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Comment: Tricky question (Score 1) 471

by JBMcB (#48906339) Attached to: Best 1990s Sci-fi show?

I enjoyed watching TNG but the script quality was extremely variable. X-Files had some bad episodes, but overall the quality of writing was much, much better. Jose Chung's "From Outer Space" is one of my favorite episodes of any TV show.
Mulder - "What did you do with Scully!!?!?!"
Jesse Ventura - "Oh, ahhhh... she went to get some ice..."

Comment: Re:A scientific hypothesis is not a guess (Score 1) 151

by Oligonicella (#48906009) Attached to: How Do We Know the Timeline of the Universe?
"Calling theories"... Hypothesis was used in the quote. In fact "theory" doesn't appear at all. So you're arguing against some other statement.

"... the simple fact is that much of the modern world would simply not work if the words "hypothesis" and "guess" were equivalent." Incorrect. Reality doesn't give a crap how words are used. You apparently do and are taking umbrage. Fine, just don't act like what you're writing is fact. It isn't.

"... rather than mysticism and magical thinking." Or hypothesis.

Comment: Re:Yawn ... (Score 2) 228

by Oligonicella (#48885745) Attached to: Eric Schmidt: Our Perception of the Internet Will Fade
Bad phrasing on your part. There is no incremental cost of enabling IoT on a device. There is replacing said device. I'm past 60. I still have my grandmother's waffle iron and it works fine, cotton wrapped cord and all. Many, many things have lifespans that will make the IoT very difficult to integrate into a current someone's life without great expense and waste and so they simply won't. The "ubiquitous" IoT will be late this century at best.

"It's a dog-eat-dog world out there, and I'm wearing Milkbone underware." -- Norm, from _Cheers_