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Comment Re:In other words ... (Score 1) 117

Let's not forget about the creepy targeted ads that are mostly useless. After I buy a product, I see ads for it. That's a complete waste of time and bandwidth. The people pushing this crap are idiots, they only want to make a buck at someone else's expense, and there's no question of "ethics"---it's an invasion of privacy and I feel perfectly happy blocking ads and never visiting websites that push such garbage. There are many sites that operate on a "user-supported" basis, where you can choose to pay them directly in exchange for never seeing an ad. I donate to sites that I use and like. There is no need for ads.

Comment Re:Remember the hole in the ozone layer? (Score 3, Informative) 639


Science learns as it goes.

So science is NEVER "settled"?!?!?!?

Who knew!

It turns out to be part of the foundation of Science. In Mathematics, you *can* prove things. Done. That's the difference between math and science. You can never prove anything in Science, you can only *disprove* things. "Our earlier hypothesis turned out to be wrong. It turns out that the Earth is not flat. Also domestic sheep have evolved into a new species, they can no longer mate with wild-type sheep. Who knew? Well, some people did. Just not you."

Comment Enjoy The Ride (Score 3, Insightful) 639

Yawn. It's too late to do anything about it anyway. You might as well sit back and enjoy it. Unless we start a geoengineering project to remove CO2 from the atmosphere (and who's going to pay for that?) it'll be a thousand years before levels return to normal, *assuming* we cut emissions to zero right now, which will never happen. We could put giant mirrors in space to cool the Earth, but who wants to do that? I like the heat, and since we were due for another ice age, I personally would rather not have New York State under a kilometer of ice.

"I never let my schooling get in the way of my education." -- Mark Twain