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Canada Tops List of Most Science-Literate Countries

relisher Science and Faith (221 comments)

Though not many are willing to admit it, science is based on faith, and if anyone would say otherwise, they would be lying. Hume's problem of induction really shows this faith we hold well - If I hit an billiard ball and it moves, how do I really know whether it was my hitting the ball that caused it to move? Though it SEEMS to be moving due to my touching it, how are we really sure? We use faith in our senses and assume that the hitting caused the motion. All research is done in this fashion, based on faith in science. I'm not sure how I would have answered the question in it's current form, since it is ambiguous about whether it is speaking about religious faith or faith in action. If it where less vague, and asked that we should depend on religious faith more, though, I would have definitely answered no.

about three weeks ago

Google Announces a New Processor For Project Ara

relisher Re:Google seems kind of serious about this (36 comments)

It's nice to see Google kind of pushing the envelope on this

If any of you RTFA, then you could tell that Google isn't (really) pushing the envelope on this. It's a budget application processor. Nothing new here. Move along.

about three weeks ago

C++14 Is Set In Stone

relisher Re:Stone (193 comments)

As opposed to soggy construction paper

about a month ago

Samsung Buys Kickstarter-Funded Internet of Things Startup For $200MM

relisher Re: $200MM (107 comments)

I'm pretty sure MM stands for Monopoly Money. IoT obviously doesn't deserve REAL money so this is what they get...

about a month ago

Harvesting Wi-Fi Backscatter To Power Internet of Things Sensors

relisher Correct me if I'm wrong (138 comments)

Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't Tesla say wireless charging like this was impossible?

about a month and a half ago

UK Spy Agency Certifies Master's Degrees In Cyber Security

relisher Spy agency certifying anti-spying program (45 comments)

Funny that the GCHQ would certify programs that *in theory* should help companies protect themselves from the spying of the GCHQ.

about a month and a half ago

Mozilla Dumps Info of 76,000 Developers To Public Web Server

relisher Re: Mozilla... (80 comments)

Well, in Mozillas defense, at least they admitted their mistake rather than ignoring it like many companies we have seen on Slashdot do.

about a month and a half ago

Comparison: Linux Text Editors

relisher Re:Pfft (402 comments)

Off his lawn?!?!?

He said nano -- the bastard child of pico.

I use vim. the GP can get off MY lawn.

Please, don't get your diapers in a bunch

about a month and a half ago

Comparison: Linux Text Editors

relisher Pfft (402 comments)

You can do all of this in Emacs and Nano. No need for some shiny new text editor...

about a month and a half ago

KDE Releases Frameworks 5

relisher Re:And GNOME 3 is still a HEAP OF SHIT. (87 comments)

GNOME 3 sure as fuck isn't getting any better

I'm not sure which version of GNOME you used, but beginning with GNOME 3.14, the experience has become very refined and much quicker partially based on its switch from X11 to Wayland

about 2 months ago

Russia Wants To Replace US Computer Chips With Local Processors

relisher Re: Good luck with that (340 comments)

The Russian government has already helped to creat a fairly successful corporation that specializes in Sparc processors named ÐoeЦÐÐ, or Moscow Center for SPARC Technology (wiki link in Russian here:ÐoeЦÐÐ) I don't see any reason they would have difficulty doing the same with ARM

about 3 months ago

HUGO Winning Author Daniel Keyes Has Died

relisher Great Author (66 comments)

I remember reading this book in 8th grade. In all honesty, this is the only book I remember reading middle school. This may have been the first book to physically effect an emotion in me, and I loved it. And now, I feel an emotion again, a feeling of sadness because the author has passed away. Daniel Keyes will truly be missed, may he Rest in Peace.

about 3 months ago

Even In Digital Photography Age, High Schoolers Still Flock To the Darkroom

relisher Re:It's the chemicals.. (240 comments)

I find this really offensive. I love to use film because of the imperfection that's so natural, not the chemicals. Not all high schoolers are druggies

about 3 months ago

New Evidence For Oceans of Water Deep In the Earth

relisher Re: Ingredients for water? (190 comments)

Oh, well if several hundred kilometers is just half a mile, I'm sure we'll have no difficulty reaching the mantle

about 3 months ago

Lose Sleep, Fail To Form Memory

relisher Marcel Proust (85 comments)

Marcel Proust was obsessed with all of the tiniest memories possible, as well as sleep. I guess now there is an explanation for the correlation

about 3 months ago

Study Finds Porn Exposure Associated With Smaller Brain Region

relisher Well (211 comments)

Well shit

about 3 months ago

Tiniest Linux COM Yet?

relisher Plan 9 (76 comments)

I was curious what sort of OSes could run on this thing beyond OpenWRT. Surprisingly, the minimum requirement for RAM is pretty large for OpenBSD, making it incompatible with this SOC, though I did find out that this fits within the system requirements of Plan9.

about 4 months ago

Stanford Getting Rid of $18 Billion Endowment of Coal Stock

relisher Re:Activist investors (208 comments)

Funny, since they hold one of the worlds most succesful degree programs in petroleum/fossil fuel engineering, training the same people that will work for these coal companies. If they truly wanted to prevent any environmental damage, they would also begin to close their school of energy resources engineering.

about 4 months ago


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