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Big Bang's Smoking Gun Found

freshmeathead 100 trillion trillion times what? (269 comments)

"Computer models indicate that the universe expanded by 100 trillion trillion times in .0000000000000000000000000000000001 (10 to the minus-34) seconds after the Big Bang explosion 13.8 billion years ago." So, I assume the universe started out as a singularity (another blackhole from another universe, popping like a big pimple to create our universe?) But, really, my question is what is the measurement of a singularity? It has to be 100 trillion trillion times something. I assume that since a planck volume (V=4/3 pi planck length^3) is the smallest volume you can have, then it would be 100 trillion trillion times that? and why does this editor strip out special characters like pi, etc?

about 6 months ago

Ask Slashdot: How Would You Secure Your Parents' PC?

freshmeathead kiosk mode (408 comments)

Setup the PC to save personal data to a separate volume, and boot the pc up into the same 'clean' image every time. That way, they can screw it up all they like, but on reboot, it is back to normal.

about 9 months ago

Newly Discovered Greenhouse Gas Is 7,000 Times More Powerful Than CO2

freshmeathead Re:Newly Discovered? (216 comments)

It is obviously not 'newly discovered', but its presence in the atmosphere and its 'green house gas' properties are 'newly' quantified. Just a poorly worded title for the article.

about 9 months ago

Newly Discovered Greenhouse Gas Is 7,000 Times More Powerful Than CO2

freshmeathead Fireball (216 comments)

I keep a box of matches handy for my 'methane' emissions.

about 9 months ago

U.S. Measles Cases Triple In 2013

freshmeathead Natural Selection (462 comments)

I don't want to be insensitive to the children, that have little choice on whether they are vaccinated or not, or more responsible relatives that would have vaccinated these children if they could have, but isn't this just natural selection at work in our modern society? How is this any different than parents that smoke around their kids or don't put them in the proper restraints when in a car? The parents, who either because of their intrinsic intelligence or because of the beliefs of their social groups, etc, choose to not protect themselves and their offspring from danger. Because of this, they can be removed from the gene pool, and this alters the future generations, hopefully for the better.

about 9 months ago

Why Internet Explorer Still Dominates South Korea.

freshmeathead Re:NSA Coders (218 comments)


about 10 months ago

Why Internet Explorer Still Dominates South Korea.

freshmeathead TSA Coders (218 comments)

The TSA need to learn to write plugins for other browswers

about 10 months ago

IAU: No, You Can't Name That Exoplanet

freshmeathead What if it already has a name? (142 comments)

Shouldn't we ask whoever is living there what the name is?

about a year and a half ago

If I could augment my senses (w/ implant or similar) ...

freshmeathead color spectrum? (456 comments)

Really? who wrote this, a pre-schooler? How about electromagnetic spectrum.

about a year and a half ago

How Scientists Know An Idea Is a Good One

freshmeathead failure is a result (140 comments)

and is always an option

about a year and a half ago

Got a Cell Phone Booster? FCC Says You Have To Turn It Off

freshmeathead Obama's jack booted thugs can... (245 comments)

have my cell phone booster when they pry it from my cold, dead fingers.

about a year and a half ago

Gate One 1.1 Released: Run Vim In Your Browser

freshmeathead I guess I am not nerdy enough... (150 comments)

I use various linux distros daily, but I guess I am not nerdy enough to know why I would want to run vim in a browser.

about 2 years ago

GUI nostalgia draws me back to ...

freshmeathead Re:OS/2 WPS (654 comments)

The WPS could do things in 1995 that Windows still can't do today. It was way ahead of it's time. Now, if OS/2 had been a better OS....

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: What's the Best Place To Relocate?

freshmeathead Omaha, NE (999 comments)

Great, diverse economy. In the worst times, unemployment hit 6%. In good times, almost down to 2%. Lots of good jobs, in private, public and in non-profit. Good schools, low real estate prices, Nebraska tends to be conservative (but fiscally, not a bunch of rednecks, too much), but Omaha is more liberal, so it is kind of Nebraska's Austin, TX. There is a reason Warren Buffett still lives here. And it has become much more diverse in the last 20 years, bringing with that better selection of food and cultures. I run the local BMX track in a city park, across from the cricket fields, next to the dog park, just down the street from the one of the mountain bike parks. And of course we have all the baseball, softball and soccer (football) you could want. Tons of music venues, and Omaha has it own sound and bands ( We have minor league baseball, two pro football (American of course - UFL and arena), two semi-pro hockey teams a few good college teams in various sports. We hold the NCAA College World Series (baseball) every year and have held the US Olympic Swim trials the last two times. Traffic is good. On the downside, it mostly flat (hilly) and the nearest skiing is 8+ hours away, if you are into that. Hot and humid in the summer, and cold (but not much snow, usually) during the winters. Autumn here is great, however. Not New England great, but still pretty good. There is casinos across the river in Iowa (plus or minus depending on your tastes). I could go on. Good luck in your search.

more than 2 years ago


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