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Comment: Re:Fingers crossed for artificial vertebrae (Score 2) 41

by Kilroy_here (#46291381) Attached to: Paralyzed Woman Walks Again With 3D-Printed Robotic Exoskeleton
Well for one thing the spinal cord lies within the lamina of the vertebrae thus preventing an easy replacement of a damaged vertebrae. This alone makes it rather impractical to replace them. As someone who has had the lamina of L-3 - L-5 removed due to having numerous disk herniated I know a little about it. Now if you had suggested 3d printed disks I would think it very possible.

+ - Yup, there's already someone lined up to buy the iPhone 6->

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zacharye (2330148) writes "Last year ahead of Apple’s iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c launch, lines began forming outside Apple stores weeks in advance. At the time, we thought it was pretty crazy that anyone would line up that far in advance to buy a cell phone — but now we know what crazy really looks like. A Japanese man named “Yoppy” says he has already lined up to buy Apple’s unannounced iPhone 6, which isn’t expected to launch for another seven months..."
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+ - Motorola Mobility CEO Dennis Woodside to join Dropbox->

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sfcrazy (1542989) writes "Googler Dennis Woodside, who stepped up to head Motorola Mobility replacing Sanjay Jha, is leaving the company to join Dropbox as its first CEO. Google recently sold Motorola unit to Lenovo and it was unclear what senior leadership of Motorola would do. Prior to taking over Motorola Dennis was the Vice President of Google’s America Operations. He joined Google in 2003."
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+ - Amphibious Trimaran is Made For More Than Just Water->

Submitted by Zothecula
Zothecula (1870348) writes "Here's one you might not have heard before ... Whaddaya get when cross a hovercraft, an airboat and a pontoon boat? Give up? An ATASD, or Amphibious Trimaran with Aerostatic Discharge! OK, it's not that funny, but the vehicle itself is pretty cool. It can travel over virtually any surface, and should soon be heading into production."
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+ - Sophisticated Spy Tool 'The Mask' Rages Undetected for 7 Years->

Submitted by thomst
thomst (1640045) writes "Kim Zetter of Wired's Threat Level reports that Kaspersky Labs discovered a Spanish-language spyware application that employs "uses techniques and code that surpass any nation-state spyware previously spotted in the wild." The malware, dubbed "The Mask" by Kaspersky's researchers, targeted targeted government agencies, diplomatic offices, embassies, companies in the oil, gas and energy industries, and research organizations and activists had been loose on the Internet since at least 2007, before it was shut down last month. It infected its targets via a malicious website that contained exploits — among which were the Adobe Flash player vulnerability CVE-2012-0773 — that affected both Windows and Linux machines. Users were directed to the site via spearphishing emails."
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+ - As Technology Gets Better, Will Society Get Worse?-> 1

Submitted by cold fjord
cold fjord (826450) writes "Tim Wu has a though provoking piece in the New Yorker, "Assuming that we really are evolving as we wear technological prosthetics ... here’s the big question: Will that type of evolution take us in desirable directions ? Some, like the Wired founder Kevin Kelly, believe ... “yes.” ... Kelly writes: “Technology wants what life wants: Increasing efficiency; Increasing opportunity; Increasing emergence; Increasing complexity; Increasing diversity; ... Increasing freedom; ... Increasing evolvability.” We can test the “Increasing” theory ... south of the Hudson Bay. Here live the Oji-Cree ... For much of the twentieth century, the Oji-Cree lived at a technological level that can be described as relatively simple. ... they lived in tents during the summer, and in cabins during the winter. Snowshoes, dog sleds, and canoes were the main modes of transportation, used to track and kill fish, rabbits, and moose ... A doctor who worked with the Oji-Cree in the nineteen-forties has noted the absence of mental breakdowns or substance abuse ... nowadays, the Oji-Cree no longer face the threat of winter starvation ... They can more easily import and store the food ... The constant labor of canoeing or snowshoeing has been eliminated ... Television made it north in the nineteen-eighties ... the Oji-Cree story is not a happy one. Since the arrival of new technologies, the population has suffered a massive increase in morbid obesity, heart disease, and Type 2 diabetes. Social problems are rampant ... some of the highest levels on earth. ... Childhood obesity is widespread ... The Oji-Cree are literally being killed by technological advances.""
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Comment: Re:Why not just fill the mine? (Score 1) 172

by Kilroy_here (#45919661) Attached to: How Do You Move a City?

