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SF Admin Gives Up Keys To Hijacked City Network

brassman Re:'the only person he felt he could trust.' (581 comments)

Answer seems to be no on the rules changing out from under the guy, as you describe. The "insider interview" noted that in fact Childs drew up security policies, more than once, submitted them for approval, and they kept getting turned down because "no one wanted to be held to [any] standards."

A decent lawyer ought to be able to get him a nice severance package.

more than 6 years ago

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Transplant surgery tricks used to access tumor

brassman brassman writes  |  more than 6 years ago

brassman writes "From the Reuters report: "Dr. Tomoaki Kato had to remove a lot more than a cancerous tumor during an unprecedented operation on a 63-year-old Florida woman earlier this month.

To get to the tumor, which was buried deep in Brooke Zepp's abdomen and threatened to kill her within months, the organ transplant specialist said he first had to remove her stomach, pancreas, spleen, liver and small and large intestines."

And put them all back.

Also seen in the NY Times."

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brassman brassman writes  |  more than 6 years ago

brassman writes "Forbes is reporting that while we share 99.5% of the nuclear genetic code of Neanderthal, we diverged 370,000 years ago and never looked back.

The findings, published in the Nov. 17 issue of Science, arise from the sequencing of nuclear DNA fragments taken from a 38,000 year-old male Neanderthal uncovered in Vindija, Croatia. Related material is published in the Nov. 16 Nature. "For the first time, by comparing human and Neanderthal genomes, we can see that there is only one-half of one percent difference in our sequences," said study co-author Edward M. Rubin, director of both the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute in Walnut Creek, Calif., and the Genomics Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, Calif."
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brassman brassman writes  |  about 8 years ago

brassman writes "2003 UB313, fondly nicknamed Xena, has been officially renamed for the Greek goddess of discord, Eris, while its plucky companion Gabrielle has been renamed Dysnomia. The astronomer who discovered the Kuiper Belt objects says the new name is "too perfect to resist.""

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