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Author Topic: Facts about Facts?  (Read 2021 times)
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« on: December 23, 2012, 05:45:17 PM »

An interesting article, to me anyway, maybe you too.
Some are questionable, that's why the ?.

27 Science Fictions That Became Science Facts In 2012

http://www.buzzfeed.com/d...became-science-facts-in-2
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« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2012, 06:42:30 PM »

Well, it looks like a good read

Thanks
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« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2012, 06:43:53 PM »

The solar power panels at $0.40 per watt look very good! cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2012, 06:48:55 PM »

Veddy interrrestink.  (That works better verbally than visually, methinks  Grin.)

Can't ya just imagine what tract housing would look like with that 3D printer?  Or what FEMA might - I did say might! - do with it?

And at my age, some of the prosthetic stuff is starting to look really attractive!  (Sixty-ninth birthday today, so I'm now officially sixty-eight (68)(and, fortunately, still counting) .)

But I have to wonder.  With the robot(s), driverless cars, pilotless spacecraft, and brain hacking,  how much longer are we going to be around/tolerated  undecided tongue?!?
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« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2012, 07:06:33 PM »

Most of that stuff was just "kinda neat", but feels a bit peripheral to how regular life feels. The winner of the article is the Driverless Car. That's the one I think will lead to wholesale cultural adjustments. (But can they handle NY Cabbies using legally-questionable moves!?)
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« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2012, 07:16:30 PM »

Most of that stuff was just "kinda neat", but feels a bit peripheral to how regular life feels. The winner of the article is the Driverless Car. That's the one I think will lead to wholesale cultural adjustments. (But can they handle NY Cabbies using legally-questionable moves!?)

If the driverless cars are built with any kind of failsafe functionality, life will definitely slow down - it'll take three (3) time as long to get almost anywhere  tongue.
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« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2012, 08:32:34 PM »

  And then there are all the science "facts" that they taught us in school years ago that are now science "fiction"....
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« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2012, 09:00:16 PM »

  And then there are all the science "facts" that they taught us in school years ago that are now science "fiction"....

Maybe more like science friction ... it just slows things down  Grin.
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« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2012, 09:27:11 PM »

  And then there are all the science "facts" that they taught us in school years ago that are now science "fiction"....

Maybe more like science friction ... it just slows things down  Grin.

That reminds me. It's time to take a brake.




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« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2012, 03:20:27 AM »

Sixty-ninth birthday today
Is that a fact? tongue

Congrats, Barn, beerchug "Make a good day..." smiley
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« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2012, 12:21:33 PM »

And at my age, some of the prosthetic stuff is starting to look really attractive!  (Sixty-ninth birthday today, so I'm now officially sixty-eight (68)(and, fortunately, still counting)

Sounds like you are counting down. Do you have some kind of Benjamin Button thing going on?  smiley
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« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2012, 12:38:49 PM »

And at my age, some of the prosthetic stuff is starting to look really attractive!  (Sixty-ninth birthday today, so I'm now officially sixty-eight (68)(and, fortunately, still counting)

Sounds like you are counting down. Do you have some kind of Benjamin Button thing going on?  smiley

Nope.  Birthdays start at year zero (0) - the date you come out of the womb  Wink - but our age reflects the number of years we've been alive, so we're all one (1) year younger than our most recent birthday count  smiley.
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« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2012, 01:39:23 PM »

I think it's that you have completed 69 years and now into your 70th.
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« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2012, 01:56:07 PM »

Eastern Age Reckoning

I don't know if I agree with the Lunar New Year aspect. But 1 year of age at birth seems more reasonable than 0 since the gestation period is 9 months.  Maybe on the first anniversary of one's birth a person should be considered 1.75??

Also your method has the detrimental effect of requiring a husband to get his wife an anniversary gift on his wedding day.

Instead of kissing the bride he gives her a gift certificate to Bloomies.  smiley

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« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2012, 02:09:11 PM »

I think it's that you have completed 69 years and now into your 70th.

Nope, I've completed sixty-eight (68), but that was the sixty-ninth birthday when you count the original date of birth.  It's an awkward concept, but it is, in line with this topic, fact  tongue.
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