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Comment Re:Umm. No credibility (Score 1) 425

I quite PayPal in 2000. They started reporting my legal purchases, from Canada, to the FBI (something about hijacking satellite signals). My only acceptable transaction on eBay is Visa or US Post Office Money Order.

On the other hand, I have no respect for LulzSec. I wouldn't boycott anything for them.

Science

Submission + - God didn't make man; man made gods (latimes.com)

dnormant writes: In recent years scientists specializing in the mind have begun to unravel religion's "DNA." They have produced robust theories, backed by empirical evidence (including "imaging" studies of the brain at work), that support the conclusion that it was humans who created God, not the other way around.
Idle

Study Finds Most Would Become Supervillians If Given Powers 419

It probably comes as no surprise, but researchers have found that most of us would gladly put on a mask and fight do-gooders if given super powers. From the article: "But power also acts like strong cologne that affects both the wearer and those within smelling distance, Galinsky noted. The person gains an enhanced sense of their importance, and other people may regard them with greater respect as well as extend leniency toward their actions. That combination makes for an easy slide into corruption."

Comment Re:Different everywhere? (Score 1) 451

Another danger with the dry Arizona heat is dehydration. I was riding my bike home from work when it was only 112f. I pulled up to a stop light and nearly fainted. I knew what it was so I found a place for a drink of water. BTW, it rarely hits 120f here, but it hurts when it does!

Medicine

Submission + - Scientists Find New Way to Create Stem Cells (forbes.com)

dnormant writes: Scientists have converted adult cells into embryonic-like stem cells by using chemical programming instead of genetic manipulation.

Gene manipulation is an older method that has posed the risk of serious health problems such as cancer, the researchers explained.

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