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Comment Re:Marijuana's capacity to REVEAL TRUTH (Score 1) 291 291

Apartheid itself was not a social contract. However, the dominant social contract of South Africa at the time was constantly violated to the detrement of black and coloured people. If the contract is violated by either party, it becomes void.

Comment Re:You have no understanding of light (Score 1) 330 330

You say: projector screens, something bright enough

I say: wall, no matter what projector

Pray tell, what model of projector would work on say, a 50% grey painted wall and still give decent color reproduction? What house paint works as well as a projector screen?

What is this mythical reasonably-priced projector that will work as well as a cinema projector, in a normally lit room?

projectors cannot possibly do black

We just went over this... Once again, rather than pretending to be in an H G Wells novel, address the fucking argument. Do you have an example of a projector set up that gives better contrast than a modern TV in reasonable light conditions.

Comment Re:You have no understanding of light (Score 1) 330 330

the BRIGHTEST aspects of the image are so bright

Uh, yeah, that's what we mean by 'contrast ratio'? We are saying that even if your room is pitch black, the contrast ratio between the the white wall and the white light will be WORSE than the contrast ration on any modern TV.

And you can of course easily provide some darker surface to project upon

Dude, do YOU understand how light works? If you have a grey wall instead of a while wall, it means that no matter what projecter you use, you will never have white.

Comment Re:Not a hack (Score 1) 86 86

True, except that in practice to DDOS any target of a reasonable size, you need to hack several thousand PCs to create a botnet. The alternative is you pay someone who has a botnet to DDOS for you.

In any case, a DDOS requires a hack, even if you were not the one to do it.

Comment Re:Overly broad? (Score 1) 422 422

It *could* be that HFCS is worse than some other sugars

HFCS is demonstrably WORSE than cane sugar. The extreme majority of double-blind taste tests have shown people prefer cane sugar in their soft drinks.

As far as health effects go, HFCS is quite possibly better than cane sugar, in that people may drink less of the bad-tasting HFCS swill :)

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