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TWEETHER Project Promises 10Gbps MmW 92-95GHz Based Wireless Broadband

Jason Goatcher Re:Watch that capitalisation (54 comments)

millimeter wave

That's what the Queen of England does when she's in a parade.

2 days ago
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TWEETHER Project Promises 10Gbps MmW 92-95GHz Based Wireless Broadband

Jason Goatcher Re:In what, an open room? (54 comments)

I don't see this going past a wall or two without some serious power behind it.

That's what WiFi based lightbulbs are for. Not sure how popular they actually are atm.

2 days ago
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TWEETHER Project Promises 10Gbps MmW 92-95GHz Based Wireless Broadband

Jason Goatcher Re:Physics doesn't work like that. (54 comments)

I think this is for tower to tower type communication. I do have to wonder about rain fade on a 95Ghz signal though.

As computers improve, the computational requirements for base stations will become cheaper and cheaper, so we might end up havings thousands and thousands of repeater stations spread throughout a town or along a road.

But I'm just guessing.

2 days ago
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Science By Democracy Doesn't Work

Jason Goatcher Re:Science by democracy doesn't work? (409 comments)

Yeah, there's the rub right there. All smart people believe in global warming, it's when you add anthropogenic to the phrase that you get disagreement. Not that I'm stating an opinion or anything, just zeroing in on the actual problem.

2 days ago
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Science By Democracy Doesn't Work

Jason Goatcher Re:Science by democracy doesn't work? (409 comments)

Sounds good. May be a challenge to get all the Congress members to do that, though.

Best post I've read in a while, makes me regret the Christian rant that made me lose mod points a month or so back.

2 days ago
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IRS Warns of Downtime Risk As Congress Makes Cuts

Jason Goatcher Re:One has to wonder (252 comments)

Surprise, surprise, the Tea Party groups don't like paying taxes.

Who in their right mind enjoys paying taxes? Are you insane?

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IRS Warns of Downtime Risk As Congress Makes Cuts

Jason Goatcher Re:One has to wonder (252 comments)

It's even more innocuous than that. The IRS was targeting political groups who applied for 501(c)(3) charity status to make sure they really qualified.

Do yourself a favor, look up 501(c)(3), then turn back the pages until you find the major heading or sub-heading they fall under. "Foreign businesses and corporations" you say? Yeah, ain't that a shock? Non-profits are voluntarily classifying themselves as foreign because some tax dude told them they're actually getting tax exempt status. The proof is in any major library if people are willing to take the time to look.

2 days ago
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IRS Warns of Downtime Risk As Congress Makes Cuts

Jason Goatcher IRS preventing fraud? (252 comments)

Are they preventing their own fraud or the fraudulent taxing of American citizens? Because I'd love to hold the leaders of the IRS accountable for all the people jailed for taxes they don't actually owe.

Here's a fun game: List out all the laws in the Constitution having to do with money, up to the 16th Amendment. Now go back and figure out precisely what was changed about the law? Then you'll notice a problem if you're really diligent about it, namely the fact that the 16th Amendment is a really vague restatement of the laws that already exist. Our teachers and judges tell us things have changed, but that's simply a lie that's been around for a little over a hundred years.

Directly taxing an American citizen living and working in the 50 states has NEVER been legal, not ever. The Internal Revenue Code never says anything about directly taxing an American Citizen, not ever.

2 days ago
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Bill Gates Endorses Water From Human Waste

Jason Goatcher Re:One man's piss is another man's ... (245 comments)

>Bill Gates studied the engineering behind it? I am so reassured...

I'm sure many here would be happier if a scientist claimed it was safe, but then most people would say,"Who the heck is that?"

about two weeks ago
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Bill Gates Endorses Water From Human Waste

Jason Goatcher Re:A Natural (245 comments)

I know I already have a terrible karma rating, but seriously people, THIS is the post that gets marked off-topic and not the one before it?

What the actual fuck is going through people's heads when they hand out their mod points?

about two weeks ago
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Anthropomorphism and Object Oriented Programming

Jason Goatcher My dog (303 comments)

likes to spread his poop around when he goes to the bathroom. Me and my dad like to joke about how considerate he is when he doesn't move around while pooping, since it makes it easier to pick up. Is this damaging, too, because it's definitely anthropomorphization?

