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Comment: Re:Define 'observe' (Score 1) 223 223

The bat: if the bat communicates with us, yes. Bat dies before he can comminicate the observe, then no. Yes, there's a trillion ways to observe. We've tried 100-1000, but more important, 100% of what we try matches QM... any question of "is observe fluffy".. yes, it is, every test we do. This is part of why QM is hard to handle.
Emulation (Games)

Nintendo Upset Over Nokia Game Emulation Video 189 189

An anonymous reader writes "Nintendo is investigating potential copyright infringement by Nokia during some video demos of their N900 phone, which can be seen emulating Nintendo games. Nintendo spokesman Robert Saunders says: 'We take rigorous steps to protect our IP and our legal team will examine this to determine if any infringement has taken place.' In the video, Nokia says, 'Most publishers allow individual title usage, provided that the user is in possession of the original title.'"
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Scientists Say a Dirty Child Is a Healthy Child 331 331

Researchers from the School of Medicine at the University of California have shown that the more germs a child is exposed to, the better their immune system in later life. Their study found that keeping a child's skin too clean impaired the skin's ability to heal itself. From the article: "'These germs are actually good for us,' said Professor Richard Gallo, who led the research. Common bacterial species, known as staphylococci, which can cause inflammation when under the skin, are 'good bacteria' when on the surface, where they can reduce inflammation."

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