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DNA May Carry a Memory of Your Living Conditions From Childhood

bahwi Re:Methylation (252 comments)

While they only looked at methylation, there's also phosphorylation, acetylation, and a few others I'm not familiar with. Each of which can be inherited, and sometimes they are erased. Also changes to histones are 1/2 inherited(usually).

Also, base changes to the DNA is actually pretty common, which is the reason the sperm cells are heavily protected(not from blunt force however) and generated on a daily basis, and egg cells are even more protected in a female body. You're DNA won't be an exact match but will be pretty damn close to your own DNA. The base of the spine is also heavily protected. Your immune system also rewrites your DNA in its cells to keep the adaptive memory immune response.

What everyone else said about expression being pretty much everything, is entirely true. A gene is useless unless its expressed(And sometimes deadly if expressed).

more than 2 years ago

Alan Turing Apology Campaign Grows

bahwi Re:Oh, Those Evil Conservative Christians!! (653 comments)

"Lookit, the Americans and Western Europeans did some bad things, and then we got over it! We moved on! We entered the 21st Century!! You want to get angry, you want to get fired up, you want to actually do some good and maybe save some lives, go after Sharia, today, not Britain 50-60 years ago."

Sharia is, for most of us in the EU and US, believe it or not, NOT a threat to us, whereas these fundamentalist christians generally are a threat.

about 5 years ago

Alan Turing Apology Campaign Grows

bahwi Re:No thanks (653 comments)

Not necessarily, some species(penguins, I think) have evolved to produce some gay offspring to help raise other offspring. It can in fact be a survival gene, while the homosexuals may not procreate themselves, the female may have evolved to have both, and it may help survival of the species in question.

What I'm saying is, just because A + B doesn't OBVIOUSLY answer C, doesn't mean it's simply illogical.

"I mean, if ever I saw a trait that evolution would suppress, this would be it."

I'd study more on genetics, evolution, and development, as well as anthropology before simply jumping to conclusions.

about 5 years ago

Formerly Classified Global Warming Spy Photos Released

bahwi Re:The glaciers are retreating! (791 comments) will never be right about anything.

Temperature increases are held at bay by melting ice sheets(basic chemistry, if you heat ice, when it melts it will not gain in temperature).

I also enjoy the lack of link or even the full name of the study to look it up. That's much appreciated.

According to CNS News, this comment is peer-reviewed, well received, and flies in the face of the conservative-correct, political timebomb that is tardness.

more than 5 years ago

US House May Pass "Cap & Trade" Bill

bahwi Re:No real impact (874 comments)

Darn! Now only if there were companies that were all-wind electric! D'oh! There are!

Now if only car makers were able to increase MPG! Well, they have the technology, just refused to use it! DAMNIT!

The current market of "status-quo-or-else" really blows. A nice shakeup is definitely in order.

more than 5 years ago

US House May Pass "Cap & Trade" Bill

bahwi Re:Creating Chaos for Profit (874 comments)

"expect to see your retail electric bills go up by 5-15%, or an average of $700-1400 per family per year.
x * 0.15 = $1400
$1400/0.15 = 9333.33- / 12 = $777.77-

WHO SPENDS $800 a month on electricity already? If you're electric bill is already $10k it sounds like a small increase!

Know what you're talking about. And as a hint, we already pay taxes on this kind of crap, see
this is just taxing the companies while they exist, instead of having them pay their employees and the citizens having to pay to clean it up while the business gets off scott free.

more than 5 years ago

Minn. Supreme Court Upholds City's Right To Build Own Network

bahwi Re:Free markets (252 comments)

Hey, our Muni wifi is a success. A few friends use it(and love it) as they have internet all over the city. Some people don't like it(too slow, customer service). Those complaints make it a success since you can say the same for Comcast/Qwest very easily. Of course the muni wifi (it costs, by the way) came out and fixed my friend's internet for her when the modem was broken, rather than sending a package and hoping for the best.

more than 5 years ago

Vista Post-SP2 Is the Safest OS On the Planet

bahwi Awesome (1010 comments)

How do I install SP1???? It takes a damn hour, gets 100% complete, then says there was an error, takes two hours to uninstall, and gives me a generic message that basically means "you're f-ed".

I've tried about ten times now, no luck, uninstalled all drivers and programs, etc...


more than 5 years ago

Google CEO Warns Newspapers Not To Anger Readers

bahwi Gotta be careful (328 comments)

I've totally given up ABC news because it redirects so many times it thwacks my back button. Not on my PC, that's fine, but I typically read the news during down time the rest of the day, ex: waiting for food, before class, at the coffee shop, etc...

ABCNews is already gone, I wish google had an option to remove a news source. NYTimes killed my WM5 phone(as in crashed iexplorer.exe, not that difficult of a task) but I think they fixed it before I switched to the 'droid.

more than 5 years ago

Google Bans Tethering App From Android Market

bahwi Re:T-Mobile does support tethering (361 comments)

No, the MDA had the tethering app removed. You could download the missing .exe file off the web but it was removed from the base system. I spent many hours trying to get it working.

