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Comment My experience (Score 1) 232

Otherwise normal, functioning people post, like, and share lots of garbage to Facebook that can be refuted with 30 seconds worth of checking as long as it supports their position or candidate. When I linked contrary evidence, people were angry. They don't care that their quote was misattributed or that documents or videos contradict their assertions. "Hey, I just liked it. I don't even know who this person is. Why are you even commenting here?"

I have always taken it as a given that people want to know the truth. I want to be corrected if I say something wrong. This is not true for everyone. It is sad.

Submission + - New Research Reveals Hundreds of Undiscovered Black Holes (phys.org)

An anonymous reader writes: New research by the University of Surrey publishedin the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society has shone light on a globular cluster of stars that could host several hundred black holes, a phenomenon that until recently was thought impossible. Globular clusters are spherical collections of stars which orbit around a galactic centre such as our Milky-way galaxy. Using advanced computer simulations, the team at the University of Surrey were able to see the un-see-able by mapping a globular cluster known as NGC 6101, from which the existence of black holes within the system was deduced. These black holes are a few times larger than the Sun, and form in the gravitational collapse of massive stars at the end of their lives. It was previously thought that these black holes would almost all be expelled from their parent cluster due to the effects of supernova explosion, during the death of a star. It is only as recently as 2013 that astrophysicists found individual black holes in globular clusters via rare phenomena in which a companion star donates material to the black hole. This work, which was supported by the European Research Council (ERC), has shown that in NGC 6101 there could be several hundred black holes, overturning old theories as to how black holes form.

Submission + - General Motors Recalls 4.3 Million Vehicles Over A Software Bug (gizmodo.com)

An anonymous reader writes: If you own a GM vehicle from 2014-2017, listen up: General Motors is recalling nearly 4.3 million vehicles worldwide after discovering a software defect that prevents air bags from deploying during a crash. The software bug may also prevent the seat belts from locking properly. The flaw has already been linked to one death and three injuries. Vehicles affected by the recall include 2014-2016 car models of the Buick LaCross, Chevy SS, and Chevy Spark EVs. It also includes 2014-2017 models of the Buick Encore, GMC Sierra, Chevy Corvette, Chevy Trax, Chevy Caprice, Chevy Silverado. Additionally, the recall affects 2015-2017 models of the Chevy Tahoe, Chevy Silverado HD, Chevy Suburban, GMC Yukon, GMC Yukon XL, GMC Sierra HD, Cadillac Escalade, and Cadillac Escalade ESV. GM will notify owners of affected vehicles and update the software for free, according to the NHTSA.

Submission + - How DOOM Renders a Frame

An anonymous reader writes: While the original DOOM defined the FPS genre back in 1993, the 4th DOOM released last spring pushes back the boundaries of what is currently possible in term of graphics and performance.
Adrian Courrèges presents on his blog a breakdown of the rendering process of a frame of DOOM.
The game is one of the first to make use of the Vulkan API and implements several state-of-the-art rendering techniques to achieve a staggering amount of calculation in less than 16ms.

Comment Re:Only going to get worse (Score 1) 302

But taxing consumption places a much higher burden on those with the least money, as they have to consume more.

What? No they don't.

The rich invest it instead, and with your system make even more free money that they don't really spend either.

So the social injustice here is that the rich people don't have to work. True enough. The way we're doing it now, rich people don't work AND they consume much more than poor people.

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