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Eye Problems From Space Affect At Least 21 NASA Astronauts

BoRegardless Re:NASA needs to get it's act together (109 comments)

Another thing which I have not seen discussed is the mutation of the biota that humans carry into outer space.

We put these microbes in zero gravity, far higher background cosmic radiatio & occassional Solar storm radiation.

It will not surprise me that they mutate as a result and I certainly don't have an idea how fast or what those mutations might do.

5 days ago
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Brazil Nut Effect Explains Mystery of the Boulder-Strewn Surfaces of Asteroids

BoRegardless Explains the TV News (58 comments)

Where the biggest nuts rise to the top.

about a month and a half ago
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Apple Refutes Report On iPhone Threat To China's National Security

BoRegardless & So, Other handset makers allow ... (134 comments)

What? To who? When?

And which OS is designed in a more secure way to protect users?

As an example, what OS has the supermajority of banking malware?

We need to answer all the questions. Consumers really SHOULD know.

about a month and a half ago
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Biohackers Are Engineering Yeast To Make THC

BoRegardless Grass in "Grass" (159 comments)

For over 20 years it has been discussed that it might be possible to get the genes into your lawn's Bermuda grass.

Then your gardener could really rake in the grass for real dough.

about 1 month ago
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Hair-Raising Technique Detects Drugs, Explosives On Human Body

BoRegardless Many contaminants on paper currency (162 comments)

Not the least of which are illegal drugs and they wind up on the fingertips!

about 2 months ago
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Dubai's Climate-Controlled Dome City Is a Dystopia Waiting To Happen

BoRegardless Surveillance City Made to Order (265 comments)

"macabre, consumer paradise" or monitored controlled populace?

about 2 months ago
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The View From Inside A Fireworks Show

BoRegardless Pilots View in WWII over Germany (200 comments)

Though not as colorful, you can now imagine what it was like for a pilot and copilot doing raids in WWII. Scaaaary!

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Replacing Paper With Tablets For Design Meetings?

BoRegardless Re:Use Paper = FASTER (143 comments)

Design discussions proceed fast and with dozens of suggestions. Post-it notes and yellow pads are extremely quick and if a partner wants a copy of your notes, a cellphone camera shot will do it pronto.

about 2 months ago
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Alleged 'Bigfoot' DNA Samples Sequenced, Turn Out To Be Horses, Dogs, and Bears

BoRegardless Re:But this won't stop the History Channel (198 comments)

Yeah as they repeat the upright guy with the Yeti suit walking through the forrest up in Washington for the 5000 th time.

about 2 months ago
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Ninety-Nine Percent of the Ocean's Plastic Is Missing

BoRegardless Re:One non-disturbing theory (304 comments)

Solar/UV radiation on floating plastic degrades the polymers rather quickly.

Then the other side of the equation is critters adhere to plastic and their weight eventually causes the plastic to sink. You see wood in the ocean just covered with masses of barnacles, which would sink a small piece of plastic quickly.

Most plastics are also not very reactive in the quick digestion systems of fish, so I suspect that much of the small particles simply pass through quickly with no effect on the fish.

A lot of bogus arguements are "floating around" out there.

about 2 months ago
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Massachusetts SWAT Teams Claim They're Private Corporations, Immune To Oversight

BoRegardless Re:Government without accountability is tyranny (534 comments)

Unaccountable special action teams is starting to sound an awful lot like the SS & Stassi in Germany.

And guess who is inciting government entities to do extra legal actions by doing it himself from "on high?"

about 2 months ago
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Maglev Personal Transportation System Set For Trial In Tel Aviv

BoRegardless Long Overdue Use of "free space" (81 comments)

The concept of using the equivalent of ski lift pods above ground between light poles has always made a lot of sense to me.

I've wondered why downtown city planners haven't implemented this type of transit as it could potentially alleviate all sorts of congestion for relatively "long walks" people have to make in dense areas.

about 2 months ago
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China Starts Outsourcing From ... the US

BoRegardless Shipping, Inventory/Delays & Management Costs. (274 comments)

Are not trivial for moving heavy products from continent to continent.

Labor with automated systems is sometimes no longer a large expense.

about 2 months ago
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First Phone Out of Microsoft-Nokia -- and It's an Android

BoRegardless Hook users into Android malware? (193 comments)

You get more from Microsoft and it is free !!!

"the user interface is similar to the Windows phone. And it is being offered as a way to hook users into its cloud-based services"

about 2 months ago
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The Bursting Social Media Advertising Bubble

BoRegardless Must tune out ads (254 comments)

Otherwise you can't get anything done online.

about 2 months ago
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Why Amazon Might Want a Big Piece of the Smartphone Market

BoRegardless Amazon Late & Lame (61 comments)

Or the alternative high end & hot? Will Late & Lame sell or will they give them away?

about 2 months ago

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Naris: All your internet data is held by US

BoRegardless BoRegardless writes  |  about a year and a half ago

BoRegardless writes "1984 seems closer than we thought when an ex-codebreaker for the NSA reveals that the US records everything that passes through the internet. Does this surprise anyone? Will it change how you do email? Will encrypted email attract unwanted attention?"
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Hacking? - Moles are Worse!

BoRegardless BoRegardless writes  |  about a year and a half ago

BoRegardless writes "When you put in all the systems and safeguards to prevent web & social hacking, it still leaves open the worst possible case of spying & theft...the insider. I had a fellow businessman who lost all his chemical secrets to a Yale graduate employee who disappeared to resurface in Korea. How do you stop this?"
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Is $60/month Mobile Data Access Obsolete?

BoRegardless BoRegardless writes  |  more than 4 years ago

BoRegardless (721219) writes "Are Laptop data accounts made obsolete with the iPad?

$60 per month from ATT or Verizon is $720/yr, forever.

If email & Safari via the iPhone is not enough, a $700 iPad with 3G can get you service for $20/month and only on the months you need it. Thus, an iPad user is money ahead inside of 2 years, not to mention convenience aspects.

Data income to wireless networks is going to plummet. What is that going to do to Verizon, Sprint and others?

Am I wrong?"

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