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Comment Re: And then there's gold pressed latinum (Score 2) 485

Star Trek seems a bit more egalitarian. There's hierarchies where there needs to be, and the Captain certainly get his own private toilet, but in things like restaurant reservations except where the owner specifically lets someone skip ahead or come in with no reservation based on merit I think it is equal. They won't keep Joe Plumber out entirely because of some perceived social class.

Comment Re:Shut them down (Score 1) 122

Google could afford to do it if they were willing to sell. Some of them may be able to be bought out individually or through a hostile takeover, others like Sony, who are part of a major conglamerate, you have to convince to actually sell. There's also the catch of the US Government probably trying to stop a company or anyone else from doing that. They might get away with it though if there were releasing it all into public domain as they bought it, since then there would be no monopoly for the FTC to stop.

Comment Re: What does Science have to say about this? (Score 3, Informative) 588

Falsehood 1: You can light your tap water on fire. Fox made this claim famous in the first Gasland movie when he showed a resident of Colorado striking a match as water came out of his tap; the natural gas dissolved in the water burst into flame. Yet the water was tested by the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, which reported to the resident: "There are no indications of any oil & gas related impacts to your well water." The agency concluded that the natural gas in his water supply was derived from natural sources—the water well penetrated several coal beds that had released the methane into the well.

Comment Re:Both. (Score 1) 240

It's not just the numbers in that top row though. You have ` 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 - = Backspace, fourteen keys and frequently backspace is slightly larger. So ` through 6 would more logically be on the left. Which is also where it has been on any split keyboard I have ever owned so I don't really see why this is an article.

It was kinda like stuffing the wrong card in a computer, when you're stickin' those artificial stimulants in your arm. -- Dion, noted computer scientist