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The US Public's Erratic Acceptance of Science

Barsteward Re:Shocking... (553 comments)

aha, thanks for explanation

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The US Public's Erratic Acceptance of Science

Barsteward Re:"Fully Half Doubt the Big Bang"? (553 comments)

"When Sir Fred Hoyle named the theory in 1949, he was essentially being sarcastic. The astronomer disliked the theory. In two words, he diminished what is a rather complex explanation of how the universe was born. He was likely on board with most astronomers at that time. The idea that the universe could or would expand was considered ludicrous. In 1931, Georges Lemaitre, a physicist and priest from Belgium, introduced what we now call the Big Bang Theory. Lemaitre did not call it that. Originally written in French, when the title of his paper is translated into English, it reads as A Homogeneous Universe of Constant Mass and Growing Radius Accounting for the Radial Velocity of Extragalactic Nebulae. Though not quite as catchy, the title clearly portrays more closely what this theory is attempting to explain. Lemaitre was not the only one who was of the conviction that the universe was not static. Edwin Hubble was seeing proof of this through his telescope in California; far away galaxies seemed to be moving away from Earth. Plus, the farther away any given galaxy was, the faster it appeared to be moving."

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The US Public's Erratic Acceptance of Science

Barsteward Re:Shocking... (553 comments)

what was your vaccine? chicken soup?

yesterday
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David Auerbach Explains the Inside Baseball of MSN Messenger vs. AIM

Barsteward Re:ICQ? (84 comments)

it seemed to be outside the US.

2 days ago
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Not Just a Cleanup Any More: LibreSSL Project Announced

Barsteward Re:Please change the name! (349 comments)

English shares about 800 words with French, and French tend to use "re" instead of "er" hence words like" theatre" in English.

2 days ago
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Oklahoma Moves To Discourage Solar and Wind Power

Barsteward Re:False dilemma (452 comments)

"There are companies that have grown by 10%+ per year on average for decades."

have they stayed totally in the same business for all those years or diversified by acquisition of other companies that do other things?

2 days ago
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In a Hole, Golf Courses Experiment With 15-inch Holes

Barsteward Re:...news for nerds.. (403 comments)

You get the cheering etc in golf after a brilliant shot, golf fans are a bit more cerebral in their appreciation. They way you like it is more about you than the sport involved, i can go to any sporting event and watch it and appreciate it without being yobbish about it, but then i'm older now. it was different when i was in my 20s or younger.

3 days ago
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In a Hole, Golf Courses Experiment With 15-inch Holes

Barsteward Re:...news for nerds.. (403 comments)

Not really, its fluency and accuracy of the swing. too fast and hard will make it more difficult to be accurate. The only time strength might be an advantage is when you are doing the driving competition where distance matters.

3 days ago
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In a Hole, Golf Courses Experiment With 15-inch Holes

Barsteward Re:...news for nerds.. (403 comments)

I know what sport is, i've played soccer, rugby, tennis, squash, athletics, cycling, cricket, scuba... i wasn;t complaining about it being outside, i think you suffered a "whoosh" moment about my original post, think about where geeks live and work (note to self, put a /sarcasm tag on jokes)

3 days ago
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In a Hole, Golf Courses Experiment With 15-inch Holes

Barsteward Re:...news for nerds.. (403 comments)

thats very limiting. human strength and speed and skill don't always go together. Golf has a high level of skill but you don't have to be very strong or fast. Some sports have participants that have one or more of those 3 attributes but not all in the same package.

3 days ago
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In a Hole, Golf Courses Experiment With 15-inch Holes

Barsteward Re:...news for nerds.. (403 comments)

whats your definition of a sport?

3 days ago
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In a Hole, Golf Courses Experiment With 15-inch Holes

Barsteward Re:I see the disconnect. (403 comments)

its more of a sport than gymnastics or ice dancing..

3 days ago
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In a Hole, Golf Courses Experiment With 15-inch Holes

Barsteward Re:...news for nerds.. (403 comments)

yeah, but its outside directly under the sun......

3 days ago
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OpenSSL Cleanup: Hundreds of Commits In a Week

Barsteward Re:Open Source gone corporate? (374 comments)

"Semi-fascist" - ????

Libreoffice does the job for me, not sure what you mean by "workable piece of software" in this context.

3 days ago

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ClimateDenial Gate

Barsteward Barsteward writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Barsteward (969998) writes "If these are genuine Heartland internal documents, then the leaked documents are better than the “climategate” e-mails.
If you are a climate denier (or not) then read the list of documents can be found on Skeptical Science //www.skepticalscience.com/denialgate-heartland.html"

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http://www.macrumors.com/2008/09/23/apple-extends-

Barsteward Barsteward writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Barsteward (969998) writes "Now, who would want to be a iPhone developer after this story? You can spend all your waking hours developing a piece of software for the iPhone only to have it rejected because it may be in competition with Apples own offering and then not be able to disclose why it was rejected because your rejection letter is under a NDA... Crack out those iJackboots...."
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Uk Stock Exchange IT system collapses

Barsteward Barsteward writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Barsteward (969998) writes "Quote from Uk Times online "Shares in London are still frozen nearly six hours after trading was suspended due to a "connectivity issue" http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/markets/article4703130.ece Proud boasts from london stock exchange when launched new IT system... "http://www.onwindows.com/Articles/London-Stock-Exchange/814/Default.aspx" best quote... "Reliability is fundamental to the Exchange's value proposition for the market and continues to give its senior managers peace of mind about system uptime.""

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