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Black Holes Not Black After All, Theorize Physicists

meglon Of course (224 comments)

.... this all revolves around the notion that the information paradox is real. It could very well be that what they think of as "information" is nothing more than a layer (or multiple layers) above what the real "information" is. The universe has a habit of proving our ideas need more work... pretty much every time we have a technological advance.

3 days ago
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Experiment Shows People Exposed To East German Socialism Cheat More

meglon they never learn (612 comments)

More bullshit from researchers who want to appear like actual researchers, but instead create fairly useless surveys and come away with just bizarre conclusions. One could easily have concluded: people who come from an impoverished childhood, which most of eastern Europe was at the time (given that these people actually lived in Eat Germany, meaning before 1981), are more likely to cheat. I'd suggest that that would be more logical, as that would be a survival mechanism in such environments.

The end gist: never, ever, trust soft science "research" as having any actual evidence or validity.

about a week ago
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US Marines Demonstrate Ultra Heavy-Lift Amphibious Connector Prototype

meglon Re:So.... (90 comments)

You know why the U. S. Marine Corps hasn't had to conduct a contested amphibious landing in over 50 years?

... because the rest of the world understands there's this thing called helicopters now days. I know it's a new fangled idea, and it might take a few years to sink into the heads of the truly incredibly stupid.... but i think they're here to stay.

By the way, we haven't had to conduct a full scale cavalry charge on horseback for a while either. I wonder if that's just because the world knows we're just so damn good at them? Or maybe they're just not as fucked in the head.

about two weeks ago
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US Marines Demonstrate Ultra Heavy-Lift Amphibious Connector Prototype

meglon Re:So.... (90 comments)

.... and it hasn't been necessary since WWII. It provides no options other than a new toy they don't need that will cost more of the taxpayers money.

about two weeks ago
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Sony Forgets To Pay For Domain, Hilarity Ensues

meglon SNASU (277 comments)

Situation normal, all Sony'd up.

about two weeks ago
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Rand Paul and Silicon Valley's Shifting Political Climate

meglon Re:Silicon Valley is officially old (533 comments)

I see one of the super useless, partisan hack mods got their panties in a bunch.... again. It's a pity the worthless fucking conservatives out there have to be deceitful lying bitches to keep people stupid and on their side.

about two weeks ago
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US Marines Demonstrate Ultra Heavy-Lift Amphibious Connector Prototype

meglon So.... (90 comments)

On the trail of the F-35, a plane that is underpowered, can't fly in the rain, or at night, or most anytime else it seems, that breaks when it does get flown, and is basically a complete waste of 1.4 trillion dollars (and climbing).... we have congress pressing forward with a super-sized landing craft because they're used just so often by our forces... assuming we're still in the 1940's.

Wonder where the government wastes money? Look no further.

about two weeks ago
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Rand Paul and Silicon Valley's Shifting Political Climate

meglon Re:Silicon Valley is officially old (533 comments)

Every single day of life you and everyone else in this country has gained benefits and used services provided by the government. The social compact that this country has survived on, at least up till 1981, was that each generation invests in the future so that this country will provide a better life for future generations.

In 1981 that changed. You had elected someone who loudly proclaimed that people no longer had to invest in the future, and everything would smell like flowers and look like rainbows.

Since that time, there has been a large segment of the population who, while still gaining the benefits, and using the services of this country, have actively refused to live up to the basic responsibility of living in this country. They have acted like leeches, sucking the life out of this country, using up it's resources, and driving the future generations into massive debt. They can't be bothered to pay for the government they use, because they're greedy, self centered, egotistical, myopic assholes, who don't give a damn about this country... just about themselves. They are nothing more than thieves, stealing from the future to ad their pockets in the present day.

In the 1940's, during the war, millions of men were called up to fight, with hundreds of thousands paying the ultimate cost for this country. The top marginal tax rate was over 90%. Now, we are paying close to the lowest rates in 60 years, and there's no requirement to submit to a draft for military service... yet we still have a segment of the population who bitch and whine like little toddlers with shit in the diapers that taxes are too high. These people are THE problem in this country. They undermine everything that this country has ever done, and spit on the graves of those who gave their lives making this country a better place... all because they're greedy little bitches.

No one likes to pay taxes, but taxes are the cost of living in society. As for the ones stealing.... those are the worthless little bitches who don't support this country, even after using everything this country offers every day.

about two weeks ago
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Rand Paul and Silicon Valley's Shifting Political Climate

meglon bullshit (533 comments)

Part of this is due to the rise of companies like Uber and Tesla Motors, blazing-hot start-ups that have been opposed at every turn by protectionist regulators and trade unions, in confrontations that are being used by small-government conservatives as case studies in government control run amok.

....except....

http://insideevs.com/uaw-looks...

CEO Elon Musk says Tesla is union neutral, so that’s the automaker’s stance.

