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Comment: Re:A scientific hypothesis is not a guess (Score 1) 114

by Oligonicella (#48906009) Attached to: How Do We Know the Timeline of the Universe?
"Calling theories"... Hypothesis was used in the quote. In fact "theory" doesn't appear at all. So you're arguing against some other statement.

"... the simple fact is that much of the modern world would simply not work if the words "hypothesis" and "guess" were equivalent." Incorrect. Reality doesn't give a crap how words are used. You apparently do and are taking umbrage. Fine, just don't act like what you're writing is fact. It isn't.

"... rather than mysticism and magical thinking." Or hypothesis.

Comment: Re:Yawn ... (Score 2) 227

by Oligonicella (#48885745) Attached to: Eric Schmidt: Our Perception of the Internet Will Fade
Bad phrasing on your part. There is no incremental cost of enabling IoT on a device. There is replacing said device. I'm past 60. I still have my grandmother's waffle iron and it works fine, cotton wrapped cord and all. Many, many things have lifespans that will make the IoT very difficult to integrate into a current someone's life without great expense and waste and so they simply won't. The "ubiquitous" IoT will be late this century at best.

Comment: Re:Really? (Score 1) 105

Do you honestly believe that having a higher commit count indicates anything at all about "playing well with others"? From the article:

We measure team productivity by the number of commits by team developers recorded in either the main repository or any of its forks in a given quarter.

It could just as easily be argued that it indicates sloppy technique or a battle of egos.

Top Ten Things Overheard At The ANSI C Draft Committee Meetings: (10) Sorry, but that's too useful.