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Comment: Reasonable Explanation (Score 1) 685

by ChrisBader (#34063682) Attached to: 1928 Time Traveler Caught On Film?
Now I'm not sure exactly when hand held tape recorders started to come out but I do know that original recorders have been around since the 1800s, it could quite possibly be just that, a tape recorder. It would explain the position of her (or of what you think his) hand, and would even explain why they had it neir their mouth.

Comment: questionable (Score 1) 443

by ChrisBader (#31683192) Attached to: Warner Brothers Hiring Undercover Anti-Pirates
"causing general frustration amongst the file-sharing population on the Internet." anyone else getting the feeling that all this means is that they are going to be writing viruses and attempting to distribute them to anyone found pirating the films? after all its not like any law enforcement agency is going to take them seriously
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Man Sues Neighbor Claiming Wi-Fi Made Him Sick 574

Posted by samzenpus
from the bad-waves dept.
OrangeMonkey11 writes "A Santa Fe man who claims to suffer from 'electromagnetic sensitivities' has sued his neighbor after she refused to stop using wireless devices. 59-year-old Arthur Firstenberg claims his sensitivity can be set off by cellphones, routers and other electronic devices. From the article: 'Firstenberg, 59, wanted Raphaela Monribot to limit her use of the devices. "I asked her to work with me," he said. "Basically, she refused." So he sued Monribot in state district court, seeking $530,000 in damages and an injunction to force her to turn off the electronics. "Being the target of this lawsuit has affected me very adversely," Monribot said Friday in response to e-mailed questions. "I feel as if my life and liberty are under attack for no valid reason, and it has forced me to have to defend my very basic human rights."'"
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Child Receives Trachea Grown From Own Stem Cells 103

Posted by samzenpus
from the just-add-oxygen dept.
kkleiner writes "Doctors at the Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) along with colleagues at the University College London, the Royal Free Hospital, and Careggi University Hospital in Florence have successfully transplanted a trachea into a 10 year old boy using his own stem cells. A donor trachea was taken, stripped of its cells into a collagen-like scaffold, and then infused with the boy's stem cells. The trachea was surgically placed into the boy and allowed to develop in place. Because his own cells were used, there was little to no risk of rejection. This was the first time a child had received such a stem cell augmented transplant and the first time that a complete trachea had been used."

Comment: Legal way to win (Score 1) 14

The way that this sounds is that if for whatever reason there were such as a crunchberry they would have a valid argument and have the possibility of suing successfully. So if they were just so lucky as a new type of berry is discovered and is named crunchberry then they could sue, asuming that the name of the cerial changed or added crunchberries.

Comment: Dr. Frankenstein would be happy (Score 1) 184

by ChrisBader (#27587309) Attached to: Curved Laser Beams Could Help Tame Lightning

Now that we can have a much more accurate destination for lightning strikes we could prevent disasters such as forest fires caused by lightning, but what I am more interested in seeing is what we will come up with to just simply convert the lightning into raw power that could possibly be fairly inexpensive during different times of the year.

Comment: Discrimination! (Score 1) 250

by ChrisBader (#27431933) Attached to: Yeast-Powered Fuel Cell Feeds On Human Blood
Now if they were to find a way to turn the waste into a byproduct of alcohol it would mean that younger children/teens could not get this due to laws against alcohol and it would also set many difficulties for when they start to drive. From the time you get your licence to I believe the age of 18 you can not have a single drop of alcohol in your body and drive, if you have a .01 you are above the limit...

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