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NASA's HI-SEAS Project Results Suggests a Women-Only Mars Crew

MaskedSlacker Re:Exercising "roughly the same amount" (295 comments)

No it doesn't because you are grossly oversimplifying.

BMR calculators give an average estimate, not an exact individual figure. People vary around the average. To complicate things further, people are NOT equally efficient in their absorption of calories/nutrients from the same food.

12 hours ago
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NASA Study: Ocean Abyss Has Not Warmed

MaskedSlacker Re:Cue in deniers (294 comments)

Christ almighty that link is total gibberish. I assume Mersini didn't see it or approve it before it was published because it's rife with errors.

Event horizons are not membranes in any physical sense, it's been known that Hawking radiation causes an object to lose mass since Hawking's original paper on the subject--in fact, that's the only reason Hawking radiation is interesting, it's the one way for mass to "escape" the event horizon--and few think the Big Bang started from a singularity in the sense meant in this article (even Hawking, who wrote THAT paper too, arguing for a pre-Big Bang singularity doesn't think that's what happened anymore).

The idea that Hawking radiation could overwhelm the gravitational collapse is interesting and merits further investigation, but it is by no means "proof" or "conclusive" of anything.

about two weeks ago
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Texas Ebola Patient Dies

MaskedSlacker Re:Wait for it... (480 comments)

Too late. See Rev Jesse Jackson holding press conferences with family.

about two weeks ago
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Texas Ebola Patient Dies

MaskedSlacker Re:I have very little sympathy (480 comments)

some people just go into denial if something like that (that is likely to kill you) happens

In other words, they lie to themselves.

others just completely get blocked mentally and don't dare to tell the truth because they know what will then happen.

In other words, they lie on purpose.

people don't always lie because they're evil masterminds bent on infecting the world.

No. They lie because they're selfish assholes who don't give a fuck about anyone else (including their own children in this case).

Nothing you've posted contradicts your parent. The man lied and endangered the lives of others in the process. All of that is a matter of fact. Why he did it is mostly irrelevant, but since you brought it up, I'm gonna go with the selfish prick theory.

about two weeks ago
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Texas Ebola Patient Dies

MaskedSlacker Re:The Conservative Option (480 comments)

Really? You don't think the people that want to get to the United States are going to travel somewhere else first and then simply go to the US from there?

That's already what they do because there are no direct flights between the region and the US. It's not that hard to check a passport before letting someone board a plane.

about two weeks ago
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Code.org: Blame Tech Diversity On Education Pipeline, Not Hiring Discrimination

MaskedSlacker Re:Sexism AT WORK!!! (227 comments)

...and Poe's law. /thread.

about two weeks ago
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Net Neutrality Comments Surge Past 1.7M, an All-Time Record For the FCC

MaskedSlacker Re:Internet Slowdown Campaign? (81 comments)

People with NoScript on are likely already aware of the issue and strong supporters of net neutrality. This was about informing the commoners.

about a month ago
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Microsoft Killing Off Windows Phone Brand Name In Favor of Just Windows

MaskedSlacker Re:KIlling off the Microsoft Store Name Too (352 comments)

Don't these companies know how the internet works?

No. That's been MS's problem for 20 years.

about a month ago
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Researcher Fired At NSF After Government Questions Her Role As 1980s Activist

MaskedSlacker Re:Wrong Title (499 comments)

This just speaks to the idiocy of the entire security clearance system. It's nothing more than witch hunting.

When a create a system where the only people who get through are those who game it, then the only employee you will have will be the ones you don't want.

This of course explains a lot about the government security industry.

about a month ago
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California Tells Businesses: Stop Trying To Ban Consumer Reviews

MaskedSlacker Re:hmmmm (275 comments)

You don't get to opt-out of being the subject of other people's freedom of speech.

Unless you're Kim Jong Un.

about a month ago
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FBI Studied How Much Drones Impact Your Privacy -- Then Marked It Secret

MaskedSlacker Re:Transparency (139 comments)

Compare Ellsberg to Snowden. Obama is worse than Nixon.

about 3 months ago
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FBI Studied How Much Drones Impact Your Privacy -- Then Marked It Secret

MaskedSlacker Re:Transparency (139 comments)

Troll harder buddy. Troll harder.

about 3 months ago
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Lawrence Krauss: Congress Is Trying To Defund Scientists At Energy Department

MaskedSlacker Re:Good (342 comments)

What fraction would you say is on basic science? I expected 30%. More like 4%

Why? LANL is EXPLICITLY a nuclear weapons design lab. That is it's purpose.

about 3 months ago
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Lawrence Krauss: Congress Is Trying To Defund Scientists At Energy Department

MaskedSlacker Re:Price of using scientists as political pawns (342 comments)

You've worked very hard to make that impossible. Your whole political position is based on the idea of giving people stuff. You give people free healthcare, free food, free housing, free education, free transport, free cell phones, free anything and everything.

You sure seem to know a lot about what everyone does and thinks and says. Do you work for the NSA or are you just full of shit?

about 3 months ago
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Lawrence Krauss: Congress Is Trying To Defund Scientists At Energy Department

MaskedSlacker Re:Price of using scientists as political pawns (342 comments)

What does this have to do with scientists conducting research? The bureaucrats handing out loans are completely different people. It's unlikely they even know each other exist except in the loosest sense (like I know people in Bangor exist, but I don't know a single person there).

about 3 months ago
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Lawrence Krauss: Congress Is Trying To Defund Scientists At Energy Department

MaskedSlacker Re:Price of using scientists as political pawns (342 comments)

Now you're going to sit there and attempt to be smug by claiming that the scientists are only doing their jobs and only pushing out the facts

Well, that is IN FACT what they're doing. I'm sorry if you find this unpleasant, but that's the reality of the situation.

That's fine. You're playing politics and it is in your political interest to make that point. I'm being honest, unlike you

Lay off the magic kool-aid buddy.

about 3 months ago
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"Magic Helmet" For F-35 Ready For Delivery

MaskedSlacker Re: Watch the F-35 get blown out of the skies (184 comments)

You might want to look at how many F-35s are actually being ordered. They could very well be outnumbered 12 to 1 in a given engagement with, for example, China or Russia.

about 3 months ago
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"Magic Helmet" For F-35 Ready For Delivery

MaskedSlacker Re:Elmer Fudd (184 comments)

I'm in my 20s and I saw that cartoon a hundred times as a kid. It's probably still being shown.

about 3 months ago
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The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You a Terrorist

MaskedSlacker Re:Hope and Change (242 comments)

Since your parent poster is probably a European where liberal means something different.

about 3 months ago

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