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Comment Re:Yeah right (Score 2, Interesting) 414

Also, all this means is that Greenland and West Antarctica are contributing less than 1/4 of the annual rise in sea levels rather than accounting for more than half. I guess we have to keep looking to find where the rest of the rise is coming from.

Unless a "rebounding crust" can also cause sea-level rise?

Comment Re:Oakland needs to mellow out (Score 1) 690

> It's the large industrial hemp growers that are growing the good quality pot, driving the price down, Are you sure that this is not an issue of confusing terminology? Maybe the complaint is about "industrial hemp growers" as in "large-scale growers of high-THC hemp, who use industrial-farming practices". That is different from "growers of industrial-hemp", a different strain of the plant that has almost no THC.

Comment Re:Obvious answer? (Score 5, Funny) 736

For those who haven't seen this quote:

There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.

Comment Re:Not really (Score 1) 226

We don't hold the car manufacturer liable for the existence of car thieves, why is Microsoft liable for the existence of bot-herders?

If Ford touted the security of their cars, but tapping "shave and a haircut" on the driver's window of any Ford unlocked the car, started the engine, and disabled any installed LoJacks, I could see a lawsuit.

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