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Comment: Re:Shame on them (Score 4, Insightful) 366

Well, you catch them in bulk, and preserve them for later examination by freezing. I doubt they would make good eating, but the reason is about the same. Its not pleasant to examine a 500 year old clam in a lab that's been sitting in a box for weeks/months/years decomposing.

Comment: Re:Shame on them (Score 5, Informative) 366

The summary incorrectly states they killed it to examine it. In reality, it was frozen upon capture (standard procedure as they were gathering samples for study) and was long dead by the time they opened it for study, or realized it was hundreds of years old.

Comment: Re:So just factory reset... (Score 1) 71

by Aranykai (#44742011) Attached to: Microsoft Seeks Patent On 'Quieting Mobile Devices'

Bullshit. I was 15 when XP hit the market and my Father decided he would give us(me and my sisters) all accounts, but only his would be administrator. Well, it didn't take us long to figure out we could just create a password reset floppy and get into his account any time we wanted.

As well, we had MSN dialup then, and we weren't allowed to get online without permission. Again, didn't take long to realize we could just hit 'forgot password' at the login screen and it would dialup a connection so you could do the recovery process. Just minimize the window, then use your instant messenger/browser of choice without ever needing his account.

Kids find a way. You don't need to know what goes on under the hood, it will be circumvented.

Comment: Re:Really?!? (Score 1) 1448

by Aranykai (#44238893) Attached to: Orson Scott Card Pleads 'Tolerance' For <em>Ender's Game</em> Movie

I think its not so much natural inclination to be faithful to one mate so much as to be jealous of others with our mate. Since we must coexist with minimal violent interaction for our 'enlightened' society to work, its only logical to make a social law that states you don't touch another man's wife. This would be especially true where women have fewer rights and are considered property of their husband.

Comment: Re:Kind of Lawsuits a Lawyer will love (Score 1) 976

The person not only has to believe what they are saying is true, they have to have reason or evidence that would lead an average person to believe it was true. IE, I suspect my neighbor is defrauding social security, but I cant give out flyers to the neighbors on mere suspicion.

The end of labor is to gain leisure.