So those 32 extra bits of memory addressing are nice. But don't forget about that 1 extra bit for identifying registers!
Fiat currency is sort of like the relativity of economics. It makes people uncomfortable, it doesn't seem to jive with everyday experience (although it does), and it pulls the rug out from under the idea of universal references (either reference frames or the valuableness of certain rare metals.)
Because a typical coal plant causes more dollars in health problems, and puts more radioactive material into the environment, than a typical nuclear plant. And then there's the carbon dioxide.
What makes you think a clone would ever go out with you?
I'm not sure what to think about this. I enjoyed Ender's Game as a kid[.] On the other hand[...]
Why do people (geeks in particular perhaps) get so hung up on having to either agree with EVERYTHING or NOTHING someone says and believes? Do you like the Cthulhu mythos? Well, Lovecraft was an unrepentant racist. He still wrote some great fiction though! I love Tom Cruise movies. But, he's an unrepentant Scientologist. He's still a fine actor though! You don't have to reject every word someone has ever said just because you disagree with them about one thing. You absolutely should let that knowledge inform your thoughts. And you absolutely should not feel any qualms about participating in a boycott. But you don't boycott Card's works because they're BAD. In fact, the fact that he's a good author makes your boycott even more compelling, since you're probably missing out on a great story--you're cause some harm to yourself--in order to call attention to a cause that's more important to you.
Here's what you should think: Ender's Game is still a good book. Card is still a homophobic asshole. A better question is, what are you going to do about it?
If you're going to use a rhetorical question to make your point, you should make sure it factually supports your claim first.