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Comment: Re:Yet another bogus theory, in my opinion (Score 3, Informative) 72

by manofherb (#47043279) Attached to: Mysterious Disease May Be Carried by the Wind

Father from Nebraska, my son came down with it in February of 2013 after 3-4 days of him just clinging to us with high fevers we finally took him to the emergency room where they did the cultures, the spinal tap, blood draws, etc everything when they finally determined what it was(my wife had googled it around the same time) they were able to start the IVIG http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I... and by the next morning his fever had gone down and he started getting back to normal followed up by a few ultrasounds of his heart over the next couple months safe to say I'm glad we had insurance and we met our deductible quick that day afterwards i found out a co-worker's daughter had it a few years before, and my wife knows 2 other people whose children have had it

Facebook

+ - facebook photos aren't as private as you think

Submitted by manofherb
manofherb (211786) writes "after submitting a privacy flaw to facebook and not receiving a response I feel it's time to tell the public YOUR PHOTOS ARE NOT PRIVATE when you display a photo on facebook and right click it, it gives you the option to copy the image url here is an example: https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/218043_2030454563052_1294757906_32508745_5402661_n.jpg I have the privacy settings set to "only me" yet when I go incognito, there it is... while someone has to be friends with you to find the photo, they can copy the link to it and send it wherever they want or show anyone they want without being logged in"

Comment: the materials needed are... (Score 1) 152

by manofherb (#37479254) Attached to: Storing Hydrogen At Room Temperature

Carbon fiber, Bisphenol A & B, and a catalyst wet the carbon fiber with the resin, and wrap it around a cylinder I've made thousands of Hydrogen storage tanks at my job, they operate in the 10,000 psi range, I could tell you what they burst at, but it may be a trade secret let's just say it's high enough that you won't have to worry, your valves and o-rings will fail before the tank itself production is not an issue, we can ramp up to do thousands of these easily enough, the process for building these has been streamlined and made ready for mass production, our only issue is we need someone to utilize them....instead of wasting their time with this fuel cell jibjab

Google

+ - BING IS GAY

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "ok bing is rly gay. i think that google is way better. according to knowledgeable scientists, bing is in fact gay. thanks for your time, and remember...BING IS GAY!!!!!!!!!"

+ - My Social Security Number, should I give it up? 2

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "I've recently gone through hell with my ISP and everytime I call them up they want the last 4 digits of my SSN. WHY? Do they think someone is impersonating me to falsely report that my modem is getting no signal from Comcast?

This drove me mad enough that I called Qwest to set up DSL service, I thought they were charging too much, but I was willing to give it a try just so I could tell Comcast to pound salt. But they wanted my SSN too. I said no and the customer rep said he could try to get it approved without a SSN. After waiting about 10 minutes he came back and said I couldn't get DSL from Qwest without a SSN. This is despite the fact that I offered to pre-pay with a credit card. He said I might be a deadbeat who had skipped out on Qwest in the past.

The point here is that denying your SSN to private enterprises will likely result in you being unable to obtain these services.

If I'm offering cash in hand, or credit which is backed up by Visa/MasterCard or whoever, but refuse to give up my SSN why would you turn down my money?"

+ - 'Dead' woman comes alive after vehicle skids->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "A vehicle carrying a body of a woman from Chandigarh to Chhadol village near Swarghat in Bilaspur district of Himachal Pradesh, skidded off the road, shook a lot and lo behold, her heart started beating again and that too after almost 24 hours of having been declared dead!"
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Idle

+ - Chinese Scientists Make Cow Producing Human Milk->

Submitted by hackingbear
hackingbear (988354) writes "Scientists from China Agricultural University have produced 17 healthy cloned cattle expressing recombinant human lysozyme using somatic cell nuclear transfer. In this study, we just focus on four transgenic cattle which were natural lactation. Lysozyme, a bactericidal protein that protects human infants from microbial infections, is highly expressed in human milk but is found in only trace amounts in cow milk. The result not only describes transgenic cattle whose milk offers the similar nutritional benefits as human milk but also reports techniques that could be further refined for production of active human lysozyme on a large scale."
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+ - Could rooting Android devices become mainstream?->

Submitted by grahamsaa
grahamsaa (1287732) writes "NPR's Weekend Edition aired a story today on how rooting the Nook Color can turn it into a full fledged and relatively inexpensive Android tablet. The story claims that the process takes about half an hour, and only requires the purchase of a Nook and a microSD card, and points listeners to a YouTube tutorial on how to root the device. Could this signal a change in how mainstream users see devices like this? Could rooting Android devices like the Nook ever become mainstream?"
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Robotics

+ - Mechanical Insect Hovers With Printed Wings->

Submitted by autospa
autospa (2003166) writes "So-called 3D printers are capable of printing objects out of metal, glass, plastic, even sugar and mashed potatoes. And now they're being used to print delicate, transluscent wings for mechanical insects. Until now, making wings for machines that can effectively mimic the flight of insects and birds has proven a delicate and time-consuming process taking days or longer to complete. "Production of an untethered, flapping-hovering machine itself is very challenging, and only a few have been made successfully to date," said researcher Hod Lipson, a roboticist at Cornell University."
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Businesses

+ - Companies accused of spectrum hoarding->

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angry tapir
angry tapir writes "The National Association of Broadcasters, asked by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission and some lawmakers to give up television spectrum for mobile data uses, has fired back by accusing several other companies of hoarding the spectrum they hold. In recent weeks, the NAB has gone on the offensive by suggesting that several spectrum holders, including Verizon Communications, AT&T and Time Warner Cable, have not developed the spectrum they already have."
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