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Comment: Re:xkcd... (Score 1) 256

Or instead of Hamlet, take a random book of poetry off the shelf in the "Obscure Poets" section of a library, go to a random page, then memorize the poem on that page. Take first letter of the first word, second letter of the second word, etc. Make up a capitalization pattern, add a few numbers, then you have it.

With the dice list, you are completely dependant on the crackers not knowing that you used it, and that makes the entropy calculations shear nonsense.

Comment: Re:Heisenberg compensator ... (Score 1) 83

QA is well understood, well tested, well confirmed science but only when expressed mathematically.
As soon as we try to transform the math into English words like "wave", "particle" or "observer", we lose all the precision needed to adequately describe how QA works.

Comment: Re:Stupid Question (Score 1) 162

by RespekMyAthorati (#49323461) Attached to: How Space Can Expand Faster Than the Speed of Light
Maybe you didn't notice that Puff_Of_Hot_Air said

If you could travel at the speed of light, then you could reach anywhere in the universe in 0 relative (to you) time?

The answer is yes.
For photons (the only thing that can travel at the speed of light) the passage of time is non-existent.

Comment: Re:Hasn't been involved with Greenpeace since 1985 (Score 1) 573

When can we kick open the doors to Yucca Mountain and start building the new reactor fleet?

As soon as you manage to convince a group of investors that picking up the tab for one of the poorest risk-to-profit industries in the world is a good idea.

Comment: Simple solution! (Score 1) 1089

by RespekMyAthorati (#49305119) Attached to: Obama: Maybe It's Time For Mandatory Voting In US

The people who tend not to vote are young, they're lower income, they're skewed more heavily towards immigrant groups and minority groups

Pay everybody who votes $5 on their way out of the polls.
Wealthy people who already vote won't care, but those that currently don't will be delighted to get $5 for such little effort.

Also coffee and cookies for all who show up. Works for the Red Cross.

Porsche: there simply is no substitute. -- Risky Business