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Scientists Create Bacteria With Expanded DNA Code

mrSnowman Hrrm... (85 comments)

“This is the first time that you have had a living cell manage an alien genetic alphabet,” said Steven A. Benner, a researcher in the field at the Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution in Gainesville, Fla., who was not involved in the new work, and who is so totally not bitter about that.'"

about 4 months ago
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Finnish E-Voting System Loses 2% of Votes

mrSnowman Re:Usability Glitch? (366 comments)

Any computer interface should be intuitive to whatever group of people will be using it. Whether it is a computer literate techie or an elderly grandparent that has never touched a computer before.

Especially the elderly in this case. They are the group of people who pay the most attention to politics and have the least experience with computers. If it's not intuitive to the largest group of people that will be using it it's a bad interface.

Won't somebody think of the elderly? :(

more than 5 years ago

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