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Comment Re: So? (Score 1, Troll) 751

Not quite - the best science can ever do is create a model that has predictive accuracy. That is - a model that successfully describes the universe given the data that is available, but also successfully predicts the universe when new data becomes available.

That is what Einstein did with relativity: he created a model that explained known data, but also predicted effects such as gravitational lensing and Mercury's perihelion wobble before the technology existed to allow those effects to be observed. It is the reason Einstein was a great scientist.

It is for this very reason that while I consider Newton a great mathematician, I only consider him a good scientist.

Comment Re:Obviously, no Yelp sock puppets are in here... (Score 1) 1092

The dates are in the screen caps, and clearly include the period where she claims to have been living off a single ten pound bag of rice. Hence my assertion that she is lying about her situation.

There are people that suffer actual poverty in this world, and who are actually starving. This attention-seeker is neither.

She has written a fictional sob-story, and included a link for donations. If this story goes viral, those that are fooled will donate, and she profits. Not a bad plan, especially when white knights like yourself will leap to her defence in the face of clear evidence of her falsehood.

But you shouldn't believe everything that you read.

Submission + - Kim Dotcom loses extradition case in NZ.

BitterOak writes: Kim Dotcom has lost his extradition trial in NZ and will now have to face trial in the US to face charges of money laundering, racketeering, and copyright violation.

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