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BitCoin Value Collapses, Possibly Due To DDoS

jswigart so... (605 comments)

what will it take for this failed experiment to be abandoned?

1 year,7 days
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13-Year-Old Uses Fibonacci Sequence For Solar Power Breakthrough

jswigart evolution wins again (410 comments)

science ought to look to take ideas from evolution every chance they get. usually there is a reason these sort of elements of nature are arranged as they are. is this kid the first to do that with solar tech?

more than 2 years ago
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Man Tries to Patent His "Godly Powers"

jswigart sweet (192 comments)

Screw prior art, finally a "useful, concrete, and tangible result" demonstration

more than 2 years ago
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"Overwhelming" Evidence For Magnetic Monopoles

jswigart monopoles (256 comments)

Clearly we knew monopoles exist already since Microsoft is guilty of being one right?

more than 4 years ago
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IBM Files Patent For Bullet-Dodging Bionic Armor

jswigart Re:wtf (379 comments)

Nah, Straw Man fits more I think.

more than 5 years ago
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IBM Files Patent For Bullet-Dodging Bionic Armor

jswigart Re:wtf (379 comments)

Non-Sequitur?

more than 5 years ago
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IBM Files Patent For Bullet-Dodging Bionic Armor

jswigart wtf (379 comments)

Probably the lamest idea ever. Long range sniper kills of this type represent an insignificant minority of deaths, they really think people are going to wear this crap?

The detection method sounds flaky and lame. What I would pay to see though is the other side create an 'electromagnetic' interference device that causes this armor to 'stimulate' the wearer to dive into a brick wall or something.

more than 5 years ago
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Irish Gov't Seeks To Rein In Cyber Bullying

jswigart Re:Just plain bullying (211 comments)

This advice is just plain stupid. I'm all for standing up for yourself, but the way you are painting it is that you really have to fuck the guy up, which may well be deserved, but it's still very poor advice. What punishment are they likely to get for such an attack? Thrown out of school that's what. Congrats your advice has got him expelled. So jump the bully in an alley and do it you might say? That's fantastically lame advice too. Not only is it extremely risky, but the intended message you are attempting to send the other bullies is likely to be lost.

Bullies more often tread on the edge of what authority figures will enforce. Psychological abuse, knocking shit out of your hands, getting in your face. Often they rarely actually beat the kids up, just harass them constantly in ways that many teachers just won't do much about beyond telling them to knock it off if caught. Retaliating with an attack with the intent to jack them up is going to put your kid firmly in a much more clear bracket of trouble than what the bully is in.

more than 5 years ago
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Man Uses Remote Logon To Help Find Laptop Thief

jswigart Re:What remote access technology? (251 comments)

Prob running something like dyndns or something that would automatically notify the server of the ip address when online, so he simply had to use his registered dyndns name.

more than 5 years ago
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Royal Society "Creationist" Resigns

jswigart Re:That was an intelligently designed decision (658 comments)

umm no.

the theory of evolution makes no claims on the origin of life.

the big bang is more of an attempt at that, sure, and it too supported by much evidence. like all things in science, evolution and big bang are the best we have right now given what we know, can observe and test against. that's infinitely more useful than what creationists have(nothing), and it certainly isn't a religion as you attempt to claim.

science follows theories best supported by evidence. if evidence contradicts the theory it must be adapted.

there is no reason to expect science will ever know how everything originated with high certainty. we may simply not have access to information needed to study and test with.

feel free to provide your arguments for why evolutionists should change their views. so far you have parroted typical creationist nonsense, typically fed by total ignorance of the theories you are arguing against.

more than 5 years ago

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