Friday Squid Blogging: Squid Desk Lamp
As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the news that I haven't covered.
Posted on February 17, 2012 at 4:37 PM
1-2-3-4-5? That's the stupidest combination I've ever heard of in my life!
That's the kinda thing an idiot would have on his luggage!
DNA matches don't match the whole sequence. It would be rather pointless anyway since we share rather a lot of our DNA with other individuals (and species) - so they use short sequences of non-coding DNA.
In theory since this DNA doesn't code for any vital function it is more random. In practice if you are from a small genetic population it can be very non-random.
Of course - courts, prosecutors and police are very careful to explain the difference between population and sample statistics to a jury, and most juries are highly expert in Bayesian statistical techniques.
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