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Comment: Re:As an informed citizen... (Score 1) 588 588

by SuiteSisterMary (#49994029) Attached to: Supreme Court Upholds Key Obamacare Subsidies
Wheee, sharecropping! Next, tell people that not only do they only have health insurance through their employer, but now they're paid in company scrip, usable only at company stores, where products the company decides you want or need is priced at what the company feels is fair.

Comment: Re:uhh... (Score 1) 207 207

Actually, we still haven't got a clue as to what the longterm problems might be with Wifi.. There are studies which suggest it IS harmfull..

Please link to peer-reviewed, reproducible tests and studies showing standard Wi-Fi routers produce harmful radiation.

Take your time, we'll wait.

Comment: Re:So what? (Score 1) 528 528

by SuiteSisterMary (#49977995) Attached to: The Town That Banned Wi-Fi

If they choose to believe that non-interfering RF is causing them great harm, what is the harm in allowing them to hold that belief? It appears they are only harming themselves in so doing; outsiders can choose to visit other towns instead. Make no mistake that I don't agree with their ideas of Wi-Fi causing harm to humans, but I also don't see how their idea hurts anyone outside their own group.

Ignorance is harm in and of itself, let alone the idea that, if they choose to blame something on an incorrect source (cows are dying because witches) they remove the possibility of finding and fixing the actual problem. (Cows are dying because contaminated feed, water, disease, whatever).

Comment: Re:Evolution is a theory not a fact (Score 1) 479 479

Ok, then it's a 'fact' that when a broad spectrum light is shone at that cup, the waves reflected are predominantly in the 475 nm range, which we happen to observe as 'blue.'

When shone at this cup, however, the waves reflected are lower in frequency, and we observe them as 'red'. Now you come up with a theory to explain that.

Similarly, Newton noticed the 'fact' that a thing dropped six feet from the Earth's surface will fall at 9.8 m/s^2, once you've factored in air resistance and the like. He then used that to build a Theory of Universal Gravitation. Which turned out to be wrong in some cases.

Comment: Re:Lost world (Score 1) 212 212

by SuiteSisterMary (#49868843) Attached to: American Pharoah Overcomes Biology To Win Triple Crown

Think of being in a car crash and being broken up so bad you'll never walk again and simply being a live every day is agony which no amount of painkillers will fix.

Unfortunately, in this case, 'humane' changes definition to 'prolong as long as possible.' Despite the person being able to make a reasoned, rational decision, as opposed to a horse.

Comment: Re:The STEM equivalent of Pullman (Score 1) 260 260

by SuiteSisterMary (#49868477) Attached to: Why Apple and Google Made Their Own Programming Languages

If you're proficient in an internal language, you're more likely to remain working there. Eventually, you'll be paid in Google bucks or Apple dollars, which are not legal tender anywhere else in the world.

The Shiawase Decision granted multinational corporations extraterritoriality status on their corporate holdings. Suddenly entering, say, a Renraku facility meant entering an entirely new country.

The perversity of nature is nowhere better demonstrated by the fact that, when exposed to the same atmosphere, bread becomes hard while crackers become soft.

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