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Comment: Re:I have an idea! (Score 1) 290

You'll be required to pay it with 1930's money. Better head to the coin dealer to buy rare coins out of that glass display case, take out of the coin holders and spend. Pre 1930 wheat cents are the expensive ones, same with the buffalo and shield nickels. All the higher denomination coins are 90% silver, You're not going to find it a good deal...

Comment: Re:Bill Nye, the Dogma Guy! (Score 1) 672

by Bing Tsher E (#49109249) Attached to: Bill Nye Disses "Regular" Software Writers' Science Knowledge

Consensus is part of the scientific method.

Actually, if you look at history, consensus is often the deadweight that holds back scientific progress.

Just because we all hold hands and agree on something doesn't mean there isn't a better explanation. 'Consensus' per se isn't a good thing or an integral part of scientific progress at all.

Comment: Re:We need to take the facts dished out (Score 1) 672

by Bing Tsher E (#49109237) Attached to: Bill Nye Disses "Regular" Software Writers' Science Knowledge

It pisses me off how much Slashdot seems to have become an 'IT Guy' website. It didn't used to be that way. Slashdot is News for Nerds and there are many flavors of nerds.

What triggered this comment is "a lot of us are the same way if we just have CS degrees" because nerds have all sorts of focuses. Some of us are even primarily hardware oriented. And the hardware isn't necessarily even 'digital.' Historically, nerds are the people who have scanning electron microscopes in their basement that they built themselves. And other stuff.

Comment: Re: your uncle (Score 1) 672

by Bing Tsher E (#49109183) Attached to: Bill Nye Disses "Regular" Software Writers' Science Knowledge

But demanding people spend billions of dollars to try to "fix" the whole climate situation?

That's one really unscientific part about how many people view Global Warming. It could very well be a true phenomenon. That doesn't mean we understand it well enough for a large central organization to command that we spend billions of dollars to 'fix' it. It very well could be that we should be scrambling to keep our tech base up to the task of dealing with consequences we can't prevent at this point. It could be that the 'fix' hasn't been discovered yet, and that hamstringing our economy will prevent us from ever figuring out what to do.

Computer Science is merely the post-Turing decline in formal systems theory.