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Experiment Shows Caffeine Boosts Long Term Memory

TheTurtlesMoves Re:Real article behind paywall (123 comments)

No it doesn't. I have had things published in these journals. We do most of the work, the rest is reviews and editors give a few comments etc. There is very little editing anymore these days.

about 3 months ago
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Largest Bitcoin Mining Pool Pledges Not To Execute '51% Attack'

TheTurtlesMoves Re:To Big to Fail, Redux (351 comments)

And I suspect you have no clue what fracitional reserve lending is.

Most people don't. They assume its something the "evil" banks do to steal your money. Bitcoin fans seem to have even a poorer grasp that others on average. And yet one of the main bitcoin faqs points out that fractional banking is quite possible with bitcoin.

about 3 months ago
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Mars One Studying How To Maintain Communications With Mars 24/7

TheTurtlesMoves Re:Just need some relays (143 comments)

Well a 1 km cubic detector is not small, or the 20km particle acceleration to make the neutrinos. And after all that you going to have a very poor bit rate. Of course it still won't work since the sun pumps out a lot of neutrinos and that would kill the already very poor S/N ratio. The can go right through the sun... they can also go right through the detector.

about 3 months ago
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Mars One Studying How To Maintain Communications With Mars 24/7

TheTurtlesMoves Re: classy (143 comments)

And all that radiation goodness? What about that?

about 3 months ago
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New Study Shows One-Third of Americans Don't Believe In Evolution

TheTurtlesMoves Re:I believe it (1010 comments)

I am on these said papers so look them up yourself. And your still an idiot and have no idea what the scientific method is or how its applied outside myth busters. Try reading a bit of philosophy in science.

about 3 months ago
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Who Is Liable When a Self-Driving Car Crashes?

TheTurtlesMoves Re:Safety (937 comments)

I find this whole debate silly. Who is liable when breaks fail? when tires blow out? These things have happened and its has killed people. This is hardly a new precedent.

about 3 months ago
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New Study Shows One-Third of Americans Don't Believe In Evolution

TheTurtlesMoves Re:I believe it (1010 comments)

That "requirement" is ridiculousness. By that requirement we have never observed any particle's outside protons and electrons. We have never observed current (only indirect effects) ... etc. Its stupid.

We can use polymerize outside the cell, we can see the happen errors. I can't watch with my eyes... But if your going to say "that only real time counts" or some other absurd direct observation requirement whatever that means. Well there is about 98% of current "science" that hasn't even been observed and never ever will be.

about 3 months ago
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New Study Shows One-Third of Americans Don't Believe In Evolution

TheTurtlesMoves Re:I believe it (1010 comments)

We currently have never observed evolution occur (at a molecular scale).

Yes we have. Yes we do. We even have experimental evolution experiments now days.

about 3 months ago
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Citizen Science: Who Makes the Rules?

TheTurtlesMoves Re:Amateur chemistry is all but impossible now (189 comments)

The rules for that sort of thing are ridiculous. Its more or less impossible for the armature. Better off getting cosy with the local university or something.

about 4 months ago
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Citizen Science: Who Makes the Rules?

TheTurtlesMoves Re:Amateur chemistry is all but impossible now (189 comments)

You know i had this problem when i wanted 50% H2O2. The lab supplier said no, regardless of what paper work i came up with. But the industrial suppler was like "We don't sell one liter bottles, but 25kg is $50", which was about the same price as 1 liter from the lab suppler. I asked about permits etc. All i needed was a dangerous good vehicle if i was transporting more than 100kg. They also sold me some red fuming HNO3.

Turns out at least in some countries there is a lot of "assumed" laws that don't exist. And lab suppliers seem to be paranoid.

about 4 months ago
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Citizen Science: Who Makes the Rules?

TheTurtlesMoves Re:Question and answer (189 comments)

Very little science is done to 5 sigma, in fact almost none at all. Most is done to the classic 5% significant level, if that.

about 4 months ago
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Parents' Campaign Leads To Wi-Fi Ban In New Zealand School

TheTurtlesMoves Re:"Just let them have this one" (294 comments)

As sympathetic as I am to these people, no parent should have to outlive their child..

Where is that written. Not so long ago most families lost at least one child at young age. So its not even remotely historically accurate.

about 4 months ago
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NASA Could Explore Titan With Squishable 'Super Ball Bot'

TheTurtlesMoves Re:I thought the methane ocean was of interest? (59 comments)

This is in fact quite difficult. Sure in some sci fi story it works because you just arm wave all the details away. But when it really comes down to what can really work its more limited. First off methane is a poor universal solvent compared to water. This already makes things much more difficult. Second even the basic idea of a bi-lipid membrane doesn't even work in methane (its a non polar solvent). Its cold so reaction rates are low... etc....

Different building blocks is even more difficult. The classic argument is something based of silicon. If you have silicon you have carbon and carbon can just form so many more stable compounds that anything else, and vastly more than silicon. Life as we know it uses most of the periodic table. The is a really good argument to be made that life will be chemically similar to us. (ie water is the solvent, things based around carbon, some sort of information store like DNA).

about 4 months ago
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Memo To Parents and Society: Teen Social Media "Addiction" Is Your Fault

TheTurtlesMoves Re:Media Distortion (271 comments)

Well NZ public transport is crap. Its not all that bad. In fact moving from NZ to Austria was great for my daughter, as its one of the best public transport system in world and cheap. It gave her the freedom of a car before she could drive.

about 4 months ago
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Memo To Parents and Society: Teen Social Media "Addiction" Is Your Fault

TheTurtlesMoves Re:You mean like this? (271 comments)

I'm 38 and i can hear them. They don't work either.

about 4 months ago
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Memo To Parents and Society: Teen Social Media "Addiction" Is Your Fault

TheTurtlesMoves Re:yep, things have changed (271 comments)

Yea.. I am younger and we were like that. Best holidays ever. Especially once you have car. Of course the job to pay for the car and gas did cut into fun time a bit.

about 4 months ago
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Memo To Parents and Society: Teen Social Media "Addiction" Is Your Fault

TheTurtlesMoves Re:My Anecdote Does Not Support Assertion (271 comments)

My daughter is now 22 and living in a different country. But we had the same polices. Food, power, rent and video games are not free and i am not your cash cow. Also there is basic household cores that need to be done. Pull your weight or get your own place. In the end we made her get her own place. Mostly for being exceptionally rude to us. It help our relationship dramatically (shock horror power bills and *internet* bills made her panic). She still flunked school. But she is a stable happy person that is now working out whats next in life while she saves from a steady job.

about 4 months ago

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EU pushes Canada to drop first-sale principle

TheTurtlesMoves TheTurtlesMoves writes  |  more than 4 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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