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by johnny_7713
Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Thousands March on Washington Supporting the Right to Life
Replies: 49
Views: 8011

Re: Thousands March on Washington Supporting the Right to Li

I always find it hypocritical that right to lifers are also pro death penalty and guns. However, I have long since realized that given the choice between a consistent logic, or sticking with my emotions; I'd rather justify my emotions over being logically consistent. It's perfecly logically consist...
by johnny_7713
Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15200
Views: 2707927

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands abdicates, her son will be King Willem-Alexander, not King Willem IV as some expected. Link And as Willem-Alexander's birthday is not at a time of the year when it's too cold for people to drink beer outside the official national holiday of Queen's Day will become K...
by johnny_7713
Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: France enters Mali civil war
Replies: 53
Views: 5379

Re: France enters Mali civil war

Back on topic, those rebels aren't fazed at all by French airstrikes, so we'll see if the French can show their mettle in combat. In other words, I don't know what the French plan to do, other than toss this hot potato to the Africans come September. The hypothesis I saw put forward yesterday (I fo...
by johnny_7713
Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Helicopter crashes into crane in London
Replies: 10
Views: 1534

Re: Helicopter crashes into crane in London

Leady, theres no reason it will be a solely government-funded report. The manufacturers of the Heli will want this investigated to shield themselves from future liability. The Govt may want a report into civil aviation regs, and that probably will be mostly a waste, not because the report isn't imp...
by johnny_7713
Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:33 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Fired for being hot
Replies: 86
Views: 14883

Re: Fired for being hot

How is saying this: But in the final months of her employment, he complained that her tight clothing was distracting, once telling her that if his pants were bulging that was a sign her clothes were too revealing, according to the opinion. not within the realm of sexual harassment. Because Nelson s...
by johnny_7713
Sat Dec 22, 2012 12:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15200
Views: 2707927

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

The military loves NASA and such, because who do you think launches their recon satellites and designed the ICBM's? Recon satellites are developed by the NRO and launched by the United Launch Alliance , a Boeing / Lockheed Martin joint venture. I can't find a definitive answer on who built the US' ...
by johnny_7713
Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15200
Views: 2707927

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Are you kidding? This is 'Murica! Actually, if someone start a post with "In the UK", they are probably not talking about 'Murica. Actually, if someone starts a post with "Are you kidding? This is 'Murica!" they're probably making use of sarcasm. In other news, I see your Einste...
by johnny_7713
Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Global Growth of Drone Warfare
Replies: 272
Views: 42981

Re: The Global Growth of Drone Warfare

No. The article says that the way we're using drone strikes, to eliminate undesirables in hard to reach areas, could easily be emulated by Russia and China to wipe out ethnic minorities and political dissidents and our program would render us unable to criticize those attacks. So what? Are we to be...
by johnny_7713
Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15200
Views: 2707927

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

It's a strange situation where the vast majority of members can be in favour of a thing but it still loses the vote. I expect there are a lot of people in CoE at the moment having a long hard look at that 66% rule. Requiring a super-majority for major changes is not that unusual though. Changes to ...
by johnny_7713
Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:28 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Popular vote compared to US cities...
Replies: 15
Views: 2682

Re: Popular vote compared to US cities...

Where did you get those numbers? You list a 48% turnout for The Netherlands. Actual turnout was 74,57%. The %lead figure is also wrong, it's 1.74% not 1.8%. The rest for the NL column seems to be correct. But with 2 errors in 4 numbers I kind of doubt the reliability of the rest of the data. I just...
by johnny_7713
Sun Oct 28, 2012 2:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Iran Hits Back in Cyberwarfare
Replies: 37
Views: 5260

Re: Iran Hits Back in Cyberwarfare

simply stop your employees from plugging in the sticks Good luck with that. Still much easier than defending against attacks that come in via a network. Stopping people from using USB ports is about work protocols. It's not something technical about firewalls and what have you. ... It feels incredi...
by johnny_7713
Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Have you ever worked with hydrofluoric acid?
Replies: 30
Views: 13153

Re: Have you ever worked with hydrofluoric acid?

It is used at the organisation where I did an internship for etching metals prior to microscopic examination (when necessary, certainly not all the time). Before you could work with HF you needed extra training. Though to be fair, just about every tool or piece of machinery required a separate tick ...
by johnny_7713
Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15200
Views: 2707927

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

am I reading this right, it sounds like "non-biological lesbian mothers" will have equal rights to that of biological fathers, and therefore more rights than step-fathers or step-mothers, it seems a funny way round of doing it. You would have thought, since gay marriage is legal in the Ne...
by johnny_7713
Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15200
Views: 2707927

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Majority of Dutch parliament in favour of allowing lesbian mothers to automatically gain parental rights. Under a proposed bill the non-biological lesbian mother (surely there is a better term for this? if so please educate me) will be allowed to officially acknowledge her partner's child at the to...
by johnny_7713
Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Iran Hits Back in Cyberwarfare
Replies: 37
Views: 5260

