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Do Dark Matter and Dark Energy Cast Doubt On the Big Bang?

ebvwfbw Of course it's invalid (224 comments)

This is one of the biggest - no Duh moments in science. Junk science at its best. The whole notion that everything, and probably everyone reading this has absolutely no idea what everything even is, even a what a little piece of it is - came out of one point is just wrong. If I could let you look through a good telescope when it's say about 10F out and you can see what's out there, I mean really see what is out there and see that for all of these disks in random orientations out there consist of "countless" stars, planets and so on, the mass is well really really (repeat really about a billion billion times or so) big. Then to think that even say (what became) black holes came out of this - and escaped is clearly a violation of physics and time. I know, I know... - "IT'S THE BEST SCIENTIFIC EXPLANATION THAT SCIENCE CAN COME UP WITH." Never the less, it's still wrong and they know it.

about a week ago

Chicago Mayor Praises Google For Buying Kids Microsoft Surfaces

ebvwfbw Myth perpetuated (137 comments)

The myth is that a technology like Surface will help in education. It doesn't. From palm pilots, educational software, computers, they don't work with kids. I know, I threw away tens of thousands of bucks on technology. I should have spent it on a hell of a good night in Vegas for as much good as it did. Good old fasioned learning works. Looking at subjects, actually doing them to the point that you can teach them does work. Problems, problems, problems to get the brain to work on it. This is the very thing that they - DON'T - teach in school. How to learn. At least not intentionally. Sometimes you come across a real teacher instead of an educator who will actually teach you.

about a week ago

How a Solar Storm Two Years Ago Nearly Caused a Catastrophe On Earth

ebvwfbw Re:FUD filled.... (212 comments)

Real transformers dont die from EMP unless it is a direct hit by a megatron.

Please read this IEEE Spectrum article:

Here we are years later and they're still asleep at the wheel.

about three weeks ago

Long-range Electric Car World Speed Record Broken By Australian Students

ebvwfbw Congratulations Sun Swift! (120 comments)

Show us how.

about three weeks ago

New Mayhem Malware Targets Linux and UNIX-Like Servers

ebvwfbw Re:Attack Vector (168 comments)

Market share?.

Hahaha, sorry, i couldn't resist.

Also not true. Most web servers today are STILL Linux/Unix. Microsoft never did take that even with their fake azure stuff.

about 1 month ago

Microsoft's Missed Opportunities: Memo From 1997

ebvwfbw What they should have done? (161 comments)

This memo isn't in context. Back at this time they were in the midst of an anti-trust action. Microsoft missed the perfect opportunity. Here's what they should have done:

1) Sell the windows/dos OS to IBM. Lock, stock and barrel, they keep their apps/office. No brainer, probably could have bagged 20 Billion for that.
2) About 3-4 months later, move all the office and apps to Linux. Again, a no brainer. They also get to screw IBM again like they did with OS2. I know they had an effort to migrate their apps in 1998 in a middle eastern country that is in the news.
3) Dismiss the action against them since IBM has the crappy OS now. They get a real OS that they don't have to worry about. Linux gets a unified GUI and apps. By now Windows would be just another bad joke, like Exec 8 and MVS.

Without that OS still around, the whole world would be different today. Probably for the better.

about a month ago

Seat Detects When You're Drowsy, Can Control Your Car

ebvwfbw Sounds good (106 comments)

The easiest person in the world to fool is yourself.

about a month ago

Researchers Develop New Way To Steal Passwords Using Google Glass

ebvwfbw Re:Cover your input (116 comments)

For the last couple of years I have been completely covering any input I give to a phone unlock or ATM PIN given. With cameras everywhere, this was only a matter of time.

Should have picked a better pin than 0000.

about a month and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: How Often Should You Change Jobs?

ebvwfbw Every year, for a while (282 comments)

Cycle every year if you're a stud. That's about as long as it takes to get a gig, do a good job and set up for the next one while doubling your rate. Eventually you'll flame out. If the gig is good and you can continue, do that. Keep your skills up. You can be fired tomorrow.

about a month and a half ago

CDC: 1 In 10 Adult Deaths In US Caused By Excessive Drinking

ebvwfbw Are you a heavy drinker? (454 comments)

Used to be if a man drank over 21 drinks a week, he's a heavy drinker. About 14 for women. Now it's 8 a week for women, 15 for men.

