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Comment: Re:No surprise here (Score 1) 338

by kgroombr (#48451931) Attached to: LinkedIn Study: US Attracting Fewer Educated, Highly Skilled Migrants
Your statement contains no facts. I can call you ugly all day long, but unless I substantiate it, it means nothing. Here are some facts for you: I supose I am a racist too since that is typically the last resort of somebody that can't think.

Comment: Redistribution of wealth is theft (Score 1) 739

by kgroombr (#48276921) Attached to: Statisticians Study Who Was Helped Most By Obamacare
I honestly don't care how you color code this to make it sound warm and fuzzy. The premise of this is redistribution of wealth. I work very hard long hours to make a comfortable living for me and my family. I shouldn’t have to work even harder to pay for the insurance of the “poor”. In most instances “poor” is a life choice. What you subsidize you will get more of. Redistribution of wealth is theft.

Comment: Government needs to keep out of capitalism. (Score 1) 419

by kgroombr (#42853881) Attached to: Corn Shortage Hampers US Ethanol Production
This is a good example of why the Government needs to keep out of business. These laws have unintended consequences and when there is a legitimate and immediate need for a change, it can take the Government years to react. Let the economy dictate this action of industry. When it is feasible for this to happen, it will. Wanna talk about CFL bulbs and how they are working for you? Not!

Colliding Particles Can Make Black Holes After All 269

Posted by Soulskill
from the act-now-while-supplies-last dept.
cremeglace writes with this excerpt from ScienceNOW: "You've heard the controversy. Particle physicists predict the world's new highest-energy atom smasher, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) near Geneva, Switzerland, might create tiny black holes, which they say would be a fantastic discovery. Some doomsayers fear those black holes might gobble up the Earth — physicists say that's impossible — and have petitioned the United Nations to stop the $5.5 billion LHC. Curiously, though, nobody had ever shown that the prevailing theory of gravity, Einstein's theory of general relativity, actually predicts that a black hole can be made this way. Now a computer model shows conclusively for the first time that a particle collision really can make a black hole." That said, they estimate the required energy for creating a black hole this way to be roughly "a quintillion times higher than the LHC's maximum"; though if one of the theories requiring compact extra dimensions is true, the energy could be lower.
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PlayStation Network Expanding To Involve Other Devices 63

Posted by Soulskill
from the making-toasters-smarter dept.
At CES, Sony's Kaz Hirai confirmed that the company will build out its PlayStation Network for use with other devices, such as televisions, Blu-ray players, and PCs. Quoting: "... the expansion starts next month with the availability of the PSN video store on these other devices, and Hirai explained they are constructing a mechanism to create a single user ID across the entire network (if you have a PSN account, it's good to go on any other applicable Sony device, and if you create one on another device, it'll work on PSN). And finally, Hirai also announced the formation of a new Sony division — called Sony Network Entertainment, Inc. — to drive this expansion of the PSN service into a Sony-wide network."

The moon is a planet just like the Earth, only it is even deader.