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Comment Re: Penny (Score 1) 702

You could also take the opinion that the concept of a firearm today is something the signatories to the second amendment could hardly imagine...

One could also take the opinion that if the signatories couldn't imagine firearms that simply shot bullets faster, then there's certainly no possible way they could have imagined the discovery of electricity and all the ways it would facilitate speech, therefore the first amendment should not apply to any electronic communication, if the second amendment should not apply to modern arms!

Comment Best way to convert a "non-science" stickler (Score 3, Funny) 288

If you find yourself talking to a person who dismisses talk of multiverses or string theory as no better than talk of the supernatural, just ask them what a person would see while falling into a black hole. They will proceed to tell you their version. Then ask if someone outside the hole can ever verify anything they just said. They will say no, communication won't work from inside an event horizon to the outside. Then ask, if everything they said is all based on conjecture and extrapolating known laws, and can't be experimentally verified, why do they feel it merits discussion?

Comment Re:Reminder: Holographic theory != Simulation (Score 1) 157

So... uh, does Phil Plait or Neil Degrasse Tyson read Slashdot?

Try the book "Spooky Action at a Distance." It challenges the idea that 4D spacetime is fundamental, because of observations of entanglement. It discusses both the holographic universe theory, and also geometrogenesis under quantum graphity. http://guidetoreality.blogspot...

Comment Last time I used chrome on android... (Score 1) 107

it shoved an ad on top of a web page i was trying to read. The ad programmer had some fun with it, it would move around when I tried to scroll, and the dismiss box did not do exactly what I wanted. So I took a few minutes to install firefox and adblock. Then I removed the chrome icon from the special real estate on the home screen and replaced it with firefox, and set firefox to default. Goodbye ads!

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