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Massive Study Searching For Genes Behind Intelligence Finds Little

micahraleigh Re:In other words nobody is born smart (269 comments)

Identical twins don't have exactly the same DNA.

This was a (relatively) recent discovery.

5 days ago
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WSJ Reports Boeing To Beat SpaceX For Manned Taxi To ISS

micahraleigh Re:well (198 comments)

MS delivered the tablet first. Should they have won?

about a week ago
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California Declares Carpooling Via Ride-Share Services Illegal

micahraleigh Re:Common Carrier (288 comments)

Working for a profit makes you bad?

Are you working for free?

about a week ago
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Information Theory Places New Limits On Origin of Life

micahraleigh Re:Empirical Data Trumps Information Theory (211 comments)

That's called inferential reasoning, and in some circles it is another way of saying "speculation".

In the example you mentioned, space can move. And it can move faster than the speed of light.

about two weeks ago
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Unpopular Programming Languages That Are Still Lucrative

micahraleigh Re:Ada? (385 comments)

That's some broad strokes there!

about two weeks ago
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Unpopular Programming Languages That Are Still Lucrative

micahraleigh Re:Lucrative isn't all it's cracked up to be (385 comments)

There's no such thing as "objectively terrible".

If you say AIDS is "objectively terrible", well, what about the case where the AIDS virus is used to deliver life-saving genetic modifications?

Value is in the eye of the beholder.

Better to own your opinion than take the mantle of objectivity.

about two weeks ago
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Ontario Government Wants To Regulate the Internet

micahraleigh Re:A tepid defence (184 comments)

Your proposal throws gasoline on the fire.

Poorer countries don't have content because their government regulates broadly and makes it hard for people (businesses) to produce content.

So they try to dig themselves out by regulating things *more*?

about two weeks ago
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Ontario Government Wants To Regulate the Internet

micahraleigh Re:Government doesn't get it. (184 comments)

"a properly working world system will be a far safer place with more opportunity than the violent chaos of ages past for nations"

History is not on the side of this claim. I am not sure what you are referring to about the "violent chaos of ages past for nations".

The US became a super power nation about the time of the Spanish American war. This is before the Roosevelt expansions of regulation. The US has traditionally had less regulation (and taxes) than other nations and it is far and away the strongest economically and militarily. The most centralized nations (North Korea, China, USSR) have the poorest citizens with the least amount of opportunity. They don't/didn't have opportunity because the government narrows their choices through regulation.

In most places a "properly working world system" is as interpreted by a committee of government-class politicians so they can snort coke or waste millions on studies explaining why lesbians are fatter than other women.

Individuals know better than the government!

about two weeks ago
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In France, a Second Patient Receives Permanent Artificial Heart

micahraleigh Re:Permanant vs temporary (183 comments)

Yeah. The central thing here confuses me.

about two weeks ago
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IT Job Hiring Slumps

micahraleigh Re:Innovation on hold (250 comments)

Ditto. This is the main reason I use a recruiter. Also because there's a ton of little companies that are looking but you can't discover them easily.

Recruiters get past these barriers somehow.

about two weeks ago
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IT Job Hiring Slumps

micahraleigh Re:bringing in more H1Bs will solve this problem (250 comments)

The consumers should be dictating it.

If consumers love it when their software takes longer to bring to the market and developers spend more time doing the same plumbing they could have gotten automagically, then, sure, disregard the MBA's.

And if the consumers decide having things work "theoretically" (bc, you see, it is the theory that matters) is what matters to them and that's where they put their money, then sure, let the academics run the world.

But that isn't planet earth. Programmers get paid more money to DO than to TEACH, so, aside from the edge cases where some great programmers want to take a pay cut to teach (I've seen it happen in rare instances) then SW development in business should be calling the shots.

about two weeks ago
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Hitachi Developing Reactor That Burns Nuclear Waste

micahraleigh Re:Already commented on this elsewhere (200 comments)

The story originated when it happened, not when it was written down.

Are you from the US patent office or something? ;)

about three weeks ago
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The Argument For a Hypersonic Missile Testing Ban

micahraleigh Re:stopping who? (322 comments)

A worthy question.

about three weeks ago
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The Argument For a Hypersonic Missile Testing Ban

micahraleigh Re:stopping who? (322 comments)

You're proposing going after someone who just detonated a nuclear bomb.

I don't think regulation is going to help much with that.

Also talk (a.k.a. diplomacy) is impotent compared to nuclear capabilities.

about three weeks ago
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The Argument For a Hypersonic Missile Testing Ban

micahraleigh stopping who? (322 comments)

How often does a ban stop anything in its tracks?

Bans only stop the good guys in their tracks.

about three weeks ago
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Invasion of Ukraine Continues As Russia Begins Nuclear Weapons Sabre Rattling

micahraleigh Re:Put it this way (789 comments)

Runs out of petroleum? We haven't even peaked yet.

about three weeks ago
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Invasion of Ukraine Continues As Russia Begins Nuclear Weapons Sabre Rattling

micahraleigh Re:Russia won't use nuclear weapons in Ukrain. (789 comments)

Any diplomat proposing an embargo as a result of nuclear weapons should be exiled.

Russia doesn't care about sanctions!

If Russia used nuclear weapons, they would be on the nuclear receiving end before the professors could start jaw boning their way to "peace".

about three weeks ago
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Invasion of Ukraine Continues As Russia Begins Nuclear Weapons Sabre Rattling

micahraleigh Re:Not the end... (789 comments)

Russia has an economy to lose?

about three weeks ago
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Invasion of Ukraine Continues As Russia Begins Nuclear Weapons Sabre Rattling

micahraleigh Re:Sigh... (789 comments)

The UN does not have enough "peacekeepers" to do anything with Russia.

I'm not how you relate talking with deterrence here.

about three weeks ago

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