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Couple of things. First, there are no ethical dilemmas with embryonic stem cell lines. The stem cell lines are created from embryos left over from in vitro fertilization. If you are part of the scientific community (you sound like you are), then you know this. MSCs are NOT our best bet. The scientific consensus is that embryonic stem cells are better: the real breakthroughs will come from those. This has been the consensus for at least 10 years.

2 months ago on Southland startup competitor Vault Stem Cell wants to fight cancer with technology

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"I want to make one thing clear before we begin: Vault Stem Cell has nothing to do with fetuses."

You mean embryos. Not really the same thing. And embryonic stem cells are better than adult stem cells. I wonder if this company plans to work with those in some way. Embryonic stem cells are going to be the key to fighting Parkinson's, diabetes etc.

2 months, 1 week ago on Southland startup competitor Vault Stem Cell wants to fight cancer with technology

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Looks like a very cool event. "The judges are required to invest $10,000 each in the winner of Southland, with the terms negotiated live on stage." Heh, if they're required to invest it doesn't sound like they'll have much leverage in the negotiations...:) Founders: "We want a free money round (notes with no cap, discount, or expiration)." If the investors are REQUIRED to invest, how can they say no? I advise the winners to say they want a free money round :)

3 months ago on Phil Libin, Tristan Walker, Andy Dunn amongst the startup contest mentors at Southland

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"Ever seen a movie or an episode of a TV show where the science is so wrong it makes you want to punch the screen?"

Yes, Star Wars. Lightsabers break the laws of physics. The beam would go on forever, not stop at a random point. 

Signal Media Project is a very cool concept indeed.

6 months, 2 weeks ago on Signal Media Project wants to make TV science more accurate, sell you uranium

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@neoganda Mr. Ganda (I assume Ganda is your last name, which would make Neo your first name. That's a cool first name to have...if you're a character in the film The Matrix, but if you're not, well--let's just say that it's the kind of name you might give to a carrot or a Chia Pet, hardly suitable for a person.) Now, where was I...As yes, Mr. Ganda, you claim that there are many Wills in the world, but you've failed to produce any evidence of this. Bring some evidence to the table, mister, or go sit at the one for little kids.

What does J-Cal style stand for, you ask? J-Cal style stands for valor. J-Cal style stands for perseverance. J-Cal style stands for integrity. J-Cal style stands for Truth with a capitol "T." J-Cal style stands for chasing your dreams and never letting them go, no matter the price! Neo, you are an American clown. You don't belong in the tech industry. You belong in clown school. Do not show your face in this town again. Now go on, get (to clown school).

1 year ago on Sorry, Jason. Here’s where you’re wrong about Multi-Channel Networks

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@mcarney Mr. Carney, please grab a noose, walk outside to the front of the pristine PandoDaily building, and hang yourself. Your career is hereby over. It has been terminated, JCal-style! :) 

1 year ago on Sorry, Jason. Here’s where you’re wrong about Multi-Channel Networks

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@earbits That's because they have no union like actors, professional athletes etc. And that's their fault.

1 year, 1 month ago on How Pandora screws songwriters

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@AssafLavie if it's not about "fairness" and instead about "business," then surely you realize that in business, people get paid whatever they are able to negotiate getting paid. So, why are you complaining about people "whining?" People "whining" in an effort to make more money is how business operates. 

1 year, 1 month ago on How Pandora screws songwriters

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So, your loved ones run a drug cartel in Mexico? That explains everything.

1 year, 8 months ago on Go west, young MBA: Important rules for building wealth in San Francisco

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Very amusing. JCal uses a blow horn?

1 year, 11 months ago on Put Fred Wilson and Peter Thiel In Your Pocket With PandoDaily’s VC Action Figures!

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 @GeorgeBevis "The startup-to-failure-to-acquihire process is the MBA for the digital world, and we all benefit."

 

We all benefit, really? How did the investors in Gowalla who lost money and were left in the dark about what was going on benefit? The ones who anonymously said they were angry at Josh Williams...Please explain how this scenario benefits everyone. http://uncrunched.com/2011/12/05/gowalla-founders-v-gowalla-investors/

1 year, 11 months ago on The Acqui-hire Scourge: Whatever Happened to Failure in Silicon Valley?

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