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Comment: Re:Global warming for the win! (Score 0) 384

Don't tow the "Climate Change" line, don't get funded

Exactly! Without scientists to move it, the "climate change" line, or for that matter, any line marking the boundaries of current human knowledge, it stays stagnant and fixed. Towing the lines helps our society prosper and grow...

And to think that George Orwell thought it a Dying Metaphor!

Comment: Re:Tax dollars at work. (Score 1) 102

by Jeremy Erwin (#48179375) Attached to: Canada Will Ship 800 Doses of Experimental Ebola Drug to WHO

The US has a patent on an Ebola virus..
Human ebola virus species and compositions and methods thereof

Looks like a Canadian patent, owned by the " The Government Of The United States Of America As Represented By The Sec Retary, Department Of Health & Human Services, Center For Disease Control".

It's the wrong strain, though. Also I'm not sure why the US government would own a Canadian patent.

Comment: Re: Type and touch? (Score 1) 252

by Jeremy Erwin (#48178183) Attached to: Apple's Next Hit Could Be a Microsoft Surface Pro Clone

For a portable TV otherwise known as iPad a touchscreen is about the same as a dial on the side.

Funny, that. I rarely use my ipad for video. Sometimes I stream videos to my AppleTV using my ipad, but most of what I do on my ipad is web consumption--just the standard mix of text and graphics, mind you not web video. aside from that, there's kindle, and reading pdfs.
But of course, I may well be an outlier.

A large screen ipad might be good for drawing, provided that the stylus can be accurate enough-- drawing on my ipad feels like I'm in kindergarten, fingerpainting. Then again, I'm not the artistic type.

Comment: Re:Until... (Score 4, Insightful) 142

by Jeremy Erwin (#48069991) Attached to: US Navy Develops Robot Boat Swarm To Overwhelm Enemies

The Chinese would like to be able to invade Taiwan, but the presence of a Carrier Battle Group in the region has a deterrring effect. An Antiship ballistic misdle capability would deter the carrier from doing much interference.

(The US has certain obligations under the Taiwan Relations Act).

The idle man does not know what it is to enjoy rest.