire it up. Then I can re-enable. Here’s the errors when I run it:

ATTENTION: default value of option force_s3tc_enable overridden by environment.
[7630:7630:0315/162457:ERROR:sandbox_linux.cc(325)] InitializeSandbox() called with multiple threads in process gpu-process
[7571:8329:0315/162710:ERROR:get_updates_processor.cc(240)] PostClientToServerMessage() failed during GetUpdates
[7571:7605:0315/162710:ERROR:mcs_client.cc(644)] Failed to log in to GCM, resetting connection.

And there about about ten instances of chrome sandbox process running. Not sure what this means, but at least I can use it for now, until I figure out what’s going on. Unfortunately, I lost all recent history.

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