The scientific study comes from the lack of sales. And I for one tried it and hate it completely. I got it on a laptop and had to find one of those after market things to make it usable. Maybe it works on a pad but it sure as heck doesn't work well on a desktop. And every single person I know hates the damn thing. And the computer I build this summer will have Windows 7 on it.
Not that it matters any longer but the right to bear arms was related to the right of collective defense via the militia. You know, complete sentences and historical fact being what they are. Not that it matters, rational discussion has long since left the building on this and other subjects.
That looks great. Thanks for the information and the heads up.
What the heck does that mean? What are these 'Popular Science Rags' you're talking about? So anything that helps folks explore the wonder and intelligence of science is a 'rag' unless it does what? Unless it's incomprehensible to anyone but you? How is that helping anyone? It's hard enough getting some folks to even accept science and your attitude certainly doesn't help.
You know, some things are complicated - no kidding. But the ability to teach those things, even complicated concepts, means you should be able to translate that information to something your students can learn. In other words, if you can't explain it, you can't teach then you really don't understand it yourself. That could be the reason for these snarky comments.
Wow, even nerds and geeks can be bullies. Great. There is no call to make fun of someone for wanting to learn and someone who wants that learning in an interesting and digestible way. The main thing is a desire to learn. I'm also interested in seeing if there are other avenues for this sort of learning - so that makes me 'stupid' right? You're so smart.
Clearly the idiots in charge of this little corner of Soviet Russia don't clearly understand the law or the American Constitution. Bad Con Law Professors or a very lax grading curve for these Prosecutors and Judges. Just sad the state of legal education if they've let idiots like these be in charge of anything more important than dog licensing.
Why does anyone want to put 'their' list of favorite Star Trek shows up? I either think you're a genius and as brilliant as me if you have the same likes and dislikes or I know you're a moron who has no clue as to the difference between good and bad television but either way you've watched too much reality TV where some idiot is thinking their opinion on anything from your dancing or your cooking, looks, makeup, or cake means anything other than to identify them as pretentious d bag and you as well.
Dude is guilty, dude needs to stand trial and stay in prison if found guilty. Divulging secrets when you are in a position of trust is a serious matter, Manning did put lives in danger, might have directly had people murdered because of his actions. And if that is the case he needs to face the death penalty for his crimes. He very well may have decided to impose his own version of morality by his actions, the problem for him is that the world does not revolve around him and his decisions and actions will face the rules made for the rest of us.
Saying 'Multiverse Propaganda' is putting a judgment into the description thereby attempting to label the Theory you don't agree with as propaganda. This is Slashdot, not the Rush Limbaugh Comedy Show - most readers here can see that obvious bias and unsubstantiated claptrap on the face of it. It does not advance your argument nor does the 'more theory than fact' quip. It's a Theory dude, sorry if this theory is catching the imagination of people and is getting attention but that's how life goes. All that 'Black Hole' stuff was a theory as well and I do remember the folks whose brains had ossified objecting on much the same lines as you objecting. Very sad, especially when most folks will leave it as theory until something is proven one way or the other so all the ranting and slanted arguments on Slashdot you wish to engage in are pretty much a waste of time.
That sounds horribly condescending and dangerous to boot. By saying you need to have an advanced degree in physics to begin to understand this or that theory sounds an awful lot like religious claptrap. Your 'comforting lies' is religious based argument as well. Scientists aren't members of a Priesthood and shouldn't be treated as the only 'Holy Men with the Truth'. And I would say that people who wish to tell someone like Mr. Greene 'To tread carefully' are full of hooey. At least him and a few others are trying to take their knowledge and their theories to the general interested public. Theories and speculation are the name of the game, your game is orthodoxy and staying within the norms of whatever orthodoxy is in fashion at the moment.
Classified documents are still classified documents and if it's illegal to possess or look at them that's not going to change because one disaffected soldier leaks them to someone who makes it their business to harm the United States. The laws are very clear and here the Air Force is just making sure that some idiot doesn't put himself in trouble with the law. And it is blocking those sites from Air Force Computers! Not your computer, work computers used at work for work in the Air Force. Simple.
The more trouble these morons are able to do the worse it will be, there will a greater consensus to clamp down even further on the Internet and the RIAA and the MPAA and all those suckers will attach themselves to the next legislation even tighter and parachute even more control into the Internet. Great move. It's a lose lose situation.
It would be worth your effort to take a look at the ways in which various artists are learning to monetize their efforts. From the work that Trent Reznor does with giving his work away and charging for higher quality sound files to selling tee shirts to other merchandise to engaging the community of fans for him in ways that keep interest up and keep his work relevant to jazz guys like Larry Carlton who has a best selling Jazz album out right now and is a major music artist but who also sells Instructional Guitar videos through Truefire (dotcom) and through his own website and even to the point where he'll have online guitar instructional one on one or in groups - along with the rest of the artists at that Music Instructional company who teach, play live gigs, sell albums, sell 'how to' play their music videos, sell tab and sheet music of their music and do instructional courses and will have online instructional guitar courses and keyboard and bass courses - the point is, if you're smart and you have some hustle in you there is a way to translate your artistry into earning a living. It's not the way it has been, but you know, the guy who sold Horse Buggies in the old days either complained about the shortage of buyers or went out and got a Ford Dealership. Adapt dude. Adapt.
Prohibition - ever heard of it? It was the great idea of making something illegal that could be made in your bathtub. -Pot, making something illegal that grows in your backyard, your basement, your National Forest - easy to grow, easy to sell. Millions and billions in Court costs, incarceration costs, police costs and power to criminals - all for something you can't stop and is no worse than booze. So simple, so hard for people to understand.