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Comment Re:Yes if there are no jobs (Score 1) 391

While I suspect you are picking a school at random to make fun of Kansas, as someone who spent a summer in the KSU physics dept. doing research as an undergrad I feel compelled to defend them. I suppose you have a point if you are talking about MBAs or comunication majors or some other low form of life, but in the sciences state schools, and KSU in the physics department specifically, due lots of cutting edge science and offer outstanding opportunities for students. KSU for instance is home the the JR McDonald National Accelerator Laboratory, and there were a great many undergrads working there alongside the graduate students.

Comment Re:Wisdom of the crowd. (Score 1) 507

While you are correct that is was well known that the world was round amongst educated people and sailors, I think that if you asked the vast majority of random people what shape the earth was 500 years ago they would have answered flat. The whole point of that scene is that while there exist at any time intelligent and/or educated people as individuals 'people' taken as a mass are nowhere near as educated or able to swiftly change worldview based on even readily apparent facts.

Comment Re:Textbook Publishers (Score 1) 208

The only time this came up in undergrad for me, it was with a math professor of mine, and she really did write the best book in the field. When I later took another class from her, she was writing a book for that too and just gave everyone in the class preprint manuscripts. I think the scenario of the evil professor assigning their own expensive crappy book and cackling is pretty much a made up one.

Comment Re:Dead Eye (Score 1) 148

I think that you have hit exactly upon his problem. The game is a Western shooter/simulator, not a historical simulator. If it was historical a lot more of the cowboys would be black for one thing. The Old West of a Clint Eastwood movie is no more real then a sci fi shooter. Which is just as well, since I want to be the guy from High Plains Drifter, not die of dysentery.

Comment Re:Dear Seringhaus, see the movie Gattaca (Score 1) 544

'2013 First suspect indicted on DNA only evidence, no previous criminal record. New FBI program hailed a major success.'

This happens now in rape cases, to prevent the statue of limitations from running out. They will just indict the genetic material from the rape kit taken on scene.

Also, you need to lay off the caffeine.

Comment Re:A Clockwork Orange (Score 1) 721

Which is of course why the movie is worse then the book, as they left out the last chapter. The 21st chapter, a number symbolic of adulthood, where Alex discovers on his own that the violence of his youth has stop being as appealing, even without external enforcement. In other words, he grows up. Thus the whole meaning of the story is changed.

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