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Americans Support Mandatory Labeling of Food That Contains DNA

visualight Re:Jesus, we're fucked. (351 comments)

The fundamentals were there. The problem was that she had difficulty applying it to a car, and more specifically, the brakes. Some basic ideas like the relationship between weight and inertia had to explained in detail and not just referenced. In the end I never felt satisfied that she really understood everything because she refused to discuss it anymore.

3 days ago
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Americans Support Mandatory Labeling of Food That Contains DNA

visualight Re:Jesus, we're fucked. (351 comments)

I was on a long trip, going through the Rockies with a very loaded sedan, towing a trailer. It was her turn to drive and for some time I had been repeatedly admonishing her to increase her following distance, slow down, etc., because of the excess weight. As she continued to ignore me my explanations grew longer and more detailed, until finally she interrupted me with "What's inertia?"

4 days ago
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Americans Support Mandatory Labeling of Food That Contains DNA

visualight Re:Just for fun (351 comments)

When Monsanto and their "buy seeds from me till the end of time or we'll end you" business model are both long gone we can talk about GMO. Till then I am 100% against GMO ( because GMO == Monsanto ).

4 days ago
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US Senate Set To Vote On Whether Climate Change Is a Hoax

visualight Re:From the outside... (666 comments)

The whole issue must boil down to a soundbyte and that ends it.
Monsanto eclipses everything you said, is so evil that any attempt to dilute the topic, or divert attention away from how evil they are, is evil. No threat to our food supply is a bigger threat than Monsanto.

about a week ago
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US Senate Set To Vote On Whether Climate Change Is a Hoax

visualight Re:From the outside... (666 comments)

Currently, accepting GMO means becoming a vassal of Monsanto Corporation. Why would any sane populace _choose_ to be dependent on an ethically challenged mega-corp for their food supply? This isn't about fear, *no one* in a decision making position is *afraid* of GMO. They're just smart enough to keep it the fuck out of their country.
Next time you decide to throw in a bonus (inseparable from Monsanto) GMO plug while posting, please refrain from the standard "fear" debate Monsanto shills always use --and kindly explain why any farmer would choose to depend on Monsanto for his livelihood *forever*. In the U.S. there is no "choice", they'll get you eventually.
Thing is, YOU are well aware of all of this, and yet here you are advocating for GMO. You're a bad person.

about a week ago
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FBI: North Korean Hackers "Got Sloppy", Leaked IP Addresses

visualight Re:Countless Comments on Prior Articles & Now (219 comments)

"Everybody else pretty much agrees North Korea did it... "

Wait, what? I was under the impression that -no one- thinks North Korea did it. I certainly don't, and that's in part because my government is so -focused- on getting us to believe they did.

And in part because the president is a democrat (pwned by Hollywood).
And in part because of what was hacked, what was released.

(another) data breach is embarrassing. An attack by NK garners sympathy. Also, without this hack The Interview would have made about a dollar.

No idea why 'North Korea did it' can possible be modded "Informative".

about three weeks ago
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How Galaxies Are Disappearing From Our Universe

visualight Re:Balloons (174 comments)

Gravity slows down the expansion, and, it slows down the passage of time. Time and space are not merely relative they are one and the same. The expansion of space and the passage of time -are the same thing- .

Perhaps at some point space-time expands so fast that it actually rips and a huge expanse of the universe is flooded with quantum energy made matter. Uniformly, throughout the expanse. This matter then slows down the expansion -temporarily though, as matter collects together due to gravity and creates new "pockets" where the speed of expansion can pick up again.

about a month ago
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How We'll Program 1000 Cores - and Get Linus Ranting, Again

visualight Re:Pullin' a Gates? (449 comments)

Instead of paraphrasing why not just quote him directly? It's not a long article and no one will think 'strawman'.

"Big caches are efficient. Parallel stupid small cores without caches are horrible unless you have a very specific load that is hugely regular (ie graphics)." ...
"the crazies talking about scaling to hundreds of cores are just that - crazy."

In that context, he's right. If you're doing hundreds of dumb cores you should be using gpu already.

about a month ago
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NASA Study Proposes Airships, Cloud Cities For Venus Exploration

visualight Re:it can be air filled (200 comments)

What useful things can be harvested from the atmosphere? Are there chemicals that could be used to make plastics? Could a small habitat expand into a floating city?

about a month and a half ago
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2 Futures Can Explain Time's Mysterious Past

visualight Re:Arrow of Time (107 comments)

I might not understand what you're saying.

