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Scientists Regenerate Rat Muscle Tissue

griffo House episode? (26 comments)

I smell a House episode where he finally is cured of his Vicodin addiction by elimination of the pain of the missing leg muscle...

about 5 months ago

Researchers Find "Achilles Heel" of Drug Resistant Bacteria

griffo Brilliant scientist makes crap comment (106 comments)

In the article, Haohao Dong, another member of the UAE team, said: "Because new drugs will not need to enter the bacteria itself, we hope that the bacteria will not be able to develop drug resistance in future.".
BS! Evolution teaches us that a members of the species that mutates into a species with a more effective wall, it will have beter survival rates and thus will have developed a resistance to these new drugs. So while wonderful that a new type of drug has been found, the overuse of antibiotics still needs to be adressed, to lower the odds and thus the rate in which a more effective wall is developed by these bacteria.

about 7 months ago

3-D Structures Built Out of Liquid Metal At Room Temperature

griffo Looks a bit like World of Goo (72 comments)

Vid from 0:14 to 0:41 looks a bit like World of Goo...

about a year and a half ago

How the Inventors of Dragon Speech Recognition Technology Lost Everything

griffo Re:Ironic (606 comments)

No, they are actually te baddest of te bad. Responsible for Euro crisis, credit crisis, mortgage crisis et al. Too smart and too greedy. It's high time Goldman Sachs and former associates are made to PAY BACK what they STOLE!

more than 2 years ago

White House CIO Describes His 'Worst Day' Ever

griffo I would deploy a Domino cluster (333 comments)

I would deploy IBM Domino like in the days of Clinton, which Bush switched to Microsoft Exchange. Reliability went downhill with that decision.
Domino runs cheap and fast and reliable. And has always active clustering so you don't have to deal with downtime. IBM simply has a much longer track record of delivering reliable computing than Microsoft.

more than 2 years ago

CarrierIQ Tries To Silence Security Researcher

griffo Running Cronos ROM avoids this giant PITA (216 comments)

All hail the independent Android ROM developers, who avoid this PITA!

Thank you thank you thank you !!!!!!!!!!

For me, the Cronos ROM has extended the useful life of my Hero greatly!

more than 3 years ago

Skilled Readers Recognize Words By Shape

griffo Re:Interesting... (420 comments)

If I try to sound out the words my reading speed drops dramatically. Full-speed, I'm watching the movie. Which tends to make watching a movie based upon a book I've read hairraising. Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings turned out OK, as did Bladerunner. If you've already seen the movie as the writer intended it, it's a hell of a job to reinterpret that.

Re: remembering: that's because you are trying to remember the word. Try remembering what you just saw/heard/felt/experienced with your minds eye, I think you will recall a lot more!

more than 3 years ago

DRM Broke Dragon Age: Origins For Days

griffo Re:DRM should come with an SLA (214 comments)

I would add a mandatory third clause:

3) DRM cannot be used unless a method is made available to remove it through a certified third party in case DRM fails, whatever the reason. (Failure to meet SLA, software company ceases to exist, etc)

more than 3 years ago

Threats vs. Vulnerabilities

griffo Right. Early. (51 comments)

It's way past noon here you timezone-ignoramus. I'm loving it!

more than 3 years ago

Are Google's Patents Too Weak To Protect Android?

griffo I call FUD (257 comments)

I rather feel this falls squarely in the court "FUD".

What a waste of energy.

about 4 years ago

Oracle/Sun Enforces Pay-For-Security-Updates Plan

griffo The Sun is setting on Solaris (238 comments)

I think Oracle wants to rid the world of Solaris. That's the intent I get from this gesture. I was considering Solaris for some servers, but this nails the coffin firmly shut.

more than 4 years ago

Bing Cashback Can Cost You Money

griffo Duh, TANSTAAFL (333 comments)


more than 5 years ago

Saturn's Moons Built From Ring Material

griffo RingWorld (115 comments)

Ok How many of you immedeately thought of RingWorld by Larry Niven?

more than 7 years ago


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