Then there's the whole "government run amok" thing... where it should really say "state government run amok." The protectionist policies adopted haven't been federal, they've been state level. Texas, Arizona, Virginia, Maryland, and New Jersey have outright bans; Georgia and Colorado have severe restrictions on selling; and Ohio and New York have legislation pending. Musk has said, if the states keep fucking with him, he will use the federal courts to deal with the issue.... so again, the problem isn't the federal government, it's the states.

With Uber, again the problem isn't unions, and it's not the federal government.. it's city governments.

Perhaps this should be a case study on smaller governments causing more problems than they should, and those that promote "small government" lying and trying to blame "big government" and unions.

about two weeks ago
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With New Horizons Spacecraft a Year Away, What We Know About Pluto

meglon Re:Four hour transit time (128 comments)

HAH! I laugh at your light speed. Once you go plaid, you never go back.... at least not without the help of Mr. Rental.

about two weeks ago
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Hints of Life's Start Found In a Giant Virus

meglon Re:"How big was it?" (158 comments)

Pfft. Ours was so big... well... does the phrase "take off and nuke it from orbit" mean anything to you?

about two weeks ago
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Mapping a Monster Volcano

meglon Re:If you can observe it, it is not religion (105 comments)

Again, you're simply making stupid comments about something you don't know much about. You do not understand science. You can play your little word games, but in the end, you're just a religious mook trying to justify your belief.

about three weeks ago
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Mapping a Monster Volcano

meglon Re:And this doesn't seem like a bad idea? (105 comments)

You're attempting to argue that science is the same as religion. It isn't, and the fact you'd suggest such a stupid thing only reveals you don't have an understanding of science. I'd suggest you stick with something you actually know something about, which is clearly not science, or anything to do with the scientific principle.

about three weeks ago
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When Beliefs and Facts Collide

meglon Re:It's Okay (725 comments)

Certainly can't argue with that, although i imagine there's more than 1 in a million that does know, the numbers of the ignorant are disproportionally large compared to those that do. But downplaying the meaning and actions of those "groups" is hardly the answer.

While some of these quite a ways out there in the way they use the data, many of them put forward a pretty simple analysis of what's going on...such as: http://www.activistpost.com/20...

Make no mistake, the militarism, anti-intellectualism, religious fervor, party "purity," along with the other traits justifies the radical rights admission into the roster of fascist groups, even though they've substituted total obedience to their party for the total obedience to the state that the European fascists of the 1920's-1940's pushed. That list of traits is like a checklist for the radical right.

So no, this isn't just a political insult... it's the way things are happening in the US. My statement above, that's already been modded down by someone who disagrees, is accurate.

about three weeks ago
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Consciousness On-Off Switch Discovered Deep In Brain

meglon but... (284 comments)

...did it also coincide with the TV being turned on?

about three weeks ago
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When Beliefs and Facts Collide

meglon Re:It's Okay (725 comments)

Over here in the US, the fascist conservatives equate anything not as fascist as them to be socialists.

about three weeks ago
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When Beliefs and Facts Collide

meglon here's the rub... (725 comments)

"But we also need to reduce the incentives for elites to spread misinformation to their followers in the first place. Once people’s cultural and political views get tied up in their factual beliefs, it’s very difficult to undo regardless of the messaging that is used."

As long as the few can remain in power or make money by lying, they will.

about three weeks ago
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Astronomers Discover Earth-Sized Diamond

meglon Re:Gravity? (112 comments)

Yes, Amaurea right above your post laid that out pretty well, as do you.... but the OP didn't specify surface gravity. You would feel roughly the same effects (gravitationally) from it as you would from our sun at the same distance from center of mass; you'd simply be able to get much closer to center of mass on a white dwarf, baring being fried from the radiation output.

about a month ago
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Astronomers Discover Earth-Sized Diamond

meglon Re:Gravity? (112 comments)

It's a white dwarf.

and the companion a mass 1.05 times that of the Sun.

It's gravitational pull, not including the pulsar's, would be almost the same as our suns.

about a month ago

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Air Force Space Fence Being Shut Down

meglon meglon writes  |  about a year ago

meglon (1001833) writes "NASA will no longer have real time information on tracking orbital debris if the order of Gen. William Shelton, commander of Air Force Space Command, is carried out. The Space Fence, the only monitoring system of it's kind, will cease function on October 1st. Start saying goodby to all your favorite telecommunication and GPS satellites now."
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Solar Stormwatch crowdsourcing

meglon meglon writes  |  more than 4 years ago

meglon (1001833) writes "News flash on the sun: It's Hot!

The fine folks at Galaxy Zoo have just launched another mission oriented site at http://solarstormwatch.com/

Solar Stormwatch will use volunteers to spot and track solar storms and ejecta, with hopes of understanding them a bit better, and possibly mitigating some of the potential damage from them on us poor earthlings. Perusing feeds from collected from NASA's STEREO spacecrafts, you can also happen upon comets (which is pretty cool). The interface is nice and clean, and while the video's are somewhat limited in scope, but it's a worthwhile project that could potentially save a few lives, and you never know, maybe they'll name a comet after you (if you find one before anyone else)."

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