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Comment: Re:most lego's are a rip off (Score 1) 351

by Hillgiant (#46772569) Attached to: Kids Can Swipe a Screen But Can't Use LEGOs

Do you have any idea how close a tolerance you must have in order to have millions of bricks and have any pair of them mate cleanly, easily, and with sufficient clutch to not immediately fall off? And have multiple "legal" connection locations on each brick? And permit multiple bricks attach with equal spacing and equivalent strength?

We are talking a process capability that rivals, if not vastly exceeds, most aerospace manufacturers. No disrespect to the rocket science guys, but we are talking tight tolerances on small parts.

Comment: Re:Hulk hogan could code too (Score 1) 578

by Hillgiant (#46729185) Attached to: Michael Bloomberg: You Can't Teach a Coal Miner To Code

A better way to state the question: half the population has sub-median intelligence

Half the population will always have sub-median intelligence. That is what median means.

That said, I believe that we will have a stronger society if we focus on elevating the lower educated to a higher educated state. I do not want to create a permanent underclass of semi- or un-skilled labor supporting the higher class's state of near permanent leisure.

Comment: Re:"LONG extinct"? Hah. (Score 1) 187

by Hillgiant (#46526231) Attached to: 43,000-Year-Old Woolly Mammoth Remains Offer Strong Chance of Cloning

Still off by a factor of almost 400 years. If you read the referenced paper, there is no mention of hunting large land animals or of mammoths at all. Sounds like original research (unsupported by facts, no less) on the part of the Wikipedia author.

Furthermore of all the radiocarbon dating, the most ambitious date is 1750 BCE. Still 400 years too early for J. Random Eskimo to stick a harpoon in his side. Do you have anything that suggests earlier humans or later Mammoths?

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