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Alain Van Hout
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Lovely. I wish every human on earth looks at it that way.
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You forgot "natural," "organic," and "contains no GMOs."

LOL by the way, thank you for that.
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"[T]here are pros and cons to Earth-sized planets orbiting in the habitable zones of M-stars. The pros are easy: M-stars are more numerous, they’re less likely to have giant worlds in there, they’re longer lived that the Sun, they’re more stable in luminosity over time than the Sun, they give off less ionizing radiation, and their planets are in closer orbit and thus better protected from chance encounters originating from interplanetary or interstellar space.

But the cons are rough:

* more frequent and nastier solar flares,
* less energy available from starlight/sunlight for spurring life processes,
* and tidal locking is a much greater danger at such close distances."

Are Sun-like stars the best place to look for Earth-like worlds?
Is asteroid mining for real?
How do we know that pentaquarks are really bound states of five things, and not a meson and a baryon just found together?
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“It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn’t feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.” -Neil Armstrong This past week was the 46th anniversary of the first Moon landing…
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I've honestly had the same thought on more than one occasion (though with the same caveat as mention at the top of the post).
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+Alain Van Hout, the migration path to angular2 is still pretty unclear, but seeing there is no backward compatibility between 2 an 1, it will end up to be a complete rewrite or refactor. So I think I will only do new projects in 2 an leave the existing production tools on 1. I doubt I can sell the needed hours to my customers to do a full rewrite seeing the only real gain will be some performance gain. 
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Secret structures hidden within the serrated teeth of Tyrannosaurus rex and other theropods helped the fearsome dinosaurs tear apart their prey without chipping their pearly whites, a new study finds.
Secret structures hidden within the serrated teeth of Tyrannosaurus rex and other theropods helped the fearsome dinosaurs tear apart their prey without chipping their pearly whites, a new study finds.
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John Russell Houser was a terrorist who hated women and liberals. You wont hear the media say that. As usual, when a *white *man commits a terrorist act, we get the "mentally ill" narrative.  
Being bipolar does not make a person likely to become a terrorist. He was a radicalized teabagger that hated women and this is a fact, regardless of his mental illness diagnose. 
John Russell Houser, the 59-year-old “drifter” who shot and killed himself after he unleashed a hail of gunfire inside a Louisiana movie theater, murdering two and injuring nine, was described by those who knew him best as an odd, unstable man with harsh political views and who once tried to burn down the office of an [...]
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1 - Heard about his ideas on CNN
2 - His "hate" is an integral part of his mental illness.  you cannot separate his ideas from his feelings... lol

This is another example of the ignorant with an agenda who ignore the need for better mental health care in the US.
the following people all are/were in need of mental health before they became a news story.

- UVA false rape accuser
- Charleston shooter
- Colorado theater shooter
- Various youths that fell into Muslim extremism

and many others ...

 Let's not forget more effective gun laws ... an issues for another post.

Although some with agendas will try ... 
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Science is not a "Eureka!" It is a long, slow struggle.
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borrowed from that other social network ...
#abortion   #baby   #fetus  
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yeah, should have been "embryo" really..
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Java-oriented software development, scientific research
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  • Foreach
    Software Engineer, 2014 - present
  • University of Antwerp
    PhD student, 2006 - 2013
  • Brunel
    Analyst - Programmer, 2013 - 2013
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I'm always up for a good discussion. And I don't mind being proven wrong, as that means I learned something new :-)
Introduction
I'm a software engineer with a background as a scientific researcher (biologist) and an interest in most things science. I enjoy forays into the world of programming languages and software architecture, with an affinity for development of Java-based web platforms.

I'm always up for a good discussion. And I don't mind being proven wrong, as that means I learned something new :-).

There are a couple of quotes that reflect what having a good conversation means to me; 

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
- Aristotle

you didn't come here to make the choice. You've already made it. You're here to try to understand why you made it
- The Oracle (The Matrix: Reloaded)

I'm made up of everyone I've ever met who's changed the way I think. 
- Sir Terry Pratchett
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Married to a sexy librarian ^_^
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  • University of Antwerp
    PhD in Biology, 2006 - present
  • IT center VDAB Antwerp
    Enterprise Java Development, 2013 - 2013
  • University of Antwerp
    Master in Biology, 2001 - 2006
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Alain J-M Van Hout, Erinaceus