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Comment: I voted curiosity (Score 1) 254

Not from high-mindedness, though. What I suspect will happen is that everybody will try to glean support for their personal worldview by studying the aliens, which will at first will mainly consist of jumping to self-serving conclusions ("See - I found something that proves creation!")

Comment: No, Ms Caldwell (Score 3, Insightful) 421

The zone of lawlessness is created when you attorneys general will not indict cops for even the most radical forms of misbehavior. This behavior of course includes offenses that the little people regularly get nailed for, such as choking people to death on the street not in self-defense, plowing into a cyclist because you were texting, or (just this morning!) stealing nude images off women's cellphones and spreading them around for the lulz on social media.

Comment: Re:I prefer a tablet for some things to a smart ph (Score 1) 292

by Applehu Akbar (#48924291) Attached to: The iPad Is 5 Years Old This Week, But You Still Don't Need One

To generalize this a little: ifI find myself stuck in line with no reading material, I can read another chapter of a novel on my phone (the Kindle app automatically syncs to my place in the book), but I defy anyone to read a textbook or fill out a tax form on the phone.

Comment: Re:Not their fault (Score 1) 394

by Applehu Akbar (#48919643) Attached to: "Mammoth Snow Storm" Underwhelms

But it took place in a winter that has seen less than normal snowfall up to now, meaning that no storm at all would also have been evidence of global warming. Heating of the ocean would cause additional evaporation which has to come down as rain somewhere, per your hypothesis, but to dedicated Church of Warminetics operating thetans, the primary effect of ocean warming is drought, drought everywhere.

Comment: Re:IMO (Score 5, Insightful) 216

by Applehu Akbar (#48897757) Attached to: Doomsday Clock Moved Two Minutes Forward, To 23:57

In the days when the Doomsday Clock was published by actual atomic scientists, it measured their perception of how imminent the Cold War danger was. The end of Communism cut the Doomsday Clockers adrift, much as Salk vaccine did to the March of Dimes.

So are the SJWs who found this thing in the attic and dusted it off advancing the clock because of carbon, or because of Islam? Let me guess...

Comment: Re:its a tough subject (Score 3, Insightful) 663

by Applehu Akbar (#48883475) Attached to: Should Disney Require Its Employees To Be Vaccinated?

With your own body, yes, in the same way that we have a basic right in this country to own guns. But if you showed up at work brandishing your weapon and randomly firing it into the air over the heads of crowds, then your employer would say that this right of yours ends where other bodies begin. It's the same way with your right to walk around unvaccinated.

From Sharp minds come... pointed heads. -- Bryan Sparrowhawk