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Comment: Re:I see why the boson is a "God Particle" (Score 1) 67

by garyisabusyguy (#48414613) Attached to: Elusive Dark Matter May Be Detected With GPS Satellites

more like the god damned particle...

my non-physicist brain wants to stuff dark matter into the role of 'barely detectable multiverse'.

I find stuff like this online and find myself wondering if it is all hooey
http://www.math.columbia.edu/~...

How long until we can start to describe the pieces and parts of adjacent universes?

Comment: Re:Missing Option (Score 2) 551

by garyisabusyguy (#48311051) Attached to: In this year's US mid-term elections ...

That would seem to be biased against the intelligent because the ignorant voter who lives in a sea of propaganda really thinks that they understand the issues

It takes about five minutes to read the ballot, and maybe another 30 on google to research most voting issues

Voting is to be encouraged as are non-partisan sources of information on those issues that are being voted on

Comment: Re:Missing Option (Score 0) 551

by garyisabusyguy (#48307323) Attached to: In this year's US mid-term elections ...

Or, it could be... an American

Americans cannot be compelled by their government to reveal their vote... that is to say, it is a secret ballot, unlike soooo many tin-horn dictator-ships where the beloved leader received 100% of the vote

Anybody who wants to force you to reveal your voting record does not seem to understand how the process works

Comment: Re:Computer science? (Score 1) 125

by garyisabusyguy (#46976579) Attached to: Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, and Lately, Coding

If you look at the original post, the AC was disparaging the article for focusing on coding over the 'rest' of computer science

My intent was to point out that coding involves a set of skills that have a wider general application than just focusing on computer science, which could be likened to training a person for a trade

I thought that I was being clear, and other posters seemed to get it, but you missed the point and essentially repeated what I said

Thanks for playing

Comment: Re:Computer science? (Score 1) 125

by garyisabusyguy (#46974373) Attached to: Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, and Lately, Coding

There are elements of coding that require planning, logic and completeness that have impacts far beyond computer science. Teaching people to rack servers and install operating systems becomes for focused and resembles learning a trade. While there are plenty of positive outcomes of learning a wide range of computer science skills, I see the effects of learning how to code as having a wider positive effect

Comment: Re:Talk (concepts) is cheap (Score 1) 74

by garyisabusyguy (#46908977) Attached to: Boeing Unveils Cabin Design For Commercial Spaceliner

It looks like United Launch has been working on human rating the Atlas V and building a Crew Transportation System since 2006
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A...

I can only imagine that this sudden rush of PR is due to SpaceX's recent smear of UL for locking them out of the military space market

Comment: Re:Face it... (Score 1) 433

by garyisabusyguy (#46743583) Attached to: UN: Renewables, Nuclear Must Triple To Save Climate

Nobody is suggesting that people use nuclear energy in their homes... Nuclear works best with large reactors in isolated areas that rely on the power grid to get electricity to customers

The electricity from that source is great for generating hydrogen for fuel cells and powering manufacturing that is required for building components of 'clean' energy projects

We really need to get off of using fossil fuels, and no industry will do that with a solution that is more expensive like solar, wind, etc... nuclear is the most cost efficient alternative to fossil.

Comment: Re:Same rules for everyone (Score 2) 433

by garyisabusyguy (#46743521) Attached to: UN: Renewables, Nuclear Must Triple To Save Climate

the WTO has legal protection for polluters in developing nations the prevents other nations from raising trade barriers to using their goods

We need to reevaluate the designations that were made in the mid-nineties and make them relevant in a world where China and India are economic powers

Comment: Re:Nuclear? (Score 5, Insightful) 433

by garyisabusyguy (#46743447) Attached to: UN: Renewables, Nuclear Must Triple To Save Climate

It's not even all of the environmentalists, check out Patrick Moore:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P...

He used to be the President of Greenpeace and was *ahem* asked to leave, primarily due to his advocacy of Nuclear Energy

At this point Greenpeace is as stuck in its position of advocating against Nuclear Energy as the NRA is against gun control, and they are both looking like obstacles to any positive change in the status quo

By working against Nuclear Energy, Greenpeace has managed to be as big a supporter of continued fossil fuel dependence as the Koch bros.

There are plenty of smart environmentalists out there, and the uninformed ones should be donating their money somewhere besides Greenpeace

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