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Philae's Batteries Have Drained; Comet Lander Sleeps

Yoda222 Re:Who cares about the lander? (335 comments)

"social justice warrior" is only an insult when it comes from someone who think that the opposite, "asocial injustice coward" is a compliment.

5 days ago
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Philae's Batteries Have Drained; Comet Lander Sleeps

Yoda222 Re:Who cares about the lander? (335 comments)

I have both sciences, feminist and general news sources in my regular news feed. I've seen much more stuff about sciences than about shirt. Maybe you should reconsider your sources of information and remove some of the "feminist are devil" sources from them.

5 days ago
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Philae's Batteries Have Drained; Comet Lander Sleeps

Yoda222 Re:Fair-weather power sources are lame... (335 comments)

You cannot really blame ESA to not take into account Mars rovers solar panel problems. I think it's very difficult to take problems which happens after the launch of a spaceprobe during the design of this probe. Maybe ESA should hire some fortune teller?

5 days ago
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Boo! The House Majority PAC Is Watching You

Yoda222 No need for public record (468 comments)

I don't need to know if you have voted to send you two letters, one which says "You have a excellent voting record" and "You have a bad voting record". That's classic astrology stuff. Just send letters with something which applies to everyone. It's working, you have decided that the first one was a personalized letter and the second is one that they have send to everyone, while your neighbor that doesn't vote just think the opposite.

about three weeks ago
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Suspected Ebola carriers in the U.S. ...

Yoda222 Re:Ridiculous (349 comments)

If I decide to buy a new car because I think it's the best way to protected myself against the subway contamination, should he also reimburse me?

about three weeks ago
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Ebola Forecast: Scientists Release Updated Projections and Tracking Maps

Yoda222 Re:Politically correct travel restrictions claptra (294 comments)

The good time cannot be the time when he was back in the US. For him, the time is 21 days from the time he left West Africa (not from the US arrival), to see if anyone has been infected by the subway trip or bowling game it's 21 days from these events.

about three weeks ago
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Ebola Forecast: Scientists Release Updated Projections and Tracking Maps

Yoda222 Re:Politically correct travel restrictions claptra (294 comments)

So your point is that these people don't follow your advices (even if you are the top expert in epidemiology) and this as lead to a disastrous situation in the US

You mean the same experts who gave the OK for Amber Vinson to fly knowing she was exposed and had a fever?

How many people have been infected by contact with Amber Vinson?

Or the doctor who returned from Guinea who admitted he wasn't feeling good but decided to ride the subway multiple times, go bowling and eat out?

How many people have been infected by contact with this doctor?

about three weeks ago
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Proposed Penalty For UK Hackers Who "Damage National Security": Life

Yoda222 Re:Not inherently unreasonable (165 comments)

It's like software patent. Just add "with a computer" at the end and you get a new patent. Or a new crime, in this case.

about a month ago
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Antarctic Ice Loss Big Enough To Cause Measurable Shift In Earth's Gravity

Yoda222 Re:"Contrary to what we were sometimes taught" (232 comments)

The "gravity constant" that you are describing is the gravity acceleration at the earth surface due to the earth (where you may or may not have subtracted the centripetal acceleration due to the earth rotation) which changes with the position on earth mainly due to the fact that the distance from the surface to the center of the earth is changing (due to flattened at the poles and bulges at the equator). So this is more a change with location than a change with time. The ESA studies is more about the measurement of the earth gravitation from "outside" the earth, to create a model for orbit evolution with time. (Jn parameters, with n>= 2) And they study this evolution in time, for all location. So it's not exactly the same.

(Anyway, the g that you talk about can be seen as an evaluation of the Jx modelisation at earth surface so this is of course related. Bu the study is more about time change than space change)

about a month and a half ago
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Emma Watson Leaked Photo Threat Was a Plot To Attack 4chan

Yoda222 Re:Emma Watson is full of it (590 comments)

I think the elephant in the room is that most women have babies.

The share of women having babies in the women population is very close to the share of men having babies in the men population.

about 2 months ago
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South Australia Hits 33% Renewal Energy Target 6 Years Early

Yoda222 Re:costs (169 comments)

Insurance on your cars will not reduce your electricity bill. But reviking internet services, TV cable and cell phones will definitively reduce that cost, so yes, go for it.

about 2 months ago
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European Space Agency Picks Site For First Comet Landing In November

Yoda222 Re:A good slice of luck. (35 comments)

The goal is get more information about comets. The only way to reduce the luck in the mission is to get more information about comets. You could probably make two mission, the first one studying a comet, the second one having a landing device. But you will not be sure that the second comet that you visit is similar to the first one. And it will cost a lot more. So adding a secondary landing probe to Rosetta, even if it may fail, is a cheaper solution, yet relying on some luck.

about 2 months ago
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Obama Administration Seeks $58M To Put (Partly) Toward Fighting Ebola

Yoda222 Re:How about closing the border? (105 comments)

The comment doesn't speak about stopping immigration, it specifically refers to stopping Ebola by closing down (or quarantining) everyone coming from anywhere Africa. Including US citizen.

about 2 months ago
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Obama Administration Seeks $58M To Put (Partly) Toward Fighting Ebola

Yoda222 Re:How about closing the border? (105 comments)

You want to shut down all travels from Africa when only 4 countries have a significant number of Ebola case? You have no idea of the size of Africa, do you?

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft Defies Court Order, Will Not Give Emails To US Government

Yoda222 Re:customer-centric (419 comments)

The Irish employees don't have to obey US law, but they do have to obey their bosses who in turn do have to obey US law.t compel them to do anything.

Not if what the US bosses ask them something which is forbidden by Irish law.

about 3 months ago
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Software Error Caused Soyuz/Galileo Failure

Yoda222 Re:Not A SW error! (157 comments)

That's not what I understand from the article (my understanding of the article don't exclude your interpretation, but I see it differently) You are right, the control software of the Fregat did exactly what it was told to do (assuming the article is correct) but the input was wrong. But was the input directly done by an human or is it the result of another software (more likely) which had an error? If this is the case, then it's a software error. (this could also be an human input error before this software)

about 3 months ago
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Software Error Caused Soyuz/Galileo Failure

Yoda222 Re:"Programmers" shouldn't write critical software (157 comments)

From what I understand (but this article is reporting that some press agency report that someone unamed told them something... the result must be very accurate) it's more likely that a software A gives a bad result to the Fregat control software B. I'm not able to determine from the article is the software A is bad or if there was a bad input to software A which result in this. I understand from the article that software A is also embedded, but see my remark in the parenthesis before about how accurate this article must be.

about 3 months ago
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Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine

Yoda222 Re:no good solution (848 comments)

Putin, who doesn't want to see NATO missile launchers even closer to the western border.

So to not see NATO missile launchers closer to the western border, he pushes this border to the west? What a stupid move.

about 3 months ago

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