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Comment: Re:What they really proved... (Score 1) 114

by Ol Olsoc (#49189893) Attached to: NASA Ames Reproduces the Building Blocks of Life In Laboratory

What's your stance on whether "any/all" of the historical mainline models of physics regarding... anything... happened?

Oh, that's right, that was an irrational word construction that couldn't happen for anything in any topic.

Welcome back from the Iowa Freedom Summit, Mrs. Palin.

Comment: Re:What they really proved... (Score 1) 114

by Ol Olsoc (#49188627) Attached to: NASA Ames Reproduces the Building Blocks of Life In Laboratory

The experiment was discredited by numerous researchers for (a) being a tautology and (b) excluding data that argued against its conclusions that spontaneous generation of life is indicated.

Ah, the argument from personal incredulity. Okay, here we go. I simply cannot believe you

See how that works?

Comment: Re:What they really proved... (Score 1) 114

by Ol Olsoc (#49188609) Attached to: NASA Ames Reproduces the Building Blocks of Life In Laboratory

There in no basis for assuming that these conditions would ever occur. It's not statistics, it's wishful thinking. But thanks for pointing out the reason abiogenesists demand an incalculable (and unreproducible) time span of billions of years for their theories to work.

There is a whole lot better chance that those conditions could occur than any/all of the contradicting creation myths of every religion occurred, and you just so happened to be born into the one that is the real one, rather than all the wrong ones.

Don't you have some school board somewhere to infiltrate and force science students to learn creationism?

Comment: Re:Sorry, but... (Score 1) 114

by Ol Olsoc (#49188493) Attached to: NASA Ames Reproduces the Building Blocks of Life In Laboratory

Until we can define WHAT (precisely) "life" IS

Impossible. The division between life/lifeless is like the edge of a cloud. The closer you zoom in, the fuzzier it gets.

And how! By the definition of life back when I was in grade school, we've already created life. But as time moved on, we've refined that to the point that I expect we'll never define anything as human created life. Certainly the religious fundamentalists will never accept it.

Comment: Re:I just got one of these calls last night. (Score 1) 83

by Ol Olsoc (#49188393) Attached to: FTC Targets Group That Made Billions of Robocalls

Realistically, there are NO honest cold-call telemarketers. The law I would like to see passed is that there is a maximum $5 fine for beating the crap out of a telemarketer. And, make it a violation, not a misdemeanor.

Better yet, eliminate any penalty, and have people guilty of minor crimes beat the shit out of telemarketers as their community service.

Comment: Re: Have Settled Charges? (Score 2) 83

by Ol Olsoc (#49188337) Attached to: FTC Targets Group That Made Billions of Robocalls

I wound up agreeing to "parking on the sidewalk" which got me a $100 fine and wasn't reported to my insurance company. (My fine was higher than everyone else's and to this day I still wonder if it was because I questioned the validity of the ticket since the officer wrote down the wrong street that it happened on.)

No - its because you were parking on the damned sidewalk, ya bastard! Now straighten up and fly right.

Comment: Re: Have Settled Charges? (Score 1) 83

by Ol Olsoc (#49188315) Attached to: FTC Targets Group That Made Billions of Robocalls

However as is typical in these cases, while the settlement imposes a civil penalty of $7.73 million against CCL, it will be partially suspended after CCL pays only $500,000. Other companies involved such as Linked Service Solutions got a $5 million civil penalty but will only be required to pay $25,000.

Which is all to say, mere cost of doing business. I wonder is a 15 minute delay before starting up again was part of that "punishment"?

Comment: Re:Funny Thing... (Score 1) 399

by Ol Olsoc (#49183789) Attached to: Microsoft Convinced That Windows 10 Will Be Its Smartphone Breakthrough

Among the people who use it, Windows Phone is already hugely popular. Every time I'm around people with iPhones or Android phones, I hear complaint after complaint about things that don't work right, underwhelming features, etc.

I've never been around a Windows phone user to hear how great they are.

Terrible that the best damn phone ever invented is so unpopular.

Comment: Re:And the escalation continues (Score 1) 434

yes. obviously they should die for words they speak. you are a wise and just person.

And you? Maybe not so much.

But people are going ot have to come to grips with the fact that we aren't quite as anonymous on the net as we thing we are, so the time approaches when people with dark souls that might think rape is funny will suffer the legal repercussions to making those threats.

We don't have to agree on everything, but we should all use proper manners and stick within the law. Bill and Ted said it best - "Be excellent to each other."

Comment: Re:Systemd in 4.0-era, for or against? (Score 1) 122

by Ol Olsoc (#49183289) Attached to: Linux 4.0 Getting No-Reboot Patching

Isn't there a Women in STEM or global warming thread for you to infest?

If systemd has any bearing on women in STEM or global warming, then truly its scope has become more vast than any dared to dream or dread.

Does seem to be trolls that try ot turn every topic into a referendum on systemd.

And those three topics generate a lot of activity.

Parts that positively cannot be assembled in improper order will be.

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