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Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline

sycodon Re:Radicalization (583 comments)

Israel doesn't need to create enemies.

Every Third World, Tinpot, Dictatorship hell hole already hates them because....because it's easier to run their little piece of shit country when the people are focused on outside enemies instead of the fact they are being raped in the ass by their own government.

2 hours ago
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Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline

sycodon Re: Nuke those terrorists (583 comments)

Every nation has a right to defend itself...unless that nation is Israel. Then, these people expect them to just keep turning the other cheek.

Funny, Obama and the rest of them called Afghanistan a Just War, which we launched in response to 9/11. So American can go to Afghanistan, half way around the world and fuck them up, but Israel needs to just keep absorbing the rockets.

I see.

2 hours ago
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Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline

sycodon Re: Nuke those terrorists (583 comments)

Here's the difference. Israel investigated, found, arrested and are charging those responsible. Hamas, not so much.

And you have to one fucking hell of a Face Painting Homer to think the current situation is the result of one death and not the hundreds of rockets Hamas has fired at Israel.

2 hours ago
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Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline

sycodon Re: Nuke those terrorists (583 comments)

Because they spent all the money on building tunnels into Israel.

4 hours ago
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Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline

sycodon Re: Nuke those terrorists (583 comments)

And why is it they come through periodically? Could it be, oh, I don't know, because the people they elected constantly try to kill people in Israel?

No, couldn't be that simple.

Hamas is the aggressor here...constantly.

4 hours ago
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How Bird Flocks Resemble Liquid Helium

sycodon Collision Avoidance (39 comments)

I wonder if its just a case of one bird getting a itch in their ass and decide to turn and the guy next them turns just to get out of the way, etc. etc.

yesterday
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World's Largest Amphibious Aircraft Goes Into Production In China

sycodon Spruce Goose (85 comments)

So a Chinese spy stumbled across the Spruce Goose exhibit and thought, "Wow, total score! This is better than the Stealth!"?

yesterday
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California In the Running For Tesla Gigafactory

sycodon Re:Texas! (172 comments)

Yet businesses are still voting with their feet and leaving the fetid cesspool of liberal policy.

2 days ago
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Lawrence Krauss: Congress Is Trying To Defund Scientists At Energy Department

sycodon Re:Didn't you Know? (292 comments)

pedantic
adjective \pi-dan-tik\

Definition of PEDANTIC
1 of, relating to, or being a pedant(see pedant).
2 narrowly, stodgily, and often ostentatiously learned but with no social skills.
3 unimaginative, dull, boring, tedious, lives in the basement of the female parent.
4 internet grammar Nazi.
5 Loser

2 days ago
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"Magic Helmet" For F-35 Ready For Delivery

sycodon Re:Cost (184 comments)

That's how we ended up battling superior A6M Zero's with technically inferior F-4F Wildcat's during the first years of WWII.

4 days ago
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Lawrence Krauss: Congress Is Trying To Defund Scientists At Energy Department

sycodon Didn't you Know? (292 comments)

These scientist need to understand that the people writing the checks get to make the priorities. If they don't like it, get elected and change it or find someone with money that agrees with them. Being a "Scientist" does not mean you have some moral superiority over others concerning what tax dollars are spent on.

4 days ago
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Finding Life In Space By Looking For Extraterrestrial Pollution

sycodon Great... (95 comments)

Our first encounter with an alien civilization will be the EPA trying to fine them millions of dollars.

5 days ago
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UK Users Overwhelmingly Spurn Broadband Filters

sycodon WhiteList (115 comments)

Unless things have changed since I was interested in this, they never supported a White List.

If you are managing your little kid's access, you want to pick and choose sites/review the before giving them the OK.

about a week ago
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MIT's Ted Postol Presents More Evidence On Iron Dome Failures

sycodon No Access (454 comments)

He has no access to the system. He has no access to radar logs. He has no access to destroyed rockets, etc. He has some pics and a PowerPoint presentation.

I see.

about a week ago
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California In the Running For Tesla Gigafactory

sycodon Re:Texas! (172 comments)

California has lots of oil too.

It remains locked up by the Environmentalists and Bureaucrats. So you have oil, but no oil industry to speak of.

about a week ago
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California In the Running For Tesla Gigafactory

sycodon Texas! (172 comments)

It makes perfect (business) sense to locate it in a state with reasonable wages not drive up by unreasonable taxes and regulations, huge amounts of available land, common sense zoning restrictions, reasonable environmental regulations, and politicians that are actually interested in your business becoming a success . It's what's made the oil/gas/information services/computer/auto/semiconductor/etc. industry successful so far.

about a week ago
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ChickTech Brings Hundreds of Young Women To Open Source

sycodon Re:Kuhscheisse. (158 comments)

But were they young, cute girls?

about two weeks ago
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ChickTech Brings Hundreds of Young Women To Open Source

sycodon Re:Name (158 comments)

I had a business called ComputerChicks. For $500 they'd come to your house, fix up your computer and then fix you up...any way you wanted.

