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In Topic: Biology is beautiful

Today, 05:03 AM

Here's a fun little fact. Up until 2003, it took about 15 years and $2.700.000.000 (2.7 billion) to sequence the entire human genome.

In 2014, this process takes about a day and costs $1000.

In 2018, through new techniques that already exist but are not yet available for commercial use, one can "purchase" a genome sequencing for $100. It takes no more than an hour.

 

Don't jump the gun, though. Rumour has it that your genome will also be stored and, sooner or later, it will find its way to insurance companies.

We all know where that might lead to  :unsure:


In Topic: Imagine! An ‘alternative internet’ not ‘completely in the hands of Facebo...

05 December 2017 - 10:12 PM

"Not buying" services like that is really bad for people who need a decent internet speed and work from home. 

I was talking about the net neutrality modalities. Obviously you don't subscribe to things like netflix if you work from home and want to save the money.


In Topic: Imagine! An ‘alternative internet’ not ‘completely in the hands of Facebo...

05 December 2017 - 02:32 PM

http://www.computerw...nothing-to-fear

Or short: big data use is really dangerous in authoritarian states and any state can become an authoritarian one some day.

 

We'll cross that bridge when we get there. How isolated would we have to live in the digital age if we want to protect ourselves from "a possible thread in the future"?

Sounds like a method to keep people on edge needlessly. Even if it were, in fact, so.


In Topic: Biology is beautiful

02 December 2017 - 03:09 AM

Here's a kinesin protein carrying cargo to some other part of the cell, using a microtubule as "tracks" to walk upon.

It looks just like a little guy walking!

 


In Topic: Chromebooks finally get a free version of Microsoft Office

27 November 2017 - 07:11 AM

Shrug. I got an 2007 Blue Edition. Free office on infinite devices for life =P