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Comment Re:Going to become more common. (Score 1) 118

As we inhabit more and more of the planet, as we continue to expand and grow, up from 7billion to 8billion and more, we cover more and more territory, and therefore, we are more likely to be killed by falling debris.

Technically correct: the best kind of correct.

If I've done all the math correctly, and we assume that a single human takes up 1 m^2 of area, 8 billion humans only fill on the order of 1/100,000 of the total surface area of Earth. As the population increases, the probability of a meteorite striking a human goes from a really small number to a slightly less small number.

In other words, you're vastly overestimating how much of the surface area of Earth is inhabited by humans.

Comment Re:Oh good, a reason (Score 4, Informative) 346

I hadn't read or heard much about this guy, but since he seems like he'll be the #3 between Cruz and Trump (who are both so unelectable it hurts) it's good to know that he's as awful a candidate as anyone else the Republicans have up.

Rubio is the one who is currently running a campaign ad that ends with his talking about sending the military to fight ISIS, shipping anyone that they capture to Guantanamo Bay, and how "they'll tell us what they know".

Yes, that's right, we have a candidate for president who openly admits that he plans to commit war crimes.

Comment Re:Very naught, naught boy (Score 2) 176

Even if they put up a bill, it will be changes so much that it will be law to do what they are doing.

Why do they need to pass any new laws to address billing errors? If your cable company is billing you for a service or product that you didn't receive, isn't that just straight up theft? Existing laws already handle this situation.

Comment Re:trolls can come in all forms (Score 1) 134

They wait till you have a huge proven market till they sue so that they can get the highest "license" fee possible.

In theory, that isn't allowed - look up the term laches. If somebody sued Google today for something like "a web-based email program that lets users tag messages", the judge would severely limit damages, since there's no reasonable excuse for the patent owner not to have known for years that Google was doing this.

Comment Re:Did they spin when they landed? (Score 1) 634

Obviously the state should count all of the coin-toss delegates and split them between the tied candidates

Isn't that basically what already happens? I thought I read last night that the Iowa Democratic caucus splits the votes based on the percentages, and the percentages were close enough that Clinton and Sanders would each be getting the same number of delegates.

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