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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge

delt0r Re:Same old, same old. (778 comments)

Some policy that may help. Is have a system in place where people who want to teach, can and make it a half decent carrier. Right now in a lot of places its just a poorly paid job with a lot of political overhead often from an incompetent principal or a clueless education board.

yesterday
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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge

delt0r Re:sickening (778 comments)

Notice however that the authorities took immediate preventive action. Not CYA see no evil type bullshit.

yesterday
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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge

delt0r Re:Rewarding the bullies... (778 comments)

My biggest problem with Bullies is that hitting someone in school is somehow ok. But if your in a pub or something.......

In Austria 14 year olds can have criminal records. The cops come to the schools and explain that if you hit someone that is an issue not for the school, but the police. There was very little physical bulling at school there. In fact violent crime in Austria is very low.

yesterday
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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge

delt0r Re:Rewarding the bullies... (778 comments)

Even Hollywood portrays good cops as bullies.

yesterday
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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge

delt0r Re:Rewarding the bullies... (778 comments)

Yea most of the bullies in my school live about 3 miles away from where they grew up and quite frankly have very boring lives and have done nothing of note. Perhaps a bit of drunk and disorderly. A few killed in a car accident (drunk driver). But mostly just minimum wage workers with not a lot going for them. I don't know if they are happy or not.

yesterday
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Pollution In China Could Be Driving Freak Weather In US

delt0r Re:china has smog, so its clearly chinas fault. (156 comments)

And out of that 20% of the worlds GDP, how much is manufactured in China?

Also what is so important about GDP. Why do we need so much of it? And if i have more of it, will i be happier?

Yes i have done a bit of economics. But really economics makes some pretty arbitrary measures of what is productive.

yesterday
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Pollution In China Could Be Driving Freak Weather In US

delt0r Re:Polution tax (156 comments)

People don't throw phones away because the can't be repaired. They throw them away because they now have a newer nicer one.

yesterday
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Industry-Wide Smartphone "Kill Switch" Closer To Reality

delt0r Re:Yay for government!!! (132 comments)

on newer phones, yes they can be. And even here in Europe they often just don't block because IMEIs are not as unique as they should be.

yesterday
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Study Rules Out Global Warming Being a Natural Fluctuation With 99% Certainty

delt0r Re:more pseudo science (852 comments)

I review not as i am reviewed. But how i wish that all science is reviewed. Impartially and based on purely the science. Of course i, as a human cannot truly do that and would be an idiot if i didn't think that my personal biases don't interfere. For example the paper i am currently reviewing is written by people I personally know and like. But i try. Note there is *nothing* about being a skeptics in that. Almost all reviewer instructions do not require skepticism in the paper your reviewing. Papers are not "proof" or whatever. They are suppose to be just good science that contributes to the field, and can turn out to be wrong, or just useless.

I mean look at discussion here about this. You can't be skeptical about AGW and not get flamed to death. And most scientist are not sceptical of a paper claiming "more proof of AGW" or Climate change or any other currently non controversial view point. But then try and publish something like "Only mild effects likely with high probability due to increased CO2 levels". Everyone reviewing that is very very sceptical to the point where your likely to be rejected before they finish the abstract. That is assuming you got it past editors. Sure you can say "Authors fail to demonstrate that X is related to Y", but are your reviews themselves reviewed? You can just say what you want and reject it, maybe the editor catches it but mostly not.

Its not just climate change, many things in science are like this. Its just that climate change science is very public now. This has made it worse. Skeptics moved on a long time ago. Example, there are astrophysics who don't think the big bang is a credible theory and can still get jobs at a university. Good luck with that if your not on board not just with climate change. But doom and gloom climate change.

Scientist are just people. We are not more or less susceptible to normal human failing just like everyone else. Perhaps in climate change its worse because we have scientist try and be politicians as well.

3 days ago
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Cost Skyrockets For United States' Share of ITER Fusion Project

delt0r Re: Thorium Sanity Clause (172 comments)

Thorium is not Uranium. 232Th absorbs a neutron in the thermal spectrum where it has a high cross section, decays to 233Pa which then decays to 233U with about a 30 day half life IIRC. That is one of the advantages of a Thorium fuel cycle. No need for fast neutrons to get a breading ratio of 1.

