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Comment: Re:Hmm (Score 1) 301

by koan (#49520737) Attached to: Judge Recognizes Research Chimps As "Legal Persons"

Making assumptions... of course you would have asked in ASL (or GSL depending on critter) but you just "assumed" I meant otherwise.

In December of that same year, All Ball escaped from Koko's cage and was hit and killed by a car. Later, Patterson said that when she signed to Koko that All Ball had been killed, Koko signed "Bad, sad, bad" and "Frown, cry, frown, sad". Patterson also reported later hearing Koko making a sound similar to human weeping.[32]

Comment: What a freak (Score 2) 627

by koan (#49510491) Attached to: William Shatner Proposes $30 Billion Water Pipeline To California

There is never too much water, and frankly this is what you get when you build in a desert.

It won’t be much longer before mountains have no snow, then there will be no rivers, no fish, nothing.

When the Last Tree Is Cut Down, the Last Fish Eaten, and the Last Stream Poisoned, You Will Realize That You Cannot Eat Money
-Cree Indian

Comment: Re:A bit off topic (Score 1) 297

by koan (#49507789) Attached to: Joseph Goebbels' Estate Sues Publisher Over Diary Excerpt Royalties

You did notice the he said it to Truman correct? It was not stated as part of his speech even though the dates match.

- Winston Churchill to Truman (Fultun, USA March 1946)

Since it is a quote between 2 people you can't prove it didn't happen, and I can't prove it did.

So you went and dug up his Fulton speech but you didn't even notice it was between Truman and Winston.
Or did you?

In addition, I believe I stated it may be propaganda.

Turns out, unless you have video of them saying it, quotes are difficult to prove either way.
With video only slightly less difficult.

There's nothing funny about it, all humans lie and obfuscate, take a look at the Palestinian conflict...

Comment: Re:laugh (Score 2) 91

by koan (#49505517) Attached to: How Uber Surge Pricing Really Works

HFT is physical of course, hardware, network, etc, but it resides in a digital domain while Uber is out and about in the physical World.
Yes they use their systems to manipulate pricing, location, etc to their advantage.

But the results occurs in the physical.
Nothing "physical" about stocks... unless you want to argue minutiae.

Yes, we will be going to OSI, Mars, and Pluto, but not necessarily in that order. -- Jeffrey Honig