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

Talderas Re: So? (385 comments)

You didn't read the summary or the article as the line...

During one week, the most metabolically active male burned an average of 3,450 calories per day, while the least metabolically active female expended 1,475 calories per day.

Was in both places.

8 hours ago
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The Bogus Batoid Submarine is Wooden, not Yellow (Video)

Talderas Submersible or Submarine (35 comments)

Assemble pedants! Which is it?

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

Talderas Re: So? (385 comments)

Least active female versus most active male. The comparison isn't useful as you need comparable activity levels in order to generate comparable data. Comparing least active female against most active male is dishonest spin meant to feed an agenda.

8 hours ago
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Safercar.gov Overwhelmed By Recall For Deadly Airbags

Talderas Re:Why a government site? (114 comments)

Slashdot hates dealerships because Tesla Motors.

9 hours ago
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3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

Talderas Re:good (297 comments)

And you, like all the other fools, think that the terrorists fail if they fail to blow up airplanes. If you would note I used the term air travellers which is a term that is not limited to passengers on the plane but also inclusive of all individuals in the terminal that have recently debarked from flights or are waiting to board flights. Additionally this also includes all the air travellers who are packed into the lines at the TSA security check points. There has been a very minor decrease in risk exposure for air travellers on planes and in the terminal however there has been a massive increase in the risk exposure of air travellers in the TSA lines compared against the metal detector lines that used to be utilized. You can also verify this by looking at the average time spent to get into the terminals being greater than from before the TSA and that's with the policy changes that only permitted air travellers to enter the terminal while family was forced to wait outside. This has caused a significant risk exposure that more than offsets the decrease in risk exposure elsewhere. A terrorist doesn't even need a boarding pass to be a threat to the air travellers in the TSA line. All he needs to do is have an explosive strapped to him and wait until he's in a sufficient pack of air travellers to detonate. Air travellers are only most densely packed while on the plane itself. The damage and loss of life in these lines will be greater than anything that could be done in the terminal.

How do you counteract that? Pray tell.

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

Talderas Re:Women prefer male bosses (385 comments)

You jest but just wait until we run into our first WAAAAAAAAGHHHH! out in the cold cold reachs of space. You'll be glad we sent those space dwarves.

yesterday
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3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

Talderas Re:good (297 comments)

TSA security checkpoints have only made it easier for terrorists to kill air travelers.

yesterday
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Manga Images Depicting Children Lead to Conviction in UK

Talderas Re:Good riddance. (448 comments)

"Badly written" is an extraneous modifier for fanfic.

yesterday
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The Largest Ship In the World Is Being Built In Korea

Talderas Re:Ho-lee-crap (265 comments)

Battleships in WW2 were used mostly for shore bombardment and help with anti-aircraft screens.

North Carolina class (2 total) - 15 40mm bofors, 75 single/dual mix 20mm
South Dakota class (4 total) - 17 40mm bofots, 77 single/dual mix 20mm
Iowa class (4 total) - 20 40mm bofors, 49 single 20mm

You could also take the bofor and multiply out by 4.

North Carolina class - 60 40mm guns, 75 20mm guns, 135 total
South Dakota class - 68 40mm guns, 77 20mm guns, 145 total
Iowa class- 80 40mm guns, 49 20mm guns, 129 total

Comparatively, the Fletcher-class destroyer which was the most common destroyer in WW2 was fitted with five twin 40mm bofors (ten 40mm guns) and seven single 20mm. Some versions had two quad bofors and three twin bofors (14 40mm guns vs 10) along with six dual 20mm instead of seven single 20mm (12 20mm guns vs 7). The Allen Sumner-class destroyer had 12 40mm, later upgraded to 16, and 10 20mm out of the dock. The Gearing-class destroyer had 12 40mm guns, later upgraded to 16, and 11 20mm guns. Most of the battleships built during WW2 were worth at least four destroyers in anti-air flak and it was far more concentrated. With the armor and anti-air flak the newer battleships were truly well designed to be flag vessels for the fleet. The carriers were reliant on their escort surface vessels as well as their escort planes. They were also typically slower than the battleships.