The farther away galaxies are from each other, the faster they are moving from each other, and, the faster they are accelerating. Wouldn't this and other phenomenon be independent of my perception? I mean gravity doesn't only affect my physical being and the construction of it in my mind. It objectively affects the passage of time throughout the universe. Doesn't it?

about 1 month ago
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2 Futures Can Explain Time's Mysterious Past

visualight Re:Arrow of Time (107 comments)

Time cannot go backwards because time, as an independent phenomenon doesn't exist. The passage of time, and what enables "change" is the expansion of the universe. It expands slower or faster near or away from the influence of gravity as time passes faster or slower near or away from the influence of gravity. Time and space aren't simply "relative". The are the same thing. Entropy is strongly correlated but not actually coupled.

IANAP, and I haven't actually convinced anyone that the way I see it is true. But I think the universe described by Renate Loll is probably the closest to my own mental picture. Or, at least, the idea that there are not really three spacial dimensions but one made my own mental map easier to "run" in my mind.

about 1 month ago
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Programmer Father Asks: What Gets Little Girls Interested In Science?

visualight Re:Yeesh (584 comments)

nice shift loser

about 1 month ago
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Programmer Father Asks: What Gets Little Girls Interested In Science?

visualight Re:Yeesh (584 comments)

wtf. YOU are the one shifting and deflecting. ONLY YOU. And that's the fucking point. There is nofuckingway you didn't read that post, or have been exposed to same or similar evidence IN FUCKING GENERAL.

Your ENTIRE series of postings has been under the PRETENSE of being ignorant of all such information. You are a LIAR.

about 2 months ago
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Programmer Father Asks: What Gets Little Girls Interested In Science?

visualight Re:Yeesh (584 comments)

Right above my original reply to your post, in reply to the same post I replied to. FFS are you going to deny reading it? Pretend you've never seen references to same or similar EVER?

Yeah, well done.

about 2 months ago
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Programmer Father Asks: What Gets Little Girls Interested In Science?

visualight Re:Yeesh (584 comments)

links to said evidence was posted BEFORE my reply

about 2 months ago
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Programmer Father Asks: What Gets Little Girls Interested In Science?

visualight Re:Yeesh (584 comments)

Flat out fucking lie.

I never said anything even remotely close to "hard evidence that proves that girls are hardwired to develop interests or traits in the absence of social feedback." YOUR BULLSHIT WORDS that you tried to attribute to me.

"Should be easy for you to provide a single counter-example then." YOU NEVER PROVIDED ONE GODDAMN EXAMPLE TO COUNTER LIAR.

Your original post stated there is no evidence...but you know there is, links to said evidence was posted BEFORE my reply AND I believe you already fucking knew there was evidence. You are dishonest.

about 2 months ago
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Programmer Father Asks: What Gets Little Girls Interested In Science?

visualight Re:Yeesh (584 comments)

Liar. A counter example would imply that you provided an example to begin with -you didn't. You simply made an assertion.

And you are shifting your point AGAIN, and no I did NOT argue that point. God you're a fucking liar.

about 2 months ago
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Programmer Father Asks: What Gets Little Girls Interested In Science?

visualight Re:Yeesh (584 comments)

I didn't argue that point, and don't you go changing your argument after the fact. And no, I'm not going to do your research for you, unless your ignorant or a liar you know damn well where the studies are.

YOU prove YOUR point, as YOURS is the extraordinary claim.

about 2 months ago

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visualight visualight writes  |  more than 7 years ago

visualight (468005) writes "I've been watching forums and mailing lists for the past year, with a google search binge here and there for any info on Linux support from Epic's upcoming UT3. NOTHING. It's not like no one's asking, there's no way Mark Rein isn't aware of all the threads posted, he is clearly avoiding the question. Why not just say yes or no? In either case what's motivating Epic to pretend we're invisible? Can slashdot help force an answer? Would doing so push Epic to drop any Linux plans out of spite? http://utforums.epicgames.com/search.php?searchid= 255245 (search "linux" on epics ut3 forums)"

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