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Comment Cyberway arms race (Score 5, Interesting) 72

This only confirms an article by Bruce Schneir that I just read, he surmises if the U.S has started a secret cyberwar arms race putting all internet infrastructure at perils. http://edition.cnn.com/2013/06/18/opinion/schneier-cyberwar-policy/index.html "... advance U.S. national objectives around the world with little or no warning to the adversary or target and with potential effects ranging from subtle to severely damaging" fuckers

Comment Re:worrying acquisition (Score 1) 65

That's not what I meant. I think it's possible that they gradually close down makerbot and turn them into a 3D printing service using high end Stratasys printers. And as American you only think about yourself, this technology can have a lot more impact in developing countries but a $2000+ dollars 3D printer is out of the question, owning low cost 3D printing in a developing country is revolutionary and empowering

Comment worrying acquisition (Score 1) 65

This kind of acquisitions worry me, it reminds me of Microsoft buying competing companies just to close them. Hope I'm wrong but 3D printing is a really disruptive technology, current industry is worried about disappearing. So they are very interested in turning 3D printing into 3D printing services rather than owning a 3D printer. Anyway I'm backing the next 3D printer in kickstart

Comment monsanto Evil (Score 1) 758

Found this gem on wayback machine http://web.archive.org/web/20090422041121/http://www.monsanto.com/monsanto_today/2009/biotech_crop_safety.asp

"Millions of farm animals have consumed nutritious feed rations made with grain from biotech crops and people have consumed hundreds of millions of meals containing foods derived from biotech crops—all without a single substantiated instance of illness or harm due to the GM ingredient."

We all are lab rats

Comment ringed some bells (Score 4, Insightful) 758

I have not read the article, but a couple of things in this summary ringed some bells: current GMOs use is not to feed the world population, for instance USA corn monopoly is empowered with Monsanto GMO corn to make farmers and countries even more dependent and them. There is a whole vicious circle involving subsidies, monoculture, corn industrial derivatives, corn feedstock, antibiotics that has nothing with "feeding the world population" but with empowering monopolies". Furthermore "'natural' agriculture", is he talking about traditional agriculture? I couldn't agree more that it's doomed. But the UN has studied Agro-ecology and found out that it could double agriculture production http://is.gd/oxtixy

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