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Comment: Re:100% reneweble? (Score 1) 82

by jbengt (#49114049) Attached to: Apple To Invest $2B Building Green Data Centers In Ireland and Denmark

Can you also tell me how do we renew the sun?

I think by modifying the photon torpedoes and launching them into the interior of the sun, you can bring a dying sun back to life, but you have to watch out for neutron drift. It was described on TNG, but I can't remember the details.

Comment: Re:Horribly misleading summary (Score 1) 674

by jbengt (#49111205) Attached to: Bill Nye Disses "Regular" Software Writers' Science Knowledge

We're talking about analyzing a few sentences that were jotted down by an interviewer, but still, Mr. Nye's attitude is not so impressive.

Actually, almost all of the comments I've read so far are about the Slashdot summary, not the actual article. The actual quotes in the article are not quite as likely to stir up outrage as the misleading indirect quotes in the summary.

Comment: Re:someone explain for the ignorant (Score 1) 449

by jbengt (#49087669) Attached to: Credit Card Fraud Could Peak In 2015 As the US Moves To EMV

i guess you are talking about physically stealing a card. that's almost almost zero percent of the problem. that requires physical theft which criminals don't want to risk for the most part.

Bullshit. Use of lost & stolen cards is still one of the most common types of credit card fraud, even if on-line identity theft has gained ground. Not all criminals are tech-savvy.

Comment: Re: Unsettling science (Score 2) 180

by jbengt (#49028619) Attached to: US Gov't To Withdraw Food Warnings About Dietary Cholesterol

The difference between science and religion is that science can admit to mistakes and change, but most religions consider themselves to be based on eternal and immutable truths.

Nonetheless, most religions have still managed to mutate, diverge, and evolve over time, even as they declare their eternal truths. (except for maybe some of the religions that have gone extinct)

Comment: Re:Accounts (Score 2) 227

by jbengt (#48951575) Attached to: The NFL Wants You To Think These Things Are Illegal

Wrong. The NFL says the BROADCAST descriptions and accounts are copyrighted. Plenty of other places have their own accounts and descriptions.

Well, that's one way to spin it. But the actual words do not explicitly say that and do misleadingly say that any pictures, descriptions, or accounts of the game without the NFL's consent is prohibited. However, they cannot copyright the actual game, only their recording of it (written or videoed); though getting into the stadium probably requires you to buy a ticket prohibiting you from making your own recording.

C for yourself.