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Comment: Original Radio series (Score 1) 39

by coastwalker (#48010211) Attached to: Expedition 42 ISS Crew Embraces Douglas Adams

Wonderful fun at the time. The characters were recognizably like us. It had great music. The science was logically correct though largely imaginary, the shoe event horizon has for example not moved in social science from a theory to a measurable process. One of the main protagonist drinks tea, and the infinite improbability drive is driven by the random information from a realy hot cup of tea; one wonders how much tea Adams drank writing it. At the time it was completely unique, it had stereo sound and even a plug on national television

Comment: Re:Cuba could have lifted it ages ago (Score -1, Troll) 540

by coastwalker (#47879371) Attached to: Cuba Calculates Cost of 54yr US Embargo At $1.1 Trillion

You know it would be nice to hear an American say something more grown up than a five year old once in a while.

The only good news is that everyone with the strongest reasons to hate each other are over 80 years old now and will soon be dead.

Which rather begs the question why young Americans keep spouting this shit about the Cuban kid in the playground who took something and wont give it back.

Surely 54 years of punishment ought to be enough?

Comment: Re:Occam's razor. (Score 1) 85

Posters do not have to pander to idiots just to be civil. There is nothing wrong with a bit of boisterous prose.

The associated subject of the impossibility of human interstellar travel is another one that people never admit

Mind you it is a bit dull realizing that the human race is stuck in this solar system forever, never mind just for now.

Comment: Re:The US slides back to the caves (Score 1) 528

by coastwalker (#47772767) Attached to: Limiting the Teaching of the Scientific Process In Ohio

Joking aside, there are evil nutjob politicians everywhere, in Europe it is mostly politicians using racism to further their cause, taking advantage of stupid thick people who want someone to hate and blame for their misfortunes.

However the US is the only first world place I know which is a declining civilization with religion actually trying to roll back the enlightenment.

I guess it keeps the trailer trash quiet

Comment: Science presentations 11:00 UTC (Score 2, Interesting) 62

by coastwalker (#47612509) Attached to: European Rosetta Space Craft About To Rendezvous With Comet

The live broadcast has been fairly interesting so far, they actually allowed a scientist pointing at a water spectrum graph to be broadcast. This is almost like being back in the 70's when they treated the audience as if they had done high school and were actually interested.

I do hope they put some of this up on Youtube

Comment: Re:Local testing works? (Score 1) 778

by coastwalker (#47499293) Attached to: States That Raised Minimum Wage See No Slow-Down In Job Growth

It may be a fallacy in your mind. But it does beg the question why such a huge number of poor people are in prison camp USA.

Increases in wealth in America have largely gone to the 1% since the 1970's rather than the poor or middle class. Basically the USA has reinvented feudalism.

Comment: Re:Local testing works? (Score 1) 778

by coastwalker (#47499093) Attached to: States That Raised Minimum Wage See No Slow-Down In Job Growth

You mean you run your economy on illegal cheap foreign labour and because criminal money is just as good as real money to you Americans you think its would be a good idea to stop providing welfare to the human beings you threw down the toilet in your own country because you displaced them with foreign slaves..

And you wonder why Putin is able to get worldwide support for his immensely successful propaganda?

He seems no worse than the US.

Comment: Re:Youtube Comments (Score 4, Insightful) 238

by coastwalker (#47465045) Attached to: Pseudonyms Now Allowed On Google+

The information on the web is steadily disappearing behind shit UI designs. So many information sites of one kind or another have gone all flash, all icons, all pictures, all randomly spread over the page like vomit and repeated at random intervals in random blocks of "stuff you must see".

Fortunately slidy tiles will be out of fashion eventually and we can all laugh at the people who think they are cool as we should be doing now.

Nothing is finished until the paperwork is done.