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Comment: Re:Please tell me this is satire (Score 1) 320

by prefec2 (#49131273) Attached to: Use Astrology To Save Britain's Health System, Says MP

British politicians become more - Well, what is the right word for it? - nuts and nuts in recent years. Their chieftain is Cameron, but there are other super strange and politic actors around, like Farage. Also Tony Blair the previous chieftain was not much different. There are a lot of funny stories about him and his wife about not so scientific methods. However, they are only there to play politics while Murdoch decides what public opinion is and the City decides what real politics have to look like.

Maybe, they will sink themselves and vote for Brexit. We will see.

Comment: Oh noooooo! (Score 0) 270

by prefec2 (#49130905) Attached to: It's Official: NSA Spying Is Hurting the US Tech Economy

Who would have thought that? Or to say it with Louis de Funés (

C: They do not trust you anymore.
LdF: No
C: qui
LdF: Oooooh!
C: They think you are spying on them.
LdF: No
C: qui
LdF: Oooooh!
C: They will not buy any stuff from you anymore.
C: qui
LdF: Oooooh!

However, you are lucky the Europeans will either by your shit or the Chinese one.

Comment: Re: yes. (Score 1) 243

by prefec2 (#49122437) Attached to: Study: Peanut Consumption In Infancy Helps Prevent Peanut Allergy

Medical science has no clue how allergies are acquired. They know it is a failure happening in the immune system. However it is unclear why. Some assume that it happens when an allergen looks similar to a previously llearned molecule from a virus or bacteria. Others assume exposure . The article assume lack of exposure. All three are hypotheses but we do not have a conclusive model for the issue. Nor do we know how to unlearn things.

Comment: Fixing Climate (Score 2) 421

by prefec2 (#49111369) Attached to: What If We Lost the Sky?

Great idea. First, we foster the greenhouse effect with aerosols. Second, we shield the atmosphere with more aerosols. Instead of breaking something and try to fix it by breaking another thing. It would be more wise to stop messing around. However, that would not be in the interest of the fossil fuel industry. And it is against the idea that a conservative can never do wrong.

Comment: Re: disclosure (Score 1) 448

by prefec2 (#49104537) Attached to: How One Climate-Change Skeptic Has Profited From Corporate Interests

In every poster, paper and talk we give the affiliation is specified which pays us. Furthermore, if the project is financed by a research fund, private company, the government or the EU, we must add a funded by clause to the publication. If the research project has a website, the funding is mentioned there too.

Comment: Re:There's a big difference this time (Score 1) 252

by prefec2 (#49099847) Attached to: No Tech Bubble Here, Says CNN: "This Time It's Different."

And that is what exactly? I do not need Uber. I could use MyTaxi or even talk to someone over the phone and call for a Taxi. However, in a decent city there is something called public transport. And when I can wait 10 minutes for a cab, I can also wait for a bus or local train to bring me home for a fraction of the price. Owning a zone card. That trip would not cost me any extra. Actually every time I use public transport it is beocming cheaper.

Comment: Re:Price/Earnings (Score 1) 252

by prefec2 (#49099843) Attached to: No Tech Bubble Here, Says CNN: "This Time It's Different."

Money is always a loan of someone. Presently, a lot came from the central banks. If they rise the price for money or reduce the size of lended money it will go bust. Money is not a real thing. It has no fixed value. Same applies to gold or any other thing you use to describe wealth. However, as long as the intrest rates are higher in the US. A lot of European money is transferred to the US, lowering the Euro which makes products from there cheaper. This allows the Germans to sell more stuff in the US increasing a cashflow back to the EU. With the upcoming TTIP and TISA agreements this will even improve for money owners. However, housprices, house rentals, water supply etc. will become more expensive for the average people.

Comment: Re:BS (Score 1) 266

by prefec2 (#49099759) Attached to: The Robots That Will Put Coders Out of Work

It is full of flawed logic. It was either a template based generator who does not check on the internal logic of the generated output. Or it was a clueless human which is the wetware implementation of the same thing. Even if it were true that their is a high demand in skilled coders, then this would lead to automation, but this would result in just another level of abstraction and would require even more skilled workers. Beside that, I just had a conversation yesterday, that they were unable to port an old Access database to a real database in a two years project with eight developers. Now they are using code monkeys to handle the tables in Excel. If resources could be wasted like that then there is first a boost in professionalism required.

Comment: Re:Dilbert Complete (Score 1) 266

by prefec2 (#49099745) Attached to: The Robots That Will Put Coders Out of Work

You are wrong. This is a typical misconception. A brain works quite differently based on some analogous pattern and with certain chemicals affecting the processing. We actually do not know how the brain really works and why it works that way. Therefore, you cannot conclude your brain model out of the observations. If you ever had a hunch, you should know that your brain is able to come up with ideas which you are not able to determine logically.

It is much easier to suggest solutions when you know nothing about the problem.