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Comment: Irritated (Score 0) 76

by LaughingRadish (#47752293) Attached to: Whole Organ Grown In Animal For First Time

I'm starting to get irritated with press releases like this. I'm seeing all these breakthroughs in medicine, but it's only for mice. The latest of these that got my goat was an every-other-day injection that turns off type-2 diabetes. Instead of monitoring blood sugar and calculating insulin doses, a diabetic would inject this stuff every other day and insulin resistance would be gone and the body would be once again able to regulate itself.

Comment: Problems with Dice and Monster (Score 1) 278

by LaughingRadish (#47658969) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Why Are Online Job Applications So Badly Designed?

Dice and Monster have the user interface down pretty good. A big problem, though, is with those employers who use those sites but then redirect applicants to their own broken application system -- or even worse, some broken application system provider like taleo.net. The first time you use that site, it fools you into thinking that once you put in your stuff, you'll be good for any other business that collects resumes through taleo.net. Not so. Each and every time you have to go through an account setup, then type in all your information, answer a bunch of questions, etc.

Comment: Re:Speed of Evolution (Score 1) 564

It sounds like you're referring to somone from a thousand years ago suddenly being dropped into modern society. Suppose someone from a thousand years ago gets to our time by being immortal. Unless our immortal were a hermit, then that person would be constantly exposed to society and adapt to changes. There wouldn't be the kind of bewilderment you're talking about. For an interesting story along these lines, watch the movie "The Man From Earth".

Comment: I didn't think Lenovo would get much worse (Score 1) 459

by LaughingRadish (#46001025) Attached to: Stop Trying To 'Innovate' Keyboards, You're Just Making Them Worse

I didn't think Lenovo could get much worse than the 6-row abomination that that they foisted on the T-series fans. At least on the T-series you still have the whole caps-lock key that can be remapped to Control. Scattering keys like they've been doing for the past few years is inexcusable. I've enjoyed Thinkpads up to the T420, but no further. This is why my next laptop will not be a Thinkpad or Lenovo of any kind.

Comment: Re:So tell me why ... (Score 1) 66

How'd you get the idea that a tobacco virus was involved here? The article says "M13". If you check with Google and Wikipedia, you'll find that it's a filimentous bacteriophage (it infects bacteria). And about committing sabotage on tobacco farmers, most tobacco diseases affect many other members of the nightshade family. Two important ones are potatoes and tomatoes.

Comment: Did he bother to check for actual sounds? (Score 5, Insightful) 265

I haven't yet seen mention of someone setting up microphones sensitive to ultrasonic frequencies to check to see what, if any, odd sounds are being made by the computers. A lot of extraordinary claims are being made and I just don't see the requisite extraordinary evidence.

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