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Comment Re:And I keep coming back to my same question (Score 1) 693

Now, think about it, who will be taken seriously? The oil companies funneling funds into information that is alarming where they have an interest in the "new products" that will be designed to overcome it

Are you seriously suggesting that oil companies are funneling funds into studies where the conclusion supports AGW?

Seriously?

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Submission + - The City That Was Saved By the Internet

Jason Koebler writes: At a time when small cities, towns, and rural areas are seeing an exodus of young people to large cities and a precipitous decline in solidly middle class jobs, Chattanooga's government-built fiber network has helped it thrive and create a new identity for itself.

Chattanooga's success is beginning to open eyes around the country: If we start treating the internet not as a product sold by a company but as a necessary utility, can the economic prospects of rural America be saved?

Comment And now for something completely different (Score 1) 31

Had this been a OneNote flaw, it would have read:

Microsoft has sent an email to users warning of a critical flaw in multiple version of Microsoft's OneNote that can cause a severe loss of data, the extent of which is not entirely known. Microsoft refuses to acknowledge the severity of this issue, claiming that only "a small number of people" are affected. Those who have received the email may be able to install an update to repair the flaw, but the efficacy of this "fix" has not been confirmed. Regardless of the "fix", the users data has been lost irrevocably. The glitch has been occurring for many months but this is the first response Microsoft has provided.

Comment Re:Stupid (Score 1) 1042

When I was younger, I ran a D&D game involving a very alien, energy world. The midway point of the story was finding out that it was a simulation, and breaking out (into a normal version of the physical world), and helping a resistance force. Separate stats for both simulated and real words, etc.

Funny

Had you tried that in my D&D group, I would have had my "real" character realize that it was entirely likely that the "real" world was also a simulation, have him break out of that, and slap his DM upside the head :-)

Comment Re:When did "The Matrix" become a religion? (Score 1) 1042

Equating the "simulations" that we run and the "simulations" that Boström requires is ridiculous.

There's no reason to believe that the type of simulation required for this argument is even possible.

His argument is about as sensible as:
1) To a caveman, our technology would seem god-like
2) Technology is improving
3) There is no reason to believe that technology won't become more advanced over time
4) Therefore, god will eventually exist (or at least beings that we would identify as godlike).

There is no reason to believe that the potential power of simulations is unlimited. If there is an upper limit on how powerful a simulation can be, then his statistical arguments become meaningless. He makes some hand-wavy arguments about the potential power of computers, and the required capacity to simulate a human mind based on some quite questionable sources.

Comment Re:I'm an immigrant (Score 1) 867

Citation needed. He has ONLY expressed that he doesn't want ILLEGAL immigrants here. You know, people who break the law?

He has expressed that he wants to limit immigration of Muslims or anyone from "any nation that has been compromised by terrorism":
link

You really believe the following direct quote isn't racist?

“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”

Comment Re:Non Partisan my Ass (Score 2) 629

That, and:

The association is generally recognized as politically conservative or ultra-conservative, and its publication advocates a range of scientifically discredited hypotheses, including the belief that HIV does not cause AIDS, that being gay reduces life expectancy, that there is a link between abortion and breast cancer, and that there are links between autism and vaccinations

Now that's just scary!

Comment Nothing of Interest (Score 1) 629

From the Wikipedia article on the AAPS:

The association is generally recognized as politically conservative or ultra-conservative, and its publication advocates a range of scientifically discredited hypotheses, including the belief that HIV does not cause AIDS, that being gay reduces life expectancy, that there is a link between abortion and breast cancer, and that there are links between autism and vaccinations.

Nothing to see here but a bunch of nutcases. If I found out my doctor was a member of the AAPS, I'd be looking for a new doctor.

Comment Re:People's instincts are correct (Score 1) 367

Do you have anything more than pointless rhetoric and tired similes to argue your point?

You have no idea how much knowledge anyone here has on this subject, yet you continue to make the baseless claim that we don't have the knowledge and/or wisdom.

You cannot use the fact that someone disagree with you to conclude that they are wrong. If you can't see that most elementary piece of logic, you really need to stop talking.

Oh, nevermind...I just skimmed over your posting history. Don't bother responding.

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