Is DIY Brainhacking Safe?
Better back up your firmware, just in case this makes you infirm.
Alcoholism Vaccine Makes Alcohol Intolerable To Drinkers
...Ethanol gets converted to acetaldehyde by the enzyme alcohol dehydrogenase by the enzyme alcohol dehydrogenase, through the loss of one hydrogen atom. ...
"by the enzyme alcohol dehydrogenase by the enzyme alcohol dehydrogenase" - remove duplication. It's just "by the enzyme alcohol dehydrogenase". Aarghh!
Alcoholism Vaccine Makes Alcohol Intolerable To Drinkers
This is one of the most horrible and stupidest summaries I've read in a long time. Enzymes are biochemical catalysts. Ethanol and acetaldehyde are substrates. The substrates get converted into end products with the help of enzymes and energy. Ethanol does not get converted *into* an enzyme known as acetaldehyde. Ethanol gets converted to acetaldehyde by the enzyme alcohol dehydrogenase by the enzyme alcohol dehydrogenase, through the loss of one hydrogen atom. In the next step, acetaldehyde gets converted into acetic acid (same thing as in vinegar) by the enzyme aldehyde dehydrogenase through the loss of another hydrogen atom. Acetaldehyde a lot more toxic than acetic acid. If you block the enzyme aldehyde dehydrogenase (which lacks naturally in a minority of East Asians), there will be an accumulation of excess acetaldehyde, causing very noxious symptoms. This is exactly what drugs like disulfiram ("antabuse") do. What a badly written summary. Both the submitter and the editor need to read some biochemistry or learn to use google before posting rubbish.
Inside Newegg's East Coast Distribution Center
Agree. For much better articles about NewEgg's distribution centers, see AnandTech. The first one is a very old article in fact.
Only Idiots Don't Give Back To Free Software
The author of TFA and the submitter of this story are the same person - Julie Bort. She is just creating sensationalist nonsense news by extracting sound-bites out of context from the interview. This is an example of a bad summary, and bad, sensationalist "journalism". This loses the point of the interviewee and projects him in a bad light, while getting self-promotion for this so-called "reporter". *makes mental note not to take any writing by Julie Bort seriously*.
Where Will Your Next Gadget Be Made?
It's been said, a pair of $75 nike's would cost $300 if made by americans.
New Balance shoes are made in the US and UK, and cost the same as a Nike. Guess where the difference in manufacturing costs are going.
Data Mining Competition To Improve Drug Safety
This strikes me as a huuuuuge breach of medical record confidentiality. Where exactly do they plan to legally get enough medical records to mine in the first place?
As long as eighteen HIPAA identifiers are removed, the data is considered deidentified by HIPAA. Deidentified data does not need patients' consent. De-identified data-only studies only need the hospital IRB (Institutional Review Board) approval. Believe me, it's not an easy task to get the IRB approval.
Here's the list of the 18 HIPAA identifiers.
Sandy, Utah Tops US Cities For Broadband Speed
It is a bit bizarre that so many cities rejected joining up to have the most advanced residential fiber network in the nation built in them. (Granted, a lot of them dropped out due to telecom pressure, but still.)
There was a lot of FUD by Qwest and Comcast, and the council idiots succumbed to it. This might reveal some info: FreeUtopia
Internet Probably Couldn't Handle a Flu Pandemic
... an illness that I would best describe my first-hand experience as a "laughably mild cold, without the annoyance of a stuffy nose" ...
If you are from the US, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, UK, France or one of the other countries that symptomatically *diagnose* someone as having swine flu without any lab tests, you may not have had swine flu at all. Your symptoms would not be valid swine flu symptoms in that case.
On the other hand, if you are from India, China, Japan, Australia, Thailand, Chile, Peru, Vietnam, Germany, South Korea or the other countries that do lab tests do diagnose swine flu, you might have had a mild case of swine flu. Your symptoms are not generalizable to others.
Video Surveillance System That Reasons Like a Human
It must first differentiate between "time flies like an arrow" and "fruit flies like a banana". Then, and only then, can be the system be trusted.
Undercover Cameras Catch PC Repair Scams, Privacy Violations
So do many new cars. The fluids have the same physical/chemical characteristics, and the power steering motor and the brake actuator are in nearby locations. Makes sense to have just one fluid unless you drive some exotic high performance car.
India To Issue Over a Billion Biometric ID Cards
They have problems with people trying to get INTO India? I thought everyone wanted to get out!
Illegal immigrants from Bangladesh and Nepal
Terrorists from Pakistan
Refugees from Sri Lanka (and to a tiny extent, Burma)
You need to get out of your little well once in a while.
World's Cheapest Car Goes On Sale In India
(bear in mind that the U.S. has much tougher safety and emissions standards than India).
Untrue. Did you pull that claim out of a hat? India has poorer safety standards than the US, but stricter emission standards than the US. Indian emission standards are modeled after the Euro emission standards, which are a lot stricter (PDF, see page 26) than the US emission standards.
Indian Moon Mission Launched
ISRO generates Rs.1.5 to the economy for every Rs.1 that it uses in funding. This is the immediate return alone. The sustained returns (improvement in education and agriculture through remote sensing), and commercial application of its inventions are not included in this figure. The goal of ISRO is to promote space research to benefit as much of the population as possible.
ISRO is also selling commercial launch and remote sensing and imagery services through it's commercial division - Antirix corp which is making a profit.