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Robotic Taster Will Judge 'Real Thai Food'

oodaloop Re:Well .. most asian food in the US is crap (94 comments)

If anything its really just the new heads of Thailand flexing their muscles to show that their coup d'etat is the best thing for the country.

I guess you didn't make it all the way through the first sentence where it says this is the FORMER prime minister.

7 hours ago
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Robotic Taster Will Judge 'Real Thai Food'

oodaloop Re:Misread (94 comments)

Cool story, bro.

8 hours ago
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Marines Put Microsoft Kinect To Work For 3D Mapping

oodaloop Re:If you really had piles of $, ie the DOD.... (37 comments)

The Marines deploy to austere environments, so their requirements are typically a little different. Large rooms like the one you linked might work for the General's briefing in the rear (though I can't imagine a single Marine facility that would pay for something like that), but battalions downrange need something a little smaller. IAAFM (former Marine).

yesterday
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China Eager To Send Its Own Mission To Mars In the Wake of Mangalyaan

oodaloop Re:How about giving Tibet back to the Tibetans? (84 comments)

So I'm a shill for China because I'm a shill for China? It's been really great having an intelligent conversation with you. Have a nice day.

yesterday
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China Eager To Send Its Own Mission To Mars In the Wake of Mangalyaan

oodaloop Re:How about giving Tibet back to the Tibetans? (84 comments)

Right. Because I disagree with you, I must be a paid dupe or a stupid no-nothing schmuck. I'm actually an intelligence analyst and do this for a living, but good for you for having a read a book about it. I'll make sure I defer to your expertise in the future.

4 days ago
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China Eager To Send Its Own Mission To Mars In the Wake of Mangalyaan

oodaloop Re:How about giving Tibet back to the Tibetans? (84 comments)

Tibet is strategically important to China, and I don't foresee them just giving it up because some hippies are holding protests. Tibet holds a huge supply of freshwater that flows into China. It has nothing to do with religion or politics, just natural resources. Similar situation for South China Sea. The US and countries friendly to the US control most of the shipping lanes and ports near China. South Korea, Japan, Philippines, Taiwan are all right in China's way. They desperately need North Korea and as much control of other shipping lanes as they can muster. They're not being assholes about Tibet and Taiwan; they're trying to defend themselves and stay alive.

4 days ago
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Forest Service Wants To Require Permits For Photography

oodaloop Re:Numbers (299 comments)

I found it funny too, then found out it's $1,000 per picture per copy. So one picture distributed 10 times would be far more costly than getting a permit.

4 days ago
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Facebook To Start Testing Internet-Beaming Drones In 2015

oodaloop Re:They're solar. (42 comments)

Batteries. Just store up internet during the day for night-time use. Done. Alternatively, don't use as much internet while sleeping.

5 days ago
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Physicist Claims Black Holes Mathematically Don't Exist

oodaloop "into harmony" (356 comments)

this scenario brings these two theories together, into harmony."

and into direct conflict with observations. I'm going to guess your math is wrong, not that black holes don't exist.

about a week ago
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Octopus-Inspired Robot Matches Real Octopus For Speed

oodaloop Re:Underwater? Yes. Robot? NO (70 comments)

Then the Google Car, my harddrive, and the Space Shuttle are all robots too, though no one calls them that. The definition from Wikipedia also says it usually looks like a human or animal, so those things and my toaster wouldn't count (though Wikipedia also include nanobots). As I said, it's a broad term that's not well defined.

about a week ago
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Russia Pledges To Go To the Moon

oodaloop Re:So wait (197 comments)

Tell them that, and they'll point out that they only reason we went was because the Soviet Union was way ahead in the space race for several years and it took many years for us to catch up.

about a week ago
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Octopus-Inspired Robot Matches Real Octopus For Speed

oodaloop Re:Underwater? Yes. Robot? NO (70 comments)

Wikipedia defines a robot as a mechanical device resembling a human or animal. So yes, it can be considered a robot, considering the term is extremely broad and not well defined.

about a week ago
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The Site That Teaches You To Code Well Enough To Get a Job

oodaloop Re:How is that supposed to work? (131 comments)

If all that's keeping your salary high is that people haven't gotten minimal training off a website, maybe your salary is too high.

about a week ago
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Phablet Reviews: Before and After the iPhone 6

oodaloop Re:what?!?! (277 comments)

I think the reviews are pretty fair. Apple deserves credit for inventing the large phone.

about a week ago
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Astrophysicists Identify the Habitable Regions of the Entire Universe

oodaloop Sorry, no (80 comments)

This isn't science's domain, as long as it has anything to do with origins. For that. we need ancient superstitions.

about a week ago
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How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

oodaloop Botched understanding of science? (794 comments)

The only person with a botched understanding of science is the author. Science is the means by which we know what is true, and most definitely cover origins of things.

about a week ago
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Apple Will No Longer Unlock Most iPhones, iPads For Police

oodaloop Re:Sanity... (504 comments)

...from the owner of the data, i.e the individual. Serve the individual the warrant. If he fails to hand over the info, charge him with contempt of court.

about two weeks ago

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