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Thanasis Priftis

'Looping' Created an Underground Insulin-Pump Market - The Atlantic - 0 views

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    "They shared this code online as OpenAPS, and "looping," as it's called, began to catch on. Instead of micromanaging their blood sugar, people with diabetes could offload that work to an algorithm. In addition to OpenAPS, another system called Loop is now available. Dozens, then hundreds, and now thousands of people are experimenting with DIY artificial-pancreas systems-none of which the Food and Drug Administration has officially approved. And they've had to track down discontinued Medtronic pumps. It can sometimes take months to find one."
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Michel Lallement: «Le plaisir, ADN du mouvement hacker» - 0 views

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    Loin du cliché du pirate informatique, le hacker bricole et transforme tout ce qu'il a entre les mains - puces électroniques bien sûr, mais aussi meubles, nourriture et vêtements. En soulignant les idées novatrices de cette communauté de makers aux Etats-Unis - au sens du "faire" -, le sociologue Michel Lallement questionne le modèle dominant qui arriverait à bout de souffle.
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