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Comment: Re:More questions than answers (Score 1) 98

by oneirophrenos (#29267137) Attached to: Scientists Deliver Bee Toxin to Tumors Via "Nanobees"

Just out of curiosity (totally medically ignorant here) would such things trigger a bee-sting allergy? Someone close to me is extremely sensitive to bee products (milligram of honey is worth a long distance migrane). The delivery mechanism is interesting, but the toxin is scary to me.

I don't know if the post was meant as a joke, but this method of drug administration could in no way cause allergy - not unless the "nanobees" were packed with allergens derived from actual bees.

Comment: Re:Like Sharks (Score 2, Insightful) 174

by oneirophrenos (#29233529) Attached to: Apple Faces Inquiries In the EU On iPhone Accidents

The EU smells money.

Will Apple escape? Or will the EU leech off of them endlessly like they do with MS?

Should the EU not intervene on behalf of its citizens? I think this is exactly the kind of thing a governmental body should do, step in to protect people when corporations decide to do something stupid.

Comment: Re:"Scientific Consensus Over Climate Change" ? (Score 2, Informative) 1100

by oneirophrenos (#29200339) Attached to: Global Warming To Be Put On Trial?

Someone linked this on /. a while back, and I thought I'd link it again.

"It seems that the debate on the authenticity of global warming and the role played by human activity is largely nonexistent among those who understand the nuances and scientific basis of long-term climate processes."

Comment: Re:Creativity (Score 3, Insightful) 299

by oneirophrenos (#28937615) Attached to: Ads Retroactively Added To <em>Wipeout HD</em>, Soon Others

Picture a giant Sour-Patch man skateboarding as a competitor in a Tony Hawk Game. Or a Coca-Cola bottle skiing down the hill in Winter Sports 2.

To me, that would nonetheless totally ruin the game experience. If I feel I'm being expoited by the ad department, I find it hard to concentrate on having fun.

Comment: Re:You can't do that... (Score 1) 224

by oneirophrenos (#28866685) Attached to: The Pirate Bay Is Being Sued Again

Yeah, they're taking alot of flak from just about everyone around the world, but only because they're so smug about what they're trying to get away with. They're just getting what they deserve.

Their smugness is repeatedly brought up, and I don't quite understand how it affects the severity of their crime. Does it really matter if they're smug or remorseful, is their "crime" still not the same? If they had kept a low profile about the trial, would you then have said they don't deserve what they get?

Comment: Re:How long has this been going on? (Score 4, Insightful) 791

by oneirophrenos (#28848137) Attached to: Formerly Classified Global Warming Spy Photos Released

It's absurd to be basing multi-trillion dollar policy decisions on this garbage.

But you have to base them on something, and the policy-makers are right to base them on the overwhelming consensus of climatologists. What else do they have to go by? Even if those 97% somehow turned out to be wrong, isn't it better at this stage to mould the policies so that our impact on the climate is as small as possible, just in case?

Innovation is hard to schedule. -- Dan Fylstra