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Comment: Re:Uracil and thymine not found in both DNA and RN (Score 2) 135

by Thanshin (#49187255) Attached to: NASA Ames Reproduces the Building Blocks of Life In Laboratory

What about guanine and adenine?

"the three basic components of life" is misleading, more like "three of the basic components of life"

The chief component is cytosine... cytosine and guanine. ...Our two chief components are cytosine and guanine...and adenine.... Our three components are cytosine, adenine and cuanine...and thymine.... Our four...no... amongst our components.... amongst our components...are such elements as cytosine, guanine.... I'll come in again.

Comment: Re:Criminals and revolutionaries of the future bew (Score 1) 135

by Thanshin (#49178819) Attached to: Supreme Court Gives Tacit Approval To Warrantless DNA Collection

The fact that one side moves forward doesn't, by itself, give that side an advantage

It certainly does when one side holds the power of coercive authority. You can't actually win against coercive authority. You can try to circumvent it, but you can never defeat it, because the advantage of coercion is absolute.

Which, as we all know, is the reason to be living in an Absolute Monarchy.

Comment: Re:Criminals and revolutionaries of the future bew (Score 1) 135

by Thanshin (#49172589) Attached to: Supreme Court Gives Tacit Approval To Warrantless DNA Collection

Neither should you let them know your middle name.

Unless it's "Danger".
If it's "Danger" let them know it, as it instill fear in their hearts.

Or "Wolf". Let them know it's "Wolf" too.

Or a color. Any color instills fear too.

Except "Pink". Don't let them know your middle name is "Pink" or you'll die on your first day in prison.

Comment: Re:Criminals and revolutionaries of the future bew (Score 5, Interesting) 135

by Thanshin (#49172509) Attached to: Supreme Court Gives Tacit Approval To Warrantless DNA Collection

Or rather, but large collections of random people's dna, in spray form, and spray every crime site.

Some people keep forgetting that arms races are races. The fact that one side moves forward doesn't, by itself, give that side an advantage.

Comment: Two fields are too few (Score 1) 562

by Thanshin (#49172085) Attached to: Why We Should Stop Hiding File-Name Extensions

Name + extension is not enough. Files should have a name, a type, and a subtype.

The types shouldn't be optional, but restricted to a list common to all OSs.
The subtype could be the "write whatever you want, and put as many exes as possible because exes are like painting things red so they go faster" crap that extensions are right now.

Comment: Re:How about healing spinal cord injuries first? (Score 1) 210

by Thanshin (#49146201) Attached to: Surgeon: First Human Head Transplant May Be Just Two Years Away

Right now, we can't even repair spinal cord injuries where head and body belong to the same person. Once that becomes a routine medical procedure, we might think about head transplants and how to solve the problems associated with them.

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However, there are way less people with spinal cord injuries and a lot of money than people with a working head, a failing body and a lot of money.

Unlimited money does wonders on time compression.

Comment: Re:Interesting retort (Score 1) 98

by Thanshin (#49145927) Attached to: Fighting Scams Targeting the Elderly With Old-School Tech

Actually, the less modest question was "how long does it take to recover excellent karma by the simple system of receiving karma points on my often witty, insightful and thought provoking posts."

If I keep digging deeper, probably by the time I reach the reptilian brain the question is: "How long will these above average monkeys need to recognize me as the beacon of intelligence I am."

Mommy, what happens to your files when you die?

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