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Fixing the Humanities Ph.D.

Ubi_NL 40%? (325 comments)

So 60% of phds gets a tenure position and they still complain? In Medical Biology less than 3% gets tenure

about 2 months ago
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Pollution In China Could Be Driving Freak Weather In US

Ubi_NL Re:Polution tax (158 comments)

Also it increases demand for local labour, as you won't be sending that microwave to china to get repaired

about 3 months ago
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Pollution In China Could Be Driving Freak Weather In US

Ubi_NL Re:Polution tax (158 comments)

Not everyone can afford a car either. Or a helicopter. Are you the one thats going to decide what is a necessity and what is not? Mind you, 20years ago nobody head microwaves.

about 3 months ago
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Should Patients Have the Option To Not Know Their DNA?

Ubi_NL Re:Op Out Knowledge? (157 comments)

It is illegal not to know the law. In better phrasing: not knowing the law is not an excuse when you break the law.

about 4 months ago
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Eric Schmidt, Jared Cohen Say Google Data Now Protected From Gov't Spying

Ubi_NL Yeah right (155 comments)

Seriously is there anyone that would actually believe such a statement?

about 5 months ago
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Will Microsoft IIS Overtake Apache?

Ubi_NL Oblig (303 comments)

At the time Elvis Presley died in 1977, he had 150 impersonators in the US. Now, according to calculations I spotted in a Sunday newspaper colour supplement recently, there are 85,000. Intriguingly, that means one in every 3,400 Americans is an Elvis impersonator. More disturbingly, if Elvis impersonators continue multiplying at the same rate, they will account for a third of the worldâ(TM)s population by 2019.

http://crookedtimber.org/2005/...

about 6 months ago
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U.S. Teenagers Are Driving Much Less: 4 Theories About Why

Ubi_NL Re:Murica Fuck yea! (635 comments)

Then there's a long way to go. Petrol in Europe is still 6 times more expensive. No, really. 6 times.

about 6 months ago
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Bursting the Filter Bubble

Ubi_NL Re:its more than just political sensitivity (136 comments)

Just because someone is technically a "layman" in the field doesn't mean that they are less knowledgeable than climate scientists.

No but it correlates very strongly

about 8 months ago
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Make Way For "Mutant" Crops As GM Foods Face Opposition

Ubi_NL Re:Hail to the uninformed (194 comments)

Yeah i know, therefor it said OVER 25 years....

about 8 months ago
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Make Way For "Mutant" Crops As GM Foods Face Opposition

Ubi_NL Hail to the uninformed (194 comments)

Is this a joke article? Please.
We've been using random mutagenesis for over 25 years now to improve seeds, and guess what, we improved our technology over time. Not only is the secondary mutation mitigated via thorough back-crossing, but these days technology moved that only the gene of interest is actually changed. Read some recent patents by Monsanto or Keygene for a clue. This article is fear mongering bullshit that would have had truth in it if it was written in 1975.

about 8 months ago
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Taking Google's QUIC For a Test Drive

Ubi_NL And free ddos (141 comments)

The current problem with UDP is that many border routers do not check whether outgoing udp packages are from within their network. This is the base for DNS based ddos attacks. They are very difficult to mitigate on server level without creating openings for Joe job attacks instead... Standardizing on udp for other protocols will emphasize this problem

about 9 months ago
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Edward Snowden Leaks Could Help Paedophiles Escape Police, Says UK Government

Ubi_NL consistent much? (510 comments)

Yeah, and sale and possession of firearms enables rapist to threaten and rape children! Yet we don't seem to imply the same logic there. How strange.

Child rape is becoming the new Godwin. Before we know it Glenn Beck will be using it every other sentence as well.

about 9 months ago
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Dutch MEP Petitions To Ban Export of Surveillance Software

Ubi_NL Re:I think it would be better (81 comments)

So how would the EU go about jailing the NSA?

about 9 months ago
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Reprogrammed Bacterium Speaks New Language of Life

Ubi_NL Re:this is amazing (141 comments)

No you use this to incorporate nonnatural amino acids into biological production within controlled growth cultures. This results in better usage of the available chemical space, and creation of degradation tolerant peptides. Pharma companies like this.

about 9 months ago
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Reprogrammed Bacterium Speaks New Language of Life

Ubi_NL Welcome back to 10 years ago (141 comments)

Sheesz people, we've been rprogramming trna to use nonnatural amino acides for over 10 years now! Theres even a few companies st up that do just that. The principle of trna modification is old, just their method is new

about 9 months ago

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Dutch court rules hyperlinks illegal

Ubi_NL Ubi_NL writes  |  about 2 years ago

Ubi_NL writes "In today's ruling of Playboy (via publisher Sanoma) vs Dutch blog Geenstijl, the court ruled that hyperlinking to copyrighted material was itself infringement of copyright. The court ordered the blog to remove all links to the infringing links (court ruling in dutch). How this ruling fits into the supreme court ruling that hyperlinks cannot by themselves infringe copyright is still to be discussed, possibly in an appeal. An interesting detail of the case is that the anonymous source that pointed Geenstijl to the images did this from an IP address within the Sanoma organisation..."
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Scientific study proves IE6 users are retards

Ubi_NL Ubi_NL writes  |  about 3 years ago

Ubi_NL (313657) writes "Didn't we know it all along? Well, now its scientifically proven! A Vancouver based Psychometric Consulting company, AptiQuant, has released a report on a trial it conducted to measure the effects of cognitive ability on the choice of web browser. AptiQuant offered free online IQ tests to over a 100,000 people and then plotted the average IQ scores based on the browser on which the test was taken. And the results are really not that surprising. With just a look at the graphs in the report, it comes out pretty clear that Internet Explorer users scored lower than average on the IQ tests. Chrome, Firefox and Safari users had just a teeny bit higher than average IQ scores. And users of Camino, Opera and IE with Chrome Frame had exceptionally higher IQ levels."
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http://science.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=105698&cid=90000

Ubi_NL Ubi_NL writes  |  more than 10 years ago

http://science.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=105698&cid=9000000

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