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Comment: Re:call me skeptical (Score 1) 190

The fucking "summary" is wrong.

If you read the warrant application, the feds state the following:
- He did try to access the IFE box, as evidenced by physical damage.
- It is possible that he interfaced with the IFE systems and *possibly* other aircraft systems

Nowhere did they say: "This guy accessed flight control systems."

Comment: Re:I can see this running afoul of.... (Score 1) 545

by ericloewe (#49694467) Attached to: California Senate Approves School Vaccine Bill

Frankly, Health of the General Population > Freedom of religion.

If your "religion" demanded that you fire a machine gun into the air for 5 minutes a day, you'd find very little tolerance for it.

Either scenario has a probability of harming someone around the same order of magnitude, I guesstimate. So why should the first be any different?

Comment: Re:This again? (Score 1) 480

by ericloewe (#49610573) Attached to: New Test Supports NASA's Controversial EM Drive

It's one thing to be open to the possibility that something is incomplete.

It's quite another to write a long web page with grand predictions for something that is unproven and has no theoretical explanation yet.

It's also ludicrous to make a computer model without any sort of theoretical basis. I can "invent" a warp drive by imagining that $_phenomenon is a good approximation of $_supposed_operating_principle and making a computer model of that. Naturally, the results are pure bullshit and profoundly meaningless.

Neither of the above disproves very solid physics. It'll take something a lot more formal to reasonably conclude that space is asymmetric.

Comment: Re:This again? (Score 5, Informative) 480

by ericloewe (#49597553) Attached to: New Test Supports NASA's Controversial EM Drive

Wrong.

Conservation of linear momentum is most certainly NOT derived from Thermodynamics.

Conservation of linear momentum is a mathematical consequence of translational symmetry - in other words, momentum is conserved if the laws of physics are invariant in space. Similarly, angular momentum is conserved if the laws of physics are invariant by rotation.

Factorials were someone's attempt to make math LOOK exciting.

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