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Comment Re:Corporations are Individuals (Score 1) 1070

I'm sympathetic to the cries of those who say a corporation is not an individual. But it seems like the people who say that always follow up with, "therefore we should get to screw companies any way we want". Just because a corporation is not truly an individual does not mean that they don't deserve protections under the law. And anyway, there's some extent to which trampling on corporations becomes trampling on the people who own or operate the corporations. If the CEO wants to give money to a candidate, and his or her board agrees and the company's bylaws don't prevent it, then who's to say the CEO can't do that?

Comment Google in New Spaces (Score 1) 176

it really appears that Google is going to be pushing into new spaces in the next few years

You could have said this at any point in Google's history. It's almost to the point that all Google stories should be marked dupe.

Comment Looking for the Right Thing (Score 3, Insightful) 251

This "ribbon" escaped detection by two former Voyager spacecraft, and is only now being detected by some new spacecraft that happened to be looking for something different. This "ribbon" is a ribbon by some specific property.

It's amazing, to me, how what we see is influenced to a great extent by what we're looking for. The manifold possibilities the universe presents to us!

The Military

Submission + - SecNav, CNO: Women should serve on subs (

lousyd writes: "No less than the US Chief of Naval Operations has come out on the side of reviewing the policy of male-only submarine crews. Women make up approximately 12 percent of the 1.2 million U.S. service members on active duty. With women having served in the United States military throughout American history, the claustrophobic confines of the submarine force are one of the last frontiers for women warriors. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said, "I believe women should have every opportunity to serve at sea, and that includes aboard submarines." As a former submariner myself, I say it's about time."

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