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Pope Francis Declares Evolution and Big Bang Theory Are Right

Teresita Re:So What? (596 comments)

Catholicism has taught that the evolution and big bang theory are right in sunday school for ages now..

Maybe a modified version of those theories. For instance, the modern synthesis of descent with variation has no supernatural guidance, but the Catholic version does. The big bang theory indicates that time began to operate 13.7 billion years ago, the Catholic version insists that the words "cause" and "effect" had meaning prior to that.

yesterday
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Pope Francis Declares Evolution and Big Bang Theory Are Right

Teresita Re:Not going to change much (596 comments)

Well, there will be one change at least, a Darwin fish on the Popemobile.

yesterday
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Microsoft Exec Opens Up About Research Lab Closure, Layoffs

Teresita Re:Bull (55 comments)

Microsoft is making more profit off Android than they are off their own phones.

Samsung is cool with that since they haven't challenged Microsoft. The bottom line of the cost-benefit analysis says go ahead and pay the Redmond tax, obviously. The offering from Google is free, and their own operating system never got any traction.

about a week ago
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Microsoft Exec Opens Up About Research Lab Closure, Layoffs

Teresita Re:The wave of the near future (55 comments)

They simply allow other companies to take the expense and the risk, then buy them out.

Or in the case of Doublespace/Drivespace, they let Stac Electronics do all the heavy lifting, then just walk all over their patents.

about a week ago
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Oldest Human Genome Reveals When Our Ancestors Mixed With Neanderthals

Teresita Re:Bone a Neanderthal (128 comments)

Someday they'll figure out "Neanderthal" is a completely artificial distinction, like "White Aryan", and the scientific consensus will be that Neanderthals R Us.

about a week ago
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The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone

Teresita Re:Environment Variables (347 comments)

Add fonts? You drop the .TTF in the Fonts folder. Done.

about a week ago
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The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone

Teresita Re:If we're lucky... (347 comments)

No worries, you will be able to get Stardock's Control10 for only $5

about a week ago
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Will the Google Car Turn Out To Be the Apple Newton of Automobiles?

Teresita Re:Finally, some sanity (287 comments)

Tell the car you wanna see the Gateway arch, and it takes you to EAST St. Louis just like the Grimwalds...

about a week ago
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Two Exocomet Families Found Around Baby Star System

Teresita Re:Wrong distance away (23 comments)

In five years, Kay, the Beta Pictoris Exocomet family will be totally legit.

about a week ago
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First Evidence of Extrasolar Planets Discovered In 1917

Teresita Re:Roundabout (58 comments)

Captain Picard, the tanglon particle flux is down to seventy percent! The warp core must be jettisoned in thirty seconds!

about a week ago
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First Evidence of Extrasolar Planets Discovered In 1917

Teresita Re:The closest? (58 comments)

Van Maanen's star is the closest white dwarf that's all by its lonesome, that's what the article meant.

about a week ago
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Isaac Asimov: How Do People Get New Ideas?

Teresita Re:Creativity vs Common Sense (149 comments)

Temperature/mass ratios are not the issue, the issue is that the structure of any galaxy we look at implies that the mass is not concentrated at the center and falls off with the square of the distance but rolls off along a kind of plateau to the suburbs of the galaxy before it starts to roll off, and dark matter is inferred from this.

about a week ago
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Fiber Optics In Antarctica Will Monitor Ice Sheet Melting

Teresita Re:WTF, the antarctic gets FO before me? (92 comments)

Is that the one that's shrinking due to geothermal effects? Perhaps if we ban plastic bags in grocery stores, the magma god will be appeased.

about a week ago
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Microsoft Introduces Build Cadence Selection With Windows 10

Teresita Re:Aero yet (112 comments)

Naturally Explorer lacked those features in Windows 3.1 since that version used WINFILE.EXE, or File Manager, and you could easily set up to panes, Norton Commander style, then hold Shift and "EXIT" to save the configuration.

about a week ago
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Fiber Optics In Antarctica Will Monitor Ice Sheet Melting

Teresita Re:WTF, the antarctic gets FO before me? (92 comments)

That's great, you don't even know that the extent of the icepack this year is as stated, 7.6 million square miles, something you can find on Google News, but you require a formak data set, in Latex format no doubt.

about a week ago
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The Future of Stamps

Teresita Re:Non-Issue (131 comments)

The Postal Service has discontinued the new Obama stamp, too many people were spitting on the wrong side.

about a week ago
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Microsoft Introduces Build Cadence Selection With Windows 10

Teresita Re:Aero yet (112 comments)

Hell even Caja in Mate has tabs, and it's just a workaround.

about a week ago
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Fiber Optics In Antarctica Will Monitor Ice Sheet Melting

Teresita Re:WTF, the antarctic gets FO before me? (92 comments)

There's a record 7.6 million square miles of ice pack in Antarctica this year, but no, we need to measure it melting.

about a week ago
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Debian's Systemd Adoption Inspires Threat of Fork

Teresita Re:apt-get remove (555 comments)

You can't do apt-get -f remove systemd because apt-get is a child process of systemd and doesn't have permission, and even if you could do it, your system would hang because systemd is the absolute root process.

about two weeks ago

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