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Comment 5 year old car with new add ons (Score 1) 373

1. If you can't pay cash for the car you can't afford it so get an older model. Depreciation on any new model is huge and a money looser. 2. Add in your own top end stereo system for the convenience items you want. 3. Modify the dash to use an iPad or Android tablet. You can tie it into the control system if you like. You don't get crash avoidance but if you actually drive like your life depends on it you don't really need it.

Comment Confederates vs GLBTQ (Score 1) 818

So it's apparently fine and everyone is in love with the idea of banning the Confederate Battle Flag but if it were a Rainbow GLBTQ flag they were banning there'd be charges of hate crimes. I support these groups banning these Battle Flag products from their retail systems. If you are going to allow this kind of right of association you also have to let business like photographers and cake decorators choose who they do business. Governments can't be allowed to tell me who I can and can not associate with or do business with.

Comment Paul Ehrlich, always wrong. (Score 1) 294

PaulEhrlich, the author of the Population Bomb! You really don't want to put stock in anything he has to say? This man has been so wrong so many times it's amazing he can keep a job.

From the Population Bomb “The battle to feed all of humanity is over. In the 1970s the world will undergo famines–hundreds of millions of people are going to starve to death in spite of any crash programs embarked upon now.”

Comment Re:Colorless? (Score 1) 20

umm... well... If it reflects all colors then it would be white, so that's not colorless. If it absorbs all colors it'd be black which means it also reflects no color. Reflecting no color would be colorless then. So then it looks like what people think a black hole looks like, and even blacker place in the sky. Yea that's it.

Comment Re:The Dark Age returns (Score 3, Insightful) 479

The problem with Creationists--and the reason it has NO place in a science class--is that they expect people to reject all evidence for a universe billions of years old and all evidence that the Theory of Evolution is correct in favor of another idea for which ZERO evidence exists, an idea for which mountains of evidence in fact disproves. That is the antithesis of science.

This is where you completely misunderstand those who believe in a supreme being. They DO see evidence of existence every time they go to Church, Synagog, Mosque, Temple, etc. Grandma recovered from cancer, it's a miracle from God. Bobby is alcohol free after 5 years, by the grace of God. I'm successful and not on the street, because I go to Church. etc etc. Just like you have been to Atlanta they have been in the presence of God. So for them there's plenty of evidence of the existence of God and that their life long religion, or the one that took them in when they were down, shows them the power of "faith" every day.

Faith, the belief in things not provable, is extremely powerful and it doesn't help one bit when science relies on it for some of their biggest theories, such as string theory and a few others.

"Anyone attempting to generate random numbers by deterministic means is, of course, living in a state of sin." -- John Von Neumann