I like your scare quotes while referring to what is at the moment the fastest single storage device on the planet. (really just a raid in an unusual package, but still)
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It looks like just scaremongering from this "pc perspective" outlet. They never say they tried it, and I'd be willing to bet that nothing would happen if I plugged it into the wrong port.
Where's the Chilling Effects Clearinghouse when you need it? Google claims to submit all DMCA requests to the CEC, why doesn't Yahoo?
Yes, I have done aviation safety studies. Can you tell?
No, actually I can't. As far as I know there are two estimators of aircraft type and airline safety... fatalities per passenger-mile and fatalities per passenger flight, and you mention neither of these.
Please explain how Science has a liberal bias.
Cut out sugar, flour, bread, pasta, rice, potatoes from your diet. They spike your insulin and give you that gnawing hunger.
I don't even know where to start. This is horrible advice. Sugar, yes. Every other item you listed? I'm speechless.
I can't believe your attitude regarding this story. This is archaeology at its worst. The lunar module, the plaque, the flag, whatever else should be preserved. To prevent people from visiting the site because it is somehow sacred as an archaeological artifact is bullshit. This person would have us never set foot on any site of historical significance and preserve every smallest thing associated with it.
For fuck's sake dude, it's not that people think you're lying, it's that $650/month + $450/month insurance with a clean driving record means you were driving a disgustingly, outrageously overpriced luxury car. In most places you can finance at least three cars for this money.
That's pretty awesome, congrats. Cycling FTW. I started commuting by bike 3 years ago and don't intend to ever quit.
I'm also relying on my understanding that gene swapping, and not mutations, is responsible for the new virus variants
HGT ("gene swapping") IS mutation. You could split hairs and say that plasmid accessorizing is not mutation, but in the case of viruses that is moot because they don't have plasmids and so must mutate their genome in order to swap genes.
Gene transfer in unicellular organisms is well-appreicated. Gene transfer in multicellular eukaryotes is virus- and symbiont- mediated, tremendously rare compared to prokaryotes, and much less characterized because very few examples are known.
Evolution of bacteria and viruses is dominated by fundamentally different processes than that of higher eukaryotes. The "trait swapping" that you refer to is driven by HGT in prokaryotes and by sex and regulation in eukaryotes.
It is my understanding that the better your immune system, the more dangerous swine flu is.
That sounds like a contradiction of terms. If your immune system goes autoimmune too easily, then it's not very good.
Finally, airplanes simply use too much energy for them to be a viable alternative to cars
(yes, I'm serious)
Depends on what you mean by human-controllable... I'm sure it's possible to have a mandatory TCAS equivalent which will take control if a vehicle is on a collision course with traffic or terrain, or at excess speed, or about to enter a spin. The rest of the time, you could have full control of it.