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First Arrest In Japan For 3D-Printed Guns

rtbyte Re:Cue "freedom" NRA nuts in 3.. 2.. 1... (274 comments)

And where is Japan on that list on Wikipedia ? Oh I see murder rate of 0.2 compared to 4.8 in US. So what's your point again ?

about 7 months ago
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Saudi Arabia Bans Facebook

rtbyte Re:A fitting response... (227 comments)

Will US go and free the oppressed people of Saudi Arabia now and hung the tyrant ?

more than 4 years ago
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Feeling Upset? Look At Some Meat

rtbyte Re:We're a cooperative species (155 comments)

Well that, and that the unsuspecting cooperative parts of the group are a lot easier to kill for their share of the meat than the live animals that supplied it...

That's the true American way !!! Humans that act this way will soon or later be killed by the others if they are not clever enough to do it without everybody seeing it as the lions do. There always be people that do it and there always be killed for that if caught that's the way the humans work. And I'm guessing if by some reason those that kill humans for their share increase over some critical mass that society will just die in hunger. Not a bright forecast for the US future ;)

more than 4 years ago
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NASA Set To Launch Solar NanoSail Into Space

rtbyte Re:Screw the solar (104 comments)

Waste energy You will. But plenty of energy You have ;) . You seemed to mindfully jump over my question "How do you decelerate the solar sail when You reach your destination". And I'm not speaking about some fictional 'other solar system' but inside our own. I really wander which mindless drones voted your comment +5 and would they want to strap them to a solar sail and let them fly to the 'next solar system' to decelerate ;)

more than 4 years ago
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NASA Set To Launch Solar NanoSail Into Space

rtbyte Re:Screw the solar (104 comments)

Limited they are not. There is so much reaction mass in the solar system. Have You notice there are 8 planets plus planetoids plus hundreds of moons and asteroids ? Yea reaction mass could be even the moon dust. and You need just enough to accelerate and decelerate to say Mars. BTW how to You decelerate with solar sails ? You bring them down and wait for water friction to slow you ? Oh wait no water, but hey the cosmic particles and radiation might slow you , eventually, after few thousand years, may be, if you are lucky. Of course you can try to pull the atmospheric breaks , but with solar sails and humans on board , better be You than me. And try to atmospheric break on a moon or asteroid. I wish You luck ;)

more than 4 years ago
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NASA Set To Launch Solar NanoSail Into Space

rtbyte Re:Screw the solar (104 comments)

Go to the NASA site and check the size of a sail needed to move a single manned craft. Then what was the formula - twice the distance 4 times less power ? Solar sail can be used on some small craft on an out of solar system mission which would last 100+ years. But for a human space flight or larger craft they are a joke. If you want to reasonably accelerate something bigger than a Kinder Surprise toy You will need a sail half the earth size (keep in mind that a highly scientific calculation so don't argue about it ;) ). And when You get to Mars in 2 days guess where You'll get your reaction mass - too hard for You huh ? How long will it take even on ginormous solar sail ? My guess is when astronauts grand children will be in college if they leave in their 20ies ;)

more than 4 years ago
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NASA Set To Launch Solar NanoSail Into Space

rtbyte Screw the solar (104 comments)

Screw the solar. It's such a massive fragile structure and it has so low acceleration and minuscule force so it can only push/pull a small/light vessels. Why not test nuclear engines ? Are we so afraid of little nuclear radiation that will probably be undetectable because the earth is bombarded with so much radiation already ? The cold war is (kind of) over. We should stop fearing the *NucleaRrRr* (I just shit my pants) power and start using it to really take off our space programs. Chemical power is a joke. It's a proof of concept overused. Solar sails are of very limited use at most.

more than 4 years ago
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Quantum Teleportation Achieved Over 16 km In China

rtbyte Re:Lightspeed limited, not an ansible (389 comments)

It's a very very interesting and relevant question (at least if I and the OP got the things right). The Big Bang theory says that in the beginning the space started to expand much faster than the speed of light (and they explain that by saying that space expansion is not constrained by the c) which explained some anomalies astronomers are seeing. Now if the gravity works by pulling the space to the center of the mass it should mean that the manifestation of that pull is not constrained by c. So the gravity should not be limited by c either. I'm not a scientist, it's just what I read around internet and saw on discovery. So a professional opinion on this would really be appreciated.

more than 4 years ago
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Gulf Gusher Worst Case Scenario

rtbyte Re:Exponential rate (799 comments)

I'm sure he was joking ;)

more than 4 years ago
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Russian Company Buys ICQ

rtbyte Re:ICQ is still my main protocol (136 comments)

Sadly, the post above isn't a troll. I don't know anyone who uses AIM, nobody uses ICQ anymore (was different 10 years ago), nobody uses Yahoo Messenger either.

