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Comment Re:Saving American lives (Score 1) 622

Oh yeah, like no innocent civilian life was ever taken out by some jerk piloting a drone from an office seat 10000 miles away. Please.

I'm not saying that US soldiers are not making sacrifices or that they're not being sent into harm's way. They deserve respect.

We're talking about drones here. The US is using plenty of them to direct so-called "targeted strikes" on presumed terrorist groups. Which often turn out to be just families living next door.

Hey, would you mind if Pakistan or China sent out a few drones to hunt criminals on US ground, and accidentally killed civilians instead ? Oh, I thought so.

Comment Re:Copyright is just too long in this country (Score 1) 116

blockquote>Unfortunately for the Hooke estate, the great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great offspring of the original microbes are demanding 347 years of royalties for the use of their ancestors likeness.

Which, divided by quite a few thousand trillion siblings, amounts to... not much.

Comment Re:Awful headline. (Score 4, Informative) 356

Hah. Now that's a good question. Actually, the researcher told the french press that he had to smuggle those seeds from a canadian farming school, since Monsanto won't let anyone do any research on its plants without having total control over the outcome of the research.

After he got the seeds, I suppose he was able to grow two crops, one exposed to Roundup, and the other pesticide-free.

Comment This is Slashdooooooot ! (Score 1) 356

So for everyone who did not bother to read TFA and posted rants below to the tune of "Oooooh they fed both GM food and herbicide to the rats ! It's not the GM crops that give cancer, it's the Roundup ! French scientists have surrendered their intelligence" and so on...

Here is the key sentence in the article:

Researchers found that NK603 and Roundup both caused similar damage to the rats' health whether they were consumed on their own or together.

(emphasis mine)

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