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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 three weeks 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 a month 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 a month 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 a month 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 a month and a half 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 a month and a half 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 months ago
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2 Galileo Satellites Launched To Wrong Orbit

Yoda222 Re:ugh (140 comments)

How do you conclude that this is an idiotic mistake from the currently available informations?

about 2 months ago
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2 Galileo Satellites Launched To Wrong Orbit

Yoda222 Re:fuel reserves (140 comments)

It depends of the exact orbit. But even if it's possible, you don't have any more fuel to reach graveyard orbit later. Better conclude that you can't use them and collect money from arianespace insurers.

about 2 months ago
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2 Galileo Satellites Launched To Wrong Orbit

Yoda222 Re:Proves point (140 comments)

Then If you want space done right go retired American vehicles

about 2 months ago
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UK Police Warn Sharing James Foley Killing Video Is a Crime

Yoda222 Viewing the video is a crime? (391 comments)

If watching this video is a crime, why not arrest this men which must have seen it to be able to make this comment?

about 2 months ago
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Apple's Diversity Numbers: 70% Male, 55% White

Yoda222 Re:So what! (561 comments)

Of course I see such outrages. Here: http://apple.slashdot.org/comm...
Every time that an article speaks about diversity, there is always a fucking moron to complain that we don't see such an outrage. Disproving it's own point.

about 2 months ago
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Apple's Diversity Numbers: 70% Male, 55% White

Yoda222 Re:Jobs to Cook: DFIU (561 comments)

This goes in the 50% of marketing. If you have a diversity policy, it's a diversity policy. If you communicate over your diversity policy, it's PR.

about 2 months ago
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Apple's Diversity Numbers: 70% Male, 55% White

Yoda222 Re:Now it's unfair.... (561 comments)

I think you miss a few details here.

Firstly, you oppose white and foreign people. I'm not sure for your country, but in the US some citizen are non-white without being "foreign people"

Secondly, these are Apple numbers for around the globe, so the concept of "foreign" is strange, in that context.

about 2 months ago
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New York State Proposes Sweeping Bitcoin Regulations

Yoda222 Re:Translation (121 comments)

Anyone with an IQ above room temperature

Kelvin or Celsius ?

about 3 months ago
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The Last Three Months Were the Hottest Quarter On Record

Yoda222 Re:The Carbon Tax (552 comments)

You should avoid to breathe carbon *oxyde.

about 3 months ago
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ESA Shows Off Quadcopter Landing Concept For Mars Rovers

Yoda222 Re:GPS on Mars (104 comments)

It's quite easy to generate torque with rockets. The relation torque/vertical force is not the same, but the concept is similar.

about 3 months ago

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