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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

ahaweb Re:name and location tweeted... (928 comments)

What would a ruler want with an entire population of peasant women?

about a month ago
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Two Cities Ask the FCC To Preempt State Laws Banning Municipal Fiber Internet

ahaweb Re:raise money privately? (200 comments)

Interesting thought experiment: how do you differentiate a non-profit competitor from a merely poorly run competitor that doesn't set prices to maximize profits?

about a month ago
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MicroxWin Creates Linux Distribution That Runs Debian/Ubuntu & Android Apps

ahaweb Re:Drivel (42 comments)

What about the NDK, which most apps use?

about 1 month ago
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States That Raised Minimum Wage See No Slow-Down In Job Growth

ahaweb Re:Economists (778 comments)

inflation is expansion of the money supply

Let's take this one example. In Macroeconomics 101, there is the formula: MV = PY

M = money supply, V = velocity of money, P = price level, Y = real GDP

So an increase in P (inflation) could be many things, not just an expansion of M (money supply). Even your knowledge of the model is wrong. How much more so your understanding that reality demands more complex models as the reality you're investigating is more complex.

about a month ago
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Math, Programming, and Language Learning

ahaweb Re:Equating language to math is insulting (241 comments)

You did not code your argument in a series of logical steps to arrive at the desired result of demonstrating your conclusion that something here is "insulting". Perhaps that is because you believe such a thing is not to be done with a method of communication!

about a month ago
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Preparing For Satellite Defense

ahaweb Re:DoD (118 comments)

Money spent on space used to be dual-use (civilian and military). Now it's single-use (military), and the civilian stuff is private.

about a month ago
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Preparing For Satellite Defense

ahaweb Re:We must not allow (118 comments)

More population = more people to keep from starving

about a month ago
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Harvesting Energy From Humidity

ahaweb Re:Oblig. StarWars (89 comments)

Makes as much sense as Lucas's claim that the robots flying around on Mustafar in Revenge of the Sith are "energy collectors", collecting energy from the lava. Because they are hot, I guess. So you want to collect ... the lava because it is hot.

about a month ago
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Chimpanzee Intelligence Largely Determined By Genetics

ahaweb Re:Intelligence isn't always advantageous (157 comments)

As are their opposites for gene propagation. Or else aggression would hypertrophy, which it doesn't.

about a month ago
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Chimpanzee Intelligence Largely Determined By Genetics

ahaweb Re:Genetics and heritability are not the same (157 comments)

For an associate professor, you're not so good with explaining concepts. What you need is an example of genetic variance in a population of sheep and an example of environmental variance, that fits with ordinary reality. As the influence of environmental variance approaches zero, the additional nuance of the environment's influence on genetic variation is insignificant.

about a month ago
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Google's Experimental Newsroom Avoids Negative Headlines

ahaweb Re:sounds like North Korea news (109 comments)

In reality, it's the advertisements that serve the role of promising to make us happy.

about a month and a half ago
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Tor Project Sued Over a Revenge Porn Business That Used Its Service

ahaweb Re:Why yes, we should blame the victim here (311 comments)

You're making a political argument, to which there are political counter-arguments.

about a month and a half ago
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Blueprints For Taming the Climate Crisis

ahaweb Re:What we really need... (389 comments)

Actually, what we need is to sufficiently reduce the corruption of politics by money everywhere. But this is impossible.

about a month and a half ago
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Blueprints For Taming the Climate Crisis

ahaweb Re:'fight' climat change (389 comments)

> let's fight gravity! The analogy would be closer to fighting obesity.

about a month and a half ago
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Blueprints For Taming the Climate Crisis

ahaweb Re:US? (389 comments)

China's government is more corrupt than the U.S. government. This is true. Corruption of politics by money everywhere is the root problem.

about a month and a half ago
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Blueprints For Taming the Climate Crisis

ahaweb Re:Adolph Hitler would be proud (389 comments)

Hitler was a nationalist, not an internationalist. So your point makes no sense.

about a month and a half ago

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