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Comment Re:Well.. (Score 2) 206

agreed... in the last bunch of years audience quality dropped significantly...I suspect a whole bunch of IFLS and fanboys are swarming everywhere..Truth is almost never a pure color...and science is a complex matter... I appreciate the work people like deGrasse are doing...but they should remember we don't need to create a generation of closed minded did-you-publish-1000-papers-already 'scientists' ... or it will be worse than religion... sometimes world changing discoveries still come out one 'crazy' genius or even by the amateur botanist.. science should be inflexible in repeatability and logic, but not carry other dogmas or elitist behaviours..

Comment acoustic fusion (Score 1) 399

I would put my money on the guys at General Fusion (http://www.generalfusion.com/) ....it seems a less tricky way to extract energy and create pulsed fusion blasts rather than the other methods. Most of the tokamak design are focused on sustaining plasma, they don't even go past how to extract high energy from it, even the ITER is highly speculative in that regard. The acoustic/mechanical system has the energy extracting part already built-in in the plasma creation stage (the molten lead is used both to propagate the pressure waves and as heat exchange medium to run a steam turbine.... If I had some spare millions I'd definitely try this one eheh:)

Comment unfortunately... (Score 1) 446

the vast majority of GMO are not tailored to resist specific natural pests, leading to a decrease use of pesticides, it's exactly the opposite... GMO are usually engineered to be highly resistant to a specific type of pesiticide (round up anyone) so that we can flood the crops to our heart content with it... no thanks. "Over 99% of GMO acreage is engineered by chemical companies to tolerate heavy herbicide (glyphosate) use and/or produce insecticide (Bt) in every cell of every plant over the entire growing season. " www.huffingtonpost.com/david-bronner/herbicide-insecticide-use_b_5791304.html

Comment meanwhile.... (Score 1) 843

1 trillion is being wasted for useless military crap equipment, but we happily discarded the build of the OWL (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overwhelmingly_Large_Telescope) for 1.5bn......and countless other scientific projects... sad sad humanity.......

Comment Simplify and conquer: X*0 or X/0 equal X (Score 1) 1067

I propose this solution, in the castle of math it just means switching a couple of different special cases, nothing more. But it certainly makes more sense. You are multiplying or dividing by a non quantity, thus you are not performing the operation and your X remains the same. Simple as pie. Another example of math confusion is including 2 in the prime number sequence. It's a mistake performed only to abide to preexisting dogmas. 2 is clearly an even number, the correct sequence is 1,2,3,5... etc. /end rant

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