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Comment: The feeling of having some control (Score 3, Interesting) 218

by paiute (#49752503) Attached to: Asteroid Risk Greatly Overestimated By Almost Everyone
I can take action to mitigate being hit by a truck by looking both ways, not texting, crossing at the green. I can minimize my chances of dying on the roads by buying a large safe car, driving defensively, wearing my seatbelt, etc. If I am in an airplane in trouble, there is nothing I can do. If an asteroid in on its way, there is nothing I can do.

Comment: Re:All about tha Benjamins (Score 2) 143

simply handling money doesn't result in your body absorbing enough cocaine to synthesize and excrete " benzoylecgonine and methylecgonine".

As the limits of detection get smaller and smaller, the chances are that I could detect one molecule of almost anything on you. So how much is legally enough to charge you?

Logic is a pretty flower that smells bad.