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## Comment Re:Crore = 10^7 (Score 2)135

It's not that hard. The only difference being that the Indian system uses 10^ odd numbers, more often primes, as a reference.

And thus : 10^0,1,2,3,5,7 all have names - 10^5 being a lakh and 10^7 being a crore. A complete list is rather interesting, showing that the system predates Western mathematical formulations: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_large_numbers and having pecularities like bodhisattva ( or ) —10^37218383881977644441306597687849648128.

## Comment Re:Nonsense (Score 1)135

Obligatory "a-country-which-I think-it-underdeveloped-and-full-of-poor-naked-children-is-thinking-of-beating-us-at-hi-tech-stuff-zOMG!" troll.

## Comment Re:What about the 'junk' DNA? (Score 1)112

That's Francis Crick's interpretation of it. The most popular usage of the term is, however, this : Biémont, Christian; Vieira, C (2006). "Genetics: Junk DNA as an evolutionary force". Nature 443 (7111): 521–4

## Comment Re:What about the 'junk' DNA? (Score 1)112

It's a frozen accident during early attempts to clone genes. When you were cloning genes, you got lots and lots of other non-coding regions into your test-tubes and bacteria that you weren't interested in. Hence , it was called 'junk DNA'. Hence, you know that 'junk DNA' that you get when you try to clone something? Most of the genome is made of that stuff.

It was by no means a statement on the importance of that DNA.

## Comment Re:so you lot are promoting ip theft now ? (Score 1)359

Those some people are are lawyers. For whom, the profit is in running lawsuits, irrespective of whether they are justified or not

## Comment Re:What else would it look like? (Score 1)215

Seriously, are you trolling or simply do not understand that this IS scientific information about Martian terrain, geology, soil, tectonics, atmosphere etc. With respect to earth, it tells us a lot about the Goldilocks zone's extent. Mainly because the other 2 terrestrial planets - Mercury and Venus don't seem to have terrain like the earth.

Do you think there is just one kind of dusty, rocky desert?
Go to the Atacama desert, and then to the Gobi desert, and to the Sahara. Tell me if you think they are the same.

## Comment Re:Mind blown! (Score 4, Informative)215

Obviously this must mean that Martian rocks and Earth rocks share a common ancestor!

Yes. It does. That common ancestor is called the protoplanetary disc which led to the formation of the inner solar system.

Now go troll somewhere else.

## Comment Hmm...Huh...? (Score 1, Funny)272

They're discouraging the iPhone?

I'd have never thought corporate greed for profit could actually do a good thing in the long run. Darn it, I sound like a capitalism-apologist right there.

## Comment Re:No shit sherlock (Score 1)237

you're going to be staffing the call centers with people who have just a high school education, then you might as well do that in the United States

Employee salary. Next!

Money Money Money!
Must be funny!
In the rich man's world...

## Comment Re:Different viewpoints (Score 2)86

Biologists do not see DNA as merely a storage medium. This might be an issue of semantics, but when biologists say "DNA" , they mean the molecule. Just plain DNA.

For it's 'non-storage-only' functions, DNA needs a bunch of proteins and RNA molecules. This entire functional and dynamic assemblage is referred to as 'chromatin'. This is why a bunch of other terms exist - exon, intron, promoter, enhancer, gene, telomere, tandem repeats, restriction site, nucleosome etc. Clearly, these are made up of DNA, but encode functions that are referred to by different names.

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