The authorities got really cranky about it.

But I did get meet a lot of really interesting guys over the course of 5 to 10 years with time off for good behavior.

about two weeks ago
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White House Punts On Petition To Allow Tesla Direct Sales

sycodon Re:Choice (382 comments)

Because of more leg room and the Killer Traffic Clearing Device?

about two weeks ago
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White House Punts On Petition To Allow Tesla Direct Sales

sycodon Re:He cant or wont? (382 comments)

Really, it doesn't matter when he or any other President did that.

What really matters is that the ignorant fool of an AC believes that he should be able to do that. It should scare the shit out of everyone that even an AC would think that a President should be able to cast aside state laws with a mere wave of his hand or executive order. That's fucking dictator shit right there.

People have thrown the Dictator charge around and it's been consider kookville, because there has always been some arguable legal construct supporting it. But for anyone to seriously suggest that a President has unilateral discretion over the laws of individual states is scary and should get everyone's attention.

about two weeks ago

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Fuel and other products from CO2

sycodon sycodon writes  |  about a year ago

sycodon (149926) writes "Researchers at the University of Georgia have found a way to transform the carbon dioxide trapped in the atmosphere into useful industrial products. Their discovery may soon lead to the creation of biofuels made directly from the carbon dioxide in the air that is responsible for trapping the sun's rays and raising global temperatures.

Discuss."

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Clean Coal Efforts Starting to Pay Off

sycodon sycodon writes  |  about a year and a half ago

sycodon (149926) writes "Scientists at Ohio State University have announced the discovery of a new process that takes the energy from coal without burning it – "and removes virtually all of the pollution."

The technology, known as Coal-Direct Chemical Looping (CCDL) , captures more than 99 percent of coal's carbon dioxide emissions based on laboratory research. The team of scientists led by Liang-Shih Fan, professor of chemical engineering and director of the Clean Coal Research Laboratory at Ohio State University, has been working on this and other clean coal technologies for 15 years with funding by the Department of Energy.

This new technology virtually eliminates pollutants and "could reduce the cost of carbon dioxide capture by more than half if implemented on a commercial scale," according to the OSU research team."

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Low Energy Nuclear Reaction (LENR) Ges Legit?

sycodon sycodon writes  |  about 2 years ago

sycodon (149926) writes "From TFA

A growing cadre of scientists now suspect that Pons and Fleischmann’s observations were the result not of fusion but of more plausible physical processes. Some are even cautiously optimistic that those processes could be exploited to generate abundant amounts of clean energy. “There’s enough evidence that says we need to look at this,” says Joseph Zawodny, a physicist at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Virginia.

"...if LENRs could be proved and tamed—a very big if—the effect could be transformative. Dennis Bushnell, chief scientist at NASA Langley, wrote in an online article that LENRs could potentially satisfy the world’s energy needs at a quarter the cost of coal. ""

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ACLU: Warrantless Electronic Surveillance Surges Under Obama

sycodon sycodon writes  |  about 2 years ago

sycodon (149926) writes "The ACLU has released documents that show that in the last two years the US Department of Justice has conducted more warrantless electronic surveillance, involving spying on telephones, email and Facebook accounts, than in the preceding decade.

Chris Soghoian, principal technologist at the ACLU's Speech, Privacy and Technology Project, commented: "We're seeing a massive increase in requests for what as a technologist I would call metadata, so it's not the what you say, but the who you say it to.""

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Innocence of Muslims Film maker Arrested, Jailed.

sycodon sycodon writes  |  about 2 years ago

sycodon (149926) writes "Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the man behind the film Innocence of Muslims,has been arrested and jailed in Los Angeles for probation violations. The situation is a win-win for the Obama administration who can now appear to be punishing the man who's film caused millions of Muslims around the world to go apeshit, but at the same time to be simply enforcing the law as all evidence indeed suggests Nakoula violated the terms of his probation."
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A stellar revision of the story of life

sycodon sycodon writes  |  more than 2 years ago

sycodon (149926) writes "Today the Royal Astronomical Society in London publishes (online) Henrik Svensmark’s latest paper entitled “Evidence of nearby supernovae affecting life on Earth”. After years of effort Svensmark shows how the variable frequency of stellar explosions not far from our planet has ruled over the changing fortunes of living things throughout the past half billion years.

It has profound implications on all manner of flagship theories, including AGW.

The paper is available here."

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Terminator COntact Lenses

sycodon sycodon writes  |  more than 2 years ago

sycodon (149926) writes "From TFA: "Live data that streams directly before your eyes à la The Terminator sounds like the stuff of science fiction, but researchers are this close to making it a reality. In a study published in the December 2011 issue of the Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, University of Washington researchers demonstrated the safety of such a device by testing it in the eye of a rabbit. Although the prototype contained only a pixel of information, which appears as a tiny dot of light, scientists say it’s a proof of concept that could lead to superimposed emails and other messages in your line of sight. Talk about hands-free communication."

