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Comment: Re:wrong priorities (Score 1) 27

by Dragonslicer (#47775499) Attached to: African States Aim To Improve Internet Interconnections

Shouldn't they focus on human rights, eradicating corruption, poverty, disease, getting rid of the so called debt they `owe` to Europe and the west? Instead, they want to improve their internet connection.. They really have the wrong priorities set at the moment...

Exactly. As we all know, organizations with millions of people are completely incapable of addressing more than one problem at a time.

Comment: Re:Seriously? (Score 1) 62

by Dragonslicer (#47773823) Attached to: Fish Raised On Land Give Clues To How Early Animals Left the Seas

Okay, dumbass, let's see you use the scientific method to prove evolutionary theory correct. Surprise!!! You can't do it because it deals with things that can't be absolutely proven.

Science never "deals with things that can't be absolutely proven."

Repeat after me: Proofs are for mathematicians.

Comment: Re:Are we, America, butthurt? (Score 1) 247

by Dragonslicer (#47766453) Attached to: Fermilab Begins Testing Holographic Universe Theory

Yeah, Jobs and Gates and Woz, or even the giant egghead, Einstein; never got a shred of respect in our society, did they?

Jobs was a businessman with relatively little technical ability. Gates had a little more technical ability that Jobs, but he was still primarily a businessman. Neither of them were scientists, and neither of them are respected for anything other than being rich.

Woz was a good engineer, but I don't know of any scientific research that he did. He's also more or less unknown to most Americans.

Einstein is the only scientist on your list, and his work is now nearly 100 years ago (some of his early work is over 100 years ago). He wasn't born in the United States, either; he only came to the United States because he had to flee the Nazis.

Comment: Re:Is he a senior? (Score 3, Informative) 248

by Dragonslicer (#47759017) Attached to: TechCentral Scams Call Center Scammers

This also explains using names like John Connor. You and I would be able to recognize the source of the name. It's much less likely that a senior citizen would, so it gives them a way to filter out the people least likely to fall for the scam.

Really? The original Terminator movie came out in 1984. People now in their 60s would have been about the same age as most of us here. Someone now in their 90s might not know about the movie, but I would bet at least as many people in their 60s and 70s know the name John Connor as do people in their teens and 20s.

Comment: Re:NT is best (Score 1) 190

by Dragonslicer (#47748741) Attached to: Munich Council Say Talk of LiMux Demise Is Greatly Exaggerated
My Linux desktop at home shows a message that I should restart the computer every time there's a kernel update. Off the top of my head, it seems like kernel updates come a few times per month. Of course, I let the message sit there for weeks, and my desktop happily keeps running. I don't know how well Windows works these days if you don't reboot when it tells you to.

Pound for pound, the amoeba is the most vicious animal on earth.