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+ - Photosynthesizing Sea Slugs Steal Genes From Algae->

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An anonymous reader writes: For decades, scientists have puzzled over how a certain sea slug acquires the ability to photosynthesize after ingesting algae. An advanced imaging technique now confirms that the slugs are literally stealing genes from the algae. It's considered the first example of "horizontal gene transfer" in a multicellular organism.
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Comment: Re:Second Best Where? (Score 1) 460

by Corey Hart (#16077052) Attached to: Harvard Concludes Linux Will Remain Second Best
What a utopic point of view you have [throw a few bucks].
br> I'm sure the accountants and tax grunts are thinking "gee... I think I want to influence the software industry and put my personal million bucks into the game." NOT. maybe "what! a new software that does the work for me and I still get to make as much money for doing less work!"

I think users don't give a hoot about industry. They are self centered little professionals who have little time for other peoples professions (sound familiar?)

"One Architecture, One OS" also translates as "One Egg, One Basket".