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Forum: Techno-Babble 20 June 2018, 09:02 PM
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Posted By jimmy101_again
The Falcon Heavy hasn't actually been launched...

The Falcon Heavy hasn't actually been launched yet has it?
Forum: Soapbox Derby 20 June 2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,357
Posted By jimmy101_again
The interweebs have sprung up a new meme along...

The interweebs have sprung up a new meme along the lines of "what about all the US citizens that are in jail? They are separated from their children. Where is the outrage about that?" Implying that...
Forum: Techno-Babble 20 June 2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 856
Posted By jimmy101_again
Only if the Russians will help the US launch them...

Only if the Russians will help the US launch them into space. (BTW, according to Google, "виннебаго" is Winnebago in Russian.)
Forum: Social Studies 20 June 2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 990
Posted By jimmy101_again
If you read what is on the CDC pages you come to...

If you read what is on the CDC pages you come to understand that there is very little data one way or another. It "may" do this or that, it "may" contain this or that ... that isn't science, that is...
Forum: Social Studies 19 June 2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 990
Posted By jimmy101_again
I am aware of no scientific studies that state...

I am aware of no scientific studies that state that vaping is "hardly better" than smoking. What little data is available suggests it is significantly safer since virtually all the components in...
Forum: Techno-Babble 19 June 2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 856
Posted By jimmy101_again
I think Spaceballs is closer.

I think Spaceballs is closer.
Forum: Social Studies 19 June 2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 990
Posted By jimmy101_again
And that statement is based on what? "Hardly and...

And that statement is based on what? "Hardly and better"?
Forum: Techno-Babble 19 June 2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 856
Posted By jimmy101_again
So we'll have a "Space Force" without the ability...

So we'll have a "Space Force" without the ability to actually put people into space? I'm sure the Russians will be happy to launch our "Space Force" into space for a nominal fee.
Forum: Rantidote 17 June 2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 43,143
Posted By jimmy101_again
The lighting detector is basically a broad band...

The lighting detector is basically a broad band radio receiver set to the frequencies that a lightning strike creates (you can usually hear lightning caused static if you are listening to a radio)....
Forum: Soapbox Derby 12 June 2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,357
Posted By jimmy101_again
Did/does the US get anything out of the...

Did/does the US get anything out of the agreement? Kim Jong Un got a photo with a US president in front of US and NK flags. He got a promise (which apparently isn't actually in the agreement) that...
Forum: Business Bytes 12 June 2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,045
Posted By jimmy101_again
I think the difference is that military ROV's (1)...

I think the difference is that military ROV's (1) don't use the cell network and (2) they cost a heck of a lot more per vehicle than any car. So a $20K communication system is practical (and probably...
Forum: SLC 31 May 2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,005
Posted By jimmy101_again
What's sad is that he is comparing himself to...

What's sad is that he is comparing himself to Jesus and he'll still probably get the $54M.
Forum: Amusement Bark 30 May 2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,960
Posted By jimmy101_again
There were other reason for his showing being...

There were other reason for his showing being cancelled. Probably most important was that the ABC didn't own the show, Fox does. In general after the initial contract runs out networks are leery of...
Forum: Business Bytes 25 May 2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,588
Posted By jimmy101_again
What?????????? Your post is basically quoting...

What?????????? Your post is basically quoting what Musk said. Which is what the responses are all to. MUSK probably has no clue what the differences are between the various terms.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 25 May 2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,440
Posted By jimmy101_again
"could be back on"

"could be back on"
Forum: Business Bytes 25 May 2018, 12:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,588
Posted By jimmy101_again
Musk probably doesn't really know the difference...

Musk probably doesn't really know the difference between hardware, firmware and software.

Usually "firmware" refers to software that is the direct connection between software and hardware. For...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 24 May 2018, 11:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,440
Posted By jimmy101_again
I'm pretty sure that under the Turnip the US has...

I'm pretty sure that under the Turnip the US has no foreign policy regarding NK.
Forum: SLC 24 May 2018, 11:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,299
Posted By jimmy101_again
XKCD has finally posted a new What-if ...

XKCD has finally posted a new What-if
https://what-if.xkcd.com/
Forum: Police Blotter 22 May 2018, 11:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,257
Posted By jimmy101_again
Or, the law could hold the gun owner criminally...

Or, the law could hold the gun owner criminally liable for not properly securing the weapon and ammo.
Forum: Crash and Burn 15 May 2018, 03:12 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 93,724
Posted By jimmy101_again
Plus I would think that if there was enough to...

Plus I would think that if there was enough to overcome a person it would have been extremely stinky. Smoldering rubber has a smell that is pretty hard to miss and the lower limit of smelling is much...
Forum: Crash and Burn 15 May 2018, 03:10 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 93,724
Posted By jimmy101_again
Is the wheel well of an airliner inside the...

Is the wheel well of an airliner inside the pressure envelope of the fuselage? I would think the well must be heated and perhaps pressurized just to keep the tires from cooling off to -70F and...
Forum: Techno-Babble 14 May 2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,949
Posted By jimmy101_again
That is a fallacious argument. A person can make...

That is a fallacious argument. A person can make a contract with another person (or group of persons) via a non-human instrument (e.g., a piece of signed paper). That does not address the issue of if...
Forum: Techno-Babble 14 May 2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,949
Posted By jimmy101_again
Here is an intersting twist on if a computer can...

Here is an intersting twist on if a computer can enter into a binding contract;
http://theconversation.com/that-contract-your-computer-made-could-get-you-in-a-legal-bind-94583

We could get...
Forum: Techno-Babble 14 May 2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,949
Posted By jimmy101_again
That is an unsettled legal question. I would bet...

That is an unsettled legal question. I would bet that any agreement between a human and an AI via a phone call would not stand up as a valid contract in court. A computer can not enter into a...
Forum: Techno-Babble 13 May 2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,949
Posted By jimmy101_again
AI has a long history of identifying problems and...

AI has a long history of identifying problems and calling them "AI". Then, when the problem is solved by a computer it is no longer "AI". A few examples; optical character recognition, handwriting...
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