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Comment Re:Morons (Score 1) 297

Who says they do?

The Bechdel test was "a little lesbian joke in an alternative feminist newspaper." It has helped to promote discussion, but it's never going to provide an answer.

It's like the Drake Equation. That was only ever meant to stimulate discussion. It was never meant to be a practical tool, and anyone who uses it as one is missing the point.

Comment Re:idea (Score 1) 153

Pokemon Go does, apparently, warn you if you're playing and moving at a high speed. This wouldn't have helped, because the guy was distracted by charging his phone - it was flat because he'd been playing, but he wasn't playing at the time.

I'm not sure how far they're allowed to take chaos theory into account when generating news stories.

Comment Re:Starshot is incredibly premature (Score 1) 218

At that speed, there will not be much of an opportunity to see anything as the local Oort cloud shreds it to death.

1% of c, 10%, 20%... isn't it toast if it hits anything at pretty much any speed? It's less dense (ours is, anyway) than the asteroid belt and we just send probes right through that without many cares.

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