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Comment: Generate List of Heritable Traits (Score 1) 100

by odie5533 (#49128049) Attached to: Police Use DNA To Generate a Suspect's Face
They could release a facial construction along with a list of heritable traits such as if the perpetrator has cystic fibrosis, Crohn's disease, lactose intolerance, sickle cell anaemia, or a number of other traits that can be tested for using DNA. If the person tested positive for a rare disease it could go a long way towards finding them.

Comment: Re:Hate to piss on the parade... (Score 1) 121

by odie5533 (#49030115) Attached to: VLC Acquiring Lots of New Features

Would be nice if Bookmarks worked at all. I'd like using VLC for audiobooks, but without a decent bookmarking system it's not really possible.

DAUM Potplayer is my main media player. It's closed source, but it has better options than anything else out there including a great bookmark/playlist system.

Comment: Re:Another terrible article courtesy of samzenpus (Score 1) 385

by odie5533 (#47986839) Attached to: Seattle Passes Laws To Keep Residents From Wasting Food
Would that I had mod points. A very good explanation! Food can be wasted by not being eaten or by not being used to make fertilizer. Throwing food in the trash is a waste because it was not eaten and not used to make fertilizer.

It is a waste of a clean glass bottle to throw it in the trash when it could be recycled.

Comment: Re:Can't use duck test and rational argument (Score 1) 67

If the OTA signal comes in encoded digitally as MPEG2 and is then re-encoded to MPEG4 to make it use less bandwidth, that is in a sense rebroadcasting.

What I choose to do with my files on my rented server for my own personal use should be only my business.

Comment: Re:But it's simple (Score 1) 86

He never said claimed anything of the sort. He simply observed that people like being able to talk about current tv shows and video games.

To answer you directly: sure, some art is worth appreciating more than 30 days after it's created. But this is unrelated to keeping up with current video game trends.

Avoid strange women and temporary variables.

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