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Comment: Philosophy of Science (Score 2) 733

by Danathar (#47964417) Attached to: How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

It really irks me that we teach more about the objects of Scientific investigation in school (Biology, Physics, etc) then the actual philosophy of Science itself. Sure, there is usually about an hour in HS that covers basic Scientific approach but then it gets left by the wayside.

Schools should be spending more time discussing and learning the philosophy of Science itself.

Just my 2 cents.

Comment: What exactly is YOUR definition of Net Neutrality? (Score 1) 531

Unfortunately you have to have an agreed upon definition of what net neutrality IS before you can have a reasonable discussion about what needs fixing. Unfortunately the issue has devolved into knee jerking reactions where each side's idea of what it means and when the government should or should not regulate mixed in with their own biases.

Take settlement free peering for example? When is it unfair when one side or the other has to accommodate a lopsided ratio of data transfer? When is it fair to say that that the disadvantaged peer should buy a dedicated line and move off of settlement free?

"I wantz my packets to go through no matter what"

does not address issues like above.

Comment: Re:When going into business with Friends (Score 4, Insightful) 183

by Danathar (#47556403) Attached to: How Gygax Lost Control of TSR and D&D

That SOUNDS a lot easier than you think.

Firing a relative or friend has repercussions outside of your business relationship. It simply isn't easy for most people who love and cherish their family and friends to toss them out on the street along with their kids.

Do you really think that a nasty money fight between friends and relatives with contractual obligations in a business would not affect the personal relationships between them?

Comment: harping on limited amount of coins (Score 1) 301

by Danathar (#46572495) Attached to: Researchers Find Problems With Rules of Bitcoin

Can somebody explain to me WHY it matters if there is a fixed amount of coins when you can split a coin to something like 8 decimal places, price and buy things in fractions of a coin.

The dollar practically speaking can only be split into pennies. I can understand why you would need more money made. Bitcoin will probably ALWAYS have enough atomic satori to go around.

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