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Should Disney Require Its Employees To Be Vaccinated?

RockClimbingFool Re:Yes. (663 comments)

...but being a raging alcoholic is just dandy. They don't test for that.

about two weeks ago
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Hands On With Microsoft's Holographic Goggles

RockClimbingFool Re:Still doesn't make sense (171 comments)

Think of the scene in the matrix where operators are guiding ships in and out of Zion. There is a huge 3D interface for them to interact with.

You could eventually get right of ALL external displays. All of them. No longer would you need a tv in every room, or at all. The TV could be as big or as small as you want, any where you want.

You would no longer have to produce any external interfaces at all. Everything would be virtual, seamlessly integrated into your current environment, anywhere you are.

Imagine playing a shooting game where the enemy is seamlessly integrated into your house.

The possible applications for AR are truly astounding.

about two weeks ago
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Justified: Visual Basic Over Python For an Intro To Programming

RockClimbingFool C# (648 comments)

I don't really think you can beat C#. There is a freely available IDE. It creates applications for Windows (large install base). It is an object oriented language. The syntax is straightforward (you don't have to deal with complex point nomenclature, unless you want to for speed). Its a modern language that is as simple or complex as you want.

about two weeks ago
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Internet Sales Tax Bill Dead In Congress

RockClimbingFool Re:Ok, they got ONE right... (257 comments)

So according to this website, the device tax will bring in $29 Billion over the next 10 years.

So are they going to pass another tax to offset that missing revenue? Probably not. Any calls for repealing any revenue generating aspect of the ACA must be offset with revenue from somewhere else. As crappy as the ACA may or may not be, it is one of the few programs passed by Congress that have built in funding mechanisms.

That is why the ACA will work to some degree. But its still benefiting a particular industry (insurance) by allowing them to take 10% off the top of all healthcare spending. They have to be eliminated at some point.

about 3 months ago
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Amazon's Echo: a $200, Multi-Function, Audio-Centric Device

RockClimbingFool Re:Jack of all trades (129 comments)

While I watch plenty of content from Amazon Prime, Netflix and HBOgo, the lack of an officially supported USB port to play media single handedly caused me to buy a Roku 3, instead of a Fire TV.

about 3 months ago
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Antares Rocket Explodes On Launch

RockClimbingFool Re:Orbital (443 comments)

Orbital is using the Russian engines for one reason and one reason only, they are procuring them at dirt cheap prices from some oligarch in Russia. That's it.

They can say how innovative they are, and how superior their design is, etc. But its all window dressing.

They build a business model based on procuring unknown hardware off the back of a shady box truck.

about 3 months ago
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Creationism Conference at Michigan State University Stirs Unease

RockClimbingFool Re:Completely appropriate venue (1007 comments)

Teach the controversy! Right?

At some point, certain ideas simply need to be put to rest. Flat earthers, people who think storks deliver babies, you name it.

Creationists, by their own admission, will never change their hypothesis due to contradictory evidence. How can you have a debate?

about 3 months ago
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Creationism Conference at Michigan State University Stirs Unease

RockClimbingFool Re:Why at a place of learning? (1007 comments)

Scientists aren't picking sides. That is the whole point. You develop a theory for how things happen based on collected evidence and derivations. If your hypothesis doesn't fit the data, it isn't valid.

It doesn't matter how much contrary evidence you provide against creationists. By their own definitions, they can never be falsified. How do you debate that?

about 3 months ago
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Speed Cameras In Chicago Earn $50M Less Than Expected

RockClimbingFool Re:Easy to solve - calibrate them to overestimate (398 comments)

Your post.... is nothing but unsubstantiated, self deluded non sense.

Where are the studies to validate you expansive insight into the behavior of motorists?

Keep looking, the only thing you are going to find is if you want to make intersections safer, you expand those timings. You do it, even if people run the yellows and reds. The only thing that matters is a statistical tracking of accident rates at each individual intersection. Not how much people violate yellow lights.

about 3 months ago
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Outsourced Tech Jobs Are Increasingly Being Automated

RockClimbingFool Re: Monitoring software (236 comments)

Its called the "Fuck You, I've Got Mine" management philosophy. Obviously boristdog has gotten his (he is going to be retired soon), so fuck all those lower level programmers. They deserve to eat from the dumpster.

