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Comment Re:Filed Under the NYT's "Fashion & Style?" (Score 1) 631

Uhhh. Look. Just because you're using this narrow definition of "purpose" doesn't mean that everybody is. Nor, that because science hasn't posited a value for your n term, it says we have no purpose.

It has nothing to say about the purpose of humanity or the universe. It has no evidence about the purpose of either. All the anthropomorphic "Science" has to say about the purpose of the universe and humanity is: "Oooo, this (humanity, the Universe, Marshmallow Fluff) is kinda neat, why don't we try to understand the mechanisms that underpin it?" Science looks at things. It describes and predicts the behaviours of things. It does NOT answer the question "why" in any meaningful way, beyond "to be understood."


Submission + - Caution advised on music, tech toy links

MsManhattan writes: While search engines are getting better at filtering risky links out of search results, about 20 percent of the links returned for keyword searches using terms related to digital music and tech toys are unsafe, according to a new study by security vendor McAfee Inc. Overall, across all of the major search engines, only 4 percent of search results link to malicious sites, which can range from sites that try to run attack code on your PC to sites associated with spam. That's an improvement over last year, when McAfee found that 5 percent of search results linked to unsafe sites.

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