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Comment: Magical DNA damage testing? (Score 2, Insightful) 142

by jminne (#40010831) Attached to: MIT Study: Prolonged Low-level Radiation Exposure Poses Little Risk
How can they really test every cell to determine if there has been damage? A longer term study monitoring cancer rates would be more useful. I'm not saying that we shouldn't question the current guidelines, but changing them because of a short study like this would be crazy.

Comment: Re:So they can just keep stolen property then? (Score 1) 340

by jminne (#33679860) Attached to: UK Man Prevented From Finding Chipped Pet Under Data Protection Act
When my bicycle got stolen from my apartment courtyard in NYC I was impressed by the detective work. The surveillance camera got a fuzzy picture of the culprit and I knew the name of someone he spoke to. The police found the home of the person named, determined who the friend was, found him and arrested him. I didn't get my bike back, but hey having the guy in jail for a while is at least a deterrent.

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