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Waste Management: The Critical Element For Nuclear Energy Expansion

BlackSnake112 Solar needs help to work well (281 comments)

You are forgetting that for much of the planet there are these things called clouds which cut solar's ability to generate power down to zero on some days. Plus the energy required to power the devices in homes is too much for the current solar cells. I know all about the solar house project. If you are going to tell people that they need to move into a house that fits inside a shipping container good luck. Solar is a great source of energy. solar needs better batteries to store the power until needed and a way to better transfer the power to where it is needed. Solar doesn't work too well at night. If you are talking space based solar then that solves the night, and weather problem for solar. Now to get get that power down to the planet to be used. And hope some country doesn't shoot down the solar array since they do not want it over them.

about 3 months ago

Exponential Algorithm In Windows Update Slowing XP Machines

BlackSnake112 Easier (413 comments)

Just cut the power. The magnetic locks that I have seen open with no power. Found this out when the building lost power from a storm and the door was open.

about 7 months ago

Japanese Researchers Build Rock-paper-scissors Robot That Wins 100% of the Time

BlackSnake112 Re:Get back to me when... (114 comments)

Rock beats scissors. Scissors beats paper. Paper beats rock. Nothing beats a bj.

about 9 months ago

Japanese Researchers Build Rock-paper-scissors Robot That Wins 100% of the Time

BlackSnake112 Re:Japan builds robots that cheat. (114 comments)

I believe that sex dolls are being worked on. They have the dead fish (they just lay there) ones now. The movable ones always ready for you are being worked on now.

When the ghost in shell sex dolls are out the world will end. Those models will first seduce you. Then screw your brains out. Then blow your brains out. If you are really unlucky all of that will happen in less then five minutes.

about 9 months ago

GPUs Keep Getting Faster, But Your Eyes Can't Tell

BlackSnake112 Re:There are other applications (291 comments)

Also the HD7770 is a 128 bit card. It may be 'better' on paper with specs, but the 7770 will lose to 256 bit (or bigger) cards. Less throughput using the 128 bit bus.

about 9 months ago

Tech Titans Oracle, Red Hat and Google To Help Fix

BlackSnake112 Re:Answer: No. (404 comments)

This is already a massive screw up. Having more teams work on different parts is not a good idea. Too many trams working on separate parts that have to work together. If one teams changes one of the parts that another team uses that can lead to more screw ups. All of the teams have to be on the same page. Starting over is a better option in this case. For the simple reason that the new teams will have met and decided on what each part will do and what each part expects and will hand off to the next part.

about 9 months ago

The Cloud: Convenient Until a Stranger Nukes Your Files

BlackSnake112 Re:The Cloud will save us all! (262 comments)

Before you sign up read the contract. You may be able to encourage them to drop the hammer on those employees. If not you your lawyer should. That in itself is sad. No one should need a lawyer to get services that they signed up for. In today's world that is often the case.

about 9 months ago

Stealing Silicon Valley

BlackSnake112 resume (139 comments)

He just wanted to make sure they received his resume.

about 10 months ago

Court Upholds Ruling On Dish Network's 'Hopper'

BlackSnake112 Re:Down the line... (248 comments)

How many people watch the commercials? The only time I know people watch the commercials is during the Super Bowl. The commercials were a time to get a drink, go to the bathroom, etc. No one I Know watches the commercials. with taping, er sorry recording, TV why should people be forced to watch the commercials? I made my DVR. It does not skip the commercials. I just move the slider when I watch the shows. I can edit the file and take out the commercials it is not a big deal to skip past them. If I am paying for a recording service I would not want the commercials in there at all. Or could it be that the broadcast companies do not want people to know that their hour long show is 40 minutes (or less now). I would not be surprised to see hour long shows that are less then 30 minutes soon. The rest of the time is commercials.

1 year,7 days

Can Microsoft Survive If Windows Doesn't Dominate?

BlackSnake112 Re:iPad also has a barrier to entry (497 comments)

I am dealing with a windows RT Tablet user (parents) now. The hardest part is getting used to the interface. For their use, email, web surfing, a few other apps it is fine. Printing to the wireless printer in the house was a snap to set up. The biggest issue was getting email going. Windows RT mail does not work with POP email accounts. They had a pop email account. I needed to link their ISP email to an email account. Then link the account to the RT mail app. I wanted them to use gmail they said no. t is working fine now.

Honestly the windows RT table works fine. I like having more inputs. The model they have has a laptop keyboard that attaches. With the two pieces together the table is like a touchscreen netbook. Also with the keyboard attached more ports (USB, full size HDMI) are added. If you have crappy wireless, you will hate it. The tablet needs to be online to get everything.

They wanted one to connect to their local library to check out books. The library people said the ipad works but the app is clunky on it. The android and windows version works better.

