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Comment: Re:alien planets (Score 1) 88

by Sperbels (#47787667) Attached to: Astronomers Find What May Be the Closest Exoplanet So Far
That still doesn't explain why they would think planets were uncommon. We didn't know of any extra solar planets because we didn't have instruments that could find them...and we knew they were inadequate. Just because we were incapable of seeing them, that's no reason to believe they were uncommon. What we can infer from the known laws of physics suggests that all you need is gravity and matter and you're going to get clumps of matter orbiting other clumps matter orbiting other clumps of matter until you get stars and planets and moons and galaxies.

Comment: Re:Very subjective (Score 1) 382

by Sperbels (#47697477) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Would You Pay For Websites Without Trolls?
Few people care if you have datamine the hell out of a bunch of different private databases to determine someone's identity. But if you can google your name and find every discussion you ever had on the internet, then people care. I don't want a bunch of old discussions haunting me for the rest of my life. Nobody does.

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