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Comment: Re:And the FCC will do... (Score 1) 316

by tarball (#47619443) Attached to: Verizon Throttles Data To "Provide Incentive To Limit Usage"

I responded in the wrong place before, the following should have been here..


The FCC is not controlled by Congress. And the _engineers_ in charge of the commission were replaced by _appointees_ during the Bush administration.

Obama has done nothing to fix this problem. I won't comment on the motives of either president.


Comment: Re:RIM never heard of due diligence ? (Score 1) 95

by tarball (#37787174) Attached to: Trademark Trouble For RIM Over New "BBX" Name

Interesting how these things show up or not depending on how they are handled.

OS9 was the unix like OS released by Motorola in 1979. Built to a tightly coupled OS to the Motorola 6809 processor. Great CPU (mostly 16 bit pretending to be 8) and great OS with a breakthrough version of BASIC that was called BASIC09 and was way beyond what you would expect. You didn't have to use GOTO. You had labels. And lots more.

I assumed Apple bought the name since it suddenly (from my limited perspective) disappeared from the original OS9 world.

And everyone that counts thinks OS9 is Apple.

And I understand.

Comment: Re:Dead or alive. Doesn't matter. (Score 1) 2166

by tarball (#34809580) Attached to: Congresswoman and Staff Gunned Down

If you and all the other head in the sand Democrats don't think our side kills people have never dealt with union members up close and personal.

The media just doesn't report it the same.

Or for that matter looked at cheating in elections, which we Dems are experts at, to my dismay. i.e. IL, NY, etc.

And I am NOT a Republican, I just don't have my head in the sand.


Collision of Two Asteroids Spotted For the First Time 31

Posted by timothy
from the delicious-space-dust dept.
sciencehabit writes "Astronomers report that a small asteroid located in the inner asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter took a major hit early last year. Previously rendered only in artists' conceptions, the first asteroid collision known in modern times revealed itself in a tail of debris streaming from what astronomers at first assumed was a comet. Instead of a steady stream of dust, however, they found boulders near the object with dust moving away from them."

Comment: The difference between a Scientist and an Engineer (Score 1) 1136

by tarball (#31180274) Attached to: A Warming Planet Can Mean More Snow

A scientist has a vested interest in his results being accepted.

An engineer has a vested interested (I can be sued!) that the answer is actually correct.

That's the difference here.

Think about it. Please.

Ok, you lefties already KNOW THE ANSWER.

And so do you on the right.

One of you may be wrong, and the other needs to learn a LOT of science.

I have to say, you are both amusing, but only very very occasionally. Mostly you are incredibly embarrassing examples of humans.

Quit being so polarized, and start speaking politely to each other.

Comment: Re:Science or Religion? (Score 2, Informative) 1136

by tarball (#31164256) Attached to: A Warming Planet Can Mean More Snow

I won't do the work for you, but for the first claim search for NASA and global warming. I don't remember the exact search, but it's not hard to find there. They have before and after graphs that NASA fudged, and both were available at the time from NASA. Dumb on NASA's part

For the second claim, if you missed the news last year, search for "climategate".

Comment: Re:Science or Religion? (Score 0, Troll) 1136

by tarball (#31163870) Attached to: A Warming Planet Can Mean More Snow

Religion from the scientists.

NASA got caught faking data 2 or 3 years ago by theregister. The Brit experts then get caught admitting they fake data last year.

Everyone publishing used those 2 as the ultimate source of their data. The data currently published cannot be trusted. None of it. Chuck it all, and prove it with fresh uncontaminated numbers, if you can find them. Then I'll believe it. Maybe.

"One day I woke up and discovered that I was in love with tripe." -- Tom Anderson