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Nitrogen Fixing Bacteria That Can Colonize Most Plants Discovered

ROMRIX Re:What could possibly go wrong? (187 comments)

Say if it somehow crossbreeds with plant eating/killing bacteria? = End of all plant life?

about a year and a half ago

Why We'll Never Meet Aliens

ROMRIX Re:Why is this here? (629 comments)

'Twenty years ago if I asked you how many feet were in a mile (and you didn't know) you could go to a library and look it up. Ten years ago, you could go to a computer and google it. Today, you can literally ask your phone. It's not a stretch at all with the advent of wearable computing that coming soon - I can ask you that question and you'll instantly answer. ... How would you change if you had instant brain-level access to all information. How would you change if you were twice as smart as you are now. How about ten times as smart?

Flawed premise; Parroting data does not equate to intelligence. Intelligence requires comprehension of that data. You can google the WIKI for E8 theory and read it aloud but unless your next comment is,
"Oh, so if you picture a spherically inverted multifaceted poly-dimensional plexoid of random size, add in an elemental variable thermal/mass coefficient linking system based on the gravitational and magnetic field enhanced rate of change fluctuations of sub-atomic particles, then it all comes together like butter and honey on toast.", then I doubt you have any comprehension of what you have just read and are no smarter as a result of having read it.
Having instant access to all information will not result in higher IQ's, if anything it will lower them because important brain functions are being bypassed and will simply atrophy.
If this is universally the case with all higher lifeforms then we truly will never meet alien life but for reasons other than those listed in the article. They would have simply decided to stay home and articulate their pseudo-intellect with each other on some alien social network or other type of forum.
Oh crap, I just realized WE are the alien species other worlds are waiting on... eh, they can wait. I'm 2 "bloodthirsty" medals away from gold plating my M8A1 in BO2! :D

about a year and a half ago

Adobe's Strange Software Giveaway: Goof, Or Clever Marketing?

ROMRIX Re:Windows 7 64bit (385 comments)

I installed PhSp_CS2 in Windows 8 x64, no problem. I did however change the path to the x86 folder, out of habit for non x64 apps, before reading about the Windows 7 issues here.

about 2 years ago

Climate Unit Releases Virtually All Remaining Data

ROMRIX Here's some new data; (507 comments)

"NASA satellite data from the years 2000 through 2011 show the Earth's atmosphere is allowing far more heat to be released into space than alarmist computer models have predicted, reports a new study in the peer-reviewed science journal Remote Sensing. The study indicates far less future global warming will occur than United Nations computer models have predicted, and supports prior studies indicating increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide trap far less heat than alarmists have claimed."

"Study co-author Dr. Roy Spencer, a principal research scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and U.S. Science Team Leader for the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer flying on NASA's Aqua satellite, reports that real-world data from NASA's Terra satellite contradict multiple assumptions fed into alarmist computer models."


more than 2 years ago

Researchers Find a 'Liberal Gene'

ROMRIX Re:Conservative Gene (841 comments)

It's the same gene, you just have to avoid schools like, University of California, San Diego, and Harvard University as mentioned in TFA.

more than 3 years ago

Researchers Find a 'Liberal Gene'

ROMRIX So... I guess this means (841 comments)

Liberalism is a socially transmitted disease?

more than 3 years ago

Simple Virus For Teaching?

ROMRIX Re:Note to self... (366 comments)

I did, now my computer pops up a message every 5 minutes saying "All your Base are belong to us!"

more than 4 years ago

The Strange Case of Solar Flares and Radioactive Decay Rates

ROMRIX I was saying this more than 6 years ago. (408 comments)

On 08/14/04, 12:49 pm, I posted here;
scroll down to my post, "romrix" and you will see this;

...why do scientists still involve/include "Time" in their equations when determining or extrapolating theories on relativity such as the proper mass of the universe? In short wouldn't it be prudent to omit time from the equation since "time" doesn't exist? I think, and this is only a theory of mine, that there is no such thing as time. What is referred to as time is, on a molecular/atomic scale, simply gravitational and/or magnetic field enhanced rate of change fluctuations in sub atomic particles. ie; decay rates altered by outside forces...

more than 4 years ago

What To Do With an Old G5 Tower?

