Well, It would appear the geniuses at Harvard have done yet another amazing thing with DNA. After sequencing the stuff for years, they have discovered how to store text information in strands of DNA. By taking the four letter sequencing of DNA strands and modifying it to code for text and location in the book the text is taken from they have been able to store 704 Terabytes in a gram of DNA.
Lets put that into perspective. A 1 Terabyte Hard Drive weighs a little over 450grams. So putting 400 of these 1 gram DNA packets in the same space would give you about 280,000 Tb of information storage. Or if we wanted to run in the other direction, a one gram piece of DNA that could fit on the tip of your finger would take the equivalent of 700 1Tb Hard drives weighing 700lbs, thats like 5 or 6 normal people...or one really really fat person.
It would appear the way of encoding and decoding all his information on the fly with your smart phone isn't quite perfected yet, but I'm sure someones already working on an app for that. Imagine being able to give a hand shake with a binding contract and then lets add some skynet crazy nanobots that instagib you if you renege on said contract. I should probably be working with these guys at Harvard to make their mind blowing ideas even more spectacular.
A number of people died in a shooting in Colorado at the Batman premiere a few weeks ago. I didn't say anything about it because it's a personal matter and people deserve to grieve however they do that. I'd say shoot the guy that shot a bunch of people and be done with it, but that would be taking the bible to a whole new literal level, and i don't think James Holmes has 12 lives and 50some odd injuries to give up. But I digress, this is about the wonderful politicians of California milking a sad and disturbing incident for all its worth.
I read a funny article by smartgunlaws where they went so far as to imply every lawyer at California DoJ is lacking in the common sense department, as they've sent out a number of letters stating that the "bullet button" is perfectly within the scope of California law. I love this state, it's beautiful, it's got an amazing climate, but I will agree with them on that one. A lot of the people in this state are so full of themselves they think they are better than one another, better than freedoms(myself included in that large group of course...)
So that's completely irrelevant to anything else I've said and I'm rambling as per usual, but the reason I wanted to put this article here is because the state legislature is trying to use an incident that should be met with sympathy and compassion with a work around to stop hundreds of thousands of Californians from enjoying their weekends at the gun range. I would love to see the numbers. Show me how many people have used assault weapons for murder. Show me how many people have used California legal assault weapons for murder. Once I get those numbers I'm sure whoever sent them was preoccupied with something very important and accidentally sent me numbers including things that are irrelevant, so I'll have to petition to get new numbers that leave out police homicide, suicide, and accidental deaths. I'd bet a lot of money(that i don't have) the numbers are insignificant, neigh non existent. A decimal of a percentage perhaps.
Hell, I should run for office(I'm far too sarcastic and would probably get impeached for some sort of harassment) I'd vote for laws based on statistics, not feel good laws about your latest GMO or criminal incarceration case, not that we can get legitimate statistics, which if you were paying attention in highschool(bad example no one pays attention in high school) and read a newspaper once or twice a month, you understand by now. Don't just vote for something because you hear a friend tell you its a good idea. How many times have you seen those shows on TV where someone says "Hey guys watch this" and ends up in the hospital. Are you really gonna go try it yourself after seeing that? Voting is a lot like that.
Hell, I'm still pissed Arnold signed the .50 caliber ban, a ban on a tool that's never been used to murder a single person in the state of California...I thought he was an action hero(terrible movie, don't see it). I will go see the expendables II though.