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Researchers At Brown University Shattered a Quantum Wave Function

nucrash Re:So... (139 comments)

Sadly studying different languages, I found this entire conversation to be confusing with our uses of left and right.

I think my understanding of this conversation has come to a middle.

yesterday
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Pope Francis Declares Evolution and Big Bang Theory Are Right

nucrash Re:Tip of the iceberg (627 comments)

And all this time, I theorized that Jesus was a time traveler from an alternate future who was sent back to try and advance civilization only to screw up the Roman Empire and accidentally plunge the world into dark ages. Unfortunately no one else came back to stop him. :/

yesterday
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Creationism Conference at Michigan State University Stirs Unease

nucrash Re: Why at a place of learning? (972 comments)

As long as you are showing evidence that refutes the decisions of the IPCC, I welcome that into consideration. I am sure they will too. However, Venus serves as a pretty good model as to what happens when you trap a lot of carbon in the atmosphere. This is where Global Warming concerns came from. Mars serves as a model of what happens when you don't have enough carbon in your atmosphere.

When you can develop better scientific models which reflect what's going on in the world, then the entire scientific community will listen, but you can't just dump bullshit out there without some evidence to backup your claims.

2 days ago
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Creationism Conference at Michigan State University Stirs Unease

nucrash Re:Why at a place of learning? (972 comments)

Religions often ask you not to question the creator or authorities. Science is built on the idea of curiosity, Science can only work if you question authorities.

As a scientific mind, I welcome you to question everything I understand and rewrite the world as I know it. As a religious fundamentalist, I scold you for attempting such a thing.

This is why religion and science are not often compatible.

2 days ago
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Creationism Conference at Michigan State University Stirs Unease

nucrash Re:Why at a place of learning? (972 comments)

By telling future generations that the planet is 6000 years old when the universe is 14 billion light years across, you stunt the growth of individuals. This is like telling kids today that Columbus discovered America and proved that the Earth is round. No, he screwed up and though it was in the East Indies.

Then we wonder while our kids are so screwed up compared to the rest of the world. They have to relearn everything and straighten up the moronic things everyone taught them earlier.

As far as testable, we already have evidence that creationists are morons. Done and Done. Now we just need to prevent them from trying to spread their ignorance.

2 days ago
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Steve Ballmer Gets Billion-Dollar Tax Write-Off For Being Basketball Baron

nucrash Re:If you tax the rich, they'll leave (255 comments)

Think of it like this:

If we took that money and spent it on education alone, considering the average cost of what it takes to put a student through school in a year ($11,153), that would allow for 6276 students. That's per year for 15 years.

In less than two years, India would have been able to pay for another Satellite to orbit Mars.

Think of the amount of road work that could have been done in that time?

I know this is from a Tax and Spend Democrat, but right now, I know there are a lot of students that could use that money, as improving their living conditions would improve their school performance.

3 days ago
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Steve Ballmer Gets Billion-Dollar Tax Write-Off For Being Basketball Baron

nucrash Re:So the taxpayer pays for overage, got it (255 comments)

He only manages to make 25 times the what the median household income is. So yes, he's going to pay more in taxes in one year than most of us do in a life time.

3 days ago
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Steve Ballmer Gets Billion-Dollar Tax Write-Off For Being Basketball Baron

nucrash Re:If you tax the rich, they'll leave (255 comments)

I thought he would most likely send the Basket Ball team, the Clippy's to India.

3 days ago
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Automation Coming To Restaurants, But Not Because of Minimum Wage Hikes

nucrash Re:This is far from silly (712 comments)

I am going to give some examples and while they are not 100% percent verifiable, let' just roll with this and see what you think.

1. Presently my girlfriend is 30 years old and lives with her parents and has a child. She is making more than minimum wage, but can't afford to move out. Drives a hatchback that is more than ten years old. She has an iPhone, but she purchased it because it was free with a contract. This is a story that I can find several times over with various people I know that are making more than minimum wage.
2. If I remember correctly, SNAP doesn't allow for fast food. This might not apply, but in a great many cases, fast food joints are unable to participate in these programs.
3. Most of the people I know have jobs and fall under this category called the, "Working Poor." They work a full time job, but require government assistance because they are still below the poverty level. Please backup your claims though, because now I am curious where you are getting your facts from.

The lower income families spend more money because that's what they do. They are the majority of your consumers. Give them money to get by and we can actually start to cut aid to them. If we don't have to spend as many tax dollars for welfare programs, then we can start to lower taxes. You have a choice. Either take care of the poor by having them work for their income, or provide their income from taxes.

Australia currently has the highest minimum wage, but their unemployment rate is two tenths of a percent higher than ours. Up until very recently they maintained a lower unemployment rate than ours.

Thanks Obama?

5 days ago
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Automation Coming To Restaurants, But Not Because of Minimum Wage Hikes

nucrash Re:This is silly (712 comments)

Fox was screaming it was an ObamaPhone and since Obama is also referred to as Jesus, or Hitler, I have trouble telling the difference between the two; then clearly the iPhone being once referred to as the Jesus phone, should be available on the government website. I have not seen iPhone options yet.

