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Comment: Re:Science is not about trust (Score 2) 451

by johanw (#48019563) Attached to: Scientists Seen As Competent But Not Trusted By Americans

This is of course true for most expensive experiments. I can't afford a LHC, Space telescope, not even a small tokamak to test hot fusion. And the LHC produces so much data I can't even afford enough harddrives to store a copy. And even if I could, I'm not sure I have the knowledge to write a program to parse that data myself (or buy sufficient computer power to have it finished in my lifetime). Noone claimed you must me able to re-verify each and every experiment. And in many cases this is just simply impossible in practice. However, when the successor of the LHC will be built (they are designing some pulsed linear collider now in CERN, got a nice explaination of it when I visited last year) its results should not contradict the LHC results.

In CERN, this was partly solved by keeping the results of the 2 main detectors in LHC separate and just compare the end results. This should prevent matching the results voluntarily or involuntarily.

Comment: Re:Fox News? (Score 1) 451

by johanw (#48019399) Attached to: Scientists Seen As Competent But Not Trusted By Americans

Yes, American scientists seem to be trained in adsvertising their accomplishments too much. When I graduated we were tought to be modest, talk en write mostly factional. An American guest student had the habit of reporting each small result in a way someone else would only do if he truly believed it would earn him a Nobel prize.

Comment: Re:Nothing new (Score 1) 224

by johanw (#47993877) Attached to: Where Whistleblowers End Up Working

What was the first one? All the way back to the Cuban invasion and the civil war I see only wars that were either started by the US fot profits or power, or were started because someone else started it (like WW2, where the US responded to a preemptive strike when the Japanese reacted like the modern US when they got hindered in their access to oil. And then Hitler declared war on the US too for good measure).

Comment: Re: Stupid design, appalling (Score 5, Interesting) 131

by johanw (#47823549) Attached to: Facebook Blamed For Driving Up Cellphone Bills, But It's Not Alone

Welcome to the world of rooted Android phones. With AfWall+ you can set on a per-application basis wether it can dial out on mobile data, roaming mobile data, WiFi (split into general WiFi and LAN if you want to enable this), and allow VPN connections only if you want. Each option's availability can be selected so if you don't do anything with VPN's you wdon't have to select it.

Comment: Re:The article is complete fucking bullshit (Score 1) 789

by johanw (#47815495) Attached to: Invasion of Ukraine Continues As Russia Begins Nuclear Weapons Sabre Rattling

"Yes, but the Ukraine government is in charge of the lands that your family lives on."

Not for long anymore. If such a change offends you, take some action against the Israeli land robbers who steal land without the approval of the people who live there.

Somebody ought to cross ball point pens with coat hangers so that the pens will multiply instead of disappear.