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Forum: Rantidote 22 November 2017, 03:39 AM
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Posted By jimmy101_again
And you being there doesn't actually matter....

And you being there doesn't actually matter. Shouldn't the pedestrian have had the right of way anyway?
Forum: War, What Is It Good For? 22 November 2017, 03:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 365
Posted By jimmy101_again
There is certainly precedent...

There is certainly precedent (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasili_Arkhipov) for a military officer refusing to launch a nuclear attack.
Forum: War, What Is It Good For? 21 November 2017, 09:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 365
Posted By jimmy101_again
Icon81 Could Anyone Stop Trump from Launching Nukes?

The snopes' page at https://www.snopes.com/2017/11/13/anyone-stop-trump-launching-nukes-answer-no/ says "no". But the military begs to differ...
Forum: Techno-Babble 21 November 2017, 06:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 451
Posted By jimmy101_again
Standard commercial radio and TV are pretty wimpy...

Standard commercial radio and TV are pretty wimpy but we've been blasting pretty high powered focused radio signals at space ships for several decades. Seems much more likely that those signals could...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 20 November 2017, 09:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 966
Posted By jimmy101_again
Well, since the pipe runs pretty much north to...

Well, since the pipe runs pretty much north to the south then gravity should be enough.
:fish:

(Yes, basically all pipelines are pressurized.)
Forum: Soapbox Derby 20 November 2017, 09:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 966
Posted By jimmy101_again
There may well be automatic shutoffs (heck there...

There may well be automatic shutoffs (heck there probably are). The problem is that all the oil between shutoffs will leak out even if the shutoffs work properly.

210,000 gallons of liquid in a 1...
Forum: NFBSK Gone Wild! 20 November 2017, 09:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,221
Posted By jimmy101_again
Did I say it was the ONLY predictor? In...

Did I say it was the ONLY predictor?

In your professional experience what is a good predictor of performance in a stressful and life-critical environment? And how do you discount stupid behavior...
Forum: NFBSK Gone Wild! 20 November 2017, 07:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,221
Posted By jimmy101_again
But that is the kind of behavior that brings into...

But that is the kind of behavior that brings into question the pilot's suitability to be flying a hundred million dollar machine, and potentially an armed one at that. Stupid decisions that don't...
Forum: NFBSK Gone Wild! 19 November 2017, 07:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,221
Posted By jimmy101_again
A highly trained air force officer operating an...

A highly trained air force officer operating an aircraft worth many many many millions of dollars over a populated area sure as shit better be acting in way such that it is unthinkable to even have...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 19 November 2017, 07:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,044
Posted By jimmy101_again
The really big difference between deer in the US...

The really big difference between deer in the US and elephants in Africa is that the natural predators of deer in the Americas have been largely eradicated. Hunting is pretty much required to keep...
Forum: NFBSK Gone Wild! 15 November 2017, 03:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 547
Posted By jimmy101_again
I'm guessing the mistakes was either (1) the...

I'm guessing the mistakes was either (1) the teacher never actually read the test or (2) the teacher isn't all that bright.
Forum: Science 15 November 2017, 03:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,641
Posted By jimmy101_again
Yes. Indeed if you read the legal literature nad...

Yes. Indeed if you read the legal literature nad court cases the ability to prove non-parent hood is generally considered to be scientifically irrefutable. It can only be refuted on procedural...
Forum: Science 15 November 2017, 03:17 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,641
Posted By jimmy101_again
Everything is a matter of probability. The law is...

Everything is a matter of probability. The law is based on probabilities even if people don't look at it that way. "Beyond a reasonable doubt" is a probability statement, not a statement of fact.
Forum: Science 14 November 2017, 06:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,641
Posted By jimmy101_again
Uh, pretty much every paternity court in the US....

Uh, pretty much every paternity court in the US. Plus, of course, Jerry Springer. :D

There is no viable way to challenge a DNA based negative maternity or paternity test in court. (Really the only...
Forum: SLC 14 November 2017, 05:49 PM
Replies: 1,056
Views: 118,893
Posted By jimmy101_again
1. Modern vehicles don't need any gas pedal to...

1. Modern vehicles don't need any gas pedal to start, and more often than not giving them gas makes them not start.
B. You can't have "been doing it wrong all these years" since it has worked all...
Forum: Science 13 November 2017, 06:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,641
Posted By jimmy101_again
The Philly Inquirer article really isn't very...

The Philly Inquirer article really isn't very useful. If you are going to say something isn't accurate you really should give an estimate of how inaccurate it is and how that was determined. A quote...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 12 November 2017, 10:21 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,169
Posted By jimmy101_again
Oh boy, Dueling Bible Quote! Hebrews 8:6 But...

Oh boy, Dueling Bible Quote!
Hebrews 8:6
But as it is, Christ has obtained a ministry that is as much more excellent than the old as the covenant he mediates is better, since it is enacted on...
Forum: Crash and Burn 12 November 2017, 10:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,381
Posted By jimmy101_again
I think the two women could have a great future...

I think the two women could have a great future in the Turnip's administration.
Forum: Science 11 November 2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,641
Posted By jimmy101_again
There are many markers that are much less than...

There are many markers that are much less than 150,000 years old. How do you think they get the current results placing people in, for example, the British isles? Genetic variation is fast enough to...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 10 November 2017, 05:57 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,169
Posted By jimmy101_again
You need to look no further for an example then...

You need to look no further for an example then the oft quoting from the old testament, Leviticus in particular. Many "Christians" seem to think that the OT is christian law where it is in fact...
Forum: Science 10 November 2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,641
Posted By jimmy101_again
More often than not though they don't look at...

More often than not though they don't look at "functional mutations", generally they are looking at variations that may not have any affect. Indeed the best evolutionary clock is changes that are...
Forum: Science 10 November 2017, 05:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,641
Posted By jimmy101_again
A common misunderstanding that confuses people...

A common misunderstanding that confuses people when they try to understand their results, is that the DNA matching is to the genetic makeup of people in that region today. Your 2% subsaharan match...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 09 November 2017, 04:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 870
Posted By jimmy101_again
Scientifically, "sex" refers to genotype. You...

Scientifically, "sex" refers to genotype. You can't change genotype, therefore it is a defining and immutable characteristic of a person. "Gender" is not an immutable characteristic and therefore not...
Forum: Police Blotter 09 November 2017, 04:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,254
Posted By jimmy101_again
That is why I asked. In the US there are...

That is why I asked. In the US there are situations where a person can be charged using the same facts concerning the same event in multiple courts and can be acquired or convicted multiple times....
Forum: SLC 09 November 2017, 04:06 AM
Replies: 1,056
Views: 118,893
Posted By jimmy101_again
A lot of credit cards wont let you charge that...

A lot of credit cards wont let you charge that much in one transaction. Probably a good idea to call the card company first.
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