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Comment: think of all the new math we will learn (Score 1) 132

by onepoint (#48378195) Attached to: Comet Probe Philae Unanchored But Stable — And Sending Back Images

While it's not Math, we will add more knowledge to the simulations, we will learn a lot of the bounces, which should teach something about gravity bouncing on asteroids. We just might discover that the "dust" was really frozen solid, we might learn how to glide better.
They did something that was very improbable (speed matching at amazing speeds) which now makes it possible. I can not wait for the future

Comment: Re:I call bullshit (Score 1) 461

by onepoint (#48346973) Attached to: Washington Dancers Sue To Prevent Identity Disclosure

While I don't like what he is doing, I find that his request just might be legal. I really don't know ( IANAL ) and I dislike the idea of what he is doing. But then again, here is a case of nobody guessing that this would happen.
He will most likely go about publicly shaming them. That's what I'm guessing. And reaching real far, he might have sinister plans.

Comment: Re:Jeep. (Score 1) 272

by onepoint (#48255051) Attached to: A Library For Survival Knowledge

Funny, but I went immediately to the ink section (I like fountain pens, and sometimes you are required to use special inks) in Henleys, and they were all interesting (page 399 and 400). I have to guess some of these inks are amazing.

But more to the point, Why not print a book like this or buy a book like this and just keep in case of that frightful day. I think its 800+ pages are well worth the shelf space.

Comment: Re:Infomercial for a code coverage tool? (Score 1) 169

by onepoint (#48235049) Attached to: Tetris Is Hard To Test

You know, I like what you wrote since it brought up a safety issue once I read about. It was about a plane making a crash landing, and the pilots heard a "GONG" sound, they were never trained for that sound, but they were able to find it in the manual. It seemed that that gong sound was the sound of everything is failing including redundancy. Now that gong sound is in all the simulations.

So I look at it as a tool, a tool to test all the code and see if it works in general for most situations, then test again to see if it works correctly with other applications by trial and error.

Comment: Re:Infomercial for a code coverage tool? (Score 1) 169

by onepoint (#48232301) Attached to: Tetris Is Hard To Test

While everything you just said makes sense, nothing beats good testing, and like any tool, this is another one. All that code coverage does is let you focus on what has not been touched, then you'll be able to test it somehow. Also, I could create a similar problem, just like the one you wrote about above and would happen more often. I'm thinking of traffic management in the air. Or maybe even traffic management on land.

Comment: Re:On the other hand... (Score 4, Insightful) 700

by onepoint (#48206871) Attached to: FTDI Reportedly Bricking Devices Using Competitors' Chips.

Really, you think that they have a DOJ and or any fed regulator problem???
Specific chip driver, designed for that chip only
Copycat chip using the above chip driver
Change the driver code slightly for improvement or whatever reason
Your system crashed, if it was using the fake chip.
Not the fault of the manufacture of the specific chip.
The liability goes towards whom sold that configuration to you with the promise of that specific chip. They lied.

I am guessing that this should be happening more often in the next 5 to 10 years, built in clones killing.

Comment: Re:Why? (Score 1) 986

Debunking is not such an easy task and as the above stated, it's 10x as hard. Really, most perpetual motion debunking was done by highly skilled magicians that had a scientific bent and testing that required the help of physicist ( don't recall the episode of Bullshit with Pen and Teller in which they said that)

Could you imagine what it must cost just to test something like this, just so you can say, Hey it's a scam or not, and then publish it. I'm rather sure no one works for free so.

Comment: Re:Oh good (Score 1) 907

by onepoint (#47996773) Attached to: Miss a Payment? Your Car Stops Running

I've been flush with cash and dirt broke.
the one thing i could count on was the ability to walk to work, then bike to work, then scooter to work.
I've saved more than enough for a car, but every week I use the scooter I save
9 to 10 gallons of gas
$ 37 insurance

In 1 month, that's about 275 extra that I don't have to think about.
my current cost is 7.00 per week.

I happen to live in florida so I get to use it all year around

Comment: Re:Don't point that thing at me! (Score 2) 143

by onepoint (#47837723) Attached to: Space Station's 'Cubesat Cannon' Has Gone Rogue

The sad thing is, if it did happen, and it was not state sanctioned, they would end up dead. Even the Chinese have learned this ( blowing things up in higher orbits, then finding out a few years later they could not launch like they wanted to ) and are most likely careful never to do it in such a high orbit again.

+ - In Maryland, a Soviet-Style Punishment for a Novelist -> 1

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An anonymous reader writes "A 23-year-old teacher at a Cambridge, Md. middle school has been placed on leave and—in the words of a local news report—"taken in for an emergency medical evaluation" for publishing, under a pseudonym, a novel about a school shooting. The novelist, Patrick McLaw, an eighth-grade language-arts teacher at the Mace's Lane Middle School, was placed on leave by the Dorchester County Board of Education, and is being investigated by the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office, according to news reports from Maryland's Eastern Shore. The novel, by the way, is set 900 years in the future."
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