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Comment: Re:Storage space isn't the problem. (Score 1) 90

Keep more than one version of Fedora on your computer, in different partitions. I currently have F14, F17, and F20. Use multiple drives, so that worst case there are multiple boot drives available from BIOS. Keep a "Live CD" available on a USB flashdrive.

Comment: Re:Boo, you fad killer! (Score 1) 110

by ChrisMaple (#49350449) Attached to: The One Thousand Genes You Could Live Without

That humans don't always do it better doesn't mean that humans can''t do it better.

the worst fucks you can imagine end up rich and funding "science" for their own benefit.

There are three available possibilities. People can fund science the harms them - why would they do that? People can fund science that has no effect on them - why would they do that? People can fund science that benefits them - a rational activity. People claiming that there's something wrong with the third alternative either aren't deep thinkers or they've got a hidden and vicious agenda.

Comment: Re:ok asians are good at math, bad at physics. (Score 1) 194

by ChrisMaple (#49348559) Attached to: Japan To Build 250-Mile-Long, Four Storey-High Wall To Stop Tsunamis
The answer comes from wave theory. Reflecting a wave can cause the amplitude to double with respect to the wave in free space, but no more. It's not a question of energy or momentum except as they fall out of the equations that describe wave motion.

Comment: Re:You should title this "Patriot act to be repeal (Score 1) 184

by ChrisMaple (#49341655) Attached to: New Bill Would Repeal Patriot Act

congressperson votes for the bill, then they will be immediately under investigation as 'an enemy of the state' and attempts by the executive in response to undermine that person's support.

There is no person is either house of Congress, nor the Supreme Court, nor department heads, who is not continuously under investigation by the Obama administration. The result is extortion ( Justice Robert's vote on Obamacare ) or publicity (refer to the Petraeus case.).

Comment: Re:Hmmm .... (Score 1) 861

by ChrisMaple (#49341445) Attached to: Gen Con Threatens To Leave Indianapolis Over Religious Freedom Bill

The Taliban and similar others claim the right to kill others, and do so. That is an action, and an aggressive one, a clear violation of the actual rights of the victim.

Refusing to do business with someone is refusing to act. Rights are not being violated, even if the law is, even if morality is.

The difference is fundamental and essential. Attempting to equate the two situations is dishonest.

Many years ago, Eric Frank Russell introduced the acronym FI:IW. which stands for "Freedom is: I won't." Freedom is the ability to say "I won't" and make it stick.

I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them. -- Isaac Asimov