Spoiling your paper means doing something to it that makes it fail to satisfy the rules for a formal vote. Like ticking every box, writing 1 in every box, handing it in blank even. In Australia we call it an informal vote.
In Australian the informal voting rate is usually single digits.…[Read more]
mmurray commented on the post, SpaceX has launched and landed two used rockets in one weekend 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Thanks for that BBC link Alan. But it contradicts the article above
This second mission, on a brand new Falcon, occurred on the West
Coast, from the Vandenberg Air Force Base.
I haven’t seen any other reports of both Falcon’s being reused. I wonder if New Scientist stuffed up.
Perhaps SpaceX should start naming the Falcon’s so we know…[Read more]
In one sense this may end up being the best outcome for liberals.
More women will be abused in all sorts of ways. The world has a POTUS who wants to use nuclear weapons. More pro-choice judges in the SCOTUS. National Parks destroyed. Climate change accelerated. Yep looking good.
mmurray commented on the post, Wireless Brain-Spine Connection Overcomes Paralysis in Monkey 9 months, 1 week ago
Monkeys with spinal cord damage that paralyzed one leg
Let’s just be clear. This was spinal cord damage caused deliberately by the researchers.
The research was conducted with collaborators in China, Dr. Courtine
said, because Swiss restrictions on animal experiments at the time
would not allow the work.
Sort of animal rendition I guess.
mmurray commented on the post, This is a 3D model of a clitoris – and the start of a sexual revolution 11 months ago
So why not post the image of the 3d model rather than some random graffiti artist (yes I know where the quote is from) ?
@fadeordraw There is an “Other” box you can write anything in but it gets coded in the census as not defined and hence diminishes the “no religion” count.
Worth ignoring the catchy title and looking at the article which you can get for free by following the New York Time link. It’s quite short. The abstract covers it nicely:
In this article, we address the cosmic frequency of technological
species. Recent advances in exoplanet studies provide strong
constraints on all astrophysical terms in…
Let’s hope she doesn’t end up like Aaron Swartz
Probably a good idea if she never travels to the US.
mmurray commented on the post, Monkeys Move Wheelchairs Using Just Their Thoughts 1 year, 4 months ago
For me that is a deeply disturbing image. Have we actually learnt enough from this experiment to justify this ? It seems we have learnt the not particularly surprising result that tapping into the brain works better than electrodes on the scalp. I’d like to see publications like this be required to publish their ethical justifications as well…[Read more]
mmurray commented on the post, NASA wants to build a jet so fast you can fly to any city in six hours 1 year, 5 months ago
Interesting. The jet lag will still suck though.
mmurray commented on the post, 10 Easy Ways You Can Tell For Yourself That The Earth Is Round 1 year, 6 months ago
Have a look at the hundreds of videos on YouTube from people who have sent cameras up high on weather balloons. Are all these people really part of the Illuminati round earth conspiracy ?
Look at a city with high […]