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Comment: No, this is absolutely normal SOP these days. (Score 2) 297

by Dr. Manhattan (#48410473) Attached to: Uber Threatens To Do 'Opposition Research' On Journalists
For example:

If the oil and gas industry wants to prevent its opponents from slowing its efforts to drill in more places, it must be prepared to employ tactics like digging up embarrassing tidbits about environmentalists and liberal celebrities, a veteran Washington political consultant told a room full of industry executives in a speech that was secretly recorded.

Comment: No, this is absolutely normal SOP these days. (Score 5, Informative) 297

by Dr. Manhattan (#48410457) Attached to: Uber Threatens To Do 'Opposition Research' On Journalists
For example:

If the oil and gas industry wants to prevent its opponents from slowing its efforts to drill in more places, it must be prepared to employ tactics like digging up embarrassing tidbits about environmentalists and liberal celebrities, a veteran Washington political consultant told a room full of industry executives in a speech that was secretly recorded.

+ - Cygnus ISS Resupply Vehicle Explodes on Lift Off

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Several seconds after lifting off on schedule at 6:22PM, and clearing its tower, the Cygnus Antares rocket slipped back, crashing into the launch facility and exploding. A large fireball consumed the vehicle and caused apparently significant damage to the facility."

Comment: You read in some assumptions, I'm afraid. (Score 1) 216

by Dr. Manhattan (#48139743) Attached to: Oxytocin Regulates Sociosexual Behavior In Female Mice
I didn't propose that males would necessarily be irrational in the same way as you think females are. It could easily manifest in different ways or even diferent domains. But even in the same domain... what of the many men who damage their family relationships and careers because they manifest a lack of Johnson control?

Comment: Re:Your conclusions are invalid. (Score 1) 216

by Dr. Manhattan (#48129361) Attached to: Oxytocin Regulates Sociosexual Behavior In Female Mice

I noticed based on the evidence and simple observation that it is much easier for it to happen in females.

Lemme propose a hypothetical. What if you and other males are just as 'irrational' as you think females are... but you don't notice it because you take your own irrationalities as given? It's hard to judge a culture from within; how much harder might it be to judge one's own biology?

Comment: Where did those goalposts get to? (Score 1) 795

by Dr. Manhattan (#47970527) Attached to: How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

If you are creating a design and then testing it empirically under relatively controlled conditions to determine if it works, then you are doing science.

Using science to evaluate a design? Sure. But the design itself is... wait for it... engineering. Of course engineers can do science, and scientist can engineer. Heck, musicians can be scientists, and vice versa. But that doesn't mean that engineering is science.

Lo! Men have become the tool of their tools. -- Henry David Thoreau

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