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Submission + - Researchers @ MIT develop new way to image brain proteins (

Ryyuajnin writes: "Published on December 3, 2015, Researchers at MID have developed a new way to classify neurons by labeling and imaging the proteins found in each cell. This type of imaging offers clues to each neuron's function and should help in mapping the human brain."

Comment ...Protesting yet another incendiary title. (Score 1) 125

Slashdot's inflammatory titles are a strategy to encourage impulsive and thoughtless behavior. I am against this, and in protest, I refuse to read or respond to these articles in any other way. This is my official boycott, expect to see this elsewhere until you get the message.

Comment Re:Wait, what? (Score 1) 361

The synthetic strains of DNA in GMO's are allot like the History-Eraser-Button in that we don't know will happen each time we press that button... Maybe something good, Maybe something bad.

All the paranoid/under-informed non-scientific folks out avoiding GMO's at Whole Foods are essentially in Ren's camp; DON'T PRESS THE JOLLY CANDY LIKE BUTTON!

The real question is, are you Ren, or are you Stimpy?

Comment Public Transit == Bus||Rail? (Score 1) 654

As I understand, the idea of public transit is commonly thought of as Bus or some permutation of rail(subway,trolley, light rail, etc.). I could see a possible future where public transit could resemble a massive fleet of smaller (electric self-driven?) vehicles; It could be cheap, fast, and possibly transcend nations, offering transit to ... anywhere, possibly even via ground/water/air transport. If only energy was cheap enough... #ahemLTFR's

Comment Re:Okay, what is it? (Score 2) 88

The Yubikey can serve as a One-Time-Password(OTP), Universal Second Factor (U2F) Authentication, Etc. I primarily use it for the U2F, which is similar to an RSA Token, but it conveniently eliminates token expiration anxiety, and errors frequently caused by chronic butterfingers. I just jam it into a USB port, it gets recognized as a keyboard, I press the little light on the top, and boom!

The NEO is similar to the standard blue Yubikey, additionally supporting NFC for some protocols. Unfortunately, U2F is NOT supported through the embedded NFC chip.

When I bought mine, I was hoping to use it as a physical password on my smartphone, simply swiping across the back side, as available with the OTP protocol. I later found out that would be forced to use the USB on everything, and have yet to find any use for the NFC with U2F. (my fault for not reading the documentation more thoroughly, as they clearly state: "...current U2F standards do not support NFC for mobile devices.")

Long story short, if you only need the U2F, don't bother with the NEO. just get the cheaper FIDO U2F SPECIAL SECURITY KEY
As far as durability, its survived me for about a year now, and I'm not known being gentile.

Comment About the Atmosphere... (Score 1) 156

Mass-produce millions of fuel-inefficient cars. (maybe call Nascar about installing a track or two)
Create huge landfills to emit lots of methane; possibly filled with garbage from earth.

These two things combined should get the Mars atmosphere nice and dense for our fragile human bodies!

And what ever you do, DO NOT USE RENEWABLE ENERGY! As this will no doubt rob the atmosphere of the precious greenhouse gasses needed to keep the planet habitable.

Comment Sevice vs. Ownership (Score 1) 140

This is an excellent case for ownership avoidance. If a person has significant motivation to actively protect their anonymity/privacy, I could see how subscribing to a car "service" rather than owning/leasing a specific car, would be attractive. From a service providers perspective, this could be a marketing point as well! As Millennials are the primary demographic that view Edward Snowden as a patriot, I could also see this same demographic being attracted to maintaining of privacy through a car service.

Comment Re:Gas isn't free(as in beer), Many charge points (Score 1) 622

1) "Because no one wants them"
Want is completely subjective. People frequently do not know what they want. Your argument is essentially that people are stupid... ?

2) "I don't want some idiot behind the wheel falling asleep or into a trance"
I think people falling asleep behind the wheel is more about highway hypnosis/poor sleep/alcoholism, than the lack of sound. Also, how is the lack of sound supposed to induce a trance?

3) "you can use them as a coffin when they get into an accident with a real car :)"
Sure, they make great coffins, if you're stupid enough to believe that most, or even all EV's are anything like a Smart car.

Your arguments are worthless, and you should be moderated down.

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