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Comment: Re:yea right (Score 2) 230

by robkill (#45726929) Attached to: Unreleased 1963 Beatles Tracks On Sale To Preserve Copyright

Since that song is a cover, originally a hit for Barrett Strong, songwriter royalties for it would go to Berry Gordy. Strong was initially listed as a songwriter, but was later removed. Gordy claimed Strong's inclusion as songwriter was a "clerical error."


Comment: Non-fiction (Score 1) 278

by robkill (#41758299) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Mathematical Fiction?
Simon Singh's book "Fermat's Enigma" on Andrew Wiles' proof of Fermat's Last Theorem.

Morris Kline' s book "Mathematics, the Loss of Certainty" on how the discovery of geometries where perpendicular lines intersect in more than one point (ellipsoidal and hyperbolic) led to the efforts to determine whether Mathematics as we know it is consistent. Leads up to Goedel's Incompleteness Theorem.

Comment: While this phrase may date to 1880 or so... (Score 1) 223

by robkill (#41530409) Attached to: The History of 'Correlation Does Not Imply Causation'

The argument is "Cum Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc" as described in Latin. The similar phrase "Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc" or "after this therefore because of this" dates back to 1704, according to Merriam Webster. I would assume "Cum Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc" is of similar age and origin.

Comment: Re:This bill has nothing to do with health care. (Score 2, Interesting) 2044

by commodore64_love (#31535824) Attached to: Health Care Reform

What CBO analysis? They said they have not had time to review the new revised bill, so there is NO analysis.

And Kucinich is a politician, yes, but he also has to explain himself to the people who voted for him as a Socialist. He's already on record as saying he will never vote for a bill that does not include a Governement-run Option, and now he's flipped. That won't please the people back home.

Comment: Re:Uh...Avast? (Score 1) 896

by Doaner (#31535768) Attached to: What Free Antivirus Do You Install On Windows?
I agree. We've been slowly changing from McAfee to Microsoft Security Essentials at work for the last 4 months and it's worked really well. Its fast, has a small footprint and you can't beat free. I've read that it doesn't do a great job on behavioral detection, but I think that's why it has that small footprint, it's not using processing power 24/7. Highly recommended.

The last person that quit or was fired will be held responsible for everything that goes wrong -- until the next person quits or is fired.