Can't vouch for the wing.


more than 5 years ago

LED Lighting As Cheap As CFLs Invented

bahwi Re:Whoopie for cold light! (553 comments)

Check out BlueMax full-spectrum CFLs, very nice lighting, matches sunlight very well. Mercury amalgam, and much less mercury than incandescents shot into the atmosphere by coal power plants.

more than 5 years ago

LED Lighting As Cheap As CFLs Invented

bahwi Re:What about the production? (553 comments)

More mercury from coal plants used to power incandescent bulbs, 100% of it lost to the environment. Look at whole life, not just one part.

more than 5 years ago

Cape Wind Ready To Bring First Offshore Wind Farm

bahwi Re:Economics in one Lesson (147 comments)

Hmm, but an unemployed person's lowered income tax(down to $0 from $0) gets spent and increases the economy? I don't see anywhere that says it's all government funded, it is run and operated by a 30-year old company though.

more than 5 years ago

Obama Recommends Delay In Digital TV Switch

bahwi Re:Great idea (589 comments)

I disagree with your defintion of Rural. If you get cable or OTA at all I think you're pretty close to the city. Which gives you more of a right to bitch, actually.

Rural you don't get cable, or OTA, or cell(unless you are near a highway).

I promise the shared cultural experience is there, most rural houses I've seen with TV have satellite, you'll even see the big ol' C-band(right term?) out there every now and then, but mostly you find dish/directv.

As for my qualifications, I'm from Ezzell, TX, 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 hrs outside of Houston. We have to drive about 25 mins to the highway to get cell service. No FM/AM without booster, and zero TV signal. No cable, and for the longest time, Party Line telephone was cheaper than individual lines, that changes in 2001 I believe. Brenham and New Ulm are the same, except Brenham has a cable co, although you won't get it far outside of town. But Brenham is not rural, it's just a small town out in the country. (Lovely too if you have a chance to visit, stop by Blue Bell for samples and tour).

more than 5 years ago

Obama Recommends Delay In Digital TV Switch

bahwi Re:Really that big deal? (589 comments)

Heh, I'm opposite, but with you. I've always had cable, from AT&T cable(yes, they had it!) to Comcast to Dish w/ DVR. Once I moved, I decided no more, and I've been OTA for a long time. The caveat is I'm on a Mac Mini w/ EyeTV so I get digital already, and have been for a few years now.

more than 5 years ago

Are Biofuels Still Economically Feasible?

bahwi Yes (186 comments)

Yes, they are. Or will be. I don't feel that they were "there" just yet, but that progress is being made. Early oil production would be disastrous and our cars would be ridiculously priced, but improvements in the technology allowed us to enjoy cheap gasoline.

It will be that way for Biofuels too. The problem is we don't need 1 solution, we need several solutions combining to form a good solution. And hell, it may involve some old style oil/gasoline too, but at least we won't be dependent on one.

more than 5 years ago

US Has Been In Recession Since December 2007

bahwi Fox News on the coming 16,000 non-recession (540 comments)

Peter Schiff was right, this is hilarious:

FOX News Two years ago (and sooner) discussing how a recession just isn't going to happen as well as giving Washington Mutual as the Stock Pick of 2008. :)

Love it, hate it, it's hilarious. Cameo by Ben Stein.

Not me who found it, just passing it on, got it from Pharyngula. Linking direct to youtube video, Pharyngula is easy to find. Don't wanna slashdot their servers.

more than 5 years ago

Should You Get Paid While Your Computer Boots?

bahwi Re:More than just Windows.... (794 comments)

Agreed. Time to boot should be considered time to get web browser or IDE or spreadsheet or email up. Windows sets off lots of stuff until after log in to make it look like the computer has booted. Mine takes 10-15 minutes on a dual core 3Ghz w/ 4GB of memory(of course with PAE it's 2.5gb, bleh).

Vista is MUCH worse. Mine is because so much is booting up and needs the network, and the network drivers don't load in windows(or don't connect anyways) until login, so DHCP and all that is required fired.

On my vista laptop without ANYTHING starting up on boot up(I've even removed the webcam driver and fingerprint scanner software, even though those are built in to the computer) and it still takes a good 20 minutes. :/ It's very sad, that's a core 2 Duo @ 2.0GHz.

more than 5 years ago

Beating the College Bubble

bahwi Community College (616 comments)

Cheap, quick, and easy. If you take half of a full 4 year degree there, well, your bills are significantly cheaper later. Work while doing it? Even better. Who cares, your degree will be from the University who gives you the Bachelors or (eventually) your Masters?

Nice way to start and stay debt free.

more than 5 years ago


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