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Comment: Re:Another giant leap? (Score 1) 91

by asylumx (#47469527) Attached to: Researchers Find Evidence of How Higgs Particle Imparts Mass

Now it doesn't mean it IS a Yeti. It doesn't mean it's even our kind of Yeti.

What d'ya mean? Every Yeti is our kind of Yeti. Perhaps the Higgs Boson just needs to leave giant footprints in the snow.

Without the Higgs Boson, there would be no snow... so doesn't that kind of mean that the snow itself is the "footprint in the snow" of the Higgs Boson?

Comment: Re:Isn't the FB Newsfeed a giant experiment anyway (Score 1) 219

by asylumx (#47350555) Attached to: Facebook's Emotion Experiment: Too Far, Or Social Network Norm?
I have to agree. The comments on these articles is much ado about nothing. This is news for nerds and the nerd response should be followup questions. What did the research show? What does that mean about humans? Did people from different cultures and backgrounds react differently? etc.

The responses we see here are less nerd-like and more political.

Comment: Re:How does a country lead in patents? (Score 2) 86

by asylumx (#47298041) Attached to: China Leads In Graphene Patent Applications
Either you misread my question, or I have no idea how I'm supposed to interpret your answer: If patents only apply to the country they are filed in, how did China file for 2200 patents? Do they really mean that Chinese companies filed for 2200 US patents? Or do they mean Chinese companies filed for 2200 Chinese patents? Samsung is a Korean company, as another comment mentioned, so the lawsuit you mentioned doesn't really make sense.

Comment: Re:The real issue is stopping bandwidth oversellin (Score 2) 270

I have to say that while I agree that the marketing is devious, in practice my bandwidth has always been at least as good as the "up to" amount the companies have promised. I don't defend these companies in general, but the "up to" speeds & marketing is going to be a hard one to argue against if it's not currently a problem.

I think the lack of market competition is a much bigger problem than marketing techniques. Customers can't "vote with their dollars" because their only two realistic options are 1. internet or 2. no internet.

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