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Comment: Re:Heh. (Score 1) 225

by rtb61 (#49795963) Attached to: How a Scientist Fooled Millions With Bizarre Chocolate Diet Claims

Main stream media routinely lies to people not just in the advertising it sells but now in not-news it peddles. Those liars do not do nothing for free. That time gap between the report release and spreading the lies, time enough to approach candy corporations with spend some more on advertising and we will spread this not-news story far and wide.

Reality, people want to hear the truth from news, not more lies, ask people what they want to hear and by far the majority will say the 'TRUTH'. Forget the lies about main stream media saying they tell people what they want to hear, they tell the majority of people the lies a minority of people pay to be told. A more treasonous bunch you could not expect to find anywhere than in the corporate boardrooms of media empires.

Comment: Re:instead of space race (Score 1) 234

by rtb61 (#49795887) Attached to: Neil DeGrasse Tyson Urges America To Challenge China To a Space Race

A major space race provides many things. Amongst them a focus for national pride, a chance for individuals and organisations to excel, and access to a whole universe beyond the earth. Players in the race, the US, Europe, Russia, China and, India. This could of course expand. Better far more efficient launch systems are becoming accessible and their use will spread.

The alternate to focusing on a space race, the continued Hollywood driven focus on our genitals and poseur wealth status required to gain access to other peoples genitals. So space race or genital race (lets not pretend the extreme wealth disparity of capitalism is about anything else, as leading example the US paedophile billionaire renting out children to members of the British monarchy).

Comment: Re:Just wondering (Score 4, Insightful) 175

by rtb61 (#49795829) Attached to: Why Detecting Drones Is a Tough Gig

Taking into account size, altitude, a simple sonar detection fence works the best. Sonar units firing vertically completely surrounding the facility to detect all incoming flying objects and then the use of suitable rapidly decomposing shot fired from a compressed air shotgun to bring it down, this to prevent excessive collateral damage of the human variety. Birds are another matter, they will end up killing all that cross the sonar detection fence. So that mess will need to be continuously cleaned up. High altitude drones require additional deployment of sonar detection equipment firing at an angle over the structure to be protected. Heavier drones of course means accepting collateral damage, screw the public save the rich and greedy and their political puppets.

Comment: Re:Really, Guys? (Score 1) 51

by rtb61 (#49795687) Attached to: Live Anthrax Shipped Accidentally To S Korea and US Labs

Reminds me of typical plausible deniability. Accidentally let out some undeniably US military weapons grade anthrax, so that some can disappear before the rest is recovered and then be used in a false flag event. So Jade Helm, the occupation of hostile cities with the active suppression and elimination of an opposed civilian population and now the wandering around of false flag fit material to prompt the US of Jade Helm training. So hmm, Ukraine, Iran or Venezuela, of course Jade Helm, (green as in jungle and helm as in control, tends to point to training to control a hostile Venezuelan population). They have made a huge mess in Europe, a major cock up in the middle east and so now it seems to be back to playing in South America because Brazil in BRICS (what is interesting about BRICS as a side note, is all the members are non English speakers yet the title is distinctly english).

Comment: Re:What ./ doesnt want you to know (Score 1) 28

by rtb61 (#49795611) Attached to: GoPro's Next Adventure: Virtual Reality and Drones

I would like to congratulate Slashdot for letting it happen rather than trying to stifle it. People have to remember in every organisation there will always be psychopaths attempting to subvert it for their own personal benefit under a masquerade of the greater good.

Back to topic, Go Pro seems to be in a rush to grab profits fast before the ban they are accelerating kicks in. I wonder if this is not some subtle marketing move to accelerate the ban on drone because they have no money in it. So imply the threat of millions of drones in the sky spying on everyone all of the time and interfering with road and air traffic, accelerate the ban, so as to favour vehicle and person mounted Go Pro devices.

Comment: Re:You know what would REALLY motivate kids? (Score 1) 204

by rtb61 (#49787429) Attached to: Clinton Foundation: Kids' Lack of CS Savvy Threatens the US Economy

You have pretty much nailed it. The whole Clinton thing, a massive political scam, trying to make the corporate whore look better, funded and planned in advance to coordinate with the election and then be promptly forgotten about once the election is over. It is all so lame. Free higher education for those with the skills and let them decide what they will learn and what they will do for it and this for the rest of time not just for the next two years.