yesterday
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The Largest Ship In the World Is Being Built In Korea

Talderas Re:Ho-lee-crap (265 comments)

They will be the largest ships. The Seawise Giant and the Batillus-class supertankers have all been scrapped and no longer exist except as history.

yesterday
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The Largest Ship In the World Is Being Built In Korea

Talderas Re:Ho-lee-crap (265 comments)

1937-1946 were the years that I did a by year breakdown rather than jumping every 5 years. The list I posted as a comment was also what I consider major vessels which I consider to bottom out at destroyers and submarines. I don't consider amphibious craft, frigates, pt boats, or other auxilliary surface boats to be major vessels. I also consider battleships, carriers, and some heavy cruisers (like the Alaska class) to be capital ships with most heavy cruisers, light cruisers, destroyers, submarines, and escort carriers not capital ships.

To say the least, it was pretty obvious that we were gearing for war even if we hadn't yet officially declared war.

yesterday
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The Largest Ship In the World Is Being Built In Korea

Talderas Re:Ho-lee-crap (265 comments)

7/1/31 - 12 Battleships, 3 Carriers, 20 Cruisers, 87 Destroyers, 56 Submarines, 308 Total Active Ships
9/1/37 - 15 Battleships, 3 Carriers, 27 Cruisers, 111 Destroyers, 52 Submarines, 335 Total Active Ships
6/30/38 - 15 Battleships, 5 Carriers, 32 Cruisers, 112 Destroyers, 54 Submarines, 380 Total Active Ships
6/30/39 - 15 Battleships, 5 Carriers, 36 Cruisers, 127 Destroyers, 58 Submarines, 394 Total Active Ships
6/30/40 - 15 Battleships, 6 Carriers, 37 Cruisers, 185 Destroyers, 64 Submarines, 478 Total Active Ships
12/7/41 - 17 Battleships, 7 Carriers, 1 Escort Carriers, 37 Cruisers, 171 Destroyers, 112 Submarines, 790 Total Active Ships
12/31/42 - 19 Battleships, 4 Carriers, 12 Escort Carriers, 39 Cruisers, 224 Destroyers, 133 Submarines, 1782 Total Active Ships (growth here was in an explosion of Patrol Boats)
12/31/43 - 21 Battleships, 19 Carriers, 35 Escort Carriers, 48 Cruisers, 332 Destroyers, 172 Submarines, 3699 Total Active Ships (Frigates, PT Boats and Amphibious Craft covers most of the growth)
12/31/44 - 23 Battleships, 25 Carriers, 65 Escort Carriers, 61 Cruisers, 367 Destroyers, 230 Submarines, 6084 Total Active Ships (Amphibious Craft and Auxiliaries covered most of the growth)
8/14/45 - 23 Battleships, 28 Carriers, 71 Escort Carriers, 72 Cruisers, 377 Destroyers, 232 Submarines, 6768 Total Active Ships (Amphibious Craft and Auxiliaries covered most of the growth)
6/30/46 - 10 Battleships, 15 Carriers, 10 Escort Carriers, 36 Cruisers, 145 Destroyers, 85 Submarines, 1248 Total Active Ships
6/30/50 - 1 Battleship, 11 Carriers, 4 Escort Carriers, 13 Cruisers, 137 Destroyers, 72 Submarines, 634 Total Active Ships
6/30/55 - 3 Battleships, 21 Carriers, 3 Escort Carriers, 17 Cruisers, 249 Destroyers, 108 Submarines,1 SSG/SSBNS, 1030 Total Active Ships
6/30/60 - 23 Carriers, 13 Cruisers, 226 Destroyers, 106 Submarines, 7 SSG/SSBNS, 812 Total Active Ships
6/30/65 - 25 Carriers, 27 Cruisers, 221 Destroyers, 104 Submarines, 30 SSG/SSBNS, 880 Total Active Ships
6/30/70 - 19 Carriers, 31 Cruisers, 155 Destroyers, 103 Submarines, 41 SSG/SSBNS, 743 Total Active Ships
6/30/75 - 15 Carriers, 27 Cruisers, 102 Destroyers, 75 Submarines, 41 SSBNS, 559 Total Active Ships
9/30/80 - 13 Carriers, 26 Cruisers, 94 Destroyers, 82 Submarines, 40 SSBNS, 530 Total Active Ships
9/30/85 - 13 Carriers, 30 Cruisers, 69 Destroyers, 100 Submarines, 37 SSBNS, 571 Total Active Ships
9/30/90 - 13 Carriers, 43 Cruisers, 57 Destroyers, 93 Submarines, 33 SSBNS, 570 Total Active Ships
9/30/95 - 12 Carriers, 32 Cruisers, 47 Destroyers, 83 Submarines, 16 SSBNS, 392 Total Active Ships
9/30/00 - 12 Carriers, 27 Cruisers, 54 Destroyers, 56 Submarines, 18 SSBNS, 318 Total Active Ships
9/30/05 - 12 Carriers, 23 Cruisers, 46 Destroyers, 54 Submarines, 14 SSBN, 4 SSGN, 282 Total Active Ships
9/30/10 - 11 Carrires, 22 Cruisers, 59 Destroyers, 53 Submarines, 14 SSBN, 4 SSGN, 288 Total Active Ships

