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    Bill gates investing in a new condom

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/25/health...html?sr=fbmain

    (CNN) -- Bill Gates is putting out a call to inventors, but he's not looking for software, or the latest high-tech gadget. This time he's in search of a better condom.
    On its Grand Challenges website, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is offering a $100,000 startup grant to the person who designs "the next generation condom that significantly preserves or enhances pleasure" and promotes "regular use."
    It may sound like the setup for a joke, but the goal is deadly serious. While researchers call condoms one of the best ways to stop the spread of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, getting people to use them is another story.
    The foundation wants to see something that will lead men and women outside of a committed relationship to stop and think twice before having unprotected sex. The startup grant could lead to $1 million in further funding.
    "Male condoms are cheap, easy to manufacture, easy to distribute, and available globally, including in resource-poor settings, through numerous well-developed distribution channels," the foundation says. Nevertheless, many people are reluctant to use them because they complain that prophylactics interfere with pleasure and intimacy. This creates "a trade-off that many men find unacceptable," the foundation notes.
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    In some places and cultures, condom use is often seen as a sign that a man has AIDS, and many women won't sleep with such men. Female condoms are even more difficult to use and women are often afraid to suggest using them.
    "Any advance or new design that gets people to use condoms would be a big plus," Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and one of the world's leading AIDS researchers, said in an interview with CNN. He says great strides have been made in treating HIV infection in Africa, but for every person who is treated two more become newly infected.
    The numbers are indeed startling: 34 million people in the world are living with HIV, according the 2012 UNAIDS World AIDS Day Report. About half of them don't know they're infected, according to Fauci.
    That problem exists in the U.S. as well, particularly in minority communities.
    "Although African-Americans comprise 12% of the population, they account for 45% of all new HIV infections nationwide and 65% of all new infections among women," Fauci said previously. "A substantial portion of newly infected African-Americans are bisexual and $#@!sexual men."
    The Gates Foundation hopes that "new concept designs with new materials can be prototyped and tested quickly."
    "Large-scale human clinical trials are not required," it adds. "Manufacturing capacity, marketing, and distribution channels are already in place."
    But building a better condom may not be as easy as it seems. Some sources say the first recorded use of a condom-like sheath was in Egypt in 1350 B.C., and people have been complaining about it -- and trying to improve on it -- ever since.

    Remember that i'm going to die is the best way I know to avoid trap of thinking you have something to lose, you're already naked, there's no reason not to follow your heart.

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    Microsoft condoms? I can see it now. "Microsoft condoms complete with viruses" lol

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    Bill Gates being cool as usual.

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    I know this will open a lot of windows in the condom world.

    Remember that i'm going to die is the best way I know to avoid trap of thinking you have something to lose, you're already naked, there's no reason not to follow your heart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver_Knight View Post
    I know this will open a lot of windows in the condom world.
    but can it run a mac?????



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    Does it have Bluetooth support? If so can I pair it to my phone?
    "Chille has put on a condom would you like to tweet this update?"



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    Quote Originally Posted by Chille View Post
    Does it have Bluetooth support? If so can I pair it to my phone?
    Is that so you can see info about your performance?
    I can read your thoughts.


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    Can i free roam or is it an A TO B type thing
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    IDK if im going to trust a condom designed by a guy that didnt start having sex until he was 32 years old LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Updator View Post
    Is that so you can see info about your performance?
    Well you could have an app that makes a chart on your performance possible have tips to increase it also, perhaps some sort of mini Game? So many thrusts=coins which can unlock bonus hats?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Chille View Post
    Well you could have an app that makes a chart on your performance possible have tips to increase it also, perhaps some sort of mini Game? So many thrusts=coins which can unlock bonus hats?

    Remember that i'm going to die is the best way I know to avoid trap of thinking you have something to lose, you're already naked, there's no reason not to follow your heart.

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    I say it is nice news for once from a guy that sucks... But for all his BILLIONS and glasses

    He is going to make a lot of NERDS happy

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    Uhh..oh I know one person who is not going to like this..:.............. Trojan Man!
    Bill gates has invested for his pleasure. LOL .

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    glad the floppy disk is not around
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    Just imagine all that $#@! this nerd gonna get after this.

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    yes and when they think it is from Google, they will try and delete so their mummy does not find it

    Just like old fashion porn
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    It appears Bill is still a horny nerd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Daily Show
    Bill and Melinda Gates offer $1 mil to fund the 'next generation condom.' If successful, it would mark 1st time Microsoft stopped a virus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by claud3 View Post
    I say it is nice news for once from a guy that sucks...
    How does Bill Gates, who has given tens of billions to charity, and plans to increase that to 95% of his wealth, 'suck'?

    He is a credit to mankind (excuse the pun).

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    Yea I like Bill. He's a good guy.

    Now Ballmer...

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    He sucks, because the 720 is not out yet


    I see why he is doing this and i for one say nice idea... If more would invest in things that saves lives, i am all for it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Valefor View Post
    How does Bill Gates, who has given tens of billions to charity, and plans to increase that to 95% of his wealth, 'suck'?

    He is a credit to mankind (excuse the pun).
    This is correct. I don't know if all of these are just poor jokes or if people here actually dislike Bill Gates, but before they speak further they should know who exactly they speak of. He's donated 10 billion dollars to getting vaccinations for children in poor areas of the world, given to scientific research, implored other billionaires to donate their money to research and the poor upon their death, and has saved 7 million lives. Bill Gates is an idol.

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