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Comment Re:China will jump on this (Score 1) 159

Yeah, according to Memory Alpha:

Rising from the ashes of the Eugenics Wars of the mid-1990s, the era of World War III was a period of global conflict on Earth that eventually escalated into a nuclear cataclysm and genocidal war over issues including genetic manipulation and Human genome enhancement. World War III itself ultimately lasted from 2026 through 2053, and resulted in the death of some 600 million Humans. By that time, many of the planet's major cities and governments had been destroyed. (ENT: "In a Mirror, Darkly, Part II"; Star Trek: First Contact; VOY: "In the Flesh")

Creepy...

Comment The big question is... (Score 1) 210

...How many people even know that there are "apps" for these devices? It's not like they are really advertised or promoted. The Echo certainly doesn't tell you about them or ofFer suggestions. Other than a small banner on the Amazon site that can be easily missed, I would imagine few people even know that they can expand the capability of their devices.

Comment Re: It might be something but it isn't anti-trust? (Score 0) 121

That is not the legal definition of a monopoly. By law, a monoply is a company that is large enough to either dominate or significantly influence a market. Since there is a large market for iPhones and Apple exerts complete control, a strong argument can be made that they exert monopoly power in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act.

I'm glad someone is finally making a case for this. I've long believed that Apple operates their store illegally.

Comment Re:"News" (Score 2) 133

People WITHOUT appendices are also much LESS likely to get Ulcerative Colitis, but much MORE likely to get its cousin, Crohns Disease... which also suggests there is something immune related to the organ. If you get an appendectomy before the age of 20, you are less likely to get either Inflammatory Bowel Disease!!

http://www.badgut.org/informat...

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