4 days ago
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Cost Skyrockets For United States' Share of ITER Fusion Project

delt0r Re: Thorium Sanity Clause (172 comments)

Generally we've discovered that very high neutron fluxes (thermal, fast or a mixture of the two) in restricted volumes required for high levels of breeding in reactors

For uranium yes. As i understand a 100% thermal spectrum not only works for Th, but works better.

4 days ago
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Cost Skyrockets For United States' Share of ITER Fusion Project

delt0r Re: Thorium Sanity Clause (172 comments)

Although i largely agree with the idea that LFTR being no panacea. I was under the impression that you can breed with thermal neutrons with Thorium. Unlike U238.

4 days ago
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Cost Skyrockets For United States' Share of ITER Fusion Project

delt0r Re:Should have gone with thorium (172 comments)

You can't inject fact into LFTR fanboy discussions. It never works.

While we are at it there are more facts.
1. Never shown a breading ratio of 1.
2. Never done in situ reprocessing.
3. Not been shown to be cost effective.
4.Can never "fail" or break or whatever is clearly BS. There is no never. There is only mitigate risk.

A demo plant needs to be built which is 10 years at best, and quite a few billion+cost overruns. To validate the design it need to be run for a while tracking things like corrosion etc. which is at least 5 year but more like 10 or more. So its at least 20 years away. And yes the nuclear proponents that want this are very realistic about how quick to market it will be.

4 days ago
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Study Rules Out Global Warming Being a Natural Fluctuation With 99% Certainty

delt0r Re:more pseudo science (852 comments)

That's because all scientists are skeptics.

That is nothing but bullshit. I am a scientist. My bread and butter is getting stuff published.

Scientists are just people who persevered long enough with education to get a PhD and continue on. We are as stupid as the rest of humanity. We believe things without data or proof*. Without even logic. We have dogma and lifetime carrier invested viewpoints. We have truthiness about what is bad science and good.

We are just other people. Don't be the fool and assume we know better.


* For example, organic food is healthier or more sustainable, or the classic for german scientists, Zugluft.

4 days ago
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Why the IETF Isn't Working

delt0r Re:Corporatization (103 comments)

Seriously? that is what you need before you take things with a grain of salt. Its on the fucking internet. Everything should be taken with a grain of salt.

4 days ago
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UN: Renewables, Nuclear Must Triple To Save Climate

delt0r Re:Nuclear is obvious, an energy surplus is desire (428 comments)

Where does this come from? Billions of years? You pulled that out of your arse. The worst waste is sort of not bad after a few centuries. And only sort of. With reprocessing is fine after a few centuries and sort of not bad after about 100 years. By sort of not bad, i mean there are larger natural sources of activity.

Compare that to lead, or Cadmium. That stuff is bad for TRILLIONS of years.

4 days ago
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UN: Renewables, Nuclear Must Triple To Save Climate

delt0r Re:Fuck this shit! (428 comments)

That is not a scientific journal. In fact i wager you haven't read them either if that is your "reference" point. What a scientific says in a peer review journal is very different from what they will say to a reporter. More so on this topic.

4 days ago
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SF Evictions Surging From Crackdown On Airbnb Rentals

delt0r Re:Airbnb profiting on illegal activity (319 comments)

In many countries you cannot legally prevent subletting. As a someone with a lease/rent contract, you are allowed to sublet. Of course many of these countries also stipulate that you can't charge more rent than you pay either.

about two weeks ago
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For the First Time, Organ Regenerated Inside a Living Animal

delt0r Re:And the telomeres? (94 comments)

Honestly, I rather hope we don't master greatly increasing lifespans for the time being

I intend to live forever. Or die trying.

about two weeks ago

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delt0r writes "The new exemptions include Cell phone reuse [www.businessweek.com], backups for Archivists, and removal of malware [www.freedom-to-tinker.com]. But does not go far enough with regard to personal fair use. It is however a step in the right direction. Here [www.copyright.gov] is copyright office page on the changes."

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