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Comment Re:Teach the Controversy Riddle-runes (Score 1) 219

That isn't an original idea by Terry Pratchett you know.

The combination of tortoise and elephant is present John Locke's 1690 tract An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, which references an "Indian who said the world was on an elephant which was on a tortoise "

Comment Re:interesting (Score 1) 53

The larger problem is that the AIDS virus does not copy itself particularly well, consequently mutating fast. Different 'populations' of slightly different versions of the AIDS virus grow and decline and eventually the immune system can never quite rid the body of the infection which eventually overwhelmed as you described.


Caffeinated Alcoholic Drinks May Be Illegal 398

Anonymusing writes "The FDA has announced an investigation into the safety and legality of alcoholic beverages containing caffeine. As a Wall Street Journal blog reports, two major beer companies, MillerCoors and Anheuser-Busch, stopped producing caffeinated alcoholic drinks last year after reports surfaced of increased negative effects compared to caffeine-free alcohol. CNN notes that, according to FDA rules, 'food additives require premarket approval based on data demonstrating safety submitted to the agency' — and caffeine is a food additive. The 26 targeted beverage makers have 30 days to respond."

Comment Re:Here's what I think is wrong. (Score 2, Insightful) 276

I don't think you quite understand. Data showed that there is already a correlation between the season a baby was born in and measurable performance statistics. They have shown that some, most or all of this correlation is due to a key assumption being false;

A key assumption of much of that research is that the backgrounds of children born in the winter are the same as the backgrounds of children born at other times of the year.

Ah fuck it, I can't be bothered to explain it in full. It's too obvious.

Comment Re:I pretty much take issue with the whole article (Score 1) 130

Prey had your character/avatar talking and reacting to the strange environment and things that were happening. Just as I was thinking "What the fuck is happening", my character would say the same thing! I'd seen that in an FPS until that point and it really imporved the immersion in the game.
As you say, the author of TFA just hasn't played a large enough spectrum of FPS's to be a worthwhile critic of them.

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