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3D Printed Gun Maker Cody Wilson Defends Open Source Freedom

danielpauldavis 3D Printed Gun Maker Cody Wilson Defends Open Sour (354 comments)

The moment I read this, I realized it wasn't what they said. Obviously, they KNOW the "Liberator" is safe. So why lie? They were trying to scare others from doing this themselves.

about a month and a half ago
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Which desktop environment do you like the best?

danielpauldavis desktop environment (611 comments)

Windows 7, which I'm very surprised was not a choice.

about 2 months ago
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The Earliest Bird To Sip a Flower

danielpauldavis Re:The Earliest Bird To Sip a Flower (21 comments)

I do note that you prefer insulting someone who disagrees with you to actually having a reasoned response to the points that the person disagrees with. Food from the Civil War? Pfftht! You're on the hook for 47,000,000 years, not 147. Try again with more science, less anger.

about 2 months ago
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Belief In Evolution Doesn't Measure Science Literacy

danielpauldavis Belief In Evolution Doesn't Measure Science Litera (772 comments)

Because "human beings, as we know them today, developed from earlier species of animals" is like a government test, not a science test. Contradict that and fail the interview, so to speak. Everyone knows the "right" answer to that one. Meanwhile, most "religious" people I know are MUCH more science educated than others for the simple reason of having so many disagree with them that they end up needing to do their homework . . . a thing too many simply refuse to do. Looking at the other half of the data? Why would I waste my time doing that when I'm already right?

about 2 months ago
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Temporary Classrooms Are Bad For the Environment, and Worse For Kids

danielpauldavis Temporary Classrooms Are Bad For the Environment, (187 comments)

Yep. The "quick fix" becomes permanent for 1 reason: teach can control the thermostat. I've worked in both building and portable and the portables ALWAYS smell funky.

about 2 months ago
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The Earliest Bird To Sip a Flower

danielpauldavis The Earliest Bird To Sip a Flower (21 comments)

I continue to be amazed at the blindness of these life-by-incremental-changes folk. Found within THIS set of rock strata or with THESE fossils = 47,000,000 years old, never mind that we found organic material still organic, still intact with it. More willing to say organic material won't decompose over 47,000,000 years than willing to say our dating methods need re-thinking. Couldn't possibly be 47,000 years, oh no, not at all. 4,700 years? Don't be thilly!

about 2 months ago
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The Flaw Lurking In Every Deep Neural Net

danielpauldavis The Flaw Lurking In Every Deep Neural Net (230 comments)

"Put more bluntly, 'Does the human brain have similar built-in errors?'" Hoo boy, yes. After working in education a couple of decades, this 1 fact I've seen in almost every student and in many of the teachers, as well (most of us know how to hide this glitch, but not always.)

about 2 months ago
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The Major Theoretical Blunders That Held Back Progress In Modern Astronomy

danielpauldavis The Major Theoretical Blunders That Held Back Prog (129 comments)

My favorite was the Kantian notion that the universe is infinte, and therefore allows for all the space and all the time for life-by-incremental-changes to occur. A. Einstein had to point out the obvious: all things moving away from a point = a beginning = a beginner.

about 2 months ago
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NASA Looks To Volcanic Rocks As Target For Next Mars Rover

danielpauldavis NASA Looks To Volcanic Rocks As Target For Next Ma (33 comments)

I would really like my government to stop throwing money on these ridiculous gambles that their pagan spontaneous-life-by-water conceit might actually find some evidence somewhere in the universe. There isn't any here, that's for sure.

about 2 months ago
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Did Mozilla Have No Choice But To Add DRM To Firefox?

danielpauldavis Did Mozilla Have No Choice But To Add DRM To Firef (406 comments)

Firefox usage #'s are down because that browser stopped being meaningfully independent like Chrome or Sea Monkey or Pale Moon are. The last time I used Firefox, I got pop-ups like a really good I.E. How 'bout they fix that problem instead of augment them?

about 2 months ago
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Data Mining Shows How Down-Voting Leads To Vicious Circle of Negative Feedback

danielpauldavis Data Mining Shows How Down-Voting Leads To Vicious (293 comments)

I agree. I'm an overt Christian and will respond to overtly ridiculous athesit/humanist claims, insisting the claimants prove it . . . because they cannot. I get lots of negative feedback for not toeing their party line and that not at all deters me because I know the science--the actual totality of the scientific research--disproves them and their negativity is merely igorance of the other half of the data. I respond not at all to the ones who don't respond to me, so the suggestions to merely ignore would definitely shorten these conversations.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Anti-Theft Products For the Over-Equipped Household?

danielpauldavis Ask Slashdot: Anti-Theft Products For the Over-Equ (408 comments)

Do like schools and get a steel case to bolt the equipment to the furniture. Steal the computer? Only if you're able to walk out with the entire desk.

about 2 months ago
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Traffic Optimization: Cyclists Should Roll Past Stop Signs, Pause At Red Lights

danielpauldavis Traffic Optimization: Cyclists Should Roll Past St (490 comments)

I found this to be exactly true in my pedaling around supposedly civic-minded Claremont: the more time I spent at an intersection, the more time some other driver had to catch up to me, not see me, and then cut me off in the driver's haste to be elsewhere. I wasn't running a stop sign; I was getting out of Doofus Driver's way.

about 2 months ago
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Wyoming Is First State To Reject Science Standards Over Climate Change

danielpauldavis Wyoming Is First State To Reject Science Standards (661 comments)

"teaching 'one view of what is not settled science about global warming'" is EXACTLY the problem. These so-called "scientists" (religious extremists) should earn the label "scientist" and admit they don't know everything and they're conclusions are mere probability, not certainty. Instead, we get these people teaching it like I would inist God is real, and being angry at anyone who has the unmitigated gall to disagree (of which there are many.)

about 2 months ago
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Feds Issue Emergency Order On Crude Oil Trains

danielpauldavis Feds Issue Emergency Order On Crude Oil Trains (211 comments)

What I call the "suffering quotient": if 1 person dies, that 1 unkonwn person's death is largely ignored. If 50 or 100 die, we might do something about preventing the next accident (we might not.) Conversely, if a famous person dies, we pay attention and deal with the problem that killed our celebrity. We need to get some famous people killed by these crude oil spills or nothing will be done.

about 2 months ago
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Students Remember Lectures Better Taking Notes Longhand Than Using Laptops

danielpauldavis Students Remember Lectures Better Taking Notes Lon (191 comments)

Obviously because writing involves the kinesthetic as well as auditory learning. The rule is is that you don't konw what you hear or see, but only what you DO. Writing (not typing) is DOING something with the knowledge, and that's what's remembered.

about 3 months ago
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Distant Stellar Explosion Helps Map Universe's Dark Ages

danielpauldavis distant stellar explosion (61 comments)

God did the same thing with a "5,000,000,000" year old earth: let us believe that malarkey, then hands us additional evidence folks had been willfully ignoring to slice years off that. The whole doctrine of life-by-incremental-changes was predicated on having (at least) 5,000,000,000 years. Now we've 500,000,000, maybe. But the ridiculous belief that required so much more isn't dumped. Aren't humans weird?

about 3 months ago

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