Comment: Re:Sure... (Score 1) 153

by rtb61 (#49787391) Attached to: Heat Wave Kills More Than 1,100 In India

Well, you are not looking for completely safe, you are looking for relatively safe. Let's be honest, it is completely naively nuts not to consider environmental and social safety when it comes to locating your family. So avoid high risk locations is simply makes sense because if you don't then one day, inevitably it places the whole of your family at that location of losing everything they have including their lives. So yeah, live in a high risk zone, move, it is the sensible thing to do, seriously what is so dumb about that. Yes, I do live in a particularly safe city, I was born there and choose not to leave and do take into account how much safety would be lost to move to other locations. Keep in mind that inherent feeling of safety is apparent and does lead to a particularly laid back easy going parochial population. When you hold the map of earth the right way up you can fully appreciate its safe location.

Comment: Re:more govenrnment waste!! (Score 1) 376

by rtb61 (#49787339) Attached to: Obama Asks Congress To Renew 'Patriot Act' Snooping

They just do not want to admit what it was successfully at. The effective gathering of intelligence of the general population is order to stifle political activism and dissent by the targeting of many, many individuals for investigatory harassment and escalating up to prosecution as punishment (no intent to convict simply to destroy their life via the prosecutorial process perhaps force an innocent guilty plea just to end the enduring prosecution as punishment process).

Hope and Change, Uncle Tom Obama the Choom Gang Coward has been a stain on the progressive movement, No Hope and No Change.

Comment: Re:All kudos to Uwe Koch-Gromus (Score 1) 128

by rtb61 (#49787305) Attached to: A Ph.D Thesis Defense Delayed By Injustice 77 Years

So how far have we come in life that, now, further education is a crippling fiscal penalty and not something government strives to achieve in the whole population. You would think governments would be endeavouring to get people to keep learning all their lives but no, higher education is considered a burden that is frowned upon as being a waste unless it generates profits for use by others to stupid to gain it.

Comment: Re:I'm not the target audience apparently (Score 1) 103

by rtb61 (#49787239) Attached to: Microsoft Edge To Support Dolby Audio

If there is one thing I truly can not tolerate is a web site screaming ads at me without asking first and especially being arrogant enough to make volume control awkward (even with a media keyboard and a mute button, that sheer arrogance of making volume control awkward infuriates me). Generally earns those sites and their advertising agencies, a script and cookie block, lasting about a year, possibly permanent. Want to show me ads (as in dominates the page), please may I is a prerequisite and be seen and not heard unless you I specifically allow it each and every time.

Comment: Nepotism (Score 1) 109

We are suffering for generational nepotism of the worst sort. That period where the psychopaths of wall street were marrying the narcissists of Hollywood and producing a generation of, 'holy crap what a fiscal disaster'. The Paris Hilton (sorry to pick on some one in particular but hey, you want to make yourself famous for being it, then that is what you are going to be known for) generations.

Comment: Re:Eventually - but the lies do real damage meanwh (Score 1) 394

by rtb61 (#49787145) Attached to: Can Bad Scientific Practice Be Fixed?

Now that is tiny impact of bad science. Want major global impact, that affected the majority of the human population and created a generation or two of stupidity, how about lead in fuel as bad science.

Bad science is idiotic lead head performance based science, science where idiots with money only want to pay for science that makes them more money and that insanely enough includes purposefully bad science.

Want good science, then you pay for people to do science and monitor the effort put in and the results are simply what they are, a relatively accurate answer to the question that was asked, the measure is how long it took to answer the question, what ever it was and how much it cost. Important salient point how many other questions were answered along the way and how many other interesting question were asked.

GREED is the most offensive word in the human language and fucks up everything it is associated with. Want a better world get rid of the high priests of greed, the ideological fundamentalist zealots who do far more harm than good in every human endeavour they corrupt and that especially includes science.

Comment: Re:Shipping costs (Score 1) 106

by rtb61 (#49779573) Attached to: Hot Topic To Buy ThinkGeek Parent Company Geeknet

Shipping fees are easy to get past, simply eliminate them when the customer spends enough, which is exactly what many companies do. The thing think geek is really selling, the idea that you can 'express yourself' by buying stuff. Oh well, no matter how distasteful some of that 'geek' stuff is, it is still better than 'designer' bullshit and the marketing that goes with it.

You cannot have a science without measurement. -- R. W. Hamming