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Comment: Re:torn (Score 2) 172

by iggymanz (#49262159) Attached to: Lawsuit Over Quarter Horse's Clone May Redefine Animal Breeding

Such idealistic rubbish. The point of horse racing is to be first across the finish line. There is huge money in winning. People squabble about what manner and condition of animals should be allowed to compete, but that's of less than secondary importance. Once in a while identical racehorse twins were born, and those have sometimes been champions in modern times, so the ancients may have raced clones..

Comment: Re:Poor choice of example (Score 1) 341

by iggymanz (#49157073) Attached to: We Stopped At Two Nuclear Bombs; We Can Stop At Two Degrees.

Wrong. You are the one trying to rewrite history. Japan did NOT want a war with the USA, instead believing that U.S. people had little resolve for war, and that knocking out Perl Harbor would remove U.S. presence and influence from South Pacific, so Japan could continue its colonization plan in Asia.

They made a few blunders there, else Japan's plan WOULD HAVE WORKED:
1. carriers weren't there, oops, those carriers would later prove to be a major part of defeating Japan

2. Japan didn't destroy the fuel storage tanks in Oahu. Those would have taken year to resupply, but left intact that fueled the war against Japan.

3. Didn't destroy ship repair shops

Of course, the U.S. people came up with plenty of rage to make "resolve", Japan really miscalculated that

Comment: Re:proposed hyperloop goes to proposed city (Score 3, Insightful) 157

by iggymanz (#49155379) Attached to: Hyperloop Testing Starts Next Year

"The Hyperloop infrastructure needs to support about 1/10th the weight per meter as traditional rail, therefore it can be done with 1/10th the materials." No, doesn't work that way. The supports would need to anchor something that can't even be allowed to move a millimeter lest the passengers be jarred to death.

Vacuum tubes of miles in length, smooth to extremely high tolerances, will be far more expensive than oil pipes.

Comment: no, SAME image perceived two different ways (Score 1) 420

by iggymanz (#49155293) Attached to: Is That Dress White and Gold Or Blue and Black?

Group of people looking at the SAME picture have one of two different views of the color. Half the people in my family saw white and gold (myself included), half blue-black. In fact, if I have that image in corner of my vision it is black-purple, but goes to white - gold after only moving head twenty degrees toward image.

It's very much how human brain perceives color based on (simulated in this case) ambient lighting; this picture is on the dividing line so to speak

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