Massive Study Searching For Genes Behind Intelligence Finds Little
... why they didn't find a correlating intelligence gene.
They're all a bunch of idiots.
Text While Driving In Long Island and Have Your Phone Disabled
Despite the fact that I view the practice of texting while driving to be every bit as stupid and dangerous as DWUI, she's trying real hard to distinguish herself as she runs for State AG in NY. A state not known for placing a high priority on individual liberties.
Ask David Saltzberg About Being The Big Bang Theory's Science Advisor
... meaning, do you also provide input on some of the pop-culture in the show (e.g., Star Trek, Star Wars, comic books, Dr Who, etc.)?
Of the following, I'd rather play ...
... but not on Tuesdays.
Verizon's Plan To Snoop On Its Customers
The NSA (and the rest of the government) is mostly staffed by incompetent idiots. Mostly. Don't give them more credit than they deserve.
Then again, sufficient incompetence is indistinguishable from malice.
In a Hole, Golf Courses Experiment With 15-inch Holes
Golf's not really much more expensive than other common recreational activities. More than some, less than most. Skiing, boating, hunting, fishing, tennis, RV-ing, etc. Golf doesn't require a large up-front investment nor travel. And as for the time spent playing it, I think you're not quite getting the whole recreation thing.
Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment
Even before the start on the American Revolution, the Colonies had a standing professional Army.
They were called Redcoats.
Newly Discovered Greenhouse Gas Is 7,000 Times More Powerful Than CO2
..., that makes carbon dioxide 317,000 times more problematic than PFTBA. ...
AH HAH!! So, you admit PFTBA is a problem. Well, since when does a politician NOT solve a problem? When the solution is worse than the original problem? No, of course not. They're in the business of selling solutions.
Nelson Mandela Dead At 95
As opposed to those who post anonymously; i.e. raisins.
Nelson Mandela Dead At 95
The guy sure had prunes.
Anonymous Member Sentenced For Joining DDoS Attack For One Minute
Why is someone who uses legal tax exemptions the one to blame? How about the congresspukes who add 4,000 pages of exemptions, credits and penalties to the tax code every year?
Taxes are not merely intended to take in revenue. You don't need 80,000 pages to do that. The principal purpose of the tax code is to control, or at least influence "behavior". And we all know what the IRS is for.
Sen. Chuck Schumer Seeks To Extend Ban On 'Undetectable' 3D-Printed Guns
Politicians like this are the reason we have guns.
Global Warming Since 1997 Underestimated By Half
Seriously. It would seem to indicate that they have a very serious problem with their science.
Wait a second. You mean it's STILL not settled?!!
How Intellectual Property Reinforces Inequality
EVERYTHING is a privilege to be enjoyed in proportion to wealth. You're kidding yourself if you think it can ever be any other way.
"Dramatic Decline" Warning For Plants and Animals
If I give enough of my money the Government or the UN, as they ask, they're going to do something about this? They're going to control the weather?
I may not be a climatologist and I can't argue the science either way, but I do know BULLSHIT when I hear it.
The First Fully 3D-Printed Gun Has Been Successfully Test-Fired
Tyranny is a small price for safety. But we still have a long way to go to eradicate all the things that bad people can use to hurt and kill good people. I mean, they haven't even collected all the guns and pressure cookers. It's will be a long time before they get around to all the sharp and jagged rocks.
New Smart Gun Company Hopes To Begin Production This Summer
The whole idea is not to get you to buy one. It's to get the Government to mandate that you buy one. Or no gun at all.
Is Online Property Real? Lawyer Says Sort-Of
All the money I have in the bank and my 401K ... is ... well, ... "virtual".
Occupy Wall Street Protests Go Global
What do the penguins know that the rest of us don't?
Steve Jobs Dead At 56
The World just experienced a discernible brain drain.
Next to the word "visionary" in the dictionary will be his photo.
Shortage of STEM workers in the US is a Myth
krygny (473134) writes "The National Review has an article with a number of references to research and dispelling the myth of a shortage of tech labor in the US:
The idea that we need to allow in more workers with science, technology, engineering, and math (“STEM”) background is an article of faith among American business and political elite. But in a new report, my Center for Immigration Studies colleague Karen Zeigler and I analyze the latest government data and find what other researchers have found: The country has well more than twice as many workers with STEM degrees as there are STEM jobs. Also consistent with other research, we find only modest levels of wage growth for such workers for more than a decade. Both employment and wage data indicate that such workers are not in short supply.
