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Comment Re:Article has terrible sense of statistics (Score 1) 304

> Black people make up 13% of the US population and 3% of the British population. That means there are far more white people in each population

No, it doesn't. Based on those numbers alone, and without knowing anything else, it could be that both countries are over 80% oriental.

Comment Re:NASA Paper (Score 1) 159

> Getting things back down to Earth is not going to cost a vast amount in energy,
> it's all downhill and the energy required to slow down instead of going splat is
> not enormous.

Please tell me how. You could lift a spacecraft to orbit, put the stuff in it, and bring it back down, but that is not cheap.

It was my impression that EDL (entry/descent/landing) is not easy.

Comment So the TPP is invalid... (Score 1) 192

"Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted."
-- U.S. Constitution, Amendment 8

As I read the rest of the US Constitution, the TPP is invalid, even if it passes.

“The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.”
— U.S. Constitution, Article VI, clause 3

So any member of the U.S. Congress who votes for such an unconstitutional law will be guilty of violating their oath of office.

Finally, if I may suggest music to accompany the removal of members of the U.S. Congress: https://www.facebook.com/sonso...

Comment Apple is lying (Score 1) 341

1. Apple's reason for not breaking the phone is that the cops already would have access to it if they had not reset the lock code.

2. Apple is lying to us saying it is about privacy, when that has nothing to do with it.

3. This mom doesn't realize #1 and #2, so please disregard her comments.

Comment Re:ExpressCard for Android? (Score 1) 115

1. Of course the expansion slot would not be ExpressCard; It would be a different serial interface, possibly with a way to rapidly read and write to the SD Card or to the internal flash memory.

2. We already have a universal expansion slot: USB! The problem is that almost no phone manufacturer will build in a USB-A-Female connector and a decent power supply. (If only ZeroLemon would build such a thing into one of their cases, and provide a firmware update to make it useful.)

Comment ExpressCard for Android? (Score 1) 115

We heard a lot of talk about phones that can be built up like LEGOs, and now this phone has one card slot of some kind. Maybe what we need is a standard (that 10% of the phones would adopt) for an expansion slot. The trick would be standard device drivers, as that would mean a major rewrite of Android, and only Google can do that.

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