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Comment Re:Good. (Score 1) 142

"Apparently people on the drug are seeing higher incidences of HPV (genital warts), herpes, gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis."

Read the summary a bit closer: "Other studies have also had to be stopped because it was clear subjects who were on a placebo were suffering from noticeably higher rates of infection."

Which is rather to be expected since these people think that they can fuck without protection, and were on a PLACEBO.

Comment Re:Bullshit (Score 1) 119

"believe it or not, a good portion of the planet lives in latitudes where the sunlight in winter is inadequate for growing crops even in a greenhouse"


Cover that greenhouse with solar panels and use LED, and you're practically home-free. Even in Antarctica, which while not pictured, actually gets LONG periods of constant sunlight and thus has a higher yearly irradiance in many locations, versus say Australia.

Comment Re: Bullshit (Score 1) 119

"Plants only absorb light in the red visible spectrum and parts of the ultraviolet spectrum"

Nope. Red and blue are just the quickest to be absorbed, while green actually passes through more easily and bounces around more easily, and primarily powers growth under the canopy. When plants reflect (actually re-transmit) green, you're only seeing certain wavelengths of green coming back at you. That's because there are hundreds to thousands of biological pathways that works with various wavelengths of light, and are absorbing them and re-emitting a photon with a lower energy level.

Plants evolved under full spectrum sunlight. Of the visible light that makes it through the atmosphere, green has the highest amount of overall energy. For plants to not utilize it would be ungodly wasteful. Too much blue is damaging to chlorophyll. Too much red can cause premature flowering/reproduction.

Balanced white light is the way to go.



Comment Re:Bullshit (Score 1) 119

Actual sunlight efficiency - ~93 l/w

Current non-lab LED efficiency - 220+ l/w (Cree MK-R) with 300+ l/w already having been announced months ago.

Of course, people in the horticulture game are using the 110 l/w - 130 l/w LEDs, instead of the easily-available 180+ l/w LEDs out now.

LEDs have such efficiency that solar powering the entire thing is the way to go, and has been for a few years.

Comment Re:Khyber, if ANYONE's a moron, it's you... apk (Score 1) 106






*YAWN* Try again when you're an actual competent system admin, APK. You're completely fucking useless, outdated, and even 5 year olds know better than you.

Comment Re:What does Science have to say about this? (Score 1) 588

"Sure, you worked at Hartz... it was in Tennessee"

A google search for 'Hartz Memphis Tennessee' brings up no businesses by that name.

When your first words are instantly provable lies, you have no traction nor standing for the rest of your words to even be considered.

Comment Re:From TFA: bit-exact or not? (Score 1) 172

"I guess that the problem is that this sounds like a PR stunt: Ten engineers at Dropbox do what many more engineers have been doing for years and only in a week!"

Technology advances. What took a dedicated team of people a couple of years to do 20 years ago (2D game design) takes maybe a month or two at most with a couple of people now days. MY current 2D game is proof of that. There's two bits of code to fix and then it's ready to release.

Comment Re:From TFA: bit-exact or not? (Score 1) 172

"Welcome to the real world. This has been looked at many times, and the questions that matter are well established."

And were answered about ten years ago when we got better fucking technology.

I've bothered to compile the source package and look at the straight-forward code. You very fucking obviously have not.

Comment Re:From TFA: bit-exact or not? (Score 1) 172

"no one gives a shit about _that_ to tell if your monitor is 24-bit."

As I said before, get with real fucking technology. Catch up, you're way the fuck behind. 10-bit (that's 30-bit A-RGB colorspace) 4K monitors, S-IPS, 28" for $600.

Yawn. As I told you before, we're not in the days of your shitty Apple displays.

If it wasn't for Newton, we wouldn't have to eat bruised apples.