Except for the fact that we're effectively looking at slices of time ranging from hundreds of years ago to billions of years ago, encompassing all the technological evolutions in between. It's a matter of statistics. With such a large sample size, *something* should be out there in one of those slices of time if… » 3/28/15 8:26pm Saturday 8:26pm

Except every species that becomes self aware will inevitably look at the sky and the ground, realize the species level-extinction events occur fairly regularly on a galactic time-scale, and work to get themselves off their rock. This means solar-system wide terraforming, up to and including modified Dyson Shells to… » 3/25/15 10:14pm 3/25/15 10:14pm

While I agree with you that developing an AI with empathy is our only chance at surviving an ascendant intelligence (also AI!), the problem remains that humans are the ones doing the designing, primarily in large corporations/government entities (Google, NSA, DARPA), and empathy is not profitable in the short term. » 3/21/15 12:57pm 3/21/15 12:57pm

Smoothies. Throw a shitton of spinach in the blender with some frozen fruit, Greek yogurt, and either milk or juice depending on your preferences. It'll have a faint greenish tint but you won't taste the greens at all. » 3/12/15 3:20pm 3/12/15 3:20pm

To be fair, I think what made the shootout at the end of District 9 work (full disclosure - I think District 9 is one of the best sci-fi movies made in a LONG time), was that you had almost an hour and a half of buildup to it. It's a movie that sucks you in as a mockumentary, builds up a completely credible world that… » 3/06/15 7:03pm 3/06/15 7:03pm

Find three reps to nominate me and I promise to make the NFL's life even more miserable than what I've already done. We're going to force the owners and their Ginger Goon to recognize that punters are people too, and goddammit, we deserve to be included in fantasy leagues. » 3/06/15 3:45pm 3/06/15 3:45pm

He was a blast to watch, and boy am I glad he was OUR punt returner. He made some ridiculous returns that never really got talked about because of his oh so many ridiculous runs. » 3/05/15 7:57pm 3/05/15 7:57pm

As someone who was there the last time something like this happened, AP better watch out for dick pics and a career ending concussion. Best of luck! » 3/04/15 12:28pm 3/04/15 12:28pm

I was going to offer a point by point rebuttal to this but then realized the article was about "famous" athletes, so, yeah, I'll just be on my way now. » 2/23/15 3:32pm 2/23/15 3:32pm

Steroids in sports are bad for a very simple reason - they incentivize teenagers to take them in order to maximize their chances at making it to the pros, and medical literature is pretty darn clear on the litany of side effects that are, shall we say, not good. They also make it harder for those not taking them to… » 2/17/15 5:28pm 2/17/15 5:28pm

Stats don't predict individual events. You use analytics to give yourself a better *probability* of winning, but to say that because teams who use analytics aren't winning championships every year is to completely misunderstand the point. » 2/12/15 11:52am 2/12/15 11:52am

Also note that players on teams who didn't make the Super Bowl still get the option to buy 2 tickets at face value, but you have to physically show up to the site to claim them (since Mike Tice and all that). Now the NFL claims this is a preventative to ticket-scalping, but what actually happens is that the players… » 2/10/15 1:47pm 2/10/15 1:47pm