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Ozzy Osbourne's Genome Reveals Some Neanderthal Lineage 151

ByOhTek writes "CNN reports that in July, rocker Ozzy Osbourne became one of few to submit his blood to have his full genome sequenced and analyzed. The results are in, and it turns out his genome reveals some Neanderthal lineage. What does Ozzie have to say about it? 'I was curious, given the swimming pools of booze I've guzzled over the years - not to mention all of the cocaine, morphine, sleeping pills, cough syrup, LSD, Rohypnol... there's really no plausible medical reason why I should still be alive. Maybe my DNA could say why,' he wrote."

Comment Re: How does (Score 1) 1088

Thank you for posting this reply. I could not have expressed my thoughts on the "Collateral Murder" video and it's supporters better than you have. After seeing the video, and thinking I would have made the same choices those guys made, I questioned myself. I was surprised that my conclusion was very different than what others had come to.

War is hell. It is ugly, people die, or worse, people survive with physical or mental damage.

Comment Re:Propeller Chip (Score 1) 140

Why don't you just shift the HID devices into one cog? I am pretty sure that @ 20 MIPS you can read a lot of joystick information and copy it into hub RAM. Same with your AI players.

I wrote a 16 channel DMX light dimmer that uses only 3 cogs. I could squeeze that into 2 cogs if I weren't so lazy. Doing away with interrupts made this a relatively easy project.

Comment Re:Google shouldn't worry (Score 1) 418

Google is a multibillion dollar corporation and as such, is expected to exercise a modicum of responsibility when it exercises the powers those multi billions of dollars grants them.

Under the law, Google should be held to the same standard as everyone else. But then again, I am an American and do not think there should be various classes of laws that apply to different groups of people. We should all be treated equally under the law.

Google should be treated the same as when I war drive.

Comment Re:Fight them (Score 1) 857

As a side note to your post, most people don't know that Congressionalism was the Connecticut state religion at the time of the Danbury Baptists' letter to Jefferson. Their concern was that Congressionalism might become the national religion. Jefferson was reassuring them that the federal government could not establish a national religion.

Comment Re:massive miscalculation (Score 1) 174

That is the typical launch configuration. It is elevated so that when it is released, it does not drag the ground due to topography and lateral winds. Obviously the winds were too high. I suspect there was a malfunction, because I doubt anyone would think it would be a good idea to launch in winds that high. BTW, the balloon is only partially inflated because as it rises, the balloon envelope expands. (Due to lower atmospheric pressure and solar heating of the He) That balloon had enough lift. The winds were too high.


NASA's Space Balloon Smashes Car In Australia 174

Humunculus writes "Of more worldly issues, NASA's latest multimillion-dollar stratosphere-bound balloon launch has gone horribly wrong and crashed into a car, turning it over and narrowly missing two elderly people who were observing the launch. The payload fared worse, reportedly being smashed into a 'thousand pieces.'"

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