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Comment Re:Awesome! (Score 1) 171

From your wikipedia link:

Carbon nanotubes aren’t required to build the structure.[8] This would make it possible to build the elevator much sooner, since available carbon nanotube materials in sufficient quantities are still years away.[9]

The problem being that building a lunar base to support the space elevator is already years away.

Comment Re:Speaking of TLDs and (Score 1) 87

However, you're wrong on this preventing namespace collisions - companies are allowed to have the same name so long as they are in completely different lines of business (so there is no confusion).

Actually you are wrong, you are confusing this with trademark law.

From Companies house:

You may not be able to incorporate your chosen company name if it is the 'same as' another name appearing on the registrar's index of company names. There is an exception to this if an existing company (or LLP or other body on the index) is part of the same group as your company and consents to the use of your proposed name

You are however correct that not all companies use their registered names as their trading name

Comment Re:Why (Score 1) 1359

We expect that when someone makes a statement of science, that it have actually been tested using the methods of science.

Where your definition of science includes that it must not contradict your a priori beliefs. A lot of Christians hold a "no true scotsman" view of science when it comes to evolution. Thats not true science because.... GOD DID IT

Comment Re:Really? (Score 1) 1359

In the 1980's in Belfast, my Dad was registering to be a Doctor at City Hospital. On the form he wrote down for religion "none". He was then told he wasn't allowed to write none and had to chose something. They also wouldn't let him write down Atheist so he made one up and settled on "The light of the upper zarquon". For the next month nurses kept accosting him asking "Doctor Banks! What is this light of the upper zarquon?".

Growing up in northern ireland, I went on quite a lot of cross community (protestants mixed with catholics) trips. In order to get the numbers right they would ask me whether I was Catholic or Protestant and I would answer atheist. This wasn't good enough, they needed an answer so they would then ask what my parents were, so I also answered Atheist. Finally they would ask "What school did you go to?" to which I would reply "Wellington", "ahhh, so you're a protestant then...".

Comment Re:Clarify (Score 5, Informative) 289

Yeah the summary is terrible.

In essence what happened was MPAA pretented to be a venture capitalist who was interested in the streaming site SurfTheChannel. After meeting the owner in person they followed them to their house. Then a seperate MPAA nob head posed as a home buyer interested in the owner of SurfTheChannel's house.

The MPAA then turned over pictures of the house and details of the venture capitalist meeting to the police who proceded to raid their house. The police decided not to press charges, so the MPAA went after the US programmer who made SurfTheChannel. He did some sort of plea bargain where they would drop the case against him if he would testify against the British couple.

The British couple are now in court on charges of fraud.

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