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Figuring Out Where To Live Using Math

fche Re:you must not have done well in math class (214 comments)

" If guns are restricted, *everyone* has less access to them, including the bad guys."

What you refuse to accept is that "less" access to guns by bad guys is still ample for them to shoot good defenceless people. What you also refuse to accept is that bad guys may be armed by other-than-guns and still threaten the lives of good defenceless people.

about two weeks ago
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Geneticists Decry Book On Race and Evolution

fche Re:Are You Kidding? (541 comments)

"The geneticsts know this. Now you do."

Those geneticists who deny blatantly obvious genetic aspects of races are fooling themselves - and you.

about three weeks ago
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Apple's Diversity Numbers: 70% Male, 55% White

fche Re:easy to fix !! (561 comments)

... and one lost class-action lawsuit about employment practices is not enough, how about another one please.

about three weeks ago
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Geneticists Decry Book On Race and Evolution

fche Re:Are You Kidding? (541 comments)

"This doesn't mean they have a gene for preferring Taryton cigarettes."

Straw man. No one said there is exactly a single gene for that. The effect of N genes working in conjunction toward outcomes such as visible racial features, social behaviors, preferences, are entirely consistent with theories such as those in this "decried" book.

about three weeks ago
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Geneticists Decry Book On Race and Evolution

fche Re:Are You Kidding? (541 comments)

Even a few examples like this would be considered falsification in any harder science. But race theory - social-vs-genes - is not so vulnerable that.

about three weeks ago
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Geneticists Decry Book On Race and Evolution

fche Re:Are You Kidding? (541 comments)

Everyone knows that evolution is limited to effects from the neck down.

about three weeks ago
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How Many Members of Congress Does It Take To Pass a $400MM CS Bill?

fche Re:Sorry, but... why? (180 comments)

"When a student's parent's move between these two cities, their kids are screwed ..."

If all it requires is some such easily-surmountable personal inconvenience to get a major federal government effort started, no wonder the feds thing *everything* is in their jurisdiction.

about a month ago
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How Many Members of Congress Does It Take To Pass a $400MM CS Bill?

fche Re:Sorry, but... why? (180 comments)

... plus why on earth would it need to be a *federal* matter? Education is local, at best state level jurisdiction.

about a month ago
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Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

fche Re:I know you're trying to be funny, but... (739 comments)

"spilling immediates is insane by itself"

Not if the immediate takes more bytes to represent in the instruction stream than the bytes needed to reload it from the stack, and the compiler was told to optimize for (insn) space.

about a month ago
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Satellite Images Show Russians Shelling Ukraine

fche Re:Great... (582 comments)

Many other sources suggest otherwise.

about a month ago
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Why Are the World's Scientists Continuing To Take Chances With Smallpox?

fche Re:The problem is... (190 comments)

"What could possibly be gained from further experimentation at this point?"

A rhetorical assertion of a negative is not very convincing.

about a month ago
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Why Are the World's Scientists Continuing To Take Chances With Smallpox?

fche Re:The problem is... (190 comments)

"Smallpox isn't a weapon."

We're not talking taxonomy, we're talking possible utility.

"So the only thing destroying live smallpox samples does is reduce the chances of a catastrophic screw-up."

No, it also reduces the ability of labs to experiment on & learn from the thing.

about a month ago
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Google Offers a Million Bucks For a Better Inverter

fche "to not look inside the box" (260 comments)

An awesome way to smuggle a wifi sniffer - or something naughtier - into the googleplex!

about a month ago
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Why Are the World's Scientists Continuing To Take Chances With Smallpox?

fche Re:The problem is... (190 comments)

"If we voluntarily destroy all our samples, and some other nation doesn't, then there will be that much less smallpox. This is a valuable goal in itself,"

Do you support unilateral disarmament too?

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

fche Re:Local testing works? (778 comments)

"This is give and take, not a debating society."

If all you have available to "give" are poor imitations of intelligent debate, frankly it's not worth "taking" any of it.

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

fche Re:Local testing works? (778 comments)

Bravo, ad hominem and straw man mixed together in one stinky mess of an argument.

Congratulations (?).

about a month and a half ago
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Russia Prepares For Internet War Over Malaysian Jet

fche Re:Black box data streaming (503 comments)

The relevance of flight recorders to a missile attack is ... absent.

about a month and a half ago
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The Last Three Months Were the Hottest Quarter On Record

fche The GISS adjusted^^^ dataset (552 comments)

lololololololol, were you expecting anything else?

about a month and a half ago

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