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Programming With Proportional Fonts?

Laughing Pigeon Re:Examples... (394 comments)

Fixed width Monaco 10pt, which comes out too small and kind of blurry to me.

That has nothing to do with the font; First off all it is not size they're talking about, if it is too small, just increase the size. And concerning the fact that it is blurry, it IS blurry but again, that has to do with the crappy quality of the picture in which the text is shown.

more than 4 years ago
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Laser Ignition May Replace the Spark Plug

Laughing Pigeon Re:So what happens (388 comments)

Pre-ignition happens before the normal ignition. It doesn't matter whether that normal ignition is with a spark or a laser, if You "jack up" the comporession ratio so that it will give pre-ignition, it is of no importance what kind of ignition there is.

about 5 years ago
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DNA Differences Observed Between Blood and Organs

Laughing Pigeon Re: Mosaic (85 comments)

I saw an interesting example of mosaicism in a medical journal. An infant was born with half male genitals, half female genitals. The most obvious explanation was that he/she was born of two embryos, one male, the other female, that combined at an early stage (but not too early) and formed a mosaic individual, with patches of male and female cells. Mosaicism actually is pretty common in biology. Sometimes you get patches of skin that vary between 2 colors. The later the embryo recombines, the bigger the patches are.

That has nothing to do with recombining of the embryo (don't know about the story You mention, there it can be an explanation, I am talking about the 2 color story, e.g. a cow or a dog, and mosaicism in general), the different patches exist because of mutations in one embryo. These mutated cells will divide just as the not mutated ones. And the sooner these mutations occur, the bigger the patches will be. And You don't need a stem cell or organ transplant to get mosaicism, You get it in the woomb.

more than 5 years ago
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Database of All UK Children Launched

Laughing Pigeon Re:Surely this can't continue forever? (296 comments)

Hopefully, some of the other parties will realise that people don't want to be monitored,

The big problem is that many people feel safe when there is monitoring going on and they want it that way. At least that way terrorism becomes impossible (please tell me it is so), and someone should think of the children as well, this monitoring garantuees their safety (please tell me it is so). And as they themselves have nothing to hide, they ask people who do make a fuss about it why they are making such a fuss about it. These people must have things they want to hide. OK, it is important that these data remain private, but when almost 400.000 people have gotten a thorough security training, security just CAN'T be bad, can it? "They" will most certainly know what they are doing, right?

more than 5 years ago
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Do Video Games Cost Too Much?

Laughing Pigeon Re:Yes they are... (763 comments)

That depends on the pill in question. Blood pressure meds, sure. Less so Viagra and birth control drugs.

IAAMD and I am sorry but You are completely wrong here. People don't care about blood pressure pills because they don't feel the negative effects of not taking them. If they weren't being paid for by insurance companies, many people would probably not buy them. Pills like Viagra on the other hand are immensely popular, even though nobody will admit taking them. And they are much more expensive then most blood pressure control pills. Fortunately I got a good offer the other day in my mailbox, much cheaper then normal. And that's good because I think that after my, also very cheap, penis enlargement I will need the double dose.

more than 5 years ago
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Fujitsu Offers Free Laptop Upgrades For Life

Laughing Pigeon Re:The small print (166 comments)

As far as I can see it is not about software upgrades but about the upgrade of the entire machine after 3 years.

more than 5 years ago

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