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Comment: Re:Ahh (Score 1) 360

by K. S. Kyosuke (#46800965) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Hungry Students, How Common?
And as I pointed out, there are European countries that will allow him to do exactly that - or, as you put it, "where foreign students on a student visa [are] tuition-free", which naturally includes Americans. Or are you really counting in the airline ticket? I also never said anything about number of Americans speaking Finnish, I have no idea where you got that.

Comment: Re:Ahh (Score 1) 360

by K. S. Kyosuke (#46798575) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Hungry Students, How Common?

"Irrational hate"? I'm just pointing out obvious things.

You were specifically asking for tuition-free education for foreign students on a visa. I pointed it out to you. Now you're moving the goalposts and making extra requests. I'm just waiting when you start asking for a free plane ticket to Europe or counseling with cultural acclimatization. Everything has its costs, direct or indirect, monetary or otherwise, including studying in a foreign country - that much is obvious, but I answered exactly the part you were asking for, no more, no less.

Comment: Re:Sucky Surgeon (Score 1) 52

by K. S. Kyosuke (#46798545) Attached to: Closing Surgical Incisions With a Paintbrush and Nanoparticles

Is it just me, or does that guy really suck at suturing? I'm not a physician (never even played one), but I've watched instructional videos, and that didn't look like how the pros do it.

Well of course! What, did you expect to be a suturing pro after watching your first suturing video? Of course you have to learn it piece by piece, what would happen to the instructional video industry if they taught you everything instantly? Won't somebody think of the instructors?

Comment: Re:Ahh (Score 2) 360

by K. S. Kyosuke (#46798443) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Hungry Students, How Common?
Is it just me, or are you bitching that an American going to Norway won't get free education in English, when a Norwegian going to US is not only going to have to pay exorbitant money for university tuition but also can completely forget receiving lectures in Norwegian at any US university, even despite the exorbitant cost? I mean, what did you think about European universities, that they have all been built for Anglophone people? "Isn't worth it"...typical. Well, I guess all those tales of the "monolingual pride" of Americans were true!

Comment: Re:I'll stick with my F 1.4 lenses, thanks (Score 1) 121

by K. S. Kyosuke (#46796161) Attached to: Google's New Camera App Simulates Shallow Depth of Field
Distortion lowers contrast? I thought internal reflections lowered contrast. Also, while all you've mentioned is true, I'd expect that lenses of moderate quality (and reasonable aperture) are probably possible, if expensive, in the thickness budget (which seems to be the limiting parameter in phones). But people certainly aren't ready to pay for such lenses in cheap phones.

Comment: Re:Not sure about the recovery test (Score 1) 121

Right, that is the only thing that would make sense - you simply can't use the traditional "flat" trajectory (because that wouldn't make the velocity vector "largely upward" - it's largely horizontal for expendable first stages) with such a small amount of fuel - you'd either need more fuel to cancel the horizontal momentum and to put it on a return ballistic trajectory (one that would have somewhere around 700-1000 m/s of terminal velocity in vacuum, though), or you could redesign the whole flight profile and use a combination of gravity and aerodynamics to save fuel when returning along a steeper trajectory, even if it means greater gravity losses for both the first and the second stage. I'm just uncertain about how they want to deal with the dynamic stresses when hitting the dense atmosphere at higher speeds. Well, I guess we'll simply have to accept that they wouldn't be doing this if they thought it wouldn't work.

Thus mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we are saying is true. -- Bertrand Russell