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Elusive Dark Matter May Be Detected With GPS Satellites

garyisabusyguy Re:I see why the boson is a "God Particle" (67 comments)

more like the god damned particle...

my non-physicist brain wants to stuff dark matter into the role of 'barely detectable multiverse'.

I find stuff like this online and find myself wondering if it is all hooey
http://www.math.columbia.edu/~...

How long until we can start to describe the pieces and parts of adjacent universes?

about a month ago
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Elusive Dark Matter May Be Detected With GPS Satellites

garyisabusyguy Re: It can also be detected by the National Guard (67 comments)

It depends...

Are you going to make me work for less/no money, burn a cross in my yard if I act uppity, or shoot me if I get within 3 ft of you or behave 'aggressively'?

about a month ago
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In this year's US mid-term elections ...

garyisabusyguy Re:Missing Option (551 comments)

That would seem to be biased against the intelligent because the ignorant voter who lives in a sea of propaganda really thinks that they understand the issues

It takes about five minutes to read the ballot, and maybe another 30 on google to research most voting issues

Voting is to be encouraged as are non-partisan sources of information on those issues that are being voted on

about a month and a half ago
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In this year's US mid-term elections ...

garyisabusyguy Re:Missing Option (551 comments)

I was responding to the link about Alison Grimes, who was being lambasted quite publicly

about a month and a half ago
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In this year's US mid-term elections ...

garyisabusyguy Re:Missing Option (551 comments)

Or, it could be... an American

Americans cannot be compelled by their government to reveal their vote... that is to say, it is a secret ballot, unlike soooo many tin-horn dictator-ships where the beloved leader received 100% of the vote

Anybody who wants to force you to reveal your voting record does not seem to understand how the process works

about a month and a half ago
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Largest Sunspot In a Quarter Century Spews Flares

garyisabusyguy Re:Good to see it (46 comments)

Does one BIG sunspot count for hundreds of little ones?

about a month and a half ago
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Antares Rocket Explodes On Launch

garyisabusyguy Re:Designs from what? (443 comments)

The Rocketdyne F1 Was designed in 1955 and put men on the moon

Please explain how they repeated the achievements of the Soviet N1?

" Development work started on the N1 in 1959"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N...

about a month and a half ago
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Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, and Lately, Coding

garyisabusyguy Re:Computer science? (125 comments)

If you look at the original post, the AC was disparaging the article for focusing on coding over the 'rest' of computer science

My intent was to point out that coding involves a set of skills that have a wider general application than just focusing on computer science, which could be likened to training a person for a trade

I thought that I was being clear, and other posters seemed to get it, but you missed the point and essentially repeated what I said

Thanks for playing

about 7 months ago
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Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, and Lately, Coding

garyisabusyguy Re:If You Add... (125 comments)

start with learning logical foundations, then offer specific implementation skills if they desire it

at least you would end up with admins that have some foundations in development skills, rather than admins who memorized the manual for their favorite tech stack

about 7 months ago
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Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, and Lately, Coding

garyisabusyguy Re:Computer science? (125 comments)

There are elements of coding that require planning, logic and completeness that have impacts far beyond computer science. Teaching people to rack servers and install operating systems becomes for focused and resembles learning a trade. While there are plenty of positive outcomes of learning a wide range of computer science skills, I see the effects of learning how to code as having a wider positive effect

about 7 months ago
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Boeing Unveils Cabin Design For Commercial Spaceliner

garyisabusyguy Re:Talk (concepts) is cheap (74 comments)

It looks like United Launch has been working on human rating the Atlas V and building a Crew Transportation System since 2006
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A...

