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How Cochlear Implants Are Being Blamed For Killing Deaf Culture

Mikkeles Re:Let it die (510 comments)

Not to forget how modern antibiotics is killing leper culture!

about two weeks ago

Stanford Bioengineer Develops a 50-cent Paper Microscope

Mikkeles Re:The real benefit is ... (83 comments)

Yeah, but if you have corrective lenses, then you can see the malaria coming and get out of the way!

about a month and a half ago

Data Visualization: Key Routes and Communities In London's Bike Rental Network

Mikkeles Re:Strava heat map (9 comments)

Maybe they are not so commonly stupid (or self-absorbed) as to post their bike trips on the inter-webs.

about a month and a half ago

Sochi Drones Are Shooting the Olympics, Not Terrorists

Mikkeles Re:Mental handcuffs (108 comments)

Well, in the military sense, a drone was just a towed (unmanned) target to be blasted away for practice.

The current actions are just the drone` revenge!

about 2 months ago

Obama To Ask For $1 Billion Climate Change Fund

Mikkeles Huh (410 comments)

Why does he want to change the climate? It was good enough for my father, it's good enough for me!

about 2 months ago

House Committee Approves Bill Banning In-Flight Phone Calls

Mikkeles Re:Hooray for common sense (366 comments)

All I can add is: Thank You.

about 2 months ago

How Russia Transformed a Subtropical Beach Resort To Host the Winter Olympics

Mikkeles Stupid (359 comments)

Taking a semi-tropical place and turning it into an expensive, barely working winter wonderland is a very stupid idea. Implementing it is even stupider.

about 2 months ago

Slashdot PT Cruiser Spotted In the Wild

Mikkeles At Walnut Creek? (94 comments)

So, is it used to cart CD-ROMs around?

about 3 months ago

Credo Mobile Releases Industry's First Transparency Report

Mikkeles Re:Mostly meaningless (48 comments)

I don't necessarily disagree, but I do wonder why the government felt the need to make requests directly to CREDO.

about 3 months ago

Weapons Systems That Kill According To Algorithms Are Coming. What To Do?

Mikkeles Do This! (514 comments)

Hack the system with an algorithm that kills the deployers, of course!

about 4 months ago

Iowa State AIDS Researcher Admits To Falsifying Findings

Mikkeles Re:Poor Han (141 comments)

He will, however, be the darling of pharmaceutical and private medical clinics for his research methodologies.

about 4 months ago

Huge Pool of Ice-Free Water Discovered Under Greenland Ice

Mikkeles Right (135 comments)

Sorta like the bulk of the oceans remain liquid under the ice that forms in the northern oceans.

about 4 months ago

Microsoft's Ticking Time Bomb Is Windows XP

Mikkeles Re:The Solution is Obvious (829 comments)


Pingree has a suggestion for Microsoft. ""If it's such a big problem, maybe they should offer an 'Extended Life' [support] subscription and charge for it.""

about 4 months ago

Microsoft's Ticking Time Bomb Is Windows XP

Mikkeles Re:First... (829 comments)

The only decent spiced rum I've found (for sale) has been that produced on Saba. They also put it in used bottles, so there's no real labelling. Hence, I suspect that it will never be available elsewhere :(

about 4 months ago

Healthcare IT's Achilles' Heel: Sensors

Mikkeles Healthiness (84 comments)

'Despite the hype about data's ability to improve peoples' health.'

Healthiness, here's how:

Eat real food (mostly vegetables and meat/dairy. Not too much grain. Not too much in all).

Get plenty on outdoor activity.

Drink moderate amounts of alcoholic beverages (about 1.5 - 2 times the "recommended levels").

Don't smoke.

Have an engaging and intellectually challenging hobby.

Brush your teeth.

Do fun things.

about 4 months ago

Thieves Who Stole Cobalt-60 Will Soon Be Dead

Mikkeles Re:Tough luck.. (923 comments)

Sorry, but as they beat people (the truck drivers, in this case) in order to carry out the theft, I have lost any sympathy that I might have had.

about 5 months ago



TSA Doesn't Think Terrorists Are Plotting To Attack Airplanes

Mikkeles Mikkeles writes  |  about 6 months ago

Mikkeles (698461) writes "Jonathan Corbett has been engaged in a lawsuit against the government concerning the constitutionality of scanners in the course of which, the TSA gave him classified documents. Thus he needed to file two copies of his brief: a public one with classified stuff redacted, and the full brief under seal. Someone over at Infowars noticed that apparently a clerk at the 11th Circuit appeals court forgot to file the document under seal, allowing them to find out what was under the redacts, including: "As of mid-2011, terrorist threat groups present in the Homeland are not known to be actively plotting against civil aviation targets or airports; instead, their focus is on fundraising, recruiting, and propagandizing.""
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Sun did'nt cause recent climate change: U.K. study

Mikkeles Mikkeles writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Mikkeles (698461) writes "The Royal Society has recently published an article (abstract full article(PDF)) written in response to Channel 4's The Great Global Warming Swindle .

There is considerable evidence for solar influence on the Earth's pre-industrial climate and the Sun may well have been a factor in post-industrial climate change in the first half of the last century. Here we show that over the past 20 years, all the trends in the Sun that could have had an influence on the Earth's climate have been in the opposite direction to that required to explain the observed rise in global mean temperatures.

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