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Comment: These words don't mean what you think they means (Score 1) 128

abundant - existing or available in large quantities; plentiful.
sample - a small part or quantity intended to show what the whole is like.

How can something plentiful be completely inaccessible?
Yes, they correctly sampled a meteorite, they did NOT sample from the earth.

Sorry, but just because it exists in an asteroid, doesn't mean it is abundant on, or in earth.
Jason Koebler should have a lot more critical thinking in an article as important as this purported discovery.

Comment: Re:Stem cell therapy (Score 1) 552

This woman needs help now, not an indeterminate number of years from now when they get through all their bureaucracy.
My advice is to start up a private funding campaign (YouCaring) and get her to wherever the most pioneering medical research is being done and get her some stem cells. For his own sanity, I suggest that he start seeking out other spouses of locked-in patients for some support and find out what they are doing -- which is probably better than any other advice that I've read here.

Fuck the FDA.

Comment: This was tried in San Fran in 1906 (Score 4, Interesting) 80

by HellYeahAutomaton (#47059317) Attached to: Researchers Experiment With Explosives To Fight Wildfires

"After the flames were extinguished, the explosives did nothing but create an avenue for the fires to spread during those first critical hours: Buildings and walls that might have served as firebreaks had been demolished.

The explosives also raised a dust that choked the lungs and impaired visibility. But perhaps the worst damage was the creation of even more fires as flaming debris ignited ruptured gas lines. Unwilling to admit responsibility for their collective mistakes, the Mayor, the Army, and the Fire Department all pointed fingers at each other, adding fuel to the administrative confusion that reigned during the fire."

I bet the human brain is a kludge. -- Marvin Minsky