Scientists Coax Human Embryonic Stem Cells Into Making Insulin
I thought one of the problems with diabetes was not having the _right_ amount of insulin, corresponding to the levels of blood sugar?
I've seen the effects of too much insulin, and it ain't pretty. (It's called hypoglycemia, folks.) So just stuffing a bunch of insulin producer cells in a person's system is not going to be the solution.
National Security Letter Issuance Likely Headed To Supreme Court
I find that very hard to believe. Could you please provide a link supporting that allegation?
BitHammer, the BitTorrent Banhammer
Heh, just the thing every business and school should run all the time :-)
Oh sure, some student can argue he's downloading history references that he can only reach through bittorrent .. good luck with that :-)
Intel Drops Gamasutra Sponsorship Over Controversial Editorials
I appreciate very much the varying points of view here .. that didn't get TOO paranoid or conspiratorial, thank the godz.
However .. I just went to www.gamasutra.com, expecting to see a hotbed of feminist rages.
Surprise, surprise, surprise - very bad Gomer Pyle imitation
One, uno, ein, 1 blog entry from a female worker at Angry Birds on gender balance, and a very thoughtful article indeed!
So where's the beef? Why the furor? Tempest in a teakettle, eh?
I'm thinking Intel is succumbing to a kneejerk response to a flood of bogus complaints. Tch, shame on them.
Experiment Shows Stylized Rendering Enhances Presence In Immersive AR
Is that a fancy phrase for "out of focus"? "Low definition"? Why does this "scientific" study evoke a huge, resonating "DOH!" ??
Which Cars Get the Most Traffic Tickets?
My mother-in-law's Mercury Topaz is surely a greater danger! How she gets away with it I'll never know.
What a crappy misuse of statistics. Heh, hardly even statistics. How about balancing those "ticketed" numbers against the number of each model on the road? I don't see a single Porsche, Maserati, Jaguar, not even Corvettes! And they don't get tickets? Come on!
Aral Sea Basin Almost Completely Dry
Quite startling, how the water levels change. But read the article to see why this is happening, and where it's going. It seems it doesn't take a "totalitarian government" to do stupid, short-sighted things. But hey, enjoy your golf at Vegas, hear? And the water shows.
The Secret Goldman Sachs Tapes
But sad, almost disgusting to see how lousy the government and its agencies can be. Maybe I want to throw up now.
I certainly have no good feelings about the Fed or our major banks, even if this report DID come from the Fed. Too bad the media didn't do ITS job to highlight things like this. Thanks, Slashdot and "This American Life".
Service Promises To Leak Your Documents If the Government Murders You
Curiously I can't seem to find the site. And there are very few "Dead Man Zero" hits on Google. The link in the main article doesn't get you there either. (I was going to ask them for a free account, just to foil the NSA or whoever if in fact this _was_ a honeypot.
'Why Banana Skins Are Slippery' Wins IgNobel
I wouldn't go to that link if I were you. My office system warned me of a malicious exploit there: "A known bad file was blocked from opening." Program: winners.htm(Exploit)
Might be a false alarm .. but then again, maybe not.
Swedish Dad Takes Gamer Kids To Warzone
With Chinese Investment, Nicaraguan Passage Could Dwarf Panama Canal
And Nicuaragua has a wonderful geologic history .. of volcanoes!
An Accidental Wikipedia Hoax
Correction: I misunderstood: the bogus "factoid" was an invented paragraph that is no longer on the Wiki page. Explained here: http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/...
An Accidental Wikipedia Hoax
The picture of the character at the Wikipedia site appears to be real, and was uploaded by someone else entirely.
The reference to the author, Peggy Parrish, appears to be real, a real person, a real author.
Numerous other links to Amelia Bedelia books, stage plays, movies, etc. appear to be valid and real, and date FAR earlier than this purported hoax.
I submit that EJ Dickson, the self-proclaimed hoaxer, is hoaxing us all with a hoax about a non-existing hoax!
Wikipedia Blocks 'Disruptive' Edits From US Congress
""Out of over 9,000 staffers in the House, should we really be banning this whole IP range based on the actions of two or three? "
Yes. It may get the attention of the guilty parties. I, for one, want to see the exact identification of that House representative, the office guilty of this ongoing abuse. Name names, cowards!
White House Approves Sonic Cannons For Atlantic Energy Exploration
- that it'll affect the noise-sensitive mammals (and maybe fish).
- that these endangered and most interesting creatures are important.
- that they don't care .. because Big Oil wants to find more!
America! F*ck yeah! I guess this is my chance to go down to the Carolina coast and find me a nice Orca skeleton. There should be lots lying around pretty soon. All encased in tons of rotting flesh and blubber, of course, but no worries: I'll just leave that mess for the edification and amusement of the tourists.
Giant Crater Appears In Northern Siberia
All permafrost pretty much looks like that. Tons of images online from Alaska and Canada, none of which have anything to do with natural gas or gas eruptions. The other holes up there don't have huge caverns beneath them (well, so far as we can tell). And the water is relatively shallow.
Asteroid Mining Bill Introduced In Congress To Protect Private Property Rights
"There is no enforcement mechanism in the event of a dispute with another country, however.""
A strong navy? Hey, it worked fine for the XYZ Affair .. and the Barbary Pirates too.
The View From Inside A Fireworks Show
I can see the drone somehow being hit by a fireworks missile, deflecting that missile, and the missile going who knows where? Back down into the crowd (or worse, the launch site)? If it stayed above the explosions, fine; within them, maybe. But fireworks on that scale are risky at best. Throwing a solid object like some of the larger drones into the middle of them just adds to the danger.
But I must say, even if never done again, that's a wonderful video, perhaps the first ever?
Ask Slashdot: Correlation Between Text Editor and Programming Language?
What century are we in again?
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