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Comment: Re:The (in)justice system (Score 5, Interesting) 291

-or they would have to be more selective about what they prosecuted.

5-17 year old took a nude picture of herself? Well I'd *like* to prosecute that, but I'm too busy prosecuting this other case.

Kill in clear self defense? Again, I'd *like* to prosecute that, but I'm too busy prosecuting this other case.

Can you imagine how horrible that would be?

Comment: Re:Any actual examples? (Score 1) 598

by theedgeofoblivious (#48742851) Attached to: Tumblr Co-Founder: Apple's Software Is In a Nosedive

Or enter a different name completely. Note that that's not an apology. It's just something that will accomplish what you're trying to do. Once you enter a different title and no other songs have the same mistake then it won't present that suggestion. This behavior is still unacceptable.

The problem is that iTunes is autofilling what you're typing, but is using a list of all similar items(song names, artist names, et cetera, including the item you're trying to replace). It's fine to include a list of all similar items, but what's already there should not be a suggestion for what you're trying to enter there.

Comment: Re: Nosedive (Score 1) 598

by theedgeofoblivious (#48742711) Attached to: Tumblr Co-Founder: Apple's Software Is In a Nosedive

In Mission Control in System Preferences you can uncheck "Group windows by application" to get Exposé functionality back. It's not that I disagree with anything you've mentioned, because I don't think that should be checked by default, but I thought it should be mentioned so that other Mac users can see it.

Comment: Re:Flip the switch (Score 1) 247

by theedgeofoblivious (#47770997) Attached to: Fermilab Begins Testing Holographic Universe Theory

I'm not sure what it would mean. For all we know, maybe there's only one sentient being, and maybe they're reading this(or wrote it), and maybe they created this simulation and just don't remember doing so.

If the universe is a simulation, the fact that other bodies act in ways that approximate my own activities is not itself definitive proof of their consciousnesses. Or maybe some have consciousness but not all.

Space

Finding Life In Space By Looking For Extraterrestrial Pollution 95

Posted by Soulskill
from the assuming-the-little-green-men-are-not-too-green dept.
coondoggie writes: If what we know as advanced life exists anywhere other than Earth, then perhaps they are dirtying their atmosphere as much as we are. We could use such pollution components to perhaps more easily spot such planets. That's the basis of new research published this week by researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. They say that if we could spot the fingerprints of certain pollutants under ideal conditions (PDF), it would offer a new approach in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence."

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