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Justin Williams
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Photos from Prague, Passau, Linz, Grein, Melk, Vienna, Bratislava, and Budapest - taken during a Danube River cruise.
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Interesting (and potentially germane to modern times) explanation for the massive social upheaval in the near east at the dawn of history.
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We need a new metaphor for what email is. It is not (and never has been) like a letter enclosed in an envelope. Instead its proper analog corollary is the postcard. When you send email data, it passes in plain text across networks owned and operated by third parties. Would anyone be surprised that a postal worker might see what's written on your postcard? So why are we surprised that a mail router has access to the contents of your email?

The only real response for someone who desires actual privacy is to use public/private key encryption. That means that the content of your messages would be scrambled and only your desired recipient would be able to unscramble it. It's not nearly as hard as most people think.
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This is the (unintended?) consequences of not taxing at levels that can sustain your government's activities.
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Nice to see that there is a middle-road between progress and the ethics of consent.
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They already sort of do that...don't think scientific and policy community is ignorant and won't do anything. The HeLa thing was heightened just due to the book publication.
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New analysis of the chronology of ancient Egypt.
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What I'd really like to see is a 3D overlay on something like Google Earth that had the time-dimension entered in. I'd love to be able to hit 'play' and watch the spread and division of humanity over the past 50000 years.

Deinekes brings up a good point in this post, though, which is to say that Haplogroup assignments for the various ethnic groups is a bit dubious. Some groups have a high concentration of one haplogroup and very little variation, while other groups have massive variation within the population structure.
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I suspect this tendency in humans is related to the same aspect of our psychology that allows us to trust experts and therefore take advantage of specialization in our societies.
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Looks like a good resource for learning more about R. 
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The letter R?
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...and this is why environmental conservation is important, people!
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  • University of Washington
    Latin; Classical Studies, 1995 - 2001
  • Inglemoor High School
    1992 - 1995
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Data Analyst, Technologist, & Soldier
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  • WA Army National Guard
    19C, Cavalry Officer, 2005 - present
    Jul 2013 - present Electronic Warfare Officer 81st ABCT Nov 2011 - Jul 2013 Commander HHT/1-303CAV Dec 2009 - Nov 2011 Executive Officer A/1-303CAV Jun 2008 - Dec 2009 Platoon Leader 1/B/1-303CAV Mar 2005 - Sep 2007 Officer Candidate B/1-205th RGT
  • University of Washington
    Senior Computer Specialist, 2002 - present
  • US Army Reserve
    88K, Watercraft Operator, 2001 - 2005
    Nov 2001 - Feb 2002 Enlistee Feb 2002 - Mar 2002 Basic Trainee 1/C/2-28 IN, Fort Jackson Mar 2002 - May 2002 AIT Transportation School, Fort Eustis May 2002 - Mar 2005 Crewman 467th TC, 385th Trans
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