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Time To Remove 'Philosophical' Exemption From Vaccine Requirements?

Tipa Re:Here we go again... (1039 comments)

According to this study --> http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/...

The growth in childhood debilitating disease is overwhelmingly due to obesity, asthma, and ADHD. The last of which was only in the past decades recognized as an actual condition. Asthma is related to obesity, and obesity is related to kids not being as active as they once were, perhaps because sending your kid out to play can get you arrested and your child taken away from you.

about a week ago
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Algorithm Aims To Predict Fiction Bestsellers

Tipa Re:There is so much money (146 comments)

Huh? Asimov originally serialized the Foundation series in Astounding Magazine, for which he was paid quite well.

Those Golden Age SF pros didn't write a word if they weren't going to be paid for that word. This was their livelihood.

about a year ago
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Why Charles Stross Wants Bitcoin To Die In a Fire

Tipa Re:The carbon footprint is temporary (691 comments)

Once we reach the 21 million BtC cap, miners will stop mining them and will no longer be confirming transactions as a by-product of the mining process. The only possible way to continue will be to change BtC to raise the limits and get people mining again. The calculation will still be getting exponentially harder, while the number of BtCs increase linearly. The carbon footprint with traditional currencies is linear.

So, the BtC carbon footprint will always increase -- and increase lots. If we're lucky, our computing abilities will increase faster.

about a year ago
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Can There Be a Non-US Internet?

Tipa Brazilians will eagerly pay to self-inform (406 comments)

I wonder how many Brazilians are going to install American tech in their homes programmed to watch and identify everyone who comes near it, listen to every word, and (once required to be, now just usually) connect to the Internet to phone home. How many Brazilians will pay for the privilege?

XBone. Enjoy your illusion of privacy.

about a year ago
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Work Halted On Neal Stephenson's Kickstarted Swordfighting Video Game

Tipa Re:The Hidden Catch in Kickstarter (124 comments)

They weren't building hardware -- they were using third party hardware. That people were unlikely to have or for which they had any other use. They were just building the software.

about a year ago
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Does Grammar Matter Anymore?

Tipa Re:It's like this. (878 comments)

Probably none of them, but if one were, it would be the one between "these" and "ellipsis", but you probably wanted "ellipses" there anyway.

more than 2 years ago
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Book Review: The Python Standard Library By Example

Tipa Re:Since it's not by Packt... (33 comments)

I can't figure out if you used "for all intensive purposes" ironically, or if you really don't realize it's "for all intents and purposes".

Argh.

more than 3 years ago
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Deformable Liquid Mirrors For Adaptive Optics

Tipa Re:why not use it in space? (196 comments)

He winced because vacuum doesn't have a temperature. You have to have something to heat up before you can measure its heat.

A telescope in Earth's orbit would receive just as much solar radiation when not eclipsed by the Earth's shadow as some point directly beneath the Sun on the Earth's surface -- more, because Earth's atmosphere scatters and reflects a lot of the radiation.

more than 4 years ago
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Please No, Not a Blade Runner Sequel

Tipa Re:I Don't Even Care Anymore (585 comments)

... and it had about as much to do with its parent story as "Blade Runner" did to "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?".

more than 5 years ago
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Wikipedia's New Definition of Truth

Tipa What we need is a Rebuttal-pedia (428 comments)

Here's the million-dollar idea. Make Rebuttal-pedia, a place where Jason Lanier and people like him can post their side of the story, and it can then be used a source for Wikipedia articles.

more than 6 years ago

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