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NASA Counts 4,700 Potentially Hazardous Near-Earth Asteroids

frakir Re:are you so hopeless at spotting bullshit? (99 comments)

how is that insightful??
"another asteroid between 4.5 and 10 meters (14-33 feet) wide" just missed the Earth. Go look at http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/stats/ for real data. Thing is we are in estimated 95 percentile about potentially hazardous asteroids now.

more than 2 years ago

The World's First Commercially Available Jetpack

frakir Re:It's in New Zealand and not in the USA (303 comments)

The Hiller Flying Platform was designed in 1955. It was originally an ONR (Office of Naval Research) project to develop a platform capable of carrying one man for short hops.
ok, the video's choppy but we speak 1950's goddammit

1997: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vI-4ygOrgJ4

2005: http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2007/11/anderson-based/

more than 4 years ago

US DOJ Says Kindle In Classroom Hurts Blind Students

frakir stupidity at its best (492 comments)

If politically correct DOJ was designing Olimpics games today, they would have to make sure obese people have the same chance of winning gymnastics or marathon competition as fit people.
  And Mensa would be an illegal organization.
And passing US citizenship test would require no knowledge of English... oh wait...

about 5 years ago

Golden Ratio Discovered In a Quantum World

frakir Re:Looking for god's finger prints? Here it is. (191 comments)

just to nitpick (I like irony): Fibonacci sequence IS a golden ratio in its essence; more specifically Fib(n+1)/Fib(n) -> golden_ratio :)

about 5 years ago

Golden Ratio Discovered In a Quantum World

frakir Re:Looking for god's finger prints? Here it is. (191 comments)

This is not a 'high form of symmetry' but very basic one; a solution to a very rudimentary quadratic equation. I, for one am surprised we're not seeing such solutions more often around us.
Here's why: every semi-dynamic system tends to find a local energy minimum, which needs to be stable. A quadratic equation has always a stable minimum or it doesn't have a minimum. Well... that's all, nothing more to see here for me.

about 5 years ago

Windows Vista SP1 Meeting Sour Reception In Places

frakir good (501 comments)

One day I hope to enter a store, pick up a brand new hot game and find a sticker on it:

more than 6 years ago



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