Spooky bicycles at a distance
Spooky bicycles at a distance
I need clarification of that. There are no "elements" in Newtonian gravity. Epicycles can be quite accurate if enough "layers" are used. Think of it as "circular regression".
Finally, I'll get paid for my magnetic personality!
One would think that [Germans could]... do it better.
USA has more experience snooping and more victims, I mean subjects to test it on. Domain experience matters.
It's true that a model is not necessarily an explanation. Epicycles had predictive value (if tuned well), but almost all agree it's not how planetary motion "works". Newton gravity is considered a better explanation because it's the simplest working model: Occum's Razor.
If a better model comes along, we may make that the top model, ie, the "best explanation so far". Maybe there is no gravity, only something that happens to fit our gravity model. We do more experiments to find that out by testing the model more and testing alternative models.
Is that a step up from cows?
I wish I could request paper records. Some old systems are better than the replacement.
Better yet, let's use stone tablets so that it's harder for thieves to steal more than a few at a time. Paper is too easy to slip under a coat or tunic. And rats & moths eat it.
Never once was Fred Flintstone hacked.
Conservatives should purchase beach-front property if they are so confident in hoaxing. Some is already selling at a discount due to climate change risk. The prices would go back up after the Great Hoax is fully revealed by the alert and detail-oriented Fox reporters.
Mars has been explored heavily because a manned Mars mission (MMM) has been in planning since W announced the project during his term. True, the funding for MMM has been waxing and waning, but so far the plan is still alive (even if sick).
It makes sense to probe Mars heavily before a MMM. For one, the question of past or existing life has yet to be answered. If there is life on Mars, that will greatly affect how a MMM is done.
It's not something that just "capitalists" do; spinning and BS are part of every known organization. We saw it in the Soviet Union also. Humans, especially those who strive to move up in an organization or power structure, are overall aggressive and selfish, and playing games with language is part of this process.
Even if students don't want to play language games themselves, they should be exposed to spin and understand its usage and techniques in order to navigate the real world.
to take five months to get within...
It has an ion engine. While quite efficient, current ion engines are slow. One advantage of ion engines is that they can use electricity from solar panels for power, and thus the probe doesn't have to carry large amounts of chemical fuel. This makes the launch cheaper, saving tax-payers money. See, the government cares!
What's an "official scientist"? You mean NASA staff scientists?
I remember getting a copy of it in the very early 90s for my Atari ST!
Oh yah? Well I ran it on my Commodore 64 in 1984!
Of course, back then it didn't yet have a file system, or, um, memory management, or a command line.
He was talking about Comcast.
It's in their blood. Now they can suck faster.
"The geeks shall inherit the earth." -- Karl Lehenbauer