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Comment: Re:Are we looking through the center... (Score 1) 133

by ultranova (#49173069) Attached to: Astronomers Find an Old-Looking Galaxy In the Early Universe

We don't know that the speed of light was always as it is now.

For speed of light to vary, either photons must have mass (so they don't need to move at c anymore), or the constant of nature c would need to vary over spaceitme. Either of these would have massive effects on pretty much everything: photons mediate electromagnetic force, which not only underlays all of chemistry, but combines with strong interaction to define stable elements and how much energy nuclear reactions release, while c defines the very structure of causality itself.

So frankly, in this case "it's an alien movie" is a more likely explanation.

Comment: Re:FDE on Android doesn't work as of yet (Score 1) 110

by ultranova (#49172811) Attached to: Google Backs Off Default Encryption on New Android Lollilop Devices

Latency and bandwidth are distinct measurements.

But they aren't independent. A device that has high bandwidth and high latency must be massively parallel (since for a sequential device bandwidth is simply inverse of latency) and have massive internal buffers to hold all the data being processed. That seems pretty unlikely for implementing such a simple algorithm, unless of course the implementation is purposefully broken.

Comment: Re: That's no mere galaxy; that's GALACTUS (Score 3, Insightful) 133

by MightyMartian (#49169409) Attached to: Astronomers Find an Old-Looking Galaxy In the Early Universe

Yes, the method where you come up with models with predictive power and test them against observation, as opposed to bring a pathetic loser who grape onto kookery in the vain hope that somehow it will make your intellectual laziness seem less obvious.

I spent years debating people like you, only to learn your type are too fundamentally pompous and inadequate to actually want to learn anything.

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