top How to Maintain Lab Safety While Making Viruses Deadlier
nuke the entire site from orbit - it's the only way to be sure
top NASA Tests Microwave Space Drive
the vacuum is electrically neutral; the virtual charged particles
created by quantum fluctuations will be in oppositely charged pairs (e.g. electron / positron). Won't this drive send these pairs in opposite directions? So the whole thing will have zero thrust
this thought is the product of complete ignorance of how this
drive is actually supposed to work however :)
top YouTube Ordered To Remove "Illegal" Copyright Blocking Notices
how do you get from
"in many cases"
this is the straw man fallacy, classic case
top Adults Make Riskier, More Inconsistent Decisions As They Get Older, Study Finds
"Actually, there are three issues at play, two of which are mutually exclusive and the other two are related but not exactly the same."
I am intrigued by your mathematics
top Study: Our 3D Universe Could Have Originated From a 4D Black Hole
seriously, it's time
top Billionaires Secretly Fund Vast Climate Denial Network
Libel/slander laws do
limit speech. They can only be applied after the fact. So you can be held responsible for what you say or write, but you cannot be restrained from saying it in the first place. not
This doesn't make sense. Laws forbid you to utter slanderous statements. Other laws forbid you to utter "fire" in a theatre. In both cases, I can commit the offense. So either slander laws *do* limit speech or the "don't shout fire in a theatre" does *not* limit free speech. Which is it?
about a year and a half ago
top Marijuana Prosecution Not a High Priority, Says Obama
The point is that either you have reasonable basic liberties, or you don't. If you think an adult ought to be able to decide what they will or will not ingest, then how do you get from there to the authorities stepping into that decision using coercion? If you
don't think an adult ought to be able to make those decisions for themselves, then I can't have a meaningful conversation with you.
I think you mean an adult can ingest anything he wants so long as it does not harm
others (suppose I ingest substance A and B which together form a powerful explosive, right beside YOU. Do I have the right to ingest A and B. I think not).
Now, we should have a *meaningful* discussion of whether **some** drugs are such
that there consumption harms others to a sufficient degree to warrant prohibiting their ingestion.
I think it is completely obvious that marijuana poses no such risk; not so sure
about crack cocaine (and, from another angle, potential cognitive enhancers, steroids for athletes etc.) about a year and a half ago
top Ask Slashdot: Digital Pens On Linux?
system requirements for inkling
Windows 7, Vista or XP (SP3, 32 or 64 bit versions),
Mac OS 10.5+ (and Intel Processor)
I didn't spend very long looking either
top SpaceX Launch Not So Perfect After All
"Did the primary buffer panel just fall off my gorram ship for no apparent reason?!"
top Why Ultrabooks Are Falling Well Short of Intel's Targets
" IPS display" - you can make up fantasy machines that compete
with mac air, but the x1 carbon does NOT have IPS display (as the thinkpad forums abundantly demonstrate)
top Human Water Use Accounts For 42% of Recent Sea Level Rise
You point is intriguing. How many "hole years" are in a century?
top LightSquared Disrupts 75% of GPS Connections In Government Test
mod up - important information
top Study Hints That Wi-Fi Near Testes Could Decrease Male Fertility
there are two papers: the Van-Gheem et.al. paper you cite and then there is the
one the slashdot article is about, which is:
Use of laptop computers connected to internet through Wi-Fi decreases human sperm motility and increases sperm DNA fragmentation. by Avendaño C, Mata A, Sanchez Sarmiento CA, Doncel GF.
The authors are the Argentineans which the linked article mentions.
It's (to be) published in Fertility and Sterility.
So I basically don't know what you're going on about
top Columbus Blamed For Mini Ice Age
I think this must be the most obtuse
comment I've ever seen on slashdot (which is saying a lot).
top The Mythical Tunnel Between CERN and Central Italy
so you really think this 900 km tunnel
exists, do you?
top How America Can Get Its Tech Mojo Back
It is thinking such as that exhibited here -- at least judging by how it is
expressed -- which is more the problem than the solution.
top Poor Picture At Your Local Cinema?
That's a compromise I can't live without.
so what does that mean exactly?
top Righthaven Hit With Class Action Counterclaim
The MoFos represented Novell in the SCO suit.
And between them and Boise and Co dragged
it out for about 7 years and perhaps 40 million dollars of legal fees
top CBC Bans Use of Creative Commons Music On Podcasts
With all my **hearth** I hope this will open your eyes.
... I expect with all the smoke you'll just blind them :)
top How To Build Roads To Control How Fast You Drive
"They seem to make a significant difference in residuntial areas"
I like that - there should be a area where all the dunces live.
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