Bravo.

about 4 months ago
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NASA Study: Ocean Abyss Has Not Warmed

RockClimbingFool Re: Thermal capacity of rock? (295 comments)

This article is terribly written. Some scientists wanted to see how far down ocean heating goes. As it turns out, not much. That means some of the sequestered methane hydrates on the ocean floor may not pop as fast, since the temperatures at those depths are not rising as fast as they could be. This does not mean the first 2000m of ocean is not heating. Quite to the contrary, it's heating plenty fast. The net result is these two disjointed articles combined into a cluster of easily mis-interpreted sound bites. The ocean is heating. It's also heating in a very stratified way. Most of the heat is concentrated in the top 2000m.

about 4 months ago
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Piracy Police Chief Calls For State Interference To Stop Internet "Anarchy"

RockClimbingFool Re:Police?? (302 comments)

I mean this is basically Fascism, right? Corporations acting as though they are a state agency, with all the powers of investigation, arrest, etc?

about 4 months ago
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The Great Lightbulb Conspiracy

RockClimbingFool Re:I'm sold on LED bulbs... (602 comments)

I currently have these installed in my exterior can lights that shine down from the soffits.

http://www.amazon.com/Feit-R20...

They are brighter than the CFL bulbs they replaced. They have lasted 1 month so far of continuous nighttime usage. They stay on all night long and are turned off in the morning.

about 4 months ago
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The Great Lightbulb Conspiracy

RockClimbingFool Re:I'm sold on LED bulbs... (602 comments)

I have bought 8 of the 65W equivalent LED bulbs that go into can lighting, from COSTCO.

I have can lights around the outside of my house and turn them on and leave them on overnight. I then turn them off come morning.

The CFLs I had in there previously would burn out. Ever other month, I was replacing a CFL.

The LEDs I replaced them with seem brighter, use half the wattage and could be dimmable if I add a dimmer switch.

So far I am happy. If i can make it 6 months without replacing one, I will be ecstatic.

about 4 months ago
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Physicist Claims Black Holes Mathematically Don't Exist

RockClimbingFool Re:Hmmm ... (356 comments)

She isn't assuming that stars are uniform, perfect density, simplistic objects. Its more of a simple design reference condition to put in a model, to verify the model output realistic results.

If the model doesn't work for a simplified, idealistic object (that is straightforward to calculate), then its not going to work on complicated, real universe objects.

about 4 months ago
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Physicist Claims Black Holes Mathematically Don't Exist

RockClimbingFool Re:Black holes are real, we observe them all the t (356 comments)

But I believe this paper isn't disproving that. I think its saying all of that mass doesn't go to a point of infinite density, due to other known phenomena that keep it from happening.

about 4 months ago
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Users Report Warping of Apple's iPhone 6 Plus

RockClimbingFool Re:Not just iPhone (421 comments)

I have a Lumia 1520, with a 6" screen. It fits in my pocket. I can walk around, sit in my car, sit at my desk, you name it. The phone doesn't break or warp.

about 4 months ago
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Massive Study Searching For Genes Behind Intelligence Finds Little

RockClimbingFool Re:In other words nobody is born smart (269 comments)

Did those twin studies include twins that were separated into different socioeconomic groups? Or just different families, but similar socioeconomic status?

I have a feeling it all comes down to socioeconomic status. You end up with a better diet, better learning environment, etc. Its not necessarily the status itself that gives the better outcomes, its all the extra benefits that status provides.

about 5 months ago
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Site of 1976 "Atomic Man" Accident To Be Cleaned

RockClimbingFool Re:Faith in God (299 comments)

Me drinking on Sundays doesn't affect you. Me getting married doesn't affect you. Me getting an abortion doesn't affect you. Me murdering you affects you.

One of those things is not the other, one of those things is not the same.

about 7 months ago
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Site of 1976 "Atomic Man" Accident To Be Cleaned

RockClimbingFool Re:Faith in God (299 comments)

The only religious people I know of that have their beliefs disparaged are those who wish to impose those beliefs on others through the force of law.

You don't like gay marriage? Don't get gay married. Don't like abortions? Don't get one. Fully fund pre AND post natal care. Provide free contraception. Stop trying to force a reading from certain religious to start every government open meeting. Stop trying to keep people from buying alcohol on Sundays. The list goes on and on.

Its ok to hold beliefs those things above are bad or immoral. Don't get the government to enforce your morals on others.

about 7 months ago

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