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Comment Re:Seems like freedom of speech to me (Score 2) 195

Then maybe this ruling would not happen in the US.

But this is Germany, and European countries have different interpretations of 'Freedom of Speech': Freedom of speech in Germany.

And, if you ask me, it is for the best. If applied in the US, it would cut some of the utter nonsense I hear everyday when I turn on the news.

Comment Claims aligned with fabrication and measurement (Score 3, Funny) 74

According to TFA:

"In this work, we report a 54Al2O3-46Ta2O5 glass fabricated by aerodynamic levitation"

"Analysis made using 27Al Magic Angle Spinning Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (MAS NMR) spectroscopy"

And that's just in the first paragraph! Made by levitation, tested by Magic, it can be "as strong as steel"!

Comment Re:Start spreadin' the rants... (Score 1) 186

Paris hasn't been ravaged by any World Wars. The latest big changes in Paris took place in the 19th Century under Napoleon when he decided to build the "Grands Boulevards" for improved circulation, with the added benefit of better crowd control in case of unrest. Trying to build anything new in Paris is a nightmare.

Comment Re:Like everybody (Score 1) 216

Yes, assuming that the 10 plages took place and that a group of people revendicated them and have been proved to be linked to them, then, by nowadays standards*, those people would be terrorists.

* If you read the Bible by nowadays standards, you will find plenty of ruthless murderers and genocidal maniacs.

Comment Like everybody (Score 1) 216

Terrorism: the use of violent acts to frighten the people in an area as a way of trying to achieve a political goal.

In the French Law, it is defined as: " une entreprise individuelle ou collective ayant pour but de troubler gravement l’ordre public par l’intimidation ou la terreur ."

You don't make a terrorist just by calling somebody a terrorist (although that's a useful tool for politicians...)

Comment A previous attempt did not succeed that well (Score 1) 161

From the Daily Mail:

A woman has developed a nose-like growth eight years after a stem cell treatment to cure her paralysis failed. At the Hospital de Egas Moniz in Lisbon, Portugal, the unnamed woman, a U.S. citizen, had tissue from her nose implanted in her spine. Doctors hoped the cells would develop into neural cells and help repair the nerve damage to the woman's spine. But the treatment failed. However, last year, eight years after the stem cell operation, the woman, then 28, complained of increasing pain in the area. Doctors discovered a three-centimetre-long growth, which was found to be mainly nasal tissue, as well as bits of bone and nerve branches that had not connected with the spinal nerves.

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