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Comment I don't buy that (Score 1) 159

The greenhouse gas forming from flooding the land is a one-time effect after the flooding. And the organic material that is deposited from the river would have went into the ocean otherwise, where it would also rot and form greenhouse gases. The reservoirs just change the location of this greenhouse gas generation, not the amount.

Comment Re:dumbest thing i've seen all week. (Score 1) 262

I agree. They see that cancer develops only when too many mutations build up in individual cells, which causes all the safety mechanisms to fail. So many mechanisms have evolved to stop these cells that are out of control. And they conclude that evolution wants them to kill us when they are out of control?
This misses so many points. Though I am too lazy to check if TFA explains their thought process.

Comment Re: Pointless and Useless Speculation (Score 1) 559

It is not certain if it is possible to travel any faster than we do already though. Science fiction is fiction, don't forget. Also, space travel requires large amounts of energy. I think we can do it now because the technological advancement have us an abundance of available resources. This is temporary though, resources will run out, and humanity will fall back into a fight for survival. This will make space travel a crazy unaffordable luxury.

Comment Re: This is why he is wrong (Score 1) 951

For some reason they need humans to produce a certain substance. Not just a bunch of cells, not something without a brain. No, it must be a complete, awake and conscious human, with a machine keeping the brain busy.
This is only good for a movie story. In reality it is a very inefficient solution in any case.

Comment This is why he is wrong (Score 1) 951

It makes no sense why anyone would put all this effort and energy into building this simulation. Energy is a limited resource. Whatever beings are harvesting the energy will use it to keep up and spread out themselves.
This thought is the result of the current abundance of resources on Earth, but this is just a temporary state. It has always been, and the end is already in sight.

Comment Re:FHSS (Score 1) 122

I see how a noise signal will jam a phased array radar. But what about a conventional moving directional antenna? It should easily detect the direction of the noise source and not be influenced by the jamming while pointing in other directions.

Comment Re: lower wages (Score 1) 194

It's not justabout being good or being a good negotiator. It's about getting the right expertise, in the right field, which turns out to be useful and rare later. It is about taking the right chances, and getting the right chances, about knowing the right people and getting along well with them. It's about luck, properties, determination, social skills

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