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Cell Transplant Allows Paralyzed Man To Walk

qbast Re:Is the article overstating or understanding? (123 comments)

I think it is referring different cases - initial trial involving three patients while not successful at least showed that treatment is safe. New attempt on Mr. Fidyka went much better.

7 hours ago
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Cell Transplant Allows Paralyzed Man To Walk

qbast Inaccurate (123 comments)

Operation was performed in Poland by team led by Dr Tabakow. Professor Raisman developed his method enough to perform test on rats.From TFA: "In 2005, Prof Raisman was approached by a Polish neurosurgeon who had begun researching how to apply the technique in humans. Dr Tabakow carried out an initial trial involving three paralysed patients who each had a small amount of OECs injected in their damaged spinal cords."

8 hours ago
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Google Changes 'To Fight Piracy' By Highlighting Legal Sites

qbast Great idea (150 comments)

Most people are already conditioned to not even notice adverts. So pulling 'legal sites' from normal results (where they would be close to top anyway) to advert box will have exactly the opposite result.

yesterday
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In UK, Internet Trolls Could Face Two Years In Jail

qbast Re:F the UK (481 comments)

Third path is very nuanced - how much is 'distress'? Do you have right to force everybody to be nice to you?

yesterday
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In UK, Internet Trolls Could Face Two Years In Jail

qbast Re: F the UK (481 comments)

USA is on another damn continent - why the hell should they care? Russia was in league with Hitler and one of the aggressors since 17th of September 1939r, so why would the go against their "friends"? They turned against Germany only when Hitler decided that shared ownership of Europe is not good enough. There is very good reason to blame France and UK - since 01.09.1939 most of German army was tied down in Poland and only token forces were defending from west. France and UK had golden opportunity to crush Nazis quickly and with minimal losses. Well, they paid dearly for their cowardice in the end.

yesterday
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Microsoft Gearing Up To Release a Smartwatch of Its Own

qbast Re:Funny but Microsoft is the most open ecosystem. (166 comments)

Provide drivers for new operating systems? Which ones? I somehow don't see any hw manufacturer committing to provide drivers for any weird linux distro in next 5 years. Unless you would want this law written so they only have to do it for new versions if Windows and possibly Mac OSX. That would be received well on Slashdot.

yesterday
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The Woman Who Should Have Been the First Female Astronaut

qbast Re:"female" (198 comments)

Any psychologist would have field day with Freud.

yesterday
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The Woman Who Should Have Been the First Female Astronaut

qbast Re:All about perception (198 comments)

It was widely known that physiologically and psychologically a woman is better suited for space flights

Careful, you are contradicting PC axiom that men and women are equal in all things, including any psychological predispositions.

2 days ago
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ISPs Violating Net Neutrality To Block Encryption

qbast Re:this could be solved by defining "internet acce (149 comments)

When I was administrator in small ISP (about 100 customers) we solved that by monitoring rate of outgoing connections to port 25. Too many connections in 10 minutes - start blocking and call the customer to confirm if this is legit. If yes (happened exactly one time) customer got whitelisted, otherwise we would send somebody to help them with antivirus setup and cleaning up their machine. We also had transparent Squid http cache - not mandatory, but since traffic from cache was delivered at full LAN speed, almost everybody wanted it. The point is that it is possible to take care of the network without treating customers like irritating pests, it just needs a little extra effort.

about a week ago
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Flight Attendants Want Stricter Gadget Rules Reinstated

qbast Re:They worry too much (405 comments)

I am sure there will be at least one idiot who instead of running will try to post cool picture of flaming aircraft to facebook.

about a week ago
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Four Dutch Uberpop Taxi Drivers Arrested, Fined

qbast Re:Biased summary (280 comments)

No society based on consent can *enforce* laws a significant portion of Slashdot readers disagrees without commensurate erosion of state legitimacy or otherwise moving of needle from "consent" toward "force".

FTFY. Slashdot-dwelling Randbots are against it, not Dutch public.

about a week ago
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Apple Faces Large Penalties In EU Tax Probe

qbast Re:No because it is Apple (120 comments)

Yes, of course. European Commission has 'Linux has failed envy' and that's why they are unjustly punishing Apple. You may get '-18 flamebait' soon but only because there is no '-18 retarded cultist'

about three weeks ago
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Apple Faces Large Penalties In EU Tax Probe

qbast Takes two to tango (120 comments)

So if deal between Apple and Ireland was illegal, shouldn't Ireland be fined as well?

about three weeks ago
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Irish Girls Win Google Science Fair With Astonishing Crop Yield Breakthrough

qbast Re:Another side effect (308 comments)

To hell with meth ingredients, even reducing amount of fertilizers washed into groundwater would be great thing.

about a month ago
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Irish Girls Win Google Science Fair With Astonishing Crop Yield Breakthrough

qbast Re:Hardly a breakthrough (308 comments)

But not for barley or oats. Using process that worked for one thing to improve another is a progress. If they found new commercially viable (or at least promising) process, then it is potentially a breakthrough.

about a month ago
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Irish Girls Win Google Science Fair With Astonishing Crop Yield Breakthrough

qbast Re:Frankenfood (308 comments)

They are replicating completely natural process, so I doubt it.

about a month ago
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Irish Girls Win Google Science Fair With Astonishing Crop Yield Breakthrough

qbast Slashdot grew up? (308 comments)

So many comments and no remarks on girls' looks, stupid 'kitchen' jokes, etc. yet? Trolls are asleep or Slashdot has finally grown up?

about a month ago
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Apple's "Warrant Canary" Has Died

qbast Re:Not Coincidence, it's the point (236 comments)

Problem of important people getting upset could be solved by quiet warning to short the stock. As for hipster riots? I would pay to see this - it would be pure comedy gold.

about a month ago

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