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Comment: Re:We don't all work in Windows + efficiency (Score 1) 429

by Atzanteol (#48899657) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Where Can You Get a Good 3-Button Mouse Today?
All of which are *much* more efficient than "ctrl+c" + "ctrl+v". I'll be honest - I like the highlight + center-click thing for the most part. But there are a number of times where explicit copy/paste is much nicer. And I think at this point it's actually more efficient overall. ctrl+c is pretty damned easy to hit and removes the accidental copy issues one can run into. Also having *one* copy/paste buffer is *enormously* better than Linux's sorta-kinda-two. Yes, workarounds...

Comment: Re:denial as a negotiation tactic (Score 1) 666

by Atzanteol (#48870163) Attached to: US Senate Set To Vote On Whether Climate Change Is a Hoax

This is why I feel scientists and others need to distance policy decisions from the science of climate change. Get the facts accepted first. Worry about policy afterwards. After all - that *is* the area of politics (for better or for worse).

Heck - maybe Republicans would offer a very good market-based solution once they get on board with the science? We can't know until they do.

Comment: Re:Yawn (Score 3, Interesting) 556

You seem to be confusing "I don't care about it" with "it's not newsworthy." Your strongest argument is "they have the right to do it."

Well damn - nothing ever newsworthy involves somebody doing something they have the right to do? So if they start publishing pro-nazi propaganda that's not "newsworthy?"

The very fact that people are discussing the issue makes it newsworthy - your apathy notwithstanding.

Comment: Re:Yawn (Score 1) 556

Strictly speaking that is true. However many religions don't simply claim "god exists." They make other claims that are testable (age of the Earth, effectiveness of prayer, etc) however. It is exactly in these areas where science *does* have an opinion - and a strong one at that.

There's no future in time travel.