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## Comment Re:Unfair comparison (Score 1)447447

Because research has shown placebo's do have in fact, while small, a significant effect on health.

We know this already, and your response does not answer the question that was posed to you, which was, "Why is it unfair to do the SAME COMPARISON THAT MODERN MEDICINE is put to?" [emphasis mine].

## Comment Re:Shepard tone (Score 1)288288

It's been a long time since I've seen a reference to Shepard tones. I used this, along with another (novel) auditory illusion, as the basis of an auralization technique to complement visualization of computational fluid dynamics data, which became my dissertation research.

## Comment Re:How about energy conservation? (Score 1)288288

In "A Universe from Nothing", Lawrence Krauss posits that the negative energy associated with gravity can exactly cancel the positive energy of the rest mass of all the particles plus their kinetic energy.

## Comment Re:Let's get this out of the way... (Score 1)7474

I You get changing flux from a changing electrical current, or from a moving magnet.

How about (iron-rich) blood *moving* past a stationary magnet?

## Comment Re:Hash Collision (Score 1)790790

There are less than 2^33 people in the world. Most of them probablly don't use google but lets assume that they do. Further lets make a wild ass guess that each one has 2^17 files in googles database (from some googling i'm pretty sure this is an overestimate). That would mean a total of 2^40 files.

## Comment A *single* photon? (Score 1)347347

Can a single photon turn into an electron/positron pair? I didn't think this was possible because a photon has no rest frame, whereas an e-/p+ pair always would. Thus, in the inertial frame in which the pair has no momentum (the "center of momentum" frame), the photon would still have momentum. Thus, momentum would not be conserved. You need two photons moving in different directions for the pair of photons to have a center-of-momentum frame in which their momenta cancel each other out.

## Comment Re:This is the AP Comp Sci exam (Score 1)489489

Statistics. That unforgiving bitch no one asked to be invited that tries to manipulate all of our lives.

Statistics don't manipulate people - people manipulate people.

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