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Comment: look on the insides (Score 1) 81

by gl4ss (#48674423) Attached to: NASA Makes 3-D Printed Wrench Model Available

can you stick your finger into square hole and turn like that though.
anyways, maybe they only need just that and only that.

the wrench looks dull if you look at just the image but actually it has a spinner/oneway lock(dunno english name for that) inside, that you can not see in the pictures - the mechanism is printed in place. I was checking it out because there's the on circle on the surface that shows there's something funny going on. also, for one piece functionality print, your 3d printer better be calibrated correctly to print this one out.

Comment: Re:I'm the app's developer. Happy to answer questi (Score 1) 123

by gl4ss (#48671545) Attached to: App Gives You Free Ebooks of Your Paperbacks When You Take a "Shelfie"

how do you deal with people just writing their name on a piece of paper and putting that on the copyright page? manual verification, including manually reading the copyright page and checking that's the copyright page? just by that it would be too tedious to cheat that way?

(it's already pretty tedious to have to write the name on every book, that kind of takes away the getting the entire library in a snap as I find that it's pretty unlikely for many people to have _any_ public domain books)

Comment: Re:Stone Age diet ? he wants to live all 20 years? (Score 1) 438

by gl4ss (#48658547) Attached to: How Venture Capitalist Peter Thiel Plans To Live 120 Years

meanwhile, in real life the life expectancy of someone 20 today is vastly different than someone being 20 even just 100 years ago.

unless.. unless.. you count out premature deaths due to disease, warring, breaking your leg, getting random infection from a splinter and all number of other ways to die including malnutrition - or maybe you don't think that 30+ extra years is vastly different or that the population boom of last century just happened only because people wanted to fuck more without condoms. hunter gatherers didn't exactly have that much to eat - in fact, by definition, they ate all they could and still didn't have enough and that's what kept the population numbers low - and more importantly they didn't have a choice in what they ate, they just ate what they had - and paleo diet freakos don't seem to mind too much that there's some tribes that eat the paleo diet and fuck.. they aren't living long at all.

as to this guy living to 120+. sure, why not. but I'l believe it when I see it, right now he is just a kook and on the edge of going just full crazy and has just picked up stuff to support him to live so long with gut feeling.

besides the life topic.. a floating elitist country with no minimum wage laws, implying imported slave labor because the no minimum wage laws is meaningless without such? then why the fuck doesn't he just move to saudi arabia and be done with it. it's already mostly accessible by sea and air anyways and runs a society where if you have money you can do whatever the fuck you want and can buy maids from a mall.

Comment: Re:Statistical studies (Score 1) 130

by gl4ss (#48658183) Attached to: Does Journal Peer Review Miss Best and Brightest?

3. is kind of moot.

why? anyone can publish anything they want on the internet. if it's interesting and the results actually work, it WILL make an impact.

I mean, take a look at youtube and the amounts of people trying to replicate shit that has been proven not to work! yet they try to make the free energy shit work again and again.

Comment: Re:Don't worry guys... (Score 1) 880

by gl4ss (#48598689) Attached to: Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

if the general plan to free "yourself from slavery" from the book is to pretty much utilize the same dogma as Ur Quan, then yeah, it sort of makes you a warlord if the preferred plan to deal with other tribes is to conquer them, kill them and put in slavery. actually the plan is even worse than the green ur quans plan of action, because according to the books(tm) you're not supposed to offer them the possibility of being a vassal/slave state.

Islam, as it spread wide originally, had provisions for slave tribes(who need pay tribute), turning the conquered into Islam(assimilating them) and such - you know, basic empire building provisions in the general plan. Judaism does not. this might explain why the other spread regionally fast and the other did not.

besides, historically speaking, who were they slaves to? I thought there was no evidence of them actually being in egypt to build the pyramids like claimed? and parting the seas and whatever.

so both Islam and Judaism are pretty much warlord religions.

anyhow, you should note that all religions can be used as tools for conquering, through terrorizing, war etc. even budhism. many of the budhist nations are strangely patriotic and militaristic and proud of their military prowess(even if it is mostly made up).

Comment: Re:Not really missing vinyl (Score 1) 433

by gl4ss (#48598515) Attached to: Vinyl Record Pressing Plants Struggle To Keep Up With Demand

it's the sort of mistake people who see a picture of how a dac works in _principle_ make.

like the stairs. but in reality, the output smooths out of course. making a dac that did really, really hard transitions between the "stairs" would be harder to make!

though I think it's just a joke, with audiology and all. or maybe it was a mail order certificate from the top end hifi university.

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