No, not in Sweden. The local people are going to have no say unless they pull an ethnic-minorities card - for instance if the town were a Suomi sacred site or something.

The fact that most people there are Suomi and that its in the far north (which in Sweden means Hicks a-la Bob and Doug Mackenzie) indicates that Swedes in the south will not give a rats ass what hardship it causes.

FTFY and the Mackenzie brothers were from Canada not Sweden. Obviously you must be thinking about the Muppets and the Swedish chef.

+ - Cable and Satellite Companies Rumored to Consider Copying Aereo->

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An anonymous reader writes "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. Bloomberg reports that several companies like Charter, DirecTV and Time Warner are thinking about coming up with their own schemes to avoid costly retransmission fees using streams gathered off public airwaves. Time Warner in particular is interested in acquiring Aereo pending a Supreme Court decision. “If found to be legal, the Aereo concept is very interesting, especially as it relates to retransmission consent fees,” Maureen Huff, a spokeswoman for New York-based Time Warner Cable, said on Friday."
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+ - Radioactive Water From Fukushima Is Systematically Poisoning The Entire Pacific->

Submitted by LavouraArcaica
LavouraArcaica (2012798) writes "Right now, a massive amount of highly radioactive water is escaping into the Pacific Ocean from the ruins of the destroyed Fukushima nuclear facility in Japan. This has been going on all day, every day for more than two years. Tepco said on Friday that a cumulative 20 trillion to 40 trillion becquerels of radioactive tritium had probably leaked into the sea since the disaster. The company said this was within legal limits."
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+ - How Intel's Galileo board got Linux, Windows and Mac cross-compatibility->

Submitted by LibbyMC
LibbyMC (3013161) writes "Richard Purdie has built a new core compiler so that anyone who builds an embedded project with the Yocto Project will now have access to the ability to compile Linux binaries on all three platforms.

Purdie noted that others before him have built Windows binaries with OpenEmbedded but the capability had been lost for many years. This new development brings it to the Yocto Project and its updated architecture. The ability to build for Mac OSX is completely new."

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+ - The All-Time Dirtiest Jobs in IT

Submitted by snydeq
snydeq (1272828) writes "Carcasses in computer hardware, endless streams of anatomical close-ups, the occasional encounter with fecal matter both real and metaphoric — IT is an industry of consummate professionals willing to go to almost any length (or depth) in the name of technology. 'If there's anything we've learned along the way, it's that when it comes to IT, there will never be a shortage of nasty work to get done. Compiled here you will find the worst of the worst — a Hall of Shame, if you will, highlighting the unsung heroes of the unseemly side of IT.'"

+ - Playing StarCraft Could Boost Your Cognitive Flexibility->

Submitted by briglass
briglass (608949) writes "Imagine being a total non-gamer and then suddenly playing an hour of StarCraft a day for almost two months. A new study of mine demonstrates that a group of female gaming novices (seriously novice, as in 0 to 1 hour of gaming per week novice) demonstrated increased cognitive flexibility after playing StarCraft, a sort of fast-paced chess on steroids — the control group played The Sims. It's been well known that video gaming can lead to psychological benefits, such as faster perceptual information processing after playing first-person shooter games. But this new study, published in PLOS ONE, shows that video gaming can also affect higher-level cognitive functions. The StarCraft game was customized to be adaptive and remain challenging as the newly minted gamers honed their skills, and in-game behavior was recorded to determine what aspects of StarCraft leads to the boost in flexibility."
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