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Comment: Re:"Light drag?" (Score 1) 231

by Agent0013 (#48880825) Attached to: The Paradoxes That Threaten To Tear Modern Cosmology Apart

The tired light theory is an interesting one, and I can see how it can fit well with observations. I like the tired light because it does seem to make the expanding universe less certain. Even the Big Bang becomes questionable and I see the CMBR as a possible detection of light that has given up the last of it's energy due to traveling too far.

I was more thinking about red-shifting accumulating due to the distance from the object. They always mention that further objects are more red-shifted due to them moving away from us faster. But if the red-shift accumulates over the distance due to more and more red-shifting coming from the expansion of space itself, then that doesn't tell us speed of the distant object, just the distance. I guess perhaps I always misunderstood what they meant by the red-shift being due to the objects traveling away from us. It's kind of a subtle difference perhaps. Does the red-shift happen at the point of departure of the object that is moving away from us due to the expansion, or does the red-shift happen during the journey from source to destination. Now that I write it out the first scenario makes little sense as different destinations would need to see different red-shifting amounts. I guess it would be: a) red-shift is due to the difference in speed, or b) red-shift is due to space stretching out underneath the light waves as the travel. Obviously the speed would have an additional effect or you could never see something blue-shifted due to it's actual motion relative to us.

Comment: Re:"Light drag?" (Score 1) 231

by Agent0013 (#48879797) Attached to: The Paradoxes That Threaten To Tear Modern Cosmology Apart
Upon reading this article and thinking about the red-shift I had a new thought that I was wondering about. If the space is expanding while the light is travelling through it, what says that the red-shift is from the movement of the original object and not the movement of expanding space underneath the light. Water waves would be shifted with both a moving wave generator and a stationary wave generator in a stream. The waves upstream would be compressed while the waves downstream would be lengthened. This would lead to greater red-shifts for further objects not because they are travelling faster away from us, but because they have spent more time in expanding space. Do we know that the expansion of space does not effect a change in the frequency of EM radiation?

Comment: Re:The police are terrified (Score 1) 687

by Agent0013 (#48869339) Attached to: Doxing Victim Zoe Quinn Launches Online "Anti-harassment Task Force"

Not that people should be forced to rely on the police, they should be able to defend themselves. But some people opting to defend themselves shouldn't release society (thru the police) from an obligation to assist.

The courts have already ruled that the police do not have any obligation to assist.

Comment: Re:wtf are you talking about (Score 1) 40

by Agent0013 (#48860825) Attached to: Nintendo Power Glove Used To Create 'Robot Chicken'
Except the dual analog sticks are always pushed to their limits. What's the point of analog if it almost impossible to use them gently. Walking on a game system controller is difficult. It is easier to just tap the stick full for a brief moment rather than try to edge it up until your guy starts walking, but oops, you moved it too far and you just ran off the cliff!

Comment: Re:The longer you live...Cancer could be your rewa (Score 1) 273

by Agent0013 (#48803697) Attached to: Silicon Valley's Quest To Extend Life 'Well Beyond 120'

I've posted this in another post, and yet again.

A certain irreducible background incidence of cancer is to be expected regardless of circumstances

I think you have mutations and cancer confused. If cancer was a unavoidable fact then we would not have creatures like the naked mole rat that does not EVER

get cancer. I remember hearing that sharks don't get cancer either, but they are not being used in labs to study why they don't get cancer like the naked mole rat is, so it is perhaps less of a scientific fact and more conjecture.

Comment: Re:Sorta related... the teletype machine (Score 1) 790

by Agent0013 (#48793283) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Sounds We Don't Hear Any More?
I had to send a fax the other day to a website. I attempted to use their web form to send a copy of ID required for a purchase. Twice it failed through the form, once using an Android phone and again using a desktop PC. I even tried to reply to the customer service person that told me the email had no attachment and send it that way. I eventually sent it in using a fax and they got it right away.

Comment: They didn't really have a choice. (Score 1) 580

by Agent0013 (#48625729) Attached to: Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'
The theaters already said they would not show it. So what is Sony to do? Release it anyway with only showing in obscure theaters and it gets bad box office earnings, or don't release it until next year sometime when everything has blow over and it can get a shot at a normal opening weekend.

Comment: Re:What the hell is wrong with Millennials?! (Score 1) 465

by Agent0013 (#48602359) Attached to: Peru Indignant After Greenpeace Damages Ancient Nazca Site
Nothing makes me angrier than the cops that shoot first and ask questions later. But according to the coroner's report, the thug was never shot from behind. Plus, 9 black witnesses reported that he was charging the officer during the last of the shots fired.

