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Comment: Re:I am all for this research (Score 1) 70

Wrong. Don't pass go don't collect $200. Sure solar activity follows an 11 year cycle. But that simply means that the probability changes over that 11 years.. a bit. But not much. Its like having a 11 year cycle on how many lotto tickets you buy. Still does not make these events overdue.

The sun does not sit there and go "haven't sent a big flare in the direction of earth for 30 years.. better do one now". The chance of one in the next 11 years is no different from the last 11 years. Yea i have a masters in Astrophysics. Yes this is what the Scientist say. Not some uninformed /. who clearly knows nothing about statistics or the physics behind them.

Comment: Re:I am all for this research (Score 1) 70

We could also do well to have solar flare early warning and harden the power grid against the next Carrington event; which is overdue and expected every couple hundred years.

That is not how it works. Just because you haven't won lotto for the last 100 years does not make you more likely to win lotto this week because your "overdue".

If the chance of it happening is .5% per year, then it not happening for 200 years means the probability of the event next year is *still .5%*.

Comment: Re:To Big to Fail, Redux (Score 1) 351

by TheTurtlesMoves (#45927563) Attached to: Largest Bitcoin Mining Pool Pledges Not To Execute '51% Attack'

And I suspect you have no clue what fracitional reserve lending is.

Most people don't. They assume its something the "evil" banks do to steal your money. Bitcoin fans seem to have even a poorer grasp that others on average. And yet one of the main bitcoin faqs points out that fractional banking is quite possible with bitcoin.

Comment: Re:Just need some relays (Score 1) 143

by TheTurtlesMoves (#45927391) Attached to: Mars One Studying How To Maintain Communications With Mars 24/7
Well a 1 km cubic detector is not small, or the 20km particle acceleration to make the neutrinos. And after all that you going to have a very poor bit rate. Of course it still won't work since the sun pumps out a lot of neutrinos and that would kill the already very poor S/N ratio. The can go right through the sun... they can also go right through the detector.

Comment: Re:I believe it (Score 1) 1010

by TheTurtlesMoves (#45848981) Attached to: New Study Shows One-Third of Americans Don't Believe In Evolution
That "requirement" is ridiculousness. By that requirement we have never observed any particle's outside protons and electrons. We have never observed current (only indirect effects) ... etc. Its stupid.

We can use polymerize outside the cell, we can see the happen errors. I can't watch with my eyes... But if your going to say "that only real time counts" or some other absurd direct observation requirement whatever that means. Well there is about 98% of current "science" that hasn't even been observed and never ever will be.

Comment: Re:Amateur chemistry is all but impossible now (Score 4, Interesting) 189

by TheTurtlesMoves (#45817727) Attached to: Citizen Science: Who Makes the Rules?
You know i had this problem when i wanted 50% H2O2. The lab supplier said no, regardless of what paper work i came up with. But the industrial suppler was like "We don't sell one liter bottles, but 25kg is $50", which was about the same price as 1 liter from the lab suppler. I asked about permits etc. All i needed was a dangerous good vehicle if i was transporting more than 100kg. They also sold me some red fuming HNO3.

Turns out at least in some countries there is a lot of "assumed" laws that don't exist. And lab suppliers seem to be paranoid.

"If that makes any sense to you, you have a big problem." -- C. Durance, Computer Science 234