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Tossing your privacy policies

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Donald L. Engel Sep 25. 5 Replies

The following companies just betrayed billions of peopleThese companies are lobbying for "hugely unpopular surveillance legislation that's been lambasted by privacy groups and security…Continue

Tags: surveillance, privacy, Cyber Threat Information Sharing, cybersecurity

Unsustainable Bitcoin

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 3. 2 Replies

... Bitcoin about 5,033 times more energy intensive, per transaction, than VISA... Bitcoin’s power usage per transaction isn’t remotely sustainable as a wholesale replacement for the conventional financial system.... According to my calculation, a…Continue

Tags: transaction costs, sustainability, Bitcoin

What Be Your Nerd Type?

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Michael Penn Sep 3. 57 Replies the test and see what you get.This is what I am -Science/Math nerd and Gamer/Computer Nerd…Continue

The best trailers and talks of San Diego Comic-Con

Started by Steph S. Jul 15. 0 Replies

San Diego Comic-Con was last week, and our sister site IGN descended upon the…Continue

The Avengers - Age of Ultron

Started by Steph S. Apr 27. 0 Replies

Here is the website and trailer to the movie coming out May 1, 2015.I am looking forward to seeing this movie.…Continue

10 bold predictions for 2015

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Joseph P Apr 14. 5 Replies

Life extension is one of the hottest topics around these days, but that…Continue

1000 years from now: What will we be like?

Started by Idaho Spud. Last reply by Joseph P Apr 14. 4 Replies

What will humans be like in 100 years?  1000?  One million?  One trillion?My main reason for this discussion is to see if my thinking is that far off.  I’ve mentioned this subject several times before on Atheist Nexus, in relation to living forever,…Continue

Tags: bodies, mechanical, Future

Not-really-free smartphone apps

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joseph P Apr 2. 10 Replies

Ads in free mobile apps have hidden costs for both users and developersThose free smartphone apps actually cost you plenty.Advertising may allow developers…Continue

Tags: free apps

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Comment by Edward R. Bennett on February 15, 2012 at 5:17pm

@Idaho Spud

I guess it depends on how far past the decimal you go, or how into math someone is? This is how it is commonly suppose to be interpreted by the common Joe.

3(3.14 - 0.14) = 9

Comment by Steph S. on February 15, 2012 at 4:54pm

Awesome - thanks Ruth!

Comment by AtheistTech on February 15, 2012 at 3:37pm

"a day..." That is great Ruth!

Simple things entertain my simple mind.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 15, 2012 at 3:05pm

Comment by Steph S. on February 15, 2012 at 12:34pm
Welcome to the group Jessica!
Comment by Steph S. on February 15, 2012 at 10:04am

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 14, 2012 at 11:31am

Interesting clock Edward.  However, being the nit-picker I am, it seems to me the number at the 9s place is really 9.00477796077..........

Correct me if I'm wrong.

Comment by Tony Carroll on February 13, 2012 at 11:13pm

Thanks. Makes more sense if it can be either particle. All the examples I was reading were showing the positive particle left behind. Maybe was just convenient, or I was reading it wrong. Either way , I thank you very much. I appreciate it. Peace and long life.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 13, 2012 at 10:34pm

The virtual particle pairs are a matter particle and an antimatter particle. Whichever is randomly closer to the event horizon gets swallowed and the other one becomes a real particle which escapes.

Comment by Tony Carroll on February 13, 2012 at 9:17pm

Hey science nerds out there. I enjoy reading about quantam mechanics, even though I understand maybe 1% of 1% of what I read. It makes my brain melt and leak out my ears. Anyway, maybe one of you guys can explain Hawking radiation to me. As I understand, when a virtual pair of particles are created near a black hole, before annihilation can take place, one falls into the black hole, while the other remains. True? And the one left is the positive particle, therefore wouldn't that cause a net positive sum value to the universe? Wouldn't that cancel out dark energy to some extent?  I'm really having a hard time understanding this, and my brain is melting faster than usual. Thanks for any input. Peace.


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