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Comment: Re:Scientific American begs to differ (Score 1, Insightful) 382

by ColdWetDog (#49500353) Attached to: Can High Intelligence Be a Burden Rather Than a Boon?

What is 'general intelligence'? (Anything like Colonel Panic?)

Yes, if you can't read, can't figure out a bus schedule you are in a world of hurt in this society. It does not follow that being able to understand calculus gives you peace, happiness and longevity. There is going to be some broad mean that societal requirements dictate that you need. Other than than, you are at the mercy of lots of other vagaries of life.

Comment: Re:Since when.... (Score 2) 265

by ColdWetDog (#49494445) Attached to: FBI Accuses Researcher of Hacking Plane, Seizes Equipment

Standard procedure. Every time. If something MIGHT be involved in a crime, the first thing law enforcement is going to do is put that thing someplace where they can prove provenance. It can be annoying and law enforcement over reaches at time, but I have a hard time getting mad at the FBI for this one. Especially the field guys - they aren't doing the detailed forensics or anything, they are just their to make sure that the scene is safe and secure.

Technology is dominated by those who manage what they do not understand.