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California DMV Told Google Cars Still Need Steering Wheels

itzly Re:Star Trek (500 comments)

And a self destruct sequence...

2 days ago
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California DMV Told Google Cars Still Need Steering Wheels

itzly Re:Flight controls instead? (500 comments)

So why don't jet fighters use a wheel ?

2 days ago
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Numerous Methane Leaks Found On Atlantic Sea Floor

itzly Re:Global Warming? (272 comments)

No, because in my logic we already know the amount of methane in the atmosphere, and this has already been entered into the models. Where exactly this methane is coming from doesn't really matter.

3 days ago
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Numerous Methane Leaks Found On Atlantic Sea Floor

itzly Re:Global Warming? (272 comments)

The fact that the amount of seepage is higher than previously thought does not mean it is actually growing.

3 days ago
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Numerous Methane Leaks Found On Atlantic Sea Floor

itzly Re:Global Warming? (272 comments)

We have known about them in the past but recent discoveries have shown that more exist than was thought and with methane being 30x more potent of a green house gas than CO2 it throws the models and calculations off.

If the seeps are not growing in size or quantity, the atmospheric methane due to the seeps should remain constant, and the models should be unaffected.

3 days ago
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UEA Research Shows Oceans Vital For Possibility of Alien Life

itzly Re:Extremophile (97 comments)

2. The utility of radio waves for communication wouldn't hinge much on the physic form of an organism, just something much like sapience.

Radio waves don't reach very far before they are drowned out by natural sources of radiation. Beyond one light year, you already need powerful radio sources, combined with large antennas to detect them. And there's only a short time window. It took earth billions of years before we started emitting radio waves, and already we're reaching the end of the window with the increased use of wide spectrum digital transmissions that are much harder to detect from a distance.

about a month ago
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UEA Research Shows Oceans Vital For Possibility of Alien Life

itzly Re:Correction (97 comments)

Or maybe you meant "we" in a personal sense in which case yeah

You need quite a wide reaching definition of "we" if you want to include many different colonists, spread out over radically different planets, evolving over billions of years. Only a few dozen million years ago "we" were small furry rodents.

about a month ago
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A Look At NASA's Orion Project

itzly Re:The one good feature of ARM (108 comments)

On the other hand, what price can we put on avoiding extinction?

The next extinction event is much more likely to come from human activities than from an asteroid.

about a month ago
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Apollo 11 Moon Landing Turns 45

itzly Re:What if we hadn't? (211 comments)

On the other hand, if somebody had made it a goal to send an unmanned probe to collect a ton of moon rocks, it could have been done too. Scaling from 0.8 grams to 0.8 tonnes is just a matter of using a bigger rocket.

about a month ago
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Apollo 11 Moon Landing Turns 45

itzly Re:And less than four years later... (211 comments)

It's because people got bored doing the same thing over and over. Beyond the novelty factor, there's just not much purpose in sending people to walk on the moon.

about a month ago
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Apollo 11 Moon Landing Turns 45

itzly Re:And today (211 comments)

You must be confusing pork barrels with actual intent to produce something that works.

about a month ago
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Dell Starts Accepting Bitcoin

itzly Re:Makes sense (152 comments)

Not only are the fees lower, they are fully paid by the buyer. And also, Dell doesn't have to worry about charge backs.

about a month ago
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Dell Starts Accepting Bitcoin

itzly Re:No kidding (152 comments)

I have some bitcoins, and I don't find myself in any of the 4 categories. I just think bitcoins are a worthwhile addition to the numerous existing ways to store and transfer value. It has some advantages and some disadvantages, but there are enough different applications in the world that it will find its niche where the advantages outweigh the disadvantages.

about a month ago
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Dell Starts Accepting Bitcoin

itzly Re:Fee-less? (152 comments)

Old coins get premium treatment in the transaction scheduling algorihm. I suspect those $3 million were old coins. For new coins, you need a fee to get them transferred within a reasonable time.

about a month ago
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Dell Starts Accepting Bitcoin

itzly Re:Not actually accepting bitcoins. RTFA (152 comments)

And if there's a community of bitcoin users trading good and work for bitcoins, so will bitcoin be backed by the total economic output of the users.

about a month ago

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