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Physicists Produce Antineutrino Map of the World

MadRat Source of heat inside the earth (75 comments)

Why wouldn't friction be the source of heat? The very center of the earth has a balanced gravity pull outwards in every direction, creating a gradient that should condense the heavier atoms around the mantle. The internal core is spinning at a different rate that the crust creating a velocity gradient between the core, crust, and mantle. Regardless if there was no nuclear energy in the core, the friction alone should be substantial. And we know solid particles make up the core. Ancient Earth had some rather nasty experiences with meteors. That solid core settles to the center, but basic common sense would suggest massive meteor strikes would bounce that baby around like a rattle, fracturing the crust and mantle from the inside out not much different than how a baseball to the head can cause the brain to strike the opposite side of the head and create a skull fracture. The core being off center for any length of time has to ratchet up the internal friction.

about 6 months ago

"Cyber War" Is Just the Latest Grab for Defense Money

MadRat Re:Hobgoblins (161 comments)

And the little elves in the workshop look identical.

more than 2 years ago

"Cyber War" Is Just the Latest Grab for Defense Money

MadRat Hobgoblins (161 comments)

Those that offer the solutions are the Hobgoblin.

more than 2 years ago

JAXA Creates Camera That Can See Radiation

MadRat Check the date (49 comments)

Sounds like an April Fools joke a day early for many of us.

more than 2 years ago

Proving 0.999... Is Equal To 1

MadRat Plain Old Text format (1260 comments)

Apparently it dropped some of my last comment. It was supposed to read:

If "1" = a "concrete idea" and "0.(9)" = "an abstract idea" then 1 0.(9)

a concrete idea is NOT an abstract idea

more than 3 years ago

Proving 0.999... Is Equal To 1

MadRat The idea that 1 = 0.(9) is asinine (1260 comments)

if "1" = a concrete idea and "0.(9)" = an abstract idea then 1 0.(9) a concrete idea an abstract idea

more than 3 years ago

LucasFilm Sues Jedi Mind Over 'Jedi'

MadRat Jedi Mind trick might invoke genericized trademark (212 comments)

The word 'Jedi' has become a part of the American culture and LucasFilms Ltd is in danger of it becoming generic. Jedi Mind has to convince the judge that this is true and it would alter the course of battle...

about 4 years ago

FCC Probes Google and T-Mobile For Double-Whammy Fees

MadRat Re:Fuck Google (127 comments)

Right on!

more than 4 years ago

Google Accused of Violating Copyright In China

MadRat 17000 works = about 9 cents American (247 comments)

Judging by their protection of U.S. Property I'd say pay the nine cents already and move on already. It's only fair to pay them their fair share.

more than 4 years ago

Supreme Court Sides With Rambus Over FTC

MadRat /sarcasm meter (143 comments)

*beep* *beep* *beep* *BEEEEEEEP*

more than 5 years ago

75 Comics That Are Being Made Into Films

MadRat Marvel Micronauts & Shogun Warriors (256 comments)

There were two epic Marvel story lines based on toy lines I'd like to see on the big screen; Micronauts & Shogun Warriors!! If they stuck to the story lines even half as well as the Transformers movie or Iron Man then that would be bonus.

more than 5 years ago


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