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Comment Re:Jingoism? (Score 1) 151

Thank God no European nation ever had a court system rigged against a minority - then every decision they made today would be suspect too. Go ahead and complain if you have the facts that bear on the case but spare us the historical references...

Comment where's the old standby comment (Score 1) 222

okay , I carefully read all the posts and am deeply disappointed - not one comment about needing network connections so someone can get a bunch of these and build a Beowulf cluster. Missing the old Slashdot standby comment. Clearly the next step is to put biological sensors in the fridge to tell you when the spore count is spiking and identify the most probable substrate.

Comment Failure isn't civil law it's criminal law (Score 1) 475

others have made the same comment - the only 'justice' these kids are getting is through the flawed but functional civil system . Why haven't any criminal cases been brought . The taxpayer pays the insurances and the guilty walk . At least the civil case brought some heat on the guilty however imperfect . Pay the lawyer - at least he did something !

Comment okay with me as long as (Score 1) 691

okay with me - promise no more pictures of dead birds and sad fishermen if another one goes just as they get this one stopped . It seemed kind of obvious that the regulators of this enterprise were as rotten and deficient as any in the government and we have absolutely no assurance anything out there in the terribly remote deep gulf can be known to be built to reasonable standards until someone looks . 6 months to try to finally take a look at where we are now seemed pretty minimal to me . Clearly Obama should have thought of this before supporting more of the same - thought the quality of the financial regulators might have clued him in . Oh well - maybe having the gulf coated with oil will slow water evaporation and reduce hurricane severity this year

Comment Re:Blasphemy? (Score 1) 949

well , now I know what the Tetragrammaton is . I have heard the english version used (said out loud !) but didn't realize everyone who did it were potentially pissing off G-d . I hope the creator of all things isn't really this thinned skinned (or whatevered) - he/she/it/they should have more self esteem than that . If G-d does exist I would think this kind of crap between humans would be irritating as all get out ......

Comment Re:You're reifying (Score 1) 256

if you really understand and comprehend what you are saying I bow to your superior intellect - the concept that there truly was 'nothing' and then for some reason a lot of 'something' existed without boundary (because after all you can't have a boundary with 'nothing') and began expanding but not into anything really leaves me wondering what in the heck we are talking about . I understand the math and the concepts but the attempt to envision what it all means is beyond my simple mind . wonderful stuff to try to think about though

Comment Re:That happens when its BOTH high-fat and high-ca (Score 1) 507

thank you so much for this comment - incredibly helpful addition to the discussion . I am always amazed we live in an information culture but actual useful information never floats to the top . Seems like this point would ring out in every discussion but this is the first I have seen it (admittedly I live under a rock)
Biotech

Submission + - New Scientist story - isotope bochemistry

si3n4 writes: Bonds for the heavier isotopes of a chemical are often stronger than for the more abundant form . New Scientist has a story on belief that isotopic substitutions in biologic compounds might toughen them against free radicals (or later in story radiation) providing life extension . http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20026841.800-would-eating-heavy-atoms-lengthen-our-lives.html

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