ROMRIX Best recommended use by far! (417 comments)

My favorite use for any G5 has been in the Marine environment as a Geo-Synchronous aquatic stabilizer.
To use simply load any flavor of Linux you prefer, attach one (1) CAT5 securely to the G5 unit and to your MTV (Marine Transportation Vehicle). Place the G5 into a solution of 100% Dihydrogen Monoxide and feed out the CAT5 cable as needed to achieve Geo-Synchronous aquatic stabilization. If however you prefer to use a solution of 96.5% Dihydrogen Monoxide and 3.5% Sodium Chloride then I highly recommend networking a minimum of 100 G5 units securely attached with multiple CAT5 cables or scaled to the size of your MTV.

more than 4 years ago

BP Says "Top Kill" Operation Has Failed

ROMRIX Live BP under water oil spill video.. (768 comments)

Live BP under water oil spill video link;


more than 4 years ago

Texas Schools Board Rewriting US History

ROMRIX Re:1984 (1238 comments)

Except we don't really have two opposite forces, we have a right wing party and a far right wing party.

This looks like a case of the pot calling itself a kettle. It's getting bad when the left hates the left so much that it convinces itself that it is actually the right!

Wow, this is hilarious! It's like watching a video of a cat barking! Seriously?!? A right wing and a far right wing?

more than 4 years ago

Comic Books Improve Early Childhood Literacy

ROMRIX Re:No doubt. (127 comments)

I never really enjoyed reading comic books.

neiver ded i

more than 5 years ago

First Black Hole For Light Created On Earth

ROMRIX Re:First priority. (244 comments)

It's a black hole in the same way my bedroom is when I shut the door.

more than 5 years ago

Microsoft Plans Largest-Ever Patch Tuesday

ROMRIX Re:The more crap you add... (341 comments)

I'd like to see a comparison between the number of patches to Linux vs. Windows. :)

A closer comparison would be between the number of patches to Linux vs. My bicycle tire.

more than 5 years ago

Something May Have Just Hit Jupiter

ROMRIX Re:Yep, that's why God put em there (299 comments)

The title of the original post was "Good to see it doing it's job (Score:5, Interesting)"

no religious reference there.

Thanks Captain Obvious!

more than 5 years ago

Universal Lands Rights To Asteroids Movie

ROMRIX Re:Black & White goodness (194 comments)

Just trolling for feedback.

Fixed that for you.

more than 5 years ago



Hydro Nano Gas Could Completely Neutralize CO2 Emissions

ROMRIX ROMRIX writes  |  about a year and a half ago

ROMRIX (912502) writes "HIT is also in high level talks with governments and industry leaders who are excited about using the technology to help combat their increasing air and ocean pollution issues.
For power plants and industry in the U.S. and globally, this is major news. Alone in the U.S. there are over 1,200 power plants scheduled for closure because of their toxic pollution issues. HNG could eliminate the necessity of closing these plants — saving thousands of jobs that keep local communities thriving.
Inserting HNG into exhaust outlets has shown to completely neutralize pollution emissions down to 0%."

Link to Original Source

Climategate 2.0: New E-Mails Rock The Global Warmi

ROMRIX ROMRIX writes  |  more than 3 years ago

ROMRIX (912502) writes "Three themes are emerging from the newly released emails: (1) prominent scientists central to the global warming debate are taking measures to conceal rather than disseminate underlying data and discussions; (2) these scientists view global warming as a political 'cause' rather than a balanced scientific inquiry and (3) many of these scientists frankly admit to each other that much of the science is weak and dependent on deliberate manipulation of facts and data."
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Scientists Find 'Liberal Gene'

ROMRIX ROMRIX writes  |  more than 3 years ago

ROMRIX (912502) writes "So.. Liberalism is a socially transmitted disease?
According to scientists at UC San Diego and Harvard University, "ideology is affected not just by social factors, but also by a dopamine receptor gene called DRD4." That and how many friends you had during high school.
"It is the crucial interaction of two factors — the genetic predisposition and the environmental condition of having many friends in adolescence — that is associated with being more liberal,”"

