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Comment: Re:The Elephant in the Room (Score 1) 77

by osu-neko (#47434407) Attached to: Arecibo Radio Telescope Confirms Extra-galactic Fast Radio Pulses

The summary doesn't mention extra terrestrials. Is this because they don't want to jump to conclusions or is it because the nature of the pulses doesn't appear to be organic?

When astronomers point a telescope at the sky and see a large bright object, they tend to assume it's a star, not a giant alien lighthouse. If they see a bright flash of light, they assume it's due to some natural process and not an alien strobe-light. Is there some reason they would jump to an "it's aliens" conclusion in this case? You do understand that light is light, right? Even if the wavelength puts it in the radio-frequencies instead of the visible-spectrum? There's no particular reason light in one part of the spectrum is more likely to be made by aliens than natural phenomena.

Comment: Re:And this doesn't seem like a bad idea? (Score 1) 105

by Oligonicella (#47409167) Attached to: Mapping a Monster Volcano

Yes and scientists were in control of the research center that had to inoculate their staff as a precaution because they screwed up and let out some anthrax. Scientists also stored and then lost some recently found smallpox virus in friggin' cardboard boxes.

Scientists fuck up too and the bigger the play field, the bigger the fuck up.

Comment: Intelligence (Score 3, Interesting) 553

I do not think that word means what he thinks it means.

As stated elsewhere, I see no indication of intelligence in computers and we're only thirty years from his mark of they're being intelligent enough to look down on us. Been hearing this hysteria since the '70s at least.

Comment: Re:Use Paper (Score 1) 142

by Oligonicella (#47371437) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Replacing Paper With Tablets For Design Meetings?

I have a couple and they're only really good if your final product is digital in original intent. If not, they're far less responsive than the physical processes. Your key phrase is "given up physical to go digital". That's an up front choice which then empowers the tablet. Otherwise, the tablet is anything but ad hoc.

Comment: Re:N/A (Score 1) 359

Those words were used in reference to specific subsets that do not apply to me. The question I addressed was "are text editors and various languages linked?", which is generic and has been answered thus by many who do not code in Ruby or Perl. "So, to me" was provided to set my response aside as specific to myself.

Before you snark, make sure you not only know how to diagram a sentence, but the logic in an article and a response to it.

"Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence, it will fade away as we adopt reason and science as our guidelines." -- Bertrand Russell