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Comment Re:nonsense (Score 1) 140

I agree that it's nonsense and that it's an arrogant deduction. But I think that the age of the universe is something that science has been too sure about. Science keeps discovering more and more that makes the universe, time, and space bigger and bigger and bigger. The staggering size of the universe as it's known now was unimaginable 100 years ago. Soon I believe we will be seeing further than the current 14 billion year "limit" with more powerful telescopes--notably the James Webb, but there will surely be more. Already science is discovering structures that are massive but somehow very young and trying to figure out how they could be possible without revising the "age of the universe" theory too much. Personally, I think the universe is trillions of years old, if not more.

Comment Nuclear Fission is Foolish Stupidity in Action (Score 1) 148

Whoops, I said it on Slashdot. What astounds me is the number of supposedly smart people who have their heads in the sand, and use the intellectual powers to rationalize away their profound fears that this Fukushima accident was a deadly mistake and is indicative of the stupidity of the whole idea that highly radioactive materials, and tons and tons of it, can be stored safely, indefinitely, and without any consequence to the health of the planet. You smart people sure are dumb

Comment Re:That's an easy one (Score 1) 683

Wow, that's the most sane and possibly courageous thing I've seen posted on Slashdot...ever. At either end of the rhetorical see-saw are usually people who are too lazy, selfish, or timid to stand against to the absurd fundamentalism of religion or the narrow dogmatism of materialistic science. Including the existence of God as the highest intelligence and overcontroller of the universe sets one on the course of integrating all aspects of human life, including science and faith. Faith is confidence. If you're confident that God does want humanity to learn about the environment they're in, and the facts of physical existence, it is not inconsistent in any way to also assume that God would also like us to use that knowledge to take care of one another, and not be cruel, greedy, mechanistic, and sociopathic or to just give in to the banality of human evil. Humans have both left and right brains which have remarkably different functions. The most "intelligent" humans are the ones who have a higher degree of integration between left and right hemispheres, analysis and synthesis, time and space. Leaving God out of the equation is probably the worst thing that has ever happened to science. So what the Higgs Boson is confirmed? Is it going to lead to a better life for millions of suffering humans? Or is it going to make corporate and government psychopaths more powerful?

Comment Ostriches (Score 1) 201

It blows my mind how many "scientifically" minded people there are on Slashdot, and yet, so many people who are scared to think outside of the box. I guess that's the problem with overspecialization.

Comment iNuke (Score 1) 148

How about the fucking radiation pouring out of Fukushima? Japan? It's a goner. It would be more merciful at this point if a giant earthquake or tsunami wiped out the whole continent. Less suffering, no horrible birth defects, no prolonged (or swift) and agonizing deaths due to radiation poisoning, no parents having to watch their kids die. Nuclear power? I call bullshit.

Comment Flash Anyone (Score 1) 260

Gee, "siloed environments." Looks like Flash still has a future. Apple's reason for killing Flash? It makes their platform irrelevant. If you can 'write once, run anywhere' who needs to buy a Mac for their "apps?" Please, let go of the technical arguments of why Flash sucks. Those are technical issues which can be overcome, but the real issues of greed and profit? Much harder to surmount.

Comment Re:It's not the only protocol that does this... (Score 1) 199

Adobe's RTMFP has had this ability for years now, and they've since developed it further to include peer-to-peer rebroadcasting.

Except... it requires Flash, which is a dirty word around these parts.

Nice. Except that to really use RTMFP for peer to peer connections outside your LAN you have to cough up $40,000 for Flash Media Server Enterprise.

Comment Re:Sounds like (Score 1) 1229

Most, if not all, GM plants are engineered so that they don't produce pollen. That's why farmers need to buy new seeds every year. This is done in order to prevent flux of engineered material to nature.

Bullshit. They're engineered like that so you have to keep buying their product. Wake up.

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