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Re: Scientists make startling discovery

Postby Brekkie » Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:01 pm

I was surprised at the nature of the error. Isn't the FIRST thing you do when you suspect faulty operation to check to make sure all your connections are good? I'm not a particle physicist and even I know that.
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Re: Scientists make startling discovery

Postby Skye1013 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:27 am

Didn't you know Occam's Razor has that fine print where it doesn't apply to particle physicists?
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Re: Scientists make startling discovery

Postby aureon » Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:38 pm

Not when there's thousands of possibly faulty connections.
And it wasn't "broken", it was very slightly damaged.
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Re: Scientists make startling discovery

Postby Fridmarr » Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:12 pm

Well physically checking each connection is probably not realistic, but I would have expected a diagnostic sweep/mock run/simulations etc of some sort tuned enough to catch delays in transmission given the critical nature of small amounts of time in this experiment. That said, if that comes to my mind, it likely did theirs too, so the actual problem likely had a bit of nuance to it that explains how it got missed.
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Re: Scientists make startling discovery

Postby Skye1013 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:59 pm

/necro

Ok, so I couldn't think of any other "sciency" type threads, but I'd say this still (mostly) fits with the thread name (maybe not the "startling" part.) And, it's (imo) pretty cool, too.

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Re: Scientists make startling discovery

Postby Klaudandus » Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:32 pm

but can we clone dinosaurs out of them?
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Re: Scientists make startling discovery

Postby Skye1013 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:39 pm

They aren't mosquitos... so unless the wasp and/or spider was also feeding on dinosaur blood, I'm going to have to say no.
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Re: Scientists make startling discovery

Postby Sagara » Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:37 pm

Klaudandus wrote:but can we clone dinosaurs out of them?


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Re: Scientists make startling discovery

Postby Passionario » Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:35 pm

Klaudandus wrote:but can we clone dinosaurs out of them?

No, but we can do their dailies for Klaxxi rep.
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Re: Scientists make startling discovery

Postby Fridmarr » Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:43 pm

On a different and very sad note, some Italian scientists were convicted of manslaughter for not providing adequate warning about an earthquake that killed some 300 People.

I honestly don't know the scientific arguments around this case so please correct me if I'm way off base here, but my gut reaction is that holding people criminally responsible for something like this, even if they read the warning signs wrong, is a dangerously slippery slope.

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Re: Scientists make startling discovery

Postby halabar » Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:58 pm

Fridmarr wrote:On a different and very sad note, some Italian scientists were convicted of manslaughter for not providing adequate warning about an earthquake that killed some 300 People.

I honestly don't know the scientific arguments around this case so please correct me if I'm way off base here, but my gut reaction is that holding people criminally responsible for something like this, even if they read the warning signs wrong, is a dangerously slippery slope.

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Re: Scientists make startling discovery

Postby Klaudandus » Mon Oct 22, 2012 1:02 pm

Those shoddy contractors are part of the mafia, the scientists arent.
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Re: Scientists make startling discovery

Postby degre » Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:38 pm

I think is a poor translation, as what is happening is similarly idiot but slightly different.

There was some retard trying to make a name for himself and announcing a big one coming based on some radon crap, gained quite a following and there was panic in the population, so these scientists invited to calm and pushed in the opposite direction, preaching calm and trying to chill out people saying that was just a quake swarm and nothing big was coming.

Based on these they have put on trial the scientists trying to calm the public, as they claim that by inviting the population to chill and saying that nothing was coming, the population didn't react properly when the big one came.

What pisses me off is not only that they have put on trial the people that tried to avoid panic spread, but that the retard that started and fuelled all the panic is not being trialled instead.
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Re: Scientists make startling discovery

Postby Koatanga » Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:46 pm

degre wrote:I think is a poor translation, as what is happening is similarly idiot but slightly different.

There was some retard trying to make a name for himself and announcing a big one coming based on some radon crap, gained quite a following and there was panic in the population, so these scientists invited to calm and pushed in the opposite direction, preaching calm and trying to chill out people saying that was just a quake swarm and nothing big was coming.

Based on these they have put on trial the scientists trying to calm the public, as they claim that by inviting the population to chill and saying that nothing was coming, the population didn't react properly when the big one came.

What pisses me off is not only that they have put on trial the people that tried to avoid panic spread, but that the retard that started and fuelled all the panic is not being trialled instead.


Correct me if I have it wrong, but what I think you're saying is a guy predicted a big one, then the rational scientists calmed people down so they weren't prepared when the big one came. Whether through luck, legitimate science, or quackery, it sounds to me as if the original guy did predict a big one, so why should he be put on trial? He may have something with his radon crap that might warrant further investigation. Or it could be dumb luck.
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Re: Scientists make startling discovery

Postby Klaudandus » Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:52 pm

that makes as much sense as me panicking the world because I say there's a big asteroid, that somehow remains undetected, that is gonna hit earth on december...

I have no proof, and if I am right its pure dumb luck...
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