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Comment typically (Score 1) 161

this tech will remain unexplored and unfinished for the next 100 years, when lifespan will have reverted back to mid 30' due to total pollution... nice...between magmatech and solar we could solve all probs, right here right now.... but no...head in the ass and keep marching...

Submission + - NASA sued for failing to examine alien life on Mars. (news.com.au)

Mr_Nitro writes: NASA sued for failing to examine alien life on Mars.
Scientist has filed a lawsuit in the US District Court Northern District of California claiming the white rock was a living thing and is seeking an order forcing NASA and its Administrator, Charles Boulden, to investigate the rock more diligently.

Biotech

Nitrogen Fixing Bacteria That Can Colonize Most Plants Discovered 187

Zothecula writes "Synthetic crop fertilizers are a huge source of pollution. This is particularly true when they're washed from fields (or leach out of them) and enter our waterways. Unfortunately, most commercial crops need the fertilizer, because it provides the nitrogen that they require to survive. Now, however, a scientist at the University of Nottingham has developed what he claims is an environmentally-friendly process, that allows virtually any type of plant to obtain naturally-occurring nitrogen directly from the atmosphere." The process involves injecting a bacteria that colonizes the plant and fixes atmospheric nitrogen in exchange for a bit of sugar, similar to soybeans. Only this bacteria will readily colonize most any plant.

Comment Re:LOL (Score 1) 770

totally agree... some people would be shocked to know their 'children' could pop in any bookstore and buy de sade complete works..(at least here in europe, maybe in usa that's blacklisted already). Also in most serious (imo) legislation there's a strong distinction between pedophilia and underage sex. (0-12, 12-18) with the latter being illegal only if parents complain (something went wrong/forced etc). What I also find completely idiotic is to being unable to accept the fact that a teenager has a developed sexuality (after all in case of near mass extinction you would be grateful you can reproduce as soon as your partner has her period) but the classic religious-castrated western worldview just go tribal-brain over any sex related matter....
Security

Anti-Government Hackers Hit Jay-Z's Android App 95

judgecorp writes "Jay-Z's Android app has been hit by hackers who created a clone of the software. The app was supposed to deliver a copy of the rapper's single and provide footage and other goodies. The rogue app is a ringer for the real one, but has a time-based trigger to deliver anti-Government propaganda on 4 July. The app, and its service name NSAListener, appears to suggest be a protest against U.S. surveillance."

Comment HR is a waste of space (Score 1) 241

I totally agree with some of the people here, HR is definitely a waste of 'resources' as they like to say. I would rather hire a freelance engineer or whatever is the specific field and have him select people, much wiser and more pleasant experience than being 'recruited' by some fat ass wanna be important waste of space. EOR

Comment Re:It's very simple, no - really - it is! (Score 1) 580

totally agree!! it's all about thinking....and aprioristic 'truths'.... also the distinction between teenager and child is never enforced enough. In many European countries there's a quite precise distinction between simple sex between teenagers and teenager - adults (mild problem if consensual) and a pedophile , which is determined as anything happening below 12-13 years of age. This should be a pretty basic starting point. Considering also that nature provided a very simple method to determine is someone is ready for sex (and even parenthood), and it's called menstrual period. But we decided to forget everything and setup our tribal/religious set of rules...and anyone just challenging them is considered already half-wrong at least..

Comment ebook forever! (Score 1) 415

Having tried both for long time, I can tell eBooks wins hands down, even better if you get one that can read (or made to read) both MOBI and EPUB formats,on the PDF side , if you read a lot of PDFs with a lot of graphics in it, I would agree that a tablet is better, but given software like Calibre you can convert the more 'textly' pdf to mobi or alike in a decent manner. I find e-ink display superlative compared to tablet-lcd/amoled and the likes, not to mention the incredible battery life difference...you can keep reading for weeks...etc. my2cnts

Comment bullshit (Score 1) 897

how this is going to create problems in the balance of things? who the fuck cares what someone writes in some code snippet? is it a big reason to get to the mainstream media? this is just utter crap. Turn on the tv, see someone having their brains exploded by a 'good' sniper, but wait...that's fine... wake fucking up gents.

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