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Comment Drake Equation.... (Score 3, Insightful) 258

So, how does this affect the Drake Equation? Even if we assume a very, very low percentage of extraterrestrial life and even a lower percentage of *intelligent* extraterrestrial life, we're still looking at "billions and billions" (sorry Carl) of potential intelligent species out there, we just can't seem to contact them though due to the vast distances involved.

Too bad really. Until we can come up with some way of cheating physics, we are stuck in this solar system for the foreseeable future.

Comment When did "The Matrix" become a religion? (Score 4, Insightful) 1042

Seriously people. This is reality. Deal with it. Just freaking get over it. Just because the universe doesn't fit into your limited imagination is no reason to suspect that we are in a simulation or that an invisible man in the sky created the world, or that we are reincarnated from aliens chained to a volcano.

Comment Aircars... (Score 1) 135

Maybe Uber should partner with Moller. That should put them out of business in no time. Even in the age of "drones" and "autonomous cars", Moller still hasn't been able to put together a demonstration model that works for more than a few minutes. And 5 minutes of flight time doesn't really get you anywhere.

Comment But not Trump's Taxes? (Score 3, Funny) 122

How is it that we can have everything on the Democrats hacked, *everything*, but not one little thing comes out from the RNC? I find that highly suspicious.

Perhaps the RNC is paying someone or is colluding with the Soviets to hack the election.

If only Anonymous could obtain Trump's taxes to even the score a bit...

Comment HOW are they NOT a TAXI service at this point? (Score 3, Interesting) 274

Lyft and Uber can no longer maintain that they are a "ride sharing service" where independent contractors own and operate their own vehicles.

In the autonomous cars case, Lyft and Uber CLEARLY own the vehicles!!!! They are a TAXI service and need to be regulated as such.

How the hell have state and local prosecutors allowed them to get away with this??

Comment Re:Meeting someone doesn't qualify (Score 1) 301

Really? Because I've only recently come up with this theory. Perhaps you can explain the issues before that. Women, FYI, find me perfectly acceptable company, they just aren't interested in becoming romantic. And I don't try to pressure them into doing anything they aren't interested in, so if they don't bring it up, neither do I.

But I'm sure you know so much more than me; "Coward".

Comment Meeting someone doesn't qualify (Score 2) 301

I'm afraid that "meeting someone" doesn't necessarily mean you're going to get laid. And I say that as someone with tons of experience being in dating situations where I was essentially "friend-zoned" -- I'm not a bad person, I'm not a slob, I don't smell bad, nothing is wrong with me physically.

However, that said, I am self-deprecating. And because I'm not a typical alpha male, women are able to smell the desperation apparently.

Let's face it -- woman have sex to "keep their man", so he won't wander off and find someone else. In my situation, the women are well-aware that I won't wander off, so they have no problem dating me, but never actually doing anything beyond having dinner and going to the movies.

So, Russia can go stick it. Men are still going to need porn and prostitutes, because majority of the female population isn't necessarily into them.

Comment Does Paramount use Ubuntu or any other Linux? (Score 1) 241

If Paramount's servers, in any way, use Linux, they just committed a GPL violation and are open to be sued. And I think they should be sued hard.

Furthermore, as part of any settlement Paramount must agree to issue a DMCA takedown notice to Google requesting that the link to Android be removed, since it's related to a Transformers movie.

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