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Comment Re:Let's face it (Score 1) 141

Bunch of bullshit. CBS/Paramount can't smell an opportunity when it is shoved up their nose. They didn't have to kill it. They could have embraced it and turned into something legit and made boat loads of money. But CBS/Paramount hasn't treated the ST property right since day one when they practically stole it from Lucille Ball and immediately canceled the show. It has made money despite them only b/c the original idea was so good and true believers have sacrificed to keep it going. But Gene is dead, and Paramount let a non-believer reboot the films -- from which we got okay action films, but poor Trek films. That's quick money that won't last. Ticket sales of the latest movie are way down. Another mistake or two by CBS/Paramount and I think the franchise will be at an end.

Comment Not how science works (Score 1) 188

Whenever the main stream media wips up a shit storm to discredit some science and witch hunt those behind it, you know something else is afoot. Science doesn't work that way. If Fleischmann and Pons were right or wrong then other scientists are going to verify it, one way or the other, and that's that. At worst, it comes out that they did sloppy work and it looks bad on their CVs. But thats it and life goes on. That's how real science works -- in fact the vast majority or hypotheses and experiments prove to be wrong.

My guess is, it proved a very easy way for entrenched interests to defiance research into energy sources that could seriously disrupt the status quo.

Comment Possible but major hurdles (Score 1) 260

It is quite doable but some significant things have to happen.

1. Open standard for e-documents. PDF doesn't cut it. And there has to be an easy way to create them, something like Markdown but better.
2. Ubiquitous storage. Basically cloud storage has to become something like a shared social distributed system that all have access to.
3. E-Readers have to be cheap, light, fast and have long battery life -- and standardized like a PC so many companies can provide them.

Comment Hillary = More War (Score 1) 857

This is my prediction: Hillary = More War. Despite what she says, she has always voted in favor of conflict and has never dissented. Reportedly she even did an end-run around Defense Secretary Gates to get the bombing of Libya to happen.

For all his bluster, I think Trump would at least seek alternatives first. However, I can't support Trump for other reasons, so I am voting for Johnson.

Comment Re:Cult-like (Score 3, Informative) 656

My niece got a full blown case of the measles form the vaccine. The doctor was a bit shocked. But law measle cases have to be reported to the CDC, which the doctor did. But CDC stats never recorded the case. Getting the measles from the vaccine doesn't count. See how that works?

Measles vaccines are attenuated -- which means it contains a live strain. If just a fraction of a fraction of this attenuated strain gets transmitted, some will ultimately mutate into alternate forms and reappear. Giving such a large breeding ground to these viruses might eventually lead to a strain even worse than any known natural strain.

Things are rarely black-and-white, though most people seem to see it that way. It's dangerous when our leaders loose color vision, but it is easy to understand why. Just follow the green.

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