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

fredrated Re:Law of the Land? (212 comments)

They did, so now they are going to sue the sun.

3 days ago

US Marines Demonstrate Ultra Heavy-Lift Amphibious Connector Prototype

fredrated Oh thank God! (90 comments)

Now we can continue to kill people of no threat to us, in greater and greater numbers!

about two weeks ago

FBI Concerned About Criminals Using Driverless Cars

fredrated Golly gurps_npc (435 comments)

Glad you got it all figured out and everyone else is just an idiot.

about two weeks ago

Asteroid Mining Bill Introduced In Congress To Protect Private Property Rights

fredrated Did the forget the part (181 comments)

where they won't have to pay any taxes?

about two weeks ago

Coddled, Surveilled, and Monetized: How Modern Houses Can Watch You

fredrated Re:Your wife is HOT (150 comments)

No! Turn UP the thermostat so she will take some cloths off!

about three weeks ago

Blue Shield Leaks 18,000 Doctors' Social Security Numbers

fredrated Wasn't there an old joke: (74 comments)

to screw up is human, to really screw up requires a computer.

about three weeks ago

Baton Bob Strikes Back Against Police That Coerced Facebook Post From Him

fredrated Re:Seriously? (203 comments)

This guy is also obviously an attention-whore...I will reserve judgment until I see evidence

Oxymoron much?

about a month ago

Court Allowed NSA To Spy On All But 4 Countries

fredrated Re:Uh... Yeah? (242 comments)

2. Anybody who thinks that the only country in the world that spies is the U.S. is either an idiot or a liar.

Ah yes, the 'everybody does it' defense. Thst's always good for a laugh.

about a month ago

Ninety-Nine Percent of the Ocean's Plastic Is Missing

fredrated Dump shit into the environment, (304 comments)

end up eating shit. What could be more appropriate?

about a month ago

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Religious Objections To Contraception

fredrated Re:A win for freedom (1330 comments)

You, sir, are an asshole of the first water. A win for freedom? A win for fools perhaps.

about a month ago

Harley-Davidson Unveils Their First Electric Motorcycle

fredrated Re:Dangerous (345 comments)

My doctor friend tells me that his beef is with the nazi war helmets. He claims that after an accident, the rider stays alive enough for his organs to fail and be worthless for a transplant.

about a month ago

'Selfie' Helps Doctors Diagnose Mini-Stroke

fredrated Re:Selfie is short for... (47 comments)

Except that picture and photo do not convey the property of the picture that it is of the photographer, selfie does this.
This is important in a narcissistic society.

about a month ago

'Selfie' Helps Doctors Diagnose Mini-Stroke

fredrated Re:Among the consequences (47 comments)

Taking a picture of yourself is one of the consequences of a surveillance society? Afraid I don't follow you.

about a month ago

Bloomberg Testing Productivity App For Oculus Rift

fredrated Worst application imaginable (38 comments)

Allowing skimmers to take more while they contribute nothing.

about a month and a half ago

Project Un1c0rn Wants To Be the Google For Lazy Security Flaws

fredrated Project Un1c0rn? (43 comments)

Was this named by a five year old?

about a month and a half ago

GM Names and Fires Engineers Involved In Faulty Ignition Switch

fredrated Get those little people! (307 comments)

It's always the little people that do the real damage! Not anybody at the top!

about 2 months ago

Whistleblowers Enter the Post-Snowden Era

fredrated Must aid the agency mission? (129 comments)

How about this: Must support the Constitution. These people think they come before the Constitution.

about 2 months ago



what the hell is wrong with the comment system?

fredrated fredrated writes  |  more than 3 years ago

fredrated (639554) writes "Every time I click 'preview' when I try to make a comment the comment disappears! Using IE7, this is really annoying."

What the hell happened to your web site?

fredrated fredrated writes  |  more than 2 years ago

fredrated (639554) writes "Every time I try to load slashdot it takes longer and longer and has become unusable. This morning I tried to access the wikileaks story but after 5 minutes of the hourglass and no responsiveness from the browser I finally just shot it in the head with task manager. WTF is your site doing, it has become unusable!"



Is there an information field?

fredrated fredrated writes  |  about 7 months ago

We know from the standard model of particle physics that particles give rise to fields: the photon gives rise to the electromagnetic field, the electron gives rise to the electric field, the higgs boson gives rise to the higgs field etc.
We are also learning more and more that information seems to have 'substance', which leads to my speculation: does information give rise to an information field?


What is 'now'?

fredrated fredrated writes  |  about a year and a half ago

As we all know, the universe is expanding. Since the universe is space-time, it is space-time that is expanding, which to me implies that time must be expanding as well as space. That is the answer to what 'now' is: it is the leading edge of the expansion of the time component of space-time. The wave-front of NOW is instantiating the universe behind it as it expands from the past into the future.

Question: we know that gravity slows the expansion of space-time locally on the time axis, does gravity also slow the expansion of space-time locally on the 3 space axies?


Quantum collapse

fredrated fredrated writes  |  about a year and a half ago

Proposition: Quantum âcollapseâ(TM) occurs through observation because observation is the process of extracting information from a system, and extraction information from a quantum system is like extracting an electron from a neutron, forcing it to become a proton.

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