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Comment: Re:Illegal (Score 5, Funny) 182

by GrumpySteen (#47760701) Attached to: Uber Has a Playbook For Sabotaging Lyft, Says Report

It's really no different than getting cut off while driving, tracking the plate number through the DMV for a physical address, and then setting up your stripper friend to show up while during their family dinner.

If I'd known it would cause strippers to show up for free at my house for dinner, I'd have started cutting people off the moment I got my driver's license.

Comment: Re:The Tools of Science (Score 3, Informative) 134

by GrumpySteen (#47749123) Attached to: 13-Year-Old Finds Fungus Deadly To AIDS Patients Growing On Trees

The student sampled 109 swabs of more than 30 tree species and 58 soil samples, grew and isolated the Cryptococcus fungus and then sent those specimens to Springer at Duke. Springer DNA-sequenced the samples from California and compared the sequences to those obtained from HIV/AIDS patients with C. gattii infections.

Oh look, the "hard scientists" actually did the science.

Dukeâ(TM)s chairman of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Joseph Heitman M.D., was contacted by longtime collaborator and UCLA infectious disease specialist Scott Filler, M.D., whose daughter Elan was looking for a project to work on during her summer break. They decided it would be fun to send her out in search of fungi living in the greater Los Angeles area.

The girl didn't figure out where the fungus was coming from, nor did she even come up with the idea to sample fungus herself. The scientists knew it was coming from somewhere in the environment and, since they had an offer of help collecting samples, allowed the student to assist them.

The girl did not do the science. She just assisted the scientists with the manual labor.

Comment: Re:Soon, a few companies will own all your base (Score 2) 56

by GrumpySteen (#47614729) Attached to: Shuts Down Amid Reports Google Is Acquiring Twitch

That's not really true. Look at the women's makeup, for example. There are hundreds of brands available, yet the infographic shows only three.

Pick any category of product there and you'll find the same thing; lots of alternative brands exist but aren't show.

All the infographic does offer is an idea of how diverse those ten companies' products are. It doesn't show anything about what's actually available in the marketplace.

It is surely a great calamity for a human being to have no obsessions. - Robert Bly