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  • Mar 28, 2021 05:22 PM
    Last: 7mo
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    Chasin' Twisters Wrote:

    In my amateur opinion, it's pretty simple - the people getting infected now aren't our most vulnerable who often require hospitalization. A large majority of the most vulnerable people in our population have already received one or both of their shots by now, so they are highly unlikely to get sick to the point of needing hospitalization.

    Lots of truth there I think. Govts have a tough job and have to walk a fine line between science, health and keeping the economy open so people can live their lives. I suspect what your wrote plus other factors plays into the logic of reopenings now. Of course there's always politics too.
  • Mar 27, 2021 11:16 AM
    Last: 7mo
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    Yes this is great advice. I'm totally planning on doing this. So do you know anything about Teslas or other electric cars or electric car batteries being able to power houses?? I heard about this in passing during the big winter storm.
  • Mar 28, 2021 07:32 PM
    Last: 7mo
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    I won't get too off into the woods least I not get any replies here but thought that this was worth discussing. The Large Hadron Collider has produced data that suggests the Standard Model in physics, which has been our way of basically understanding the nature of reality for decades, might not be good enough.

    Or said another way, they think there is possibly a 5th force of nature that we don't understand at all.

    Basically in one of their experiments that found that 'beauty quarks' aren't decaying with the same probability as electrons and muons, and this suggests there very well is an entirely different law of physics at play here, beyond the big 4 (being gravity, electromagnetism, and weak and strong nuclear forces).

    Intuitively checks with me. I feel like are understanding of the 'forces of nature' are only no where near complete. But would be wild for Science with all their scrutiny to actually discover, name and normalize a 5th one in our lifetime.

  • Mar 27, 2021 07:21 PM
    Last: 7mo
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    This footage is amazing but unfortunately doesn't seem like it was a cosmic event, instead it was most likely debris from a Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket. Happened March 25th in the pacific northwest. Still very cool lookin.
  • Mar 25, 2021 01:03 PM
    Last: 7mo
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    What's the science behind this? Why can 16 and 17 year olds get the Pfizer vaccine, but you have to be 18 or older to get the J&J or Moderna one? Also by the cutoff at 16? What makes a 16 year old good to get the Pfizer one but not a 15 year old?
  • Mar 20, 2021 04:26 PM
    Last: 7mo
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    Doc Brown Wrote:
    stephenkings Wrote: This is crazy cool! It's like the longest exposure ever taken.
    That certainly IS amazing. But actually the longest exposure ever taken is happening right now. A photographer and artist set a camera to take a 1000 year exposure of Tempe Arizona.
    1000 years? Ok ok, that certainly takes the mantle. Sucks they won't be around to see it finished but I guess that's more of a legacy play.
  • Mar 23, 2021 12:00 PM
    Last: 7mo
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    Lots of theories floating around. Not sure if this is the same one and further explanation of the Pluto one or one in and of itself, but SA has an article about it possibly being a nitrogen iceberg.
  • May 21, 2020 03:14 PM
    Last: 7mo
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    I'm in camp #2. Scientific American has a piece on panpsychism, which is what I think I most align with.

    Does Consciousness Pervade the Universe?

  • Mar 19, 2021 06:22 PM
    Last: 7mo
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    Cat5e vs. Cat6 good read. You might have already seen this as it's the first google search result but if not I think that should answer your question. Unless you are a heavy internet user (crazy downloads and massive uploads regularly) I don't think it much matters, but seems like Cat6 is a little better.

  • Mar 20, 2021 01:36 PM
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    Blockchain technology is the only thing I can think of to help here. You need digital verification of authenticity and a public record with digital signatures via a public blockchain; that would prove real from fake. I think the internet would be a better place in most ways by adopting verification methods like blockchain.

    At the very least you could verify who uploaded the video (verifying the source) and also when the video was uploaded (verifying the timestamp). And then at that point its about trusting the source or not.