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Comment Imagine the views... (Score 1) 625 625

I can't help but wonder what it would be like to look out of a window and clear tube from barely above the earth at a speed of 4000mph, it must be quite spectacular! And imagine seeing the sun "move" through the sky as daylight changed. Is this speed fast enough to cause any significant amount of time dilation for those in the trains? I'm better no, but maybe someone could be more precise about it. This is one of those things that is really awesome to think about, no matter how unrealistic it is to actually build.

Comment use as a learning tool? (Score 1) 250 250

as crazy/sad/pathetic/whatever as this service sounds, it might be interesting if instead of matching someone with a fictional ideal, it was advanced enough to simulate various personality types and try to teach the social inept among us some much needed social skills.

Comment Re:Seriously? (Score 1) 1352 1352

First of all, I don't think you're dumb... I don't know where you got that from. I was just pointing out what I thought was a flaw with your argument. If you had posted about the 3 questions and small sample size of that poll, that would have been a much better way to discredit it.

On the question of the birth certificate, I feel like this is one of those things where the best facts we have state that yes, he was born in Hawaii. I question how easy it would really be to not only fake the document, but get it into all the right places to have the proper record of it. If you can create a situation where I can call up the appropriate offices in Hawaii and be confirmed that you were born there but you weren't, maybe I'd believe it.

I mean, if you want to be philosophical, you can't really trust any piece of information. Why trust anything you see or hear, ever? At some point you have to believe that some things are at least probably true.

I'm no engineer, but doesn't isn't the uncertainty principal a quantum phenomena, and therefore irrelevant at a macro scale?

Comment Re:Seriously? (Score 1) 1352 1352

So what exactly is wrong with the way the poll was conducted? It doesn't really matter who conducted it or funded it, if you want to discredit it you have to point out how it was flawed. When you pass off implications of the poll by simply saying "whatever", you're not really making a strong case that there is something wrong with the data. If Microsoft funded a survey and results showed insecurities in Chrome, Google couldn't away with saying "whatever! MS funded the study and therefore it should be ignored.". They'd have to either point out how the survey was invalid, or demonstrate that the flaws found don't really exist.

Many people write memos to tell you they have nothing to say.

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