A whole new market for Pr0n."

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Obama goes full throttle on Outsourcing

sycodon sycodon writes  |  more than 3 years ago

sycodon (149926) writes "In what I can only describe as a major WTF is going on here moment, a federal agency (Agency for International Development) run by a hand-picked Obama appointee (Rajiv Shah) has launched a $22 million program to train workers, including 3,000 specialists in IT and related functions, in South Asia. Following their training, the tech workers will be placed with outsourcing vendors in the region that provide offshore IT and business services to American companies looking to take advantage of the Asian subcontinent's low labor costs. Correct me if I'm wrong, but with today's economy, the last thing we need is the Federal Government helping foreign firms undercut the U.S. IT Labor force."
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Nuclear Battery Design To Be Revealed

sycodon sycodon writes  |  more than 4 years ago

sycodon (149926) writes "At the highly anticipated Annual Winter Conference of the American Nuclear Society on November 18, Hyperion Power Generation Inc. will present the "launch" design for the Hyperion Power Module (HPM) to be deployed into the global market.

Read about it here

Discuss amongst yourselves."

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Rationing Healthcare

sycodon sycodon writes  |  about 5 years ago

sycodon (149926) writes "An Article, Principles for allocation of Scarce Medical Interventions, in The Lancet by Ezekiel Emmanuel MD, Rahm Emmanuel's brother, who is Barack Obama's "Special Advisor for Health Policy" discusses how to ration healthcare (Free registration required) Summary: Because none of the currently used systems satisfy all ethical requirements for just allocation, we propose an alternative: the complete lives system. This system incorporates five principles (table 2): youngest-first, prognosis, save the most lives, lottery, and instrumental value.5 As such, it priorities younger people who have not yet lived a complete life and will be unlikely to do so without aid. Many thinkers have accepted complete lives as the appropriate focus of distributive justice: "individual human lives, rather than individual experiences, [are] the units over which any distributive principle should operate."1, 75, 76 Although there are important differences between these thinkers, they share a core commitment to consider entire lives rather than events or episodes, which is also the defining feature of the complete lives system. Consideration of the importance of complete lives also supports modifying the youngest-first principle by prioritizing adolescents and young adults over infants (figure). Adolescents have received substantial education and parental care, investments that will be wasted without a complete life. Infants, by contrast, have not yet received these investments. Similarly, adolescence brings with it a developed personality capable of forming and valuing long-term plans whose fulfillment requires a complete life.77 As the legal philosopher Ronald Dworkin argues, "It is terrible when an infant dies, but worse, most people think, when a three-year-old child dies and worse still when an adolescent does";78 this argument is supported by empirical surveys.41, 79 Importantly, the prioritization of adolescents and young adults considers the social and personal investment that people are morally entitled to have received at a particular age, rather than accepting the results of an unjust status quo. Consequently, poor adolescents should be treated the same as wealthy ones, even though they may have received less investment owing to social injustice."
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Fuel Tax Could Be Replaced with by-the-mile tax

sycodon sycodon writes  |  about 5 years ago

sycodon (149926) writes "The technology to implement a by-the-mile tax on automobiles is being quietly (albeit not secretly) developed by several universities and states. While this may be old news, what is news is that the Federal National Surface Transportation Infrastructure Financing Commission has concluded earlier this year that the road tax was the "best path forward" to keep revenues flowing to highway and transportation projects, and could be an important new tool to help manage traffic and relieve congestion.

Read more Here

Short version is that your vehicle's movements would be tracked via GPS and you would be billed for each mile. No need to describe the privacy implications."
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What Is TheFuture of BIRT?

sycodon sycodon writes  |  more than 6 years ago

sycodon (149926) writes "I have an opportunity to do some significant BIRT report contracting at significant pay. The job lasts for 6 months. However, I have already wasted part of my career learning and using a tool that has only a niche market (4D) and I'm not anxious to do it again. What is the future of BIRT? Will become the Gold Standard of reporting tools? Or will it be just another bit of debris along the roadside in the endless parade of new and improved development tools?"
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sycodon sycodon writes  |  more than 7 years ago

sycodon (149926) writes "Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) made an surprise appearance at the convention (National Conference for Media Reform)to announce that he would be heading up a new House subcommittee which will focus on issues surrounding the Federal Communications Commission......Also in consideration is the "Fairness Doctrine,". Kucinich said in his speech that "We know the media has become the servant of a very narrow corporate agenda" and added "we are now in a position to move a progressive agenda to where it is visible."

It is common knowledge that the repeal of the Fairness Doctrine was responsible for the explosive success of Talk Radio and enabled (for better or worse) hundreds of new media outlets to flourish.

Read the full scoop here http://www.fmqb.com/Article.asp?id=333927"

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