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Comment: Re:Curse you gizmag! (Score 1) 2

by LeadSongDog (#48931525) Attached to: Telomere-Lengthening Procedure Turns Clock Back Years in Human Cells
Doh! What I meant to cite was:
John Ramunas, Eduard Yakubov, Jennifer J. Brady, Stéphane Y. Corbel, Colin Holbrook, Moritz Brandt, Jonathan Stein, Juan G. Santiago, John P. Cooke, and Helen M. Blau "Transient delivery of modified mRNA encoding TERT rapidly extends telomeres in human cells" FASEB J fj.14-259531; published ahead of print January 22, 2015, doi:10.1096/fj.14-259531
Abstract: http://www.fasebj.org/content/...

Comment: Curse you gizmag! (Score 1) 2

by LeadSongDog (#48931507) Attached to: Telomere-Lengthening Procedure Turns Clock Back Years in Human Cells
A better source is the press release without all the gizmag clickbait:
http://med.stanford.edu/news/a...
The actual paper is:
Klaus G. Schmetterer, Alina Neunkirchner, Daniela Wojta-Stremayr, Judith Leitner, Peter Steinberger, and Winfried F. Pickl "STAT3 governs hyporesponsiveness and granzyme B-dependent suppressive capacity in human CD4+ T cells" FASEB J fj.14-257584; published ahead of print November 14, 2014, doi:10.1096/fj.14-257584
Abstract: http://www.fasebj.org/content/...

+ - Kim Dotcom offers up secure 'Skype Killer' voice chat->

Submitted by colinneagle
colinneagle (2544914) writes "Kim Dotcom, the controversial German expat living in New Zealand whose file-sharing site was busted by U.S. federal agents, has launched an end-to-end encrypted voice and video chat service that operates through the browser called MegaChat, which will now be available for free to the 15 million registered users of his file-sharing service Mega.

MegaChat aims to provide an alternative to the current voice and video chat services which Dotcom himself has accused of cooperating with government snooping. "No U.S.-based online service provider can be trusted with your data," Dotcom once claimed. "Skype has no choice. They must provide the U.S. government with backdoors."

However, Dotcom has also claimed that there are backdoors in Chrome and Firefox, so if you are using them to browse, how can he guarantee end-to-end encryption? And while Mega is great for file sharing, its track record for security is a little dubious. Right after its launch, there was criticism of the implementation of the site's security, from cross-site scripting flaws to poorly implemented encryption, and later it was found that Mega passwords could be extracted with basic hacking tools."

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+ - Entanglement on a chip promises ultra-fast secure computing, communication->

Submitted by hypnosec
hypnosec (2231454) writes "Entanglement of photons has been one of the most intriguing phenomenon of physics with promises for ultra-fast and security computing as well as communications, but practical implementation on silicon chips has been elusive until now. Researchers over Università degli Studi di Pavia in Italy have managed to do just that — developed a microscopic micro-ring that entangles individual particles of light. Researchers used the well-established optoelectronic components called ring resonators and etched them onto a silicon wafer in the same manner that other components on semiconductor chips are fashioned. To power this resonator, researchers directed a laser beam along an optical fiber to the input side of the sample. Then coupled to the resonator where the photons race around the ring creating an an ideal environment for the photons to mingle and become entangled. Researchers observed that as the photons exited the resonator, a high percentage of them exhibited the telltale characteristics of entanglement."
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Patty emailed me and solved the "why isn't anybody buying the Amazon ebook" question -- according to her, it's nearly impossible. She says they won't take a credit or debit card, you have to either have an Amazon gift card or that Amazon Prime crap.

So I don't know what to do. I'd just pull it and put it on the site for free like the other two books, but that would hardly be fair to the two people who jumped through Amazon's hoops.

Suggestions are very welcome.

Comment: Re:Please develop for my dying platform! (Score 1) 307

by LeadSongDog (#48878259) Attached to: Blackberry CEO: Net Neutrality Means Mandating Cross-Platform Apps

This is kind of like whining that Fords isn't making spare parts for Chevy, and that somehow you're disadvantaged by that because you live closer to a Ford dealership.