yesterday
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The Physics of Why Cold Fusion Isn't Real

Talderas Re:Here are your odds (345 comments)

You'll have had plenty of years to hone your yelling at kids to make them get off your lawn.

2 days ago
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As Prison Population Sinks, Jails Are a Steal

Talderas Re:Statistics and.. (407 comments)

They do not incarcerate 50,000 convictions that they otherwise would have and that there is 1-2 additional property crimes each year for each conviction not incarcerated. So that means there's between 50,000-100,000 additional property crimes each year?

4 days ago
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As Prison Population Sinks, Jails Are a Steal

Talderas Re:Prison population (407 comments)

It's 18% who are good at math you dolt! 2+8 to zero out the ones place then 9+1 to get it to 100%

4 days ago
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Lockheed Claims Breakthrough On Fusion Energy Project

Talderas Re:Of course! (564 comments)

No height would be a height of 0. It's a known value. That comic is more akin to a height of infinity.

about a week ago
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Pentagon Unveils Plan For Military's Response To Climate Change

Talderas Re:For everything there is a season (228 comments)

SARS is a virus that had a mortality rate of about 9.3% but is disproportionately affected the elderly and those with other respiratory illness much like influenza. The SARS virus itself is not typically the immediate cause of death but instead the patient usually dies from pneumonia caused by a secondary, typically bacterial, infection. Ebola is a virus which has a 70+% mortality rate and it is not disproportionate in who is killed by it. Instead of causing a situation which allows another cause to cause the patient to expire, ebola directly kills the patient through organ failure caused by cells bursting after being infected by virus.

about a week ago
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Netflix Video Speed On FiOS Doubles After Netflix-Verizon Deal

Talderas Re:Boycott will end this in less than a week (204 comments)

If you look at the settlement free peering policies for providers you will find that the traffic balance can rarely exceed 1.8:1. Level 3 is a bit shady, in my opinion, in that they don't, at least publicly, list the ratio they are looking for but instead state "as close to even".

about a week ago
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Who's In Charge During the Ebola Crisis?

Talderas Re:Ebola Victims Died To Pay the Wages of Your Rac (279 comments)

My best shot at a response is: probably no one is going to drop infectious ebola waste on Louisianans as punishment for being racists.

Probably?

about a week ago

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