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Comment: Not really much here (Score 5, Informative) 258

by x181 (#46985605) Attached to: What Caused a 1300-Year Deep Freeze?
Old Argument (Younger Dryas): We found iridium (rare on earth but abundant in meteorites), nanodiamonds and magnetic particles covering ancient tools and mammoth remains at sites which we believe are around 12,000 years old. Therefore, we believe a cosmic collision caused the 1,300 year deep-freeze.

New Argument: We performed radiocarbon dating on tools found at the 29 sites described in the Old Argument and found that only 3 of the 29 sites were around 12,000 years old. The tools at other sites were much older or younger. Therefore, the deep-freeze was probably not caused by a cosmic collision.

Comment: Quite simple (Score 2) 182

by x181 (#45464367) Attached to: Nokia Shareholders Approve Sale To Microsoft
Steven Elop works for microsoft. Steven Elop goes to Nokia. Steven Elop restructures and retools Nokia to be a Microsoft shop. Steven Elop cuts Nokia's market cap in half. Microsoft buys Nokia. Steven Elop becomes CEO of Microsoft in a few years (after Ballmer's successor resigns after 2 years). You guys connect the dots yet? I'm sure Nokia has a lot of patents Microsoft wants.

Comment: From the summary (Score 1) 356

by x181 (#44785781) Attached to: Indiana Man Gets 8 Months For Teaching How To Beat Polygraph Tests
"Dixon crossed the line between free speech protected under the First Amendment and criminal conduct when he told some clients to conceal what he taught them while undergoing government polygraphs."
Assuming the summary is accurate, he crossed the line when he instructed them to lie. There is a big difference between teaching people how to circumvent a polygraph test and overtly instructing them to lie.

I took a fish head to the movies and I didn't have to pay. -- Fish Heads, Saturday Night Live, 1977.