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Comment: Re:We've gone beyond bad science (Score 1) 703

by E++99 (#46561833) Attached to: IPCC's "Darkest Yet" Climate Report Warns of Food, Water Shortages

Are all droughts caused by global warming, or were there droughts before global warming? Or maybe global warming just makes all droughts worse? It couldn't possibly make a drought better, right. It probably makes all floods worse too. It probably just makes everything worse. Makes total sense.

Comment: Re:Indirect measurement of gravitational waves (Score 1) 269

by E++99 (#46530631) Attached to: Big Bang's Smoking Gun Found

This is certainly the first detection of gravity waves. True, the gravity waves themselves aren't operating directly on the instrument. But as one of the researchers pointed out, there are two ways you could detect waves in the ocean, you could put a buoy in the water and detect it moving up and down, or you could take a picture of the waves from a distance, and this is like the latter.

Comment: Re:Tell me again... (Score 0) 538

by E++99 (#46376611) Attached to: U.S. Students/Grads Carrying Over $1 Trillion In Debt

You have it completely backwards. Most degrees are worthless to employers. Employable skills are not what is taught in college. If you want a good paying job, you should go to welding school. If you want a pile of debt and to live in you're parents' basement indefinitely, get a philosophy degree.

Comment: Re:Tell me again... (Score 3, Insightful) 538

by E++99 (#46376449) Attached to: U.S. Students/Grads Carrying Over $1 Trillion In Debt

It costs so much because people have been conditioned to be willing to pay anything for it, believing it is essential for future success. And if they can't afford it the government ensures that they can borrow for it. There's no way tuition can possibly go but up until this scenario changes.

Comment: Re:Is MtGox Bitcoin? (Score 1) 232

by E++99 (#46348097) Attached to: Mt. Gox Shuts Down: Collapse Should Come As No Surprise

A NYSE stock can only be traded on the NYSE. Bitcoins can be traded and exchanged for dollars on many exchanges, coinbase now being the most popular. The problem isn't even that an exchange shut down, which wouldn't have been a big deal. The problem is that a lot of people trusted that exchange to hold their coins, and those coins have probably disappeared with the exchange.

Comment: Re:When I hear "I work 60 hours a week"... (Score 2) 717

by E++99 (#46256871) Attached to: Your 60-Hour Work Week Is Not a Badge of Honor

Humans just aren't built for that.

You know... I love the fact that we as a society are so wealthy that we can have soft easy lives. But the idea that we "just aren't built for" doing 6 10 hour days and then taking a whole day off is ridiculous. Someone doing something they're interested in will probably do something like those hours at a minimum.

For most of human history 60 hours would probably not even be sufficient simply for the human need to occupy one's mind, since there weren't always the entertainment options that we have now.

Machines certainly can solve problems, store information, correlate, and play games -- but not with pleasure. -- Leo Rosten

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