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Comment: Re: Not really. (Score 0) 206

by Talderas (#48922541) Attached to: Gamma-ray Bursts May Explain Fermi's Paradox

And 1-10 deaths is really not much, for such a large project. 10 or so people have died working at the launch sites for the US space program, which has launched ... maybe 5,000 tonnes to date? Orion could put more than that mass into space in a single launch, with less deaths.

Fuck off,tool. There's a league of difference between the accidental deaths you cited and 1-10 unavoidable deaths per launch.

Comment: Re:Prototyping security? (Score 1) 162

by Talderas (#48883531) Attached to: Researchers Moot "Teleportation" Via Destructive 3D Printing

If someone is a courier taking a locked object from point A to point B then having the key with courier isn't a good idea. Transporting the key independent of the goods help prevent people from getting access. This would just be a another method of transporting a key from point A to point B.

Comment: Re:Censorship? (Score 1) 418

by Talderas (#48879749) Attached to: Blogger Who Revealed GOP Leader's KKK Ties Had Home Internet Lines Cut

I can't find a citation but I seem to recall that most of these organizations seeking tax-exempt status eventually got their 501(c)(4) status.

They did but it's not relevant to the controvery because the timing is the issue. Had the organizations not been targeted they would have received the status sooner. Now, whether you agree or disagree about whether running ads about various civic issues in a leadup to an election in which they matter should or should not qualify for tax-exempt status it is hard to argue against the fact that the targeting prevented these organizations from engaging in the election in any way shape or form. To suggest that they still got the status and so everything is alright is to pretty much deny the elephant in the room when it comes to suppressing expression.

Comment: Re:Let's hope (Score 1) 253

by Talderas (#48878843) Attached to: IRS Warns of Downtime Risk As Congress Makes Cuts

EXACTLY. As long as the tax code is ridiculously complicated, we're going to need ridiculously complicated bureaucracy and IT systems to manage and enforce that complexity. Let's see how well our new GOP overlords in Congress manage to legislate an actual reduction in tax code complexity, now that they have the gavel all to themselves in both the house and the senate.

It will be nice to see Obama have to veto bills instead of being able to rely on Harry Reid stopping them.

Comment: Re:This is incredibly exciting (Score 1) 66

by Talderas (#48866227) Attached to: Interior of Burnt Herculaneum Scroll Read For First Time


The narrow range for that fragment is 117 to 138 CE although it could be from prior to 100 CE or after 150 CE. Jesus's death was between 30 - 36 CE is the generally accepted range for the death. Within a 100 years of the event is not an unreasonable statement to make when it comes to the Gospels.

Comment: Re:You know the cops are going to want it .. (Score 1) 138

by Talderas (#48765235) Attached to: Connected Gun Lets Anyone Watch What Or Who You Are Shooting

This technology, in law enforcement hands, is going to be more useful in hostage situations and will probably be mostly deployed to police sharpshooters. This would allow them to fire on a suspect that they wouldn't normally fire on due to a risk of harming a bystander or hostage. It would also be helpful to police sharpshooters that are stationed on helicopters in order to account for the motion of the helicopter on a shot.

All theoretical chemistry is really physics; and all theoretical chemists know it. -- Richard P. Feynman