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Delaware Enacts Law Allowing Heirs To Access Digital Assets of Deceased

Voxol So if corporations are people now...? (82 comments)

So if corporations are people, does this give creditors a legal right to digital assets of companies incorporated in Delaware after bankruptcy?

about two weeks ago
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Bill Nye To Debate Creationist Museum Founder Ken Ham

Voxol Re:This should be good! (611 comments)

"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man."
- George Bernard Shaw

about 8 months ago
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UK Police Now Double As CCTV Cameras

Voxol Re:GG for cops. (161 comments)

As with a lot of Pratchett jokes, it's a lot bigger on the inside:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turtles_all_the_way_down

and of course:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quis_custodiet_ipsos_custodes

about a year ago
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Research Suggests Apes and Humans Separated By a Single Gene

Voxol Actually it's not a gene, it's a micro RNA. (243 comments)

Actually it's not a gene, it's a micro RNA.

A gene is like a blueprint for a protein. This a chunk of DNA that encodes and RNA which in turn up and down regulates other genes. It's not a great metaphor but you might think of it as like the scaffolding used to build a house rather than the blueprints.

about 2 years ago
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Nestle's GPS Tracking Candy Campaign

Voxol Re:Every once in a while someone points a study by (172 comments)

Technically it's an active ingredient in cocoa beans.

In order for it to be good for you, it's necessary to treat the bean differently from the farm to the bar.

You can buy the active ingredient on it's own. And it really is genuinely good for your heart.

http://www.cocoavia.com/

Here's a paper in a peer reviewed journal with some evidence for you:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0098299710000774

about 2 years ago
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Scientists Clone Sheep With 'Good' Fat

Voxol ...and increases the risk of obesity (233 comments)

...and increases the risk of obesity by remodelling the lipid bilayer.

http://www.plosbiology.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pbio.1000623

more than 2 years ago
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Zynga Accused of Cloning Hit Indie iPhone Game Tiny Tower

Voxol Sim Tower (245 comments)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SimTower

Or as they say, 'everything is a remix'.

more than 2 years ago
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UK Minister Backs 'Two-Speed' Internet

Voxol Re:Political posturing promotes protectionist poli (226 comments)

In turnover terms, Sky is around 50% bigger than the BBC and it's Australian owned.

But really, I'm talking more about services like Facebook or Skype.

more than 3 years ago
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UK Minister Backs 'Two-Speed' Internet

Voxol Political posturing promotes protectionist policy (226 comments)

IMO, this is about moving money to ISPs who are (in the UK) generally local companies whereas service providers are often foreign owned.

Net neutrality should probably be a WTO issue.

more than 3 years ago
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Poor Vision? There's an App For That

Voxol but Nexus ones and iPhone 4s grow on trees. (146 comments)

"This could have broad application in the developing world, where experienced opticians and diagnostic equipment are hard to come by"

but Nexus ones and iPhone 4s grow on trees.

more than 4 years ago
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Code Review of Doom For the iPhone

Voxol Re:Already done (161 comments)

6 digits?

get over yourselves.

more than 4 years ago
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Why Doesn't Exercise Lead To Weight Loss?

Voxol The 'N' word : Nutrition (978 comments)

There's more than calories and exercise to losing weight.

High calcium is important while losing weight for instace, people often cut out dairy when dieting, and a lot of people don't eat enough calcium anyway. (studies have shown)

Less accessible energy sources are a good idea too, hydrophilic colloids can create a matrix through which your nutrients get absorbed. (In terms of what you eat this means stew/chilli/curry with flour in it, also cut out simple sugars)

Ticking all your mineral and vitamin intake boxes is a really good idea (a daily multi vitamin is a great way to do this).

I personally found I could lose a lot of previously very stubborn weight by doing the above and then running for an hour in the morning. (n=1 study and so totally worthless)..

A lot of the overweight people in the study may have been overweight partly because of their bad diets in the first place, without changing that you don't expect changes.

more than 4 years ago
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Emigrating To a Freer Country?

Voxol Re:What languages? (1359 comments)

Canada is an English-speaking country?? I've watched all episodes of Degrassi Junior High, and that ain't English they're speaking.

nor is ''ain't''

more than 5 years ago
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Women Know Your Limits

Voxol Vintage Harry Enfield (2 comments)

This thing goes back to when I still used a 9600 modem the size of a textbook.

There's a second one about how women shouldn't drive cars or some such.

about 6 years ago

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UK Police Now Double As CCTV Cameras

Voxol Voxol writes  |  about a year ago

Voxol (32200) writes "From the international capital of CCTV cameras now comes the latest innovation: always-on police-mounted night-vision capable cameras. "I can’t imagine that there is any downside to having such an invaluable piece of kit like this on hand" say police."
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