Monday, April 10, 2017

You can't build that on mars!

Of course you can and it's just one example. Some things to note... It can be built a lot faster than 3 to 6 months if there were a need. It could be scaled up without taking more time to build. It takes about the same time to build ten of them as to build just one. The hardest part is coming up with the design that meets needs.

When people say a thing can't be done, all they're really saying is they can't do it.

Making microchips!

I want this bug!


Saturday, April 8, 2017

A turning point

Now the world knows we've left the era of Obama's empty talk. The narrative that Trump is a Russian puppet fell apart as well.

This is when the Trump admin. begins to gather steam. He's got the big stick down, now he just needs to learn to talk softly. Perhaps he did with the Chinese?

Friday, April 7, 2017

Thursday, April 6, 2017

The difference between Musk and Bezos

Blue Origin doesn't make a profit and doesn't have to. Bezos could pay for it with Amazon stock for the rest of his life. Musk is a serial profit maker. SpaceX only survives because it makes a profit. Both have ambitions to send people to space. Both intend for them to live there. But Musk has an initial destination of mars with all the resources for a new civilization already there. Bezos just wants them out there. Bezos shied away from saying exactly what those people will be doing. Because he doesn't know how he will get to his vision which is for industry to leave the earth (with laws to enforce it he has suggested.)

Both men's visions will take effort to accomplish, but humans have thousands of years of experience living on a planet and mars is as close to earth-like as any place we will send people to for hundreds, if not thousands, of years.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Why you can always produce a bogus model

Suppose you have real data in a range but want to prove bogus data. It can always be done by introducing a fudge factor.

Your real data will produce a line on a graph. The bogus data would be another line totally unrelated to the first. How do you make them match? By introducing a third fudge factor line that is the difference between the first two and adding that to the real data. The equation that produces that fudge factor line might be complicated or not, but it always exists.

But what happens when you go beyond the range of the initial graph? The illusion is broken because that fudge factor line is unlikely to produce the same bogus result outside the original range.

This is climate science models in a nutshell.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Did they intend to mislead?

As always. They want you to believe Trump is starving old folks.

Also, enforcing the law scares people... it's supposed to.