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Comment Re: Already running a $50 phone. (Score 1) 141

Except for the maddening transitions that take up so much fracking time and the lack of web browsers that aren't just alternative UIs for IE. Or the ugly single pallette tiles that block your background or the gigantic fonts that make browsing the phone and reading the headings a pain.

Comment Collapse (Score 0) 140

Immortality would realistically cause the collapse of human civilization. Massive cullings would have to be undertaken. Riots, revolts, revolutions would all ensue. Economies would destabilize as the retirement system would lose all meaning. Jobs would never be vacated.

Seriously. If there is anything that might have wiped out all other intelligent species in the galaxy, it's the scientific achievement of immortality.

Comment Re: Get rid of it (Score -1) 389

The federalist papers were written by one man. The founding fathers had a variety of opinions that lay across the entire spectrum. In general the purpose of the Constitution was to replace the weak Articles of Confederation (which couldn't deal with the variety of cross state issues) with a new document that would create a much stronger federal entity.

Comment Re:Climate "Science" (Score 3, Interesting) 444

First, the gold standard of scientific proof is experimentation.

Uh... there's a lot more to science than that. But even if we take your word for it, the climatologists create statistical models based on observable variables and fit those models to collected data. The better the fit, the more accurate the predictions.

Adding manpower to a late software project makes it later. -- F. Brooks, "The Mythical Man-Month"