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Comment: Re:2 big problems in that report (Score 1) 342 342

If you take the credits for a 3000+ page paper, yet keep pitching its blatantly wrong executive summary for years, you're nothing but a fraud. Or, writing a 3000+ page paper only to arrive at erroneous conclusions is a case of mind-bogglingly stubborn stupidity.

Comment: Re:You got the cause and effect reversed (Score 4, Insightful) 452 452

I didn't vote for Obama, hell I didn't even vote. Crap like this is why.

You figured Obama would pull some "crap", so you didn't oppose him, despite having a consequence- and cost-free way of doing that? I fail to follow your logic here.

"Yes we can!" - take over your Internets?

Well, since it seems that his opponents can't even be bothered to haul their arse a few blocks over to the closest voting place... yeah, I guess he can.

Let me clarify that. You didn't have to stand against the Persian army with your 299 comrades. You didn't have to engage in sabotage against the Nazi army in occupied France. You didn't have to express a political opinion that could get you fired. All you had to do was haul your ass a few blocks away to cast a vote that could not be traced back to you. But you failed to do even that. And now you complain that the guy you imply to have known to be up to no good but couldn't be bothered to oppose is doing what you feared he would? Sorry, but you aren't getting any sympathy from me.

A coward I might pity, a greedy miser I might despise, but for you, all I can say is: "WTF?"

Comment: If something does what it's designed to do... (Score 1) 350 350

... then it is good enough for me. Competition sorts everything else out. Take the mobile phone as an example: first you could dial numbers and it was good enough, then you could write text messages, and now I'm posting on Slashdot from my Nokia (which has a full QWERTY keyboard, thankyouverymuch).


Journal: Artificial life is only months away

From the article: "Artificial life will be created within four months, a controversial scientist has predicted. Craig Venter, who led a private project to sequence the human genome, told The Times that his team had cleared a critical hurdle to creating man-made organisms in a laboratory.

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