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Comment Re:Risk = Reward (Score 3, Interesting) 224 224

That is NOT what the study said. The study stated that men were more likely to receive the Darwin awards than females. They suggested possible reasons for this including selection and reporting bias (ex. it's more OK to laugh at the deaths of men then that of men).

Comment Re:what happened to not wanting to sue? (Score 3, Interesting) 239 239

Not wanting to sue to begin with was probably due to the PR involved and bad inter-company relations (Samsung used to supply... screens?). Having won the last lawsuit to the tune of $1B, means that while he didn't really support the orignal lawsuit he's perfectly ok with other money making courthouse shinanegans.

Comment Re:Or IS there even a genetic test?. (Score 1) 626 626

While they both start with the same data, minor copy errors during DNA replication will eventually mean that they are not 100% identical. The odds of both twins actually mutating in the same way is actually pretty low. Most of these copy errors will occur in the womb, however some can be attributed to environmental factors.

Normal DNA tests take a few locations of the genome and compare them. To be more thorough, you test more points. Eventually you'll find a difference that you can use to compare. It's like comparing two books. You open to the first page and see the same acknowledgement you might assume the same book. But sampling a few more pages and you'll realize that maybe one is partially plagarised from the other.

They should pay it just to show that 'twin' crimes are not uncatchable.

Comment Re:So the drives will get louder and hotter? (Score 2) 25 25

It's my understanding that 'loudness' is a function of amplitude not frequency. Furthermore ultrasounds are by definition too high a frequency for us to hear. As for the heating issue, yeah probably. Otherwise this is kind of cool. It's like writing on a stretched rubber band.

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