Nah, it's more like whining that Chryslers should be able to burn the same 87 octane gas as Fords without having to buy overpriced filler necks on license from GM. Or that GE lightbulbs should be allowed to work on ConEd electricity. Standards exist for a reason. Letting monopolists enforce their own whims without accomodating the competition is bad for everyone in the long run. Ask JP Morgan what happened to Standard Oil in the courts.

+ - Is the time over the code websites from scratch?

Submitted by thomawack
thomawack (3990089) writes "As a designer I always do webdesign from scratch and put them into CMSMS. Frameworks are too complicated to work into, their code usually too bloated and adaptable online solutions are/were limited in options. Also despite I know my way around html/css, I am not a programmer. My problem is, always starting from scratch create menus, forms and now everything responsive too, it has become too expensive for most customers. I see more and more online adaptive solutions that seem to be more flexible nowadays, but I am a bit overwhelmed in checking everything out because there are so many solutions around. Is there someting your readers can recommend? Be it an online adaptive website or a CMS that works similar, which are very flexible but bring a good basis / templates?"

+ - What Will Google Glass 2.0 Need to Actually Succeed? ->

Submitted by Nerval's Lobster
Nerval's Lobster (2598977) writes "As previously rumored, Google has discontinued selling Google Glass, its augmented-reality headset... but it could be coming out with something new and (supposedly) improved. The company has placed a relentlessly positive spin on its decision: “Glass was in its infancy, and you took those very first steps and taught us how to walk,” reads a posting on the Google+ page for Glass. “Well, we still have some work to do, but now we’re ready to put on our big kid shoes and learn how to run.” Formerly a project of the Google X research lab, Glass will now be overseen by Tony Fadell, the CEO of Google subsidiary (and Internet of Things darling) Nest; more than a few Glass users are unhappy with Google's decision. If Google’s move indeed represents a quiet period before a relaunch, rather than an outright killing of the product, what can it do to ensure that Glass’s second iteration proves more of a success? Besides costing less (the original Glass retailed for $1,500 from Google's online storefront), Google might want to focus on the GoPro audience, or simply explain to consumers why they actually need a pair of glasses with an embedded screen. What else could they do to make Glass 2.0 (whatever it looks like) succeed?"
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+ - The Tech Industry's Legacy: Creating Disposable Employees->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "VentureBeat is running an indictment of the tech industry's penchant for laying off huge numbers of people, which they say is responsible for creating a culture of "disposable employees." According to recent reports, layoffs in the tech sector reached over 100,000 last year, the highest total since 2009. Of course, there are always reasons for layoffs: "Companies buy other companies and need to rationalize headcount. And there’s all that disruption. Big companies, in particular, are seeing their business models challenged by startups, so they need to shed employees with skills they no longer need, and hire people with the right skills."

But the article argues that this is often just a smokescreen. "The notion here is that somehow these companies are backed into a corner, with no other option than to fire people. And that’s just not true. These companies are making a choice. They’re deciding that it’s faster and cheaper to chuck people overboard and find new ones than it is to retrain them. The economics of cutting rather than training may seem simple, but it’s a more complex calculation than most people believe. ... Many of these companies are churning through employees, laying off hundreds on one hand, while trying to hire hundreds more.""

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+ - Argentina's Leading Prosecutor on Terror Case Found Dead->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "This monday federal prosecutor Natalio Alberto Nisman was found dead in his apartment, a few hours before a congressional hearing in which he was about to present evidence regarding an alleged involvement of current government officials regarding the 1994 terrorist AMIA Bombing regarding a 2013 treaty signed with Iran, currently regarded as the perpetrator of the attack. Investigators so far sustain an 'induced suicide' theory, implying that the prosecutor did not commit suicide out of his own free will. Although the parties responsible for the 'induced suicide' are not yet know, they may be related to domestic intelligence services. US congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen (R) has denounced the "misterious circumstances" of Nissman's dismissal and has requested an "exhaustive investigation" be made by an "independent, transparent and neutral" party."
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