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Comment Re:Germany does have a unique history (Score 1) 467

Umm, might want to go to one of the Concentration Camps. 40 years or so ago, when I went to high school as an American dependent in Germany, field trips to Concentration Camps were a standard part of the school year.

The displays didn't actually leave much to the imagination. Enough that there were a few people upchucking during the tour....

Comment Re: Even if practical technology was 10-20 years o (Score 1) 325

Maybe. My thought has always been that if fusion is close enough to get ballpark figures, we can build the necessary infrastructure and much of the housing in parallel with fusion development. Because the energy distribution will impose novel demands on the grid, it's going to require a major rethink on communications protocols, over-generation procedures, action plans on what to do if lines are taken out.

With fusion, especially, it's expensive at best to learn after the fact. Much better to get all the learning done in the decade until working fusion.

With all that in place, the ramp time until fusion is fully online at a sensible price will be greatly reduced.

Parallelize, don't serialize. Only shredded wheat should be cerealized.

Comment Re:It should be noted... (Score 1) 143

...that Obama can stop this with a simple phone call.

Yep, her sure can. The fact that he hasn't in six+ years speaks volumes.

And he can make sure it doesn't happen again with a stroke of his E.O. Pen.

Umm, no. Actually he can't.

Yes, he can make an Executive Order making this go away, if he chooses.

Alas, the next President (or even Obama himself, afterwards) can make an Executive Order allowing this to restart. One President's Executive Orders are not binding on later Presidents if they choose to use their own Executive Order powers....

Comment Re:Comparison? (Score 1) 250

If the results of an experiment are due to an error, then the conclusion of the experiment is invalid.

So, how does one go about proving that the ORIGINAL results were the result of an error, as opposed to the later results meant to verify the original results?

C'mon, it's just as likely that an error was introduced in newer code than that one was fixed....

Comment If there is a doubt ... (Score 1) 66

If there is a doubt if it is legal, assume it isn't legal. And approach it that way.

The standard is NOT to collect information, unless so if any OTHER data is collected, it is illegal to do so.

Just follow the idea of what the law was intended for and it becomes clear. When in doubt, do NOT collect the data.

Comment Re:Congratulations India! (Score 1) 86

And if you can launch a satellite into geostationary, you can launch a MIRV'd ICBM against any really large country that might threaten you.

Umm...if you can launch a satellite into LEO you can do the ICBM thing. Or even a FOBS. Doesn't take geostationary orbital capability.

Note that India has been capable of reaching LEO since 1980.

Comment Re:Action Required !! (Score 1) 369

No, it won't. The system is designed for a reasonable facsimile of worst case right now. Long before Sea Level rise has raised it a foot (~400 years), we'll have added a foot onto the top of the existing levees, since we do levee maintenance more or less continuously.

Note that Katrina was more or less a "worst case" scenario. It screwed things up so badly that the next year's Mardi Gras was delayed a whole ZERO days....

Comment Re:Aha! (Score 3, Insightful) 440

It is all supply and demand. If a women wants to get an affair, she goes to a pub and she can get laid. Not so much for a man. The ugly fat girl can still be not interested in sex (at that moment).

And the ugly fat girl can still get laid if she wants to. Not so much for the ugly fat boy.

Now if you want a relationship, it is almost the other way around.

Many years ago I knew a person who owned a dating agency. There were so many women and so few man he often pretended to be a potential candidate. This was not for a fling, but for a relationship.

Women at that time were much more willing to look for a relationship that way. This was all before the Internet.

It is a bit of a standard that men want to have sex and women want to have a relationship. Yes, there are plenty of exceptions.

Comment Re:I can tell from the comments (Score -1, Troll) 369

Down here in South Florida it's already making an impact.

Really??? Already?

So, Florida is already being adversely impacted by the THREE INCH increase in sea level since WORLD WAR ONE?!?

Wow, I'm impressed...that Floridians are stupid enough to think that three inches per century has had an "impact" on their lives....

Comment Re:Action Required !! (Score 1) 369

It should be noted that with the current levees around New Orleans, the sea level rise referred to in TFS will become a problem somewhere around 4000AD (the city averages about 500 mm below sea level, the levees rather more than 1500 mm above sea level)....

And this assumes we don't just shovel another foot of dirt onto the levees every couple centuries....

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Analysis Reveals Almost No Real Women On Ashley Madison 440

gurps_npc writes: Ashley Madison claimed to have about 31 million men and 5.5 million woman enrolled. Those odds are not good for the men, 6:1. But unfortunately, most of those 'women' were fake. This researcher analyzed the data and found only 12,000 actual, real women using Ashley Madison. That means for every 7750 men, there were 3 women. There are reports that Ashley Madison paid people to create fake female profiles. Their website admits that 'some of the users may be there for "entertainment purposes."' The article itself is well written, including a description of the analysis. A charitable person would say that Ashley Madison was selling a fantasy, not reality. But a realist would say Ashley Madison is just a thief stealing money from lonely, unhappy men.

Comment Re:It's the interface, stupid (Score 2) 410

We do not need Apple for this. What we need is an interface that is porgrammable that can do all of this and do it regardless of Apple or Samsung.

It already excists.It is a notepad. All the car company needs to do is add Bluetooth in the car and a way to place your notepad or phone or Ipad anywhere.

The Bluetiith can connect with the car data via the obdII port. The data is already available.

That way you just mount your device so it has power and do whatever you desire.

And then you let the software makers fight out what they think is great for that device. just an example There are many more and these are people doing it.

Do a bit of a search and you will find many more. And software IS available.

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