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Comment: Re:perplexingly (Score 1) 97

by i kan reed (#48170457) Attached to: Python-LMDB In a High-Performance Environment

Because, in the end, misinforming is often worse than not informing. If there's no discernible way for the people reviewing the article to check if it's valid, there's serious concern about PR and marketing injecting false information into your supposedly neutral encyclopedia, misleading everyone using your site.

The line is going to be somewhere. They have verbal debates about all-but-the-most-obvious of deletions(which officially still require four eyes, one pair to propose speedy deletion, one to delete).

Comment: Re:Submitter doesn't understand Wikipedia notabili (Score 2) 97

by i kan reed (#48170343) Attached to: Python-LMDB In a High-Performance Environment

Yep, and there are like 2 dozen python wikis where no one would mind a write-up, and links. Sometimes things just aren't really encyclopedia topics. And that's fine.

Wikipedia, in spite of all odds, somehow manages to hold onto a tiny reputation for informational quality. Part of that is not having more information than the users can reliably fact-check. And I've never held it against wikipedia if I look something up and it just doesn't have an article. I fall back to the whole rest of the internet right away.

Comment: Re:Wikipedia article deleted (Score 2) 97

by i kan reed (#48170249) Attached to: Python-LMDB In a High-Performance Environment

Wikipedia has rules. While those rules exist for good reasons, by nature of being rules they are most easily navigated by bureaucratically minded, officious mindset.

People have this false mindset where wikipedia, by virtue of their "anyone can edit" policy is an infinite bastion of free expression. When really, it's just a whole lot of people disagreeing and squabbling and working and editing to make and upkeep an encyclopedia.

Comment: Re:Need more explination of the tunneling (Score 2) 89

by i kan reed (#48169819) Attached to: How Curved Spacetime Can Be Created In a Quantum Optics Lab

That's not what quantum tunneling is. Tunneling has to do with the phase-state of particles, and how it implicates their ability to cross force barriers that should reverse them under classical understanding.

It's a bit like if your car blinked into and out of existence every couple seconds, you could sometimes drive through a brick wall.

Comment: Re:Damn (Score 5, Informative) 89

by i kan reed (#48169737) Attached to: How Curved Spacetime Can Be Created In a Quantum Optics Lab

It's not meant to be brain hurting territory.

It's like how zero gravity isn't possible on earth, but if you take a plane, and fly it in a parabolic curve matching G, the inside operates a lot like zero gravity.

This is like that, but for arbitrarily curved space-time, instead of zero G.

Comment: The quesiton that interests me (Score 3, Interesting) 48

by i kan reed (#48162721) Attached to: Saturn's 'Death Star' Moon May Hide Subsurface Ocean

can it have life? We know life on earth adapted to survive on sulfur vents, which means sunlight based energy isn't necessary for life to continue.

But what about abiogenesis? Miller-Urey showed us that lightning was a very important component in amino acids first appearing. Is there a tidal or geothermal way to cause the same thing?

I'm pretty interested in the possibility of liquid water alone being enough.

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