top Obama Administration Says the World's Servers Are Ours
Wait, you mean it is not forced down our throats BY "investment groups"? If so, why does it also grant secrecy to financial institutions?
top Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills
You forget one:
Bribery. No chance in hell that cash is going to vanish. But for the common man it will be harder and harder to use.
top A Box of Forgotten Smallpox Vials Was Just Found In an FDA Closet
Yes, Pollution. But that is another story. As anybody knows, Pestilence retired mumbling something about Penicillin.
top London Regulator Says Uber Is Operating Legally
So? The Netherlands are a tax haven for postal-box firms from all over the world. These firms have no business in the Netherlands, except for avoiding to pay tax. They don't care what their name says in Dutch.
top Solar-Powered Electrochemical Cell Used To Produce Formic Acid From CO2
Storing CO2 does not help anyone, and only does harm. The problem is not that there is too much CO2 in the world, the problem is that we convert way too much carbon and oxygen into CO2. Period. If we store all the CO2, we deprive ourselves from oxygen, because we keep on converting it! The Biosphere II experiment has clearly demonstrated that (by using concrete, which, by itself, stores CO2). Storing CO2 is just one more environmental crime to cover up another.
top Unintended Consequences For Traffic Safety Feature
Please do not mix economy with finance. They are hardly related anymore.
1 - The market will solve it! 2 - The money goes to a newly formed group of big companies in bed with a bank (because this allows the bank to create money out of thin air). Off course, the bank demands "securities" (for what?) and society is heavily taxed. 3 - Problem solved. At least, on the low-traffic pacific island where the "investors" now live.
top Western Energy Companies Under Sabotage Threat
To bear the blame if things go wrong. Oh, you want quality? Sorry, in the modern everything-must-be-done-yesterday-at-no-cost IT sector, quality is usually not an option. There's no market for quality.
top Ninety-Nine Percent of the Ocean's Plastic Is Missing
They left a message: "So long, and thanks for all the plastic"
top Court Allowed NSA To Spy On All But 4 Countries
Well, they did not send an X-Do-Not-Spy HTTP header, so they obviously agreed.
top White House May Name Patent Reform Opponent As New Head of Patent Office
That's the problem of politics today: when so much money is at stake, it is plainly impossible to put that money where your mouth is. It literally doesn't fit...
top Julian Assange Plans Modeling Debut At London Fashion Show
What happened to him is totally unfair.
Yes. It is totally unfair, but nevertheless it seems quite fashionable.
top Google Starts Removing Search Results After EU Ruling
"You have just been erased."
top They're Spying On You: Hacking Team Mobile Malware, Infrastructure Uncovered
They don't. They operate at different levels, so they may be listening to an extra "backup" data flow. I rather think they use each other. It is too convenient for "intelligence" agencies not to tap into the already existing camera and audio feed from another spy.
top Supreme Court Upholds Most EPA Rules On Greenhouse Gases
The EPA can continue to undermine the
someone's finance in pursuit of fairy tales.
There, fixed that for you. By the way, that is a good thing for an actual
economy, as it is stopped from drowning, draught, etc. Some of these fairy tales are already fairly convincing.
top Climate Change Prompts Emperor Penguins To Find New Breeding Grounds
Any connection to "climate change" was purely speculative on the part of the article writer
Indeed. It was probably the mortgage bubble that was responsible for this.
top Radar Data Yields High-Resolution Views of Near-Earth Asteroid HQ124
Well, you may laugh about that, but in the past that is exactly what happened, and we try to cover it up now in scientific circles.
It took a religious liberation to stop people to adhere to ancient texts that could only be interpreted by priests. People started looking for the Creator by investigating the creation. This religiously motivated search has added tremendously to science. For example, the Frederik Ruysch collection in the KunstKammer in St Petersburg is from that period.
Alas, we like to think that science is "neutral", just observing and deducing. Any other motives are left out of the educational system. So we learn that Newton saw an apple falling and wrote his laws. And then deduce Kepler's laws from them. It actually was the other way around: Kepler thought that the creation had to be "harmonic" and therefore brilliantly simple. So planet movements could not be governed by more than second order formulas. That (and being brilliant in measurement of position of celestial bodies) led him to discover his laws, from which Newton derived his.
Now I am not in favour or against religion, but I am very much against rewriting history. Especially in science. Some problems are much easier solved with one school of thought than with another. For example, Pythogoras' theorem is easily solved with greek math, and very hard with arabic math. Even schools of thought that you might considered "flawed" can accidentally yield insightful results. Suppressing any school of thought in science is a crime to science itself, and making even making science into a form of religion (with believers in "neutrality").
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top Why the Moon's New Birthday Means the Earth Is Older Than We Thought
At least, thanks to Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, we know that Earth is a Vega. Or has that theory been busted as well?
about a month and a half ago
top Human "Suspended Animation" Trials To Start This Month
Ah. We have a new film title: The Resuscitator.
top Cambridge Company Unveils 3D Printed "Fruit"
Finally a "slime mold" can be made by putting slime into a mold.
top EU Court Backs 'Right To Be Forgotten'
You say it yourself: your crime is forgotten in real life. Only if one knows where to look and take a lot of trouble, it could be found again. Not so with Google. Heck, I could just type in the name of a village and find the article describing a domestic murder from 20 years ago. That is way different. Information can hurt. Even information that is not true.
top Romanic vs Germanic property and religion
While I am searching for types of properrty and its history, I have found a few references that the transition from catholic to protestant religion has also brought a change from germanic property ("clan" property, property that means responsibility) to romanic property ("if I own it I can do with it what I want, even if it hurts others").
the problem is that I cannot see any sense in it. Why would protestants see property different from catholics? If anyone out there is reading this and can give some insight, please post a comment.