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Exhibit On Real Johnny Appleseed To Hit the Road

mrsquid0 Re:bringing booze to a thirsty frontier (71 comments)

Johnny Appleseed brought reliable apple trees and apple jack to western Ohio. It was the apple jack that made him successful. There are also stories that he had a ten-year-old bride. Mr Chapman was not quite the person that folk mythology portrays him as.

about 1 month ago
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States That Raised Minimum Wage See No Slow-Down In Job Growth

mrsquid0 Re:So what? (778 comments)

The AC was talking about Germany 20 year ago. East German ceased to exist more than 20 years ago.

about a month ago
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States That Raised Minimum Wage See No Slow-Down In Job Growth

mrsquid0 Re:Economists (778 comments)

The real question is who got the job? I have worked at places where the economist's answer would have been considered correct.

about a month ago
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States That Raised Minimum Wage See No Slow-Down In Job Growth

mrsquid0 Re:Crazy (778 comments)

Posted to undo an unintended moderation.

about a month ago
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NASA: Lunar Pits and Caves Could House Astronauts

mrsquid0 Lunar Pits (157 comments)

The astronauts had better hope that there are no Lunar sarlaccs.

about a month ago
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Researchers Develop New Way To Steal Passwords Using Google Glass

mrsquid0 Re:That does it (116 comments)

These glassholes who whine about Google Glass are not very bright.

about a month and a half ago
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Evidence of a Correction To the Speed of Light

mrsquid0 Re:Ummm (347 comments)

Photons need to have gamma-ray energies before they can create virtual electro-positron pairs. Visible light simply does not have enough energy to do this.

about 2 months ago
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Navy Creates Fuel From Seawater

mrsquid0 Re:That depends (256 comments)

People in many parts of the world already pay the equivalent of US$7 for petrol, so the projected cost is quite viable for automobile use. However, it is likely that efficiencies of scale will bring down the price of seawater fuel if a mass production system is developed. If that is the case then this fuel could easily compete with conventional petrol at the pump.

about 4 months ago
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New Service Lets You Hitch a Ride With Private Planes For Cost of Tank of Gas

mrsquid0 Re:um... (269 comments)

> I wouldn't trust your average yahoo who has a plane and license.

Fortunately your average yahoo does not have a plane and a license. In Canada and the US (I can't speak for anywhere else) getting a pilot's license is not easy. It requires significant training, studying, and testing. Your average yahoo simply would not be able to cut it.

about 4 months ago
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NASA Laying Foundation For Jupiter Moon Space Mission

mrsquid0 Re:JWST? (100 comments)

The original cost for JWST was capped at $700 million in the late 1990s. The cost is currently about 20 times that. There are people on the project who are confident that the final cost will be much higher.

about 4 months ago
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NASA Laying Foundation For Jupiter Moon Space Mission

mrsquid0 Re:What's been the hold up???? (100 comments)

That is not the reason. The reason that there has not been a dedicated Europa mission is because it will be a very expensive mission and the money is not available. The reason that the money is not available is because the US government does not want to give NASA the required funding. If the US congress offered to give NASA the money, and kept the funding going for the 15-20 years that would be required to do a long-term exploration of Europa, then NASA would jump at the opportunity. There is also a matter of rivalries between JPL and various NASA centers, but a reliable funding stream would go a long way towards resolving those.

about 4 months ago
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NASA Laying Foundation For Jupiter Moon Space Mission

mrsquid0 Re:What's been the hold up???? (100 comments)

The plumes are probably from short-lived pockets of recently melted water near the surface. It is very unlikely that they are directly connected to the underlying ocean, which may be 100 km or more beneath the ice surface.

about 4 months ago
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New Australian Privacy Laws Could Have Ramifications On Google Glass

mrsquid0 Re:not private (128 comments)

That is not the case in Canada or in the US. In fact, in most jurisdictions in these two countries it completely legal to record anything that occurs in a place. There are some exceptions, but for the most part it is legal for you to record anything that you want.

about 5 months ago
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Facebook's Face Identification Project Is Accurate 97.25% of the Time

mrsquid0 Re:Say goodbye (149 comments)

CVDazzle is an interesting idea, but one would need to change their hair and face style randomly, and fairly frequently, to defeat algorithms that try to match the dazzle style. Razzle-dazzle worked well for military camouflage because it takes advantage of problems with the human brain's pattern matching abilities. However, it does not work as well against neural net algorithms that know that they are looking for objects that are camouflaged this way. Still, this could make for an interesting fashion fad.

about 5 months ago
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Russian Army Spetsnaz Units Arrested Operating In Ukraine

mrsquid0 Re:We need a US base in the Ukraine (623 comments)

Look up The Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Budapest_Memorandum_on_Security_Assurances). Technically it is not a treaty, but that is splitting hairs.

about 5 months ago

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