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US Patent Office Seeking Consultant That Can Stamp Out Fraud By Patent Examiners

arvindsg Re:Ask the US Postal Service (124 comments)

Democracy 101:an ignorant citizen wrecks himself and others

about a week ago

UK Police Warn Sharing James Foley Killing Video Is a Crime

arvindsg Re:Might makes right ? (391 comments)

As long as England remains a democratic country, that is ...

I think that depends strongly on the definition of democracy.

I think that strongly depends on the definition of 'definition'

about a month ago

Study: Earthlings Not Ready For Alien Encounters, Yet

arvindsg Re:next 50 to 100 years? (453 comments)

Trillions of planets is a huge underestimate with 10^11 galaxies in our observable universe each with about 10^11 stars

about 4 months ago

Earth Barely Dodged Solar Blast In 2012

arvindsg Re:ZOMG a bad thing didn't happen! (202 comments)

Decades into the future such a ejection will prove as turning point in our war against machines

about 6 months ago

Math Models Predicted Global Uprisings

arvindsg Re:Your masters will learn to tune the system (265 comments)

If a majority of our comrades can be kept satisfied with breads and circuses, then perhaps then any nation will eventually move to the same state we find ourselves in.

about 7 months ago

Psychologists: Internet Trolls Are Narcissistic, Psychopathic, and Sadistic

arvindsg Dark Tetrad (293 comments)

Hugh Pickens DOT Com writes

Troll of the day

about 7 months ago

Rome Police Use Twitter To Battle Illegal Parking

arvindsg Government getting money != working (157 comments)

The new system, which was created by Raffaele Clemente, Rome's chief of traffic police, seems to be working.

I would argue if it were working then they wouldn't be getting many such tweets. Perfaps you forget aim is not to give more itations but fewer illegal parkings. All we can say is it might work.

about 8 months ago

Engineers Invent Acoustic Equivalent of One-Way Glass

arvindsg Mic, speakers and good two way blocker (114 comments)

I am unable to think of any problem of this that would not be solved by a good both ways sound blocker along with microphone-speaker combo

about 8 months ago

It's Not Memory Loss - Older Minds May Just Be Fuller of Information

arvindsg Re:Twenty questions (206 comments)

In twenty yes/no questions you can identify one million objects or concepts (2^20 = 1024*1024).

That would be the case if 20 questions were fixed, you also need to also multiply a factor for how many unique set of questions are possible

about 8 months ago

It's Not Memory Loss - Older Minds May Just Be Fuller of Information

arvindsg Re:Pretty much sums it up well. (206 comments)

If there only was a way to forget some bad old stuff to make room for new...

Yes there is, its called death( and eventual rebirth of base materials as brand new fresh brain)

about 8 months ago

Up To a Quarter of California Smog Comes From China

arvindsg Re:Article and summary is wildly wrong (259 comments)

Points made in GP are correct, let me explain it this way: 1.)Suppose smog in china is cause of x% smog in u.s., we can be sure x =100 2.)How smog in china spreads to u.s. is assumed to be independent of what was the cause of smog in china itself 3.) 17%-36% smog in china is from manufactured goods 4.) Only 1/5 th of this smog (Lets call it Y) is actually produced from products bound for u.s. 5.) Article states that Y is responsible for 25% of smog over u.s. i.e. 6.) Rest of the smog in china should also cause smog over the u.s, This rest of the chinese fogs which is 4 times Y, should cause atleast 4 times as much smog over u.s. as well. 7) Hence we get chinese smog to be contributor of about 125% smog over western u.s.. I hope you now see the problem, or would otherwise care to explain whats wrong

about 8 months ago

VC Likens Google Bus Backlash To Nazi Rampage

arvindsg Re:Pathetic (683 comments)

I am pretty sure atleast corporate tax is being skipped by the employers of the same people, and these employes get a cut(fairly small cut of the whole pie) in terms of higher salaries etc. hence the anger.

about 8 months ago

Edward Snowden Says NSA Engages In Industrial Espionage

arvindsg Not a world leader any more (212 comments)

For long this country has been leading the world on multiple fronts, including innovation and research but when you are found stealing knowledge from others ipso facto you are not the leader any more.

about 8 months ago

Tesla Fires and Firestorms: Let's Breathe and Review Some Car Fire Math

arvindsg Re:Thank you for the submission (264 comments)

When Toyota's had problems I didn't see an article on /. saying there are 30 million Toyotas on the road and only a few of them happen to randomly accelerate and crash and burn their occupants, so it's not such a big deal.

Nobody is suggesting tesla's catching fire is ok. Point is when you compare tesla's fire catching statistics to other cars, there is nothing remarkable about them. But i bet you no( or few) other cars happen to randomly accelerate and and crash in comparison to the toyotas.

about 10 months ago


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