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Brown Dwarf With Water Clouds Tentatively Detected Just 7 Light-Years From Earth

Buggz Re:Is this the missing "dark matter"? (85 comments)

Logic fail. Dark matter can be explained by such small objects if they are incredibly numerous. It's just math: divide the missing mass by the mass of one brown dwarf to get the number needed. If you want to disprove the brown dwarf explanation you need to explain why the number that is needed contradicts something.

The hypothesized dark matter does not emit or absord any type of electromagnetic radiation, in other words it does not interfere with or react to light. Numerous small objects would. Also, and this is the most important bit in your logic fail fail, if you have enough small objects to account for five times the mass of the visible universe, you would have something five times more visible than the visible universe. Matter attracts other matter (which is why there is a dark matter hypothesis to begin with, something invisible attracts the visible) and such a copious amount of "small objects" would form larger objects. Which is how stars and planets form to begin with.

about 4 months ago
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Imprisoned Physicist Honored For Refusing To Work On Iran's Nuclear Program

Buggz Re:Iranian nuclear program (138 comments)

It is a word-for-word translation of a norwegian saying. Doing something "over a low shoe" basically means doing said something very much/very often/excessively/uncritically.

about a year ago
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My favorite season:

Buggz Re:Summer (346 comments)

16 hours of sunshine? I'll stay with my 22-24 hours here in Norway (refraction is awesome!). Not looking forward to 2-4 hours of daylight, depending on cloudiness, during winter though.

about a year ago
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Pirate Bay Founder Sentenced To Jail

Buggz Re:And yet TPB lives (168 comments)

The incident Warg was convicted for, data breach and releasing said data on the internet, is unrelated to The Pirate Bay. It's like saying Lindsay Lohan was convicted for acting, which I guess could be the case but you get my point.

about a year and a half ago
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Water Isolated for Over a Billion Years Found Under Ontario

Buggz Re:Nice try.... (207 comments)

I still have to wait four minutes before I get to drink my freshly made coffee. Maybe it'll make the whoosh hurt less than the facepalm. :/

about a year and a half ago
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Water Isolated for Over a Billion Years Found Under Ontario

Buggz Re:Nice try.... (207 comments)

Where they there to see it trapped? Then how do they know!?

I see you're keeping slashdot's tradition of not reading TFA. Here's what the very short article says about that:

To date the water, the team used three lines of evidence, all based on the relative abundances of various isotopes of noble gases present in the water. The authors determined that the fluid could not have contacted Earth's atmosphere — and so been at the planet's surface — for at least 1 billion years, and possibly for as long as 2.64 billion years, not long after the rocks it flows through formed.

about a year and a half ago
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France Proposes a Tax On Personal Information Collection

Buggz Re:France on strike (196 comments)

I must admit I merely posted the first thing that came to my mind. So there was an article?

about a year ago
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France Proposes a Tax On Personal Information Collection

Buggz France on strike (196 comments)

Google Rep: What exactly does France want?
France: We want: more... money!
French aide: Yeah! More money!
Facebook rep: More money from where?
France: Just more money! You know! France doesn't get enough money! Other countries have lots of money; we want, we want some of that money! Hu- how about- the Internet? The Internet makes lots of money! So give us some of that money!
French aide: Yeah! Give us Internet money!

about a year ago
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Diablo 3 To Be Released On May 15th

Buggz Re:In the immortal words of everyone (246 comments)

Yeah! Get some roomates who play StarCraft instead, that ought to get you som peace and quiet.

more than 2 years ago
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Leap Day, to me, means ...

Buggz Re:I have a birthday! (337 comments)

You don't "measure" your birthday, your birthday is a date and you measure your age by the passing of time. Yes, I did fill in "years old" because when you leave something out of a sentence, you've got to expect to be able to fill in the norm or you fail at communication. What's he suppoed to turn, 6 birthdays? 6 double rainbows?

It's a joke, but the joke is flawed in much the same way as saying "See you in a year" instead of "see you next year" at a new years eve party is flawed. I actually had several guys telling me "See you in a thousand years" december 31st 1999.

more than 2 years ago
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Leap Day, to me, means ...

Buggz Re:I have a birthday! (337 comments)

This year I turn 6.

A year is a period of time, not the occurrence of a specific date.

more than 2 years ago
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Makers Keep Flogging 3D TV, Viewers Keep Shrugging

Buggz Re:Some of us... (457 comments)

It didn't fail, it worked perfectly for five years. Surgery adjusts the current state of the eyes, but your eyes may continue changing the same way your body does during your lifetime. That is why it's recommended that your vision has been stable - that is, you have had the same set of glasses without your vision getting worse - for at least two years. Normally, vision degradation over time follows an S-curve and flattens out after a couple of years. Only then does it make sense to consider laser eye surgery.

Imagine a body builder getting a tattoo on his chest. Then he stops training, muscles turns into fat and the tattoo starts looking like nothing at all. Did the tattoo "fail"? Your friend seems to have picked an appropriate time, but his body changed. One just needs to be aware of that, you can't put the blame on the surgery.

more than 2 years ago
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Another Windows 8 Pre-Beta Surfaces

Buggz Re:Ribbons? (534 comments)

Ctrl+P

more than 3 years ago
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NZL Govt Rushes Thru Controversial Anti-Piracy Law

Buggz NZL? Govt? Thru? (162 comments)

The heading is ONE sentence, do you really need to abbreviate everything? It's not like there's a hard limit on the length of a heading, is there? It looks like a 14-year old is trying to create a "hip" news feed but does so manually and needs to do everything as fast as possible.

more than 3 years ago
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Gearbox Boss Bemoans Superfluous Multiplayer Modes

Buggz Re:Co-op? (136 comments)

Ok, but BESIDES Alien Swarm, Borderlands, Left 4 Dead, Left 4 Dead 2, Magicka, Serious Sam HD First and second encounter, Sol Survivor, Call of Duty World at War, Rainbow Six Vegas, Rainbow Six Vegas 2, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, Shank, Deathspank, Trine and Resident Evil 5... WHAT have the Rehashes Of Manshoots And Needforspeeds ever done for US?

more than 3 years ago
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Nintendo Downplays Reports of 3DS Flaws

Buggz Re:My experiences with the 3DS thus far (65 comments)

Close, it's the vertical lines. Hence the 800 pixel width of the screen is divided in two: 400 pixels per eye.

more than 3 years ago
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Former Truck Driver Reconstructs A-bomb

Buggz Re:not so easy for North Korea and Pakistan (332 comments)

with yields about a tenth of the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima.

Only a tenth? I won't need the sunglasses then, will I?

more than 3 years ago
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Nintendo Downplays Reports of 3DS Flaws

Buggz Re:Am I doing it right? (65 comments)

You're not supposed to position your head, keep your head "perfectly" in front of the 3DS (side movement will keep the directional light from hitting your respective eyes). You are however supposed to use the slider to adjust the 3D effect until you find the sweet spot.

more than 3 years ago
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Nintendo Downplays Reports of 3DS Flaws

Buggz Re:My experiences with the 3DS thus far (65 comments)

but I suspect a lot of that power is going on the 3d and isn't actually available for games to use on straightforward visual quality.

Depends on how you look at it. The screen is 800 pixels wide, but for the 3D effect every other vertical line is directed at your respective eyes, making the resolution effectively 400 pixels wide. Other than the double horizontal width (which of course is quite far from negligible), the 3D effect doesn't need extra processing power. The hardware does the light redirecting, which is why you have a smooth slider for adjusting the 3D depth, or "intensity" if you prefer.

more than 3 years ago

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