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Comment: Re:60 Minutes Pushing Propaganda? (Score 1) 409

by mjm1231 (#48516793) Attached to: Is Chernobyl Still Dangerous? Was 60 Minutes Pushing Propaganda?

* Same-sex marriage

  * Legalization of marijuana

  * needle exchange programs

  * anti-war sentiments

  * pro-choice

I've never heard a news source support any of these (though I have seen editorials, clearly labelled as such, take either side on all of those). If reporting on a story indicates a bias regarding the story itself, then the only choice you are left with is no reporting at all. The system we have is far from perfect, but its certainly better than that sort of fascism.

Comment: Re:What about the Eureka machine? (Score 1) 455

I wasn't quoting a journalist, but the actual scientists who worked on the project. The software was fed a problem for which science had no answer (specifically, a formula for cellular metabolism). It gave them one, which, worked. Biologists still don't have an explanation to go with the formula.

Comment: What about the Eureka machine? (Score 2) 455

I couldn't find a more recent article, but at the end it mentions that this AI came up with a formula for cellular metabolism. It is my understanding that this formula has been tested to be valid, but no human scientists understands what the formula means yet.

Comment: Re:Facile nonsense (Score 1) 445

by mjm1231 (#48420311) Attached to: Republicans Block Latest Attempt At Curbing NSA Power

On the Republican side, one plank states "We oppose the creation of any new race-based governments within the United States." Make an argument for a race-based government. Go ahead, try.

I have no idea what this is even supposed to mean, but if they oppose the creation of four dimensional three headed goats with frog legs, it would be just as relevant. Well, I suppose someone might actually be working on a design for the goats.

Comment: Re:Private Links != Paid Priority (Score 2) 258

by mjm1231 (#48391929) Attached to: Comcast Kisses-Up To Obama, Publicly Agrees On Net Neutrality

In network operations, priority is a very specific concept.

So you admit that you are arguing over semantics.
Most of us don't care which concept or method is used. We only care what the end result is. And the end result is they paid, and now their traffic gets there faster than the people who didn't pay.

Comment: Re:Boy toy (Score 4, Insightful) 786

by mjm1231 (#48204193) Attached to: NPR: '80s Ads Are Responsible For the Lack of Women Coders

There are cognitive differences between any two men you might select too. To what grouping will you attribute those?

There are also many cognitive tasks where the range of difference within a gender is greater than the range of difference between genders. Given that, in what way is it useful to attribute difference to gender (or other grouping, for that matter)?

Real Users find the one combination of bizarre input values that shuts down the system for days.