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Comment: Re:The true max human 100m time is probably higher (Score 5, Informative) 137

by Shetan (#44393597) Attached to: The Physics of the World's Fastest Man

IAAF Competition Rules, Rule 143

2. Athletes may compete barefoot or with footwear on one or both feet.
The purpose of shoes for competition is to give protection and
stability to the feet and a firm grip on the ground. Such shoes,
however, must not be constructed so as to give an athlete any unfair
additional assistance, including by the incorporation of any
technology which will give the wearer any unfair advantage. A shoe
strap over the instep is permitted. All types of competition shoes must
be approved by IAAF.

Comment: Re:What? Since when... (Score 1) 300

by Shetan (#40919339) Attached to: Wikipedia Edits Forecast Romney's Vice Presidential Pick

If a state chooses to recognize a contract between two opposite sex, two same sex, or 3 same or mixed sex partners its the sates business, not the federal government.

Does the Federal government give tax benefits to married people? If so, they need a definition of "married". That definition could be "as legally defined in your state" but I don't know enough about the US Constitution to know if it would be legal to have the Federal government tax people differently based on which state they live in.

Comment: Re:But ... (Score 1) 846

by Shetan (#40781541) Attached to: The World's First 3D-Printed Gun

If everyone in that theater was armed and had at least rudimentary firearms safety training... how far do you think the crazy guy would have gotten?

Obviously, nobody can answer a hypothetical question. However, let me ask one in return. How many people would have died in the crossfire if everyone in that theater was armed, only had rudimentary firearms safety training, and all started firing trying to take the crazy guy down? It was dark and smoky. The movie special effects were ongoing. If everyone pulled weapons and started shooting, I'm sure that at least one would be hero would have been misidentified as an accomplice by another would be hero.

Comment: Re:This is why I don't believe in compulsory votin (Score 2, Insightful) 321

by Shetan (#38394378) Attached to: Czech Nationwide Census Shows Jump In Jedi Knights

The US Congress declared war on Iraq, not Bush. The President of the United States does not have the power nor the authority to declare a war, which is why Obama broke the law when he had our military bomb Libya without cause, provocation or a declaration of war.

Congress hasn't declared war on anyone since World War II. Congress did authorize the use of military force in Iraq in 2002 based on what Bush thought to be appropriate.

Comment: Re:If this is true... (Score 1) 315

by Shetan (#37629106) Attached to: Can Relativity Explain Faster Than Light Particles?

In reality, it's traveling at exactly the speed of light.

Don't neutrinos have mass? Can particles with mass be accelerated to light speed? Without reading the article or the paper and not having taken even a college physics class, I would have expected that a neutrino should have been traveling at near light speed rather than "exactly the speed of light".

"Stupidity, like virtue, is its own reward" -- William E. Davidsen