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Comment Some days I wonder (Score 1) 152

Sometimes I wonder... Why did Apple make lightning connectors and thunderbird or bolt or whatever connectors..

Other days I know exactly why. I switched from Android from day 1 to an iPhone 7. I personally don't use the headphone so haven't noticed it. The battery is awesome. The UI reminds me of Windows 3.1. Far from perfect, hoping to switch back soon (battery life is killer for me, plus phone durability). Then I see more issues with Pixel or USB-C and it makes me want to be a luddite.

Comment Re:'Developed a Clear Preference' For Trump (Score 1) 734

Yes, because only california went blue.

People who don't pay attention. LIKE YOU. Are what's wrong with this country. LOOK AT THE FINAL ELECTORAL MAP. It wasn't just California. Yes, their population can make up the difference, BUT IT WASN"T JUST CALIFORNIA.

You sir, are an idiot.

Comment Re:That can't be right (Score 1) 533

Don't forget the downward trend he had to battle. Things aren't stationary if the government doesn't move, and thus when the new president takes office things are continuing based off of the previous administration's policies as well as international, national, and local markets. It's the trend that matters.

Comment Re:So what? (Score 4, Insightful) 437

Yes, because having one token member from the other side (who is sometimes ill-informed, or unable to make a decent argument) and controlling the argument and questions and leading is very fair.

So in your definition, because Trump did make the news, and his posts were on Facebook (hell, his TV station even premiered its first show on Facebook!) this is all moot because Facebook is incredibly fair and there is no favoritism... Yeah?

Comment Minnesota does a few of these (Score 1) 400

Buses drive on the shoulder on many highways and roads. So people stopped in traffic get to watch people surfing their phone or reading books go ahead of them. And buses here don't stop and open doors for railroads at all. Maybe school buses do.

But the routes are the problem. Spouse takes the bus in because it's quicker than driving, cheaper than parking, etc. I drive because it's a 12 minute drive or a 45 minute bus ride (IF I don't miss the connection, which I almost always do). But spouse is downtown, I'm not.

Comment Re:Serious question - why not just publish to publ (Score 1) 191

Spam, basically. Journals serve to reduce the amount of bad research / falsified research. It's an uphill battle now, with reviewers, editors, and journals charging. Open access journals typically charge significantly more to publish in.

Note, I'm not defending anyone here. Journals charge a lot, but editors and reviewers work for free (it's an expected responsibility, so you typically can do it during regular working hours).

Comment Re:Methylation (Score 1) 252

While they only looked at methylation, there's also phosphorylation, acetylation, and a few others I'm not familiar with. Each of which can be inherited, and sometimes they are erased. Also changes to histones are 1/2 inherited(usually).

Also, base changes to the DNA is actually pretty common, which is the reason the sperm cells are heavily protected(not from blunt force however) and generated on a daily basis, and egg cells are even more protected in a female body. You're DNA won't be an exact match but will be pretty damn close to your own DNA. The base of the spine is also heavily protected. Your immune system also rewrites your DNA in its cells to keep the adaptive memory immune response.

What everyone else said about expression being pretty much everything, is entirely true. A gene is useless unless its expressed(And sometimes deadly if expressed).

Comment Re:Oh, Those Evil Conservative Christians!! (Score 1) 653

"Lookit, the Americans and Western Europeans did some bad things, and then we got over it! We moved on! We entered the 21st Century!! You want to get angry, you want to get fired up, you want to actually do some good and maybe save some lives, go after Sharia, today, not Britain 50-60 years ago."

Sharia is, for most of us in the EU and US, believe it or not, NOT a threat to us, whereas these fundamentalist christians generally are a threat.

Comment Re:No thanks (Score 1) 653

Not necessarily, some species(penguins, I think) have evolved to produce some gay offspring to help raise other offspring. It can in fact be a survival gene, while the homosexuals may not procreate themselves, the female may have evolved to have both, and it may help survival of the species in question.

What I'm saying is, just because A + B doesn't OBVIOUSLY answer C, doesn't mean it's simply illogical.

"I mean, if ever I saw a trait that evolution would suppress, this would be it."

I'd study more on genetics, evolution, and development, as well as anthropology before simply jumping to conclusions.

Comment Re:The glaciers are retreating! (Score 0, Flamebait) 791

www.cnsnews.com will never be right about anything.

Temperature increases are held at bay by melting ice sheets(basic chemistry, if you heat ice, when it melts it will not gain in temperature).

I also enjoy the lack of link or even the full name of the study to look it up. That's much appreciated.

According to CNS News, this comment is peer-reviewed, well received, and flies in the face of the conservative-correct, political timebomb that is tardness.

Comment Re:No real impact (Score 1) 874

Darn! Now only if there were companies that were all-wind electric! D'oh! There are!

Now if only car makers were able to increase MPG! Well, they have the technology, just refused to use it! DAMNIT!

The current market of "status-quo-or-else" really blows. A nice shakeup is definitely in order.

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