richanddead

Registered bored user

richanddead wrote:
Yeah, he played on sin city right?

richanddead wrote:
monkwarrior mrteatime squrlz4ever

The major problem with the moon is the dust and gravity. The dust is the main problem though, it is basically razor-sharp grit made of inorganic stone and powdered glass. Not only can this sand and cut away at any station they may set up but scientists have found that it can actually, over time, open up sealed gaskets that seal the interior from outer space. Solar wind also charges the dust with thousands of volts of electricity that can suddenly be released when using electronic equipment.

The other problem is that the gravity on the moon is far far less than on Mars. This makes muscles atrophy at a far higher rate, even if the astronaut works out frequently. It also may even lead to changes in the blood chemistry that result in death.

The moon also has no atmosphere allowing much larger amounts of highly energetic particles to reach astronauts. Most people don't know but during the Apollo program, astronauts reported seeing flashes of light around every 2-3 minutes. It turned out that it was powerful cosmic rays literally shooting through their spacesuits and heads. It's what's called the Cosmic ray visual phenomena. It also means that the temperature swings by about 500 degrees Fahrenheit between sunlight and the earth's shadow. 
 
It's important to note that astronauts face all of the same problems on Mars too, but all to a lesser severity. Yet it's also important to note that we aren't traveling there just to travel there. We intend to learn more about the creation of our solar system, the odds of creating a life on a planet, and also about how other planet age and behave. The moon is basically just a mass of debris from asteroid impacts and isn't able to answer our questions to the degree Mars can.

These are just a few of the reasons though if you're really interested here is some articles on it:
http://www.nature.com/news/2007/070129/full/news070129-16.html
http://www.airspacemag.com/space/stronger-than-dirt-8944228/
http://www.nss.org/settlement/mars/zubrin-colonize.html

richanddead wrote:
irk 

Thanks, had the same problem as Gerry
richanddead wrote:
Gerry1of1

A US dollar will go a little under twice as far in China than it does in America. For instance, if we use the "Big Mac index" (which measures purchasing power), the average price of a Big Mac in America in January 2017 was $5.06; in China, it was only $2.83. That breaks down to around 1.79, so $450 x 1.79 = $805.50. So $805.50 / by 4 weeks = $201.38 per week or $33.56 per day because they work 6 days per week. So if we take $33.56 per day and divided it by the 10.5 hours they work, each hour their work is comparatively like working for around $3.20 per hour in the US.

This might seem very low and you might ask why the choose to work there, but much of it has to do with the overwhelming size of the population in China, at around 1,387,107,000. In the US the population is only around 324,913,000, which means that China has a population around 4.27 times the size of the US and the equilibrium value of production of an individual worker is 4.27 less than in the US because the supply of workers is so much more. If china had a population around the size of the US these workers would need to be paid around $13.60 per hour to create the same incentive to work there.

It is also important to note that by doing it this way China has reduced the poverty in its country from 88 percent in 1981 to 6.5 percent in 2012 according to the World Bank. Comparatively, poverty in the US has increased by about 2-3% in the same period of time.


TLDR: It's like getting paid only $3.20 per hour in the US, but because China is overpopulated it creates the same incentive to work as $13.60 per hour in the US. Doing it this way has also greatly reduced the levels of poverty in China.
richanddead wrote:
squrlz4ever 

From what I found, she donates to the Walkabout Foundation, Aids Life, Children's Aid Society (also was an Honorary Chair member for them), Habitat for Humanity, and United Cerebral Palsy. She also set up a shoe sale on QVC in 2014 to fight breast cancer, it raised about $44 million.

As a political figure, she advised her father on women's issues, meets with families who have had loved ones die in war, and has refused to be paid as a federal employee.
richanddead wrote:
The article that was linked said he was being moved because he had originally been put on the principal's committee to keep an eye on Mr. Flynn. Yet now Trump is mimicking how Bush's and Obama's councils were set up. In fact, it says that "he will still play a role in national security decisions" and "still maintains the highest level of security clearance in the West Wing." 
richanddead wrote:
stevopusser

Welcome to IAB! He was joking, people have a way of doing that on here, especially Gerry1of1. casaledana also said that he "went back in time and pushed her out of the tree."  you said it yourself:

No one thinks that the landscape is static, especially over millions of years!

richanddead wrote:
marsii 

As I said before "I do enjoy pointing out where you're wrong, but trust me I don't care about you or what you think." It's ok though I don't think your inability to read is related to you being on the left, rather I think you individually are just a fool.   
richanddead wrote:
marsii
What's stupid is believing your privacy is secure when you use technology. It's true that I do enjoy pointing out where you're wrong, but trust me I don't care about you or what you think and I'm not going to loose any sleep over the fact that you think I'm "part of the problem." But you go and believe whatever you want if it makes you feel better.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
richanddead wrote:
normalfreak2 

You seem to be getting a little anal about what I said. ;)
richanddead wrote:
marsii

