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MIT Designs Tsunami Proof Floating Nuclear Reactor

hamburger lady nice (193 comments)

then a huge rogue wave hits it. aw shiiiiiiiiiiit

yesterday
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Kids Can Swipe a Screen But Can't Use LEGOs

hamburger lady Re:How to describe a pre-schooler (351 comments)

Colin Kinney said excessive use of technology damages concentration .

tl;dr. can anybody give me the gist of this statement?

2 days ago
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LHCb Confirms Existence of Exotic Hadrons

hamburger lady Re:So what is it made of? (99 comments)

Fuck it, we're doing five quarks.

Would someone tell me how this happened? We were the fucking vanguard of particles in this universe. The meson was the hadron to own. Then the other guy came out with a three-quark nucleon. Were we scared? Hell, no. Because we hit back with a little thing called the proton. That's three quarks and a positive charge. For positivity. But you know what happened next? Shut up, I'm telling you what happened—the bastards went to four quarks. Now we're standing around with our cocks in our hands, selling three quarks and a charge. Charge or no, suddenly we're the chumps. Well, fuck it. We're going to five quarks.

about a week ago
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Tesla's Fight With Car Dealers Could Help Decide the Next Presidential Election

hamburger lady Re:There is no irony (282 comments)

what's the "democrat party"?

about three weeks ago
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Tesla's Fight With Car Dealers Could Help Decide the Next Presidential Election

hamburger lady well (282 comments)

'The widespread franchise rules giving car dealers virtual monopolies in their territories epitomize the government-controlled marketplace Republicans purportedly despise,' writes Wohlsen

yes, but they also epitomize the lobbyist-controlled cash funnel republicans love. money is by far more important than having actual values.

about three weeks ago
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Scientists Revive a Giant 30,000 Year Old Virus From Ice

hamburger lady lol (121 comments)

"We don't understand anything anymore!" says the guy reviving a 30,000 year-old virus. sheesh.

about a month and a half ago
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Physicists Test Symmetry Principle With an Antimatter Beam

hamburger lady Re:Feynman tutored me in QM at Caltech (106 comments)

I am STILL stymied by a question he asked once:

"Why does a mirror reverse left-and-right but not up-and-down?"

because our eyes are left and right, not up and down. i figured that out in 2nd grade.

about a month and a half ago
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Whole Foods: America's Temple of Pseudoscience

hamburger lady Re:God (794 comments)

right. the bit from the article "It’s not just the Ezekiel 4:9 bread (its recipe drawn from the eponymous Bible verse), or Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps" is a bit elitist if you ask me. dr. bronner's soaps are fucking awesome. and the bread, it's just multigrain bread. so the label has a bible reference on it, who cares? the bread is pretty good. it's not like they say eating the bread will give you magic powers or anything.

about 1 month ago
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Whole Foods: America's Temple of Pseudoscience

hamburger lady Re:Troll (794 comments)

every pharmacy i've ever shopped at has had at least one homeopathic bullshit product. same with most decent-sized grocery stores. i guess none of them have any real grasp of science.

of course, i don't base my grocery-shopping decisions on the scientific grasp of the store's ownership. that would be fucking stupid.

about 1 month ago
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Darker Arctic Boosting Global Warming

hamburger lady Re:BS junk science (378 comments)

north, north central, midwest, and eastern, and southern parts of the U.S.. How much global warming do you see?

i didn't know that the entire globe consisted merely of those portions of the US.

about a month ago
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Darker Arctic Boosting Global Warming

hamburger lady Re:Small problem (378 comments)

the year after a record year is usually not a record year. it's called 'regression to the mean'. it's an actual thing, look it up.

about a month ago
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Darker Arctic Boosting Global Warming

hamburger lady Re:There are two "Arctics" (378 comments)

antarctica is losing an astonishing amount of land ice. this land ice melts and flows into the southern ocean, freshening the upper layer of water, which of course will freeze easier adding to the amount of sea ice.

about a month ago
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Darker Arctic Boosting Global Warming

hamburger lady Re:BS junk science (378 comments)

getting cooler or stagnate in warming in recent years due to solar lull and dining

your ideas are intriguing and i would like to subscribe to your newsletter.

about a month ago
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US Secretary of State Calls Climate Change 'Weapon of Mass Destruction'

hamburger lady Re:Global Warming != Human Caused Global Warming (401 comments)

massive geological cycles

indeed. "massive", meaning long and slow. what we see today is not long and slow.

by all natural cycles we should be slowly, inexorably cooling, headed towards a glacial period. during those cooldowns there are often small, slow bumps upwards, like a stock on it's way down. but those bumps are again small and slow ones.

the temperature is rising at about .15C/decade. that isn't supposed to be happening according to the 'natural cycle'. this isn't a bump on the slow road down, this is a massive spike upwards. there is literally no natural phenomenon we can point to that could describe this sort of quick change.

one thing we do know is how greenhouse gases work. we've understood their basic operation for over a hundred years. we know that if it weren't for GHGs the earth's surface would be too cold for complex life.

put two and two together sometime. you'll be surprised at how easy it is.

about 2 months ago
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Audience Jeers Contestant Who Uses Game Theory To Win At 'Jeopardy'

hamburger lady Re:Upredictable WTF? (412 comments)

Jeopardy's nipplegate

please don't ever use those two words together again. thanks in advance.

about 2 months ago
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World's First Magma-Based Geothermal Energy System

hamburger lady Re:sounds like poor engineering? (161 comments)

C-3PO: My God, you shoot small animals for fun? That's the first indicator of a serial killer, you freak!
Luke: There's two suns and no women! What the hell am I supposed to do?!

about 3 months ago
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Heat Waves In Australia Are Getting More Frequent, and Hotter

hamburger lady Re:Hottest in 100 years = cooling down (279 comments)

exactly! a few billion years ago the planet was a super-hot ball of molten rock. therefore it's been way hotter in the past.

about 3 months ago

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