Science!: iPads and Dolphins

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Damn. These articles are always so interesting. I mean life on mars... I was totally expecting jelous aliens but knowing there may be bacteria that is "Alien" is cool.
 

Hurr Durr Derp

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I moved around all the time when I was a kid. :(

In fact, I've lived in the same place for 4 years now, and I think that's the longest I've ever lived in one place so far. It's a miracle I grew up to be the well-adjusted person I am today!

*twitch*
 

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for me the article on page one seems pretty accurate

lets see, I've lived in about 11 houses that I remember and a couple more that I was too young to remember in three different Island countries and I moved into the 11th when I was 17.

My personality defects: I have aspergers syndrome, I am neurotic at times, I have been a recluse and if its not with one of my friends I won't be the one to start a conversation, I guess that could classify me as an introvert. I have been told I have depressive tendancies.

School wise I did ok at GCSE level but have done poorly since, often due to lazyness
 

Jared

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I remember the Mars story, or at least about significant water once been there. Read it on BBC. It wouldnt surprise me, if, something had existed there long before we were born to this world
 

the_maestro_sartori

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woah, didn't know temperatures on mars actually got above 0 degrees C. Iiiinteresting, alien life, even on a microscopic level, being found in my lifetime would be le awesome.
 

Dyp100

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Too late to read all the article but I've moved 5 times as a kid, and...Yeah, that makes sense.
 

RanD00M

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That Ipad/Dolphin thing is amazing.Finally we will be able to communicate with ze dolphinz.And zen I shall rule ze werld.
 
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Jaredin said:
I remember the Mars story, or at least about significant water once been there. Read it on BBC. It wouldnt surprise me, if, something had existed there long before we were born to this world
Indeed. We need to get up there already and discover the Protheans!

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Yeah, I've been playing lots of Mass Effect lately, what of it?
 

Kingtrue

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Life, like everything, adapts.
Methane breathing bacteria? sounds like James Cameron was onto something.
This would make terraforming alittle bit harder to manage on planets, especially in other solar systems (if or whenever man figures out how to leave the solar system) when you'll have two opposing ecosystems.
As for the Dolphin thing, Dolphins are no better than a semi-sentient animal that can interact with objects in a better way then most others. I would'nt be too conscerned with what they're trying to say, they'll still swim around in the ocean. They don't have an underwater civilization.

The article on children that move around alot seemed very accurate. I have a nephew who has moved around since birth and with alot of family issues make him look very emotionally damaged.

Nice articles, enjoyed the read.
 

Lexodus

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That makes so much sense! I now know why I'm a fucknut! It's because I moved 14 times before the age of 16!
 

Formica Archonis

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RanD00M said:
That Ipad/Dolphin thing is amazing.Finally we will be able to communicate with ze dolphinz.And zen I shall rule ze werld.
Wait until they translate the clicking and find out it's the dolphin ranting about all the stupid things humans make it do just so it can get some fish.
 

Georgie_Leech

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And just like that, capitalism proves its impact on society by turning a commercial product into a dolphin-human translator.
 

008Zulu_v1legacy

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Kingtrue said:
Life, like everything, adapts.
Methane breathing bacteria? sounds like James Cameron was onto something.
The idea of bacteria breathing methane was around long before Cameron.

Proof (more or less) of life on other worlds, que the religous groups of the world backpedeling.
 

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Jaredin said:
I remember the Mars story, or at least about significant water once been there. Read it on BBC. It wouldnt surprise me, if, something had existed there long before we were born to this world
I personally was thinking about that truely amazing programme called Wonders of the Solar System. It had an episode about aliens, and I reckon if you have an interest in these things it's certainly worth a look. The presenter, Brian Cox is brilliant.
 
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My word, the iPad has a use!

Usual good articles, always a pleasure to read. Maybe one day we can be lucky enough to meet these Martian bacteria, let's just hope they aren't the cause of the zombie apocalypse. I guess we will find out once this isolation test is done ready for the Mars mission.
 

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Formica Archonis said:
RanD00M said:
That Ipad/Dolphin thing is amazing.Finally we will be able to communicate with ze dolphinz.And zen I shall rule ze werld.
Wait until they translate the clicking and find out it's the dolphin ranting about all the stupid things humans make it do just so it can get some fish.
Makes me wonder what we'll have to do if it turns out that dolphins are actually an intelligent species - I mean, can we really keep an animal we can hold a conversation with locked up in zoos and used as research subjects? New ethical quandaries for dealing with intelligent species other than ourselves...
 

Formica Archonis

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Wicky_42 said:
Formica Archonis said:
Wait until they translate the clicking and find out it's the dolphin ranting about all the stupid things humans make it do just so it can get some fish.
Makes me wonder what we'll have to do if it turns out that dolphins are actually an intelligent species - I mean, can we really keep an animal we can hold a conversation with locked up in zoos and used as research subjects? New ethical quandaries for dealing with intelligent species other than ourselves...
Well, better we have the problem to deal with than not know the problem even exists.
 

GodKlown

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Sounds like Apple is just trying to appeal to an untapped market: underwater mammals. Good luck getting a dolphin to pay for an IPad!
Thing is... why is there already an app to translate dolphin noises? The IPad is less than a year old, so that must mean they were developing the app possibly for the IPhone. Either way, it's just plain weird. This is probably the ONE time that Aquaman would be useful!
 

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Sorry, but the relocation thing just doesn't hold true for me. I'm 23, moved 26 times (one place for 6 years), over 3 continents including USA UK and Australia, and I am very sociable friendly, and I have a great amount of people who care about me and come and visit me or vice versa. I am also quite successful career wise. The rest of the article was interesting though