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Comment Re:Change the law (Score 1) 1424

But this not cheating, it is using the system. Par of the system is that the electors have no legal obligation to vote for whoever won the elections in their state.
So it's not cheating, just 'clever use of game mechanics'. And doing it would be the best way to get the system changed - demonstrate that it is broken.
Keeping Trump from being elected would push the issue to the congress, which would still elect him (probably), but it would be a big signal that things should change.

Comment Re:Meanwhile the EU is saying... (Score 3) 315

What the other governments are saying is that they want to follow the rules for the exit, which spell out a 2 year deadline. What they want to avoid is endless negotiations, so forcing the UK to actually (legally) declare they are leaving the union before any negotiations begin.

Comment Re:The Republicans want to make everyone work (Score 1) 1145

They can starve while living naked in the streets. Or, if their state is the result of mental illness, they can be put into treatment.
They don't need to be taken care of further - they get their income and sooner or later they will start spending it on food or die - in both cases the problem is solved.

Comment Re:Mutation (Score 3, Insightful) 42

I think mutation isn't really that much of an issue if the DNA isn't actually doing anything (being duplicated or transcribed to RNA).

It's supposed to be one of the more stable ways of storing data, much better than tape in fact. What I'd be more worried about is reading it again - current ways of reading DNA can misread it and have problems with long sequences of the same base pair, so some kind of an encoding to avoid those would be needed.

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