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Medical Milestone: Scientists Reset Human Stem Cells

sjames Re:Replacement Organs (74 comments)

I appreciate the offer, but I'm really not qualified. My interest is of the avid armchair variety. As I understand it, the dialysate is the key to making it work. Previous experiments achieved some removal of urea but it wasn't adequate or it caused electrolyte imbalances. In all forms of dialysis, it's something that could easily be mixed up at home but for the requirement of a sterile solution for hemo or peritoneal dialysis.

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Schizophrenia Is Not a Single Disease

sjames Re:DNA? (206 comments)

Waiting to put on a black shirt?

Who is first on your extermination list?

yesterday
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Navy Guilty of Illegally Broad Online Searches: Child Porn Conviction Overturned

sjames Re:Branches (284 comments)

If the civilian police could do the search, then they probably should have.

If the search was done on-duty, it used military resources and so should not be reported.

2 days ago
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Technological Solution For Texting While Driving Struggles For Traction

sjames Re:A solution in search of a problem... (324 comments)

You'd be surprised how much use can be made of 30 minutes of information. Also, in the absence of an accident, the information you mentioned cannot determine if anyone was actually put at risk. Practically no car has GPS connected with control positions and few record 30 minutes.

Will legacy cars have an automatic out since the recorded information won't be there?

How about if the black box malfunctions or "malfunctions"

2 days ago
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Medical Milestone: Scientists Reset Human Stem Cells

sjames Re:Replacement Organs (74 comments)

Interestingly, your brief description of the method was enough to google up a heap of research on Google.

Since you said non-sterile and mentioned surgery, I'll guess this is isolated intestinal loop dialysis?

What was the improvement?

2 days ago
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Medical Milestone: Scientists Reset Human Stem Cells

sjames Re:Replacement Organs (74 comments)

So it's public domain, used by thousands but you can't say what it is and I couldn't possibly read about it? Not even a little hint?

Is it in Dan Brown's next novel by chance? You realize you make the whole thread sound like 'beef by-products', yes?

2 days ago
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Navy Guilty of Illegally Broad Online Searches: Child Porn Conviction Overturned

sjames Re:You have all been trained to accept this as nor (284 comments)

In this case, it is a violation of the Posse Comitatus Act (look up a few posts). That act is what keeps the military from doing civilian law enforcement. It ran afoul of it because an NCIS agent did a search on civilians.

The perp isn't terribly sympathetic in this case but the act is very important and calls for strict protection.

2 days ago
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Technological Solution For Texting While Driving Struggles For Traction

sjames Re:A solution in search of a problem... (324 comments)

You're going to need a much more expensive black box to log enough to make the results unambiguous. They'll have to log enough information to make them prime targets for warrant-less searches for non-safety purposes.

2 days ago
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High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

sjames Re:Great one more fail (581 comments)

The crazy prison population comes mainly from non-violent drug offenses.

2 days ago
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Technological Solution For Texting While Driving Struggles For Traction

sjames Re:10 and 2 is for older cars (324 comments)

Or they could quit designing cars to deliver the contents of the engine compartment to your lap.

2 days ago
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Technological Solution For Texting While Driving Struggles For Traction

sjames Re:A solution in search of a problem... (324 comments)

First, your 'freebie' is ruinous to some people (we're talking living in a shelter losing the kids sort of ruinous). The second is ruinous to nearly anyone.

So don't do it, you say. Fine as soon as cops start only writing fair and just tickets without quotas AND as soon as traffic court runs the kangaroos out and takes the right to a fair trial seriously.

Until; those very unlikely things happen, perhaps a court ordered technological solution with NO fine is more appropriate.

2 days ago
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NSA Metadata Collection Gets 90-Day Extension

sjames Re:Fucking Government doesn't care about US (73 comments)

No extension is needed at all if we had reasonable people in government (I know, belly laugh time) especially in the courts (OK, I'll stop before you break a rib).

2 days ago
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Medical Milestone: Scientists Reset Human Stem Cells

sjames Re:Replacement Organs (74 comments)

So it was, in fact, developed by a non-capitalist system? Can you give me the title of the publication, I'd like to look it up.

3 days ago
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Medical Milestone: Scientists Reset Human Stem Cells

sjames Re:Replacement Organs (74 comments)

I would need to know more about the non-profit (they're not all the same). Why not donate the idea to the public domain and publish the whole thing?

3 days ago
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Medical Milestone: Scientists Reset Human Stem Cells

sjames Re:Replacement Organs (74 comments)

(On a related side note, I worked on a non-sterile dialysis system that was so cheap, we couldn't figure out how to make money from it. A few hundred bucks a year, could be done at home, 0% risk of infection. We donated the research and $100k to a research hospital.)

That sounds like a very good reason not to leave healthcare to capitalism. Truly a case of defeat snatched from the jaws of victory.

3 days ago
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Top EU Court: Libraries Can Digitize Books Without Publishers' Permission

sjames Re:Well now. (102 comments)

The library could offer VNC/RDP sessions to designated book reading machines.

3 days ago
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City of Turin To Switch From Windows To Linux and Save 6M Euros

sjames Re:... and back again. (245 comments)

That hasn't been true for a very long time.

3 days ago
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City of Turin To Switch From Windows To Linux and Save 6M Euros

sjames Re:... and back again. (245 comments)

Nobody's complaining about moving the cheese. They just figure that as long as it's moving anyway, the kitchen will be a better place than the toilet.

3 days ago
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If Tesla Can Run Its Gigafactory On 100% Renewables, Why Can't Others?

sjames Re:Expense (439 comments)

Everyone else's salary is a pittance next to the CEO's, but that doesn't seem to get the generosity going for them, why should it for the CEO?

There are any number of CEOs they could bring in from Europe and Asia who are accustomed to working for a tenth the price.

4 days ago
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If Tesla Can Run Its Gigafactory On 100% Renewables, Why Can't Others?

sjames Re:Not just Reno (439 comments)

That's one of the advantages for those who went solar, the price spikes won't hit them very hard if at all.

4 days ago

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