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by johnny_7713
Mon Jul 28, 2014 7:52 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: MH17 Shot Down Over Ukraine-Russian Border
Replies: 102
Views: 22903

Re: MH17 Shot Down Over Ukraine-Russian Border

They've also noted that the wreckage has been tampered with. Europeans have already confirmed that flight recorders were not tampered with. The flight recorders are only a small part of the wreckage, just because they weren't tampered with doesn't mean the rest of the wreckage wasn't. (Though of co...
by johnny_7713
Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:32 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15191
Views: 2705032

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

I can see two likely scenarios here, really. First: Some PR people at Southwest were watching the @SouthwestAir (which I'd assume they would be), and saw the tweet. It was flagged as 'critical', which probably means it's passed to someone to follow up to try and reduce the damage to the company. In...
by johnny_7713
Sun Jul 20, 2014 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: MH17 Shot Down Over Ukraine-Russian Border
Replies: 102
Views: 22903

Re: MH17 Shot Down Over Ukraine-Russian Border

I have read (but not checked) that this atrocity has hit the Dutch population harder than 9-11 hit the US population. That is to say a greater percentage of the Dutch population was killed in this massacre than the percentage of the US population that were killed on 9-11. http://www.nytimes.com/201...
by johnny_7713
Fri Jul 11, 2014 9:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Orange is the New Black gets gender bent IRL
Replies: 14
Views: 4403

Re: Orange is the New Black gets gender bent IRL

http://www.bnd.com/2014/07/09/3295055/ex-guard-charged-with-having-sex.html In discussing this with my coworkers, a discussion that included one guy way to interested in what types of restraints or submission the guard may have used, we were wondering exactly why the guard did it. The article claim...
by johnny_7713
Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:39 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15191
Views: 2705032

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

There's still a lot of rinderpest hanging around for research purposes apparently as well. I think it's a case of no-one trusting anyone else to completely get rid of their stocks of smallpox/rinderpest so wanting to have stocks around just in case :P We must have our MAD , you know. Wouldn't you n...
by johnny_7713
Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: California breastfeeding picture controversy
Replies: 236
Views: 37096

Re: California breastfeeding picture controversy

For an economic perspective on the issue, this study found the potential economic value of breastfeeding in the US to be $110 billion: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23855027.

Also they argue human milk production should be counted in the GDP.
by johnny_7713
Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Man faces trial over Revenge Porn website
Replies: 36
Views: 8060

Re: Man faces trial over Revenge Porn website

In fact the defendant is being charged with extortion (two counts to be precise) as well as two different flavours of identity theft and conspiracy to commit identity theft http://oag.ca.gov/news/press-releases/attorney-general-kamala-d-harris-announces-arrest-revenge-porn-website-operator http://oa...
by johnny_7713
Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: California breastfeeding picture controversy
Replies: 236
Views: 37096

Re: California breastfeeding picture controversy

also peeing in Public in Europe (not the UK naturally) isn't frowned on, just like lady lumps - they have urinals in public in Amsterdam However, peeing in public without using those urinals (inside city limits as Diadem already pointed out) is in fact illegal in the Netherlands. It's called 'wildp...
by johnny_7713
Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Syria Civil War Spreads
Replies: 751
Views: 193702

Re: Syria Civil War Threatens to Spread

Of what, betrayal? Because a shitload of the middle east isn't exactly cozy with Iran. And they're even less cozy with ISIS. I'm not saying that we help Iran push ISIS all the way to Israel... just a multi-lateral resolution that unites the Middle East against ISIS's behavior. There's a common enem...
by johnny_7713
Sun Jun 15, 2014 12:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: California breastfeeding picture controversy
Replies: 236
Views: 37096

Re: California breastfeeding picture controversy

That's not specifically American, is it? You'll rarely see a naked breast in public here, outside of the beach. And topless bathing there is a lot less common than it used to be. I know women who would never breastfeed in public, and others who have to push themselves in a bit of a defiant attitude...
by johnny_7713
Sat Jun 14, 2014 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: California breastfeeding picture controversy
Replies: 236
Views: 37096

Re: California breastfeeding picture controversy

mike-l wrote:I always find it so odd that people have a problem with babies eating


The problem is not the babies eating part, the problem is the female breast being visible part; or at least according to American culture / society that's a problem.
by johnny_7713
Mon Jun 09, 2014 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Taliban Releases US POW
Replies: 196
Views: 27945

Re: Taliban Releases US POW

Falling kills nearly ten 9/11s worth of people in the US every year . Number of deaths due to Islamic terrorism on US soil since Sep 10, 2001: ~3,000 Estimated number of deaths due to falling at the same time: ~338,000 How come we have a massive 'war on terror' and not a 'war on falling'? Should we ...
by johnny_7713
Tue May 27, 2014 7:31 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Could we ever replace fossil fuels in aviation?
Replies: 24
Views: 5337

Re: Could we ever replace fossil fuels in aviation?

