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Comment: Re:English isn't my native language, but... (Score 1) 134

by glwtta (#47750159) Attached to: 13-Year-Old Finds Fungus Deadly To AIDS Patients Growing On Trees
English is a naturally ambiguous language

What an odd thing to say. It's not any more or less ambiguous than almost any other language.

You do, however, need to apply a modicum of effort to make sure that whatever word slop you just barfed on the page is readable to others. Slashdot "editors" notoriously refuse to do so, though.

Comment: This is pretty damn silly (Score 3, Interesting) 115

by glwtta (#47634225) Attached to: Can We Call Pluto and Charon a 'Binary Planet' Yet?

This mission will put a new spotlight on Pluto and its âoedwarf planetâ status, potentially highlighting its current classification as a woefully inadequate description of such a dynamic and interesting binary system.

Ok, so it's a "binary dwarf planet" - can we tone down the prose now?

Do you suffer painful illumination? -- Isaac Newton, "Optics"

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