I can only imagine that this sudden rush of PR is due to SpaceX's recent smear of UL for locking them out of the military space market

about 7 months ago
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UN: Renewables, Nuclear Must Triple To Save Climate

garyisabusyguy Re:Face it... (433 comments)

Nobody is suggesting that people use nuclear energy in their homes... Nuclear works best with large reactors in isolated areas that rely on the power grid to get electricity to customers

The electricity from that source is great for generating hydrogen for fuel cells and powering manufacturing that is required for building components of 'clean' energy projects

We really need to get off of using fossil fuels, and no industry will do that with a solution that is more expensive like solar, wind, etc... nuclear is the most cost efficient alternative to fossil.

about 8 months ago
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UN: Renewables, Nuclear Must Triple To Save Climate

garyisabusyguy Re:Same rules for everyone (433 comments)

the WTO has legal protection for polluters in developing nations the prevents other nations from raising trade barriers to using their goods

We need to reevaluate the designations that were made in the mid-nineties and make them relevant in a world where China and India are economic powers

about 8 months ago
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UN: Renewables, Nuclear Must Triple To Save Climate

garyisabusyguy Re:Nuclear? (433 comments)

It's not even all of the environmentalists, check out Patrick Moore:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P...

He used to be the President of Greenpeace and was *ahem* asked to leave, primarily due to his advocacy of Nuclear Energy

At this point Greenpeace is as stuck in its position of advocating against Nuclear Energy as the NRA is against gun control, and they are both looking like obstacles to any positive change in the status quo

By working against Nuclear Energy, Greenpeace has managed to be as big a supporter of continued fossil fuel dependence as the Koch bros.

There are plenty of smart environmentalists out there, and the uninformed ones should be donating their money somewhere besides Greenpeace

about 8 months ago
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Why Are We Made of Matter?

garyisabusyguy Re:Sadly it is a religion (393 comments)

Siddhartha is supposed to have come from royal birth in a society that practiced Hinduism. He was supposed to have been from a high station of birth, and in that tradition it carried on all sorts of entitlements and indications of superiority due to reincarnation

He had rejected all of the benefits of his birth, and apparently the existing religious norms in the search of truth

In the course of these endeavors he reached ultimate defeat, and at the end of his rope, realized the truths that he went on to teach that have been called Buddhism

There was not a lot of focus on the mechanics of an afterlife, just that a person should work to detach themselves from the wheel of life (reincarnation) to become free enough to gain greater realization

Buddhism was developed in a world that viewed reincarnation as 'normal', and it grew widely in a world where that was a common belief (along with ancestor worship and more secular traditions like Confucianism), so it it not unusual to see it reflected in the traditions, but at its heart Buddhism seeks to free the individual from the bonds of reincarnation

about 8 months ago
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The Billionaires Privatizing American Science

garyisabusyguy Re:Tax revenue increased from $600B to $1T (279 comments)

Yes, what I meant is that when faced with increasing deficits due to his tax cuts and military spending, unlike Reagan, he refused to push his party towards accepting tax increases

Reagan was a moderate compared to the current gopers and their quest to find the next Reagan will fail because their would reject the real Reagan as a rino

And yes, the middle class will bear the brunt of this and considering the reliance on sales taxes, the poor will pay more towards this debt as well

What needs to be said is, no I do not hate the wealthy, but yes I feel that they need to pay more in taxes, considering that they have done so well in the economic environment that this country created for them

And, if they decide to leave this country in droves, then they can enjoy higher taxes in Europe, political corruption in Asia or the costs of paying for their own police force and infrastructure anywhere else

about 9 months ago
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The Billionaires Privatizing American Science

garyisabusyguy Re:Tax revenue increased from $600B to $1T (279 comments)

Actually, Reagan initially cut taxes and then (unlike the teapartiests of today) realized that he would have to raise taxes, which he did

Reagan also (like the op said) increased military spending dramatically and cut social programs, effectively diverting the tax revenues from the poor to the wealthy

Bush 2 played the game much harder and kept tax cuts in place while riding the national debt to new heights. As far as military spending went, they kept the mounting war debt off the books, which magically made Obama responsible for it when he brought that debt back on the books

It IS all the childish games that the gop has decided to play on Americans that have put us in this position and no amount of o'really bloviating or hannity shouting down the truth will change that

about 9 months ago
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Snowden A Hero? Gates Says No, Woz Says Yes

garyisabusyguy Re:Gates has changed... (335 comments)

seeing as you are the 'fake' globaljustin I'll just take you as a troll

about 9 months ago

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