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A Skeptical View of Israel's Iron Dome Rocket Defense System

guantamanera Re:Subject bait (379 comments)

Why the hell are you still living there?

It's my home.

And before 1947 Beersheba was a town of mostly Palestinians. Then in October 1948 the Israeli goverment decided to truck the palestinian's to Gaza. Shortly after having displaced the palestinians their houses got occupied by people from the newly formed Israel. I am sure there are still people alive in Gaza who remember when their house was stolen.
I am sephardi, from mexico. I did the Aliyah and went to israel. I was not happy with what I saw. I found converted indigenous people from Latin america living in the farthest settlements. To me It felt as if they were being used as a shield.

about two weeks ago

Google Foresees Ads On Your Refrigerator, Thermostat, and Glasses

guantamanera if is free. (355 comments)

If they give the appliances and car for free then I can see myself allowing advertising to some point.

about 2 months ago

Average American Cable Subscriber Gets 189 Channels and Views 17

guantamanera A la acarte with C-band (340 comments)

I believe if you can still buy a la carte programming with in C-band satellite dish. I got rid of my dish about 4 years ago but I had a 4DTV digital receiver and I only HBO and the SCI fi channel. Sci fi channel I used to pay $50 per year. HBO was I think $15 per month but it included all the HBOs, east, west, actionn spanish.

about 3 months ago

Survey Finds Nearly 50% In US Believe In Medical Conspiracy Theories

guantamanera Re:Took me a bit to find this (395 comments)

Considering there is evidence that the goverment has done it before I somewhat believe is pausible. The USA goverment infected black people with syphilis Then later on they moved their operation south and infected Guatemalans and you may find many more here

Operation Whitecoat it was called. If you were a Conscientious Objector you did this instead of shooting people. There's lots and lots of conspiracies out there. All a conspiracy means is that two or more people get together to do something. Banking is rife with them. So is the software industry (and the hardware, anyone remember when flat panels suddenly got cheap? Conspiracy among vendors to keep prices high...). Yes, there are crack pots out there. But that doesn't mean organized groups of people aren't doing bad things...

about 4 months ago

Tesla's Having Issues Charging In the Cold

guantamanera Re:Blaming the cables? (476 comments)

Now the batteries on the other hand.... Batteries don't hold charge very well in the cold. It's been one of the two big problems for electric cars since the 19th century.

The charge still is in the battery, and it does not just magically disapear. Batteries release of power is a chemical reactions, and that reacction happens to slow down as it gets colder. But the power does not magically just vanish.

about 6 months ago

Can GM Challenge Tesla With a Long-Range Electric Car?

guantamanera Re:Nissan Leaf (466 comments)

The problem I have with the Leaf is that my 25 mile commute would be way too much for it in the winter where I often get stuck in 2 hour traffic jams at temps from 32 to 0F, if my employer had a charge station it might be enough to risk it but draining 70+% of the battery just for locomotion during ideal temp days doesn't leave enough safety margin for cold weather performance plus heater usage.

The electric charge in a battery does not magically just vanishes with the cold. The power still is there and it will come back as the batteries heat up from ussage. Batteries release of power is a chemical reaction, and chemical reactions happen much slower when cold. So as you initially start using the batterie the electronics will give you a false reding of how much power there is left in the batteries, but as the batteries warm up from ussage you will see that all the capacity still is there.

about 10 months ago

Elementary OS 0.2 "Luna" Released

guantamanera Re:why (117 comments)

my three monitors are working well, get video hardware/drivers that are well supported by mac osx and there are no issue.

Yeah there is no issue viewing multiple monitors in MacOS, the Problem is working with them. The menus is what makes using multiple monitor in mac very anoying. I have not used it in a long time since I got rid of macos, maybe it has been fixed. I had 4 monitors and I had to put many miles all the time to get to the menus of the application I was using, because the menu only displays in the main monitor.

about a year ago

Monogamy May Have Evolved To Prevent Infanticide

guantamanera NO (256 comments)

primates tend to be in bands and they all protect each other. Mogamy happen because it takes a long time to rise the offspring, and it needs the support of both the female and male, and Love was one of the reward mechanism. See Helen Fisher's talk

about a year ago

Genetic Switches Behind 'Love' Identified In Prairie Voles

guantamanera Human's pair up but don't stay monogamous. (102 comments)

why would they research some other animals when there are plenty of humans available to do direct research on. I am sure lots of people would volunteer. Does this even need to be researched? Human are not monogamous, they do like to pair up and that is probably to raise the offspring

about a year ago

Star Wars Episode 4 To Be Dubbed In Navajo

guantamanera Not the first major Movie. (155 comments)

