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Comment: Re:You don't decide, the market does (Score 1) 480

by wed128 (#49037277) Attached to: The Mathematical Case For Buying a Powerball Ticket

My mortgage costs more then my disposable income. Disposable income is what's left over after i pay all my bills, right? so comparing my mortgage bill to disposable income is a fallacy at best...i can choose to allocate more funds toward my mortgage or more towards being 'disposable'... It all depends on lifestyle.

Comment: Re:Lasers are easy to stop (Score 1) 517

by wed128 (#48999211) Attached to: The US Navy Wants More Railguns and Lasers, Less Gunpowder

Well correct me if I'm wrong but railguns do damage by firing slugs at extremely high speed and using kinetic energy to inflict damage onto the target

You're wrong. A railgun uses a magnetic field as the *source* of the kinetic energy instead of gunpowder. you could, feasably, have a railgun slug that carries an explosive payload. after a railgun projectile leaves the gun, it behaves just like any other projectile. parabolic trajectory, affected by gravity and aerodynamic drag, etc.

Comment: Re:Once they can traverse Pitt, they own the world (Score 1) 98

by wed128 (#48967969) Attached to: Google To Compete With Uber, Uber To Explore Autonomous Transportation

I've lived in a suburb of NYC, had friends live in DC, and currently live in Pittsburgh. I have experience with all three. Pittsburgh is the worst place to drive and navigate (geography-wise), with DC as a close second.

That said, NYC has worse traffic than either of the other two contenders.

Comment: Re:Pussies!! (Score 1) 589

by wed128 (#48624513) Attached to: Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

I think it's incredibly naive to think that this has nothing to do with North Korea. It's extremely likely that this group of attackers is North Korean, and just as likely that they are under the North Korean government's employ. Also, they threatened attacks on movie theaters on american soil. The fact that the movie playing would be (distantly) owned by a Japanese company is irrelevant, the American moviegoers are the ones that would suffer.

That said, I think canceling showings of the film sends a shitty message, and sets a bad precedent.

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