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  1. I've read that the iPhone 5C uses a Toshiba 16GB flash memory chip. What's so difficult about pulling the chip out of the phone and sticking it into a memory reader?
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    Donald Trump

    Trump has recently made some controversial remarks about "enhanced interrogation techniques" "I'd bring back waterboarding," Trump said during a February 7 debate. "And I'd bring back a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding." "I have made it clear in my campaign that I would support and endorse the use of enhanced interrogation techniques if the use of these methods would enhance the protection and safety of the nation. Though the effectiveness of many of these methods may be in dispute, nothing should be taken off the table when American lives are at stake. The enemy is cutting off the heads of Christians and drowning them in cages, and yet we are too politically correct to respond in kind." The above quote is an excerpt from an OP-ED attibuted to Trump in USA Today. See http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2016/02/15/donald-trump-torture-enhanced-interrogation-techniques-editorials-debates/80418458/ Is Trump suggesting that the USA should "respond in kind" by holding public spectacles where Muslim POWs are either beheaded or drowned in cages? Bad idea in my opinion.
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    Donald Trump

    Trump's idea of what he thinks is entertaining seems to be somewhat moronic. This is illustrated by citing a couple of his Tweets: "I cant believe Apple isnt moving faster to create a larger iPhone screen. Bring back Steve Jobs!" Note that this Tweet is from 2013. Steve Jobs died in 2011. Another of Trump's tweets from 2013: "So, lets get this right. Steve Jobs dies and leaves his wife everything-billions of dollars. Now his wife has a boyfriend (lover). Oh Steve!"
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    Donald Trump

    I would expect that winning the New Hampshire primary is good for a candidate's ego, but isn't necessarily indicative of the outcome of the electoral process. See: New Hampshire primary history: Candidates who won the state but weren't elected president, 1984-2012 http://www.newsday.com/news/nation/new-hampshire-primary-history-candidates-who-won-the-state-but-weren-t-elected-president-1984-2012-1.11452090
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    Iowa Caucuses!

    Funny, but Iowa apparently does award delegates on the basis of coin tosses.See "Sometimes, Iowa Democrats award caucus delegates with a coin flip" http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/elections/presidential/caucus/2016/02/02/sometimes-iowa-democrats-award-caucus-delegates-coin-flip/79680342/
  6. That's a good point. It's a part of the political lore that those who watched the 1960 debate between Kennedy and Nixon thought Kennedy had won, but those who listened to it on the radio thought Nixon had won. See http://content.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,2021078,00.html
  7. Research in this area is ongoing.I've had the opportunity to be a subject in this type of research. I was asked to perform simple tasks or to look at simple drawings while my head was in an MRI machine. The researchers were able to use the images that they obtained to determine which parts of my brain were active while I performed the specified tasks. I wasn't the only research subject, but was perhaps one of 50 people they called in and perform this same experiment on.
  8. They make educational equipment to the demonstrate feedback control in magnetic levitation. See http://www.feedback-instruments.com/products/education/control_instrumentation/magnetic_levitation_system
  9. Carl Jung and his followers believe it to be true. See https://dtcproject.wordpress.com/collective/
  10. Your ideas about a "personality firmware" seem to be similar to the idea of a "collective unconscious" as elucidated by Carl Jung. Here is one explanation by Jung of the meaning of a "collective unconscious": See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collective_unconscious In other words similar stimuli can result in different individuals having similar dreams, because what they share is a collective unconscious and not because they are somehow telepathically communicating while they are dreaming.
  11. This research could also be of interest: Triggering sleep slow waves by transcranial magnetic stimulation (or TMS). And from this same paper: See http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17483481
  12. See http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/brain-games/articles/brain-games-watch-this-perception-facts/
  13. I agree. And most of the innovators who ended up being part of the top 1 percent and created wealth for the top 1 percent weren't born into that top 1 percent, Steve Jobs being the most prominent recent example.
  14. If you wrote a science fiction short story or novella based on this premise, many persons (myself included) would likely read it. But you would have to demonstrate how a world like that would be sustainable. In the past any society which considered that only the lives of an elite mattered had to rely on slave labor to keep functioning.
  15. Research duo discover why non-Newtonian fluids harden on impact http://www.phys.org/news/2012-07-duo-non-newtonian-fluids-harden-impact.html
  16. Those are interesting observations. In my own case I've noticed that I can remember more clearly the way someone had briefly looked at me 10 years ago when I was awake than I can remember the content of my previous night's dream.I'm 67 years of age and also wonder if age effects the way that the brain sorts and assimilates information, compared to when one is younger.
  17. excerpted from chapter 53 of the book "Innocence" by Dean Koontz Dean Koontz's understanding of cosmology is a bit off. All the matter of the Universe is embedded in space which is currently expanding in all directions at a speed greater than the speed of light. But the matter in the universe is not expanding toward a void in the way that Koontz is visualizing it. It is the energy of space which drives the expansion and which carries the matter of the universe along with it, rather than the matter of the universe exploding into a void like the fragments of an exploded hand grenade.
  18. There is an interesting question being experimentally researched that is related to your speculations: See WHY THERES MORE MATTER THAN ANTIMATTER IN THE UNIVERSE
  19. Inspiration can sometimes come from taking an interdisciplinary approach to problem solving. Check out the work people are doing in a field unrelated to your own, and consider whether an approach that they are using could be applied to your own area of investigation.
  20. See http://www.hawking.org.uk/space-and-time-warps.html
  21. This fellow has pretty good technique. He provides entertainment during the Christmas to New Years period in downtown Baltimore.
  22. I'm curious as to what concept or meaning you were attempting to convey by your use of the word "legitimately" in that sentence. Are you suggesting that it can be legitimate to be indifferent as to whether or not yourself or others are the victims of a terrorist attack?
  23. There might be a simpler way to solve your wifi connection problem. I have an android cellphone and an android tablet. I can configure my android cellphone to be a wifi hotspot, and connect my tablet to my cell phone via wifi. My cellphone's carrier (t-mobile) provides the data link.
  24. I believe that you meant orthogonal, not octagonal.
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