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Comment: Re:and yet, the GOP blocks private space. (Score 1) 96

by Yoda222 (#49716563) Attached to: Russian Rocket Crashes In Siberia

It cannot be due to the Western embargo. Here is a quote from Putin: “The response of the Russian Federation to Western sanctions is legal and valid. It will help, and not harm our domestic economy,

The russian space industry being part of the russian domestic economy, the embargo cannot be the cause of these failures


Comment: Re:Deniers (Score 2) 525

What I am trying to say is that "an inaccurate scientific prediction is wrong by definition, i.e. it cannot be used to prove anything." is false. An inaccurate prediction is not wrong, it is inaccurate. And yes you can use inaccurate results or prediction in science, to further develop.

Comment: Re:Deniers (Score 1, Interesting) 525

We should then ask Englert and Higgs to give back their Nobel price? If I remember correctly, their initial paper did not even proposed a mass for the boson. The firsts experiments later only concluded that its mass, if it exists, was "not below 18 MeV/c. This kind of statement is so inaccurate [18MeV/c to infinity, quite a large uncertainty] that it's not science, by your logic?

Comment: Re:Very myopic study (Score 1) 280

by Yoda222 (#49587561) Attached to: New Study Suggests Flying Is Greener Than Driving
"“When you consider all of the man-made radiative forcing and all the changes we’re making that can affect climate, contrails are one of the smaller effects, compared to carbon dioxide and other emissions,” Spangenberg said. “Globally, you would have to increase the contrail effect by roughly 100 times to get the same effect as all of the anthropogenic carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.”"

Comment: Re:With REALLY Huge Fans... (Score 1) 280

by Yoda222 (#49587343) Attached to: New Study Suggests Flying Is Greener Than Driving

You speak about aerospace where you should probably speak about aeronautics. In the aerospace sector, people rely a lot on non carbon energy, except for the launch part. Of course a launch is a big energy consumption in a short period of time, but on the other hand the S/C will usually be used for 10+ years, running on solar energy. And more and more S/C use "electric" propulsion, where you have still a "fuel" of course, but most of the delta-V comes from electricity.

There are some people who want to use renewable also for launches. Or at least it's a side effect of trying to simplify/reduce the launch cost. For example zero2infinity is planning to use balloon for launching rocket from high altitude, avoiding the dense atmosphere (even better, they use it) and the drag, and also starting from higher slightly reduce the delta-V.

Comment: Re:Ok, there's only two questions to ask (Score 1) 71

by Yoda222 (#49195223) Attached to: EU Free Data Roaming, Net Neutrality Plans In Jeopardy
It's a group of national government which have decided to overrule the EP. Which ones ? I don't know. But just a possibility. If roaming becomes free, some operators will lose money. And some European operators are partially owned by countries: Orange (France), Deutsche Telekom (Germany), Belgacom/Proximus (Belgium), ... So they may have a reason.

Comment: Re:the problem with nuclear power (Score 1) 384

by Yoda222 (#49188273) Attached to: French Nuclear Industry In Turmoil As Manufacturer Buckles
Helsinki has less than 6 hours of daylight in the winter with a maximum elevation of 6 degrees (on worst day), so it's not easy for solar arrays. And it's in the southern part of Finland so it's worse for the rest of the country. (to be honest the southern part of Finland is also where the vast majority of Finns are living) Nordic countries are not the best place for solar power. But other (renewable or not) sources can be considered, of course.

Never appeal to a man's "better nature." He may not have one. Invoking his self-interest gives you more leverage. -- Lazarus Long