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Comment Re:Yay! Cruelty-free bacon! (Score 1) 126

That's measuring by meal count, which I believe is most practical.

Well, maybe most practical in terms of supporting your idea that you are 80% vegan, but I think a more representative way would be to look at the food consumed over a larger time, say a month. I could just as easy argue that I am 95% vegan, as I spend less that 72 minutes a day eating, but when I eat my diet is 100% animal based. if you are vegan, you dont consume animal products, if you are not vegan the chances are you are a omnivore. Being 80% vegan is functionally equivalent to not being a vegan. Most folk would just say they don’t eat much meat, but I suspect you think "80% vegan" says something better about yourself.

Comment Re:The British government looks like Duck Soup (Score 1) 227

"I didn't think May could be that devious or smart. It may just be an unintended consequence she didn't understand but will come to realize what a smart move it was."

I don't think you understand just how devious an smart you need to be to get near the top of the Tory party. Yes there is a lot of inherited privilege and insider dealings, but that applies to the competition as well, and May is not from the Eton set, so that makes here rise even more indicative of cunning and guile.

Comment Re: It's a liability issue (Score 1) 451

"No, the basic premise of the movie (robots turning against their makers) is the complete opposite of Asimov's books."

I think you should read more of the actual books. The idea of the robots protecting humanity by removing control from them was covered in the latter caves of steel novels.

Then watch the film again, they didn't turn against, they took over control.

Comment Re:Missed the point (Score 1) 594

The only thing that makes sense is for the string length count to be the same size as a pointer, so that it could effectively be all of memory.

Other than the segmented environments where a pointer doesn't cover all the memory. But that is just a nit pick.

Comment Re:Have to share this - holy crap! mod parent up (Score 1) 626

With NS this will specialize the variation in the "creature" . e.g. all dogs comes from wolfs (evols & creationists agree on that) due to man's natural selection, we get Great Danes and chiwawas, it doesn't matter how many times the chiwawas breeds, you never get a great dane out of them.

You say that as if its true. Its not. Select the largest of each litters and breed them. See how the size increases. No magic involved, no "lost information" restored.

Even if what you said was true. It would just be a case of waiting for a mutation to produce a larger offspring, and to select that. RInse and repeat as needed and you have something of the size of a Dane again.

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