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Comment: Did they try looking next to them? (Score 1) 269

by MiniMike (#47880305) Attached to: Massive Study Searching For Genes Behind Intelligence Finds Little

So they were wrong in their hypothesis that these 69 sites on the genome are related to intelligence. This does not mean that other sites on the genome aren't related to intelligence.

On top of that, the three gene locations that did seem to have a stronger correlation weren't involved in development of the nervous system.

So they really don't have complete knowledge of this extremely complex system. Not surprising. Time to review their assumptions, and come up with a new hypothesis to test. They still gained knowledge (what doesn't work), it's just not the knowledge they were hoping for.

Comment: Guest stars (Score 1) 226

There has been a very impressive list of tech or geek related guest star appearances on the show (Stan Lee, Stephen Hawking, Neil deGrasse Tyson, ...).

Do you have any control over who guest appearances are written for?

Are there any tech related people who you would like to have on the show as a guest star, but have been unable to get?

Comment: Know how to work with this one... (Score 2) 183

by MiniMike (#47609529) Attached to: Hotel Charges Guests $500 For Bad Online Reviews

Say you had a legit bad experience there- so you wait the week or so until they return your deposit to unleash your torrent of critical reviews, or start burning through the deposit while you're still there.

If your experience there was so bad that you can't wait a week to post the review you should probably be talking to a lawyer first anyway.

Comment: Re:Throw the book... maybe literally at him. (Score 4, Informative) 220

by MiniMike (#47199895) Attached to: NSF Researcher Suspended For Mining Bitcoin

Many of those systems have no (or minimal) idle time. Also, this misuse caused them to consume more power, and increased the wear on the systems components. There was a real impact from this. The $150k indicates a lot of cpu time was consumed for this, but TFA doesn't indicate how much- certainly more than would have been 'spare time'.

Comment: Re:Hm.... (Score 3) 363

by MiniMike (#47171199) Attached to: Group Demonstrates 3,000 Km Electric Car Battery

That's a small detail. If it can use tap water, it can also use water from the condenser coil or filtered rainwater collection. Or they could just add a small reservoir (similar to the windshield wiper fluid reservoir) which gets topped off when they change the battery.

Or they could just fill it up with the "amazing, mileage extending super water" which would be sure to hit the shelves soon after these batteries are released.

Comment: Re:The Real Story Should Be... (Score 1) 286

We'll need a follow up to see if they change the markings back in a year.

They'll probably just find other locations to 'fix' the markings on next month, and probably warn the ticket writers not to make it so obvious.

I'm surprised they haven't started disguising fire hydrants as newspaper boxes or trash cans, in order to increase revenue.

No amount of genius can overcome a preoccupation with detail.