Awww, did I get you upset because I stated a fact?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
richanddead wrote:
Am I the only one who thinks some sort of investigation should take place, even if it looks like the remains appear to be a legal cremation?
richanddead wrote:
Hope the Russians catch them, anybody who does this deserves to end up in Black Dolphin.
richanddead wrote:
Privacy on technology is only a mindset people have, it's not actually real.
richanddead wrote:
fancylad 

If you think that's bad check out what "jenkem" is.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jenkem
richanddead wrote:
insaneai
Can you find some verification of that? That would be really interesting if it were true yet from what I'm finding it may just be an urban legend. https://www.quora.com/Survival-skills-can-a-person-drink-sea-water-through-their-anus-to-avoid-having-the-salt-absorbed

From what I'm finding it started during the British gin craze as a way to make people drunker.
richanddead wrote:
melcervini 
no no no, "butt weed" is the problem.
richanddead wrote:
fancylad and kalron27

The NSA documents show that they are not able to spy on everyone in Tor all the time but that they do have a surveillance system that uses complex algorithms to spot patterns in the signals entering and leaving the Tor network, to try to de-anonymise specific users.

Even if we aren't allowed to, we will coordinate with ally foreign intelligence services and have them hack us to skirt around any domestic legal issues. That's why the NSA coordinates with GCHQ to find Tor users. We even build their spying technology for them because of this. Look at who built and funded the British Tempora and MUSCULAR and Gemany's Project 6 global surveillance programs and where that information is shared.

It's why I say it really doesn't matter how much you hamper our own intelligence agencies, other countries will still be listening in. You can stop the NSA from collecting things like metadata but you better believe someone else will pick up the slack on our dime.

Even the service provider's spy on people and willingly give the data to foreign intelligence services, Verizon is known by the codenamed "Dracon" in the intelligence community and British Telecommunications is codenamed "Remedy."

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2013/aug/02/telecoms-bt-vodafone-cables-gchq

Privacy on technology is only a mindset people have, it's not actually real.
richanddead wrote:
This can increase your privacy but if the government wants to know what you're saying Tor isn't going to stop them. Tor's founder admitted that government agents would only need to seize five Tor directory authority servers to completely hijack the network and if you think they don't already know that and aren't secretly doing it, you're being naive.

 In 2014 a hacker group named Lizard Squad took control of over 3000 relays, nearly half of Tor's total number, so they could eavesdrop on Tor users. Tor even reported that earlier that year an unknown attacker had used malicious relays to potentially capture data using far fewer nodes.

Even the former acting HHS cyber security director, Timothy DeFoggi, got caught in a child pornography ring despite using Tor. 

From the Department of Justice: 

“Using the same technological expertise he employed as Acting Director of Cyber Security at HHS, DeFoggi attempted to sexually exploit children and traffic in child pornography through an anonymous computer network of child predators,” said Assistant Attorney General Caldwell.  “But dangerous criminals cannot be allowed to operate on-line with impunity.  Today’s sentence shows that the Department of Justice will bring criminals and child predators to justice, even when they employ anonymous networks like Tor.
After Timothy DeFoggi was sentenced, even Kevin Mitnick tweeted out "I guess TOR didn't protect this scumbag."
richanddead wrote:
There's another similarity between MJ and some of the great song-and-dancers of Hollywood's Golden Age: They were raised by entertainers to be entertainers and started very early. 

I didn't think about that, but it seems your right. Looking into the Nicholas Brothers, it seems they were attending vaudeville acts and learning to dance at the age of 3. Kudos, good call.

There was a cost and in some cases, that cost was pretty steep.

No doubt, I remember learning that in certain clubs during that time, if you didn't know how to dance, other dancers would kick at your ankles to try to break them and get you off the dance floor. Hell, look at Jelly Roll Morton for instance. He wasn't a dancer but a jazz artist, yet in 1923 when his trombonist, Zue Robertson, was getting sleepy after a full day and night of recording he started messing up. Jelly stopped his playing, stared right at Robertson and pulled out his pistol and placed it on top of his piano. Jelly said it was his way of letting Robertson know that he had one more chance and his life depended on it. Odd to think that the entertainment industry could really be life or death back in those days.
richanddead wrote:
thezigrat and @broizfam 

I would resubmit the posts again, zigrat you said you couldn't see some of the images on this site either, right. There might be a glitch preventing some of what you're posting from being sent to the back end where Fancylad can see. It could also be true that Fancy just doesn't prefer science posts, but I would give him the benefit of the doubt, he posted my science posts.

Also how detailed are you making your posts, if it's just like a URL to a site or something, he may not have even noticed what it was. 
richanddead wrote:
thething911 

Wow, so because you can't explain how you see the comment as racist you flaunt your ignorance by criticizing me for having a wide vocabulary, brilliant. 

You can't even see that your comments are dripping with irony. You whine that O'Reilly saying "I was looking at the James Brown wig" is a racist comment, yet you make statements like "Everytime it's a racial issue, by fucking christ, do white men get their shit in such a knot." 

As I said before, the real disgusting double standard is that in this instance, the very people claiming to stand against racism, can't see beyond it.