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Comment Re:China's Monster Three Gorges Dam (Score 3, Interesting) 118

I'll wager it pales in comparison to the effect of the 3/11 Japan earthquake or the Boxing Day quake/tsunami of '04. Those quakes lifted or dropped massive areas of the crust and I actually seem to recall hearing reports that the atomic clocks would need to have some leap milliseconds directly linked to the quake.

Comment "Sources?" (Score 1) 75

Did this sentence..

Eighty-four percent of Americans with online access through three sources -- home broadband, smartphone and tablet computer -- say they like having so much information available.

..strike anyone else as a weirdly alien concept of what the word "source" means? It's so incomprehensible, that I can't even say for sure that it's wrong!

Comment Re:Lovely...with no pressing issues... (Score 1) 131

It's a problem that Harper won with ~40 percent of the vote. It's a problem that Trudeau did the same. It's a problem that the NDP won in Alberta due to vote splitting between the Wild Rose party, and the PC party.

This is why we need something other than FPTP.

Comment Re:Thinner (Score 2) 329

Do people really want thinner phones?

In Japan, the hand can be used like a knife; but that doesn't work so well with a tomato. SPLAT! Introducing the Ginsu Phone--chop, Chop, CHOP! (warning, keep phone in sheath when not in use. Works best with Ginsu shaving cream. Do not hold up to face when talking. In case you need to talk for more than four hours, do not use this phone.)

Comment Re:Mandate reporting when antibiotics are prescrib (Score 1) 75

Yes. But we need to be aware that man is not the only source of antibiotics. They naturally occur. We get a good lot of them from plants and bacteria, starting of course with penicilin which we got from mold, and which was already present on salted food and damp environments. What we did was to make antibiotics present in organisms other than their natural sources.

Comment Everything Old is New Again (Score 2) 75

The Andromeda Strain was published in 1969.

The United States has some disease reporting, it started at least 75 years ago before the antibiotic bubble. This CDC Report summarizes the present state of disease reporting, in two pages. We need higher standards of reporting and legal penalties for failure to report.

Comment Re:Not sure (Score 1) 68

Simply having a larger word size isn't what I'm talking about though. Larger word sizes are just a composition of binary bits. I'm thinking more like the Flatland analogy. We know what true and false are, but we don't know what "arrow" is.

In Flatland, a sphere projects onto the plane and is perceived as a circle. In our world, an "arrow" veracity might project as a paradox. For example, "everything I'm telling you is a lie" is a classic statement that defies analysis as "true" or "false". Perhaps it's an "arrow" statement projected onto our world.

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