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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.

Comment: Re:I thought the methane ocean was of interest? (Score 1) 59

by TheTurtlesMoves (#45804319) Attached to: NASA Could Explore Titan With Squishable 'Super Ball Bot'
This is in fact quite difficult. Sure in some sci fi story it works because you just arm wave all the details away. But when it really comes down to what can really work its more limited. First off methane is a poor universal solvent compared to water. This already makes things much more difficult. Second even the basic idea of a bi-lipid membrane doesn't even work in methane (its a non polar solvent). Its cold so reaction rates are low... etc....

Different building blocks is even more difficult. The classic argument is something based of silicon. If you have silicon you have carbon and carbon can just form so many more stable compounds that anything else, and vastly more than silicon. Life as we know it uses most of the periodic table. The is a really good argument to be made that life will be chemically similar to us. (ie water is the solvent, things based around carbon, some sort of information store like DNA).

Mathematics deals exclusively with the relations of concepts to each other without consideration of their relation to experience. -- Albert Einstein