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Comment: Start with bad assumptions (Score 3, Insightful) 133

by randomencounter (#47705173) Attached to: FarmBot: an Open Source Automated Farming Machine

Get bad results.

Agriculture has been advancing as fast as any other technology field.

Here are some recent developments:
and GPS is becoming important to farm competitiveness:

None of this depending on massive fixed installations, so it can be used cost effectively over thousands of acres of fields.

Comment: Re:The Left Is So Predictable (Score 1) 1706

Methinks the gentleman doth protest too vehemently.

Take it fron an old-school conservative and veteran: what we have out there on the "political right" are a bunch of authoritarian extremists that mainly serve as the "tick" to the not-quite-so-right-wing "tock" of the other side.

Nixon would have been branded a raving communist fascist by this bunch, too "liberal" to even run as a Democrat in many parts of the country.

Comment: Re:Manufactures (Score 1) 1706

Misquote and wrong amendment.
Amendment II

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Amendment IV

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Comment: Re:Maybe same old 'leave your guns at entrance' ru (Score 4, Insightful) 1706

There were probably quite a few guns in the audience, this being Colorado and all.

But consider the tactical situation and that he was reportedly wearing a ballistic vest and riot helmet.

How do we know that nobody tried to shoot him?

Comment: Re:Just another step closer... (Score 2) 205

Since the simplest of those options is "it just is that way", I'm afraid your army of invisible pink unicorns will have to return to the stable.

We can only test our own universe, though if we can detect edge interactions where it appears to be being acted upon by something undetectable that *might* be evidence for parallel universes (or even evidence for gods if the data points that way). We are definitely working at the edge of what can be known when looking at that sort of thing, though, so I wouldn't expect positive results any time soon.

People are always available for work in the past tense.