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Pioneer Anomaly Solved

Sinn3d Re:Slowing? (147 comments)

Depends from what direction you are looking at it...

more than 2 years ago

Biologists Debunk the "Rotting Y Chromosome" Theory

Sinn3d Re:Time scale (248 comments)

Well it seems that it depends on how many hamsters you keep in your room..

more than 2 years ago

Moon May Not Be As Dead As We Thought

Sinn3d Erm... safe bet? (120 comments)

> has probably seen tectonic activity within the last 50 million years.

probably, 50 million years.


more than 2 years ago

Female Passengers Say They Were Targeted For TSA Body Scanners

Sinn3d Pics? (572 comments)

Pics or it didn't happen.

more than 2 years ago

Did Anonymous Take Down

Sinn3d Re:The establishment needs a target to blame (125 comments)

"Note that, if you visited after reading this story, they have evidence that you were part of the "attack"."

Hah thought of that! So I first ping'ed em to see if the site was still responding, still down - so no need to visit the site and give them evidence...

more than 2 years ago

Journalist Arrested By Interpol For Tweet

Sinn3d Re:Interpol doesn't arrest (915 comments)

"...and in the spirit of the "Universal Declaration of Human Rights"

Cool, lets see... oh

Article 18.

        * Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

more than 2 years ago

NASA Unplugs Its Last Mainframe

Sinn3d Dave? (230 comments)

Just what do you think you're doing, Dave?

(sound of airlocks popping open on the ISS)

more than 2 years ago

Selling Used MP3s Found Legal In America

Sinn3d Damn, we all gonna be rich (281 comments)

Don't these people know that you can make copies of files/mp3's.

Don't tell them yet, we can make a killing here.

more than 2 years ago

If You're Fat, Broke, and Smoking, Blame Language

Sinn3d Re:So, it's true... (297 comments)

Thanks! Sushi and wine it is from now on... I can keep smoking right?

more than 2 years ago

NASA Pulling Out of ESA-led ExoMars Mission?

Sinn3d No worries... (144 comments)

When Newt finishes his moon base by his 2nd term you can launch from there.

more than 2 years ago

Defendant Ordered To Decrypt Laptop Claims She Had Forgotten Password

Sinn3d Re:Inside my HD there are two very important files (1009 comments)

Call me slow but ... The Judge is asking for a passkey, not how to get it. Trying to explain to a judge you left a bread trail for the cops leading to the passkey is likely to confuse & irritate him/her.

Of course you do have a point, if they want to detain you they don't really need a reason anymore in the USa. But I think you are giving them just more reasons/ammo with this approach. Good chance the Judge will just smile and point out you can also retrieve the passkey with the help of your text file and unlock it way faster then the nice lady who "forgot" it.

If you then try to explain to him he doesn't understand the technology -- you will have the chance to discuss this fact with others sitting in jail waiting for a judge to understand Technology & the "Internetz".

more than 2 years ago

Slovenian Ambassador Regrets Signing ACTA Agreement

Sinn3d Re:Bull! (149 comments)

^^ mod up. Indeed, she would of been told to sign it anyway, doing so under protest ---or doing so ... and protesting afterwards. Same result.

If she would of decided not to sign at all, someone else would of signed it. Maybe someone not protesting or apologizing at all.

We should be glad she is speaking up and making a bit of a fuss about it...

more than 2 years ago

New Exoplanet Is Best Yet Candidate For Supporting Life

Sinn3d Re:22 light years (288 comments)

Keep in mind we will have a moon base going in like 4-8 years, making 21.99~ light years away...

more than 2 years ago

Slovenian Ambassador Regrets Signing ACTA Agreement

Sinn3d Re:We need an amendment.... (149 comments)

As an outsider, I'm still surprised (just a bit) he was taken before a grand jury to talk about such issues...

Don't people have anything better to do then that. That grand jury should be putting people in jail for wasting their time like this...

more than 2 years ago

Google Asks Court Not To Enjoin ReDigi

Sinn3d Re:Eh (185 comments)

hell if corporations can be people, files can be material object!

more than 2 years ago

Aussies Could Use Elephants To Fight Invasive Species

Sinn3d Re:or rabbits, (274 comments)

Don't worry about the rabbits can be easily taken out, just release some ferrets and polecats, they will take em out in no time...

more than 2 years ago

EFF Seeking Information of Legal Users of Megaupload

Sinn3d Re:Somebody do the math (165 comments)

Megabox, oh wait...

more than 2 years ago

EFF Seeking Information of Legal Users of Megaupload

Sinn3d Re:I'm confused... (165 comments)

And/Or stop Megabox, two birds with one stone...

more than 2 years ago



* News * Science

Sinn3d Sinn3d writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Sinn3d (1594333) writes "Scientists have created the world's first synthetic life form in a landmark experiment that paves the way for designer organisms that are built rather than evolved.

The controversial feat, which has occupied 20 scientists for more than 10 years at an estimated cost of $40m, was described by one researcher as "a defining moment in biology"."

Link to Original Source

Gmail to use SMS verification on signup.

Sinn3d Sinn3d writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Sinn3d (1594333) writes ""Users signing up for a Gmail account are now being asked to provide a mobile-phone number in the continuing war against spam, though Google will keep it handy just in case anything else turns up.""


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