Link to Original Source

Wall Street Journal to charge $17.99mo. on ipad

ROMRIX ROMRIX writes  |  more than 4 years ago

ROMRIX (912502) writes "The Wall Street Journal plans to charge 17.99 dollars a month for a subscription to the newspaper on Apple's upcoming iPad, it reported Thursday.
The electronic edition of The Wall Street Journal for Amazon's Kindle e-book reader costs 14.99 dollars a month.
The New York Times, which has also developed an iPad application, reported meanwhile that advertisers have been spending heavily to buy advertising space on the iPad applications from various media outlets, including the Times."

Link to Original Source

ROMRIX ROMRIX writes  |  more than 7 years ago

ROMRIX (912502) writes "
Climate change will be considered a joke in five years time, meteorologist Augie Auer told the annual meeting of Mid Canterbury Federated Farmers in Ashburton this week.

Man's contribution to the greenhouse gases was so small we couldn't change the climate if we tried, he maintained.
"We're all going to survive this. It's all going to be a joke in five years," he said.
A combination of misinterpreted and misguided science, media hype, and political spin had created the current hysteria and it was time to put a stop to it.
"It is time to attack the myth of global warming," he said.
Water vapour was responsible for 95 per cent of the greenhouse effect, an effect which was vital to keep the world warm, he explained.
"If we didn't have the greenhouse effect the planet would be at minus 18 deg C but because we do have the greenhouse effect it is plus 15 deg C, all the time."
The other greenhouse gases: carbon dioxide, methane, nitrogen dioxide, and various others including CFCs, contributed only five per cent of the effect, carbon dioxide being by far the greatest contributor at 3.6 per cent.
However, carbon dioxide as a result of man's activities was only 3.2 per cent of that, hence only 0.12 per cent of the greenhouse gases in total. Human-related methane, nitrogen dioxide and CFCs etc made similarly minuscule contributions to the effect: 0.066, 0.047 and 0.046 per cent respectively.

It may not be mainstream media, but it's a start. I have yet to hear one single compelling argument that is not fomented with conjecture, hearsay and lies that would compel me to believe that MAN is the cause of climate change. For once I would like to hear/read something that could be substantiated by verifiable fact. If you have something tangible then lay it on the table and lets have a look at it. Otherwise I have better things to do. (I'm building a hybrid Hummer in my garage just in case it goes either way.)"

ROMRIX ROMRIX writes  |  more than 8 years ago

ROMRIX (912502) writes "The Discovery Channel is reporting that Sceintists have unearthed a 154lb meteorite from a Kansas field using ground penetrating radar. The article also states that this type of radar may someday be used on Mars to locate water in a future mission.

Scientists were excited when they pulled a 154-pound meteorite from deep below a Kansas wheat field...

What the article fails to mention is whether or not the meteorite was made of kryptonite."

ROMRIX ROMRIX writes  |  more than 8 years ago

ROMRIX (912502) writes "From the article; 'Chatbot' king George looks for human friends on the internet. George, who is 39, single and light-hearted, is looking for friends on the Internet. He has gifts — the ability to speak in 40 languages and with 2,000 people at the same time. And one quirk: he doesn't really exist. George is a piece of software, arguably the best of the speaking "chatbots" or talking robots, and he's recently received the Loebner prize in Britain, a scientific award recognising the machines best capable of matching the most realistic human dialogues with their own. Seven years after being invented, George evolved a few months ago into what experts call an avatar, gaining a physical image, a voice and voice recognition software. One can now have an oral discussion with him over the Internet — "face to face". George appears on the website www.jabberwacky.com and takes the form of a thin, bald man with yellow glasses who wears a white turtleneck sweater. He can smile, laugh, sulk and bang his fist on his virtual table. He can turn on the charm and wax romantic. But he can also turn coarse at times. It isn't as if George only learned good manners. All that he knows, he has accumulated in some 10 million conversations online, and he has not forgotten a single word."


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