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Re: Science!

Postby Mongrel » Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:16 pm

Well, if you consider "protection" to be a kind of payment.

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Don't be evil!
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Re: Science!

Postby Grath » Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:05 am

Mongrel wrote:Well, if you consider "protection" to be a kind of payment.

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Don't be evil!

I'm not saying "work for us for free or we'll run you over with a self-driving car". That's something Mongrel totally made up.

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Re: Science!

Postby Brentai » Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:38 pm

You're also funding the captcha service in itself, which is pretty valuable for all those websites that don't have an income stream but do have a justifiable need for offsite captcha.

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Re: Science!

Postby Mongrel » Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:51 pm

Globe: It's turning out that we are all mutants

Based on initial results, almost everyone's genetic code is riddled with errors, from small "typos" to whole "paragraphs" gone wrong, many of which should kill us or cause severe diseases - yet, almost inexplicably, they don't.

That said, this Canadian project is only the first to yield results. The volunteers were self-selecting due to the high risks and personal cost to volunteer, and are almost all white adults working in health care (some of whom are actually project members). As the article mentions, much larger and more ambitious projects are under way in other countries so we shall see what sort of results we get across larger, more diverse populations.
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