So it's either MSN, email or all that Facebook/twitter/etc crap.

Nobody uses MSN where I live. Most of the people never heard of it. Everybody uses Skype (kids, moms, grand moms), few use ICQ (mostly older guys - 30+ years old) and some google's chat (techie guys).

more than 4 years ago
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StarCraft Cheating Scandal Rocks Korea

rtbyte Re:A-list? What? (471 comments)

I was joking - mostly :) . And we don't use or have a word 'soccer'. It's Football and the other weird handball thing is called american 'football' ;)

more than 4 years ago
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StarCraft Cheating Scandal Rocks Korea

rtbyte Re:A-list? What? (471 comments)

... american football (not to be confused with the other two types of football, both of which are more popular internationally) ...

There is not such thing as 'american football'. It is some kind of weird handball with armored players trying to smash each others heads. And THERE IS NO BALL (other than their heads which might explain the head banging ?!). There is some kind of lemon shaped thingy that they chase around and I could only guess that they call it 'ball' because that much of head bumping will seriously distort one's sight and the lemon might start to look like a ball. Of course I'm not sure why that spectators call it foot ball as the players (more like crowd control police ..) almost never use their feet to play (excluding running) and there is no ball. It's kind of a mystery ;)

more than 4 years ago
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Professor Ditches Grades For XP System

rtbyte PvP ? (311 comments)

Will there be a good PvP system implemented ? I get bored really fast with PvU(niversity) grinding :P

more than 4 years ago
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Venezuela Bans Hostile Videogames and Toys

rtbyte Re:Kids will be kids (335 comments)

But he is actually right ...

more than 4 years ago
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How Telescopes Deal With Earthquakes In Chile

rtbyte Re:Better than (82 comments)

It may be that I have a false memory too (ugh), but I remember from some (discovery ?) movie that there was some other effect (lens or not) that came into play in Kobe and amplified the quake.

more than 4 years ago
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StarCraft II Beta To Begin This Month

rtbyte Re:Failure of imagination (182 comments)

Actually I killed the last 'boss' in Mass Effect 2 6 days before the official US release... And they do add DRM not for the pirates but for the paying customers so they can't give the game to their friends. And those friends have to buy it themselves - at least that the sick idea in game the industries controlling body heads I guess. The thing they ignore is that at least I myself would have bough lot more games if there were no DRM, and now after i hear about all the problems with the game protections I don't even consider buying it. I just go and find the pirated version with the MAIN idea that I'll have LESS problems with it ...

more than 4 years ago
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"Smart" Parking Meters Considered Dumb

rtbyte Our solution: Send SMS (863 comments)

Here (in Bulgaria, Sofia) the only thing You have to do is to send an SMS with your car's registration number. And that is for one hour. If You see that one hour won't be enough then send another sms. I have template with my car's number so I press 2-3 buttons and voila parking is paid. The bill is included in your cell's one.

more than 5 years ago
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KOffice 2.0.0 Now Open For Firefox-Like Extensions

rtbyte Re:Gnome Office?!? What Gnome Office?? (165 comments)

Not exactly, they all use goffice libs which links them together and if You check http://live.gnome.org/GnomeOffice You will see that it's not just abiword and gnumeric. And why do You expect all the "office suites" to be just like M$ counterpart ?

more than 5 years ago
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VLC 0.9.9, The Best Media Player Just Got Better

rtbyte Re:Better than mplayer? (488 comments)

Mod the parent up ! Absolutely agree with him to the last word :). I tried VLC but it's keyboard control is not even close to that of MPlayer, and it crashes a lot more on windows and FreeBSD. MPlayer's man page is actually useful compared to VLC's almost empty one. And one more minus for VLC is it's QT interface, because I'm using gnome and hate to wait for QT to compile especially if only one application is using it. On the bright side it's probably the only usable video streamer around :).

more than 5 years ago

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