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Dish Network Violated Do-Not-Call 57 Million Times

vinlud In other news.. (247 comments)

Dish Network stock has been going up lately, isn't that crazy

about a week ago
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How Galaxies Are Disappearing From Our Universe

vinlud Re:The long and short of it. (174 comments)

No the increase of the expansion velocity is mainly because of the creation of space in between galaxies, not because of a decreased effect of gravity.

This is one of the weird properties of what is being observed, because it implies that our universe will be increasingly dominated by dark energy. Current dark energy accounts for 70% of the energy balance of the universe. With the space being created also containing 'new' dark energy this number will increase in the future, quite possibly exponentially based on the existing observations.

about a month ago
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How Galaxies Are Disappearing From Our Universe

vinlud Re:The long and short of it. (174 comments)

The speed of light limit applies to matter flying in space, it doesn't apply to the expansion of space itself. The inflationary epoch shortly before the Big Bang is an example of this

about a month ago
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Neil DeGrasse Tyson Explains His Christmas Tweet

vinlud Re:Dude, wait... (681 comments)

It is ironic the people wanting to feel offended are doing the exact opposite of everything Jesus supposedly stood for.

about a month ago
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The First Particle Physics Evidence of Physics Beyond the Standard Model?

vinlud StartsWithABang clickbaiting again? (97 comments)

It's the holy grail of modern pseudo-scientists: getting an angreement with a former major geek site, allowed to directly post articles. Sure, there are unanswered questions in it, ranging from dark matter to the hierarchy problem to the strong-CP problem, but still they swallow the clickbait until they find another method to squeeze the last remaining bit of income from this community. Or is there? Take a look at the evidence from user StartsWithABang, and see what might be the future of Slashdot.

about 5 months ago
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Heat Waves In Australia Are Getting More Frequent, and Hotter

vinlud Re:Pshaw... it's just weather! (279 comments)

First halve of january was the warmest ever measured in The Netherlands. Last winter was one the longest though. Stuff gets more extreme

1 year,14 days
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PM Calls Facebook Irresponsible For Allowing Beheading Clips

vinlud Solution (201 comments)

Start posting CGI videos of beheading Mark Zuckerberg, I have a feeling he will change his mind

about a year ago
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India Plans Mars Mission in 2013

vinlud Re:India as an advanced country? (171 comments)

Not sure where you are from, but I remember my servers being inaccessible for days by a major state wide power problem in the 3rd world area named California only a few years ago

more than 2 years ago
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Russia Threatens Pre-emptive, Destructive Force On US Missile Defense

vinlud Re:Weird (675 comments)

If they just switch off the gas pipes to Western Europe say byebye to the German economy and US cheap gas

more than 2 years ago
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Tennessee Passes Bill That Allows "Teaching the Controversy" of Evolution

vinlud 16/18+ (1108 comments)

Religion should be considered to be for adults only. We don't allow children to be involved with drugs, alcohol, voting, sex and so on legally before they've grown up to teenagers, why should brainwashing with a single particular religion be any different?

more than 2 years ago
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Facebook Reportedly Filing $5 Billion IPO Today

vinlud Re:How do the investors get paid? (268 comments)

Huh, doesn't the US have like 200 million eligable voters x $120 per vote = $ 24 billion spent on the last election according to your numbers?

more than 2 years ago
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The Myth of Renewable Energy

vinlud Twitter account (835 comments)

If you want to let Ms. Stover know how you think about her article, she can be found on dawnstover

more than 3 years ago
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Scientists Develop Super-Slippery Material

vinlud Recycling? (298 comments)

If you spray this material on the inside of cans and bottles, does it allow for cost effective recycling still? I can imagine this might be an issue increasing the cost of packaging more then is being saved by the contents.

more than 3 years ago
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US Military Moving Closer To Automated Killing

vinlud Re:War is power. (472 comments)

Well if power is simply equivalent with guns, how do you explain the revolts in South African, India, Egypt and Tunesia?

Ethics plays a role as well, and killing machines without any concept of ethics seem to be an extremely dangerous path to follow

more than 3 years ago
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Israel To Join CERN As First Non-European Member

vinlud Re:Military State (351 comments)

Just the systematic purging of Arabs in Jerusalem (by refusing permits to Arabs to modify or build new houses) though is not something you would expect to find in any true developed democracy conscious of it's minorities.

You can wonder if a democracy can operate properly at all if it's main issues are related to security

The fact that most of Israel's neighbours are fucked up countries as well (although Jordan doesn't seem bad imho and we can hopefully see positive things developing in Egypt) doesn't plead in any way that Israel is a democratic country. It'd be like comparing the US to Mexico and conclude that the US doesn't seem to have a lot of gun fights

more than 3 years ago

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The Programmer Dress Code?

vinlud vinlud writes  |  more than 7 years ago

vinlud (230623) writes "Justin Etheredge made a nice collection of our heroes of the computer industry: "I really want to know what it is about programming, or computers in general, that makes people want to grow a beard, have long hair, and dress like a slob. So there you have it, my totally incomplete list of bearded, long haired, casually dressed visionaries. Got any other great pictures of any computer scientists/software engineers? Let us know in the comments!""
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