Just wondering why this is news. Coelacanths were discovered to still be living in ~1938. Having photos isn't new, as they had live specimens (and dead ones). There were even 2 species found, not just one.
Google for coelacanth pics and it's almost all dead, preserved specimens. This article is news because despite the dead samples in hand (n.b. no live specimens exist in captivity), little is known about the behaviour of the living coelacanth; encountering one at human-diveable depths is an event in itself. This article is not saying it's the first specimen found; it is basically the best in situ photo ever taken of a living coelacanth.
you need to show the epidemiology, otherwise it's not math, it's conjecture. We don't know how the calf was infected; it was a natural mutation or accumulation through diet.
the math indicates that with the population of cattle in the US, a mutation of a ribosome which creates prion-like structures is statistically likely, and inevitable. I suggest we utilize not only math, but critical thinking to determine the cause of a single presentation of BSE.
Sophos also recommends this. However, should one really sign up for a subscription of virus signatures for operating systems they don't use? I don't carry an Epi-Pen around just because I happen to be eating at a restaurant where other people might have peanut allergies.
You're free to run whatever software you'd like on your computer. However, this article is long on FUD, and as a fortunate side effect for Sophos, hundreds of thousands of mac users have downloaded their antivirus software. There is an inherent responsibility and conflict-of-interest in a researcher working in a for-profit company recommending their own software.
in 2008 h1, the 17" macbook pro with 2.6ghz upgrade was close to $3000. if this idiot actually bought ram and hdd upgrades from Apple, it's entirely possible to shove the price into the stratosphere.
I liked the part where he even got Applecare refunded.
Not really. What he did would be pretty consistent with angel dust. If a bunch of people were acting very silly and laughing at things that aren't really funny, I'd suspect pot. It doesn't mean that they couldn't just be silly people, but it'd be *reasonable* to suspect marijuana.
We don't need things like medical doctors and chemical assays as long as we can package your gut feelings and vestigial sense of humour into a body scanner.
If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.