Replacing fossil fuels in aviation seems to be a relatively difficult "high-hanging fruit" problem that accounts for a small portion of greenhouse gas emissions, compared with other areas like power plants on the ground that account for a large portion of greenhouse gas emissions and foss...
by johnny_7713
Sun May 25, 2014 12:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: EUlections.
Replies: 70
Views: 13841

Re: EUlections.

beojan wrote:
Diadem wrote:First results are in here in The Netherlands, and so far the pro-European parties seem to have won.

How? The media here are saying no results can be declared until voting has closed everywhere in the EU.


There are no official results yet, but exit polls are apparently ok.
by johnny_7713
Sat May 24, 2014 9:34 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1937
Views: 409108

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

speising wrote:that's pretty nice to repair micrometeorite damage in space, for example.


Assuming the healing agents don't just boil off if they're exposed to vacuum; but it would be cool indeed.
by johnny_7713
Tue May 20, 2014 11:00 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: [Trigger warning: classic literature]
Replies: 314
Views: 40254

Re: [Trigger warning: classic literature]

I imagine thats true, but one has to question the value of a forensics degree to someone who can't handle various forms of carnage. Sorry for being unclear, it's an elective course you can take as part of the Aerospace Engineering degree at my uni. Fundamentally it's about learning from engineering...
by johnny_7713
Tue May 20, 2014 8:10 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: [Trigger warning: classic literature]
Replies: 314
Views: 40254

Re: [Trigger warning: classic literature]

I'm currently taking a course in Forensic Engineering. The final exam is to investigate a simulated plane crash. Recently a student at our faculty (who some of the course participants may have known personally) died in a plane crash. Here's how our instructor handled it: 'The final exam will be to i...
by johnny_7713
Fri May 16, 2014 7:52 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: 1 in 4 Americans Apparently Unaware the Earth Orbits the Sun
Replies: 46
Views: 8734

Re: 1 in 4 Americans Apparently Unaware the Earth Orbits the

Slightly off topic, but I was surprised by one of the question on what the New York Times calls "the high school challenge" ( http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/09/02/science/the-high-school-challenge.html ) It read: Sam has one pound of gold on the Moon, while Dylan has one pound of...
by johnny_7713
Wed May 07, 2014 12:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15191
Views: 2705032

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

Police stopping a suspect however are trained to shoot at the legs. This can still be fatal, but in the majority of cases it is not. And it certainly should never be their intent to kill, in fact they should do everything reasonably possible (to the point of accepting light risks to themselves) to ...
by johnny_7713
Mon May 05, 2014 9:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ethnic cleansing of Muslims in CAR, Burma
Replies: 7
Views: 3114

Re: Ethnic cleansing of Muslims in CAR, Burma

An interesting movie trying to explain the situation in CAR: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XhAmRX ... FWTadK6loA
by johnny_7713
Mon May 05, 2014 8:45 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Evolution question - how does complexity arise?
Replies: 201
Views: 29112

Re: Evolution question - how does complexity arise?

It's not by any means clear how life arises on a planet, or even how often, so I think it's basically waffle to say that it's likely or unlikely. To the best of my knowledge all the current evidence points at life only having arisen on Earth once, given that all known organisms appear to share a co...
by johnny_7713
Mon May 05, 2014 7:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Article: WarkaWater: basket uses condensation to make water
Replies: 39
Views: 10327

Re: Article: WarkaWater: basket uses condensation to make wa

Dew or rain is just about the purest water you can get. Much better than the stuff you get from the tap. There's a reason we put chlorine in tap water, to kill all the things that get into it. The only impurities that this water could get is from rolling down the sides of the structure. Bacteria ca...
by johnny_7713
Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Oklahoma Double Execution Botched
Replies: 83
Views: 14991

Re: Oklahoma Double Execution Botched

What? How can they not know how to quickly an painlessly kill a person? Oh, they know. They just don't want to do it. Administering a lethal dose of morphine, for instance, would be "too nice." People who want to kill criminals want to make them suffer, even though they are prohibited fro...
by johnny_7713
Tue Apr 29, 2014 4:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1937
Views: 409108

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

You can't print the rebar itself (or at least not with the same machine that prints the cement) so you'd have to put up the rebar first and then print the cement around it. That sounds like a tricky problem to solve, but it's probably not impossible. Shouldn't be impossible to mount something like ...
by johnny_7713
Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:39 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1937
Views: 409108

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

This one 's cool though: A company in China has used giant 3D printers to make 10 full-sized, detached, single-storey houses in a day, it appears. A private firm, WinSun, used four 10m x 6.6m printers to spray a mixture of cement and construction waste to build the walls, layer by layer, official X...
by johnny_7713
Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:32 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15191
Views: 2705032

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

Never understood the FEMA death camps conspiracy thing. People are a valuable resource, and it's not like we have a food shortage or anything. Who benefits from mass extermination and how? What, the Moon-Jews placed large bets of space-gold with the rest of the Bilderbergs that mass extermination w...
by johnny_7713
Thu Apr 24, 2014 3:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15191
Views: 2705032

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

jareds wrote:Is there a downside to a moral panic over police departments' willingness to engage in paramilitary raids on random residences based on anonymous tips?


