Re: "Is there an industry with an abundance of this stuff as a waste by-product or something?"
Please point out where in this story the source of the bacterium/biolixivant is an abundant industrial waste-product.
Then wind your neck in.
26 posts • joined 10 Aug 2012
There are any number of widely available and cheap organic acids available industrially so why not simply use one of these. Alternatively, as they showed that Sulphuric (yes that's the "correct" spelling in this old British head!) was superior (and presumably any other readily available mineral acid would be too) - sooo what's the story here? They used spent growth medium, so presumably again this isn't a bacterium that can be grown on on the phospho-gypsum so nowt special about it.
Is there an industry with an abundance of this stuff as a waste by-product or something?
I'm guessing it's relative risk (like most of these "Twitter gives you cancer"* stories) coz it sounds scarier.
Eg 1 in a million to 2 in a million is twice as likely or a 100% increase in risk in scary tabloid headline (relative risk) stylee but still (absolutely) quite unlikely.
Of course if the absolute risk is 1:2 then you probably don't want to double it.
*It really does by at least 100%
It's all very well saying kill Flash NOW!!! HTML5, HTML5, HTML5.....
But a LOT of people (just Google it) have terrible performance issues with it, especially under Firefox and Flash just gives a better user experience in these cases.
As for YT forcing 60FPS on HD content, well... Yes I know there are addons and user-side scripts to deal with it but even so.
Hi, I recently received a spam email (ostensibly from a friend, but it wasn't) the form of which I hadn't seen before and I'm trying to find out what the implications are for my freinds security.
My friend has a yahoo email addy that she's used for donkey's years and I got an email from an address where the bit for before the @ was correct but the segment following the @ was completely bogus.
The display names for the sender <her> and recipient <me> were correct.
Sent from my iPhone
So the spammer clearly had access to her contact list and knew the form of her email address (but presumably that hasn't been compromised as it wasn't actually sent from there and she can still login to that address without issue).
I got her to change her a/c password JIC but am not sure how/where she's been compromised. She has access to various windows pc's an android phone and an iPad (second-hand). I think she registered with facebook with this yahoo email, but I'm not clear if she shares much info with them (i.e. like her contacts).
Should she be worried?
Eat *saturated* fat which has the neat benefit of being nearly wholly protective against liver damage caused by....alcohol.
How do researchers shag rodent livers for study? why give them a high fat diet made of some crummy polyunsaturated fat(s) or hydrogenated veg oil, no alcohol required.
Of course drinking alcohol AND eating lots of "Heart healthy" vegetable oils will do the trick nicely in humans too.
Polyunsaturated vegetable fats. Just say NO.
I "fondly" recall the utterly un-holy noise Starfighters make after attending the Leicester (Stoughton) air-display in probably the late seventies.
The crowd were primed to look out for two (RCAF I think) Starfighters coming from a particular direction and the announcer was saying can you see them yet? when without any warning and from directly behind the crowd at very low level the two blasted overhead. The noise was biblical, people screamed, some actually fell over with shock or dropped to their knees hands over ears, children were crying it was pandemonium.
I loved aircraft at the time but that scared me just a little. I can still feel my spleen shaking from the sheer sound pressure when I recall it.
Wouldn't be allowed today of course.
A bit OT so apologies...
I run an external monitor from a laptop connected through the HDMI port and I get regular "black screens" as I call them where the monitor goes completely blank for a second or two then the image returns. I can go hours without it happening then it might happen three or four times in the space of a few minutes. It's very annoying particularly when watching video.
This doesn't happen when the same monitor is connected through VGA but I'm limited on resolution then of course.
It's not a power-thing i.e. the monitor isn't going to standby and back or some such.
A quick Google suggests this isn't that uncommon but people usually get told it's a dodgy driver or card etc but the problem never seems to get resolved.
I'm of a mind that it might be the DRM related hand-shaking between the monitor and lappy (i.e this fails for some reason and the signal is cut) but I doubt there's a fix for that.
Also if the laptop goes to sleep it takes ages for the monitor to respond after it wakes up again, not so on VGA again.
Any experts in Register land that might have a solution or at least a handle on what the issue is?
Both the lappy and monitor are Acer btw (cue the never buy acer again.....talk)
...I would spend hours in Comet just looking around them and wanting one so badly. Finally got myself a a FX360P with two-line display and a large library of in-built progs some of which were very esoteric but quite a number were also very useful so not a total gimmick - plus you got an inch thick manual documenting it all beautifully.
The BASIC was, well basic and the computer itself laughably slow if you had any loops, but I played it with it for hours and used it for serious stuff too so not all bad.
Still have it and it still looks good to my eye. Only downside is that you had to remember to replace the back-up battery before the mains got too flat or you lost everything - I balked at the cost of the interface that would allow saving to tape - it was more than the fx IIRC :-O
I used to work with a French chap who was relatively new to speaking English as a primary language and he could say any tongue-twister you threw at him perfectly without any difficulty.
I wonder if it's the way we learn our language naturally from birth that pre-disposes us to find combinations of phonetically similar words tricky?.
This guy was also a bit of a sportsman, football, rugby (played for the national under 21's or somesuch) etc and was quite proud of it so we thought joing our cricket team would deflate his gallic superiority a bit. He had none of that, took to it instantaneously like a pro and was soon our best batsman/bowler.
You'd hate him for it except for the fact that he was a top bloke as well....didn't even give us that pleasure the b*****d!
As soon as the ink was dry on the transfer of the business they put up BB only subs by 11.5%
I'm on 20Mb as haven't got nor want their useless "super" hub.
They will never persuade me to take a package (I once asked about the phone, they said I needed a BT line !!)
Can't get fibre from BT yet but the projected speeds look good. Might go to a purely mobile solution if I can't go through the hateful haggling process with VM.
Goodbye subscriber time methinks. :-/
If that vid was narrated I can imagine some thick syrupy soothing narrator voice saying "Watch how the gondola detaches from the balloon and gently wafts back to the surface..."
What, we didn't accurately portray the gravity powered screaming plunge of terror? Oops..
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