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The Milky Way Is Much Less Massive Than Previous Thought

Marrow The mass of the galaxy seems fundamental (119 comments)

But maybe its harder to measure MilkyWay than to measure the mass of other galaxies. Still, they cannot directly measure the mass of anything out there. So they are implying the mass by looking at the light coming from them and from neighboring objects. I would rather look forward to them being proven wrong about their assumptions because we would learn more. Maybe they might learn something that could help us out here on Earth.

So I prefer to look at theories which challenge the accepted science in the hopes that new discoveries might spark new technologies here at home.

2 days ago
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Raspberry Pi-Compatible Development Board Released

Marrow The new Pi has a redesigned power supply (47 comments)

Maybe that will solve the problems. The form factor is a little different though, so not all the old toys work.

2 days ago
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The Milky Way Is Much Less Massive Than Previous Thought

Marrow Start from scratch (119 comments)

If they can be that wrong about something so fundamental, then how can they possibly claim to understand things or be right now?

I read an article recently about scientists saying the speed of light is not constant. Has their new variable speed of light calculation been plugged into all these other cosmology equations? Maybe this dark matter fudge factor would disappear and we would stop being wrong by the 1/2 the mass of a galaxy.

2 days ago
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World's Largest Amphibious Aircraft Goes Into Production In China

Marrow Just a theory, but... (85 comments)

But maybe rising sea levels might begin to threaten some of the airstrips close to the water. Planes like this might be used as a temporary measure to deal with the loss of a tiny airport on the beach that worked until now. Some airstrips terminate in the ocean.

4 days ago
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What percentage of your media consumption is streamed?

Marrow I didn't know the blu-ray encryption was beaten (152 comments)

And I find that hi-def was a fad for me. I am more interested in the story than anything else. DVD quality is sufficient.

4 days ago
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What percentage of your media consumption is streamed?

Marrow Is convenience killing HD? (152 comments)

What with streaming and the convenience of ripping DVDs into a playback system, I have to wonder if interest in HD is being suppressed. I have a limited selection of Blu-ray and now will not even consider buying one unless it comes with a DVD copy. Scratch that, I dont consider buying them anymore.

about a week ago
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Lenovo Halts Sales of Small-Screen Windows 8.1 Tablets Due To "Lack of Interest"

Marrow Never watched it (125 comments)

Do the dome people have internet? What is allowed through, under the dome, and what isnt?

about two weeks ago
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White House Punts On Petition To Allow Tesla Direct Sales

Marrow The justification is... (382 comments)

The dealers don't want people coming to their stores and test-driving cars only to lose the sales to some tax-free Internet site. A valid issue, except I don't think there are any Tesla dealerships that would lose out this way. I expect the Tesla dealerships are owned by....Tesla.
The justification seems even worse on things like motorcycles since I don't think people even test drive those.

about two weeks ago
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Avast Buys 20 Used Phones, Recovers 40,000 Deleted Photos

Marrow And they would like to think (231 comments)

that you knew enough to wipe those copies of the keys yourself. I mean, EVERYONE knows that key lives in that directory right? Anyone who really CARED about the product would know enough to learn about it.

about three weeks ago
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The EPA Carbon Plan: Coal Loses, But Who Wins?

Marrow Neeto, I like the idea of using lead (268 comments)

Shielded by its own coolant. And its visible and detectable. It makes you wonder why sodium was ever considered? Certainly, they must have tossed the two up in the air, and sodium was chosen despite its evilness. Do you know why?

about a month and a half ago
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It's Not a Car, It's a Self-Balancing Electric Motorcycle (Video)

Marrow Fair point, but (218 comments)

I wonder if the fuselage could be considered a helmet. Silly I know, but....

about a month and a half ago
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Harley-Davidson Unveils Their First Electric Motorcycle

Marrow Imagine a bike that only needs tires and brakes (345 comments)

The sound and the fury are great; there is no denying that. But I would be very interested in an electric bike that just runs. No oil, no fuel, no maintenance. Just a ultra-reliable ride.

about a month and a half ago
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2 US Senators Propose 12-Cent Gas Tax Increase

Marrow Gas tax is the most regressive way to tax (619 comments)

It directly hits the people most vulnerable. And proposing this at a time when gas has never been more expensive is ludicrous. Maybe instead of buying 50 new submarines this year, they should spend the money on roads instead.

Hey, I have an idea: If you are going to tax gas (state, federal) then let us deduct it from our income taxes. We should not have to pay income tax on it if we paid it in taxes right? Right!!?

about a month and a half ago
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It's Not a Car, It's a Self-Balancing Electric Motorcycle (Video)

Marrow 2 wheels allows them to avoid a tonne of regs (218 comments)

4 wheels is a car. Cars have a metric shit-load of regulations associated with production, testing, warranty. Many of these are specific barriers to entry to prevent new car companies from entering the market.
2 wheels allows them to avoid all that and build something that is ultra-light and efficient and can be brought to market. Bravo for them.

about a month and a half ago
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IRS Lost Emails of 6 More Employees Under Investigation

Marrow More likely a specialized program (465 comments)

Pop this program on, and "Poof" you have a crash that is guaranteed to wipe the stuff you wanted to hide and do it in a way that is undetectable.

about a month and a half ago
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IRS Lost Emails of 6 More Employees Under Investigation

Marrow Under 24h surveillance (465 comments)

Thats the point

about a month and a half ago
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House Majority Leader Defeated In Primary

Marrow The devil is in the details (932 comments)

I would be interested in what the voter/incumbent ratio is in those other democracies. I would be interested in their taxation model, and their services model. I would be interested if their leaders are directly elected or elector-elected. Obviously your two Senators cannot do everything that needs to get done, so are they going to appoint people to handle the local details? We would end up with massive cronyism with 6 years to wait to get rid of them...if we could.

I think the local governments are incompetent and poor because the lions share of the tax money is going to the Federal government. We could afford and feel entitled to the best people in our local governments if they were the ones controlling the dispersment of tax revenues. Last I heard, the pentagon could not account for a trillion dollars. Thats a lot of schools, hospitals, roads, and jobs that were lost.

about 2 months ago

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