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Man Walks Past Security Screening Staring At iPad, Causing Airport Evacuation

Triklyn Re:Walked past Security Theatre (215 comments)

in terms of economic damage, 9-11 cost bin laden... what 50 million. the return on his investment is still being paid. that's like 3 orders of magnitude in reaction/overreaction.

12 hours ago
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Which Cars Get the Most Traffic Tickets?

Triklyn Re:Study is quite incomplete (246 comments)

never sped, always figured, going 75 in a 65 will maybe shave off 10 minutes... maybe, which is completely negated and them some if i get pulled over, even if i don't end up getting a ticket. also, for some reason i'm under the impression that the closer i can get to 50 the better my fuel mileage will be.

incidentally, when i drive i don't really look at my odometer anymore, i just tend to be extremely comfortable at posted to +5 of posted speeds.

12 hours ago
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Octopus-Inspired Robot Matches Real Octopus For Speed

Triklyn Re:conflicted (71 comments)

as long as they are trying to hurt the people trying to hurt me, i'm fine with it.

about a week ago
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Physicist Claims Black Holes Mathematically Don't Exist

Triklyn Re:yet more proof (356 comments)

you really gotta specify male homosapiens? .... or homosapiens for that matter? i take issue with your redundancy.

about a week ago
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How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

Triklyn Re:All too often (794 comments)

:) you must not believe much then, or have a lotta time on your hands.

I trust, that A) if i had the time, inclination or knowledge, that i could reproduce any experiment that i read about. and that B) people with that inclination and knowledge, but maybe not the time have made sure that the experimental method was spot on because C) scientists are people and people are dicks and tearing down a bad idea is almost as good as having a good one.

this is why i'm ok with believing research papers, but you know, never the interpretation of a journalist. Also, this doesn't hold true for maths, that shit is just insane. and i don't believe a word of it.

about a week ago
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How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

Triklyn Re:suffice it to say (794 comments)

:) he meant to say "sciencing"

about a week ago
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How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

Triklyn Re:The article is more extreme than the summary (794 comments)

this is not a problem with the public, nor with the politics, nor with the author of the report. The public can't delve into every report. the politician is trying win, and the author is doing his job... we pay people to tell us when someone in teh public eye is full of shit... it's called journalism. The first amendment is the most important in the US, and some of its tenants criminally undervalued in our northern neighbor.

about a week ago
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How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

Triklyn Re:Science vs Faith (794 comments)

:P

fine, i append an "in general" somewhere in my original post. Honestly i don't care where. the point being, yeah, we got an idea of the "hardness" of fire... it just isn't very informative or useful.

about a week ago
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How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

Triklyn Re:Science vs Faith (794 comments)

i take issue with your definition of "actively"... an old flap of skin in your digestive tract that has all forms of filth and crud in it, which can sometimes kill you... yeah, it's a healthy active organ alright.

also... was repopulating the gut flora after illness really an issue prior to the advent of antibiotics?

about a week ago
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How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

Triklyn Re:Science vs Faith (794 comments)

i am so made that i cannot belive :)

i do not believe that there's any choice in your beliefs, only willful rejection of those that you wish to not be true.

I do not choose what i believe, my belief is a construct of what i know, what i am and how i perceive the world. belief is not a choice that one can alter through willpower alone.

about a week ago
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How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

Triklyn Re:In lost the will to live ... (794 comments)

... are you suggesting that a behavioral phenomenon that presents in multiple experiements would fail?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C...

we're crappy enough machines that the wrong color can mess up our day. statistics looks at populations and is pretty damn good on that level.

about two weeks ago
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How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

Triklyn Re:Circular "reasoning" (794 comments)

I'm more inclined to believe that it is the christian definition of good that has evolved to conform with the universal than the other way around. Old testament to new, moderation inclusion... and less stoning and raping.

new testament to today has seen the end of witch burning, jew-baiting, raping and pillaging, slavery, homophobia, gender equality... and tolerance for atheism. or you know, it's getting there.

I read an interesting thing. There was a small jewish haven in shanghai during World War II. The big problem was that shanghai had fallen under japanese control. When the rabbi in charge of the refugees was brought before the japanese commander in charge of the city's occupation the commander asked him why the germans wanted them so badly. The rabbi simply responded it was because the jews were short and had dark hair. The commander ended up not handing them over to the germans.

about two weeks ago
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How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

Triklyn Re:In lost the will to live ... (794 comments)

is "i'm not a sadist because i'm not sadistic" any less valid than "i'm not a sadist because sadism is evil?"

there is no reason that i shouldn't be a criminal, my life would be less fulfilling if i were, and shorter and more painful... you know, which come to think of it are pretty good reasons... but there's no worldview stopping me.

a confluence of genetic, evolutionary and environmental factors has influenced my worldview to where it is today.

I will follow the golden rule, because I don't like the person I would be if I didn't.

I am.

about two weeks ago
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How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

Triklyn Re:Welcome to our world... :) (794 comments)

:) I think we probably have a slight over-representation... why entire groups of religious folks shun the devilry of the glowing boxes. I mean, the amish alone.

about two weeks ago
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How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

Triklyn Re:Science vs Faith (794 comments)

um... doesn't hardness hold an inverse relationship with density? and fire being pretty damn... not dense, would make its hardness pretty not.

how hard is ice? how hard is ice cream? how hard is melty ice cream? how hard is water? how hard is water vapor? and you've got the continuum.

just because you've never asked the question before, and the answer is stupid and pointless, doesn't mean it makes no sense.

about two weeks ago
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Kickstarter Lays Down New Rules For When a Project Fails

Triklyn Re:Risk aversion (203 comments)

my point of view has always been "i'm going to throw some money into this future product. I may or may not see any kind of product if I contribute, but i sure as hell won't see a product if i don't." that's when i really want a product to work out. If i'm just "kinda" into it, i'll just wait for them to release and order it then.

about two weeks ago
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Astronomers Find Star-Within-a-Star, 40 Years After First Theorized

Triklyn Re:Wait, these are for real? (72 comments)

yeah, that 2 order of magnitude correction did a lot :)

about two weeks ago

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