Or more specifically why I'm seeing firefox eating 100% cpu running JS from http://tpc.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-2/html/container.html/n=1#xpc=sf-gdb-exp-1&p=<enter URL here>
I've seen this on theregister, mysupermarket and a few others hours after I've closed the page.
Very interesting 25 minute keynote talk by Craig Venter at a recent DARPA session. Informal and engaging, Venter weaves through the recent history, current status, and future directions of DNA sequencing, genomics, and synthetic biology.
You'll be surprised at the current capabilities of a very few organisations building out the edges of what is possible. Recall Gibson: The future is already here, it's just not evenly distributed yet and project volumes, cost reduction, miniaturisation, maturation, and decentralisation.
One of a number of highlights includes a working device able to read a specification and print out on demand DNA, RNA, proteins, etc, and which they have tried to wrap in security to prevent "printing" ebola for example. But this device already exists; it's only a matter of when, not if, you'll have a device in your home able to program and synthesise novel living systems, vaccines, and biomolecules.
#syntheticbiology #craigventer #genomics
I'd been using KDE4 for a few years now, probably since the end of Gnome2, and was pretty happy with it, but KDE5 just isn't solid yet. No big crashers or anything, just lots of smaller things that don't work reliably, and reporting bugs on KDE4 just hit /dev/null and it's fallen out of the latest version of distros because it's not co-installable with KDE5.
I am at least really happy that XFCE saw its first major release in three years recently, though!
What I got out of it was pretty good, although after overnight in the freezer it was still a solid unscoopable chunk - I'm thinking running it a bit longer in the machine might be better since it was still a little watery.
As for the Cuisinart machine:
Plus sides: Feels sturdily built, 5 year guarantee, easy to clean.
Downside: Pretty minimal manual, it's only choices are the length of the timer, and a choice of two paddles. I don't think it likes small mixes (I had an ice ridge form and the paddle stop - not that it did anything about it, no settings for anything).
(KDE5 on f21 thought it was on UTC)
(I'm going to go the Manchester print works 6pm tomorrow)
The company they reference still seems to be registered at the university, so it seems unlikely it's anywhere near commercialisation.
Someone on /. found http://www.nature.com/nmat/journal/v14/n3/full/nmat4205.html#close as the most likely thing they're actually talking about.
Still, I hope I'm wrong and we'll be buying 10% more efficient LED lightbulbs by the end of the year.
The bits they have highlighted are that:
1) They did an operation that hadn't been performed for 6 years - removal of a bank from the system.
2) That wasn't tested much
3) They didn't have a test system to work with.
4) There was a contingency system designed for major outages (e.g. loss of both data centres) but it generally wasn't realised how painful switching to it would be (because they didn't know how long it would to take to switch back and because it wasn't as resilient as the main one).
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