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Contest To Crack William Gibson Poem Agrippa

StuckInSyrup Re:Not encrypted (102 comments)

Try to feed that AGCT stuff to a DNA to aminoacid translation table. The result in single letter aminoacid code should mean something, as there are 20 different aminoacids coded by triplets of DNA bases, e.g. ACT=T (for Thereonin). I would try myself, if I wasn't late allready...

about 2 years ago
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Is It Time To End Our Love Affair With the QWERTY Keyboard?

StuckInSyrup Re:Inertia (557 comments)

It would be refreshing in the meaning that to contract a STD you usually have to have sex. That would probably be the refreshing part. The STD less so.

about 2 years ago
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Planetary Resources Confirms Plan To Mine Asteroids

StuckInSyrup Re:What could possibly go wrong? (500 comments)

Apophis will come by in 2029 and then back again in 2036. They could land some autonomous mining robots during the first close encounter and collect the mined raw materials during the second.

more than 2 years ago
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Planetary Resources Confirms Plan To Mine Asteroids

StuckInSyrup Re:What could possibly go wrong? (500 comments)

Maybe I'm misinterpreting the stuff here, but I'm under the impression that they want to mine asteroids that already are in Earth's orbit. Why waste a shitload of money and energy to drag some piece of rock over (with all the delicate targeting and orbiting snafu opportunities), when you can have the same for free? You just have to wait for the right one, quickly mine what you can while it's within reasonable distance, and then let it float on, back where it came from.

more than 2 years ago
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Are Small Rocky Worlds Naked Gas Giants?

StuckInSyrup Re:Anti-darwinism... (91 comments)

You don't understand the theory of evolution.
We are no improved monkeys. Every species living today is the pinnacle of its own evolution. Our minds and civilisation are a glitch, a side product, not a evolutionary goal. The only goal of evolution is survival and reproduction.

more than 2 years ago
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Hair Growth Signal Dictated By Fat Cells

StuckInSyrup Re:Idiocracy (146 comments)

You are as stupid (or troll) as the parent is.
Condoms help people, that already have AIDS, exactly how? How do they help children born with AIDS? The African rape victims? The recent Korean transplant patients, where they got infected organs because of some diagnostic snafu?
FYI, malaria is not a bacterium. Antibiotics help you exactly as much as condoms. There are antimalarics, but they are expensive, and their side effects can be as debilitating as malaria itself. Also, malaria is becoming resistant.
Not happy yet.

more than 2 years ago
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Germany Considers Banning Wild Facebook Parties

StuckInSyrup Re:I always thought... (100 comments)

Hey, Kim Jong Il, is that you?

about 3 years ago
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"Do Not Eat iPod Shuffle": 30 Dumb Warning Labels

StuckInSyrup Re:I BROKE IT (143 comments)

I have 2 personal favourites in similar vein: "Not tested on animals" on dog shampoo, and "Avoid direct exposure to sunlight" on sun cream.

more than 3 years ago
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Cancer Resembles Life 1 Billion Years Ago

StuckInSyrup Re:wow (223 comments)

Same was said about trips to the moon, back in the time.
Not to say you're wrong, just adding "We will see.".

more than 3 years ago
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See How Tough Your Immune System is With "Blood Wars"

StuckInSyrup Re:How high is High? (119 comments)

...but why would anyone care if one blood strain is tougher than another?

Ever heard of "sport"?

more than 3 years ago
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Bombay High Court Rules Astrology To Be a Science

StuckInSyrup Re:Axioms (478 comments)

So is cooking. And yet we don't call it science.

more than 3 years ago
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Bombay High Court Rules Astrology To Be a Science

StuckInSyrup Re:In related news... (478 comments)

And ducks are fish.

more than 3 years ago
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Famous British Autism Study an 'Elaborate Fraud'

StuckInSyrup Re:The damage is already done (813 comments)

A vaccine is just a mix of selected proteins (called antigens). You accidentally "vaccinate" yourself with thousands of such antigens every time you eat a hamburger.

more than 3 years ago
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Facebook To Own the Word "Face"

StuckInSyrup Re:So what you're saying is... (311 comments)

The browser I'm using is AE (Arse Explorer)

You must be working for the TSA.

more than 3 years ago
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Drunk Driver Mugshots Featured On Facebook

StuckInSyrup Re:The question (321 comments)

...if police is your friend.

OT - I have no idea what happened.

more than 3 years ago
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Drunk Driver Mugshots Featured On Facebook

StuckInSyrup Re:The question (321 comments)

Only

more than 3 years ago
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There is no...

StuckInSyrup Re:God (314 comments)

I agree with the first 4 words of that.

about 4 years ago

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