People are going to anthropomorphize for as long as we exist, it's what we do. It doesn't make sense, but people never do.

Can you imagine how godawful boring the world would be if everybody behaved in a way that made sense to everyone else?

about three weeks ago
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The One Mistake Google Keeps Making

Jason Goatcher If you want to make money off of creative people.. (386 comments)

You have to be willing to invest in some of the random shit they come up with. If you tell them they're only allowed to work on profitable stuff, their creativity will take a nosedive. You gotta invest in creative people, not just throw money at them.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Tech Companies Won't Be Around In 10 Years?

Jason Goatcher I predict... (332 comments)

Screens that can be rolled up will take off, then you can have a small form factor for when it's in your pocket or on your ear, but a big form factor when you're actually looking at the thing. I also predict that reflective screens that don't need a backlight will take off simply because we badly need a way to save battery power and the backlight uses up a ton of power.

These things will happen because it's something people will realize the benefit of without needing weasel-wording advertisers to sell it to them.

Will it happen in ten years? If we're super-lucky with research, then yes, yes it will.

about three weeks ago
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Trees vs. Atmospheric Carbon: A Fight That Makes Sense?

Jason Goatcher Re:Humans are oxygen sinks (363 comments)

And humans are oxygen sinks. A better plan would be to get rid of worthless humans. Start with the Republican party and then work our way on from there.

Why are Republicans always the bad guys? Do you not realize that Republicans tend to feel the same way about liberals?

Each side believes they have rational reasons that the other side is batshit crazy.

Democrats believe conservatives are crazy and Republicans think liberals are crazy. It's like a law of nature.

about a month ago
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New Proposed Path for Manned Trips to Mars: Let Mars' Gravity Capture Spacecraft

Jason Goatcher Re:I think its gonna be a long long time (105 comments)

There’s too much atmosphere on Mars to land heavy vehicles like we do on the moon, using propulsive technology, and there’s too little atmosphere to land like we do on Earth.

Anybody else suddenly thinking about bears and eating porridge?

about a month ago
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Human Eye's Oscillation Rate Determines Smooth Frame Rate

Jason Goatcher Re:The human eye is proof God exists (187 comments)

Yes, we could blow ourselves up today. But.. our species has survived an ice age as well as many other major climate shifts. We have survived population bottlenecks where we WERE a small, conveniently tiny target. We interbred a little and took on some useful genes from a few related species shortly before they went extinct. We outlasted them all.

That sounds like reason for hope to me!

Those "enemies" were either random forces or not very powerful. Now we have a huge potential for destruction and probably tens of thousands of people evil enough to want to destroy the whole earth. Honestly, I believe the fact that we're still here indicates that there HAS to be a God, otherwise our luck has been insane. What about the stories of people(person? And maybe they're the only one stupid enough to post to the internet) who successfully built a small nuclear reactor(might not have been a reactor, but it was a nuclear something that wasn't a bomb) in their workshop?

about a month ago
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Human Eye's Oscillation Rate Determines Smooth Frame Rate

Jason Goatcher Re:The human eye is proof God exists (187 comments)

Counterpoint: If God exists, why did he create Niggers?

Because they're better at praising the Lord than white people. Seriously, dude, have you ever been to an evangelical black church.

about a month ago
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Human Eye's Oscillation Rate Determines Smooth Frame Rate

Jason Goatcher Re:The human eye is proof God exists (187 comments)

You assume that we'll make it that far. But you forget that as our knowledge increases, so does our potential to destroy ourselves. The US and Russia have enough nuclear bombs to destroy the world multiple times over. And even if we make it off the planet, those societies will just be conveniently tiny targets if someone decides to terrorize them.

If there is no God, there is no hope. We've gained tons of knowledge, but we're the same petty beings we were 6,000 years ago, nothing has changed.

about a month ago
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Human Eye's Oscillation Rate Determines Smooth Frame Rate

Jason Goatcher Re:The human eye is proof God exists (187 comments)

I'm confused, are you calling evolution a lie or christianity? With the statements you made, either could be plausible.

about 1 month ago

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