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+ - Gravity Waves (Gravitons) convincingly observed!->

Submitted by tkjtkj
tkjtkj (577219) writes ""Detection of Waves in Space Buttresses Landmark Theory of Big Bang" From NY Times (do register!) !

Dr. John M.Kovac (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics) confirms theory of 'inflation' first proposed in 1979 by Dr. Alan Guth (now at M.I.T) with '5 sigma' certainty .. "the gold standard in physics"... and consistent with Einstein's predictions.

This is a truly remarkable discovery well-worth noting .. Nobel ?? .. would seem most likely ..

Click the link below :"

Link to Original Source

Comment: Have we .... (Score 1) 466

by tkjtkj (#45636469) Attached to: US Issues 30-Year Eagle-Killing Permits To Wind Industry
Have we lost all humanity ??? In many ways we extend care to creatures .. protect the innocent .. those unable to cope with our new world .. and now we've descended to the pits of depravity .. murdering our national symbol and more .. for what??? So Big Biz wont have to install screening around turbines???? This is disgusting news .. repulsive, vomitous ...

Comment: Re:TFS couldn't even mention ONE example? (Score 1) 25

by tkjtkj (#45376687) Attached to: Wikimedia Launches Beta Program To Test Upcoming Features
It *could* have been ' a baited breath ..' .. which then would beg the question: 'baited with what? .. a dead fish'?? ' Why oh why do these errors endure! Gentlemen and gentlewomen.. the accurate phrase is " abated breath ' .. "abate : to decrease; diminution; to lessen ; abate one's breath .. to hold it .. usually in anticipation ; " to wait with abated breath .." 'An ' can precede , as in " each person waited with an abated breath" (tho this is cumbersome construction).

Comment: The real concern .. the real fear .. (Score 0) 356

by tkjtkj (#44830721) Attached to: Can the iPhone Popularize Fingerprint Readers?
Many here seem to miss the point regarding consumer rejection of this technology. Giving your fingerprint to a company which, according to the latest news, could very well be cooperating with the NSA's privacy invading tactics would seem foolish, to say the least! If the print is in the phone, what is to stop Apple from cooperating or being ordered by a Court to send that data to the government? Open thine eyes, people .. Don't just read the news .. learn by it!

Comment: Compromise .. Yes it's easy .. (Score 1) 296

by tkjtkj (#44563655) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Is There a Good Device Holster?

Get yourself a Aamsung Galaxy Note 2 holstered by the OtterBox model-specific holster.
Then Mod the holserer by drilling camera hole.
Theis holster accepts the cam facing out or reverse, is rock solid, ande (seemingly unkonwn o to it's mfgr, will function as a 'landscape-mode cellphone 'desk stand' ..

Pricey but worth it..
Forgie misspellings: im forced to type with 'white on white' ..cant read this myself..

Comment: the only integration i ever performed in my career (Score 1) 656

by tkjtkj (#43879933) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Important Is Advanced Math In a CS Degree?
yeah.. the only integration in my career in comp sci and the biological sciences was to assure that non-whites had equal room at the table ... but i would not trade my calc history for aNYthing ... it nearly did influence me to change to a mathematics major .. The logic, the approaches to analytic thinking that a math background provids are not duplicated in any other area.. and isnt comp sci 'practical logic'??

Comment: I dont understand ... (Score 1) 133

by tkjtkj (#43860255) Attached to: Space Diving: Iron Man Meets Star Trek Suit In Development
riight.. I can't grasp the 62 mi. altitude limit ... Surely the enironment at that altitude is essentially the same as at 300 miles, no? I mean, if ya wanna thriLLL GO for it! Oxygen, etc, should not be a problem .. nor can i think of any other safety issue more far-fetched than the project itself (other than the stupid 'boot thruster' idea!)

Comment: Science?, of the 'but the 3rd mouse got away' var. (Score 1) 204

by tkjtkj (#43055091) Attached to: How Power Failures Corrupt Flash SSD Data
Reading the original PDF, I noted the following: "Our testing framework detects unserializable writes with HDD#1, too. This indicates that some low-end hard drives may also ignore the flush requests sent from the kernel. On the other hand, HDD#2 incurred no failures due to power faults. This suggests that this high-end hard drive is more reliable in terms of power fault protection." Now, for ref, the above involved testing TWO spin-type HDD's .. HDD#2 was the 2nd drive of the pair, and it reportedly did not fail. While I was doing bio research I recall this joke: "33% of the test subjects improved with the treatment, 33% had no improvement, and the 3rd mouse got away" WHY oh why even *mention* such a meaningless 'result' in a paper that otherwise seems to adhere to proper scientific methods?? Oh , and yes, of course, how come it's ONLY the researchers who learned which drive brands did well?? Was this gov-funded? This is important, for if we were to learn that the SSD's that did well are no longer available on the market, it would save us a LOT of time, not even considering that any of the 'surviving' SSD's might be known to have other serious flaws in design .. (i.e.: in performance ) !!

Comment: Stella Pajunas in 2005 was fastest, at 216 wpm .. (Score 1) 307

by tkjtkj (#42382475) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Typing Advice For a Guinness World Record Attempt?
""The fastest typing speed ever, 216 words in one minute, was achieved by Stella Pajunas in 1946 on an IBM electric.[6][7][8][9] As of 2005, writer Barbara Blackburn was the fastest English language typist in the world, according to The Guinness Book of World Records. Using the Dvorak Simplified Keyboard, she has maintained 150 wpm for 50 minutes, and 170 wpm for shorter periods. She has been clocked at a peak speed of 212 wpm. Blackburn, who failed her QWERTY typing class in high school, first encountered the Dvorak keyboard in 1938, quickly learned to achieve very high speeds, and occasionally toured giving speed-typing demonstrations during her secretarial career. She appeared on The David Letterman Show and felt that Letterman made a spectacle of her.[10]" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Words_per_minute

Comment: Re:The lack of faith is astonishing... (Score 1) 1319

by tkjtkj (#38191760) Attached to: Muslim Medical Students Boycott Darwin Lectures
Is this the 'new face' of ignorance? .. your projecting that randomness (i.e., NO plan) can be your 'god' , the one who you must feel does have a plan? Is this the new 'nut-speech' concept? And do you feel that your 'planning god' established the perception of 'randomness' as a delusion the experience of which we may endure? Does this, in your mind, mean that all atheists are actually acting out your 'god's plan? Double-speak in any form is still double-speak. Your probable belief that your 'god's creating this world (was it 10,000 yrs ago?) as a shooting gallery where countless asteroid-missiles bombard us (and even wipe out most life-forms every 23 million years) is just another manifestation of his (never 'her') love and benevolence! "Faith" ????? Is there any other item that has wrecked more havoc , destroyed more lives, impeded more progress in our human condition? I think not.

There is nothing so easy but that it becomes difficult when you do it reluctantly. -- Publius Terentius Afer (Terence)

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