No; but the moral panic is more likely to be about Video Games Corrupting Our Youth, rather than about police powers.
by johnny_7713
Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO
Replies: 874
Views: 87082

Re: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO

Two wrongs don't make a right? That's such utter bullshit. It's been really eye opening how loudly oppressive peoples have been griping about the show of force the oppressed have brought to bear here. It's cool to oppress gays and blacks, to be a bigot and a bully. But Eich gets fired, the black pa...
by johnny_7713
Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:40 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15191
Views: 2705032

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

IANAL, but AFAIK Germany has a blanket ban on Nazi / Hitler imagery (except maybe for educational purposes?), so no. I doubt that those laws have built in exceptions for products designed to allow one to defecate on Hitler. INAL either, but I'm German and rather interested in the subject matter. Th...
by johnny_7713
Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:40 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO
Replies: 874
Views: 87082

Re: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO

Also, "being hard on these people will not make them like you, it will only make them angry" is a bullshit argument that I am sick of hearing. The point is not to befriend homophobes and racists. The point is to make them feel bad so they stop doing that thing that they are doing. Who giv...
by johnny_7713
Mon Apr 14, 2014 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15191
Views: 2705032

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

CorruptUser wrote:What about a hitler themed chamberpot? Is that allowed?


IANAL, but AFAIK Germany has a blanket ban on Nazi / Hitler imagery (except maybe for educational purposes?), so no. I doubt that those laws have built in exceptions for products designed to allow one to defecate on Hitler.
by johnny_7713
Mon Apr 14, 2014 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Could we ever replace fossil fuels in aviation?
Replies: 24
Views: 5337

Re: Could we ever replace fossil fuels in aviation?

Commercial (and military for that matter) flights have already been performed on a kerosene / bio-fuel blend. I think those bio-fuels are based on cooking oil, but other options are being researched, including algae-derived bio-fuels and bio-fuels derived from waste gasses from iron/steel production.
by johnny_7713
Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:09 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Could we ever replace fossil fuels in aviation?
Replies: 24
Views: 5337

Re: Could we ever replace fossil fuels in aviation?

There's a lot of discussion of switching over to automobiles that use electricity or alternative fuels like hydrogen. It might even be feasible over time for the whole world to switch entirely to electric or alternative-fuel vehicles. But what about flight? Flight is an essential part of the modern...
by johnny_7713
Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Medicare Payout Inequality
Replies: 38
Views: 6838

Re: Medicare Payout Inequality

Well, perhaps old people don't really need to see, or doctors don't really need 800,000 dollar a year. Difficult question, isn't it? Being blind is pretty bad, but so is driving the same Porsche in summer and winter. Instituting a wage cap will just lead to doctors choosing to practice elsewhere. O...
by johnny_7713
Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:25 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Flight from Malaysia disappeared
Replies: 181
Views: 49926

Re: Flight from Malaysia disappeared

So, apparently it's quite deep . I wonder how difficult this will make recovery (of at least the flight recording instruments). Once the plane has been found, recovery of the black box won't be problem. We have remote controlled crafts that can easily operate on that depth, and they can cut open a ...
by johnny_7713
Mon Apr 07, 2014 7:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Flight from Malaysia disappeared
Replies: 181
Views: 49926

Re: Flight from Malaysia disappeared

So, they might have found the signal from the plane - it's been heard twice now. Mainly just posting so I can voice my amusement at the naval ship sent to find it from the UK being the HMS Echo. To triangulate the position, won't they need multiple ships in the area with synchronized atomic clocks ...
by johnny_7713
Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:15 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Flight from Malaysia disappeared
Replies: 181
Views: 49926

Re: Flight from Malaysia disappeared

I believe the black box gives off some sort of signal for 30days, but you have to be close to it to get the signal. After 30days, i would say there is no hope in trying anymore. I simply find it amazing how CNN has talked about this for weeks literally non-stop. Its not like its a slow news week ei...
by johnny_7713
Sat Mar 22, 2014 1:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Predator vision
Replies: 13
Views: 3951

Re: Predator vision

That's why I wanted to make sure the distinction was clear. Many people think they are the same. IR is basically seeing things with an alternate, normally invisible light. Thermal detects the heat energy output of an object. Thermal doesn't work though water or glass, but IR can as long as there is...
by johnny_7713
Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Iran is building a Fake Aircraft Carrier
Replies: 50
Views: 12883

Re: Iran is building a Fake Aircraft Carrier

While visual IDs haven't mattered since militaries switched to jets , this used to be *unbelievably* important. Shortly after Pearl Habor, US naval anti aircraft were shooting down more US planes than Japanese. Eventually, gunners got better (playing cards and specialized training helped). Fans of ...
by johnny_7713
Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:14 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Flight from Malaysia disappeared
Replies: 181
Views: 49926

Re: Flight from Malaysia disappeared

If you want to steal something off an airplane, it's way way easier just to cut a hole in the airport fence and tape some flashing lights to your van.

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