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Comment: Re:What about air? (Score 1) 545

by KapUSMC (#44556091) Attached to: Could Humanity Really Build 'Elysium'?

Thats just using energy to convert elements and molecules into different molecules, but it doesn't change the fact that you will be constantly losing molecules over time and they will eventually need to be replaced some how.

... Big ass hose dropping into the atmosphere?

Just snowballin' ideas here.

I was thinking more of something like megamaid

Comment: Re:Impeach Obama, Elect Snowden (Score 1) 719

by KapUSMC (#44327829) Attached to: Edward Snowden Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize

Even better, impeach Obama give Snowden the Presidency, then you'll have a president that ACTUALLY UPHOLDS THE CONSTITUTION.

You want to put a person into the presidency who is only known for A SINGLE ILLEGAL act??? Are you kidding me? (He needs at least 3 more before he would be qualified.)

Comment: Re:You can do it with just latitude / longitude (Score 1) 478

by KapUSMC (#44302313) Attached to: Describe Any Location On Earth In 3 Words
Except DNS lets us use things that make sense. If I'm looking for Cisco, Cisco.com is a logical place to start. 72.163.4.161 holds no significance to me, and I probably won't look there by default. This is not like DNS. blackberry.zeta.pnder would be just as random and unmemorable to the average person as 72.163.4.161 and eliminate what makes DNS useful. stupid.fucking.standard

Comment: Re:So what happens ... (Score 1) 148

by KapUSMC (#44301221) Attached to: Hurricane Sandy a 1-in-700-Year Event Says NASA Study

These estimates are not based on counting the number of storms that actually occur, they are based on simulations of storm paths.

The probability that another one of these happens in our lifetime is about 10%.

The probability that another once-in-700-year event happens somewhere in the US even just next year is nearly 100%, since there are many more than 700 sites that keep and report these statistics. In different words, you expect multiple extreme weather events to be reported in the US every year.

Does that answer your question?

Its not even separate sites. Its that "type of storm". One area can be hit with multiple "types" of storms that break the 1 in model. 2005 New Orleans was hit with Katrina a 1 in 400 year storm 2008 New Orleans was hit with Gustav 1 in 100 years 2012 New Orleans was hit with Isaac 1 in 100 years The events were different... Gustav was really strong, Katrina had the massive storm surge, Isaac sat over the city instead of moving on, etc... So the 1 in whatever is pointless.

Comment: Re:Smart guns... (Score 1) 814

by KapUSMC (#44300873) Attached to: Hardly Anyone Is Buying 'Smart Guns'
You know in the Marine Corps they taught us a couple of things... 1) Treat every weapon as if it were loaded 2) Never point your weapon at anything you do not intend to shoot 3) Keep your finger straight and off the trigger until you are ready to fire 4) Keep your weapon on safe until you intend to fire 5) Know your target, and what lies beyond (more of an informal addition in combat zones) If you do this, and know how to shoot, its pretty hard for someone to get hurt that wasn't intended to be hurt.

Comment: Re:Global Warming / Climate Change I'M DONE (Score 1) 365

by KapUSMC (#44300575) Attached to: Google Raises Campaign Funds For Climate Change Denier
I'm not even saying global warming doesn't exist. I personally believe that is / will get warmer regardless of what we do. As I said at the end of my post, theoretically we should be seeing global warming since we are still in the end of an Ice Age. And through the other 4 (or more) Ice Ages, the planet warmed. My point was more along the lines of the data set is no where near big enough. We typically think of a 100 years as a long, because our frame of reference is our life time. But dinosaurs roamed the earth for more then 100x the amount of time that man has. If the temperature drops next year everyone will through it away as an outlier. I'm saying that when an ice age can last 100 million years that a 150 years can be an outlier. What brought this whole post up was just because it was cooler for a for a couple of years all of a sudden some scientists were going to global cooling. And if its cooler for the next 10 years all of them will be. Even though that could still very well be an outlier as well. As for the article.. The article as a whole supports global warming. I linked the second page because it has several different temperature graphs covering the period since man has been recording temperature. Every temperature graph has trends periods of cooling as well as warming. So now as soon as we have temperatures drop for a a couple of years, now we have reports like the Russian scientists that are now predicting global cooling. I'm not saying we don't need to take care of the environment. After living in densely populated areas live Southern California and Japan I've seen how poor the air quality is. I'm all for renewable energy, because man will likely outlive natural resources at our current consumption rate. I could go on but you get the point. I'm done with global warming... cooling... climate change. Whatever. I'm just done with the climate change / global warming / global cooling talk.

