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Comment Re:Citation Needed (Score 5, Informative) 616

General information can be found in this FAQ: and in particular in FCC bulletin 56 page 15:

The maximum permissible exposure to the general public from a radiator must be lower than the prescribed limits outside of the fence line. Lower frequencies, like AM radio, have a much higher permissible power than the frequencies used in cell phones or WiFi because the biological effect is less.

They fact that they mention interference to intercoms would lead one to think one of those involved may live nearby or near another antenna.

Submission + - Where have all the tech students gone? (

CertifiedSpaceCadet writes: "Where have the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) students gone? NASA wants to know. In the 1950's you could reach them with science fiction stories. In the 1970's it was the first personal computers and hands-on programming. No more! Where are the technically talented young people hiding? Are they passively watching the Science Channel? Are they off playing War Craft? Are they twittering their lives away? I am now working on the idea to search for them on Second Life. Are there enough of them there to make that virtual space worth checking out?"

Comment Re:not really a ban (Score 2, Informative) 631

There is a synergistic effect between the two drugs that enhances the pain relief from the narcotic and reduces the amount of narcotic needed to achieve relief. Separating them will require doctors to prescribe the two be taken together or more of the narcotic.

I recently had surgery and was given clear instructions about avoiding anything with acetaminophen while taking Vicodin. If adding a little acetaminophen reduces the amount of narcotic needed, I think that is a good idea, as long as instructions are followed.

I would think all the OTC remedies that mix acetaminophen in with every known variety of other drug would be a much greater problem w.r.t. acetaminophen overdose.

Comment Re:Change Password (Score 1) 163

Not that it makes it any more acceptable, but, most of the comments here seem to think the City was requiring continuous access to the accounts, and that was not the case.

There were no restrictions on changing the password after the city was done accessing the account during the hiring process. The password was used to access the account one time during vetting and the paper application form was stored "securely" after that.

Obligatory car analogy: Insisting on getting a peek in the trunk while saying they were only interested in the paint job still stinks.

Comment Re:Oh come on. (Score 1) 794

Gawd, I hated Fortran. It was all they taught in the early seventies to lowly scum sucking undergrad Engineering students at the Univ of Mich. Fortran was the single biggest thing that turned me away from computers (until I saw a MITS Alair. It was love at first sight). I can't believe anyone would still think Fortran's the right first language. It's like forcing someone to learn to hand crank a car engine, in the age of plug-in hybrids.

Comment Yes, but it's in Chickens, not frogs (Score 5, Interesting) 145 According to Jack Horner, professor of palaeontology at Montana State University, the answer is an unequivocal yes. He says: "Of course we can bring them back to life. Their ancestral DNA is still present. "The science is there. I don't think there are any barriers, other than the philosophical."

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