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Researchers Accidentally Discover How To Turn Off Skin Aging Gene

RivenAleem Re:I believe in Darwin (166 comments)

I believe it is there to help skin heal faster, with a scar, after injury. Faster, but scarred, healing is something we decided was more useful to survival than flawless regeneration (see Salamanders). Skin provides protection from infection, having that heal quick and dirty was very important before antibiotics and antiseptics.

yesterday
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Researchers Accidentally Discover How To Turn Off Skin Aging Gene

RivenAleem Re:Anti-Aging is a Fraud Magnet (166 comments)

I suspect it is part of the scarring/regeneration trade off. This collagen scaffolding action possibly helps skin heal faster after a cut, the trade off is wrinkles. Slower healing skin, but doing so blemish-free was not likely a good survival trait when a break in the skin barrier would increase chance of infection.

With modern medicine, infection risk might be abated by antibiotics/antiseptics.

This might also be awesome for burn victims (assuming you can keep infection at bay)

yesterday
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Jaguar and Land Rover Just Created Transparent Pillars For Cars

RivenAleem Re:Vertical lane changes? (190 comments)

I think you have accidentally uncovered their plans to include this tech in their secret flying cars!

2 days ago
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Once Again, Baltimore Police Arrest a Person For Recording Them

RivenAleem Re:Need a flash mob.... (513 comments)

We need things like Google Glass to become popular everywhere. If everyone is wearing recording devices on their daily business, then you won't need flash mobs.

4 days ago
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Study Explains Why Women Miscarry More Males During Tough Times

RivenAleem Re:It's the production line (113 comments)

My Father, a sheep farmer, would always be really annoyed if a fox hunt ever approached his land, and would go out and stop them entering his fields. He told me this was because sheep in distress could potentially absorb or abort the lambs under stress caused by all the commotion.

He was also a lecturer in Agricultural Science in UCD. I don't know if this information comes from farming anecdotes, or has a scientific background. Possibly both?

about a week ago
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In Iowa, a Phone App Could Serve As Driver's License

RivenAleem Re:Uh huh (207 comments)

Or use Knox? My Samsung comes with it and I've found it very useful for exactly this. 95% of what I do on my phone is innocuous. For the 5% of the activities that I might want to keep secret/secure (banking typically) I access the secure portion of the phone for it.

about a week ago
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The Case For Flipping Your Monitor From Landscape to Portrait

RivenAleem Re:Depends (563 comments)

Does it also come with an Aloe strip?

about a week ago
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Sony Hacks Continue: PlayStation Hit By Lizard Squad Attack

RivenAleem Re: a fucking waste (170 comments)

Dunno, some of us work a lot and have very little down time throughout the year. There's nothing wrong with looking forward to 2 weeks of uninterrupted gaming. Especially if they are going to disrupt social (online) gaming between friends. For many of us there's little/no distinction between having friends over to visit, and playing an MMO with friends on Ventrilo/Steam/Skype.

Even some people who are around people day in / day out might just like the quiet time playing a single player (always online...) game.

What if they disrupted the TV broadcast? Imagine some families who'd actually have to talk to eachother!?

about two weeks ago
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Heathrow Plane In Near Miss With Drone

RivenAleem Re:Near miss? (325 comments)

There's a difference between nearly missed, and a near miss. A collision is nearly missed.

about two weeks ago
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Researchers Design DNA With New Shapes and Structures

RivenAleem Multipass (47 comments)

Me fifth element - supreme being. Me protect you.

about two weeks ago
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The Cost of the "S" In HTTPS

RivenAleem Re:What about the cost of NOT having it? (238 comments)

Oh, I get you! We should only put locks on specific areas of our house. Leave the front door unlocked, but perhaps have a lock on the bedroom and bathroom. After all, there should be no real reason why the contents of your fridge should be kept secure, and if your local supermarket was allowed send in staff members to people's houses at random (or targeted if they notice you haven't been shopping with them lately) to check where you have been shopping recently and what you have been buying, so they can deliver a better experience to you in future, perhaps send you some targeted advertising at a future date.

Encrypt EfVuEcRkY Thing.

about two weeks ago
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The Cost of the "S" In HTTPS

RivenAleem What about the cost of NOT having it? (238 comments)

What is the cost to the user of having their communications intercepted, banking details stolen etc etc.

That's like saying that putting locks on your doors has an added cost of you requiring more time every day getting in and out because you have to take time to turn a key. It also means that local corporations can't send people by to inject "value added" services into your home without your consent! Are you ready to accept locks on your doors?

about two weeks ago
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The PlayStation Turns 20

RivenAleem Re:"second screen" innovation (101 comments)

I know I may sound like sound like a defensive fanboy, but they said "introduced bluray and dvd (were those sony first?), and also brought out innovations such as second screen etc"

That like denying that the iPod was innovative, or the iPhone, just because it wasn't first. Does an innovation require no prior existence of anything similar? Can version 2 be an innovation? Can I be innovative by creating a better more or more efficient coffee machine? It might not be the first ever coffee machine, but it might have improvements that make it more popular than the current ones.

Are you being just a little overzealous in finding something bad about Sony? Why work so hard when there's so many easier failings of theirs to pick from and rehash?

