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CERN Wants a New Particle Collider Three Times Larger Than the LHC

schn Re:Goal? (238 comments)

properties of the higgs, whether there is more than 1 higgs, search for supersymmetry / DM, b meson physics to check the quark model.

about 7 months ago
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I think wearable computing will take off...

schn Re:There'll be a killer app. (254 comments)

Recognising faces is one of the most refined tasks of the brain and you're saying it's marginally useful, and then that being able to automate facial recognition, which literally everyone in the world can already do, is going to have a dozen harmful applications.

about 8 months ago
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The Business of Attention Deficit Disorder

schn Re:What is it then? (246 comments)

So ADHD is certainly over diagnosed, but certainly not YOUR sons.

about 9 months ago
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Teenage League of Legends Player Jailed For Months For Facebook Joke

schn Another victim of mass shootings (743 comments)

On top of the people actually hurt, we are happy to create some more needless suffering.

about a year ago
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Dmitry Itskov Wants To Help You Live Forever Via an Android Avatar

schn Re:Copies are not you! (383 comments)

I really doubt that copies can also occupy the same space time coordinate.

about a year ago
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Dmitry Itskov Wants To Help You Live Forever Via an Android Avatar

schn Re:Copies are not you! (383 comments)

I don't see why that is convincing. If you replace one block it becomes "the original ship of Theseus minus one block", and eventually "about half the original ship of Theseus, the rest a restoration", then "a restoration of the ship of Theseus, with a few original pieces" and then just a replica.

about a year ago
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Terrible Advice From a Great Scientist

schn Re:I hate to think... (276 comments)

just look at the equations and see

about a year ago
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Six Retailers Announce Recall of Buckyballs and Buckycubes

schn Re:Yay, we can stop this pernicious danger! (343 comments)

If you run around without looking up, it isn't that dangerous. The worst you could get is a cut on your head.

about a year and a half ago
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New York Pistol Permit Owner List Leaked

schn Re:Or the reverse (899 comments)

if they carry guns for self defence, knowing they do shouldn't change anything because criminals always have guns anyway right!

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Stay Fit In the Office?

schn Re:Cycling and stretching. (372 comments)

6 minute steaks from 7am to 7pm every 2 hours

about a year and a half ago
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Crowd Funding For Crank Physics

schn Re:This got a patent (379 comments)

or you could be a normal person and use a smaller gear

about a year and a half ago
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Magnitude 7.5 Earthquake Off Alaskan Coast

schn Re:Someone observed a 6 inch high Tsunami? (36 comments)

Metric is ezpz. For mans 175 is average 180 is tall 6ft = 190ish = fucking tall. Anything less than that is short.

about a year and a half ago
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Adam Lanza Destroyed His Computer Before Rampage

schn Re:it tells you one thing, at least (1719 comments)

http://www.aic.gov.au/statistics/homicide.html It has been on a declining trend with no statistically significant fluctuations (note only 300 total homicides). Note also that a constant homicide rate is actually about -5% year on year in per capita due to pop growth. Australia never had gun culture or ghetto culture so the homicide rate was always really low. Regardless it's all a strawman. Most of the calls for gun control stem from preventing massacres not low number homicide. In that regard the Australian gun control worked perfectly - we have had zero since Port Arthur.

about 2 years ago
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Adam Lanza Destroyed His Computer Before Rampage

schn Re:it tells you one thing, at least (1719 comments)

1. no we have proper gun control. every gun must be registered and have a purpose, i.e. you must belong to a shooting club or own a license. 2. therefore not 100% of guns have been taken. and a 30x drop is the opposite of not working, if you aren't stupid 3. adam lanza was not a criminal he was mentally ill

about 2 years ago

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