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Brazil Approves Internet Bill of Rights

aBaldrich Re:Rights are not things that are given (132 comments)

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.

about 4 months ago
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'Data Science' Is Dead

aBaldrich Re:FUD (139 comments)

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.

about 6 months ago
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'Data Science' Is Dead

aBaldrich FUD (139 comments)

How to prevent more people from flocking into your field:

1) Write a Slashdot article
2) ???
3) Profit!

about 6 months ago
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EU Plastic Bag Debate Highlights a Wider Global Problem

aBaldrich Re:Easy to ACTUALLY solve (470 comments)

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.

about 9 months ago
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Black Death Predated 'Small World' Effect, Say Network Theorists

aBaldrich Re:interesting question (168 comments)

>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.

about 10 months ago
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40-Million-Year-Old 'Walking Whale' Fossil Found In Peru

aBaldrich Re:That's Archaeocetes! (102 comments)

A classicla latin spell checker would say it's a typo, because this is a new word invented by biologists.

about a year ago
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Concern Mounts Over Self-Driving Cars Taking Away Freedom

aBaldrich Automatization (662 comments)

Changing gears is so fun! Who can possibly buy a car that takes away the freedom of changing gears? Oh, wait...

1 year,7 days
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Describe Any Location On Earth In 3 Words

aBaldrich Re:Screeching monkeys ... (478 comments)

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.

about a year ago
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Snowden Offered Asylum By Venezuelan President

aBaldrich Re: How Will He Get There (380 comments)

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.

about a year ago
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Apple Loses the iPad Mini Trademark

aBaldrich Summary quality (144 comments)

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.

about a year ago
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Nobel Laureate Wiped From Pakistan's Textbooks As Heretic

aBaldrich Re:Soon to be -1... (445 comments)

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.

more than 2 years ago
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Nanotech Surprise: Shooting Lasers at Buckyballs Makes Them Bigger

aBaldrich Re:For one moment there (74 comments)

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.

more than 2 years ago
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In America, 46% of People Hold a Creationist View of Human Origins

aBaldrich Re:"Divinely guided"? (1359 comments)

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.

more than 2 years ago
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Woman Wants To Replace Her Non-functioning Hand With a Bionic Prosthesis

aBaldrich Already happened in Austria (171 comments)

And it was also covered by the BBC.

more than 2 years ago
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France's Bold Drunk-Driving Legislation - Every Car To Carry a Breathalyzer

aBaldrich Re:the only drug? (706 comments)

Heresy! How you dare! Alcohol has to be the one and only bad drug, otherwise you can't legalize pot... ... ... ...

more than 2 years ago
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Biologists Debunk the "Rotting Y Chromosome" Theory

aBaldrich Of course (248 comments)

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.

more than 2 years ago
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Google Researchers Propose Plan To Fix CA System

aBaldrich True story (91 comments)

The new certificate system will be invitation-only, and then will be shut down.

about 2 years ago

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Snowden offered asylum by Venezuelan President

aBaldrich aBaldrich writes  |  about a year ago

aBaldrich (1692238) writes "Edward Snowden was offered "humanitarian asylum" by Nicolás Maduro, the president of Venezuela. The country's official news agency reports (oroginal spanish, google translation) that the decision was taken after a meeting of the presidents of Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela.
Maduro denounced an attempt to "colonize" several European Countries, and that he is acting "on behalf of the dignity of the Americas"."

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Cow cloned to produce human milk

aBaldrich aBaldrich writes  |  more than 3 years ago

aBaldrich writes "Argentinian scientists have introduced modified genes in a cloned calf that are to cause it to produce a kind of human breast milk when it grows up.
The cow named Rosita ISA had two human genes introduced, which guide the production of two proteins contained in human milk and which are important for the nutrition of babies, Argentina’s National Institute of Agrobusiness Technology near Buenos Aires said Thursday. (SpanishGoglenglish."

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Falkland Is. newspaper hacked

aBaldrich aBaldrich writes  |  more than 4 years ago

aBaldrich (1692238) writes "Penguin News, the most important newspaper in the Falkland Islands, was hacked by a group of anonymous users of the Argentine social networking site Taringa. As reported in the Argentine press (translation): "The online portal Penguin News was defaced this morning with images related to the Argentine claim on the Falklands (...) with an Argentine flag and a homage to the men killed in the war." A chronology of the attack showed many users altering the website over time. Apparently, someone found that the system administrator had not changed the default settings: the master account was "admin", and the password was very easy to guess..."
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