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Comment: Monsanto (Score 0, Offtopic) 90

by tquasar (#49548241) Attached to: Bees Prefer Nectar Laced With Neonicotinoids
Poison everything. I stopped using insecticides many years ago. Monsanto had a large display at Disneyland boasting about their use and how effective the products were. The chemicals are slow to break down and pollute the environment for years. There are are still a few honey bees in my yard, haven't seen a Bumblebee in years.

Comment: Genius Brother (Score 1) 385

by tquasar (#49500857) Attached to: Can High Intelligence Be a Burden Rather Than a Boon?
My brother Pete got a doctorate in math from UC Berkeley and has no social skills. He has never married and doesn't ever contact me or my sister. I used to call him and there was dead air if I didn't talk to him. He has lived in a tiny apartment for forty years. There are other things from his childhood that affected him.

Comment: Re:Landing vs splashdown (Score 1) 342

I camped near San Felipe in Baja California and a dummy was driving his car along the beach and got stuck in the sand at low tide. The tides are from eight to twelve feet in the Sea of Cortez and his vehicle was covered by water twice until a local arrived with a mini Caterpillar to pull the vehicle from the sea.

You should never bet against anything in science at odds of more than about 10^12 to 1. -- Ernest Rutherford

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