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FDA Wants To Release Millions of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes In Florida

gatkinso Wouldn't it be funny (258 comments)

FTA: Enter Oxitec, a British biotech firm that patented a method of breeding Aedes aegypti with fragments of genes from the herpes simplex virus and E. coli bacteria as well as coral and cabbage.

If a fucking mosquito bit you and you get herpes along with a massive case of gas?

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FDA Wants To Release Millions of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes In Florida

gatkinso Re:So.... (258 comments)

That is a huge assumption - now, I only took the biology survey class in college so I am no expert, but IIRC insects (an even animals) can be pretty particular about their meals.

But then again, I suspect that Anopholes will simply adapt to this change and we'll end up with an even bigger problem.

yesterday
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Safety Review Finds Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Site Was Technically Sound

gatkinso Nuclear is a dead end (169 comments)

In 75 years all of the low hanging fruit reserves will be mined out... according to current estimates that leaves 125 years of increasingly harder to get (i.e. more expensive) ore.

Then what? I guess develop the clean energy that we should be working on now.

yesterday
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Safety Review Finds Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Site Was Technically Sound

gatkinso Re:Majority leaders home district (169 comments)

That shit is poison, a proliferation risk, and it isn't like there is an unlimited supply of fissile material anyway. At best nuclear energy is a stopgap technology. At current rates it is thought that there is a 200 year supply at best... more like 100 years (or less) should consumption double (or triple).

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: When and How Did Europe Leapfrog the US For Internet Access?

gatkinso Re:Easy (469 comments)

The point is that the NSA spies on Europeans far more than they do on Americans... and always will.

yesterday
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US Air Force Selects Boeing 747-8 To Replace Air Force One

gatkinso Re:track record (291 comments)

Oh my, I never heard that one before. (facepalm)

yesterday
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FDA Wants To Release Millions of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes In Florida

gatkinso Re:So.... (258 comments)

Everything that eats them will starve.

yesterday
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US Air Force Selects Boeing 747-8 To Replace Air Force One

gatkinso Re:track record (291 comments)

I don't think it is that the ETOPS rated twins are risky - it is just in this case they are going for super redundancy.

2 days ago
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Microsoft To Invest In Rogue Android Startup Cyanogen

gatkinso Re:why google keeps microsoft away (275 comments)

Because Chrome isn't a steaming pile of shit that constantly crashes while consuming all resources when it manages to run for longer than 30 seconds.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: When and How Did Europe Leapfrog the US For Internet Access?

gatkinso Re:Easy (469 comments)

What you said is 100% dead on.

2 days ago
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The discovery of intelligent alien life would be met predominantly with...

gatkinso Friendly alien life... (290 comments)

...contradicts everything mankind has experienced both among human cultures as well as in nature.

2 days ago
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Young Cubans Set Up Mini-Internet

gatkinso Re:Saddest line ever (140 comments)

Play Quake3 death match, or go out in the street and face machine guns. Choose.

4 days ago
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DEA Cameras Tracking Hundreds of Millions of Car Journeys Across the US

gatkinso Re:Are they using Waze? (152 comments)

"Woosh"

4 days ago
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DEA Cameras Tracking Hundreds of Millions of Car Journeys Across the US

gatkinso Are they using Waze? (152 comments)

Had to ask.

4 days ago
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Police Organization Wants Cop-Spotting Dropped From Waze App

gatkinso Here is police opinion (461 comments)

From the cited article:

>> “There’s no expectation of privacy” for a vehicle driving on a public road or parked in a public place, said Lt. Bill Hedgpeth, a spokesman for the Mesquite Police Department in Texas.

http://washington.cbslocal.com...

Man that must be a real bitch for them.

4 days ago
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Omand Warns of "Ethically Worse" Spying If Unbreakable Encryption Is Allowed

gatkinso Re:Foot in Mouth (392 comments)

It simply means they will have to go back to specifically targeting "bad" people.

5 days ago
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Omand Warns of "Ethically Worse" Spying If Unbreakable Encryption Is Allowed

gatkinso Perhaps ethically worse, but... (392 comments)

...by definition such tactics will be far more targeted.

Which is a good thing.

5 days ago

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