If I remember correctly, the guy has a technique that has been shown effective in mice. Still hardly a guarantee it'll work in humans, but it's a start. Part of it has to do with a clean cut, rather than trauma, severing the code.
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Don't fuck with Mother Nature
We. Already. Did.
I'd rather have us fuck with Mother Nature after a decade of exhaustive research, debate, and cost benefit analysis than continue fucking with Mother Nature purely based on what's most profitable at the moment (aka, what we do now).
Think about how much power was generated over the past 100 years of burning carbon, you're going to need more than that, probably much much more than that, to pull all that carbon out. And that's on top of all the power we'll be using in the meantime.
Environmental plot? That's what people take away from that movie? It has much more to say about class inequality than it does about the environment.
I'm with the GP post above, we don't know enough about what makes the human brain different from our animal brethren to go around making them more like us without some kind of legal and ethical framework to deal with the results in a way that doesn't make us monsters. Look at it this way, there have been human beings that lived full, healthy lives with average intelligence and only a fraction the brain tissue that typical people have. We simply don't know what it is about the brain that makes us human.
Light speed limitations lead to boring science fiction
I don't find Alistair Reynold's works to be boring, despite the fact that they lack FTL. You just have to reframe the story around the idea of immense travel times and throw in some science woo to explain how people survive the journeys.
Any propulsion system capable of getting significant mass up to interstellar velocities would also function quite well as a weapons system. All they'd have to do is leave a few hundred kilograms coasting at 10% the speed of light (when then begin their deceleration burn) aimed at earth and they'd wipe us out decades before they even got here.
I'd take it. Your "logical" conclusion is no different from abolishing patents altogether, minus a 20 year wait which, in the grand scheme of things, is pretty inconsequential.
One way to do this with SVN is pegged external directories. You tell basically tell svn to pull a directory from a different repository at a specific version. The information about which repository and version to check out is itself saved in svn, so doing a single "checkout this revision" will give you the entire codebase as it was at that time period. It's complicated, and manual, and time consuming, and it kinda sucks. But it does work.
In one of the Kasparov vs Deep Blue games, Deep Blue made a blunder due to a coding error (it didn't see any viable move but rather than resigning it simply picked a move at random). Kasparov was so convinced that the computer was confused by the play that he thought Deep Blue was looking 20+ moves ahead in the end game, a thought that terrified him. Kasparov won the game, but a lot of people say his confidence was so shaken by that one move that he played significantly differently the rest of the series.
To quote a great movie: "accident implies there's nobody to blame". I believe the person you are responding to would call the officer shooting himself in the foot a negligent shooting.
That's nice. What were they like 10 years ago? What will they be like 10 years from now? 20?
I'm not sure why you're modded funny. The relative sizes of the Earth/Moon system is a total anomaly, so much so that it is very very close to the point where you have to call them a double planet rather than a planet and moon.
WIC approved juice is required to be 100% juice. Full stop. Now, even 100% juice isn't particularly good for you, but the person I was replying to was decrying how hard it was to find juice that was "just actual juice".
It's pretty hard to actually pick out the drinks which are just actual juice.
No it isn't. Go to the juice isle. Look for things labeled "WIC approved". Done.