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Comment Re:Domestic parliament? (Score 2) 62

laws in motion were voted in domestic parliament

"Domestic" parliament? A better word have been "National" Parliament. Bulgaria is still a sovereign state, not a province of a kind of EU Empire.

Domestic is a perfectly good synonym for national. For example, in the phrase, "I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic."

Comment Re:Shameful (Score 2) 45

It sure looks like someone is making a lot of money from creating bitcoin, and it's shameful. Bitcoin was developed as a tool to allow criminals to easy pay for contraband or illegal services without being tracked by law enforcement.

Are you sure about that? In my more paranoid moments I wonder if the whole Bitcoin ecosystem was created as a honeypot by a three letter agency. Sure, if you're scrupulous about it you can preserve your anonymity - but it only takes one slip.

Comment Re:Why not use irradiated mosquitos? (Score 1) 147

What I would like to know is why not use another technology, irradiated sterile mosquitos, to bring down the mosquito populations, which would avoid the whole GMO issue, at least until more research can be done on it.

According to Oxitec, irradiated mosquitos have trouble getting laid.

Comment Re:Detection rates go down, products stop being us (Score 1) 74

I would point out that VT concealing their data is detrimental to companies that consider purchasing security products; it erodes vendor trust from the market, which affects everyone, And it reduces malware detection rates for everyone, which can only hurt the public and society at large.

That assumes that none of the freeloaders changes their business model and decides to contribute back. It only takes one firm to decide to do so to make the net result improved malware detection for most people.

Comment Re:1% indigenous malaria in 2014? (Score 1) 126

0 cases seems remarkable given that two years ago, the ECDC said that only "99% of malaria cases [in Europe] are travel-related".

Most of this was a big (relatively speaking) and anomalous spike in Greece.

  "For instance, Greece had managed to remain malaria free between 1974 and 2009, but in 2010 three locally acquired malaria cases were reported, followed by 40 in 2011, 20 in 2012 and three in 2013".


Comment Re:Quantized inertia? (Score 5, Funny) 532

But of course we are living in a simulation. How else would you explain the apparently inborn feeling that there is a higher being or beings that controls the rules of the Universe, and observes us constantly even when we are alone or in the dark?

To quote Douglas Adams: "that's just perfectly normal paranoia. Everyone in the Universe has that.”

Comment Re:Them's the breaks (Score 1) 139

Coming from a lifetime of bad calls in every sporting league ever, I'd encourage everyone to realize that the call made on the field of play is the only call that matters.

Well, it's not when the referees use video to determine the call, is is now? Like it or not, we now live in an era of Hawkeye and video reviews. It's altogether a different thing to using video to second guess what the umpire's decision should have been, which as you say, rather a pointless exercise.

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