* Posts by Mermite

5 posts • joined 1 Jan 2012

Cure IT ills with a holistic approach to management


Not only in-house

I think I've heard tales of God himself coming to Earth to see the people. Such degradation would of course be too much to ask of the IT managers.

Plastic that SELF-REPAIRS using light unleashed by prof



No more caps or bridges. Just that red-tinted brilliantly white smile.

IT guy answers daughter's Facebook rant by shooting her laptop


One possible bailout for the father

It could have been a joke. A nasty one - granted - but the joke would be on the father himself.

I hope so for both involved.

There is no evidence from the video that the laptop was intact. The father repeated himself. If it were me, those repetitions would have been clues to the video watchers that I was joking.

Anyway, it's a reminder that nothing on the Web can be regarded as secret.

Phages: The powerful new bio-ammo in superbug war

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If you try to reproduce it in a living animal by treating MRSA infections with a bacteriophage found effective in a bacterial culture, I suppose you are in for an unpleasant surprise.

Every 10 years or so some bright guy rediscovers bacteriophages, and then the interest fades.

(Tissue penetration. Nonspecific binding. Antibodies. Phagocytosis.) Solving the practical problems associated with clinical use requires a lot more than rediscovering textbook microbiology.

Next-generation materials for post-Christmas repairs: Reg investigates


Ethyl acetate


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