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Comment: Re:Why not just kill them all? (Score 2) 150 150

I seem to recall reading a few articles in the last year where it's been determined that, while mosquitoes have a relatively large percent of the planet's biomass, removing them would have very little consequence; the things that eat them don't eat them primarily.

Comment: Re:Parallel universe not new time line ... (Score 2) 422 422

It's been an alternate parallel universe ever since Tasha Yar went back in time with the Enterprise C, ended up being captured by Romulans, and had a half-Romular daughter who went on have her own warbird in the fleet; the ship was supposed to be destroyed with all hands and it was definitely not. Hell, it's been an alternate timeline since Kirk went back to San Francisco if you want to get technical. Which means it's actually been an alternate timeline since the eighties. And that's not even counting the stable time loop involving the 19th century and whatnot.

The Trek timeline is a convoluted knot. Why should the latest movies be any different in that respect?

Comment: The thing about space programs (Score 2) 141 141

Is that they're great to simultaneously develop accurate ICBMs.

Iran no longer having a space program means that its neighbors in the region don't have to worry about missiles being developed under such a banner, at least; anything they develop will be made for military use. Also possibly badly photoshopped.

Comment: Re:So... (Score 3) 99 99

Fertilizer is among its many byproducts, but raw petroleum is not going to work as fertilizer and requires quite a bit of processing in order to split into the products that we use today.

This has been an ongoing problem, periodically, if you'll recall. And the use of fertilizers is only increasing. The oil spill didn't contribute, it's causing its own problems but this is not one of them.

Comment: Re:So... (Score 5, Insightful) 99 99

Unlikely. Fertilizer runoff from farms being dumped in a body of water will help algae growth, that's a very large part of what happened in Ohio, because apparently farmers in Ohio are fucking retards who think dumping manure on fields that are FROZEN OVER is a good idea and that it won't just all wash out into the lake there.

Petroleum isn't going to have the same effect by a long shot. There is no algae that eats oil.

Comment: Re:Don't look for logic (Score 1) 246 246

Local user, you twit. It doesn't mean 'loser'.

The fact that the end users tend to look at IT as utterly useless except when something goes wrong, in which case it should have been fixed and prevented from going wrong even when it was the end user's fault, does however tend to promote such an attitude. But the IT guys would have to be idiots to use that term openly.

If the code and the comments disagree, then both are probably wrong. -- Norm Schryer