June 1st, 2008

mourning

Who needs sex when you can steal DNA?

Who needs sex when you can steal DNA?


Thu May 29, 2008 2:46pm EDT

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Link: http://www.reuters.com/article/scienceNews/idUSN2938585820080529?feedType=RSS&feedName=scienceNews&sp=true

This reminds me of the shape-shifting "Nothingness" race from some of my stories. They rev up their evolution by stealing genes from various beings.
mourning

Question for my geeky friends

Since I'm in America, and thus in region 1, I take it that if I bought a DVD for - say - region 4 that it wouldn't play here? What about on my computer? (Which is how I play DVDs.) Is there any way to get a region 4 DVD to play on a computer made for region 1?

I haven't bought said DVD yet, but I bid on it before noticing the "region 4" thing.

If it helps, I got this DVD drive over 2 years ago. Not sure exactly when, but I know I was living in Creston at the time, which makes it 2 years or more. Probably more.