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To prepare for a coronal mass ejection, I ...

rla3rd Cornal Mass Ejection - BBQ Aftermath (151 comments)

I envision a cornal mass ejection to imply having consumed massive quantities of beer and eaten mass quantities of corn while shooting off my guns all night long at a barbeque. Come the next day I'd need lots of TP for the corn shits and water to nurse the hangover.

about 5 months ago

My degree of colorblindness:

rla3rd Re:I am not colorblind (267 comments)

Hate to tell you. The need for reading glasses starts in your 40s. Ask any one of us old geezers. Just wait until that part of your vision starts to go to hell as well.

about 6 months ago

The World's Best Living Programmers

rla3rd missing from the list (285 comments)

In no particular order

Steven Bourne
Larry Wall
Guido van Rossum
Yukihiro Matsumoto
John Chambers

about 7 months ago

SEC Chair On HFT: 'The Markets Are Not Rigged'

rla3rd Terminology (303 comments)

I used to work as a trader for a major wall street firm. Slight correction in the terminology. If you are bidding the stock you are a buyer, If you are offering the stock you are a seller, regardless if the price you want to buy/sell at is on the bid or ask. If the bid/ask is $1.00/$1.01 and you offer $1.01, you are offering to sell at $1.01, and become part of the offered volume at $1.01. I know, I know, I sound like a bit of a prick pointing out the nuances. But you'd be in for a world of trouble in a pit or on a phone order offering a ton of stock if you were a buyer.

about 9 months ago

Ask Slashdot: What Software Can You Not Live Without?

rla3rd I can live without all of it (531 comments)

Things I can't live without: Air, Food, Water, Shelter

about a year ago

Valve Announces Steam Controller

rla3rd Re:Reminds me of the Intellivision controller (317 comments)

My neighbor had one, I played it while over his house regularly, hated the controller. Only thing worse was the NES controller. Games were still fun though.

about a year ago

Cell Phone Powered By Urine

rla3rd Re:So shit tech then (88 comments)

I think your talking the wrong side. Its a charger powered by urine, not feces.

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: Interviewing Your Boss?

rla3rd Who's the boss? (219 comments)

Ask him who's the boss? If he says you, give him a big thumbs up!

more than 2 years ago

Google Launches Endangered Languages Project

rla3rd Let Them Die (194 comments)

I look forward to eating Soylent Green in our dying world monoculture!

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Why Aren't You Running KDE?

rla3rd MATE Fork (818 comments)

Why bother learning something new? I just switched to the Gnome 2 MATE fork.

more than 2 years ago



Is the XMRV retrovirus a cause for Autism?

rla3rd rla3rd writes  |  more than 5 years ago

rla3rd (596810) writes "Last week, researchers from the University of Nevada, the National Cancer Institute and The Cleveland Clinic announced the startling discovery of antibodies to a little known retrovirus in 95% of patients with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), a debilitating neuro-immune disease impacting more than a million people in the United States.

Apparently, the CFS findings have impressed the scientific community. "We presented these data three times: Twice at closed conferences at the NIH, and one at an international meeting a few weeks ago, and you could hear a pin drop in the audience — it's amazement" Mikovits said. "The scientists are excited, everyone is working on it, so we know we are going to get a lot of help. It's just amazement, it's an entirely new field of medicine and everyone who's ever worked in this family of viruses is, now that we've shown it's a human pathogen, is extremely excited."

Dr. Mikovits, director of the Whittemore Peterson Institute for Neuro-Immune Disease explained to a television news program in Nevada, "It is not in the paper and not reported, but we have actually done some of these studies (in ASD children) and found the virus in a significant number of samples that we have tested for. It could be linked to a number of neuro-immune diseases, including autism.

Researchers tested blood samples from a "small group of children" with autism and found that 40% of them were positive for XMRV, according to a statement from the Nevada Commission on Autism Spectrum Disorders. More testing is underway which, the Commission said, "could dramatically increase that 40% positive finding."

Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-kirby/is-autism-associated-with_b_316986.html"

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DHS Finds Security Flaws in 180 OSS Projects

rla3rd rla3rd writes  |  about 7 years ago

rla3rd (596810) writes "A US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) bug-fixing scheme has uncovered an average of one security glitch per 1,000 lines of code in 180 widely used open source software projects.

The program, called the Open Source Hardening Project, is sponsored by the DHS and carried out by Coverity and Stanford University. Launched in March 2006, the US$300,000 project was initially launched to review the code of 180 open source software projects frequently used by developers of government websites and application developers."

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Scientists link Autism to Digestive System

rla3rd rla3rd writes  |  more than 6 years ago

rla3rd (596810) writes "Compounds produced in the digestive system have been linked to autistic-type behaviour in laboratory settings, potentially demonstrating that what autistic children eat can alter their brain function, say scientists from the University of Western Ontario."
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