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Scientists Deliver Bee Toxin to Tumors Via "Nanobees"

oneirophrenos Re:More questions than answers (98 comments)

Just out of curiosity (totally medically ignorant here) would such things trigger a bee-sting allergy? Someone close to me is extremely sensitive to bee products (milligram of honey is worth a long distance migrane). The delivery mechanism is interesting, but the toxin is scary to me.

I don't know if the post was meant as a joke, but this method of drug administration could in no way cause allergy - not unless the "nanobees" were packed with allergens derived from actual bees.

about 5 years ago

Apple Faces Inquiries In the EU On iPhone Accidents

oneirophrenos Re:Like Sharks (174 comments)

The EU smells money.

Will Apple escape? Or will the EU leech off of them endlessly like they do with MS?

Should the EU not intervene on behalf of its citizens? I think this is exactly the kind of thing a governmental body should do, step in to protect people when corporations decide to do something stupid.

about 5 years ago

Global Warming To Be Put On Trial?

oneirophrenos Re:"Scientific Consensus Over Climate Change" ? (1100 comments)

Someone linked this on /. a while back, and I thought I'd link it again.

"It seems that the debate on the authenticity of global warming and the role played by human activity is largely nonexistent among those who understand the nuances and scientific basis of long-term climate processes."

about 5 years ago

Is the Federal Government the Most Interesting Tech Startup For 2009?

oneirophrenos Re:Do NOT work for the government (148 comments)

Ah yes. It's not so much the government that is the problem, it's those who run the government...

about 5 years ago

Will Mainstream Media Embrace Adblockers?

oneirophrenos Re:First rule (417 comments)

We should stop talking about ad blockers. If a majority of people start blocking ads, then a majority of websites will start finding ways around them.

So? Internet will just route around the obstacles. It always does.

more than 5 years ago

US Marine Corps Bans Social Networking Sites

oneirophrenos YRO (202 comments)

Why isn't this tagged YRO? Or have we just tacitly accepted that soldiers have no rights?

more than 5 years ago

Surface Plume On Betelgeuse Imaged

oneirophrenos Re:Artist's impression? (51 comments)

First thought I had was "Wow. Telescopy has really evolved!" Then the small print said "artist's impression", and the actual image of a blue smudge just wasn't all that exciting anymore.

more than 5 years ago

Major New Function Discovered For the Spleen

oneirophrenos Re:No problem. (257 comments)

what idiot modded this insightful? it's a joke!

Modding jokes insightful is a subtle way for the mods to reward the poster of a clever joke with karma.

more than 5 years ago

30,000-Lb. Bomb On Fast Track For Deployment

oneirophrenos Re:Wow (707 comments)

Sweden is a major arms exporter, selling weapons worth of 1.4 billion USD in 2008. So no, they're not any more "peaceful and civilized" as most others.

more than 5 years ago

Ads Retroactively Added To Wipeout HD, Soon Others

oneirophrenos Re:Creativity (299 comments)

Picture a giant Sour-Patch man skateboarding as a competitor in a Tony Hawk Game. Or a Coca-Cola bottle skiing down the hill in Winter Sports 2.

To me, that would nonetheless totally ruin the game experience. If I feel I'm being expoited by the ad department, I find it hard to concentrate on having fun.

more than 5 years ago

Apple Tries To Gag Owner of Exploding iPod

oneirophrenos Re:Apple vs. Microsof (475 comments)

I've always thought Apple was just as greedy and immoral as Microsoft.

Sure, they are both for-profit corporations.

more than 5 years ago

The Downsides to Digital Distribution

oneirophrenos Re:But with WalMart (371 comments)

If they had an actual monopoly, do you think the prices would still be low?

more than 5 years ago

The Pirate Bay Is Being Sued Again

oneirophrenos Re:You can't do that... (224 comments)

Yeah, they're taking alot of flak from just about everyone around the world, but only because they're so smug about what they're trying to get away with. They're just getting what they deserve.

Their smugness is repeatedly brought up, and I don't quite understand how it affects the severity of their crime. Does it really matter if they're smug or remorseful, is their "crime" still not the same? If they had kept a low profile about the trial, would you then have said they don't deserve what they get?

more than 5 years ago

Formerly Classified Global Warming Spy Photos Released

oneirophrenos Re:How long has this been going on? (791 comments)

It's absurd to be basing multi-trillion dollar policy decisions on this garbage.

But you have to base them on something, and the policy-makers are right to base them on the overwhelming consensus of climatologists. What else do they have to go by? Even if those 97% somehow turned out to be wrong, isn't it better at this stage to mould the policies so that our impact on the climate is as small as possible, just in case?

more than 5 years ago

Temperature Data Wants To Be Free

oneirophrenos Re:This sort of thing would make anyone suspicious (489 comments)

I agree that this data should be shared with all. But keep in mind that not sharing the data does not in any way imply that the data supports the global warming deniers' stance.

more than 5 years ago

Scientists Worry Machines May Outsmart Man

oneirophrenos Re:I thought this was the whole point? (652 comments)

1) Let them (the stupid people) starve

They are not going to starve. If there's one thing to learn from poverty, it's that it makes people revolt and rebel. Welfare is a means with which to pacify the poor so you'll have at least some form of social order in a society where unemployment exists.

more than 5 years ago

How To Vet Clever Ideas Without Giving Them Away?

oneirophrenos Re:Friends? (539 comments)

Such individuals cease to exist once money enters the picture

more than 5 years ago

Windows 7 Hits RTM At Build 7600.16385

oneirophrenos Re:Vista (341 comments)

I have to agree. I installed Vista after purchasing a new rig with 6 GB of RAM, and installed 64-bit Vista to see it perform more than adequately. I am currently running Windows 7 RC1, and have not seen the performance increase compared to Vista that many people are proclaming; W7 is running just as smoothly as Vista was.

more than 5 years ago

Ireland Criminalizes Blasphemy

oneirophrenos Re:How is this different from "hate speech" (1376 comments)

The difference is in choice. Nobody chooses to be gay. But you choose whether you follow a religion or not. That's why the law should disallow the bashing of gays but allow the bashing of religion.

more than 5 years ago

DNA Differences Observed Between Blood and Organs

oneirophrenos Re:Chimera (85 comments)

Maybe. But then again, mutations happen in our body all the time. Sometimes they are detrimental to the cell's functioning, in which case the cell either repairs it or kills itself. Sometimes they are neoplastic, in which case the cell develops into a tumour cell and either thrives or is killed by the immune system. Sometimes the mutations don't matter much (i.e. the mutant protein functions like the original one), in which case we may see a situation where there exists different versions of genes within one individual.

more than 5 years ago


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