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New 'Google' For the Dark Web Makes Buying Dope and Guns Easy

thunderclap Re:Since when is every search engine Google? (144 comments)

I do. I remember alta vista and hotbot and lycos. Then came google and crushed everyone save bing. That sad pathetic attempt Microsoft offers.

2 hours ago
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NASA Proposes "Water World" Theory For Origin of Life

thunderclap Re:Not Evolution (115 comments)

I reject your notion that evolution is unrelated.

Both variation and selection are still at work, even on "inanimate" objects.

I moved to a place where my favorite convenience store isn't available. I still use there selection of cups. However, I don't expect them to one day 'upgrade' to the cup of the gas station across the street. Outside of biology, variation and selection are static. They can and are eliminated in communist societies as ills.

2 days ago
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NASA Proposes "Water World" Theory For Origin of Life

thunderclap Re:How so? What creates that constraint? (115 comments)

Seriously?

We know that the iPhone "evolved" from early cell phones via natural selection aka market selection

Damn that kool-aid is sweet? IPhones DIDN'T EVOLVE. There are individual phones that were built (created) for specific functions. All still exist even though their functions aren't prevalent anymore. None are extinct. The last was the brick cellular phone. Then computers were miniaturized enough to allow for a phone to become an simple program on that computer. It was named IPhone because people wouldn't buy pocket computer to call each other. Evolution is at beast a biologically process. When applying it to market driven created products you don't silly, you look like an f***ing idiot.

2 days ago
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NASA Proposes "Water World" Theory For Origin of Life

thunderclap Re:NASA Proposes "Water World" Theory For Origin o (115 comments)

Why in the name of all that is good and pure would we ' create a new Big Bang in one of the empty spaces of OUR universe?' Why not in 12 dimensional space?

2 days ago
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NASA Proposes "Water World" Theory For Origin of Life

thunderclap Re:NASA Proposes "Water World" Theory For Origin o (115 comments)

Supergod created god and god's god-verse. And megagod created supergod and supergod's super-verse. And hypergod created megagod and megagod's mega-verse.

AND NOTHING CREATED HYPERGOD. HYPERGOD IS ETERNAL. ALL HAIL HYPERGOD.

[BTW, turtles-all-the-way-down means that our god is the worst god of all. Since he was unable to create a being capable of creating a universe.]

How do you know we aren't capabl? maybe our way is through our books and literature. What if every piece of created story IS another universe. That would make our God best ebcause he created not just one but millions who created millions more.

2 days ago
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NASA Proposes "Water World" Theory For Origin of Life

thunderclap Re:NASA Proposes "Water World" Theory For Origin o (115 comments)

Or Occam's Razor doesn't apply because he's the creator and therefore outside of it. In my novel universe, Occam's razor doesn't apply to me because I am the creator.

2 days ago
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NASA Proposes "Water World" Theory For Origin of Life

thunderclap Re:NASA Proposes "Water World" Theory For Origin o (115 comments)

Isn't it interesting that each of the creators has a list of what is required to appease him or join his family. There aren't thousands of other completely arbitrary assumptions that amount to an almost infinite array of possible mutually contradictory creators. There are actually less than 100. Of those there realistically only 10 who have expressed requirements Today 8 still remain (Norse and Greek/Roman while known to have requirements, those don't remain in print) Yahweh and Yeshua, his son. Allah Vishnu, Shiva and Brahma Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha) Xenu Yourself Ahura Mazda So there is a1 in 8 chance of being right.

2 days ago
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NASA Proposes "Water World" Theory For Origin of Life

thunderclap Re:NASA Proposes "Water World" Theory For Origin o (115 comments)

Ok, I'll bite. Why do you AC deserve the freaking "live forever" pill especially considering several people on /. have expressed abhorrance to that very concept as well as that of immortality.

2 days ago
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NASA Proposes "Water World" Theory For Origin of Life

thunderclap Re:NASA Proposes "Water World" Theory For Origin o (115 comments)

And then what mind-boggling intelligence begat the mind-boggling intelligence that begat us? Turtles all the way down, mate.

The answer? An even more staggering, self existing, mind-boggling intelligence. Seriously, What exactly is wrong with 'Turtles all the way down'?

2 days ago
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Kepler-186f: Most 'Earth-Like' Alien World Discovered

thunderclap Re:Better leave now (233 comments)

Yes they will. Keep up. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A...

The Alcubierre drive or Alcubierre metric (referring to metric tensor) is a speculative idea based on a solution of Einstein's field equations in general relativity as proposed by theoretical physicist Miguel Alcubierre, by which a spacecraft could achieve faster-than-light travel if a configurable energy-density field lower than that of vacuum (i.e. negative mass) could be created. Rather than exceeding the speed of light within its local frame of reference, a spacecraft would traverse distances by contracting space in front of it and expanding space behind it, resulting in effective faster-than-light travel. Objects cannot accelerate to the speed of light within normal spacetime; instead, the Alcubierre drive shifts space around an object so that the object would arrive at its destination faster than light would in normal space. The metric proposed by Alcubierre is mathematically valid in that it is consistent with the Einstein field equations; however the proposed mechanism of the Alcubierre drive implies a negative energy density and therefore requires exotic matter, so if exotic matter with the correct properties does not exist then it could not be constructed.(Exotic matter with the correct properties does exist) However, at the close of his original paper Alcubierre argued (following an argument developed by physicists analyzing traversable wormholes) that the Casimir vacuum between parallel plates could fulfill the negative-energy requirement for the Alcubierre drive.

