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Comment Re:yea right (Score 2) 230

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."'s_What_I_Want)

Comment Non-fiction (Score 1) 278

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

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

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

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.

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