Re: Iran Hits Back in Cyberwarfare

I'm not sure if you understand the implications of nations using cyberwarfare on each other, especially if you aren't sure who is doing it to who. For example, the US considers cyberattacks on the same level as physical attacks, and will respond with possible physical retribution. Nobody is gonna b...
by johnny_7713
Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Italian seismologists sentenced to 6 years for earth quakes
Replies: 42
Views: 5617

Re: Italian seismologists sentenced to 6 years for earth qua

Multiple manslaughter? Did they cause the bloody earthquake, then? If they had caused the earthquake wouldn't it be murder? IANAL, but I think Italy may not have an equivalent to 'negligent homicide' separate from manslaughter, or even if they do, might go to manslaughter in larger cases. IIRC in I...
by johnny_7713
Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Distributed Defense
Replies: 171
Views: 32576

Re: Distributed Defense

Unfortunately, it looks like they're focusing on plastic because they're targeting the type of 3d printers people actually own. Plastic's burst strength is not traditionally great. You also have to worry about layer separation from the 3d printing process. In addition, the burst strength of plastic...
by johnny_7713
Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Solar Soda Bottle Light for Colder Climates?
Replies: 13
Views: 2174

Re: Solar Soda Bottle Light for Colder Climates?

My student society has a wooden fishing ship from 1875, it uses glass prisms to achieve basically the same effect (create a diffuse light source using only a small hole) works very well.
by johnny_7713
Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:34 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15200
Views: 2707927

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

From the article: Fittingly, the completion of The 2K BotPrize's challenge comes 100 years after Alan Turing posited his Turning test. What a coincidence. Almost exactly 100 years, give or take a bit. 48, that's an odd value for a bit, mine can only do 1 or 0 :lol:, mabye the meant to say 100 years...
by johnny_7713
Sat Sep 29, 2012 4:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15200
Views: 2707927

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Very small chance? There's a J20 prototype flying, which looks like their intended flagship fighter (also, like someone stitched a Lockheed Martin nose on Mig's Project 1.42) . The surprise here is that they apparently funded a JSF-sized fighter in tandem. These photos are more a boast about fundin...
by johnny_7713
Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:57 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15200
Views: 2707927

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Buy GENUINE AUTHENTIC Burberry bags Barcelona shirts iPads Joint Strike Fighters I know China copying things is a trope, and this plane does have some similar features to the F-35, but there are also some significant differences. For starters the Chinese jet has two engines, and the F-35 only has o...
by johnny_7713
Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Engineering Sources that aren't Wikipedia
Replies: 6
Views: 1413

Re: Engineering Sources that aren't Wikipedia

EDIT: I did some minimal online searching for you. Looking up textbooks on aerospace engineering brought me to someone's amazon list of books used during his college days . Now, the first title in that list, for example , has a 80 page chapter on propulsion / engines. I think, looking at that sort ...
by johnny_7713
Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ahmadinejad CNN Interview
Replies: 21
Views: 2597

Re: Ahmadinejad CNN Interview

muslims are allow to taqiyya to silly Kafirs... so I'll take all Ahmadinejad said with a grain of salt. Really? Ahamdinejad concealed his religious beliefs because he was under threat of religious persecution? Didn't see that in the quotes in this thread. I'd say the fact that Ahamdinejad is a poli...
by johnny_7713
Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ahmadinejad CNN Interview
Replies: 21
Views: 2597

Re: Ahmadinejad CNN Interview

muslims are allow to taqiyya to silly Kafirs... so I'll take all Ahmadinejad said with a grain of salt. Really? Ahamdinejad concealed his religious beliefs because he was under threat of religious persecution? Didn't see that in the quotes in this thread. I'd say the fact that Ahamdinejad is a poli...
by johnny_7713
Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ahmadinejad CNN Interview
Replies: 21
Views: 2597

Re: Ahmadinejad CNN Interview

"I pass no judgment about historic events. I defend the human freedoms. Whatever event has taken place throughout history, or hasn't taken place, I cannot judge that. Why should I judge that? I say researchers and scholars must be free to conduct research and analysis about any historical even...
by johnny_7713
Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:32 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15200
Views: 2707927

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

You must not be very familiar with our system. There are enough laws on the books, and so much regulation, that virtually everyone is guilty of something. So whenever someone actually wants to press charges, they can even if they don't have good reason, because technically you are in violation ...
by johnny_7713
Fri Sep 21, 2012 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Russia declassifies enormous deposit of diamonds
Replies: 31
Views: 6243

Re: Russia declassifies enormous deposit of diamonds

In related news: the IgNobel 2012 prize for Peace has been awarded to a Russian company for finding a way to make diamonds from old ammunition. Unfortunately I haven't been able to find more details.
by johnny_7713
Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Egyptians riot over low-quality movie
Replies: 160
Views: 22994

