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Comment: Re:Cosmic background radiation (Score 2, Informative) 114

by MountainMan101 (#33834378) Attached to: Mission Complete! WMAP In 'Graveyard Orbit'

You've misunderstood the difference between doubting a theory and doubting an observable. Walking off a cliff would be stupid, it it clearly observed that things fall. On the other hand doubting that the reason is due to the attraction of masses, perhaps in favour of some alternative source of the force, does not lead to such stupid mistakes.

The original poster did not contradict the evidence for the big bang, rather the explanation.

Comment: Google vs Adobe (Score 1) 218

by MountainMan101 (#32716376) Attached to: VP8 Codec Coming To FFmpeg

On one hand Google is a friend of Adobe - mutual hatred of Apple and using Flash for You Tube, bundling Adobe Flash Player in Chrome.

On the other hand Google is a strong proponent of HTML5 + VP8, which would replace Flash in some situations.

Google seems to be the master of sitting on the fence. I mean they back the biggest competitor to the iPhone (Android) and yet remain #1 search engine on the iPhone/pad/pod.

???

Comment: Re:Great (Score 1) 225

by MountainMan101 (#30224926) Attached to: Inkscape 0.47 Released

I just tried it. Inkscape imported the PDF I made in it. It contained text, vectors and bitmaps and it loaded them fine. Perhaps you should file a bug for your particular case. Or are you just a freeloader - using open source software without contributing any effort, even as far as bug reporting.

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