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Comment: These old farts are funny (Score 3, Interesting) 176

by SolitaryMan (#48586929) Attached to: Hollywood's Secret War With Google
While they keep fighting their own customers, Indie artists and movie makers are slowly eating their market share. Seriously, even these days I can find enough quality shows and even movies to watch on YouTube. Give it another XY years and Hollywood would be squeezed into some small niche market only few people will care about and I will not be one of them.

Comment: Re:Real genetic differences versus Racism (Score 1) 541

by SolitaryMan (#47650743) Attached to: Geneticists Decry Book On Race and Evolution

Some have argued that this gap is genetic (and we certainly cannot rule it out); however, there is no conclusive evidence to support their claim that the IQ gap is genetic.

Well, the claim that IQ gap is genetic is easy to prove: you just have to find the genes responsible for that gap. Then, find subjects of multiple races with and without those genes and demonstrate that they have statistically significant difference in IQ.

Until they have done that, claims that gap is genetic are unscientific. Period.

In any case, I'm pretty sure that the genes that make you "black" are not the same genes that make you "smart". I can buy an argument that there can be some correlation (which also can be cultural), but our understanding of genes is pretty far from the point where we would be able to make such claims.

Comment: Re:Seriously? (Score 1) 359

Hit the nail on the head there.

I remember when we just moved here and my wife wanted to buy a sour cream. With fat-free obsession here most stuff is very low on fat, but we wanted it with "normal" percentage of fat, like we used to. Basically we were looking for the one with the highest percentage of fat and so for each can it was: take the total mass in ounces or pounds, divide by the number of servings = mass of one serving, convert to grams, divide the fat per serving in grams by the mass of the serving to get the percentage. Do the same thing for the next can and compare.

Yes, we did get some weird looks.

Your code should be more efficient!