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How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

colinrichardday Re:Science vs Faith (795 comments)

Lead has very high density and very little hardness.

Isn't that what the the "inversely" in the GP's post means?

about a month ago
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ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

colinrichardday Re:they will defeat themselves (981 comments)

When did Rome ever ban teaching math? Also, I suspect that Rome was already an imperial power, a state that ISIS hasn't yet reached.

about a month ago
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Unintended Consequences For Traffic Safety Feature

colinrichardday Re:OR (579 comments)

What? No Enos Slaughter?

about 4 months ago
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Windows 9 To Win Over Windows 7 Users, Disables Start Screen For Desktop

colinrichardday Re:Tradition (681 comments)

Typing is more work? I'd rather type LaTeX than use a GUI math editor.

about 4 months ago
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Windows 9 To Win Over Windows 7 Users, Disables Start Screen For Desktop

colinrichardday Re:hmmmmm (681 comments)

Two numbers are relative prime if they lack a common prime factor. For example, 14 and 15 are relatively prime. How this corresponds to the GP's post is not so clear.

about 4 months ago
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The Energy Saved By Ditching DVDs Could Power 200,000 Homes

colinrichardday Re:Nice try cloud guys (339 comments)

I would guess that "agnostic" means "not bound by assumptions about the clients connecting to our servers".

about 5 months ago
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Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Buys the LA Clippers For $2 Billion

colinrichardday Ballmer and Allen (270 comments)

What happens when the Clippers play the Trailblazers?

about 5 months ago
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Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Buys the LA Clippers For $2 Billion

colinrichardday Re:What a punishment (270 comments)

Hey, Blake Griffin! It looks like you're attempting a slam dunk. Would you like some help?

about 5 months ago
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Microsoft Demos Real-Time Translation Over Skype

colinrichardday Re:Classic joke.. (169 comments)

And has he posted it countless times?

about 5 months ago
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Microsoft Office Mix: No-Teacher-Left-Behind Course Authoring

colinrichardday I prefer Beamer. (27 comments)

Ever try doing math in PowerPoint?

about 5 months ago
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Professors: US "In Denial" Over Poor Maths Standards

colinrichardday Re:math? maths? (688 comments)

At least in my school, using the American English was considered an error.

And what school was this?

about 5 months ago
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Professors: US "In Denial" Over Poor Maths Standards

colinrichardday Re:danger will robinson (688 comments)

But then who will make/pilot the drones?

about 5 months ago
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Free Software Foundation Condemns Mozilla's Move To Support DRM In Firefox

colinrichardday Re:Yawn. (403 comments)

There were C compilers before GCC, but were there free C compilers before GCC. Stallman had sought such a compiler, but he was unable to find one.

about 5 months ago
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Free Software Foundation Condemns Mozilla's Move To Support DRM In Firefox

colinrichardday Re:Differently (403 comments)

Someone else would have written some other C compiler in response to some other bureaucratic stunt.

So a free C compiler would have happened? Doesn't that make you the Whig? Also, Coherent was proprietary, so would it have had a free C compiler?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C...

about 5 months ago
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US To Charge Chinese Military Employees With Hacking

colinrichardday Re:Shocked! Shocked! (225 comments)

Captain Renault: I am shocked to find that espionage occurs in this establishment.

Minion: Here are your data, sir.

about 5 months ago
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Free Software Foundation Condemns Mozilla's Move To Support DRM In Firefox

colinrichardday Re:I've Heard This Before (403 comments)

Mozilla proved more successfull because it was DRM intollerant.

I thought Mozilla was more successful because it ran on Linux.

about 5 months ago
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Free Software Foundation Condemns Mozilla's Move To Support DRM In Firefox

colinrichardday Re:Missing the point; it's about not enabling (403 comments)

The Free Software Foundation want's Mozilla to stop enabling companies from taking away control from the user.

Even if Mozilla did not support DRM, other browser makers would sufficiently enable companies to take away control from users.

about 5 months ago
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Free Software Foundation Condemns Mozilla's Move To Support DRM In Firefox

colinrichardday Re:Yawn. (403 comments)

And if he never existed, who would have written GCC? And without GCC, how would free software development have gone?

about 5 months ago
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Should Tesla Make Batteries Instead of Electric Cars?

colinrichardday Re:He probably only needs 640K in his computer, to (362 comments)

With comparative advantage, even if you do better at both things than everybody else, the world derives more benefit if you do most of what you're absolutely best at, even if you're better at everything compared to everybody else

Also, what would be the demand for such batteries if Tesla stopped manufacturing cars?

about 5 months ago

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