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  1. the first episode was slow enough that I never continued. I'm hearing good things about the latest season though.
  2. I could probably find the exact thread somewhere in the SFN archives
  3. Not too many avenues of redress given the First Amendment (and rightly so). However, many actions - such as withholding potentially damaging stories - could be considered illegal contributions to the Trump campaign. I guessing there have been FCC violations as well - but I doubt the fines are commensurate with the impact and profit.
  4. Please see the above thread. By many accounts, science misinformation is firmly entrenched on twitter, which is where I, personally, get much of my science news. The odd part is that some of these lies seem more lazy than malicious. Why pretend that kinesin is endorphin... this will not gain you any social or political advantage. It's not clear that it will even result in more retweets.
  5. I interviewed for a post-doc position there. They are indeed many other academic institutions doing basic research.
  6. ecoli

    Yemen Civil War

    amazing development @Ten oz. Perhaps this leads to a showdown between executive and congress... or does Senate have to approve arms sales anyway?
  7. This is off topic to the OP, since your cited approach is engineered adaptive immunity. NK cells are part of the innate immune system and are activated by cytokines or interferons = no antibodies involved.
  8. For starters it looks like xylometazoline is a vasoconstrictor, which is the opposite MOA that you indicate in your post. Am not a doctor, but it sounds like a symptom relief type of drug and I find it odd that you've been using it for 6 months. https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB06694
  9. Forget a million dollar prize... start breaking financial system encryption and claim trillions.
  10. They are considering another large tax increase on cigarettes in NYC, meanwhile over half of cigarettes are smuggled from out of state https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/04/19/nyc-moves-raise-cost-cigarettes-nations-highest/100672190/
  11. civilians of the world, unite!
  12. All is fair in the war against job-stealing refugees.
  13. The correct control would be non-musical sound, rather than no sound.
  14. By issuing a contempt of court ruling, at which point it would be up the the US Marshalls to enforce the court ruling. But my point is that Trump and the DHS is not ignoring the ruling of the Washington Judge, but using the Justice department to appeal the ruling, which is the proper channel.
  15. ! Moderator Note Please justify this post being tagged as political science or it will be moved to politics
  16. The intuitive explanation is that key features (e.g. box corners) should persist in the image at any scale, such as from down-sampling, rotating or stretching the features of the image.
  17. This is false... "In accordance with the judge's ruling, DHS has suspended any and all actions implementing the affected sections of the Executive Order entitled, ‘Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States,’” Gillian Christenson said." http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/trump-travel-ban-legal-win-234634
  18. Cato is a libertarian think tank... a classical liberal, rather than conservative organization. They were founded by Charles Koch, but also Murray Rothbard who was a strongly anti-authoritarian Austrian economist.
  19. This is a common institutional problem. Low-level scientists have made a bad economic bargain and are trying to do the minimal amount of work that keeps them employed. This is predicted by the 'Gervais Principle' or 'the office, according to The Office'. http://www.ribbonfarm.com/2009/10/07/the-gervais-principle-or-the-office-according-to-the-office/
  20. Ironically, the military funds plenty of basic research and some of that has no direct military applications.
  21. You pose a false dilemma. If birth control fails, women should have abortion as an option. This should be an option even if protection was not used for another reason.
  22. This is a strawman. I believe that Hillary was generally not trusted by the American people. I did not say that these beliefs were based on reality, nor that Trump was/is/should be considered more trustworthy.
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    Donald Trump

    Not sure what tar would say, but 53% of white women were apparently able to overlook these comments. Anecdotally, women for Trump tend to value traditional gender roles and see Trump as an alpha male (supported a bit by the polling data). Populism is fine ear candy for those who believe they will benefit.
  24. Again, I admit using the work 'unprecedented' imprecisely, with the purpose of implying that Hillary Clinton was an unusually unpopular candidate for a Democratic front-runner. You stated that her winning the popular vote was evidence that she was not broadly distrusted by Americans. I pointed out that this was insufficient evidence, since vote !=> trust and a large number of people did not vote for a major party candidate (or anyone at all). Where are the polls that show Americans trusted Hillary? In retrospect, I'm not sure how much we can trust the poll he numbers, but certainly this didn't bode well for her: http://time.com/4554576/donald-trump-trustworthy-hillary-clinton (and again, this only tells us about likely voters).
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