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Ask Stewart Brand About Protecting Resources and Reviving Extinct Species

TheTurtlesMoves Re:Which Species, and Why? (59 comments)

I have worked with this data. Its very short fragments and are far from complete. Hell even modern genomes are far from complete. We know that DNA is simply not long term stable unless preserved at very cold temperatures. Temperatures that just have not been around on earth for that long in a single location.

about 3 months ago
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California City Considers Restarting Desalination Plant To Fight Drought

TheTurtlesMoves Re:And with that yoiu get POWER! (420 comments)

No you can't. There is entropy change pulling salt out of the water, that is the free energy of a system with a pile of salt and some fresh water is higher than with the two mixed. You must provide that energy. It turns out that energy is quite a bit and the pressure from the tides is not enough. Unless your reverse osmosis membrane has a min pressure across it, it won't work. Also you don't go as far as salt crystals because you need even more energy as the salt concentration increases. Thus you dump brine (extra salty sea water) back into the ocean.

about 3 months ago
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California City Considers Restarting Desalination Plant To Fight Drought

TheTurtlesMoves Re:And with that yoiu get POWER! (420 comments)

Run the numbers and you'll see why it doesn't work any better. In particular the condensing side of things.

about 3 months ago
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California City Considers Restarting Desalination Plant To Fight Drought

TheTurtlesMoves Re:And with that yoiu get POWER! (420 comments)

Reverse Osmosis also has problems with the filters clogging. Larger plants use flash evaporation. This can use low grade waste heat from a power station.

about 3 months ago
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Chernobyl's Sarcophagus, Redux

TheTurtlesMoves Re:Getting it done, again. (121 comments)

Low level waste is just that. Its stuff that may have some very low induced activity, typically from some exposure to neutrons. Most of the activity is gone after a few hours and almost all after a year or two. Activity is often so low you don't need special handling equipment.

This NOTHING like spent fuel waste.

about 3 months ago
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Star Wars: Episode VII Cast Officially Announced

TheTurtlesMoves Re:Certain Disappointment (325 comments)

Only to a gamma Nazi. Guess how intellectual you are coming across.

about 3 months ago
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Star Wars: Episode VII Cast Officially Announced

TheTurtlesMoves Re:Certain Disappointment (325 comments)

Yea, all he does is take a few 10s to 100M dollars and turn it into 500M or more. Sure glad i don't have to share an office with that loser!

about 3 months ago
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Star Wars: Episode VII Cast Officially Announced

TheTurtlesMoves Re:Certain Disappointment (325 comments)

So your saying your idea of intellectualism is star trek? Your not as intellectual as you think you are. The old star trek was hardly intellectual, unless you are 5.

about 3 months ago
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3 Former Astronauts: Earth-Asteroid Collisions Are a Real But Preventable Danger

TheTurtlesMoves Re:I am all for this research (71 comments)

Wrong. Don't pass go don't collect $200. Sure solar activity follows an 11 year cycle. But that simply means that the probability changes over that 11 years.. a bit. But not much. Its like having a 11 year cycle on how many lotto tickets you buy. Still does not make these events overdue.

The sun does not sit there and go "haven't sent a big flare in the direction of earth for 30 years.. better do one now". The chance of one in the next 11 years is no different from the last 11 years. Yea i have a masters in Astrophysics. Yes this is what the Scientist say. Not some uninformed /. who clearly knows nothing about statistics or the physics behind them.

about 3 months ago
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MIT Designs Tsunami Proof Floating Nuclear Reactor

TheTurtlesMoves Re:Step 2. (218 comments)

These are not know for the low cost.

about 3 months ago
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MIT Designs Tsunami Proof Floating Nuclear Reactor

TheTurtlesMoves Re:Step 2. (218 comments)

Thorium is *not* proven. A small pilot plant that didn't even do *any* breading whatsoever didn't go horribly wrong. Its didn't go all right either. Pebble bed reactors proponents made similar claims, see Germany experience of such a reactor.

about 3 months ago
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3 Former Astronauts: Earth-Asteroid Collisions Are a Real But Preventable Danger

TheTurtlesMoves Re:I am all for this research (71 comments)

We could also do well to have solar flare early warning and harden the power grid against the next Carrington event; which is overdue and expected every couple hundred years.

That is not how it works. Just because you haven't won lotto for the last 100 years does not make you more likely to win lotto this week because your "overdue".

If the chance of it happening is .5% per year, then it not happening for 200 years means the probability of the event next year is *still .5%*.

about 3 months ago
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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 6 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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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