Brazil Approves Internet Bill of Rights
Fake. I can sign a paper by which I oblige myself to pay you 10 dollars a month for a year. Now you have a right that I have given to you.
'Data Science' Is Dead
According to this guy, Mathematics is not a science because you don't conduct experiments. The key error is this:
Science creates knowledge via controlled experiments
Which is false. Science checks hypotheses and tries to prove them, or makes repeated experiments that show the failure to disprove them.
'Data Science' Is Dead
How to prevent more people from flocking into your field:
1) Write a Slashdot article
EU Plastic Bag Debate Highlights a Wider Global Problem
In my country bio-degradable bags are mandatory. We have to pay an insignificant amount of money for each bag (equivalent to 0.025 USD - yes: two and a half cents) and it solves the problem completely because we still use them to carry goods from the supermarket and to dispose the trash, but after a year or two the bags degrade and are gone forever.
Black Death Predated 'Small World' Effect, Say Network Theorists
>these days people had a favourite hobby that consisted in gather in huge numbers dressed in fancy metallic suites and go paying their neighbours a visit
Yea, and today people have a favourite hobby that consists in building small scale unmanned aircrafts and go bombing their neighbours... oh wait, they don't.
40-Million-Year-Old 'Walking Whale' Fossil Found In Peru
A classicla latin spell checker would say it's a typo, because this is a new word invented by biologists.
Concern Mounts Over Self-Driving Cars Taking Away Freedom
Changing gears is so fun! Who can possibly buy a car that takes away the freedom of changing gears? Oh, wait...
Describe Any Location On Earth In 3 Words
The seat of my country's government has inifinite* triplets. The same location is: Booster.correct.direct, drove.flips.packing, changing.dubbing.lump, cakes.formally.snores. reviewed.strides.slug, marriage.moved.poker, activity.resist.glad, quieter.alien.result, mother.tablet.powerful, etc.
Computer Trading and Dark Pools
Maybe the spread is smaller?
Snowden Offered Asylum By Venezuelan President
The USA has been consistent in denying basic human rights outside the borders of their own country - that's why they do all the dirty stuff in Cuba.
Apple Loses the iPad Mini Trademark
It's ok to comment the news in the summary, but this has gone too far. "Apple is bad, you must hate Apple." Come on.
Violation of Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle
This has been tested experimentally. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell_test_experiments
Nobel Laureate Wiped From Pakistan's Textbooks As Heretic
It already is in the U.S. It's called democracy. If 51% of the population wants this, they get it. They can be wrong, but it's their choice.
Nanotech Surprise: Shooting Lasers at Buckyballs Makes Them Bigger
These tiny little things have wonderful characteristics, for instance they're the biggest kind of matter that has shown wave behaviour. They probably don't have an use in this precise moment. Lasers started just like that: as a 'pointless' curiosity.
In America, 46% of People Hold a Creationist View of Human Origins
This is interesting: according to the poll, the group with the highest likelihood of believing in a God-guided evolution are the people with post-graduate studies, at 42%.
Think about it. 42% of all American PhDs believe something along the lines of intelligent design? That's news to me. But it makes sense, it's the best way to join religion and science.
Scientist Who Oversaw OPERA's Faster-Than-Light Neutrino Study Resigns
Is this slashdot?
Woman Wants To Replace Her Non-functioning Hand With a Bionic Prosthesis
And it was also covered by the BBC.
France's Bold Drunk-Driving Legislation - Every Car To Carry a Breathalyzer
Heresy! How you dare! Alcohol has to be the one and only bad drug, otherwise you can't legalize pot... ... ... ...
Biologists Debunk the "Rotting Y Chromosome" Theory
Suppose that someone inherited from his father an Y-Chromosome without the "Manliness Gene". Then he would not have a functioning reproductive system and leave no offspring. The "Manliness Gene" can be lost by a random mutation, but the mutation will never be carried on to the following generation, unless a new sex-determining mechanism already exists.
Google Researchers Propose Plan To Fix CA System
The new certificate system will be invitation-only, and then will be shut down.
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