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by Betruger
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Skynet is coming.
Replies: 799
Views: 210570

Re: Skynet is coming.

Chess has finite and well defined rules. A computer outdoing the grand masters was inevitable. When computers can outperform humans on not so well defined tasks it may be time to worry. Outperform will be too late to worry. By the time AI improvise whatever weird but effective AI heuristics that is...
by Betruger
Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2286
Views: 586238

Re: SpaceX News

Maui wrote:What lights my fuse is people that go fishing for the political opinion they don’t like, then rant when the get it.

Merry Christmas!
I might be dense. Was that for me?
by Betruger
Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2286
Views: 586238

Re: SpaceX News

The myopia and/or hypocrisy of those people really lights my fuse. NIMBYs, think-of-the-children, tall poppies, etc.
by Betruger
Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2286
Views: 586238

Re: SpaceX News

Comments about the benefits of the space program or Mars is based on little understanding. To compliment that level I will point out that Mars has plenty of water, the key is warming it up. That in itself is an extensive problem. After that other things fall into place- though the time it takes dep...
by Betruger
Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: News
Topic: Unusual Looking Space Rock
Replies: 10
Views: 7360

Veni, vedi, velli

Yeah. Anyway really interesting shape and a real shame we can't probe the shit out of it.
by Betruger
Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2286
Views: 586238

Re: SpaceX News

Maui wrote:That is all.
Insert internet argument that it's such a waste of $$$ that coulda saved so many kids from starving and could've gone to protect our planet and/or not been wasted risking to infect a brand new planet with our bacteria.
by Betruger
Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2286
Views: 586238

Re: SpaceX News

If a BFR thrusting off its pad doesn't wake em up...
by Betruger
Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: News
Topic: Unusual Looking Space Rock
Replies: 10
Views: 7360

Re: Unusual Looking Space Rock

It looks like a splatter of mildly viscous matter. Couldn't it just be a spurt of ejecta that cooled into that same original shape it was jettisoned as, and be one of a few/the one stray ejectus that got away?
by Betruger
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Factor X have we finally found the fountain of Youth?
Replies: 372
Views: 161398

Re: Factor X have we finally found the fountain of Youth?

No hurry here. No old pets and not near enough old age to consider it. I'll wait and see. Curing aging is the number one issue mankind faces today and for the foreseeable (by current standards) future. Nothing else compares. I have yet to see any sufficient reason against it. Even climate change is ...
by Betruger
Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Crime and Punishment: Oklahoma (& Texas) style!
Replies: 981
Views: 211075

Re: Crime and Punishment: Oklahoma (& Texas) style!

For better or worse the US is past the point of no return for firearms. It is a force multiplier, whether or not it's an equalizer, and the US will pay the price for any firearmed-manifestation of its cultural ills. Cause like all other human clans, above all else the USA lives and dies by its cultu...
by Betruger
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2668
Views: 763468

Re: Mach Effect progress

Since I only used spouting and you used suckering It is easy to get sucked into something promising, but even harder to admit when one is wrong if it doesn't pan out. go around stating something definitively They don't "go around", they state things as formally as anyone else. They do not state it ...
by Betruger
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2668
Views: 763468

Re: Mach Effect progress

ScottL wrote: That is not to say their measurements are errors, but I would like to see more evidence. My position is completely reasonable and not pathological at all.
You argue this subtlety yet you can't see that using the words spouting and suckering is hyperbole and insult.
by Betruger
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Go Navy!
Replies: 325
Views: 117946

Re: Go Navy!

A sight for sore eyes.
by Betruger
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2668
Views: 763468

Re: Mach Effect progress

I can't speak for TD but I doubt you'd say it to Woodward, nevermind Rodal.