I know, the National Review is a conservative rag but the article contains many supporting references including The Atlantic and PBS."
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Browser Choice May Affect Your Job Prospects
krygny (473134) writes "From The Economist: "The internet browser you are using to read this blog post could help a potential employer decide whether or not you would do well at a job. How might your choice of browser affect your job prospects? When choosing among job applicants, employers may be swayed by a range of factors, knowingly and unknowingly. ... Evolv, a company that monitors recruitment and workplace data, has suggested that there are better ways to identify the right candidate for job. ... Among other things, its analysis found that those applicants who have bothered to install new web browsers on their computers (such as Mozilla's Firefox or Google's Chrome) perform better and stay in their posts for 15% longer, on average, ...""
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Web Use Improves Brain Activity in Older Adults
krygny (473134) writes "An article on LiveSciences reports: Adults with little internet experience show changes in their brain activity after just one week online, a new study finds. The results suggest Internet training can stimulate neural activation patterns and could potentially enhance brain function and cognition in older adults. "We found that for older people with minimal experience, performing Internet searches for even a relatively short period of time can change brain activity patterns and enhance function," Dr. Gary Small, study author and professor of psychiatry at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, said in a statement.
Previous research by the UCLA team found that searching online resulted in a more than twofold increase in brain activation in older adults with prior experience, compared with those with little Internet experience. The new findings suggest that it may take only days for those with minimal experience to match the activity levels of those with years of experience, said Small."
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"Orwellian" CARS Application Disclaimer
krygny (473134) writes "I saw this on FNC's Glenn Beck Show yesterday and is recounted here. When a car dealer visits the cars.gov web site to apply for the rebate, he encounters the following disclaimer:
"This application provides to the DoT CARS system. When logged on to the CARS system, your computer is considered a federal computer system and it is property of the United States government, ... Any and all uses of this system and all files on this system may be intercepted, monitored, recorded, copied, audited, inspected, and disclosed to authorized CARS, DoT and law enforcement personnel, as well as authorized officials of other agencies, both domestic and foreign."
I haven't been able to duplicate the path described in the article, maybe because I'm not a registered dealer or maybe the process has changed as much as the program has in the past few days."
Earth and Moon from an Alien's Perspective
krygny (473134) writes "NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft has created a video of the moon transiting (passing in front of) Earth as seen from the spacecraft's point of view 31 million miles away. Scientists are using the video to develop techniques to study alien worlds. "Making a video of Earth from so far away helps the search for other life-bearing planets in the Universe by giving insights into how a distant, Earth-like alien world would appear to us," said University of Maryland astronomer Michael A'Hearn, principal investigator for the Deep Impact extended mission, called EPOXI. "Our video shows some specific features that are important for observations of Earth-like planets orbiting other stars," said Drake Deming of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center ... "A 'sun glint' can be seen in the movie, caused by light reflected from Earth's oceans, and similar glints to be observed from extrasolar planets could indicate alien oceans. Also, we used infrared light instead of the normal red light to make the color composite images, and that makes the land masses much more visible.""
Global Warming Criticism Ignored by Media
krygny (473134) writes "EARTHtimes.org reports: "A new analysis of peer-reviewed literature reveals that more than 500 scientists have published evidence refuting at least one element of current man-made global warming scares. (...) Despite being published in such journals such as Science, Nature and Geophysical Review Letters, these scientists have gotten little media attention."
First Image of "Noctilucent" Clouds from S
krygny (473134) writes "NASA has released the first image of night-shining, or noctilucent, clouds that appear in the atmosphere near the poles during the summer months in each hemisphere.
"The first observations of these "night-shining" clouds by a satellite named "AIM" which means Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere, occurred above 70 degrees north latitude on May 25. People on the ground began seeing the clouds on June 6 over Northern Europe. AIM is the first satellite mission dedicated to the study of these unusual clouds." ... "Very little is known about how these clouds form over the poles, why they are being seen more frequently and at lower latitudes than ever before, or why they have been growing brighter.""
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