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Comment Re:What is this witchery (Score 1) 158

I mean, it's nothing new. Color temperature has been a thing for years, it's just that incandescents could only really do one of them. Neons have a completely different color temperature, and LEDs can actually span the range between incandescents and neons, and then some if you go for the smart bulbs that can literally give you a rainbow if you ask for it.

You're being given choice. I'd say that's pretty nice.

Comment Re:"Police found Purinton 80 miles away at Applebe (Score 5, Insightful) 929

There's no amount of massaging of the statistics that will change the fact the US gets waaaaay more gun deaths per capita than any other Western country. You're up there with Uruguay and Panama. That, alone, is proof enough that the bandwagon fallacy doesn't apply.

Comment Re:"Police found Purinton 80 miles away at Applebe (Score 5, Informative) 929

Just about every other developed country in the world disagrees. The few that have a similar (well, within a 2-3x factor, the US is just that much of an outlier) level of gun ownership (like Switzerland) do it in a way so incredibly different it may as well be another concept entirely.

It just so happens that the rest of world is also doing fine without all those guns.

Comment Re:USPS Investigation? (Score 1) 143

Between attempting to use the old label as a first step towards an investigation to find the legitimate owner of the package, and just doing nothing until they sell it off, I'd much rather they attempt to use the old label. It may not point you to the legitimate owner directly, but at least then you're showing good faith attempts to find them.

Comment Re:Stop apologizing (Score 1) 292

Almost no one on earth? In America alone, there are 3 million people who do.

Proportionally speaking, 1-2% really isn't a big number. The point isn't that Celiac's disease isn't bad or dangerous, it's that the vast majority of people talking about gluten as though it were Satan's spawn are not suffering from that disease. They're following a fad.

Comment Re:What is up with this anti-gluten bullshit? (Score 1) 292

The problem is when the alleged 10% of the population (though the actual ratio is most likely even lower) who might be sensitive to gluten balloons into what appears to be 50% of the population thinking gluten is bad for you. That's when people get mass hysteria over something that's completely safe for the overwhelming majority of the population, much like the anti-vaccine scare.

Comment Re:What is up with this anti-gluten bullshit? (Score 1) 292

Ah but there is gluten in meats. Not all meats, but many of them, especially these days where the meats tend to be processed even for plain meat. Now, I don't know if that "gluten-free" label is actually strict enough for Celiac's disease thresholds, but I know that they have to be very careful about meats due to the presence of gluten in them as well.

Comment Re:Probably should have focused more (Score 1) 319

Mozilla's problems date back from well before any of this political bullshit. It all started when they lost track of what made Firefox popular and decided to ape Chrome more and more (and to cock up when they didn't ape Chrome). Guess what? When your browser just clones another one, people will have a tendency to migrate to that other one.

Oh, and Mozilla being unable to anticipate and properly react to the mobile market has crippled them hard. Having a unified experience across platforms with bookmark/history/preference syncing is a big deal, and since Firefox for Android is pretty mediocre, people have moved to Chrome on desktop rather than suffering with Firefox on mobile.

Comment Re:Critical mass?!?! DAMN that Trump! (Score 0, Offtopic) 201

This is yet another case of "we don't have laws for this because nobody's ever broken the social norm before". It's similar in nature to those idiotic warning labels on things (like that "warning: hot" on coffee cups), whereby nobody thought it was necessary to have it explicitly labeled until someone blatantly didn't get it and sued for it.

Comment Re:The article claims crystals are motionless (Score 1) 242

I would hazard to guess that, in order to measure the material's momentum and location, you must be able to observe it, but that requires the material to emit a particle that can then be captured. Since it is in a ground state, no such particle may be emitted naturally, and if you attempt to inject particles into the system, you've provided the material with energy and thus it is no longer in a ground state. Therefore, while you could in theory know its exact momentum and location if you were able to measure it, you cannot because you can't perform the measurement without disturbing the state.

But of course, IANAP etc etc.

Comment Re:No (Score 4, Insightful) 537

Shifting the costs is the point here: college students are the ones least able to pay for their own education. They don't have a job yet (that's why they go to college), and unlike high school, the workload from college is often high enough that getting a part-time job would make their education and performance suffer.

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