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(LA Times)   Downloadable insulin and vaccines, teleportation of extra-terrestrial lifeforms, terra-forming with cyanobateria... this man has big dreams   (latimes.com) divider line 16
    More: Interesting, Craig Venter, Martians, Mojave, visual field test, Cyanobacteria, insulin, Mars Exploration, Chris McKay  
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2013-11-24 03:47:41 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-11-24 03:52:02 PM  
Venter is an abrasive asshole, maybe, but an inventive and creative guy, certainly. I hope his synthetic gas project in Utah works out, as it looks to be a better bet than corn based ethanol.
 
2013-11-24 05:03:54 PM  
When I first saw the name Venter I read it as Venture.
 
2013-11-24 05:09:15 PM  
Downloading and then printing a product that extends people's lives?  Wait, wait did anyone else just hear that?  It sounded like a pin getting heated to the point of popping.
 
2013-11-24 05:19:56 PM  

BumpInTheNight: Downloading and then printing a product that extends people's lives?  Wait, wait did anyone else just hear that?  It sounded like a pin getting heated to the point of popping.


Did you just call Quantum Apostrophe a pinhead?!?
 
2013-11-24 05:40:32 PM  

BumpInTheNight: Downloading and then printing a product that extends people's lives?  Wait, wait did anyone else just hear that?  It sounded like a pin getting heated to the point of popping.


Wake me when this gets to the point of even a rendering, not just a throw-away comment from a loon.

This article is so full of hype and ventilating nerdery it's back to bed for me.
 
2013-11-24 06:56:03 PM  
The answer isn't "c" this time?
 
2013-11-24 07:23:41 PM  
Downloadable insulin? Isn't that NOT CURING DIABETES!
 
2013-11-24 07:59:11 PM  
Its difficult to see where DNA could be analyzed on Mars unless we had already infected it with our microbes. Its rather annoying that ppl are using exobiology funding to fund DNA sequencing projects, its not likely that would be at all useful on mars.
 
2013-11-24 09:27:21 PM  
And then a flood of plz seed requests for boner pills brings the pirate bay down
 
2013-11-24 10:05:27 PM  

Animatronik: Its difficult to see where DNA could be analyzed on Mars unless we had already infected it with our microbes. Its rather annoying that ppl are using exobiology funding to fund DNA sequencing projects, its not likely that would be at all useful on mars.


Do you have any evidence that life uses something other then DNA? Plus there have always been a few who think that microbes could get smacked from one planet to another since certain ones could make such a journey and be theoretically viable.

There is no evidence that life on earth originated anywhere else but certain diatoms in certain rocks could indicate Hadean era life. Mars back then was as habitable and a lot of matter was being knocked around the system.
 
2013-11-24 11:03:44 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: BumpInTheNight: Downloading and then printing a product that extends people's lives?  Wait, wait did anyone else just hear that?  It sounded like a pin getting heated to the point of popping.

Wake me when this gets to the point of even a rendering, not just a throw-away comment from a loon.

This article is so full of hype and ventilating nerdery it's back to bed for me.


What's the hype and ventilating nerdery? The idea of analyzing DNA, or the idea of synthesizing it? The odds of water-bearing planets? The fact that his motorcycle wouldn't start?

Not one of these things seem strange. The motorcycle was a BMW, after all.
 
2013-11-25 12:12:14 AM  
Venter, a devout atheist, dismisses the criticism from both factions.
"We're creating new life," Venter said. "Is that creating life? I'm not sure I really care. It's a semantic argument."

I love this farking guy.
 
2013-11-25 01:19:57 AM  

Lanadapter: And then a flood of plz seed requests for boner pills brings the pirate bay down


If it's been downloading for longer than four hours, contact your network administrator and get help right away.
 
2013-11-25 01:23:50 AM  

wildcardjack: Downloadable insulin? Isn't that NOT CURING DIABETES!


For every day it extends their lives, humanity loses a hundred years in wasted man hours on 3D printing. Do the math!
 
2013-11-25 08:22:11 AM  

starsrift: Quantum Apostrophe: BumpInTheNight: Downloading and then printing a product that extends people's lives?  Wait, wait did anyone else just hear that?  It sounded like a pin getting heated to the point of popping.

Wake me when this gets to the point of even a rendering, not just a throw-away comment from a loon.

This article is so full of hype and ventilating nerdery it's back to bed for me.

What's the hype and ventilating nerdery? The idea of analyzing DNA, or the idea of synthesizing it? The odds of water-bearing planets? The fact that his motorcycle wouldn't start?

Not one of these things seem strange. The motorcycle was a BMW, after all.


"The stars look pretty tonight" is drooling, wide eyed space nuttery to Space Bevets.
 
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