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Comment: Interesting Funding (Score 1) 269

by boliboboli (#31920864) Attached to: Anti-Cancer Agent Stops Metastasis In Its Tracks

From TFA:

This work was funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense.

I listen to people all the time complain about how many US tax dollars go to the Defense budget for the purpose of destruction etc, yet here the DoD is funding cancer research. I wonder if there is an ulterior motive or if the purpose of the funds is truly for cancer treatment?

Comment: Re:15 minutes or 15 seconds? (Score 1) 163

by boliboboli (#31869432) Attached to: Meteor Spotted Yesterday Over Midwestern United States

About 15 years ago I watched a meteor shower from about 9,000' elevation north of Durango Colorado at Vallecito lake. Although the meteors I watched were much smaller than the one we are talking about here, I watched several of them bounce off the atmosphere like a stone skipping on water actually going back upwards as they burned.

If the trajectory of this meteor was not steep, I think it could easily skim across the atmosphere for as long it did with enough mass.

PC Games (Games)

EA Editor Criticizes Command & Conquer 4 DRM 266

Posted by Soulskill
from the preach-it-brother dept.
Command & Conquer 4's DRM hasn't garnered Electronic Arts as much bad press and fan outrage as Ubisoft's scheme, despite being very similar. Nevertheless, it's been causing problems and frustrations for some users, including EA.com's own editor-in-chief, Jeff Green. An anonymous reader points this out: "Green wrote on his Twitter account late last week: 'Booted twice — and progress lost — on my single-player C&C4 game because my DSL connection blinked. DRM fail. We need new solutions.' He continued later, 'Well. I've tried to be open-minded. But my 'net connection is finicky — and the constant disruption of my C&C4 SP game makes this unplayable. The story is fun, the gameplay is interesting and different at least — but if you suffer from shaky/unreliable DSL — you've been warned.'"

Comment: Similiar Experience (Score 3, Informative) 63

by boliboboli (#31548000) Attached to: Memory Cards of 3,000 Phones Infected By Malware

I purchased a digital picture frame made by Insignia in 2008. When Plugged into my PC my AV(Nod32 Eset) found two files it listed as viruses. After removing them, the picture frame worked fine.

About a month later Insignia sent a letter explaining there may have been viruses on the internal memory of the frame.I think this happens quite a bit.

Comment: Re:Muscle atrophy? (Score 5, Interesting) 226

by boliboboli (#29362841) Attached to: Exoskeletons For Rent In Japan
As someone who is ~30 and has 5 surgeries to date on my right knee, I'd prefer the consequences(muscle atrophy) of using using something like this to supplement my existing leg as opposed to a knee replacement. My point is, there are reasons other than laziness that some people may get excited about this technology(disabilities). Even wearing an acl brace, I can barely walk after a scrimmage with my nephew's or son's soccer team that I coach; an exoskeleton leg could keep me doing what I love for a long time w/o pain and disability.

Comment: Re:Fighting Abuse of Power (Score 5, Insightful) 408

by boliboboli (#29250753) Attached to: Lori Drew Cyberbullying Case Dismissed
She can sue the gov't... if she get's permission from congress. For some reason, I don't think anyone will be very compassionate about her "mental distress" considering the reason she was put through all of this was by causing "mental distress" of another and subsequent suicide of that individual...

+ - Bill Gates Patents Hurricane Prevention-> 1

Submitted by boliboboli
boliboboli writes: According to an article on CNN, "Gates and a dozen other scientists have raised eyebrows by submitting patent applications for a technology to reduce the danger of approaching hurricanes by cooling ocean temperatures." "The patents, which were only made public last month by the U.S. Patent and Trade Office, were filed in January by Searete LLC. The company is a subsidiary of Intellectual Ventures, an invention firm run by Microsoft's former chief technology officer Nathan Myhrvold.
Link to Original Source

Comment: Smart (Score 2, Interesting) 123

by boliboboli (#29214263) Attached to: Nintendo Working On Football Controller
One of the key rules of business is to know your market opportunities and cater to the larger segment. Clearly football has become the biggest and most popular sport in the US(sorry baseball) and they are going after a huge demographic by catering to them. Being a big football fan myself who doesn't own a wii, but like the idea of my kids playing football someday, I may purchase one so we can play when we can't go outside and use the real thing.

The only perfect science is hind-sight.