Comment: Re:Dark matter and the sniff test (Score 1) 85

by Agent0013 (#48600693) Attached to: Deflating Claims That ESA Craft Has Spotted Dark Matter

The very gasses that the say separated out from the galaxies have the ability to cause the bending of light also. It is just like refraction through a medium like glass, but there is no solid boundary that it passes through. Instead it has a varying index of refraction which leads to the very same bending of light that has been attributed to the dark matter that they keep saying is there. The bullet cluster isn't quite the nail in the coffin that the news will put it out as.

To me it sounds like a little circular reasoning. Physicists were looking for an aether and couldn't find one. Einstein comes along and explains that one isn't needed because of relativity. He first adds then removes the cosmological constant. We find things expanding too much so add the cosmological constant back in by the process of dark energy which supposedly involves vacuum energy of the aether, so we have added that back in also. And now we need dark matter to fix gravity also. So the need to get rid of the aether has led us around to putting it back in. Perhaps we went astray someplace back then and are heading off in the wrong direction.

I'm not trying to say I know more than the people working on this. I find it interesting either way though. But I have seen examples of scientists following the wrong trail for a while before it gets figured out. We are just starting to understand that the whole fat makes you fat thing was bad science and isn't really true. And we are all told the pyramids are tombs when no mummys have ever been found in one. No frescas or writing of the person buried there either like in all the other tombs of that time. Some guy in the past makes some claim and everyone buys it for quite a long time before it gets figured out that we took a wrong turn back then.

Comment: Re:Your "data" doesn't prove vaccines are bad (Score 1) 1051

by Agent0013 (#48584367) Attached to: Time To Remove 'Philosophical' Exemption From Vaccine Requirements?
Did you even look at the links? What a fuckwit! They see the silent carrier in studies where the test subjects were vaccinated. And you then say it doesn't happen. What a asshole. And right there in the CDC page, 8x more likely, and you bump that up to 20 for whatever fuck reason your stupid little sheep brain thinks!?! They also say the unvaccinated are not the cause of the outbreaks. But you can't understand such simple language as that because it isn't put into terms of how many terr'ists are out to get you!!!! Go crawl under a rock somewhere you dumb ass!

Comment: Re:Wooping cough on the rise not related to vaccin (Score 1) 1051

by Agent0013 (#48583397) Attached to: Time To Remove 'Philosophical' Exemption From Vaccine Requirements?

If you don't get the booster, you run the risk of getting the disease and dying.

Nice way to fall for the lies. Everything is just soo dangerous and trying to kill you. The terrorists are full of these diseases and we must let the TSA inject shit into everybody who walks down the sidewalk.

So you are saying, what, because some vaccines Are not permanent, why bother getting it?

According to the CDC's site: Even though children who haven't received DTaP vaccines are at least 8 times more likely to get pertussis than children who received all 5 recommended doses of DTaP, they are not the driving force behind the large scale outbreaks or epidemics. However, their parents are putting them at greater risk of getting a serious pertussis infection and then possibly spreading it to other family or community members. So it isn't the unvaccinated that are the problem.

In a study done by Oxford University for all pertussis outbreaks in San Rafael California between March and October 2010, 81% were completely up to date on their vaccinations, 8% were unvaccinated, and 11% were partially vaccinated. So people are hyping up the fear for something that isn't even the problem. If you want a prevention, then you need to focus on making a better vaccine, not forcing more people to take risks for something that is ineffective.

That is not how viruses work. If you are immunized the virus gets killed by your immune system and you do not become a "carrier".

And here we have a completely ignorant statement from someone who wants to tell me what to put into my body. Here are some links to the evidence that you do become an unknown carrier after getting the pertussis vaccine. Acellular pertussis vaccines protect against disease but fail to prevent infection and transmission in a nonhuman primate model and Whooping Cough Study May Offer Clue on Surge

Comment: Re:Wooping cough on the rise not related to vaccin (Score 1) 1051

by Agent0013 (#48583121) Attached to: Time To Remove 'Philosophical' Exemption From Vaccine Requirements?
Yeah, but the vaccinated people can carry the bacteria and spread it to others without even knowing. The people who don't get vaccinated know they have it and can stop spreading it around. Also, once you get sick for real, you are immune for life. The vaccine wears off after ten years and you can get sick anyway.

Optimism is the content of small men in high places. -- F. Scott Fitzgerald, "The Crack Up"