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Comment Re:"and time runs backward as well as forward." (Score 1) 257

From your link:


We do not know why so few cardiac patients report NDE after CPR, although age plays a part. With a purely physiological explanation such as cerebral anoxia for the experience, most patients who have been clinically dead should report one.

How does that refute GP or even show anything of substantial value to the debate of whether or not there's scientific evidence for a creator? Go ahead, twist the findings of that study to say what you want them to. Do it for all to see.

Comment Re:Link doesn't mention encryption at all (Score 1) 150

True, the second link that you call out doesn't mention encryption at all. It's another story about the technical details (specifically app permissions and how that might influence the security of the new OS) of Android 6.0, but not entirely relevant to the encryption issue brought up in TFS. It belongs up there, just maybe should have gotten its own sentence introducing it. But, that might be being a little nitpicky for a site that runs on user-generated summaries for the articles it posts.

Comment Re:editorialize much? (Score 3, Informative) 71

Seriously, this is done all the time, especially by energy/oil corporations. Exxon has one similar right now: What's the point? That both Apple and Microsoft used tired advertising techniques? Oh! But M$FT used them last, when they were more tired!

Comment Re:There's still the pollution thing (Score 2) 216

If we're just talking shipping from a Chinese port to a U.S. port, sure. That will take less energy per pound than 100 miles in a truck. What I (mis?)understood was the claim that shipping a product from just within a state or county would still be less efficient than ordering the product all the way from China. That's clearly not the case as when the product arrives in the U.S. it would have to undergo those inefficient miles in a truck (unless you lived in a port city), possibly across multiple state lines. So, I don't see why DamonHD's comment is deemed so Insightful when replying to fustakrakich's point that local is less miles.

Comment Pot Kettle Black (Score 1) 131

I read the story in your link, and read the link that it provided to the M.D. who made that claim. Neither specified what they're including as a "medical study". Only peer-reviewed, or is a "study" published by a pharmaceutical company on their website being lumped into the mix? 'Cause I can see 50% of all medical studies being bullshit if you lower your definition of what constitutes a medical study to include the latter. I also found it interesting the articles couldn't pull up a few examples. I mean, if there's a 50/50 shot any random medical study will back up your claim, should be easy.

Comment Who are these people? (Score 1, Insightful) 399

I really got to wonder who these people are who wield the power to write these laws. Not the congressmen, the head of these mega corporations that own the congressmen who pass laws on their behalf, while blatantly shitting down the throats of the rest of us. I mean, I got to know if they honestly have an argument for why they think this is a good thing, even in the face of overwhelming unpopularity. Or, do they just not give a fuck? Are they delusional or nihilist? [whynotboth.jpg]

Comment Arbitrary Acronyms (Score 1) 43

I don't know which I hate more, when people do cartwheels naming a thing to make the acronym a specific word (e.g. PATRIOT Act), or when someone takes something like "Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System" and somehow decides that its acronym is "JLENS". JLACMDENSS not catchy enough? Then just call it "that fucking blimp we built".

Neckties strangle clear thinking. -- Lin Yutang