* Posts by Andy Jones

7 posts • joined 18 Dec 2007

'I can see dinosaurs from my back porch'

Andy Jones

@Martin Yirrell

"They [the bacteria] have since evolved in a glucose-limited medium that also contains citrate, which E. coli cannot use as a carbon source under oxic conditions."

So these E. coli do something that E. coli can't do. But they're still E. coli. But they're not. Have I divided by zero or something?

All your argument is really saying is that the decidability of wether a particular organism is or isn't a member of a certain species gets less and less well defined the closer you get towards it's genotype, which I won't argue with. I know plenty of people who can't circle their tongue: it doesn't make them any less human.

Andy Jones

@Martin Yirrel

er, evolution has been observed.

http://myxo.css.msu.edu/lenski/pdf/2008,%20PNAS,%20Blount%20et%20al.pdf

Devil dog laughs in the face of Taser

Andy Jones

If you need a definition of a dangerous dog.....

then one that keeps coming at you, even after getting 50,000 volts up the jacksie, is it.

When flash mobs go bad

Andy Jones

"It's Leeds"

Er, Bradford isn't in Leeds. You possibly mean they're in the same county?

But yeah, Leeds = Dump in my opinion. Everyone else in West Yorkshire seems to think it's a new Promised Land, though.

French Colonial Marines to get Aliens medic-datalink

Andy Jones

hmmm

Isn't the point of the battle of Trafalgar sort of that we won it though?

I'd hardly call being totally annihilated, and defeating a superior number of enemies the same thing.

Anyway, best take off and nuke the site from orbit.

It's the only way to be sure.

Brown ignores scientists and pushes pot reclassification

Andy Jones
Dead Vulture

Superb.

Now how about reclassifying alcohol to class B so I can go to work and not get glassed in the face by some p*$$&d up knuckle-dragger who thinks drinking 15 pints of Nelson and then having a fight is a good friday night out?

(I was being sarcastic, btw. It's just I smoke a lot of weed, and don't really know if you got that.)

Andy

Truth, anonymity and the Wikipedia Way

Andy Jones

Andy Jones

Anyone who uses a single source (be it a website, a journal, whatever) of information for something should be shot anyway.

Although I agree there do look to be problems with the way wikipedia operates, I think it's worse that some nuggets just look at one thing and think that's the gospel. It's like the people who only read one newspaper, 'cos it has the same opinions as they do. What's the point in that?

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