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Comment: WTF??? Did I miss something in that argument? (Score 1) 200

by Chewbacon (#47536877) Attached to: Cable Companies: We're Afraid Netflix Will Demand Payment From ISPs

Isn't that what consumers pay Netflix for (and justly so!)? And where the hell would that work? If the ISP didn't pay the bill, then the service would fail and the consumer wouldn't pay their part of the bill either. These guys are fucking insane. A chimp eating carrots out of his own asshole makes more sense.

Reality: cable companies are afraid of Netflix because they fear the day they lose the competition with them.

Comment: No subject (Score 1) 241

by Chewbacon (#47491091) Attached to: Math, Programming, and Language Learning

Probably the most eye opening math class I took that really made my coding skills take off was called Applied Math in high school. The focus was just what the title says: application of knowledge learned. It really taught me how to think outside the box when it came to solving problems with math. Solutions I've written for games left me asking myself where the hell I learned the solution to the problem: applied math.

Comment: It's a start (Score 3, Interesting) 26

by Chewbacon (#47489083) Attached to: Gene Therapy Converts Heart Cells Into "Biological Pacemakers"

Cloning sinus nodes will help patients with sick sinus syndrome. You'll still need devices to help those in complete heart block (but could fix if you grow an AV node or perkinje fibers), ICDs for deadly arrhythmias, and biventricular devices for cardiac resync therapy. But if you clone an AV mode or a His bundle, will they connect to the perkinje network? A rep from Medtronic said this could put them out of business. Despite the Benjamins, this will be better for patients as a less painful procedure and likely less infections. I hope they answer all the questions and make this work. This will be really good for young patients who would no longer have to have a device change every 8-12 years or worry about wires going bad in their lifetime.

Biology is the only science in which multiplication means the same thing as division.