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Comment The real reason (Score 1) 497

I will likely be downvoted, even though what I write is absolutely true.

Revolution was predicted at least 6 years ago, a result of public land policy changes made 50 years ago and yet nobody talks about it. In fact, if anybody brings it up, they are immediately dismissed as radical, or simply silly.

Starving people are dramatically more likely to revolt than well fed people. Somehow, mentioning this ridiculously obvious fact is universally dismissed.

Comment Re:We need a world-wide effort in space (Score 1) 70

well it is not really that far over budget. If you check it properly rather than the media version of budget. But yes it does show that this sort of cooperation is expensive just in overheads alone. I mean they took 10 years to decide where to build it! Shesh. That is a lot of wages that need a budget for something that hadn't even broken ground yet.

Comment Re: Experimental engines (Score 1) 70

So we should assume something that would create free energy and violate every single well defined "engineering rule" out? It would mean every bridge and building will fall down. Conservation of momentum and energy would be false if this worked. Period. Also there ZERO theory behind the emdrive. None. Oh he had some hashed out bullshit that was shown to be wrong a while back. But they can't fix what is wrong with it. Basically they guy couldn't do his math so said "whoo dude i found a propellantless drive".

Good engineers and scientists don't assume that when they get a results like say free energy or momentum that they invented something. They assume they made a mistake. And the few that don't at least acknowledge a mistake after it was pointed out to them.

Comment Re: Experimental engines (Score 1) 70

I am not the GP. But yea the EMDrive is total bullshit. It is made up physics that was *shown* to be wrong but they went and did experiments that *showed* nothing outside errors and claimed it worked anyway. If it did work it would be a free energy device and it would mean all the laws of physics are different everywhere, like say in paris vrs NY. Since none of that is true and we have over 300 years of *experimental evidence* to back that up. The EMDrive is bullshit.

Comment Re:Experimental engines (Score 1) 70

The thrust of a EM drive is comparable to an ion thruster. If anything they claimed was even remotely true. It would be easy to show. But it is not true, it is bullshit. Turns out you can't get propulsion out of bullshit. Many have tried before. Hell even on of the EMdrive experimenters has a patent on an anti gravity drive. Yea real credible science right there.

Comment Re:I Bet This Article Will Do As Much Damage... (Score 1) 107

If the author hasn't been played in any way, then the damage is still done: the scammers just got a great idea they'll no doubt literally capitalize on.

If you think that anybody who's written or executed ransomware hasn't already thought about ransoming medical devices, you have an astonishingly low opinion of others. Just how smart do you think you are?

Anybody who's spent the time necessary to write ransomware and attempt to profit from it has had more than enough time to consider the all reasonable possibilities, even if it took somebody as *brilliant* as you 5 minutes to come up with this idea. This isn't some global super-conspiracy; this is as brilliant as banging chips off a rock with another rock.

Comment Re:Spare us the hype (Score 3, Insightful) 93

Or you could you know look at the data. There is a lot more than just this study about this. Fact is the data is not nearly as clear cut as the summary claims. What is clear is how crops handle not using pesticide, they don't. You know organic crops use pesticide right? You think you can just ask all the insects to be nice to your crop just because you decided it organic?

"Love your country but never trust its government." -- from a hand-painted road sign in central Pennsylvania