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Complex Life May Be Possible In Only 10% of All Galaxies

Ravaldy Re:Let's do the math (306 comments)

I was responding to:

Will there even be an organism recognizable as human in another 1000 years? There's more than one way for humanity to cease to exist.

2 days ago
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Complex Life May Be Possible In Only 10% of All Galaxies

Ravaldy Re:Let's do the math (306 comments)

Third, in case you haven't notice, it is now more than a century we haven't discovered something that revolutionized the physics like relativity and quantum mechanics. Scientists these days are working on decimals and number of significant digits trying to discriminate between two equally valuable models.

Many theories in the last decade have been concluded and research extended. The one that comes to mind is neutrinos. Although we knew about them 74 years ago we didn't have the ability to prove it. I'm sure plenty of people felt it would never be proven and that it would require too much energy to prove but yet in year 2000 they did it. Do you think our ability to harness power isn't going to evolve as well? Our science is slow moving but this same science enables many inventions which eventually enables further research whether it be physics or biology.

Fact is that not as many life changing discoveries will be made but there will be more BIG FINDINGS such as the higgs boson. Will they take longer to be discovered but their value to science will big larger and larger.

3 days ago
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Complex Life May Be Possible In Only 10% of All Galaxies

Ravaldy Re:Let's do the math (306 comments)

It's relative to a field obviously. Since 1900:
Our ability to process data alone is probably 1 000 000 000 fold (I think I'm underestimating this one).
Our ability to communicate is at least 1 000 000 fold (Probably underestimating this one too)
Our ability to travel is at least 100 000 fold
Our life span is at least 1.5 fold

Question is here, how does one put a number on the progression of science?

3 days ago
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Complex Life May Be Possible In Only 10% of All Galaxies

Ravaldy Re:Let's do the math (306 comments)

I'm not wrong or right because nobody on this earth can prove me right or wrong. As an example, fact is that we still haven't concluded how gravity works. We have theories, constants and mathematical solutions around gravity but we don't understand it. As another example, it's only recently (in 2000) that the existence of neutrinos was confirmed. It took 70 years to get from theory to conclusion. Since then with new technology many more experiments surrounding neutrinos have been made and offered more insight on their behavior.

We just don't know what we don't know and you claiming to know is BS.

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3 days ago
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Complex Life May Be Possible In Only 10% of All Galaxies

Ravaldy Re:Let's do the math (306 comments)

I think we are past flying cars. Everybody knows it's about flying anything. Forget the car parts.

3 days ago
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Complex Life May Be Possible In Only 10% of All Galaxies

Ravaldy Re:Let's do the math (306 comments)

We have been this way for 200 000 years.

3 days ago
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Complex Life May Be Possible In Only 10% of All Galaxies

Ravaldy Re:Let's do the math (306 comments)

We have looked the way we do for about 200 000 years. 1000 years is a drop in the bucket. Just saying!

3 days ago
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Complex Life May Be Possible In Only 10% of All Galaxies

Ravaldy Re:Let's do the math (306 comments)

Who said you had to get there quickly?

I see 1000 obstacles preventing us from travelling outside our solar system but that doesn't mean it's impossible to eventually overcome all 1000 of these obstacles.

3 days ago
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Complex Life May Be Possible In Only 10% of All Galaxies

Ravaldy Re:Let's do the math (306 comments)

That's just your opinion built on limited knowledge of physics. Our progression in the last 100 years is more than 1000 fold all previous years combined so imagine what we can do in the next 1000 years.

4 days ago
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Cops 101: NYC High School Teaches How To Behave During Stop-and-Frisk

Ravaldy Re:Wouldn't time be better spent... (474 comments)

This country and many others need CAMS on people of power. They have too much power to not be monitored during their shift.

4 days ago
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Cops 101: NYC High School Teaches How To Behave During Stop-and-Frisk

Ravaldy Re:Wouldn't time be better spent... (474 comments)

To answer your question. You avoid a crap load of issues with the law by not getting into an argument with a cop. As a civilian it's not enough to know your rights. You also need to read the person you are dealing with. If the officer in question doesn't appear to be reasonable you need to bend within reason until you can fight back on neutral ground. The minute the officer goes on the offensive and arrests you, you are in trouble and your credibility drops significantly in court (I speak from experience).

This is why body CAMS on cops are so critical. I don't believe there is a better way to deter corruption and abuse of power.

4 days ago
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Nuclear Weapons Create Their Own Security Codes With Radiation

Ravaldy Re:Right mind? (104 comments)

My understanding of this article is more about preventing our own nukes from being used against ourselves.

4 days ago
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"Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer" Pulled From Amazon

Ravaldy Re:So close, so far (555 comments)

You could say the same about all the old ways of thinking:
- Gay haters
- Race haters
- MS haters

It will all die with the passing of generations.

about a week ago
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Lessons Learned From Google's Green Energy Bust

Ravaldy Re:MOD PARENT UP!!! (222 comments)

Wait a second now. Don't put all programmers in the same bucket. Those who think that way will push keys 8 hours a day until they retire. Real programmers are very knowledgeable in the field they work, BUT THEY AREN'T EXPERTS.

As a programmer analyst I actually learned to do people's jobs so I can optimize/automate as well as reduce the number of mistakes. I've automated multiple engineering tasks throughout the last 6 years. Some of these tasks required hours of engineers pounding information into my small little brain. The results is that the knowledge I collected is now valuable in real life.

about a week ago
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Microsoft To Open Source .NET and Take It Cross-Platform

Ravaldy Re:Microsoft is not less evil,more companies are E (525 comments)

GM and Chrysler didn't always make crappy products and because the average lifespan of a vehicle is about 10 years it takes a decade just to get customers discouraged from buying their products. It probably takes another 5 - 10 years for the company to start suffering and the bailout was proof the companies were no longer attracting customers which is why they are re-inventing themselves.

As for MS, if someone truly had a solution to replace them they would had been replaced if their products were crap. I keep hearing people calling MS products crap but yet nobody explains why it is. Billions of dollars are invested YEARLY in R&D surrounding MS and their APIs so I'm not sure why professionals continue to buy their products if they are crap. Is it because the alternatives aren't viable or require a higher level of expertise?

Sure, MS like every other product out there isn't perfect but clearly they are perfect enough for 95% of the PC base. The significant increase in revenues for their business division is also sending a clear message that businesses trust them more than ever.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft To Open Source .NET and Take It Cross-Platform

Ravaldy Re:Microsoft is not less evil,more companies are E (525 comments)

In this case successful at selling a lot of what they offer at a large profit. Products that aren't good don't sell or quickly get replaced. GM and Chrysler experienced this first hand.

about two weeks ago

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