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Comment Re:Greeks surrender: no restructuring (Score 1) 485

Easy ... the last line in square brackets is [In case no agreement is reached, Greece should be offered swift negotiations on a time-out from the euro area, with possible debt restructuring.] In other words, if you don't like it you are on you own and we are happy to provide humanitarian aid. You are welcome to take as long as you want to pontificate and come back whenever you like, no problems. There will always be conditions which will remain unknown until you decide to come back.

Comment NOBODY reads science (Score 1) 958

Effectively nobody reads science. Everybody gets it through different channels that have a bias. Very few understand it and feel shit for not understanding it. So those that filter it pick and choose and shape the scientific message so that people don't feel inadequate. It will always be like that, learn to live with it. Most people are happy with bread and circuses. The remaining few enjoy the beauty of nature the the quest for understanding. Choose to be among the few.

Fish Found Living Half a Mile Under Antarctic Ice 79

BarbaraHudson (3785311) writes "Researchers were startled to find fish, crustaceans and jellyfish investigating a submersible camera after drilling through nearly 2,500 feet (740 meters) of Antarctic ice. The swimmers are in one of the world's most extreme ecosystems, hidden beneath the Ross Ice Shelf, roughly 530 miles (850 kilometers) from the open ocean. "This is the closest we can get to something like Europa," said Slawek Tulaczyk, a glaciologist at the University of California, Santa Cruz and a chief scientist on the drilling project. More pictures here."

Comment Tower of the winds (Score 1) 62

There were other such devices such as the tower of the winds. The Greeks did not nessasary discover log the data from the heavens, what they did work out is that the heavens followed mathematical rules and so simple equations could be used to predict the behavior of the heavens and not the whims of the Gods. Hence you could convert the equations to gear mechanisms and off you go ...

Comment Re:Let's do the math (Score 1) 307

Standard argument from ignorance ... "hey look you don't know what you don't know so we might invent long enough ladders to be able to climb to the next galaxy". Well in fact you are wrong, we are fast advancing to knowing a fair bit or what can be known. I know it may sound familiar. What is well know is the cost of pushing the boundary of knowledge is growing fairly consistently. So in a century we will need half the worlds resources to learn 1% more where as now we need 10% of the worlds knowledge and a century ago we needed .1% of the worlds knowledge. Ultimately it might not be possible to cross into another galaxy much like it might not be possible to travel back in time to make two planets occupy the same spot with no ill effect ... but you don't know, there are still people working in garages.

Comment $311 Million (Score 3, Interesting) 161

$311 Million and they are circling the toilet !! What are they spending it on. I am sure they can rationalise their team and their product range. If it is profitability they want, they should focus in that direction and is find out what made them profitable, which might not be what is bringing in the money. Note Google makes money by selling our analytics but it is their presence on other fronts which makes them a household name.

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