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Comment: Re:OK, NOW I'm pissed. (Score 1) 441

So, what, I'm supposed to sit back and accept an attitude of 'fuck U.S. workers

I think what all of "just OK" tech workers are going to have to do is form our own companies and route around the big corps. The big guys seem hell bent on taking the path they want to take, and it doesn't include us. The only viable option for the normal people is to form communities and support each other in these communities. Maybe the Republic of Texas whack jobs were on to something...they just went about it the wrong way. Maybe some community coops that produce something tangible and real -- hiring us "just OK" workers in the process -- instead of storing up guns and food?

Comment: mRNA talks to people too (Score 2) 70

by transporter_ii (#47690009) Attached to: Researchers Discover New Plant "Language"

Eating Plants May Change Our Cells - LiveScience

Called microRNAs, these compounds are the movers and shakers of our cells, as scientists have found they turn up and down levels of human proteins. However, until now scientists thought these chemicals were only made and used inside our bodies, but new research shows that microRNAs from plants can enter the human body.

Chen-Yu Zhang at Nanjing University in Nanjing, China, found low levels of plant microRNAs from rice in human tissues. After testing the effects of these chemicals on mice, Zhang concluded microRNAs from plants could actually impact how the human body functions.

Comment: Re:Finally! (Score 4, Insightful) 474

If someone breaks into a house, they should be in jail for breaking into a house. I know plenty of people who do drugs and *don't* break into houses or commit other crimes. Also, the high prices are driven by the prohibition of drugs. If they were more affordable, it becomes much less of an issue to break into houses or cars to get money.

Comment: Re:No-ip isn't shady (Score 1) 113

It boggles my mind that a vigilante corporation can get a court order to simply seize another companies assets.

Yeah, it will go down a little smoother when it is Microsoft, Sun, Google, and Facebook working together. I mean, it's easy to bash MS, but when it is team of industry titans, everything will run much, much smoother. Yeah.

Comment: We Aren't the World: Why Americans Make Bad Study (Score 3, Interesting) 333

"This is just fascinating: Joe Henrich and his colleagues are shaking the foundations of psychology and economics, and explain why social science studies of Westerners — and Americans in particular — don't really tell us about the human condition: 'Given the data, they concluded that social scientists could not possibly have picked a worse population from which to draw broad generalizations. Researchers had been doing the equivalent of studying penguins while believing that they were learning insights applicable to all birds.'"

Comment: The Power of Now (Score 3, Interesting) 333

Carl Jung tells in one of his books of a conversation he had with a Native American chief who pointed out to him that in his perception most white people have tense faces, staring eyes, and a cruel demeanor. He said: "They are always seeking something. What are they seeking? The whites always want something. They are always uneasy and restless. We don't know what they want. We think they are mad." ...

The Buddha taught that the root of suffering is to be found in our constant wanting and craving.

The Power of Now, p. 62 - 63.

Comment: Re:Mindless? (Score 1) 333

Perhaps just Americans? I can't find it at the moment, but there was an old study that showed a certain result. It was assumed the whole world was like this result. But, as it turns out, it was just the US, and most of the rest of the world reacted quite differently. The point is, we don't always make good test subjects, 'cause we are actually abnormal compared to the rest of the world.

I would like to see this test done in a society with a history of Buddhism in their culture and see how the test goes.

Comment: Re:Well, this sounds brilliant... (Score 4, Interesting) 104

1) Everybody and there dog has a wireless product, so the spectrum is getting pretty darn crowded. No interference from RF!
2) RF signals easily pass right through your walls where people can capture and examine them. More secure...even adds some obscurity to the mix (for now)
3) Some people claim to be sensitive to RF emissions. They will probably complain about this as well. However, less RF emissions in your workplace.
4) Can route around blockage -- metal walls, etc., -- that might affect RF.
5) Could be more cost effective than wifi, especially for a large building or hotel. Don't know yet.

Comment: Re:Amazon Late & Lame (Score 1) 61

by transporter_ii (#47258151) Attached to: Why Amazon Might Want a Big Piece of the Smartphone Market

I just purchased an 8-core THL w200s from Amazon for 200.00 bucks and Prime shipping. If they preloaded this phone with the Amazon App Store and marketed the hell out of it, they could sell the crap out of these phones for 200.00 bucks a pop. A similar American phone would sell in the 500.00 - 600.00 range.

And that is exactly how they could make a big splash in the Smartphone Market. A kick-butt phone in the 200.00 to sub-200.00 price range...

A holding company is a thing where you hand an accomplice the goods while the policeman searches you.