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Comment Re:Brazil (Score 1) 400

I don't see how any athlete would show up for this. For what? Risk your health for something that has become so corrupt and so opposite of the ideals of what the whole was created for? Fuck that. Plenty of other competitions to go show your skill. Anyone willing to risk getting in that water for this, will get no sympathy from me(like that means anything anyway) when the bill comes due down the line with their health. AFAIC, they better have paid up on some good health insurance because I don't want to see them asking for assistance later, when they knew the risks going in ahead of time.

Comment Re:Firefox marketshare continues to decline (Score 3, Informative) 134

I don't know how it seems everyone on slashdot has a problem with FF, when mine never crashes, ever and this is with 20 extensions running on it. What does chrome, chromium or any of the others offer better? None has the wide range of privacy, no tracking, etc extensions that FF has. We all know Chrome is spyware and now we've found out Chromium isn't better. Opera is decent but still not as customizable as FF. Palemoon is good if x64 means anything too you. I just don't see anything else better since nothing compares on having extensions running to protect your privacy than FF.

Comment Re:This is basic planetary physics.. (Score 1) 142

Also there is a theory that Mars got hit by something big on the opposite side of the planet from where Olympus Mons is and that it may have disrupted things enough to cause it's dynamo to stop earlier than it should have and for the core to lose it's heat much faster from the Olympus Mons eruptions due to the collision.

Comment Re:Isn't it widely accepted... (Score 3, Insightful) 142

... that because of Mars' small size, it cooled faster, thus freezing its outer core and shutting down its dynamo? Isn't Venus the far greater mystery? Nearly the same size as Earth, yet no magnetic field and what appears to be occasional whole-crust overturn rather than plate tectonics? Isn't that the one we need to solve?

... that because of Mars' small size, it cooled faster, thus freezing its outer core and shutting down its dynamo? Isn't Venus the far greater mystery? Nearly the same size as Earth, yet no magnetic field and what appears to be occasional whole-crust overturn rather than plate tectonics? Isn't that the one we need to solve?

Well, I think they have Venus figured out. Basically it was like us early on, complete with oceans and land and magnetic field. Back in the beginning of the solar system, the sun was cooler than it is today. As it ages it grows hotter, like in the next 1 billion years the sun will be 10% hotter. Well, as it grew hotter back then, Venus's oceans started to evaporate into the atmosphere, and the H20 became lost to space. Leaving an ever growing thick atmosphere that held in the heat and increased the pressure on the surface. Being closer to sun, as it grew hotter, it also was moving closer to the edge of the habitable zone, which was moving outward as sun grew hotter. Without water on the surface anymore, plate tectonics stopped completely. When this happened, you no longer get a nice moderate release of volcanism, you get trememdous pressure building up and then released in huge amounts all at once probably every 400 million years that covers the planet in liquid hot magma. Also, it looks like Venus got hit hard by another proto planet that unlike what happened to the earth, which was a glancing blow at angle, Venus got hit straight on, slowing down it's spin a lot, It's one of(maybe the slowest), slowest spinning bodies in our solar system. I think you couple that with the lack of water to keep plate tectonics moving, you end up disrupting it's dynamo in the core and you have a very weak magnetic field now. The Earth is going to become Venus as the sun grows hotter and the habitable zone moves out further. It's a long time from now, but it will happen.

Comment Re:It never worked properly anyway... (Score 2) 142

This is the problem I've been having for a couple of months. I no longer can get it to work through my router as it just says it can't connect. I have to do a hard reset every time now, try to hook into my wifi, then I have to cast directly to the Chromecast, which completely sucks because I now can't stream from the internet anymore. I have to download what I want to watch, then play it through videostream extension on Chrome, and cast to my chromecast. Which ones of the other options should I get to replace my Chromecast? Amazon Firestick anygood?

Comment LAZY (Score 1) 215

This is so lazy. It's what happens when some people get everything after achieving so much. I just hope of some of the talent there who still have fire to produce ever better masterpieces push to be given the ball and see if they run with it or not. At least try. And yes this a purely selfish appeal to get HL3. So whose gonna "COWBOY UP" and make that happen?

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