The Alcubierre metric defines the warp-drive spacetime. It is a Lorentzian manifold, which, if interpreted in the context of general relativity, allows a warp bubble to appear in previously-flat spacetime and move away at effectively-superluminal speed. Inhabitants of the bubble feel no inertial effects. This method of transport does not involve objects in motion at speeds faster than light with respect to the contents of the warp bubble; that is, a light beam within the warp bubble would still always move faster than the ship. As objects within the bubble are not moving (locally) faster than light, the mathematical formulation of the Alcubierre metric is consistent with the conventional claims of the laws of relativity (namely, that an object with mass cannot attain or exceed the speed of light) and conventional relativistic effects such as time dilation would not apply as they would with conventional motion at near-light speeds.

3 days ago
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Mathematicians Use Mossberg 500 Pump-Action Shotgun To Calculate Pi

thunderclap Re:Only in America... (307 comments)

Like the Europas and the Africas? Or like the Asias?

- No those are singular

America is a continent,

- No as was already pointed out, North America is a continent, South America is a differnet continent and Central America is a region where the two connect.

and your country is called United States of America, like Estados Unidos de Mexico and Estados Unidos do Brazil.

And thank you for the best example - those are the country names - and when talked about in genral non-formal terms drop the "United States of" or the "Estados Unidos de" and you get America, Mexico and Brazil the names of *Coutries* that everyone except dicks in comment threads fully understand.

First didn't realize Brazil had states. Second to wind this down. America derives its name from the feminized Latin version of Amerigo Vespucci's name. He was an Italian explorer, financier, navigator and cartographer who first demonstrated that Brazil and the West Indies did not represent Asia's eastern outskirts as initially conjectured from Columbus' voyages, but instead constituted an entirely separate landmass hitherto unknown to Afro-Eurasians.

4 days ago
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Mathematicians Use Mossberg 500 Pump-Action Shotgun To Calculate Pi

thunderclap Re:Only in America... (307 comments)

a gun to calculate Pi value...

According to a couple of Canadian mathematicians,

I didn't realize we had annexed Canada recently. I hope we didn't also get Quebec.

We didn't. We gave it back to the French.

4 days ago
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Mathematicians Use Mossberg 500 Pump-Action Shotgun To Calculate Pi

thunderclap Re:a bunch of dead zombies (307 comments)

AND a bunch of dead zombies.

What's a dead zombie? Is this some kind of recursion?

No. A dead zombie is a non functional one. Depending of the type its one that is shreeded or simply brainless.

(Getting old has a lot of advantages, but one of the disadvantages is that it's harder to keep track of popular memes. I mean, I never understood the whole "vampire" thing, and now we're on to zombies. What's next?)

What's next? Mermaids. Specifically mermaids that are the 'Illumanti' and also competitive cheerleaders. see http://songoftheassembly.wordp...

4 days ago
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Study Rules Out Global Warming Being a Natural Fluctuation With 99% Certainty

thunderclap Re:Not even trying any more (857 comments)

The climate in the UK has been slowly changing over the passed 15 or so years, the extremes are getting wider. I think once all the ice has melted in the polar regions and its no longer feeding cold water in to the seas to keep it relatively cool, the temperatures will rise quicker and more noticeably.

Hmm.

If all of the Antarctic ice melted, sea levels around the world would rise about 61 meters (200 feet). But the average temperature in Antarctica is -37C, so the ice there is in no danger of melting. In fact in most parts of the continent it never gets above freezing. At the other end of the world, the North Pole, the ice is not nearly as thick as at the South Pole. The ice floats on the Arctic Ocean. If it melted sea levels would not be affected.

. I doubt that will happen as it would take a lot more than global warming to melt the ice in Antarctica.

about a week ago
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Study Rules Out Global Warming Being a Natural Fluctuation With 99% Certainty

thunderclap Re:99% of the confidence intervals... (857 comments)

Even though it does this: www.youtube.com/watch?v=nauLgZISozs its still a strawman. You can fluff it up and even have it talk and sing, Its still a strawman.

about a week ago
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Study Rules Out Global Warming Being a Natural Fluctuation With 99% Certainty

thunderclap Re:So give us a reasonable alternative (857 comments)

Me I want THEM TO FIND 100000 yrs more of oil, just because it pisses the climatologist off. As to parent,

Hey, I'm all for quitting burning fossil fuels. Give me a cheap form of energy I can burn that doesn't contribute to greenhouse gasses, and I will use it. I can't attach a windmill to my car. I can't run my car on what solar panels put out. There is not enough power from these sources. When people yelp about not burning fossil fuels, they are talking about crashing society. They want to make people suffer. They want everything to stop, to radically change all that is, to force everyone to being a tree hugger. They want you to change your whole life without giving you any better option. They refuse nuclear, even clean nuclear. They want to blight the landscape with windmills, even when the noise and vibration makes you sick and the blades kill the songbirds, they want you to ride a bicycle when you are a geriatric, when its impractical to do so: across thousands or tens of thousands of miles through very deep snow. They want you to suffer, be cold, and die. They don't care about progressing society. They want to wreck it. If we are all dying, at least with fossil fuels you will be warm and comfortable. They are offering you CFL's that leak mercury. They want change but either offer piss poor solutions, or no solutions at all. I have begun to hate them. They protest and sign petitions, but are too lazy to think. They refuse to do the real work of change. That's why I hate them. They claim burning fossils are a free lunch and maybe it is, but insisting on change without offering a viable solution to change to makes them all so very useless.

I agree. People like Lovejoy need to test their idea separate from everyone else for a year. See how it works.

about a week ago

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