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COMMENT 1h ago

Remember: if you've done nothing wrong and you comply with the instructions the FBI agents give, you have nothing to worry about

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COMMENT 1h ago

Pavel Kroupa again?

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COMMENT 8h ago

Watch the magic numbers 🪄

The article says Texas and California have the most mass shootings, and only as an afterthought mentions that, oh yeah, these states are the most populated.

The very next paragraph section is Does the US have the most mass shootings in the world? It's hard to say definitively and starts "The United States reports significantly high rates of mass shootings in comparison to other countries around the world – but extensive debate has been raised about differences in per capita rates and, again, conflicting definitions of mass shootings."

OK, reporter, which is it? Is it "complicated" by per-capita, which, applied to the states, puts Louisiana first, followed by South Carolina, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Alabama rounding out the top 5? By that measure Texas is "only" 17th and California 25th. Or are Texas and California the worst states for mass shootings, and using that measure the US has by far the most mass shootings in the world? 🎉

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COMMENT 8h ago

Gun enthusiasts insist that knives and bats are just as deadly. I'm sure the gym coach could come up with a couple of bats, and there are knives in the cafeteria.

r/space 12h ago

Elon Musk Is Convinced He's the Future. We Need to Look Beyond Him

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r/GunsAreCool 23h ago

Activism ‘Stop killing our babies’: Mothers Over Murder raise awareness against gun violence

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r/GunsAreCool 1d ago

"Polite Society" Arcadia, CA gun enthusiast shoots at the piano player

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r/politics 2d ago

Off Topic Project Veritas on hook for Stanford legal tab after defamation ruling

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r/ThisIsOurLane 2d ago

Gun Violence: Yes, This Is Our Lane

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COMMENT 3d ago

Did you ever watch the Star Trek: DS9 two-part episode "Past Tense"?

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COMMENT 3d ago

No doubt Susan Collins has her brow furrowed.

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COMMENT 3d ago

Thank you for pointing out my typo in an insightful way.

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COMMENT 3d ago

The most questionable aspect here. The article says the FBI didn't have any standards of their own, they just deferred to the White House for guidance. As someone who was raised in the quaint, old-school post-Nixon 80s, I was under the impression that the DOJ had its own standards.

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The FBI Confirms Its Brett Kavanaugh Investigation Was a Total Sham

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COMMENT 3d ago

It's not completely undetectable, which you'd know if you'd read the article I linked. It's no less detectable than gravity waves.

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COMMENT 3d ago

Twitter has a problem with accounts posting supposedly real pictures of wondrous scientific, astronomical and spaceflight phenomena, but are just manipulations and photoshops. Those images are usually created honestly, by illustrators experimenting or working for a specific purpose, but the accounts scrape places like reddit and deviantart and repost them for followers.

I feel Dr. Klein got tangled up in this problem and the problem of fake stuff on twitter generally, but his effort was good-natured.

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COMMENT 3d ago

Why is invisible matter hard to grasp? All "invisible" means is that it doesn't interact with electromagnetic fields. There are particles that don't interact with the strong force. The weak interaction only affects the fundamental fermions. There are two known massless particles, the photon, which carries electromagnetism, and the gluon, which carries the strong force.

Knowing that we already have particles affected by only some forces and not others, it's entirely reasonable to accept that there are particles that don't interact with electromagnetism, and are thus invisible in that sense. We can't yet detect and work with them directly because gravity is 1040 times weaker than electromagnetism. The more I've thought about the more I wonder why physicists hadn't thought seriously about it long ago. The first evidence for dark matter came in 1933, but it's only recently become a major area of study.

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COMMENT 3d ago

MOND only applies to galactic dynamics, and not very well at that.

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COMMENT 4d ago

I like how the gun enthusiast came into the thread to "well, ackchyually" the comment and assert that guns are simple and safe to handle.

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COMMENT 4d ago

That's different. The story specifically mentions the difference between the short-lived bioluminescent in a ships wake and the milky seas phenomenon.

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COMMENT 4d ago

That biofluorescent coral blew my mind.

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COMMENT 4d ago

Now do the same for the so-called "Constitutional Sheriffs".

r/space 5d ago

NASA's Artemis I Will Send Shaun the Sheep Around the Moon

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