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Evidence of 100,000-Year-Old Life Found In Antarctic Subglacial Lake

mZHg Re:most like 100,000 years (63 comments)

Most people think radio-dating is only done by carbon, they don't understand that we use different element in different context..
They usually don't understand the principle of half-life and think we have to wait that time to measure it..
Typical creationist argument ;)

1 year,6 days

Why Are Japanese Men Refusing To Leave Their Rooms?

mZHg Anime (770 comments)

There is a very good Anime about Hikikomori : N.H.K.

about a year ago

Mozilla Launches Initiative To Adapt Scientific Practice To the Open Web

mZHg Re:Web of trust (28 comments)

As long as you are qualified to judge what you download and read, then you can choose to seed it.
If "approval" is not restricted to qualified people (like current peer review process) it's a open door to a big mess!

Massive approval != correct publication. (just look how many people use homeopathy...)

about a year ago

Moore's Law and the Origin of Life

mZHg Re:Looks like creationism... (272 comments)

> Do you even understand what it means to "calibrate"? Do you understand what it means that they have to consider things such as sample contamination and so on?
> An accurate measurement of the ratio of C12 to C14 atoms does not mean you have an accurate measurement of the age of the item, because you do not know the starting ratio, and you have not validated the assumption that decay rates stays constant over long periods of time.

You seriously think they don't know about that?

> Why did you use "almost surely"? Why not "definitely"? What uncertainty are you accounting for with that phrasing?

Since I am not a expert in that field, I can't affirm this with certainty, and since you are the one with doubt, you should be the one learning on the subject, you obviously lake the necessary knowledge to understand what you criticize.

> Because those values are estimated based on models and not experimentally verified

Most are experimentally verified, even if you stat the contrary.

> An experiment that verifies the accuracy of long term age estimates requires multiples of the time period in question. When it comes to millions to billions of years, we do not and have the millions and billions of years of data to validate the estimates. In short, they're unprovable claims until we've performed some million/billion year experiments. Inconveniently, those results are outside of our lifetimes.

No. This is not necessary to do it that way. We have tons of evidences and experimental data to backup those claims, but you obviously refuse to admit that. Do some research, try to understand how the age of the universe is calculated, how each 'tool' works, what data are used, how they are verified, what experiments have been done. I think you don't understand there is not on one way used to calculate the age, but multiple ways which all converge to the same value. And with advance in science, this value is more and more accurate.

about a year ago

Moore's Law and the Origin of Life

mZHg Re:Looks like creationism... (272 comments)

1. Carbon is one of many isotopes you can use for dating, some of them has short half-life which has been tested and proven. Even in your life time. The process itself is accurate, but a specific half-life can't give you age precision under that half-life.

2. Red shift is one tool which help us to measure the expansion of the universe, which help us to measure the age of the universe. This tool associated with many others allow us to do a pretty accurate measure. I was just pointing out to you other means of measure than radio-dating.

3. "Estimates are not verifications": this is why we give uncertainty range. The good value is almost surely in that range. At least all evidences and experiments point to it. Certainly not 6 000 years.. Actually, we have 'verified' that estimations, multiple times, refine its accuracy.

It's not because we use the word "estimation", the values are wrong or unknown.

about a year ago

US CEO Says French Workers Have Three-Hour Work Day

mZHg Re:I don't get it. (1313 comments)

Well, not really.
There are others laws and you can work anything between 35 and 39 hours.
With some other contract types, you don't have hours rules, but days. My contract state I must work something like 220 days per year, my boss ask 40 hours per week. But in practice, as long as you do your job in time, you can work less hours. (but more in "rush periods")

Most CEO will try to make you do over-hours and not paid them to you, so in most case, you have a 35 hours contract and work near 40, if you don't or protest or anything, well, they made you quit.

about a year and a half ago

I Get Most of My Caffeine Through

mZHg Re:Missing option (283 comments)

I only drink coffee at work, never on weekend, and I don't feel any withdrawal.
Even when on vacation for 20 days, I don't drink coffee and don't feel any withdrawal.

about a year and a half ago

Lego Accused of Racism With Star Wars Set

mZHg Re:here we go (514 comments)

Not to mention that Hagia Sophia is originally a orthodox basilica.. and so a orthodox design..

about a year and a half ago

J.J. Abrams To Direct Star Wars VII

mZHg Re:Omg :( (735 comments)

This is what scare me, 'cause I am also a sw fan, at some point, and I'am afraid to be disappointed, again..

about a year and a half ago

J.J. Abrams To Direct Star Wars VII

mZHg Re:No more time travel! (735 comments)

Time travel can be well used... But also so easily miss and over used!
(ie Lost and final of Fringe)

about a year and a half ago

J.J. Abrams To Direct Star Wars VII

mZHg Re:Why JJ Abrams when you could get Peter Jackson? (735 comments)

Yeah, this guy would make a better one for sure!
But he would trade spaceship and asteroid belt for some planetary landscape shot somewhere in NZ :D

about a year and a half ago

J.J. Abrams To Direct Star Wars VII

mZHg Omg :( (735 comments)

Please not him ...
StarTrek 2009 is not bad, but not good as well... (and I am a trek fan, so I love anything trekky)
But, I can't stand Lost, and Fringe which had a good start has gone down and down.. to a meaningless end... So disappointed..
Just my point of view but I think this guy is overrated where he should only get a 5/10 score.

about a year and a half ago

That Link You Just Posted Could Cost You 300 Euros

mZHg Re:green soup must be bad for you (227 comments)

It's not that irish or french people want this, only some lobby pushing for it, and some bad politics which follow...
Google news is free advertising for them and they didn't even understand that...
btw you're right, god doesn't exist :)

about a year and a half ago

Mozilla Dropping 64-Bit Windows Nightly Builds For Now

mZHg Re:Firefox + 64bits = Waterfox (224 comments)

Waterfox follow the release cycle of Firefox (release channel, no beta nor alpha), with a little delay (from days to weeks)

about 2 years ago



White House Petition: Help us to keep religion outside school, sign!

mZHg mZHg writes  |  about a year ago

mZHg (2035814) writes "There is a petition on which need Slashdot community support.

Since Darwin's groundbreaking theory of Evolution by Natural Selection, scientists all around the world have found monumental amounts of evidence in favor of the theory, now treated as scientific fact by 99.9% of all scientists.

However, even after 150 years after the establishment of evolution, some schools across the US are "teaching the controversy," including Creationism and Intelligent Design. Both of these so-called "theories" have no basis in scientific fact, and have absolutely zero evidence pointing towards these conjectures. These types of loopholes in our education are partially to blame for our dangerously low student performances in math and science.

Therefore, we petition the Obama Adminstration to ban the teachings of these conjectures that contradict Evolution.

Sign the petition!"
Link to Original Source


Help humanity to go into deep space!

mZHg mZHg writes  |  about a year ago

mZHg (2035814) writes "The Icarus Interstellar non-profit organization, dedicated to achieving interstellar flight by 2100, has setup a kickstarter project to fund the first-ever starship congress summit of the world's interstellar space science organizations and advocates.

"Imagine collectively experiencing the progressive thoughts and unencumbered designs of the world's leading spacecraft designers, engineers, and astro-theorists. Picture for a moment, attending a forum where scientists, physicists, engineers, researchers, urban designers, representatives from international space programs and present-day commercial space operators, as well as popular and well-known interstellar speakers and space journalists share their visions for how the future of spaceflight and interstellar exploration is to unfold."

The Starship Congress, to be held August 15-18, 2013, at the Anatole Hilton Conference Center, Dallas, TX."


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