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Tox, a Skype Replacement Built On 'Privacy First'

rbrandis Re:it's a great idea with one major flaw (174 comments)

Only problem with that is the phones as always connected (unless off or in airplane mode), and ready to be hacked themselves.

about 5 months ago

Fasting Triggers Stem Cell Regeneration of Damaged, Old Immune System

rbrandis Water. (148 comments)

Does fasting omit the consumption of water?

about 8 months ago

International Challenge To Computationally Interpret Protein Function

rbrandis TED Talk: Understanding cancer through proteomics (59 comments)

This TED.com talk by Danny Hillis is informative on this topic, http://www.ted.com/talks/danny_hillis_two_frontiers_of_cancer_treatment.html "Danny Hills makes a case for the next frontier of cancer research: proteomics, the study of proteins in the body. As Hillis explains it, genomics shows us a list of the ingredients of the body -- while proteomics shows us what those ingredients produce. Understanding what's going on in your body at the protein level may lead to a new understanding of how cancer happens."

about 2 years ago

Google Is Planning To Penalize Overly Optimized Sites

rbrandis Ad Revenue (299 comments)

This is not the first time Google has made such efforts. I believe in the SEO industry this is referred to as "Google Dance". I think this is an effort to protect their pay-per-click advertising revenue.

more than 2 years ago

Could Apple Kill Off Mac OS X?

rbrandis Windows 8 (577 comments)

Is this not similar to what Microsoft is doing with Windows 8?

more than 3 years ago

Help Me Get My Math Back?

rbrandis Calculus Made Easy (467 comments)

What about Calculus Made Easy? "What one fool can do, another can". It was good enought to get Richard Feynman started.

more than 4 years ago

Mythbusters to Test Cockroach Radiation Myth

rbrandis Obligatory (573 comments)

I, for one, welcome our irradiated cockroach overlords.

more than 7 years ago



'MythBusters' drop Kari Byron, Grant Imahara, Tory Belleci

rbrandis rbrandis writes  |  about 5 months ago

rbrandis (735555) writes "In a video announcement Thursday on Discovery Channel, "MythBusters" hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman revealed that longtime co-hosts and fan favorites Kari Byron, Grant Imahara, and Tory Belleci are no longer on the show.

"This next season we're going back to our origins with just Adam and me," Hyneman said in the video, which explained that the change took hold as of the season's last episode on August 21."

Amateur Astronomers Reboot 36-Year-Old ISEE-3 Spacecraft

rbrandis rbrandis writes  |  about 8 months ago

rbrandis (735555) writes "An ambitious project to resuscitate an abandoned spacecraft finally met with success Thursday as amateur astro-engineers took control of the International Sun-Earth Explorer — originally launched in 1978.

"We are now in command of the ISEE-3 spacecraft," read the title of Thursday's online post at Space College, the name of the crowdfunded team attempting to make contact.

"Over the coming days and weeks our team will make an assessment of the spacecraft's overall health and refine the techniques required to fire its engines and bring it back to an orbit near Earth," continued the post, authored by Keith Cowing, the project's webmaster."

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U.S. officials announced plans relinquish control of ICANN

rbrandis rbrandis writes  |  about 10 months ago

rbrandis (735555) writes "U.S. officials announced plans Friday to relinquish federal government control over the administration of the Internet, a move likely to please international critics but alarm some business leaders and others who rely on smooth functioning of the Web.

Pressure to let go of the final vestiges of U.S. authority over the system of Web addresses and domain names that organize the Internet has been building for more than a decade and was supercharged by the backlash to revelations about National Security Agency surveillance last year."

Risk of supervolcano eruption big enough to 'affect the world' far greater than

rbrandis rbrandis writes  |  1 year,18 days

rbrandis (735555) writes "The eruption of a “supervolcano” hundreds of times more powerful than conventional volcanoes – with the potential to wipe out civilisation as we know it – is more likely than previously thought, a study has found. An analysis of the molten rock within the dormant supervolcano beneath Yellowstone National Park in the United States has revealed that an eruption is possible without any external trigger, scientists said."
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Google looks to cut funds to illegal sites

rbrandis rbrandis writes  |  about 2 years ago

rbrandis (735555) writes "Google is in discussions with payment companies including Visa, Mastercard and PayPal to put illegal download websites out of existence by cutting off their funding. If Google goes ahead with the radical move, it would not mark the first time that illegal websites have been diminished or driven out of business by having a block put on their source of cash."
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Are You Ready For the Tech Apocalypse?

rbrandis rbrandis writes  |  more than 2 years ago

rbrandis (735555) writes "The convergence of four forces — social, mobile, the cloud and information — is about to turn the world we know topsy-turvy, according to the analysts at Gartner, a technology research company. Gartner calls this the Nexus of Forces. But for business owners and IT professionals, it may look more like the four horseman of the tech apocalypse saddling up.

This mashup, which Gartner says is a byproduct of the consumerization of information technology (IT), is revolutionizing business and society, disrupting old business models and creating new leaders. In fact, it's the basis of the technology platform of the future"

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Salt water as a fuel.

rbrandis rbrandis writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Quantum Logic writes "Cancer researcher John Kanzius while trying to desalinate seawater with a radio-frequency generator he developed to treat cancer has accidentally discovered a way to burn salt water. The radio frequencies act to weaken the bonds between the elements that make up salt water, releasing the hydrogen. Once ignited, the hydrogen will burn as long as it is exposed to the frequencies."


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