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Comment: Re:Based on your link to examples (Score 1) 187

by multimediavt (#47739613) Attached to: Slashdot Asks: Cheap But Reasonable Telescopes for Kids?
Oops, just saw the binocular recommendations. [face palm] Of course that would be a much better choice and be useful for more than just star gazing. Might get them interested in optics in general, photography, etc. I'd go with a nice pair of $35-$65 10x50 binocs and a good app.

Comment: Based on your link to examples (Score 1) 187

by multimediavt (#47739529) Attached to: Slashdot Asks: Cheap But Reasonable Telescopes for Kids?
I'd go with the Orion SpaceProbe 3 Altazimuth Reflector Telescope. It's a more modernized version of the one I first used as a youngster. I think I still have it somewhere but will have to look. Aiming the thing is probably the hardest to learn with any telescope and I'd stress that to the children you are going to give this to. That's the number one thing that turns children off to telescopes is trying to find the desired object in the sky. It takes a lot of patience and practice and if the child doesn't have the personality characteristics they will lose interest quickly. Sky watching can be amazing good fun, especially now that there are good apps that can help you find things in the sky easily. That might be another thing you spring for, a good app (desktop or mobile) for them to use to help them find things to look at.

Comment: Shenanigans! (Score 4, Interesting) 371

by multimediavt (#47630517) Attached to: Oracle Hasn't Killed Java -- But There's Still Time
'snydeq' isn't a member of the community, he's a paid writer. Go look at his submissions v. comments. This whole site is a sham anymore. This will be my last logged in post. Complete troll bait anymore. Have fun being cogs in a money making scheme. Like Facebook they're done making money off me.

Comment: Re:Objection! (Score 2) 102

by multimediavt (#47623125) Attached to: Massive Russian Hack Has Researchers Scratching Their Heads

If these people have knowledge of a crime, aren't they legally obligated to report it to law enforcement?

Normally, one could claim no knowledge of a crime but in this case, they have announced that they have knowledge of crimes.

Depends on the laws in their HQ location, but in most civilized nations this is called extortion by Hold Security. They are most likely in the cross hairs of law enforcement as I type this. If this turns out to be a bogus or inflated claim (like it smells) they could face some serious criminal and civil charges, regardless of what country they are in.

Comment: Re:Can we dumb it down some more? (Score 1) 144

by multimediavt (#47589183) Attached to: More Quantum Strangeness: Particles Separated From Their Properties

Here's a question. What would happen if the beams traveled different distances? AKA, one beam took longer to reach the recombinator than the other. I can guess, but I have no clue about Quantum Mechanics.

So, go read more about the subject in your free time. There are s of freely available publications that cover the topic. I am not certain that the experiment would yield anything based on your hypothesis, not even the results being discussed. The most quantum experiments are predicated on a very specific set of conditions and why it hasn't been done before, accurately.

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