* Posts by MJF

6 posts • joined 2 Apr 2009

Tablets aren't killing ereaders, it's clog-popping wrinklies - analyst

MJF

Re: Correlation != Causation

Well:

http://www.icc-ccs.org.uk/news/737-piracy-increasing-in-west-africa-latest-report-shows

and

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2217286/Global-warming-stopped-16-years-ago-reveals-Met-Office-report-quietly-released--chart-prove-it.html

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Anonymous hacks Westboro Baptists over Sandy Hook protests

MJF

1. outrage people 2. sue for free speech 3: profit!

The group, which has barely 100 (mostly family) members, also has a lucrative sideline in suing those who attack them, of whom there are many.

Sideline? Isn't that actually what they're about? The more people they provoke, the more opportunities to keep the money rolling in.

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Boffins spot 7 ALIEN WORLDS right in our galactic backyard

MJF

Re: Drake?

Not much change, I'd think. The Drake formula is just a long catalogue of things you would need to know to make an informed estimate of the likelihood of life elsewhere: values for all the terms were guesses depending on how keen you were for SETI funding. Fraction of stars with planets was an optimistic guess of around 1.0; just a guess. All we have now is a tiny bit of data suggesting there may be a a lot of planets, making the fraction somewhere in the range >0 to 1.0.

Still no information on all the other terms in the equation.

(I do wonder at the habitability index: for all we know, that's a guess too, and we may as well be using OLGA's formula of Gy=c)

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British Ruby conference cancelled after diversity row

MJF

Enough of this ethnic monitoring nonsense, tell them you're of central African origin.

Like everyone else on Earth...

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WoW cities wiped out by 'exploit'

MJF
Mushroom

Oh my. It's the End of the World of Warcraft?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVknVfIW-z0

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DARPA wants 'clandestine' 3D building-interior mapping kit

MJF

Staring at goats?

So have they given up using psychics for remote viewing?

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