As an aside, is there a sub-classification of the straw man fallacy that deals specifically with oversimplifying toward one extreme or another? I'm a big fan of labeling logical fallacies within the discussions where they occur.
I should note that I haven't really kept up with Lex Luthor's aspirations since the 1978 film.
If he could come up with a good way to trigger the earthquake, the film could be a remake of Black Sunday. Or at least use a similar target.
Period. Anyone who says otherwise is either a fool, a greedy bastard, or both.
Nice use of ad hominum attack to pre-emptively silence dissent.
I want to see a proper double blind study done of this.
How do you do a double-blind study on screens?
"You will be looking at either a back-lit screen or a book--we won't tell you which until after the study--and then we will ask you questions and examine your eyes to determine the effects."
Plastic bags that degrade in UV light would seem to mitigate the danger to wildlife (for surface-dwelling animals), which is where they cause the most damage. If it ends up being buried and lasting for 1000 years, so what? Archaeologists will be thrilled.
Also note that many aircraft canopies have multiple parts (e.g., EA-6B), where the windscreen can be thicker than the overhead portion of the canopy. The birds won't hit from above where the ejection seat pierces the canopy.
The EA-6B has one of those through-the-canopy ejection systems. Note in the photos the presence of a structural aluminum beam along the centerline of the canopy. Aircrew are well advised to keep their body parts clear of that should they need to eject.
In this case, the problem of the federal government is the 'complex problem', and the inevitability of a facsist police state is the simple solution. We know how to prepare for tyranny, so let's go ahead and do that. Dealing with the status quo is hard, so we should wait until it gets worse.
The alert sound was similar to a televised weather warning, three long tones. (At least until I was able to silence the phone...)
I'm sure Apple could come up with an easy interface on the iPhone to quickly adjust, rate and share settings. Maybe even store some info about each person's hearing loss profile to better match people with settings...
Of course, I haven't read the article yet, so this could be redundant.
What? Shows are out in less than an hour. Sometimes as little as around 10 mins after airing.
...and with a slow internet connection, they can be on your hard drive the next day.