When I was a kid I saw the movie dubbed in nahuatl. It probably was not an official translation but it was done. I also foudn this Hollywood movie by Warner brothers Jesus and is dubbed in quechua Here is a scene in Quechua Here is the same scene in English

about a year ago

Canada Courts, Patent Office Warns Against Trying To Patent Mathematics

guantamanera Re:Matter of time (215 comments)

Physics is patentable. Dishnetwork lost a satellite because it was cheaper to collect the insurance money than to pay the patent of a lunar flyby. Boeing owns the patent on lunar flybys

about a year ago

Elon Musk Hates 405 Freeway Traffic, Pays Money To Speed Construction

guantamanera I found a solution (431 comments)

Instead of taking the 405, he should continue south until he reaches Palisades park. And he should be pulling a Jetski or a motorized kayak. Jump into the ocean, and come out at Dockweiler beach state park. Have another car waiting for him there, and then take Imperial hwy which converts into 105.

about a year ago

Zuckerberg Lobbies For More Liberal Immigration Policies

guantamanera Re:Immigration (484 comments)

I do not think so. The hot ones don't have any trouble. Hot and dumb the best combination.

about a year ago

Zuckerberg Lobbies For More Liberal Immigration Policies

guantamanera Re:Immigration (484 comments)

Easy, Your aquientaces didn't do any research is their fault. There is this one form called Adjustment of status that you can use to stay in USA when you marry a citizen. If that does not work legally divorce and have the person leave the country and apply for a fiance visa Then you can marry and do the adjustment again. To bring a family member, friend or whoever as a visitor a citizen resident you need to fill out an affidavit of support I have even brought people from cuba this way to come and visit me. Bringing Cuban visitors is good, they are legally allowed to bring cigars and rum. I am not a lawyer but all the information is in the goverment site and all it requires is some reading.

about a year ago

Film Critic Roger Ebert Dead at 70 Of Cancer

guantamanera Re:USA = World? (198 comments)

My favourite movie is Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo. It was filmed in Spain and it was directed by the talian Sergio Leone. The USA title is The good, the bad and the ugly. I saw, Memoria de mis putas tristes form Mexico Heleno Brazil Frankenweenie USA The Hobit New Zealand Tengo ganas de ti Spain. Lincoln USA Masterplan argentina Tesis sobre un homicidio Argentina Ensayo de un crimen Mexico El secreto de sus ojos Argentina

about a year ago

Film Critic Roger Ebert Dead at 70 Of Cancer

guantamanera Re:USA = World? (198 comments)

At least you got positive points with your coment. I didn't fare too well doing a similar coment, and I think I was nicer than you. I should not have posted so early when is dark in the rest of the world.

about a year ago



Harvard cracks DNA storage, crams 700 terabytes of data into a single gram

guantamanera guantamanera writes  |  about 2 years ago

guantamanera (751262) writes "Finally we have organic data storage. Scientists at Harvard's Wyss insitute have managed to store 700 terabytes of data on 1 a single gram of DNA. Maybe my growing mole can be usefull one day after all."
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Sir Clive Sinclair marries stripper.

guantamanera guantamanera writes  |  more than 4 years ago

guantamanera (751262) writes "The 69 year old computer tycoon Sir Clive Sinclair creator of the ZX Spectrum weds his 33-year-old lap dancer. They have been engaged a year but have been seeing each other, on and off, for more than a decade.

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Ubisoft’s New DRM Cracked in Under 24-Hours

guantamanera guantamanera writes  |  more than 4 years ago

guantamanera (751262) writes "Ubisoft made serious waves when they announced a new DRM policy for all new PC titles, beginning with Silent Hunter 5 and Assassin’s Creed 2. The new scheme UbiSoft hoped would thwart piracy requires all legitimate users to have a permanent Internet connection that continuously authenticates a copy of the game. Additionally, save game files are now stored on UbiSoft servers."
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