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.
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.
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.