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Go to: How much water is there on, in, and above the Earth?

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Nice piece of work. But I would have used a different (higher) lighting angle. Optically, it now looks as though the continental shelves (especially the American ones) are deeper than the ocean floor itself.

Tue, 15 May 2012 10:53:08 UTC | #941563

Go to: Why More Nonbelievers Are Openly Identifying

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A philosopher once said that 90% of everything is pulp. Following this statement 90% of what people think is pulp. 90% (or 100%?) of religious people haven't got a clue what they actually believe (somethingism?). This is a hopeful sign. It means that people can relatively easily be brought into a state of confusion (like sheep chased by a herding dog) and, given the right people, be persuaded to think otherwise. In America, an openly atheist presidential candidate (the 'Protector of the Constitution') who incidentally wouldn't stand a chance to be elected, could work wonders for the rationalists' cause. I am sure, within twenty years this will be a reality.

Fri, 20 Apr 2012 00:44:02 UTC | #935883

Go to: Physicists Create Working Transistor Consisting of a Single Atom

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Qumputers v Computers

well, the pronunciation of the word 'qumputer' would be much like saying the word 'computer', but with a swallowed 'o'. Especially in writing it would be handy, for it would mark a clear and logical distinction between the new devices and the old ones. While writing this down, 'computer' already sounds a bit old fashioned!

Tue, 21 Feb 2012 00:18:04 UTC | #920174

Go to: Physicists Create Working Transistor Consisting of a Single Atom

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Since quantum computers work with qubits (quantum bits), why not call them QUMPUTERS?

Mon, 20 Feb 2012 23:26:42 UTC | #920156

Go to: So Britain's a Christian Nation?

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Monty Python

Cheer up, Brian. You know what they say: Some things in life are bad. They can really make you mad. Other things just make you swear and curse. When you're chewing on life's gristle, Don't grumble. Give a whistle. And this'll help things turn out for the best. Aaaaand... [music] Always look on the bright side of life....

Wed, 15 Feb 2012 22:00:58 UTC | #918205

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