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Biotech

First Halophile Potatoes Harvested 117

Posted by timothy
from the integrated-dill-is-the-next-step dept.
Razgorov Prikazka writes "A Dutch-based company from Groningen is trying to create a potato race that is able to survive in a saline environment. The first test-batch was just harvested (English translation of Dutch original) on the island Texel and seem to be in good shape. The company states that rising sea-levels will create a demand for halophile crops. I do wonder if one still has to put salt on ones potatoes when they are grown in salt water."
Microsoft

MS Design Lets You Put Batteries In Any Way You Want 453

Posted by timothy
from the dis-orientation dept.
jangel writes "While its strategy for mobile devices might be a mess, Microsoft has announced something we'll all benefit from. The company's patented design for battery contacts will allow users of portable devices — digital cameras, flashlights, remote controls, toys, you name it — to insert their batteries in any direction. Compatible with AA and AAA cells, among others, the 'InstaLoad' technology does not require special electronics or circuitry, the company claims."
PlayStation (Games)

BioShock 2's First DLC Already On Disc 466

Posted by Soulskill
from the read-the-rest-of-this-post-in-a-month-for-five-bucks dept.
An anonymous reader writes with this quote from 1Up: "Trouble is brewing in Rapture. The recently released Sinclair Solutions multiplayer pack for BioShock 2 is facing upset players over the revelation that the content is already on the disc, and the $5 premium is an unlock code. It started when users on the 2K Forums noticed that the content is incredibly small: 24KB on the PC, 103KB on the PlayStation 3, and 108KB on the Xbox 360. 2K Games responded with a post explaining that the decision was made in order to keep the player base intact, without splitting it between the haves and have-nots."

Comment: Vaz Deferenz (Score 1) 263

by pixiepuck (#3521408) Attached to: Music Meets Steganography
The Aphex track Vaz Deferenz from Donkey Rhubarb has images of sperm swimming along through the track. It's great because the sounds and images go together quite well, with the 'climax' of the track co-inciding with a swarm of sperm converging on an egg.

I imagine it would create a pseudo-animation effect if you used the Winamp voiceprint visualisaion.

At least that's how I remember it, I noticed it a few years ago when making a mix CD and I was editing the tracks in Cool Edit.

I seem to remember some penis shapes as well.... Well actually, they look more like arrows but they are pretty bloody Freudian.

Funny thing is, I remember hearing windowlicker and thinking - 'that sounds like Coagula' but I didn't think to look at it in a spectroscope app.

There are some sounds like that in one of the Come To Daddy remixes - anyone checked that out?

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