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How Predictable Is Evolution?

dicobalt Very similar. (209 comments)

There are humans similar to us on other Earth type planets. Dinosaurs too. Maybe even some sentient avians and aquatics?

about 3 months ago

Favorite Star Wars Movie?

dicobalt Re:Spaceballs (457 comments)

Mel Brooks better make Spaceballs 2 before he dies. I demand this.

about 3 months ago

What Caused a 1300-Year Deep Freeze?

dicobalt Global Dynamo. (258 comments)

Because I said so.

about 3 months ago

US Climate Report Says Global Warming Impact Already Severe

dicobalt Frequent hurricanes? (627 comments)

It looks like they are having a hard time discerning predictions and actual events. The 2013 Atlantic season had ZERO major hurricanes, and only TWO total hurricanes.

about 3 months ago

Really, Why Are Smartphones Still Tied To Contracts?

dicobalt Because people are willing to pay? (482 comments)

That doesn't mean it's worth that much though, just that they think it is. Perceived value vs real value.

about 2 months ago

SEC Chair On HFT: 'The Markets Are Not Rigged'

dicobalt The market is not rigged (303 comments)

and lobbies are not involved bribery. Nothing to see here. Everyone is playing fair.

about 3 months ago

How the FCC Plans To Save the Internet By Destroying It

dicobalt They don't care. (217 comments)

They have the lobby money, they vote the way they are told to vote by the guys who have the nice suits and lots of money. Because if they don't, the Internet will fall to pieces for the entire country, nay the world. As the guys in suits have said it will happen, unless you choose them as your savior.

about 3 months ago

How much use would you get from a 1 gigabit internet connection?

dicobalt 10ms pings would be better (224 comments)

For the playing of the vid E O games like such as the Calling of Duty and Grandly Stealing Automobiles.

about 3 months ago

The Design Flaw That Almost Wiped Out an NYC Skyscraper

dicobalt What poetry is this? (183 comments)

A teetering bank towering over a church?

about 3 months ago

Study Rules Out Global Warming Being a Natural Fluctuation With 99% Certainty

dicobalt Lavos did it. (869 comments)

You have to hit him in his beak then go inside and kill him, but remember it will result in the revenge of the Reptites at some point.

about 4 months ago

How the Internet Is Taking Away America's Religion

dicobalt trees have branches (1037 comments)

The internet is a series of branches, and atheists want to send their beliefs down those branches, and into your child's bedroom.

about 4 months ago

How interested are you in Virtual Reality tech?

dicobalt Re:VR again? (202 comments)

Facebook has no idea what they are getting into. VR has been around before and it will be a has been again. It’s still uncomfortable for long periods, motion sensing is still laggy, and its still got a terrible display compared to conventional displays. These are all technologies that are complicated disciplines in and of themselves, a startup will not master all 3 and Facebook will not either.

about 4 months ago

Final Fantasy XIV Failed Due To Overly Detailed Flowerpots

dicobalt Re:Maybe there's also another reason? (195 comments)

I agree, but only because a MMO is a fucking career, while a RPG is just a game. I have no interest in a MMO.

about 4 months ago

Religion Is Good For Your Brain

dicobalt Re:Religious ignorance. (529 comments)

Religion is powerful enough to compel mass murder, oppression, and dismissal of damning facts against your actions. Religion fights against an individual's conscience and potential for depression. In that respect, religion is good for the brain like Hitler was good for Germany. The good news is that the majority of the world fails to follow religion as their religious books tells them to. The bad news is the same as the good news.

about 5 months ago


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