From New Scientist. We are getting closer and closer :)
It’s a computer – inside a cockroach. Nano-sized entities made of DNA that are able to perform the same kind of logic operations as a silicon-based computer have been introduced into a living animal.
The DNA computers – known as origami robots because they work by folding and unfolding strands of DNA – travel around the insect’s body and interact with each other, as well as the insect’s cells. When they uncurl, they can dispense drugs carried in their folds.
"DNA nanorobots could potentially carry out complex programs that could one day be used to diagnose or treat diseases with unprecedented sophistication," says Daniel Levner, a bioengineer at the Wyss Institute at Harvard University.
Alex Tsakiris of the podcast Skeptiko interviewed me about my involvement with the Wikipedia wiki war and my harassment on Rational Wiki. Never gave an interview before. My son thinks it’s awesome, to him I was on the radio. I’m relieved I didn’t sound like a duck. Check it out here.
Tim Farley - it’s time to be honest about skeptic activism on Wikipedia
An inconvenient truth for Tim Farley?
Tim Farley does not seem to want to be honest about what’s been happening on Rupert Sheldrake’s article on Wikipedia. Neither does prominent skeptic Jerry Coyne in his article in the New Republic. Either does…
I’ve challenged my article on Rational Wiki. I created an account there. When I created the account, I was told that ‘there were many people impersonating Rome Viharo’ on the wiki and I had to show proof to make sure I was not ‘socking’ myself. I also found many discussions there accusing me of socking a number of other accounts. Oye. And they accuse me of conspiracy theories.
Fellas. Let’s give this a rest, eh? This obsession with me is creeping me out and I’m hardly notable for your encyclopedia. Please don’t believe what you write about me, it’s only insuring that you get the Rome Viharo you deserve.
I just published the case study on harassment and abuse on Wikipedia as a way to control a point of view on an article in a ‘wiki war’. The title for the project is 'Wikipedia, We Have a Problem'
I’ve been fascinated by Wiki wars for years - this is was the first time I ever participated in one.
I have my detractors, like you can see in Google search for my name and Rational Wiki is where they collaborate. Soon you fill find out why. I’ll be releasing my report and case study on cyber bullying and Wikipedia - which is how that attack case came to be, and you will understand what all this craziness has been about.
Rational wiki is apparently anything but rational, as well as a collection of some of the crankiest people I have met online to this day.
Ugg - sorry tumblr’s - you are going to see me share a number of personal links. As it appears I have a number of online detractors, and i have been vacant from posting for a while, I need to re circulate my links because my detractors are literally trying to damage my online reputation. Thanks for your understanding! Any thumbs up or likes will help this endevour too.
I’ve recently decided to host an account on my name domain http://www.romeviharo.com - Vanity urls have always been somewhat of a turn off for me. However recently I was engaged in a case study regarding Wikipedia and now feel honored to have actual detractors - many of which love doing ‘dirty tricks’ on those they disagree with so now I have decided to own my name account before anyone else does!