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Comment: Re:Kludgy Mess Requires Kludgier Foundation (Score -1, Troll) 45

by eyepeepackets (#49551927) Attached to: Mystery of the Coldest Spot In the CMB Solved

If you had bothered to read the first sentence of the quote -- and were able to comprehend it in context -- then you would not have posted this grammatically-challenged reply.

Allowing AC posts like yours have ruined this site for years now. The owners and operators of Slashdot should have fixed this by now, severely restricting who has access to AC posting.

Seriously, answer me true: Would you have made your original reply to my post if you had had to use your real account name? You don't even have the courage of conviction for your own position and yet you don't hesitate to personally insult those who do. You're a cowardly little turd who should be exposed for what you are to all who know you and have to work with and around you.

Comment: Re:Kludgy Mess Requires Kludgier Foundation (Score 0) 45

by eyepeepackets (#49551103) Attached to: Mystery of the Coldest Spot In the CMB Solved

"A recurrent criticism of inflation is that the invoked inflation field does not correspond to any known physical field, and that its potential energy curve seems to be an ad hoc contrivance to accommodate almost any data obtainable. Paul J. Steinhardt, one of the founding fathers of inflationary cosmology, has recently become one of its sharpest critics. He calls 'bad inflation' a period of accelerated expansion whose outcome conflicts with observations, and 'good inflation' one compatible with them: "Not only is bad inflation more likely than good inflation, but no inflation is more likely than either.... Roger Penrose considered all the possible configurations of the inflaton and gravitational fields. Some of these configurations lead to inflation ... Other configurations lead to a uniform, flat universe directly – without inflation. Obtaining a flat universe is unlikely overall. Penrose's shocking conclusion, though, was that obtaining a flat universe without inflation is much more likely than with inflation – by a factor of 10 to the googol (10 to the 100) power!"[106][107]"


Personal insults are not adequate replacements for knowledge, asshole.

Comment: Simple as playing with blocks (Score 1) 315

by eyepeepackets (#49443855) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How To Introduce a 7-Year-Old To Programming?

Make learning programming fundamentals a blocks toy. Kid can stack program blocks a certain way, the physical block pattern gets scanned into the computer, turned into code. Point is to make it an interesting hands-on toy which makes the obvious connection between what the kid does with the toy and what happens on the computer. Once the kid makes the connection to building with pieces, they'll want to go directly to building on the computer, by-passing the simple to use but less powerful blocks.

Comment: Humane Methods and Definitions (Score 5, Insightful) 1081

by eyepeepackets (#49258353) Attached to: How To Execute People In the 21st Century

The guillotine was originally adopted by the French as an evolved and humane method for taking a human life and, considering what we've seen with alternative methods this past century, I have to agree: It's fast, relatively painless (quite possibly completely painless when one considers the shock reaction of the body,) somewhat messy, but has great symbolic and even theatrical value. Granted, the upper classes world-wide hate this device with a fearful passion, but that is actually part of its value.

Comment: Robust versus Secure (Score 4, Insightful) 131

by eyepeepackets (#49057615) Attached to: Bank Hackers Steal Millions Via Malware

The internet was designed to be amazingly robust, able to successfully get a message through a nuked-out infrastructure -- point A to point Z via any number of non-predetermined intermediate points. It was not designed to be secure because such security wasn't deemed necessary to the completion of the mission of getting a message to point Z from point A regardless the damage inbetween the two points.

What security it does have has been bolted on after-the-fact much like bolting a wind spoiler onto a Volkswagen Beetle. and with pretty much the same comical effect. "Secure" internet will require some serious redesign at the various hardware and sofware levels before it can be secure.

An interesting question is whether or not it can be both very robust and very secure at the same time?

My point being that the warnings about the above were made loud and clear in the mid-1990s when the internet was "discovered" by the citizenry and the commercial interests and yet everyone yelled "Full speed ahead!" and so here we are.

Comment: Re:Yellowstone hotspot/McDonalds/Impact Crater (Score 3, Interesting) 65

by eyepeepackets (#48350109) Attached to: Nevada Earthquake Swarm Increases Chance of Larger Quake

Glad to see someone else made the connection between this location and the Yellowstone hotspot. In terms of geologic time, this entire area is really "hot" and prone to large events of various types. Having a concentrated earthquake swarm in this area is worrying, especially since I live in Boise....

I was living in Portland during the whole Mt. St. Helens cycle in the late '70s/early '80s and the only adult nightmares I've ever had involve geologic events: It's hard to fully appreciate such things until you've experienced them.

Comment: Freedom of Choice in the U.S.A. (Score 1) 338

by eyepeepackets (#47725651) Attached to: FCC Warned Not To Take Actions a Republican-Led FCC Would Dislike

So, where is the freedom? Where is the choice? I can choose between Corporate Person A or Corporate Person B but not a Citizen Cooperative (government)? I thought these Corporate Person types loved Freedom and Choice. These Corporate Personages are crooks who lie like the politicians they buy -- and their products generally suck.

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