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Comment Re:Doctor what's wrong with me? (Score 1) 111

Those genes are not expressed, and we don't have copies of those viruses floating around our bloodstream.

Probably, and for the most part. But we used to think the genome was mostly "junk DNA" before we understood that much of it was homeotic in function. It seems to me that virus copies would not be conserved over time unless they were serving some function.

Comment Parents suck too (Score 3, Insightful) 283

How many of these parents work with their kids when at home? How many let the kids to go their room and play on the iPad or xbox and only see them at dinner? Or are too busy driving them to useless and expensive team sports events?

Education requires major input from the parents but many of them treat the schools like babysitters and get mad at the teachers when their kids can barely read.

Comment Re:Suck it, "editors." (Score 0) 30

Every day the editors at /. wake up to a hot cup of fresh brewed failure.

They take the failure train to work.
They snack on failure chips and failure dip.
At lunch they eat failure sandwiches on whole-grain failure bread with special failure sauce.
They shit out failure and wipe their asses with failure paper.
They take the failure train back home where they eat microwaved leftover failure.
They lay in bed at night in quiet failure with a tear running down their cheek
They get up and, after fumbling for an hour, realize they are too inept to make a noose then put the rope of failure back down for another night.
They cry themselves to sleep and have the same shared nightmare of running in slow motion as the utter blackness of a failed life catches up.

Then they wake up to that hot cup of fresh brewed failure.

In space, no one can hear you fart.