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Don't Talk To Aliens, Warns Stephen Hawking

Copperfield Re:Pathetic Earthlings... (1015 comments)

Wait a minute, wasn't Flash Gordon the Quarterback for the New York Jets? Does that mean we have to rely on.... Mark Sanchez to fight the forces of evil and save earth?

Oh Shit...

more than 3 years ago
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Humans Nearly Went Extinct 1.2M Years Ago

Copperfield Re:Toba volcano ? Nuclear winter ? (356 comments)

Interestingly, the story Noah is not the only recording of a flood during that time period. In fact almost every ancient society stretching from Africa to the middle-east, to India and down around into Malasia has a mythology of a great flood and all of these mythologies date back to a similar time period.

Some scientists figured this couldn't be accidental and used the geography as a clue for a search. What they found was what appears to be a fairly sizeable impact crater off the coast of Madagascar dating back to roughly the same time period. In theory this would have cause a tidal wave hitting all of those geographical regions.

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/14/science/14WAVE.html

more than 4 years ago
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DVRs Help Some TV Shows Improve Ratings

Copperfield Curious (297 comments)

I wonder how much TV companies factor DVD sales (a fairly new revenue stream for them) in judging the success of a given show. Given my schedule I rarely have the opportunity to sit down and watch a television series. That being said, if I see a show that might peak my interest I will tend to check it out on Hulu or some other means and if I like it, Ill buy the seasonal DVD's to watch at my leisure.

With good, intelligent series like Kings, Jericho, etc. being cancelled over mindless "successes" like American Idol, Dancing with the Stars or the 57th season of Survivor, I have to wonder if too much favorability is given to the instant gratification of a neilsen rating rather than the possibilities of success via alternative distribution methods.

HBO/Showtime seems to have largely figured this out and were among the cutting edge of delivering quality shows on a DVD format, not just mindless, pop culture schlock that seems to infest advertised TV.

more than 4 years ago
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Navigating a Geek Marriage?

Copperfield Seriously? (1146 comments)

Have you ever considered... You know... Talking to her?

more than 4 years ago
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AP Will Sell You a "License" To Words It Doesn't Own

Copperfield Hmmmmm (340 comments)

Is it 5 words in a row or do I get charged for any 5 words I pull from the article? If so I would like to grab words "a, the, it, the, and" so I don't end up having to pay someone else even more.

more than 4 years ago
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Being Slightly Overweight May Lead To Longer Life

Copperfield Re:more likely to die! (383 comments)

This is not exactly a new idea.

Generally it is understood that body fat is a bank for the body to help it through lean times. While in modern society there really isn't any such thing as a "lean time" unless you happen to be broke or lost in the woods, what is assumed is that having a moderate supply of fat stored will still help people through times of illness.

If you are sick and cant eat as much or as well during the period of illness, and you happen to be "overweight" your body has excess calories which it can feed on. This increases a person's survival ability. Thus a person with a bit of fat has some built in protection vs. someone with no fat... Well their bodies pretty much have to start feeding on muscle and organs as soon as they miss their first meal.

more than 4 years ago
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Senator Diane Feinstein Trying to Kill Net Neutrality

Copperfield Re:How ridiculous. (873 comments)

The answer is simple. Because the politicians stopped being afraid of American citizens a long, long time ago.

more than 5 years ago
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RIAA and BSA's Lawyers Taking Top Justice Posts

Copperfield Re:change (377 comments)

Wait... Didn't we just spend the last 8 years being lectured daily on how dissent is patriotic?

Double standards are so confusing sometimes.

more than 5 years ago
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Tool To Allow ISPs To Scan Every File You Transmit

Copperfield So.... Wait (370 comments)

Does this mean I can't read 4chan anymore?

more than 5 years ago

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