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Comment: Re:Really, why? (Score 1) 224

by 7times9 (#27242221) Attached to: Microsoft Office 2007 In Linux With WINE

Comment: interactive zoomable pie chart (Score 2, Interesting) 358

by 7times9 (#26602359) Attached to: Obama To Launch Website For Tracking Tax Expenditures

Can you imagine how cool it would be if they used an interactive zoomable pie chart like this one that shows inflation.

You'd start with every government department visible, you could then zoom in to any spending program and see how it was made up, area being proportional to cost.

If recovery.gov don't do it, someone should.

Comment: Missing the major point: Lamarckism. (Score 1) 108

by 7times9 (#21982586) Attached to: Glowing Chinese Pig Passes Traits to Young

Lamarckism refers to the once widely accepted idea that an organism can pass on characteristics that it acquired during its lifetime to its offspring (also known as based on heritability of acquired characteristics).
The reason this is so surprising is it breaks a central tenant of genetics, the fact that DNA --> body is a one way process. The germ line DNA is kept separate from the DNA of the rest of the body. Of course I haven't RTFA so I could be completely wrong.

Parts that positively cannot be assembled in improper order will be.