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FDA Approves Implantable Vagus Nerve Disruptor For Weight Loss

TheTurtlesMoves Re:You gotta be kidding me... (168 comments)

Diets and supplements is 10B a year industry and won't go away anytime soon. Also don't forget that average effects is not the same as specific effects. We know that metabolism variation among individuals is pretty huge.

about two weeks ago
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Hotel Group Asks FCC For Permission To Block Some Outside Wi-Fi

TheTurtlesMoves Re:Interesting (293 comments)

Personally i can put up with rats in the toilet if i have WiFi.

On a more serious note. It is only the top end expensive places that charge for internet. The backpackers and cheap motels i have stayed not only have free internet, but it was fast as well. Hell even some campsites i have been too have free internet.

about a month ago
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Terrestrial Gamma Ray Bursts Very Common

TheTurtlesMoves Re:Put up your deflector shields (70 comments)

Technospeak in star trek is called techobabble.It is actually a thing, about mixing words that make no sense at all, to sound technical. It has less chance of becoming tomorrow future reality than Harry fucking Potter.

about a month ago
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"Star Trek 3" To Be Helmed By "Fast & Furious" Franchise Director Justin Lin

TheTurtlesMoves Re:Nonstop action? Whattabore. (332 comments)

Yea alot of the old shit was done to a very low standard. I mean really Shit Standard. These days we demand stuff that is better. Just because its old doesn't make it good.

Sure it may have seemed good the first time because you where like 5 years old. Trek was and always will be "pop" TV and Cinema.

about a month ago
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Terrestrial Gamma Ray Bursts Very Common

TheTurtlesMoves Re:The Earth is connected (70 comments)

the electric sun theory explains exactly nothing. The electric universe theory explains even less. Your explanation makes less sense than the star trek technospeak.

about a month and a half ago
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Bellard Creates New Image Format To Replace JPEG

TheTurtlesMoves Re: Ok, looks good (377 comments)

Its uses the new H26 whatever codec and it has over 50 patents claimed. That is what licensing.

about a month and a half ago
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Warmer Pacific Ocean Could Release Millions of Tons of Methane

TheTurtlesMoves Re:How about a straight answer? (329 comments)

We will now have world peace since you sorted that out.

about 1 month ago
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Warmer Pacific Ocean Could Release Millions of Tons of Methane

TheTurtlesMoves Re:How about a straight answer? (329 comments)

As long as someone else is *paying*. That is where most of the argument really goes. Whos fault hence whos paying.

about 1 month ago
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Does Being First Still Matter In America?

TheTurtlesMoves Re: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Moon (247 comments)

If the machines where given a similar mass budget to human crews. Sure they could.

Right now the machines we send and tiny fractions of the mass budget (and cash budget) that people compare to manned missions. And yet the machines still get more done.

about 2 months ago
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Physicist Kip Thorne On the Physics of "Interstellar"

TheTurtlesMoves Re:Confession - I didn't like Interstellar (289 comments)

I got a better plan. Build green houses with lights. Much easier than moving humanity around. Seriously sci fi misses the most obvious stuff.

about 2 months ago
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Physicist Kip Thorne On the Physics of "Interstellar"

TheTurtlesMoves Re:"Physics" (289 comments)

Wormholes and Alcubierre warp drives are both constructs within the framework of the currently-accepted physical theories

Err no they are not. First of all the all violate energy principals widely accepted to hold. Second they need *negative mass* that has *zero* theoretical underpinnings. That is, withing the currently accepted physical theories they are quite impossible. Then add the fact that the basic Alcubierre drive needs more energy than the visible universe and is causally disconnected from the rest of the universe....

We find maths that describes reality, not the other way round. A good example is how high will a ball go when thrown upwards at a given speed. One of the solutions can give a complex number. We just ignore it as physically impossible.

Just because the math has a solution in some abstract mathematical sense does not mean is represents anything to do with reality.

about 2 months ago
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Physicist Kip Thorne On the Physics of "Interstellar"

TheTurtlesMoves Re:So it is not an accurate Documentary Film? (289 comments)

The thing that is not plausible, is that relocating a substantial part of humanity off planet is easier than building a lot of green houses with hydroponics or areo poinics.. or just plane old green houses.

about 2 months ago
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Physicist Kip Thorne On the Physics of "Interstellar"

TheTurtlesMoves Re:You will not go to wormhole today. (289 comments)

Thermodynamics doesn't apply at large scales. Relativity doesn't necessarily conserve energy, for example; where does the energy from red-shifted photons go?

That is a fairly easy undergrad problem. It is very easy to show thermodynamics, conversation of energy, conservation of momentum and everything else is *not* violated in *all* frames of reference.

about 2 months ago
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Physicist Kip Thorne On the Physics of "Interstellar"

TheTurtlesMoves Re:You will not go to wormhole today. (289 comments)

Gravity waves travel at the speed of light. Not faster. Quantum entanglement does not affect anything. It is a mathematical construct to derive the outcomes of measurements. It has been proven many many times that no information or anything else for that matter is "transmitted", let alone faster than light.

about 2 months ago
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Physicist Kip Thorne On the Physics of "Interstellar"

TheTurtlesMoves Re:Total Boondoggle (289 comments)

Current evidence is not "slightly suggest", it is more like very nearly certainly impossible.

about 2 months ago
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Does Being First Still Matter In America?

TheTurtlesMoves Re:A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Moon (247 comments)

Of course machines could have done all that as well. And cheaper too. And if you did get unlucky and killed a few "best of the best" robots. It won't be a media disaster.

about 2 months ago
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Lessons Learned From Google's Green Energy Bust

TheTurtlesMoves Re:What does it mean? (222 comments)

What the fuck is wrong with you people. Half the species have/will go extinct but it has *nothing* to do with oil.

It is farming and fishing.

about 2 months ago
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Lessons Learned From Google's Green Energy Bust

TheTurtlesMoves Re:Simple (222 comments)

Yea like anyone wants to discussion anything with an fucking gramma Nazi.

about 2 months ago
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Lessons Learned From Google's Green Energy Bust

TheTurtlesMoves Re:Simple (222 comments)

What Greenpeace opposes would fill a warehouse. Does any sane person listen to them anymore.

about 2 months ago
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The Strangeness of the Mars One Project

TheTurtlesMoves Re:Uh, simple (246 comments)

Apart from the cold, there is no atmosphere, so exposure to the outside will cause ruptures in the cell walls, with consequent death directly after. You body is a bag of water made of billions of bags of water: they will burst on contact with the vacuum of Mars.

Turns out that this is not the case. On the order of 90 seconds total vacuum should not kill you if you get recompressed. Our skin is not just for looks, but provides significant protection. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S...

about 3 months ago

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EU pushes Canada to drop first-sale principle

TheTurtlesMoves TheTurtlesMoves writes  |  more than 5 years ago

TheTurtlesMoves (1442727) writes "Once an artist sells a creative work, should she get a cut of any future resales of that same work? The EU says yes at least for some types of works, and it wants Canada to see things its way. I didn't even know that the EU did this. However it does not cover everything, from the article: Europe's Directive 2001/84/EC says that the right covers only "works of graphic or plastic art such as pictures, collages, paintings, drawings, engravings, prints, lithographs, sculptures, tapestries, ceramics, glassware and photographs, provided they are made by the artist himself or are copies considered to be original works of art.""
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