Re: Egyptians riot over low-quality movie

Whaaaaat? I thought it was all about Paradise Points! I've saved up enough for three virgins and a bag of Skittles! Nonono, that's just in stupid backwards countries. In civilised countries your riot points get converted into success for your favourite sports team next season, so if they lose this ...
by johnny_7713
Tue Sep 11, 2012 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Homeopathy and the NHS
Replies: 66
Views: 10517

Re: Homeopathy and the NHS

I guess my point was: don't write something off just because it sounds crazy. Write homeopathy off because IT DOESN'T WORK. That depends on your definition of doesn't work. Homeopathy doesn't outperform placebo, which means that any potential health effect is not due to the homeopathic "medici...
by johnny_7713
Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Homeopathy and the NHS
Replies: 66
Views: 10517

Re: Homeopathy and the NHS

As far as I am aware, homeopathy has been proven in several randomised, controlled, double-blind studies to be at least as effective as obecalp . Obecalp that is indistinguishable from a regular homeopathic therapy that is. Thing is, most people aren't that interested in whether homeopathy is more ...
by johnny_7713
Sat Sep 08, 2012 7:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15200
Views: 2707927

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)



AFAIK in principle Tornadoes can happen anywhere. They're just really rare in places that aren't in Tornado Alley.
by johnny_7713
Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Homeopathy and the NHS
Replies: 66
Views: 10517

Re: Homeopathy and the NHS

The thing is, when on this forum we ask whether homoeopathy works, what we mean is: does the "medicine" have a statistically significant effect on the state of health of the patient, as measured in a double-blind placebo controlled trial. To many people however the relevant question is: Wi...
by johnny_7713
Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Massive Melting on Greenland Icecaps
Replies: 30
Views: 6320

Re: Massive Melting on Greenland Icecaps

I'm sorry, but I WANT my roads and rooftops to be as dark as possible. The last thing this world needs is more light pollution. Well, ok, I admit that's only the second last thing the world needs, with "destroying the entire ecosystem with unlimited global warming" as the last thing the w...
by johnny_7713
Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Paying in Cash "Morally Wrong" Says Exchequer Secretary.
Replies: 110
Views: 19750

Re: Paying in Cash "Morally Wrong" Says Exchequer Secretary.

There's the implication that "paying in cash" = "tax evasion". That's clearly what he's thinking, but for many people, in many areas, that's a huge jump, and many other valid reasons for such a discount exist, so it seems like a remarkable over-generalization. The statement wasn...
by johnny_7713
Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rep. Akin: Rape doesn't cause pregnancy (possible trigger)
Replies: 192
Views: 21131

Re: Rep. Akin: Rape doesn't cause pregnancy (possible trigge

http://www.examiner.com/article/anti-islamic-sharia-law-legislation-pending-congress It's not enough that virtually everything objectionable about Sharia law is already illegal, is it? Poll local, state, and federal Republican lawmakers, though, about whether or not antisharia legislation is necess...
by johnny_7713
Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Important Scientific Papers
Replies: 17
Views: 7005

Re: Important Scientific Papers

If you want most influential and most cited, any paper outlining a now commonplace procedure Or, if you want a break from the heavy stuff, try a not-influential and too-much-cited paper outlining a procedure that's been around for hundreds if not thousands of years: http://care.diabetesjournals.org...
by johnny_7713
Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Assange Gets Asylum, UK says it doesn't matter
Replies: 80
Views: 13417

Re: Assange Gets Asylum, UK says it doesn't matter

So why exactly does Assange need to be extradited to Sweden before he can be extradited to the US? Surely if the US wanted him they could just ask the UK to extradite Assange to them? Or is extradition from Sweden easier due to treaties that I'm not aware of? Also if the Swedish government says they...
by johnny_7713
Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Assange Gets Asylum, UK says it doesn't matter
Replies: 80
Views: 13417

Re: Assange Gets Asylum, UK says it doesn't matter

Read the article. If Sweden wasn't going to extradite Assange to the US, where he could possibly be executed for posting things on the internet, he would be in custody right now. As for the other thing that's in the article. Sure seems to me like they built a case on witness testimony, found out th...
by johnny_7713
Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Assange Gets Asylum, UK says it doesn't matter
Replies: 80
Views: 13417

Re: Assange Gets Asylum, UK says it doesn't matter

Britain doesn't have to do anything as drastic as storming the embassy. If Assange wants to actually get to Ecuador he will have to leave the embassy and set foot on British soil, at which point the British will arrest him. Basically the British are saying that although he has been granted asylum by...
by johnny_7713
Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15200
Views: 2707927

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Not like he was in any danger even if they weren't giving out tickets, if they did pull a weapon it wouldn't be a gun, and they're Canadians, they would have apologized, then given him a ride to the hospital. Not to mention the fact that nothing happened to him kind of proves he didn't need a gun. ...

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