We'll see.

Thats my point.... In our lifetime, we won't see. I'll be gone in 50 years or less, if I could stick around for say, 50,000.... Maybe we would.

Comment: Re:UN is not the governmemt, its the planet. (Score 1) 275

by KapUSMC (#44298441) Attached to: Citing Snowden Leaks, Russia Again Demands UN Takeover of Internet

"UN is not the governmemt, its the planet"

The UN is not as democratic as you might think it is. The UN General Assembly is, but it is pretty much subservient to the UN Security Council in which a few permanent members (amongst which the US) have veto right.

The first thing I thought of... Conveniently though, Russia is also one of the other 5. So this isn't exactly an altruistic move on anything. It just give them a piece of the action.

Comment: Re:I'm amazed... (Score 1) 1737

by KapUSMC (#44286201) Attached to: George Zimmerman Acquitted In Death of Trayvon Martin

The prosecution claimed Zimmerman had a duty to retreat but that same duty applied to Martin too. Martin had a phone, he could have called the police and said someone is following me. He could have tried to lose Zimmerman, but instead, he went to confront the cracker ass cracker or whatever racial slur his friend he was on the phone with said he said before hanging up to put Zimmerman in his place.

This is something it seems like most people are missing out on in their rush to polarize.

Many people are trying to dismiss Zimmerman's duty to retreat by saying it was lawful or he had good intentions or whatever, but the fact is he was following the kid for dubious reasons, got lost, and then was ambushed by the person he was following. He should never have allowed himself to be in that situation, and he should have been prepared for Martin to verbally confront him.

Lots of people dismiss Martin's actions because they feel like Zimmerman's behavior was unwarranted, starting with following him. But that doesn't excuse his confrontation of Zimmerman.

The fact is, both of them made dumb mistakes that night, and both of them have paid for it. It will always seem unfair, because Martin was only 17 and, while he should have known better, it's understandable that he didn't know better. And he paid for it with his life.

Zimmerman's life is changed forever because of this, too, but it will never really seem fair because he's incompetent and an idiot who definitely should have known better and got off light compared to Martin.

The whole thing is just a tragedy that didn't need to happen.

This may be the single best summary of this situation I've read. Well done sir.

Comment: Global Warming / Climate Change I'M DONE (Score 1) 365

by KapUSMC (#44264503) Attached to: Google Raises Campaign Funds For Climate Change Denier
I'm done being invested in anything climate change / global warming related. We had the global cooling in the 70's / global warming / now in the last few months there have been several reports of global cooling now: http://www.nature.com/nclimate/journal/v2/n12/full/nclimate1589.html http://www.forbes.com/sites/peterferrara/2013/05/26/to-the-horror-of-global-warming-alarmists-global-cooling-is-here/ http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/20130503/alaskans-alarmed-russian-specter-global-cooling Backed up by the NASA chart: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/GISSTemperature/giss_temperature2.php So now we are at Climate Change/Global Warming/Global Cooling. Anyway you look at it man is far too myopic to be objective on this. We have what 50 years of really good temperature data? 150 years of historical data (of varying quality)? For a planet that is 4.5 billion years old? Besides shouldn't we be in global warming anyway if we are still in an ice age? Flame away...

Comment: Re:Want to meet a Japanese woman? (Score 1) 770

by KapUSMC (#44195421) Attached to: Why Are Japanese Men Refusing To Leave Their Rooms?

I've heard time and time again, that Canadian (and American) men are highly desired by women in Japan. I've also heard time and time again, that the reason is because too many Japanese men are downright useless and misogynistic assholes. Are you a genuinely nice North American dude with a real job? If so, it really is remarkably easy to meet wonderful women in Japan.

I spent a year stationed in Japan in the military... Being 6'3" 220 the women were very nice to me. For a 21 year old kid, it was a pretty good year.

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