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Comment: But... (Score 5, Insightful) 261

Having the ability to touch any word on the screen and have definitions, translations, and wikipedia entries pop up as you read (which is great for many of the older books) is a fantastic benefit over and beyond the simple fact that so many of the world's classics are available free of charge wherever you have internet access is a bonus that can't be overlooked. Honestly, in terms of studying books such as Gibbon's Fall of the Roman Empire, I find myself eternally grateful for such capabilities. Not to mention, if you can read the book on your cell phone, you always have the right reading material on the toilet. :)

Comment: GMO might hold promise, but... (Score 1) 758

by sugapablo (#42480661) Attached to: Anti-GMO Activist Recants
...too often it's USED for profit at the expense of mankind and the environment and not for the betterment of mankind or the environment. This is a huge problem. Science is science and is great for advancement. Problem is, businessmen don't care about consequences or advancement. They simply think "how can we profit from this knowledge" and too often "environment/health/people be damned". GMO is not the problem. It's how it is USED that will/will not be the problem.

Comment: The only way I can see this being a "crime"... (Score 5, Interesting) 890

by sugapablo (#38760518) Attached to: Police Investigate Offensive Wi-Fi Network Name if there was a target. Like if the WiFi signal was near a Jewish family's home, and let's say the family was named "Cohen". If the WiFi signal overlapped their home and was broadcasting an idea with a threat such as "CohensRKikes" or "DieJewScum" or similar, I can see a crime being involved. But just something like "JewsSuck" or whatever? I'm Jewish. Everyone hates us. It's just part of life. :)

Survey Shows That Fox News Makes You Less Informed 1352

Posted by samzenpus
from the fair-balanced-and-simple dept.
A survey of American voters by World Public Opinion shows that Fox News viewers are significantly more misinformed than consumers of news from other sources. One of the most interesting questions was about President Obama's birthplace. 63 percent of Fox viewers believe Obama was not born in the US (or that it is unclear). In 2003 a similar study about the Iraq war showed that Fox viewers were once again less knowledgeable on the subject than average. Let the flame war begin!

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