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Comment: Re:Not surprising. (Score 1) 699

by ChrisMaple (#47393943) Attached to: When Beliefs and Facts Collide

Humans aren't motivated by logic.

Of course not. Logic, by its very nature, cannot be a motivator.

Instead, they use logic as a tool to satisfy their emotional needs.

That's understating the use of logic.

No tool suits every problem.

Logic adds value to the understanding of all problems.
The gist of the sum of your statements subtly undercuts the value of the human mind. What is your motivation?

Comment: Re:CFL (Score 1) 196

by ChrisMaple (#47373823) Attached to: The lightbulb I've most recently acquired ...

Old CFLs (Lights of America) were separate ballast, and the ballast was good enough (if you were lucky) to last through 4 bulbs. They lost in the marketplace because of higher initial cost, and the difficulty in finding replacement bulbs was another disadvantage.

With LEDs, the LEDs and their heatsinks are the expensive part and the part most likely to fail. Separation of ballast from LEDs does not make economic sense.

Comment: Incompetent Lamer (Score 1) 1314

The "closely held" test is pretty meaningless, since the majority of U.S. corporations are closely held.

It's more important to look at how many people are affected. According to more than half of the employees in the US are employed by companies with more than 500 employees, which excludes almost all "closely held" corporations.

Sure, there are a lot of "closely held" companies, but most of them are pikers.

Comment: Re:wealthy funders can't be eliminated that way (Score 1) 148

who said anything about revoking the First Amendment?

A large group of Democrats in the United States Senate are currently working on repealing the First Amendment and replacing it with something weaker and less explicit.

It has long been thought that the political right is the major force behind censorship, a notion reinforced by the attempts, some successful, to prohibit anti-religious and grossly sexual material. Prohibition of political communication is increasingly the realm of the political left, and it is far more dangerous.

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