*rubble* *rubble* *rubble*

about a week ago
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Raspberry Pi Founder Demos Touchscreen Display For DIY Kits

nucrash Re:Have they apologized for attacking gamers yet? (81 comments)

#gamergate is about as much of a conspiracy as mystery meat Monday. Who cares? I mean, who really cares?

So what if some game developer cheated on her boyfriend and started a relationship with a journalist. We are talking about the journalistic integrity of a game journalist.

Are we going to go after every athlete that sleeps with a female reporter? Are we going to go after every female reporter that sleeps with a foot ball or basket ball player and give them a glowing review as their contract is about to expire?

This is an outrage of "meh" proportions.

about a week ago
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Isaac Asimov: How Do People Get New Ideas?

nucrash Re:He, Him, His (150 comments)

I was told this change occurred in 1968. After that, he/she or she and he was then acceptable.

I still love using them, but apparently that's wrong. wrong I say!

about a week ago
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3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

nucrash Re:gun laws (331 comments)

My post was appropriate because I later backed up claims with evidence that race was not a factor in violent crime.

Mississippi of all places supports my claim in that the racial diversity in that state is the highest, by overall, violent crime is ranked 30th.

The previous poster didn't have any evidence to back up his or her claim. His or her claim was uneducated and therefore based out of ignorance. Ergo, I have every right to call him or her a racist idiot.

If you wish to further dispute this, give me some evidence to chew on and I will back down. If you want to continue defending false claims tied to race, awesome.

about two weeks ago
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3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

nucrash Re:gun laws (331 comments)

In the cases of Violent Crimes, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia rank 30th, 18th, and 19th, respectively according to census.gov.
http://www.census.gov/statab/r...
These aren't exactly low figures.

Let's look at some other poorer states.

South Carolina is 1st.
Tennessee is 2nd.
Nevada is 3rd.
Florida is 4th.

Looking at the following report on income disparity between states, I am seeing some similar names at the top of that list:
http://www.epi.org/publication...
Florida
Nevada

Interestingly enough, Mississippi actually proves my point in that it's one of the states with the least amount of income inequality and actually further down on that list.

Thank you for that Mr. Anonymous Coward.

Oh, and to further ad to the flames of failure.
Mississippi has the highest percentage of African Americans by state, and ranks 30th in the amount of violent crime there. Even further reinforcing that race is actually not an issue:
http://kff.org/other/state-ind...

I restate my previous suggestion that quenda is a racist idiot.

 

about two weeks ago
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3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

nucrash Re:gun laws (331 comments)

You can comment about race all you want, but that isn't the only factor. In other words, I am calling you a racist idiot.

Correlation doesn't equal causation. There are other factors at work here as well. These racial minority states also share extreme cases of income inequality. When you have a population that is poor, they are going to do what they can to feed their families and take from the haves. If you want more of an example, look at the crime in Brazil. The same problems exist. If we look at the rise of violence in the Arab Spring, we will notice a similar problem. A large populace that is no longer able to support their families, and then violence.

The down side is that income inequality falls along racial lines in many areas of the U.S.

about two weeks ago
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The Woman Who Should Have Been the First Female Astronaut

nucrash Re:Eh (200 comments)

The point of the article was that at one time, she was just as or even more qualified than the Astronauts that went. Keep in mind, Deke Slayton was actually grounded for a heart murmur and so didn't actually get launched into space.

Now, currently with our manned space program, I think launching this woman into space through a privately build program would at least be justified for this disservice we did to her in the 1960s.

As of late, we have continued slut shaming of anyone who uses any means required to get ahead. Two months ago, there was the entire #GamerGate scandal to which people freaked out about. All of a sudden when some girl decides to get involved with a guy which also prompts him to promote her game, lousily might I add, gaming.

We are going to see a lot more about feminism, which I agree with many people feel that we shouldn't have to address this, because we thought we did back in the sixties.

As far as equality, some matters are getting better, but there are still industries where women are shut out of or don't want to go because the environment is too hostile to them. My hopes are that one day we will get past this.

about two weeks ago
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India Successfully Launches Region-Specific Navigation Satellite

nucrash Re: How many GPS systems are there? (86 comments)

Japan's sortof counts because their GPS system is actually an enhancement of the United States GPS system in that Quazizenith will be able to track down to centimeters. Hopefully something the US GPS will never do.

about two weeks ago
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Cisco Exec: Turnover In Engineering No Problem

nucrash Re:Engineers have no future. (148 comments)

I can tell you from a company that continually recycles their talent that after a while, watching the talent go out the door and having new blood learn how to fix old problems all over again gets really old. A company that treats their engineers like second hand citizens is a company that I won't invest in. They won't have a future.

about two weeks ago
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OS X 10.10 Yosemite Review

nucrash Minimalism Overkill (305 comments)

I really wish this sad trend of minimalism would go away.

In a way, I feel minimalism reflects the decline of our society because let's face it, we aren't putting all that much effort into our designs at this point.

about two weeks ago

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