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The Far Future of Our Solar System

Froeschle ...galaxies are accelerating away from one another (122 comments)

If this is the case why are the Milky Way and Andromeda Galaxies approaching each other? Shouldn't the space between them be increasing rather than decreasing? Does this present any contradiction?

about 8 months ago

Text Analyzer Reveals Emotional 'Temperature' of Novels and Fairy Tales

Froeschle Think of the Children (65 comments)

After reading this article I can only say that I am grateful to have my own childhood behind me.
[the end]

about a year ago

Huge Pumice Rock 'Island' Seen Floating In South Pacific

Froeschle Re:Remember the Jap Tsunami? (104 comments)

Someone really ought to call the authorities about this and find whoever is to blame then arrest them then send then to GITMO for ecological terrorism! God bless America.

more than 2 years ago

Facebook Scans Chats and Posts For Criminal Activity

Froeschle Re:Facebook is a public place (483 comments)

I can do this because freedom of speech only guarantees that the GOVERNMENT can't stop you from saying something, not another individual if you happen to be saying it on their servers.

Correct, the government cannot do this but there is nothing stopping them from contracting it out.

more than 2 years ago

At Canadian Airports, Your Conversation May Be Remotely Recorded

Froeschle Re:Public space (211 comments)

Does it matter if the govt records what you do in public areas?

Only if you have something to hide

more than 2 years ago

Classroom Clashes Over Science Education

Froeschle Re:Why 2 sides (493 comments)

You should capitalize words like Mickey Mouse, Papa Smurf, Jesus, Vishnu, and yes "God" when being used as proper nouns regardless if you have any religious beliefs or not.

more than 2 years ago

When Continental Drift Was Considered Pseudoscience

Froeschle Exoplanets (214 comments)

I am not an astonomer, but I seem to recall much debate regarding the the very existence of exoplanets. Now we take their existence for granted even though they are difficult to detect. I always wondered why there was even any debate regarding the subject? Why did scientists even bothering with that particular argument?

more than 2 years ago

Scientists Study Trajectories of Life-Bearing Earth Meteorites

Froeschle Re:An OK theory for other planets, but not ours? (199 comments)

But it is more entertainment than anything else - until we get off planet enough to test it

If something cannot be tested then it's not true even if it appears highly plausible. The existence of exoplanets was also hotly debated in the same manner right up until the first one was found. What is so far fetched about the idea behind panspermia? All of the material we see around us here on Earth originally formed inside previous generations of stars and much of it may have been incorporated into previous generations of planets. Bacteria can be found inside rocks here on Earth so why can't some very big very old rocks containing bacterial "spores" from long since vanished planets not have ended up on Earth or anywhere else within or outside of our galaxy? The universe is very very very old so life surely has had more than enough time to flourish die and spread inside rocks of any size.

more than 2 years ago

NATO Exercise Banned From Jamming GPS

Froeschle Freeloaders should have to pay for GPS service (260 comments)

There should be a "GPS license fee" for Non-US-entities who think that they have some kind of a right to GPS service which is funded by US taxpayers. I also think that most Europeans would happily pay it too just like they do for their so-called "TV licenses".

more than 2 years ago

Coffee-Powered Car Breaks World Record

Froeschle Re:It's not that green... (174 comments)

I often wonder if "environmentalists" have any real appreciation of the laws of thermodynamics or idea of the energy needs of of modern society when they take on endeavors like this. If all of society decided to run their cars off of coffee and/or wood-chips there would soon be no wood or coffee left. What kind of environmental catastrophe would that lead so?

more than 2 years ago

Wild Parrots Learning To Talk From Escaped Pet Birds

Froeschle Re:Do they really understand what they are saying? (225 comments)

They actually know the point of what they are saying. My birds know our names, say thinks like "thank you" when they want something, "night night" when they want their cage covered, "hello" when the phone rings, "water" when they want to be sprayed, and say "don't bark" when my dog barks.

about 3 years ago

Wild Parrots Learning To Talk From Escaped Pet Birds

Froeschle My birds do this too (225 comments)

I have noticed this with my quaker (monk) parrots. I have had sets of two over the past 25 years and what the two birds I have today was actually originally tough to previous birds I once had. It seems that they teach each other much like children teach children's games to one and other.

about 3 years ago

NASA Unveils Design for New Space Launch System

Froeschle Will fly only twice? (288 comments)

So it will take NASA over 10 years to launch only two more missions? So what do they plan on doing after the second launch? I'm sure by that time that Russia and China will have launched more than just two missions a piece. I really don't like the sound of this.

about 3 years ago

The Coming Energy Turnaround In Germany

Froeschle Re:Nutter (394 comments)

Living in Germany I often get the impression that most Germans (not all) know very little or nothing about what it takes to generate the amount of electricity that their heavily industrialized country relies on. The loudest protests seem to come from those on the far left who know less about the topic and are completely unwilling to listen to the voice of reason at any cost. Perhaps Germany has hidden infinite supply of unicorn dung with which they can use to power their eco-friendly organic antimatter reactors for generations to come?

about 3 years ago

I say (N. Hemisphere) Fall starts ...

Froeschle Re:Don't have "Fall" (454 comments)

Actually you used to call it "fall" as well.

From Wikipedia
The alternative word fall for the season traces its origins to old Germanic languages. The exact derivation is unclear, the Old English fiæll or feallan and the Old Norse fall all being possible candidates. However, these words all have the meaning "to fall from a height" and are clearly derived either from a common root or from each other. The term came to denote the season in 16th century England, a contraction of Middle English expressions like "fall of the leaf" and "fall of the year".
During the 17th century, English emigration to the British colonies in North America was at its peak, and the new settlers took the English language with them. While the term fall gradually became obsolete in Britain, it became the more common term in North America.

about 3 years ago

German Ban On Doom Finally Lifted

Froeschle Banned? (176 comments)

As a Yank having spent the last 10 years (and possible y the rest) of my life in Germany I really don't care. I have never thought that that game was banned here but never really cared to try it. I order *alll* boxed video games I play out of the UK and pay with my American credit card to download them from US Server when possible.

Who needs German censorship? (meh)

about 3 years ago

NYC Mayor Wants Traffic Camera On Every Corner

Froeschle Welcome to New London (262 comments)

This should help make our guests from London feel right at home.

about 3 years ago

Earth Ejecta Could Seed Life On Europa

Froeschle Re:Interesting and annoying (130 comments)

Perhaps it depends on the size of the rock and how deep the life is embedded into it? Also in the course of the history of the Earth there was sure a lot more than just one rock ejected from thee planet's surface.

about 3 years ago

DARPA To Sponsor R&D For Interstellar Travel

Froeschle What if UFOs are real? (364 comments)

If they can do it, why can't we? Maybe the government knows something that we don't. (Queue spooky music)

more than 3 years ago


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