Some say - don't drink at all.

about 2 months ago

Microsoft Won't Bring Back the Start Menu Until 2015

ebvwfbw What's worse than Win 8? (516 comments)

Win 7 running under Citrix. Everyone gets a VDI! All 5000-9000+ of us and they wonder why it's a POS. Even though it's running on a perfectly good PC to begin with. Nope, gotta centralize and use 2X (at least) the licenses. Slow I/O? Well, buy more servers to slow it down even more!

Funny... but I know where this is the case and it's far from funny.

about 3 months ago

Belief In Evolution Doesn't Measure Science Literacy

ebvwfbw Premise was wrong (772 comments)

Creationalism, Evolution in its various (heh evolved/revised) forms are just theories.

Stick to science. Scientific method. By that evolution was disproved years ago and replaced with a new theory called the same thing. Seems to me at least three times in just my lifetime. To measure scientific ability by a belief in evolution is just a political test. It's good they admit this now, something I told them 40 years ago to the look of deer in headlights.

Scientific method, wonderful stuff. Disproves all kinds of political BS if they would just apply it.

about 3 months ago

HP Makes More Money, Cuts 16,000 Jobs

ebvwfbw Re:Printer Ink (288 comments)

Asked a long time employee about that. What happend to HP equipment on the bench, hospital, etc. He said the Compaq managers came in, some accounts that made it in from digital and did the same thing all over again. Outsource everything, that'll solve it! Yes, solve it into insolvency. Now hospitals have Phillips/Seimans equipment. Frequency counters - who knows. Industries they used to own, given away.

Don't know HP anymore. That company died for me years ago I think. Maybe Meg can fix it. She's on the right track.

about 3 months ago

Study: Earthlings Not Ready For Alien Encounters, Yet

ebvwfbw Re:It doesn't matter (453 comments)

Tell you what. Come up with 10 billion (USD) (used to be 3, adjusted for inflation) and I'll get you to the moon and back within 10 years.

about 3 months ago

Study: Earthlings Not Ready For Alien Encounters, Yet

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

Well, I'd argue it like this: The only means of interstellar communication we know of so far is Electromagnetic waves. ...

And I'd argue that you're not up to date. Gravitation waves were discovered in the 1990s. Theory is that with gravitation you can traverse the entire universe in a matter of seconds, like touching a spider web in any place effects the entire web. Of course, you're mileage may vary since T&S is relative.

about 3 months ago

Death Wish Meets GPS: iPhone Theft Victims Confronting Perps

ebvwfbw Re:frosty piss (664 comments)

As a devil's advocate, US police are woefully underfunded. They might get a bunch of SWAT stuff from the government, but actual basic policing, substations, and other items needed to process all but murders and attempted murders are not funded. ...

Man do they have you snowed. They have plenty of money. Read the budget sometime. Probably get you really, really pissed. Doesn't matter which one, city/county/state budgets.

about 3 months ago

Oklahoma Botched an Execution With Untested Lethal Injection Drugs

ebvwfbw Re:Many innoncet people on death row (1198 comments)

The people yelling the loudest for death penalty are white males.

Care to site any study on that? I didn't think so.

It is very important that anyone that is on a jury understand it's a trial. The defendant may be innocent. Just because you are there doesn't mean he's guilty. Just becase the defendant is an asshole like Mike Tyson was on the stand, that doesn't mean he was guilty. I don't think Mike was guilty.

about 4 months ago

Oklahoma Botched an Execution With Untested Lethal Injection Drugs

ebvwfbw Re:Sick bastards (1198 comments)

They'll think we were the only sane ones. All the crazy sick bastards that insist on keeping very dangerous people locked in a cage their entire life like an animal. That's sick. Have a rabid dog, put it down. Have a rabid guy, put him down too.

about 4 months ago

Oklahoma Botched an Execution With Untested Lethal Injection Drugs

ebvwfbw Re:Why not just use sedatives? (1198 comments)

Why are they experimenting with 3-drug combinations when they could just use sedatives? They work just fine for putting pets "to sleep".

I know... I don't understand why this is so hard. Little chloroform to go old school or so many other ways to do it. Give him a fatal dose of heroin for example. Fly him to the moon.

about 4 months ago



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