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Comment: Nothing new here (Score 1) 105

by ryanmc1 (#46788623) Attached to: NASA Proposes "Water World" Theory For Origin of Life

The bible has been preaching a similar theory for thousands of years, why is this news today? Here are some verses from the book of Genesis chapter 1

2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.
8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
9 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.

Comment: Share shipping, share the cost (Score 1) 276

by ryanmc1 (#46482859) Attached to: Amazon Hikes Prime Membership Fee
Amazon lets you share the 2 day shipping benefit with up to 4 other accounts. You then just have each other account split the cost with you and bam, you only have to pay $20 a year instead of $99. This can be done on the "manage prime membership" page at the bottom where is says "Invite a Household Member".

Comment: Marriage is not a Human Right (Score 1) 1448

by ryanmc1 (#44239399) Attached to: Orson Scott Card Pleads 'Tolerance' For <em>Ender's Game</em> Movie
I think we throw around the term 'Human Right' a little to flippantly. The last time I looked Marriage is not a Human Right. It is a government granted privileged, and what the government gives they can take away.

We need to calm down a bit on this whole Human Rights issue.

Comment: Re:How Much You Wanna Bet... (Score 1) 211

by ryanmc1 (#43877701) Attached to: New York City Wants To Revive Old Voting Machines
Are you kidding me? Where in the article does it say anything about a Union worker saving the machines? If unions were in charge of the machines I think they would have been destroyed based on the quote below (which is actually from the article).

“It’s absurd that in a 21st-century New York, we would go back and vote on machines first used in the 19th century when Tammany Hall controlled the elections,” said Dick Dadey, the executive director of Citizens Union. “The voter confusion that’s going to be caused is unfathomable.”

Comment: Re:Obnoxiously... (Score 1) 228

I bought my kids old Android phones (droid incredibles) for $50 on ebay. They have Bad ESNs so I don't have to worry about activating the phone part, but they are able to play any Android game, watch youtube, surf the web, take pictures and video, and listen to music. The phones also have a replaceable battery and an SD card slot. It is a great way to get a inexpensive MP3 player with tons of features.

Comment: Re:What is this Reddit? (Score 1) 75

And when the option to keep your private stuff private is removed without your knowledge?

This doesn't make any sense. If all your private stuff is only in your head, then how is it "removed without your knowledge"? I think the point of the GP was that if you don't want others to know about something, then:
1. don't do it in public where others can see it
2. don't do it in private in front of a webcam
3. don't put it on the internet, (ie Dropbox, Facebook, Google, Apple)

I am sure there are others, but the point is, keep your private stuff to yourself and you have nothing to worry about.

People who are surprised that Google, Apple, Facebook and others share their personal data are funny. Don't give them your personal data in the first place and they will have nothing to share.

Comment: Re:Clear bias against the oil industry (Score 1) 416

by ryanmc1 (#43119545) Attached to: Global Temperatures Are Close To 11,000-Year Peak

looking to the people who are and actually do study and understand climate science and asking them is wrong... how exactly?

Where did those scientists get the money for those supercomputers and their pay checks? What would happen to that money if they came out and said they were wrong? Both sides are creating this havoc for the money.

Comment: I voted to Abolish (Score 1) 1106

by ryanmc1 (#43004309) Attached to: The U.S. minimum wage should be
The reason I voted to abolish is because tying a wage to anything other than a companies profits will do nothing but put the company out of business or get people fired.

You raise the wage and you raise the cost to the company. If the company profits do not also raise to cover the extra cost then they have to make up the difference some other way. Since a company can not raise the cost of their services because of competition they have to cut costs. The biggest cost to any company is usually employees, so they end up firing a few employees to make up the cost difference. Now they are less effective and not able to compete because they have less workers and they lose revenue. Now the cycle continues.

Having an arbitrarily decided minimum wage is bad.

Comment: If you don't believe in God... (Score 1) 528

by ryanmc1 (#42800419) Attached to: Ask Dr. Robert Bakker About Dinosaurs and Merging Science and Religion
Please answer one question for me?

What is the end result of human evolution? (i.e. if humans continue to evolve for another million or more years what will we look like, what abilities will we have? Will we be powerful enough to create life in our own image? create a planet, galaxy, or universe of our own? manipulate matter with out minds? teleport? shed our physical bodies?)

I am interested in your thoughts on this and how it differs from Christians belief in a supreme being.

Comment: Re:I don't understand the "high cap" magazine ban (Score 1) 1862

by ryanmc1 (#42591653) Attached to: 3D Printable Ammo Clip Skirts New Proposed Gun Laws
If we are going to ban things that kill, lets start at the top of the list, not at the bottom.

Leading Causes of Death

Also more people die from car accidents than from guns, should we also ban cars?
On average in 2009, 93 people were killed on the roadways of the U.S. each day.

It's later than you think, the joint Russian-American space mission has already begun.