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Comment: Does not show cause, only shows involvement (Score 1) 26

RTFA does not use the word cause, but it does say "magnetic fields were large enough to be important in the accretion process". Wrong. The chondrules cooled in a strong magnetic field, but that does not mean that they were formed in space. There are just too many assumptions made, and leaps of faith, in the article to believe the scientists involved had impartiality. Bias showing in the cooling state of scientific hypothesizing. What it shows is that the chondrules cooled in a strong magnetic field. End of story. It does show that the chondrules had an interesting life, something the scientists were energized about, since maybe the scientists did not have an interesting life themselves.

Comment: Re:Another 15 minutes (Score 1) 716

by rcamans (#48335201) Attached to: Bounties vs. Extreme Internet Harassment

Murder rates go up and down. Like the climate. London, Europe, Asia all got "fixed" by the plague. Later the "Spanish" flu again reduced the world population density. Now we have screamed past 7 billion, and I figure we are going to get another plague or something to adjust the population densities again. (Notice the "Spanish" flu was a result of the war shipping soldiers all over)
In the mean time, all of North Africa is popping off. And then there is the Crimea / Ukraine. I am expecting another world war.
Honduras and Jamaica are not racist, they are the edge of the drug wars, with dealers and high crime rates. Because drugs come from down south a lot, where they are grown (cocaine, pot).
Drugs come from Afghanistan and the surrounding area (opium), and the jihadists in that area are big time into the drug trade.
Yes, I am saying that a great deal of violence is tied to drugs. This is true in the US as well as everywhere else.
London had a high murder rate, and a high population density of poor people (slums).
I personally recently was driving around a huge Central American city (Guadalajara, 8 mill), and poor people in the slums were walking around the streets with hammers looking for cars driving thru to rob (hammers are far cheaper than guns, legal, and easier to get). Scary.
England has for a very long time ad a much higher crime rate, and many say that it is because gun laws mean people cannot protect themselves (only criminals have guns). Now that terrorists use big knives, it is getting crazy.
Poor people have far more crime in their areas, at least partially because law enforcement does not want to go into dangerous areas, and partially because law enforcement does not give a shit about poor people. Maybe also there is some racial prejudice in law enforcement. For sure there are a lot of poor people without jobs looking to make a buck.
But in the US, the vast majority of criminals are drunks and druggies (at least according to the criminals). Messed up people.
I am very familiar with the poor, We were dirt poor when I was a kid. We lived in someone's one-car garage.
I am very familiar with druggies and alcoholics - I have 29 years clean and sober.
I am very familiar with cops gone bad - I was in witness protection against killer cops.
I am just not that familiar with racism - I am a white male.

Comment: Re:Another 15 minutes (Score 1) 716

by rcamans (#48333823) Attached to: Bounties vs. Extreme Internet Harassment

Hey. You actually did a good job on that. But the murder rate in the US is not the murder rate in the world. War is rising. Racial, religious, and genocidal rates are up? in the world. Putin is bringing back Stalin. Kim is crazy in Korea. The whole muslim jihad is out of control.
So while abolishing leaded gas and increasing gun ownership may have decreased US murder rates, the world is going to hell in a hand basket.
And the murder rate in the US is not the local murder rate. While suburban / etc murder rates are down, big city murder rates are up in the US. You know, where the high density populations are? Washington, DC, Chicago, New Orleans, LA, Detroit, etc.
And the news is keeping some of the murder rate stuff secret. The major drug gangs are increasing their violence. And they are moving northward from the border, making many cities far more dangerous.
By the way, life sucks.

Comment: Re:Another 15 minutes (Score 1) 716

by rcamans (#48328913) Attached to: Bounties vs. Extreme Internet Harassment

Unfortunately, you are very mistaken. There are real murderers on Facebook, craigslist, ...
So real death threats are out there on the internet.
The last time I got threatened (phone call), I knew the people doing the threatening had killed three times already.
(By the way, they got away with it, they were cops)
Just Google Facebook 6 murder and read on for the latest on that.

If you put rats in a closed space with unlimited food, they will eat and procreate until the space is overflowing, and then go crazy because of the overcrowding and kill each other.
Just try and convince me humans have not already crossed the same threshold.

Comment: Monkey ebola is not human ebola (Score 1) 198

by rcamans (#48321417) Attached to: Ebola Nose Spray Vaccine Protects Monkeys

There are currently five known variants of Ebola. One affects monkeys, the other four affect humans. Humans do not catch the monkey variant (Ebola Reston).
Chimps and Gorillas (Great apes?) do catch Ebola, and get wiped out by it.
So making a vaccine against monkey Ebola may do humans no good at all.
Ebola-Zaire, Ebola-Sudan, Ebola-Côte d'Ivoire, Ebola-Reston, and Ebola-Bundibugyo are the variants currently known.
More bad news, Ebola mutates very quickly. All variants appear to have evolved from an original 70 years ago?
So we could run into the same difficulties we currently have with flu vaccine.

Comment: Re:Intel (Score 1) 294

by rcamans (#47806823) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Linux-Friendly Desktop x86 Motherboard Manufacturers?

All new CPUs / chipsets REQUIRE the latest distros to work well.
An example is the driver for the Ivy Bridge EDAC is only in kernel 3.13 or so, and without it you can get a lot of spurious memory errors reported.
Also true of firmware and drivers.
And the distros do NOT include the latest drivers, so you have to work at it.

Comment: Re:That wasn't the question (Score 1) 461

by rcamans (#46824895) Attached to: Supreme Court OKs Stop and Search Based On Anonymous 911 Tips

By rival drug gang, are you referring to the police, DEA, the Bloods, the Crips, or some other government agency like the big Mexican cartels?
The way this violates his rights is that he cannot confront his accuser in a court of law (as if we actually had courts of law, instead of kangaroo courts).
And it was probably his ex-girlfriend, who dumped him and wanted more satisfaction. Or a hooker he stiffed for the cost of the blow job.
Or a girl he honked at.

The meat is rotten, but the booze is holding out. Computer translation of "The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."