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Comment: Re:No such thing (Score 0) 339

by Headw1nd (#49333247) Attached to: Feds Attempt To Censor Parts of a New Book About the Hydrogen Bomb
There is an incredible gulf between the knowledge of how a fusion reaction would take place and being able to successfully produce it with real-world components. The US didn't detonate over 1,000 expensive devices for fun, there were things that had to be tested and improved experimentally. If creating a hydrogen weapon was just a matter of theoretical physics, then India would have had one long ago,

Comment: Re:Horrible idea (Score 1) 213

by Headw1nd (#49318999) Attached to: Finland's Education System Supersedes "Subjects" With "Topics"
In other most other countries (I can't speak for Finland) with split vocational/professional systems, you don't "choose" the vocational or professional path, your test results land you in one or the other. I would also assume that you are leaning basic skills in all paths, just flavored with your particular branch, so if you swtitched branches you would still get something out of it.

Comment: Re:Teenagers shouldn't be driving NEW cars anyway (Score 1) 224

by Headw1nd (#49306573) Attached to: Chevy Malibu 'Teen Driver' Tech Will Snitch If You Speed
The odds are very good that your teenager will crash their first car. There are a variety of factors that go into this, but the number one is probably inexperience. When they crash, you want them in something with the most modern safety standards. As my father used to say, machines can always be replaced, people can't. I would hate to be in a situation where my thrift ended up killing my kid.

Comment: No "test" (Score 1) 317

Looking further at the article, and the comments posted to it allegedly from the "tester", I'm more inclined to believe that no, this wasn't any kind of "test", this was actual disturbed behavior, and furthermore I don't see any evidence that any system on Facebook's end led to the involvement of the police, it seems more likely that he was reported by people who read his posts. All in all I think this article wasn't worth linking to in the first place.

Comment: "Testing" (Score 1) 317

I have to wonder what other things he "tests"? Airport bomb detectors? The White House fence alarms? His neighbor's back door lock? Unless he was contracted by Facebook to test their services, he mostly seems to be a jackass who is wasting everybody's time. Or, just maybe, he's actually got a problem and is trying to make an excuse for his behavior.

Comment: Re:Oh, *BRILLIANT* (Score 1) 317

Guessing here, but if he came in without a diagnosis it might have made his hold time longer as they would want to be absolutely sure he was just "faking". Most people who come in have existing diagnoses and the hold just lasts long enough to get them to take a few cycles of their medication, if he came in as a blank slate they would spend longer trying to figure out how to classify him and what steps to take.

Comment: Re:What's wrong with GLS (Score 1) 328

It's more of a question of supply chain. I have to make a bulb, transport it and put it on a shelf. The unit cost for making the bulb will still be lower ( I assume) but the overhead has to be recovered from the few bulbs sold, and retailers either will expect more profit for stocking them or they will have to be shipped directly.

It is masked but always present. I don't know who built to it. It came before the first kernel.