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How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

ahaweb Re:All too often (737 comments)

We never know what anything is (noumena), we only know what it does (phenomena).


Friendly Reminder: Do Not Place Your iPhone In a Microwave

ahaweb Re:If you're not smart enough to realize this is B (236 comments)

Good point. The article mis-labelled as "others have fallen for the Wave hoax" doesn't mention anything about anybody actually falling for it.


Snowden's Leaks Didn't Help Terrorists

ahaweb Re:defined by mainstream media coverage (182 comments)

The "conversation" before Snowden was establishment voices calling people like us tinfoil hat wearing conspiracy theorists.

5 days ago

Ask Slashdot: Any Place For Liberal Arts Degrees In Tech?

ahaweb Re:Common sense (392 comments)

It's quite dogmatic to simply assume that there is no more to non-dogmatic critical thinking than common sense, or that common sense itself is not often dogmatic.

about a week ago

Tim Cook Says Apple Can't Read Users' Emails, That iCloud Wasn't Hacked

ahaweb Re:If true thats great (191 comments)

That's like calling spam "free advice".

about a week ago

Microsoft Killing Off Windows Phone Brand Name In Favor of Just Windows

ahaweb Re:Nokia Lumia Windows Phone (352 comments)

The headline says they're replacing "Window Phone" with "Windows", but this is totally wrong. They're replacing "Windows Phone" with "Microsoft Lumia", and dropping the Nokia name completely as fast as possible.

about two weeks ago

Massive Study Searching For Genes Behind Intelligence Finds Little

ahaweb Re:Great news (269 comments)

Tips fedora.

about two weeks ago

Why Women Have No Time For Wikipedia

ahaweb Re:demography & culture (579 comments)

As a man, I say speak for yourself, "sausagefest" does not offend me whatsoever.

about three weeks ago

Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine

ahaweb Re:Not exactly news for nerds (848 comments)

Civ III. Civ V doesn't permit military stacks of death.

about a month ago

California Passes Law Mandating Smartphone Kill Switch

ahaweb Re:Legislating Technology (233 comments)

That doesn't lock out USB connections.

about a month ago

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 2 months ago

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 2 months ago

MicroxWin Creates Linux Distribution That Runs Debian/Ubuntu & Android Apps

ahaweb Re:Drivel (42 comments)

What about the NDK, which most apps use?

about 2 months ago

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 2 months ago

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 2 months ago

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 2 months ago

Preparing For Satellite Defense

ahaweb Re:We must not allow (118 comments)

More population = more people to keep from starving

about 2 months ago


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