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Obviously [nuclear disarmament] is never going to work
Every year that nuclear weapons exist there is a certain chance that someone uses them and triggers the apocalypse. I don't know what that chance is. But even if it's very low, given enough time it is certain to happen! Bear in mind that nuclear war has almost started on several occasions, including by accident. We cannot survive this situation forever.
Qualia are the one thing for which there is no scientific evidence, but everyone knows exists.
The thing about qualia is that they cause humans to go about arguing about qualia! Given that they have this massive effect on the world, I find it hard to believe they aren't physical.
Women are valuable because they are less replaceable [...] you need women to carry the babies.
Ridiculous. The human race currently has over 6 billion members. It's not some endangered species where females of breeding age are to be preserved above everything else. If a man and a women of equal age have to choose between them who gets rescued, they should flip a coin.
"other alien races are as leery of sending out giant seedships that they themselves can't ride in"
But for this argument to work, you have to believe that every alien race declines to send out automated self-replicators.
"Maybe we are the first to achieve this capability."
Absolutely. That's the explanation I favour, but it means that intelligent life is much, much rarer than a lot of people suppose.
"Paradox solved, right?"
No. Some planets suitable for life have almost certainly existed in this galaxy for billions of years longer than the Earth. By now, one would expect there to have been civilisations that spread throughout the galaxy and therefore brought Earth within detection range of their signals...
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Your search — "[search terms]" — did not match any documents
* Make sure all words are spelled correctly.
* Try different keywords.
* Try more general keywords.
The results page is the equivalent of Google nothingness. Now, I think that "$|" is somehow related to CGI.pm and therefore probably CGI in general, but still shouldn't the brilliant coders at Google be able to code for this and index this as a search term so that clueless dolts like me can google for it to find out what it means?
So, I ask you Slashdotters:
* What does '$| = 1;' mean in Perl?
* Is there a way to google for that term?
* Has anyone else found any text that Google will return 'Google nothingness' as I've described it?"