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Comment Re:Stop apologizing (Score 1) 291

Almost no one on earth? In America alone, there are 3 million people who do.

Proportionally speaking, 1-2% really isn't a big number. The point isn't that Celiac's disease isn't bad or dangerous, it's that the vast majority of people talking about gluten as though it were Satan's spawn are not suffering from that disease. They're following a fad.

Comment Re:What is up with this anti-gluten bullshit? (Score 1) 291

The problem is when the alleged 10% of the population (though the actual ratio is most likely even lower) who might be sensitive to gluten balloons into what appears to be 50% of the population thinking gluten is bad for you. That's when people get mass hysteria over something that's completely safe for the overwhelming majority of the population, much like the anti-vaccine scare.

Comment Re:What is up with this anti-gluten bullshit? (Score 1) 291

Ah but there is gluten in meats. Not all meats, but many of them, especially these days where the meats tend to be processed even for plain meat. Now, I don't know if that "gluten-free" label is actually strict enough for Celiac's disease thresholds, but I know that they have to be very careful about meats due to the presence of gluten in them as well.

Comment Re:Probably should have focused more (Score 1) 319

Mozilla's problems date back from well before any of this political bullshit. It all started when they lost track of what made Firefox popular and decided to ape Chrome more and more (and to cock up when they didn't ape Chrome). Guess what? When your browser just clones another one, people will have a tendency to migrate to that other one.

Oh, and Mozilla being unable to anticipate and properly react to the mobile market has crippled them hard. Having a unified experience across platforms with bookmark/history/preference syncing is a big deal, and since Firefox for Android is pretty mediocre, people have moved to Chrome on desktop rather than suffering with Firefox on mobile.

Comment Re:Critical mass?!?! DAMN that Trump! (Score 0, Offtopic) 201

This is yet another case of "we don't have laws for this because nobody's ever broken the social norm before". It's similar in nature to those idiotic warning labels on things (like that "warning: hot" on coffee cups), whereby nobody thought it was necessary to have it explicitly labeled until someone blatantly didn't get it and sued for it.

Comment Re:The article claims crystals are motionless (Score 1) 242

I would hazard to guess that, in order to measure the material's momentum and location, you must be able to observe it, but that requires the material to emit a particle that can then be captured. Since it is in a ground state, no such particle may be emitted naturally, and if you attempt to inject particles into the system, you've provided the material with energy and thus it is no longer in a ground state. Therefore, while you could in theory know its exact momentum and location if you were able to measure it, you cannot because you can't perform the measurement without disturbing the state.

But of course, IANAP etc etc.

Comment Re:No (Score 4, Insightful) 537

Shifting the costs is the point here: college students are the ones least able to pay for their own education. They don't have a job yet (that's why they go to college), and unlike high school, the workload from college is often high enough that getting a part-time job would make their education and performance suffer.

Comment Re:Step one in seizing power, control information. (Score 5, Insightful) 372

Oh I think Trump's one-upped Orwell's worst nightmares: he didn't just lock down the information, he made it so a lot of people actively distrust it. Instead of having to muzzle journalists and take control of news agencies, all he has to do is provide alternative facts and they'll lap it all up. It's far more powerful and much harder to solve.

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