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ESA: No Conclusive Evidence of Big Bang Gravitational Waves

Kahlandad Re:zerp (81 comments)

Oops, nobody's perfect.

Except for creationists, so they claim.

13 hours ago
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ESA: No Conclusive Evidence of Big Bang Gravitational Waves

Kahlandad Re:Falsify the Big Bang (81 comments)

Discovering a star that is older than the Big Bang.

This was the case for quite awhile during the late 80's and 90's. Astronomers studying the age of the universe calculated its age to be between 10 and 15 billion years old, while other astronomers studying ancient stars calculated their ages to be between 15 and 20 billion years old. Eventually they discovered more accurate ways to take measurements and the calculations worked this apparent paradox out.

Finding a star that is older than the big bang wouldn't disprove the big bang... it would only mean that more research needs to be done.

13 hours ago
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Parents Investigated For Neglect For Letting Kids Walk Home Alone

Kahlandad Re:Hope they don't walk to public school (784 comments)

Same situation here... Seminole county school district. My daughter walks about a mile and a half to get to the bus stop, and the bus picks her up at ~6:05am.

about two weeks ago
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Putting a MacBook Pro In the Oven To Fix It

Kahlandad Baked apples! (304 comments)

Try baking him in the oven for 7 minutes at 340 F.

about a month ago
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First Lab Demonstration That the Ability To Evolve Can Itself Evolve

Kahlandad Re:Well yeah. Why wouldn't it? (72 comments)

That's like saying change can change. It's meaningless.

That's exactly what I told my calculus prof.

about a year ago
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First Lab Demonstration That the Ability To Evolve Can Itself Evolve

Kahlandad Re:For A Better World (72 comments)

Paradoxically, that would require a miracle.

about a year ago
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First Lab Demonstration That the Ability To Evolve Can Itself Evolve

Kahlandad Re:Simon G. Powell (72 comments)

"He goes into depth on evolution, and how it's inherently intelligent"

I can't fathom why so many people buy into this junk.

Because it's an easy intellectual compromise to make.

about a year ago
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How an Astronaut Falling Into a Black Hole Would Die Part 2

Kahlandad You know what they say... (263 comments)

It's not the fall that kills you, it's the sudden ...oh wait, it IS the fall that kills you.

about a year ago
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Apple Announces iPad Air

Kahlandad Re:I gotta admit (471 comments)

You paid for it knowing the OS limitations imposed on it by the manufacturer. They never tried to fool you into thinking it was an open platform. I don't see how this could be, in any way, considered to be "abusive" behavior.

about a year ago
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Nokia Design Guru Urges Apple To End Cable Chaos

Kahlandad Re:Oh, I totally agree... (791 comments)

So it didn't do video over Micro USB then.

about a year ago
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Valve Announces Steam Controller

Kahlandad Re:I can only say one thing... (317 comments)

GP was the one who called it a "diamond" rather than a D-pad or cross. As another poster pointed out, he may have been commenting on the layout of the A, B, X, Y buttons. If that's the case, then I misunderstood him, but nobody calls the buttons a "diamond", either.

The Colecovision did NOT have a flat D-pad style controller... it had a joystick. Get educated before trying to get smart.

about a year ago
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Valve Announces Steam Controller

Kahlandad Re:I can only say one thing... (317 comments)

Yeah, because communication wasn't invented until the internet. We just sat around with tape on our mouths with no means to express our opinions.

There was a console before the SNES called the NES. People didn't immediately jump on it because 1) it was released just after the massive video game crash of '83 and 2) nobody had heard of Mario before ("You mean that dude from Donkey Kong had a name?") 3) it was expensive and came with a stupid robot and 4) it had a weird control pad instead of a joystick.

Look it up sometime when you aren't too busy spouting off your ignorance to everyone.

about a year ago
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Valve Announces Steam Controller

Kahlandad Re:I can only say one thing... (317 comments)

When people first saw the diamond on the NES control pad, they said "The controller design is awful. Why the fuck would you get rid of the traditional joystick?"

I personally have mixed feelings about the controller, but I'm at least willing to wait to give it a try before passing judgement on it.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 7 Slow?

Kahlandad Re:Liar (488 comments)

The max iOS that the original iPad can run is iOS 5.1.1, so he must be talking about a later model. That being said, I downgraded my iPhone 5 to 6.1.4 after playing around with iOS 7, so you're comment is wrong regardless.

about a year ago
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First Gear Mechanism Discovered In Nature

Kahlandad Re:B effing S (136 comments)

You are making the assertion that these gear-like structures are proof of a creator, so how do you differentiate between living structures that are created and living structures that evolved? These particular structures are proof? How so? How do you define complexity and what order of complexity is the threshold for what could have evolved and what you assert must have been created?

In order for this to be accepted as proof by anyone other than yourself and your cult, you need to provide detail and methodology that can be used to complete testable research. Until then, it's nothing more than your assertion that somehow you are capable of looking at morphological structures and making the determination as to what had to be created by the finger of god and what is "too simple" to have required divine intervention.

Again, how do you tell the difference between a living structure that was designed and one that evolved?

about a year ago
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'Half' of 2012's Extreme Weather Impacted By Climate Change

Kahlandad Re:Same happens with politics (417 comments)

My Xtremes begin with an X, you lightweight...

about a year ago
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Lowell Observatory Pushes To Name an Asteroid "Trayvon"

Kahlandad Re: Trayvon Martin can Life Forever (588 comments)

"Why do people keep spouting this nonsense?"

Because it's easier to repeat a lie than to accept the truth...

about a year ago
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Great White Shark RFID/Satellite Tracking Shows Long Journeys, Many Beach Visits

Kahlandad Re:Thank god!! (86 comments)

Wait... you mean this isn't the only shark in the ocean? Someone should tell the researchers!

about a year and a half ago
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Great White Shark RFID/Satellite Tracking Shows Long Journeys, Many Beach Visits

Kahlandad Thank god!! (86 comments)

Think of all the disasters that the research team averted by alerting authorities that a shark was close to the shore! It would have been a blood bath for sure!

about a year and a half ago

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