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Comment Re:Not surprising (Score 1) 139

I used EPA data to find out about the CFC114 emissions from uranium enrichment from Paducah. The data was presented as CSV that I downloaded and then put into a spreadsheet to find out just how much was being released.

It wasn't easy, however when you put in the work the EPA data is pretty useful. So much for progress, I doubt polluters will see this as bad news now that public accountability isn't something they have to worry about.

Comment Re: Inherent contradictions within leftist ideals (Score 1) 303

Not really. Most German technology went to the USA, the Soviets received only scraps so they had to design their own missiles after 1949. By the time of Sputnik the only thing left from German technologies was using hydrogen peroxide in the gas generator to drive the turbopumps. Everything developed in the 1960ies and later was fully independent.

Comment Re:firewall (Score 2) 102

I had frequent debates with idiots who couldn't comprehend why personal firewalls were fucking stupid.

It's hard to understand why if you don't explain yourself.

Just close the fucking ports

Should have told them to pull out the ethernet cable, hey why not just drop network support altogether.

But maybe you have something to offer, so why don't you enlighten me?

Comment Re:A comment from outside the slashdot sewer: (Score 1) 280

If they were maximizing talent, they'd choose those most fitted for the role. However, those things are skewed for a variety of factors (some of them genetic) towards the very groups you are accusing of advantage. If you truly want to get past the "advantages don't exist" perspective, you'll have to actually come to terms with the fact that genetic advantages exist (with the important caveat that there is more inter-race disparity than intra-race disparity). If you are willing to "get it", we can begin to talk about ways to balance a society that can deal with these disparities in a way that isn't overtly racist.

I would think this would include not trying to balance membership in specific types of labor with those for whom it is not as well suited. As such, we would expect the numbers in any given labor field to reflect a sampling of the groups of people for whom their talents and interests match up well with the labor division.

Comment Re:Need this refined before I need a knee replacem (Score 1) 51

Actually what you want is a new meniscus, not the whole shebang. And that is certainly a possibility. Again, it's fairly 'simple' - 'just' cartilage. The big issue is going to be testing. It's going to be years before the FDA approves this. They're going to have to find an animal model, run that for a while and then do human trials. And obviously, one of the primary things to look for is longevity. I doubt they will find a mouse model to work with. Need a bigger, slower growing critter.

Probably will show up along with holographic storage and fusion power.

Comment Re:Does this include genitalia? (Score 1) 51

Livers are a smart choice because they're relatively simple - for an organ anyway. The overall structure isn't important, just the hepatocytes, a bunch of immune cells and lots of blood vessels.

  Also given the propensity for humans to trash their livers doing at-home toxicity testing (alcohol is the number one reason for liver transplants, acetaminophen is number 2) there is a huuuge market for replacements. Very clever for a startup.

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