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Comment: Re: Most hated character flaw (Score 2) 114

by nedlohs (#48196041) Attached to: Security Company Tries To Hide Flaws By Threatening Infringement Suit

Taste is temperature dependent, and room temperature is the place where it works best (unsurprisingly given that's going to be the temperature of most of the stuff being eaten during its evolution) - coffee has a bunch of bad tasting stuff in it but your taste sensitivity drops off at high and low temperatures. Thus hot coffee or iced coffee is great, but lukewarm coffee is bad.

Comment: Re:So what they are saying... (Score 1) 335

by nedlohs (#48094441) Attached to: US Says It Can Hack Foreign Servers Without Warrants

The constitution is not granting those rights. They are inalienable preexisting self evident natural rights. The constitution merely says that the people have not surrendered those rights (which given they are inalienable shouldn't be necessary to state in the first place) and thus the Government can not infringe upon them.

And no that is not just a "technicality". This belief that the constitution grants rights is one of the factors that ha seen those very rights infringed upon.

The people have granted things to the government, not the other way round.

Comment: Re:Simple (Score 1) 294

by nedlohs (#48093141) Attached to: NASA Study: Ocean Abyss Has Not Warmed

Heat rises, does not sink.

Huh? Given the mass energy equivalence a hot object is heavier than a cold object, so no heat does not rise. Of course that effect is so tiny as to be irrelevant...

Sure hot air rises, because the density of air decreases with increasing temperature. Water is trickier since there's a density maxima at 4C and so if water is below 4C then heating it will make it dense and thus sink... That's part of the reason that lakes have warmer water at the bottom in winter.

My idea of roughing it turning the air conditioner too low.