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Terrestrial Gamma Ray Bursts Very Common

TheTurtlesMoves Re:The Earth is connected (69 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.

2 days 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.

4 days 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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks 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 a month 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 a month 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 a month 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 a month 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 a month ago
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Black Swan Author: Genetically Modified Organisms Risk Global Ruin

TheTurtlesMoves Re:oooh GMO is to oscary u guys! (432 comments)

Gene splicing is not particularly difficult..

Yes it is. Unless it is sticking into a bacterial vector, it is hard. Hell in in vectors getting everything right so that *anything* works at all is hard. For more complex organisms, its just either does nothing (silenced DNA) or kills the plant. Getting promoters and everything right is far from simple or straight forward.

about 2 months ago
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Black Swan Author: Genetically Modified Organisms Risk Global Ruin

TheTurtlesMoves Re:Nonsense. Again. (432 comments)

The point here is that the interactions of the systems we're dicking with are so complex that we have no possible way of even predicting the outcomes, never mind controlling them

If that were true. We wouldn't be able to put these genes in there in the first place. Just because it is too complex for you, or you are ignorant of what we can and do model. Doesn't mean other can't.

about 2 months ago
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Lockheed Claims Breakthrough On Fusion Energy Project

TheTurtlesMoves Re:that's misleading (571 comments)

Really. That is the best you can come up with. Conspiracy theory by the people actually trying to build these things?

Magic Liquid Thorium people... sheesh.

about 2 months ago
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Dwarf Galaxies Dim Hopes of Dark Matter

TheTurtlesMoves Re:Listen Up, Morons! (137 comments)

With topics like global warming, Scientist can do no wrong. When it comes to cosmology, every dipshit thinks they have the answer in 5 seconds flat.

You are wrong. If your weren't such a dipshit you would have bothered to read up on the data a little bit, and then you would know you where wrong before opening that mouth of yours.

about 2 months ago

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EU pushes Canada to drop first-sale principle

TheTurtlesMoves TheTurtlesMoves writes  |  about 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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