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Comment This is basic planetary physics.. (Score 5, Informative) 125

Mars has no Magnetic field because it's core cooled and is no longer a active moving iron mass. it cooled faster as it has very little radioactive isotopes and being further away from the sun it has less energy pounding it to slow the cooling.


Plus we had an event late after the formation of the planets in the solar system that also added a buttload of energy, when the moon was formed from a planetary sized impact.

Comment Re:Hmmm ... (Score 2, Interesting) 112

So if our brains are hardwired with receptors for this stuff, maybe it's time to actually look at it and evaluate it for what is is instead of this bullshit moralistic prohibition which is there to keep a bunch of religious assholes happy?

Um, Puritanism is the State Religion in the USA. They offer platitudes about separation of Church and State, but all the evidence points in the other direction.

Puritanism is also considered Satanic by some serious theologists (assuming the premise).

Put that in your pipe and smoke it.

Comment Re:Why do they need ANY info? (Score 1) 415

ebay. go searching Like I did. pay about $400-$450 for a good one that runs only android, dont touch the crap that runs Windows CE/Android.

no SKU as china has a law against sku's and they murder the families of companies that use SKU's or any real markings. and about 30 companies all sell variations of the same thing.

Comment Re:Why do they need ANY info? (Score 1) 415

Mine do, in fact the double din I installed in the wifes civic has a ODB-II Canbus input so it can do fully adjustable dim levels with the dash lighting and speed sensitive volume adjust. But I also can look at all the ODB information in any android app I install.

It runs plain old Android 4.2.2 and is a china wing-wang-wong no name brand. does more things than the top of the line Pioneer or JVC can.

Comment Re:Emissions testing needs to be fool proof (Score 1, Troll) 104

Just get rid of the EPA. They've screwed up the diesel market and VW was hacking around it. The VW engines produce less nox per mile than a gasoline engine, but more per gallon, and the EPA is derp-tastically stuck on gallon which makes no sense to any rational being. Rather than price diesels out of the market, VW did the right thing for the environment and hacked around the EPA. Yeah, they got nabbed, but they didn't do anything wrong ethically, unless you favor regulatory compliance over the environment. As usual, the EPA causes more harm than good.

Comment incomplete sentence... (Score 3, Insightful) 139

It's not farming, building and hunting that hurts the animal population. it's doing it in MASS QUANTITIES from overpopulation.

The american indians managed the land and it's resources just fine, It's the assholes from europe that wiped out most everything because of stupidity.

Just like how the Wolf population crashed horribly due to idiot farmers killing every wolf they see because they are too lazy to protect their livestock properly.

Comment Dont need long term.... (Score 3, Interesting) 153

It's effortless to get the snip, then you don't have to worry if the doc does it right where it's non reversible. I.E. he snaps the vas, seals the ends then folds them back 1/2 an inch back on themselves and uses basically a surgical ziptie to hold them there. there is ZERO chance of the Vas reconnecting.

Real men get their Vas snipped. You do not "need" to have any more kids.

Comment Re:"Women don't like trash talk, be more sensitive (Score 0) 920

This isn't empowering women. This is arguing that they are weaker than men far more profoundly than any MRA red piller gamer gater misogynist could ever hope to accomplish.

Oh, I took it as her just being smarter than the average guy on LKML. "Fuck you people, I don't need your toxic ego-masterbating bullshit - I got other things I can do with my life."

More men on LKML could stand to be as self-aware, intolerant of bad behavior, and practice basic goodness.

Comment Re:This is not about science. It's about dependenc (Score 2, Informative) 325

"No one forces them to, and they can switch back at any time."

No you cant. Once you grow a GMO crop your fields are contaminated with the crap for years. and if your neighbors are growing it, you are FUCKED. as the cross pollination will taint your entire crop and then yuo get fined for growing a monsanto crop without a licensing fee because the genetic markers are there.

Why dont you actually TALK to a farmer, I have 3 in my family and I know the reality of this. You grow what your neighbors are growing because you have a legal nightmare trying to sell your crops if it's patent tainted by cross pollination.

Comment Because they have brains.... (Score 1) 325

It is not the nutbag "It's poison" argument the wierdows make that is driving their decision. Allowing GMO allows Monsanto to OWN your country's crops. With the United States poised to defend corporate patents with guns and missile strikes, nobody sane would allow patent encumbered life in their country.

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