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  1. Most of the US debt is owed to ourselves. Only ~34% is owed to foreign investors. Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. We'll print a bit, cut back a bit and the country will continue. I'm more curious if the crisis will cause the EU to become more like the US structurally. A dominant central government with subordinate local governments. Interesting to consider the possibilities. In the old days political integration was done at sword point. This might be the modern version.
  2. People tend to riot less. Historically it has gone on for most of recorded history in one form or another. Be better for all of us if our governments lived within a budget, but I honestly don't see that happening anytime soon. The trick is to do the exact opposite of this. I live on interest free credit and the government is kind enough to devalue the loan amounts for me. Normally though the loan companies charge interest above the amount they expect the money to devalue. I'm sure they keep track of it, but provided the government doesn't go crazy or impose low interest
  3. At least part of the problem is these governments can't print their way out of debt like they would do normally. Really need political as well as fiscal union. I was hearing something about France having issues too. Most concerned they'll do a repeat of Cyprus. Could shake faith in the modern financial system not limited to EU.
  4. Which deity would that be? Odin, FSM, Hadad, Arma...
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    A number of hunters and non-hunters are accidentally shot each year. Presumably Bigfoot looks less human than our fellow humans and yet we still shoot them on a regular basis. Best explanation I've ever heard was in one of Jim Butcher's short stories. Magical invisibility, rapid healing, and a ton of intelligence. That would be about what it would take for a breeding population to stay off the radar.
  6. I recommend starting over at the beginning. Explain how Fuller's jitterbug is supposed to work and maybe we can find some equivalencies. If it is part of a useful methodology I would like to know. I'm just not going to go out of my way to understand an alternative method if I already have a valid one at hand. I can't imagine most people are any different. Try and just present your case. If you start crusading against "injustice" you are just going to get banned and none of the mod's will lose any sleep over it.
  7. You are probably going to have to go lower tech. If you have the money/skills/access you could manage it. Looking up custom DNA costs would be the place to start. Most plants will pick up a given dye in their water supply quite readily. Glycerine I just recommend so you can also preserve the result. Simpler and less expensive.
  8. What about just setting the cut flower in a mixture of fluorescent dye and glycerin?
  9. I'm mostly withholding judgement until we observe Hawking radiation. I don't doubt it does exist, I just don't like too much speculation on a speculation. Anyways I think that is what OP is roughly describing. The possibility of Baryon number conservation violation. Considering we have real world observable violations, it is likely not the issue it has been made out to be. I was thinking it might instead obey B-L conservation. Just a best fit approach though, not something I'd want to take to the bank.
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    Innuendo Bingo

    [latex]\frac{-eL\lambda R}{2N_{A}}= f\mu ckm_{e}[/latex]
  11. Maybe thinking of Binary Translation? Includes both static and dynamic binary translation. Ternary and reversible logic gates are what tends to come up most often when talking about quantum computing. Most systems have some sort of trade-off, though I think reversible logic gates have a lot of promise.
  12. AFAICT = As far as I can tell I mean in general why compare an electron to a muon instead of the tau? Fuller came up with or popularized a number of novel concepts, many in widespread use today, but he was still fairly eccentric. If his writings give you additional insight, all the better, but most will be approaching a given problem from a different direction.
  13. Why would you compare the two? Fuller's Synergistics isn't widely accepted, which will likely be a stumbling block here...
  14. I look for references, the quality of the publisher and the credentials of the author. This: http://www.nature.com/ja/journal/v58/n1/abs/ja20051a.html is a good example. On peer reviews, they are generally done at the publisher level. There may or may not be an actual "review" written out somewhere. Certainly though any good publisher will have one done prior to publishing the paper.
  15. Subjective as to what constitutes a "defect". Either way though still a case of using your intelligence to directly counter the evolutionary mechanism. Don't want to get too deep into designer genetics. Everyday technology is much more real world impacting. Not going to make genes disappear overnight, but neither will you be limited by them.
  16. I think you've chanced upon the Information Paradox. There are thoughts that if Hawking radiation does exist, then the informational content is preserved in some other fashion. Very open ended subject at the moment.
  17. Makes sense. Hadn't looked at them from that angle before though. Mainly concerned about them leading to the death of healthy cells under low oxygen conditions. Would save a number of lives if we could alter their code. Just need to be free to do so without concern for causing cancer ourselves or giving cancer an edge.
  18. That, generalized treatment at the DNA/RNA level, and overhauling Mitochondria. Calorie restriction is one method we could use today. Can cause significant health and wellness issues though.
  19. Probably the group size is relatively small. Knowledge/Acceptance of one's own death and possessing information they feel is necessary to share. On a number of occasions death bed confessions are met with skepticism. Either being seen as senile ramblings or attention seeking. Reprisal,against friends,and family. Not uncommon,to this day...
  20. I think it would be more than 3 years anyways. There are a number of longevity techniques we can't use presently, because they stand a good chance of causing cancer themselves.
  21. That's okay though since black people were savages a few hundred years before that... That is where that sort of logic takes you. Nowhere good.
  22. The physics book would be testable in a way the religious books are not. Really the answer to the original question. You can test everything and work through the logic to arrive at your own conclusion.
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