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Comment: Misleading title (Score 5, Insightful) 84

by daitengu (#46133893) Attached to: Astronomers Investigating Unknown Object That Hit the Earth In 773 AD

While we're arguing about solar flares, or supernovas, we're kind of ignoring the obvious. The title states "an unknown object" "hit the earth". That, also, is ruled out right in the article.

Maybe a better title would have been "Some shit happened in 773 AD and no one really knows what it is, but here's what we have so far!"

Comment: I doubt approval from YouTube is even necessary (Score 4, Interesting) 287

by daitengu (#38383244) Attached to: At Universal's Request, YouTube Yanks News Podcast Over Music Snippet

It's quite likely that large corporations like Universal, Viacom, etc. have access to pull things down from YouTube on copyright claims without Youtube's approval.

I assume Youtube assumed these organizations would use their power responsibly. Perhaps that assumption needs to be revisited.

Comment: Re:Evolution.. (Score 1) 588

by daitengu (#35643764) Attached to: 12-Year-Old Rewrites Einstein's Theory of Relativity
Is it a dead branch? look at this kid. He seems quite able to function in society.  Evolution requires many, MANY 'misses' before it gets a 'hit'.  Take a look at homo sapiens for example, and all the various "missing links" before it.  those species all died out because they were dead branches. 

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