#rootkit #sonyhacking

about two weeks ago
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Physicist Kip Thorne On the Physics of "Interstellar"

RivenAleem Re:gravity fields will rip you to shreds (289 comments)

This can be easily observed by anyone with a water faucet. A small trickle of water can bee seen to draw into a thinner strand and eventually break into droplets as the leading flow accelerates towards the earth.

about two weeks ago
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Physicist Kip Thorne On the Physics of "Interstellar"

RivenAleem Re:So it is not an accurate Documentary Film? (289 comments)

I remember a recent Episode of Bones, where they totally misquoted Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle. This really annoyed me. It's one thing to have your wonder computer zoom and enhance, but there's suspending belief and propagating a complete falsehood.

There have been similar instances in this year's season of Dr Who, where they use a blanket of oxygen to protect the earth from burning up to a massive solar flare, when we all know the exact opposite would happen, or the hatchling from the moon immediately laying a moon sized egg.

about two weeks ago
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Multiple Manufacturers Push Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars, But Can They Catch Tesla?

RivenAleem I'm confused (293 comments)

Is it a car powered by gas under pressure, or is it hydrogen fuel-cell, where the gas is catalysed with Oxygen to produce electricity? How is it so horribly inefficient, given how we already know how horribly inefficient combustion engines are? Is it simply a case that, no matter how compressed you get the gas, you have not compressed it to liquid levels?

about three weeks ago
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Bicycle Bottle System Condenses Humidity From Air Into Drinkable Water

RivenAleem Re:Doesn't distilled water taste horrible though? (167 comments)

Most cyclists already do this. There are tablets you drop into your water bottle to up the mineral and salts versus even tap water. Adding them to this bottle is a trivial problem.

about a month ago
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Bicycle Bottle System Condenses Humidity From Air Into Drinkable Water

RivenAleem Re:Hmmm ... (167 comments)

Someone should invent a suit the rider could wear that distils the sweat for reuse. A suit for distilling sweat, or a sweatsuit as I like to call it.

about a month ago
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Assassin's Creed: Unity Launch Debacle Pulls Spotlight Onto Game Review Embargos

RivenAleem Re:Depends on Embargo Lift (474 comments)

What they need is a Canary.

You could have a line in your review for games that goes something like this "We have been given full permission to post our review of this game prior to release" for games that have no embargo.

When that statement is missing, you know there is embargo in place.

about a month ago

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Duncan Jones (Moon) to direct Warcraft Movie

RivenAleem RivenAleem writes  |  about 2 years ago

RivenAleem (1590553) writes "The Hollywood Reporter released info on the new director for Legendary Pictures adaptation of the MMO World of Warcraft. Having directed low budget Moon ($1 million) and not so low budget Source code ($35 million) Duncan is expected to have upwards of $100 million to spend on the new movie.

Also, Charles Roven (The Dark Knight Rises and upcoming Man of Steel) to produce with Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni and Alex Gartner. Jones’ producing partner, Stuart Fenegan, will executive produce while Chris Metzen will co-produce for Blizzard.

Production is expected to start Autumn 2013 with a 2015 release."

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EA/BioWare Servers Hacked?

RivenAleem RivenAleem writes  |  more than 3 years ago

RivenAleem (1590553) writes "I received an email this morning:

We recently learned that hackers gained unauthorized access to the decade-old BioWare server system supporting the Neverwinter Nights forums. We immediately took appropriate steps to protect our consumers’ data and launched a thorough ongoing evaluation of the breach. We have determined that no credit card data was compromised from the servers, nor did we ever have or store sensitive data like social security numbers. Our investigation shows that information such as user names, encrypted passwords, email addresses, mailing addresses, names, phone numbers, CD keys and birth dates from these forum accounts on the system may have been compromised, as well as other information (if any) that you may have associated with your EA Account. In an abundance of caution, we have changed your password to ensure account security. Please visit this (snipped weblink) to reset your password immediately.

If your link has expired, click here to generate a new email.

We take the security of your information very seriously and regret any inconvenience this may have caused you. If your username, email address and/or password on your EA account are similar to those you use on other sites, we recommend changing the password at those sites as well. We advise all of our fans to always be aware of any suspicious emails or account activity and report any suspicious emails and account activity to Customer Support at 1-877-357-6007.

If you have questions, please visit our FAQ at http://support.ea.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5367/ or contact Customer Support at the phone number above.

Aaryn Flynn
Studio GM,
BioWare Edmonton VP,
Electronic Arts

But I don't recall ever being on the NWN forums. I do however have an EA account for Mass Effect. So just what was hacked? Is this email being sent out to everyone who has an EA account? How much of the compromised information is really harmful to me?"

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Seems China liked Avatar afterall

RivenAleem RivenAleem writes  |  more than 4 years ago

RivenAleem (1590553) writes "Despite a previous story of China pulling the 2D version of Avatar from cinema leading people to think that they were, in some way, making a statement of dislike of the movie's theme, China has given the movie quite an honour by renaming a mountain after it.

A photo taken by a Hollywood photographer of the Southern Sky Column in Zhangjiajie, Hunan province became the inspiration for Pandora's landscape, and will be renamed the Avatar Hallelujah Mountain.

It is hoped that the renaming will boost tourism in the area on the back of the movie’s success."

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