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Comment Re:Camel's nose under the tent (Score 1) 447

Claims that have been repeatedly tested and found false are ignored until they present data.

There is nothing scientific about funding for science. It's more an engineering process.

At some point the bullshit gets so thick, the claim goes in the bucket with perpetual motion. No funding, no attention at all unless they present raw data and full instructions for the data's reproduction.

I more or less ignore the yahoos. If they believe something like this is 'disproven', they are 'close enough for liberal arts majors'. All they can do is add to 'noise', there is no 'signal' there anyhow. Those folks want a lot of things ('backed by the full weight of science.'), sucks to be them.

Comment Re:Camel's nose under the tent (Score 1) 447

So what is the scientific word for theory/hypothesis that has been repeatedly tested and failed every time.

While 'Bullshit' isn't a scientific term, I've heard many a scientist use it to describe repeatedly tested and failed theories that keep popping up, yet again.

Comment Re:Turnabout is fair play? (Score 1) 544

Oh, I lived - and worked - in Belgium and Chile for 2 years each. Had to register with the local police. And when I lived in China (6 years) it was the same thing. Sounds like you've never worked (legally) overseas... Or did you confuse "working in XXX" with "tourist to XXX"?

Comment Turnabout is fair play? (Score 1) 544

I know when I travel to Asia, South America, or Europe, I need to present my passport at all hotels I stay at. When I worked in Belgium, Chile and China, I had to register with the Government and provide the local police station with my information - and inform them if I moved to a new apartment/house. In the US, I don't think that tourists need to provide their passports at hotels, nor do visa holders need to register with the local police station. So - how is what is proposed much different than 90% of the rest of the world?

Comment Re:Mobile communications experience in the US (Score 1) 142

Prices have been going down lately due to intense competition. Sprint and T-Mobile are aggressively competing on price, and V and T are cutting prices to keep from losing too many customers. Meanwhile, Sprint and T-Mobile are steadily building out their networks to compete with V and T coverage advantage, but they have a long way to go.

And Dish Network has bought a huge amount of spectrum at auction. They will be entering the business in a major way sometime in the next few years.

They're not acting the way you describe. Not anymore.

Comment Pay a lot or give up on good coverage (Score 1) 142

Verizon is the only good choice for good coverage outside of cities. You will pay a lot. If you don't want to pay a lot, then get something cheap and spend your time looking for free wifi. There's no really good, inexpensive option.

The US is vast. It will be a long time before all the networks fill in their coverage holes and have to mostly compete on price. If bandwidth keeps increasing, it may be forever.

Anything cut to length will be too short.