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Comment: Re:I hate to imagine it (Score 5, Insightful) 104

by i kan reed (#47431199) Attached to: Child Thought To Be Cured of HIV Relapses, Tests Positive Again

Oh this is the most intellectually lazy of bullshit.

Saying "Why would stopping treatment lead to a relapse?" as if there was no trivially understood relationship there. It's just... silly. I mean, come on bro, no one wants to jump to conclusions, but this is like saying "I stopped watering my houseplant, and at some point, it died. We don't know there's any relationship there."

Comment: Re:Did the forget the part (Score 1) 124

If they count as a foreign nation. Since "no one country" owns space according so some treaty or another(okay, I admit, my memory is fuzzy on this), they might not.

But they will pay taxes on the income/profits. And there's no economic system that doesn't value the availability of new raw materials as a primary interest.

Comment: Re:sounds like North Korea news (Score 5, Insightful) 91

by i kan reed (#47430789) Attached to: Google's Experimental Newsroom Avoids Negative Headlines

Worse than that. It's like Brave New World news. The only things fit to publish are the things that keep us happy(and thus amendable to advertisements in this case). It's not trying to make on specific entity look good, it's trying to engage in actual mind control via selection bias.

Comment: Re:why new balls (Score 1) 142

It looks like every world cup but perhaps a couple has had a different stitch pattern on the ball.

No, it doesn't. They were all somewhat different up until the Telstar introduced the 32-panel, pentagon-and-hexagon stitching pattern, but it appears to me that remained unchanged for almost 40 years, from 1970 to 2006. The balls in between appear to have the same stitching pattern, just different printed designs.

Comment: Re:Void warranty (Score 1) 75

by swillden (#47428297) Attached to: Hacking a Tesla Model S Could Net $10,000 Prize

I dunno.. my LEAF's maintenance schedule for the first 150K miles is pretty much "rotate tires, every 7500 miles, check brakes every 15,000". Checking the brakes, of course, involves checking the brake fluid levels, so there is a fluid. At 150K miles you do have to replace the oil used to cool the battery charger.

But, in general, EVs are very close to maintenance-free.

Comment: Re:Not really a surprise.... (Score 4, Informative) 196

by i kan reed (#47426697) Attached to: After NSA Spying Flap, Germany Asks CIA Station Chief to Depart

It's never about the moral high-ground. It's always about diplomatic leverage.

This excludes actions by populist elected bodies or particularly fickle monarchs. But in general if one nation is doing something to another nation, it's maneuvering by state and intelligence departments.

There is nothing so easy but that it becomes difficult when you do it reluctantly. -- Publius Terentius Afer (Terence)

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