DNA and Longhorn

This is a going to be a two part post:
First, I got my DNA results back.
No, I’m not suffering from any sort of ailment, in fact, the DNA that I had
profiled as part of my BioTech course was “Junk” DNA, more specifically, mtDNA.
Here goes:

GTTCTTTTTT TTTGGAAGCA GATTTGGGTA CCACCCAAGT ATTGACTCAC
CCATCAACAA CCGCTATGTA TTTCGTACAT TACTGCCAGC CACCATGAAT
ATTGTACGGT ACCATAAATA CTTGACCACC TGTAGTACAT AAAAACCCAA
TCCACATCAA AACCCCCCCC CCATGNTTTC AAGNAAGNAC AGNAATCAAC
CCTNAANTNT TACANATNAA CTGNAANTCC AAAGCCNCNC CTCNCCCCCT
NGGNTACCAA NAAACCTNCC CCCCCTTAAN AGNNCATAGN ANATAAAGNC
NTTTNCCGNA NATAGNACAT TNCAGTCAAA TCCCTTNTCG NCCCCATGGN 
NGACCCCCCN CNNANAGGGG NCCCTTGCNN CCAANTTTTN AAAATTTTTN
TNTNNNNGTN NNNGTTGNNN TTNTNNTGNN NTGNNNNTTG TTNNTNNNNT
TTGNNTGGNN NGNNNNGNNA NNNNTTNTTT TGNTNNNTTN NNGNNTTNGT
NNTGTNNNNT TNNNTNNNNT TGTNAAGNNA ANNNTAANNA ANNTNTNTAC
TNTNTTTTNT NNNTNNNTGN NGNNTNTTNN NGNANTNACT NGNNNTTTNT
TGNNTNTNTA NNGTGNTNNG TTTNNATTAT CNCTN

Some of you know must be wondering why this are a bunch of N’s mixed in with
the standard G,T, A, and C’s. The N’s are just places where the machine could
not determine what the DNA was, a typical occurence in tests of this type.

Now on to Longhorn, if you know what Longhorn is, then you probably also
heard about the conference Microsoft had today to discus it. Thus far, it is all
the rumors said it would be. WinFS appears to be the biggest issue, and a great
idea to boot, especially since it’s based on XML, which might allow more
cross-platform portability. However, a comment Gates made does worry me a bit.
From MSNBC.com,
Gates is paraphrased as saying Longhorn will have “integrated telephone
services.” This could be a good thing, if encompases some sort of answering
machine type device. But if it relates to internet…well, I don’t know. It
would have also been good to see some mention of Voice-over-IP.

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