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Comment Only Chromosomes Matter (Score 0) 697

Correct me if I am wrong, but the technology we are talking about here is merely splicing some reconstucted sequences into existing human cells.

You don't have to synthesize the entire cell. Only the nuclear and mitochondrial chromosomes matter. If you can replace the ones in a normal cell, what you have after division is the primitive cell reborn. You have to do this to a lot of cells, and grow them for a while, to get one without significant damage.

Comment Maybe this is the reason (Score 2, Informative) 215

WebRTC has Opus, the Open Source audio codec that can outperform MP3 and pretty much any audio codec*. It does seem that the proprietary OS industry will do anything they can to stop open codecs from being net standards.

* Anything but FLAC and Codec2 (because FLAC doesn't compress and Codec2 is voice-only and ultra-low-bandwidth).

Comment Re:I agree with the end goal, Bruce (Score 1) 89

Oops. Thanks for the typo.

We have had other spread-spectrum rule-makings lately. If you want to experiment with it on HF you should apply for a Special Testing Authority. The problem is, as you obviously already know, getting the existing HF operators to live with it. I didn't specifically address SS, but the bands with wide bandwidth or "Not Specified" can obviously handle it. I thought the document was ambitious enough without talking about spread spectrum.

CSMA doesn't work that well on HF. Sometimes you should be able to share a frequency with distant operators even though they fade in and out, etc. However, it makes sense if you are doing automatic link establishment.

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