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Comment: The mass of the galaxy seems fundamental (Score 1) 119

by Marrow (#47570505) Attached to: The Milky Way Is Much Less Massive Than Previous Thought

But maybe its harder to measure MilkyWay than to measure the mass of other galaxies. Still, they cannot directly measure the mass of anything out there. So they are implying the mass by looking at the light coming from them and from neighboring objects. I would rather look forward to them being proven wrong about their assumptions because we would learn more. Maybe they might learn something that could help us out here on Earth.

So I prefer to look at theories which challenge the accepted science in the hopes that new discoveries might spark new technologies here at home.

Comment: Start from scratch (Score 0) 119

by Marrow (#47566553) Attached to: The Milky Way Is Much Less Massive Than Previous Thought

If they can be that wrong about something so fundamental, then how can they possibly claim to understand things or be right now?

I read an article recently about scientists saying the speed of light is not constant. Has their new variable speed of light calculation been plugged into all these other cosmology equations? Maybe this dark matter fudge factor would disappear and we would stop being wrong by the 1/2 the mass of a galaxy.

Comment: Is convenience killing HD? (Score 1) 152

by Marrow (#47538501) Attached to: What percentage of your media consumption is streamed?

What with streaming and the convenience of ripping DVDs into a playback system, I have to wonder if interest in HD is being suppressed. I have a limited selection of Blu-ray and now will not even consider buying one unless it comes with a DVD copy. Scratch that, I dont consider buying them anymore.

Comment: The justification is... (Score 1) 382

by Marrow (#47459469) Attached to: White House Punts On Petition To Allow Tesla Direct Sales

The dealers don't want people coming to their stores and test-driving cars only to lose the sales to some tax-free Internet site. A valid issue, except I don't think there are any Tesla dealerships that would lose out this way. I expect the Tesla dealerships are owned by....Tesla.
The justification seems even worse on things like motorcycles since I don't think people even test drive those.

+ - The speed of light may be slower than previously thought->

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An anonymous reader writes "( —Physicist James Franson of the University of Maryland has captured the attention of the physics community by posting an article to the peer-reviewed New Journal of Physics in which he claims to have found evidence that suggests the speed of light as described by the theory of general relativity, is actually slower than has been thought."
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