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Should Patients Have the Option To Not Know Their DNA?

robertc99 insurance issue (157 comments)

What I would be worried about is what happens if your insurance company finds out.
You have health insurance, you go get the test and discover that you have a high risk of heart disease or cancer.
That knowledge is now on your medical record. Your insurance company finds out about and drops your cover.

And no other company will write you a policy at a reasonable cost because your now a high risk.

about 10 months ago

Sex Offender Claims Police Entrapped Him With Animated Emoticons

robertc99 Re:Well then (432 comments)

But the smilie winked at him. Thats clear solicitation :-).

more than 3 years ago

SpaceShipTwo Flies Free For the First Time

robertc99 Re:The ride is not worth it, yet. (164 comments)

I've always been baffled that people are prepared to pay this kind of money for 5 minutes of weightlessness. I might pay $2000 for this flight. But $200k, never. For $200k I'd expect a week in orbit. Plus a chance to join the 100 mile high club :-).

more than 4 years ago

Anti-Cancer Agent Stops Metastasis In Its Tracks

robertc99 Re:Dear Scientists and Researchers (269 comments)

You don't sell your research to Nature. You submit it for publication and are overjoyed if they accept it. Nature is the most prestigious publication in the field of biology bar none.
But as far as I know, theres nothing stopping you from putting it up on your web site as well or submitting it in publication in other journals.

So it being published in Nature doesnt stop it from being publically available. Its just that the other copies might be harder to find..

more than 4 years ago

Researchers to Transform Airborne CO2 Into Fuel

robertc99 Umm, not really news. (2 comments)

Trees have been converting airborne CO2 into fuel for about a million years..

more than 4 years ago

First Graphics Game Written On/For a 16-Bit Home PC

robertc99 Re:Ran on VAX too (159 comments)

I suspect the game your thinking of was "warp" written by Larry Wall. It definitely had tholians spinning a web around you. This game is hand coded in assembler for a very specific machine architecture. Theres no way it ran on a Vax.

more than 5 years ago


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