19 posts • joined 8 Aug 2012
Re: The good old boring standard model
I wonder if when the simulation learns it is a simulation does it render the simulation invalid? Is there a cosmic finger heading for the reset button as we speak?
I would be ok with seeing how it all works out if EVERYONE in the US was subject to it. No exemptions for the politically connected and void all waivers.
Re: Smartphone users have more choices.
You don't know that. Right now all we're talking about is being able to buy insurance at, what seems, a reasonable price. No one knows how that will translate into "care when they need it." That remains to be seen.
Health insurance != health care.
Not just Ballmer
I think it's part of the MS culture to miss the boat. Remember the whole "embrace and extend" philosophy? Basically let others innovate then MS will take over and make it theirs. Remember the mid-90's with Gates dismissing the Internet?
MS was able to leverage their OS with exclusionary business practices. They were able to leverage their office apps with their OS. Beyond that they've played second fiddle to the true innovators for the last 20 years.
Re: Stupid Airport
Maybe he's talking about the LAAS being tested at Newark. Otherwise, as you pointed out, it makes no sense. I'm probably being too generous.
Re: Let there be.....Ignorance?
I doubt you know much about the mechanics of evolution so I suspect your dogma is as non-reflective as any religious zealot. What are the four forces of evolution? What is/are the creative force(s) in evolution? Evolution has serious issues but they are seldom discussed above a whisper lest the Church Of Darwin unleash it's wrath. You are not so different from those you belittle.
Not too much
"[enhance] the security and resiliency of public and private communications..." but not too much, NSA still needs access.
I doubt they would scramble F-22's to intercept. The aged F-15 would be more than sufficient.
Who pays corp taxes?
Corp taxes are built into the price they charge for goods and services. Ultimately taxes are only paid by individuals. Blather all you want to the contrary but I run a business and that's exactly what I do. Raise my taxes? Fine. I raise my prices to cover it. I'm not running a charity.
Re: general population ... will .. think 'fukushimachernobylmushroomcloudwasteexplodeohmygodcancer'
Maybe with all these reactors going to China they'll start calling it the "US Syndrome".
Re: Anything we can do
I don't think you can draw any statistical inference from one data point.
As others have suggested, if you can't do a degree, get some type of certification. You'll never get in the door for an interview without some sort of credentials.
You first State of California.
I'm not sure why it would be radiating anything in the infrared. If they are advanced enough to build the darn thing you'd think they could harvest the energy with enough efficiency to not radiate anything.
Then again I could be missing something.
Absolutely. Instead of power grids we need to distribute the power generation.
Government has no right to tell a woman what she can or cannot do with her body. At least that's what I've heard.
Re: Live and let live
Religion still matters. It stirs in the hearts of non-believers and shines a light on their estrangement from God. So they resort to shallow rhetoric and vain attempts at elitism. I'm glad to see it.
You are confusing weather with climate. They are not the same thing.
Really cool but...
I think this is a great achievement and all but someone is going to have to clean up that mess.
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