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I Name My Servers After:

Luxifer A, C, G, T (722 comments)

I ran a DNA synthesis lab for years. Had 4 computers hooked up to oligo synthesizers. I named them Adenine, Cytosine, Guanine, Thymine. My boss hated it, could never figure out which one was which, even tho they had a huge letter written on the front of each one.

All the other ones were functional. HPLC for the HPLC machine, etc.

more than 3 years ago

The Pirate Party of Canada Is Official

Luxifer Re:Oh great... (430 comments)

Another Canadian political party siphoning off left-leaning voters.

Hey! I consider myself a small-c conservative, but I mostly support the ideas of the pirate party. Don't think they're just a bunch of lefties. Freedom isn't factional. I think the problem is we don't separate people's political/economic views from their social views. I believe that socialism belongs in..well... society. People should take care of each other, because they want to, because they think it's right, or whatever. But government should be more conservative. And I think there are many more like me. I'm really tired of this right vs left thing, and whether an idea or policy is right wing or left wing. You can believe in social socialism and political conservatism and economic liberalism without being inconsistent. A real conservative would believe in staying the hell out of the whole copyright mess anyways. And a real socialist would believe in legislating everything. So how did this get turned around? I just wish there was a conservative party to vote for that wasn't socially conservative.

more than 4 years ago

NASA WISE Satellite Blasts Into Space

Luxifer bathing the cosmos in IR? (139 comments)

um, I hope that isn't what it's supposed to do, because if it's an active IR system, it's gonna be waiting billions of years to get a return signal.
I think what you mean is it'll be detecting the IR that is already out there.

more than 5 years ago

Of Encrypted Hard Drives and "Evil Maids"

Luxifer Best security (376 comments)

The best security is to pick an obscure poison. Take it in small doses until you're immune. Coat the keyboard with it. Better yet, get a keyboard that automatically dispenses the poison.
Evil maid now equals dead maid.

My only problem is, now that the maid is dead, who's gonna hide the body?

more than 5 years ago

Piston-Powered Nuclear Fusion

Luxifer Re:VSE (147 comments)

Wow, you're too bitter to be a Canadian by birth, and you didn't apologize once. So..er.. where you from originally?

more than 5 years ago

New Pattern Found In Prime Numbers

Luxifer Re:Other bases? (509 comments)

The ending of a number in binary indicates its oddness. 2 (0b10) is the only prime that ends in zero in binary.

which would make it very odd indeed.

more than 5 years ago

Pirate Bay Trial Ends In Jail Sentences

Luxifer Re:Google does the SAME thing, but no one cares. (1870 comments)

Search in google "filetype:torrent Wolverine" and see what it gets you.

why would I do that? I already got it weeks ago off the Pirate Bay.

more than 5 years ago

Rare Venomous Mammal Filmed

Luxifer must be pretty small teeth (233 comments)


It can inject passing prey with a venom-loaded bite

and later

this nocturnal, insect-eating animal

must be pretty small teeth to be able to inject insects with a poison.

about 6 years ago

Software Quality In a Non-Software Company?

Luxifer Re:Certification (308 comments)

If you are in the bio tech field then all of your processes need to conform to ISO13485. T

This is for medical devices. There is lots of biotech that is outside this area. I work designing DNA synthesizers, and they are not covered by this at all. There are ISO standards they may want to meet, but this may not be one of them.

more than 6 years ago



Censoring our Beloved Cartoons

Luxifer Luxifer writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Luxifer writes "We all know that shows like the Simpsons and Family guy are screened before they get to air, I am sometimes amazed at what gets past the censors. But what about our childrens' cartoons? Shows like The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius and Casper's Scare School? Wired has a story about the writers of these shows and the hoops that they have to jump through just to entertain our kiddies. One show requires that the script is approved by 47 people before it's approved. Another show considers the word 'beseech' to be blasphemous. Personally, I think as long as you're not trying to show Horton Hires a Ho, or Bi-Curious George, you should let the writers have their creative reign. The Flintstones had a lot of content that kids wouldn't get, that's what made it fun for the adults to watch it with their kids."
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