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Comment: Re:not the first time (Score 2) 114

by justthinkit (#49168069) Attached to: Photo First: Light Captured As Both Particle and Wave
No, Einstein did different things with each of SR and GR. Wikipedia elucidates. The way things stood, after GR, was that there could be an ether, or not, and it didn't matter -- to GR.

The supposed "disproving" of the ether was merely that it wasn't detected across a number of experiments. But what the "it" was also changed over time. The ether has been proposed as a solid, liquid and gas (and now pure energy, in Spring-And-Loop Theory).

The debate about the ether is by no means over. Nor has "it" been proven to not exist. Certain possible ethers have not been detected. That is all.

Comment: Re:Help me out here (Score 2) 87

by justthinkit (#49155583) Attached to: Mysterious Siberian Crater Is Just One of Many
Also known as methane hydrates, there is no use of the word "explosive" on the mh page. It has a density lower than water, so tends to bubble up (and then evaporate). Being denser than air, it could accumulate at times and potentially explode in that scenario. But not underground, creating giant holes.

Comment: Ironic (Score 1) 257

by justthinkit (#49137069) Attached to: 5 White Collar Jobs Robots Already Have Taken
Ironic that TFA is full of typos.

Some experts say not to worry because technology has always created new jobs while eliminating old ones ones, displacing but not replacing workers.

The company claims it can weave that data into a compelling narrative that on a skill level an experienced writer can do

can automate delivery of low-level anesthesia in applications like colonoscopies at the fraction of the cost

I never could have predicted have the things that have come to play ten years ago

Comment: Audio (Score 1) 698

My father was a great story teller. I regret I never recorded audio of any of his stories.

My father sang a few songs in his final months. Those made it to cassette, and I digitized those. Priceless.

I would record yourself doing something you love. Take a walk, and record your thoughts on it. Go for your favorite drive and narrate why you like it so much. Go to the library and give a guided tour. Sniff a rose, and then talk roses.

If you have a lot of "core thoughts", record those.

If you have a great laugh, get that recorded.

And through all those recordings, intersperse your core values, your love...for your daughter, life, your work, space travel or organic zucchini.

I've logged a bit of face time with my replacements. I always emphasize that I would want them to be happy, not sad, when they think of me.


Comment: What is interesting (Score 2) 421

by justthinkit (#49110861) Attached to: What If We Lost the Sky?
What is interesting is that Irish people are some of the nicest people I have ever met. It is a bit of a mystery why they are so nice, given how war-torn their two countries are, and that potato famine thing. Feherty is must-watch golf TV. Conan is one of the greatest late-nighters. Then there's one of the greatest 'stand-up' comics: Dave Allen.
- an envious Canadian

Comment: Re:No (Score 1) 532

by justthinkit (#49097201) Attached to: Stephen Hawking: Biggest Human Failing Is Aggression
You try to assign a lot of emotional words to what might motivate me daily.

It is also possible for me to simply know that it is healthy for me to get better at something. But if I don't get better at, let's say, riding a bike, well at least I rode a bike that day. Riding is healthy and I can still pat myself on the back and carry on. If I improve I go "cool". I may wonder why I am slower one day, and I may wonder why I am faster another. But I don't have to get emotional about it. Riding a bike is already a win.

Aggression is for those who believe in win-lose. Clearly the 1% fall into this category, hence our war-torn world.

Comment: And Poincare... (Score 1) 183

Poincare's work habits have been compared to a bee flying from flower to flower. Poincare was interested in the way his mind worked; he studied his habits and gave a talk about his observations in 1908 at the Institute of General Psychology in Paris. He linked his way of thinking to how he made several discoveries.

The mathematician Darboux claimed he was un intuitif (intuitive), arguing that this is demonstrated by the fact that he worked so often by visual representation. He did not care about being rigorous and disliked logic. (Despite this opinion, Jacques Hadamard wrote that Poincare's research demonstrated marvelous clarity. and Poincare himself wrote that he believed that logic was not a way to invent but a way to structure ideas and that logic limits ideas.)

- Wiki

What good is a ticket to the good life, if you can't find the entrance?