There is just one example. Your mileage may vary.

about a year ago

AMD Radeon HD 7990 Released: Dual GPUs and 6G of Memory for $1000

BlackSnake112 Re:The drivers still suck, so why bother? (189 comments)

And 2007 was 6 years ago now. The newest cards have always had issues with Linux. It did not matter who they were from. I usually go by the second newest generation of cards for Linux. Actually I look at last gen for my gaming use as well. Usually the last generation (6000 series for AMD in this case) has been out. The drivers have ha the bugs worked out. The cards are more stable for any OS use. I do not game on my Linux systems. The AMD 6670 I have works fine for what I am doing with it. I am not taxing the Linux system. It is basically a regular desktop with a little coding use and DVD ripping. The second account is used when people visit and they want a computer to use. The Linux machine is the one that is connected to the TV. I can't speak for sound over the HDMI cable. I have the computer's sound go straight to the surround sound system. The picture is fine. I have all my movies ripped and we watch them using the Linux system. I never get tired of the look on people's faces when I tell them the computer is running Linux not windows or OSX. I have had a few converts to Linux since for most of their needs Linux works fine.

On a side note I need to check on blue ray on Linux again. Be good to watch/rip blue ray movies. I do have all the movies that I rip. I just happen to have friends with little kids. They like to throw the disks around when we are not looking. I have picked up the pieces of a disk a number of times. Ripping the movies saves me from having to buy the movie again.

about a year ago

Superstorm Sandy Shook the Earth

BlackSnake112 Re:Please stop (77 comments)

It became super storm when it joined up with other weather systems when it hit the north east. Prior to that it was just hurricane Sandy. Also the media needed to make the storm sound very bad to the average joe. Usually hurricanes are not that strong when they hit the north east. Many people would not and did not leave. Calling it super storm Sandy makes it sound worse to make people listen. Many people did not listen and go to higher ground. I know people who work for the Verizon. They had to go in to restore service. On some coastal towns they plowed the streets to clear the sand. In the plow banks they saw bodies. Well an arm or leg poking out of the sand.

about a year ago

One Boston Marathon Bomb Suspect Dead, Other At Large After Shootout With Police

BlackSnake112 Re:Watch the total absence (1109 comments)

Considering that Muslim is not a race but people who follow the religion Islam, how can someone who does not like Islam be a racist?

Maybe we need a new term. Maybe religionist? If you don't like one religion, you are a religionist.

about a year ago

One Boston Marathon Bomb Suspect Dead, Other At Large After Shootout With Police

BlackSnake112 Re:MIT (1109 comments)

I read that they robbed a store. The cop was responding to the robbery.

about a year ago

One Boston Marathon Bomb Suspect Dead, Other At Large After Shootout With Police

BlackSnake112 (1109 comments)

To show support for current and fallen military personnel. There are groups that run the course in full military gear.

about a year ago

Israeli Firm Makes Kilomile Claims For Electric Car Battery Tech

BlackSnake112 Re:'Refill with water every 200 mi' (247 comments)

I was wondering if the 1000 mile range is the limit of this battery. Once you hit that the battery is done. They article calls this an air battery yet it needs water. Why not just go the hydrogen route? Aluminum with gallium and water. Use gallium to stop aluminum for forming that protective layer. Aluminum minus the protection will react with water to produce hydrogen gas.

about a year ago

Cyber Criminals Tying Up Emergency Phone Lines Through TDoS Attacks, DHS Warns

BlackSnake112 Re:Police, Fire Brigade, Truncheon, Axe... (115 comments)

It should be on the user to make sure that their computer is clean. Claiming ignorance is hurting everyone.

about a year ago

Nvidia Walked Away From PS4 Hardware Negotiations

BlackSnake112 Re:Console margins can't be good (255 comments)

Which is why I usually stay one generation behind on video cards when I am looking for a new one. For what I play I do not need the latest card. I have the specs on what I need. A range of cards meet that spec. Also drivers usually have worked out the bugs by then.

Then again I left the epenis waving contest a long time ago. I have found that stability goes a long way to good gaming. I also no longer play fps games. Maybe today's fps games need the latest card to run well. My newest card is a AMD 6950 2GB model not the latest card. Runs everything great and runs cool (38 C idle 50 C under game load. It drops back to 38 C in a minute or two). I play with people that say I need to have a Nvidia card n order to play. Yet I have no issues with all the eye candy turned to the highest settings. They still crash from time to time. They blame the game. I blame their setup. You don't overclock unless you have enough cooling for it. More then just the CPU and GPU coolers are involved in the cooling setup. having one case fan doesn't cut it. Using that small cramped desktop case will make things run hotter as well. At the very least you should replace the stock GPU cooler thermal compound with a better one. They don't and over clock the GPU. Their GPU runs around 70 C. Which is too high in my book. Then again their CPU is around 65 C. That is also too high in my book. Mine hits 40 C under game load and idles around 28 C. My mid tower case has room in it. It uses three 120 MM intake fans (one blows right at the video card), 120 MM and 140 MM exhaust fans. Add in the 120 MM fan on the CPU and 120 in the power supply. The loudest fan is the GPU fan which is set at 100%. If I set the GPU fan at 70% I head the hard drive over the fans.

about a year ago

Nvidia Walked Away From PS4 Hardware Negotiations

BlackSnake112 Re:Wonder what they told MS (255 comments)

No sane business holds grudges like that. If MS wants it, it'll be written into the next contract and either nVidia will agree or not get the contract.

Apple anyone? Rumor was Apple was going with Nvidia. Nvidia announced that had a deal with Apple and then Apple (well Jobs) killed the deal. Why? Apple has to announces things on Apple's schedule i.e. at some hyped Apple event.

Many businesses are run by what many would consider to be not sane people. Sometimes that helps the business and others it hurts the business.

about a year ago

North Korea Threatens US With Preemptive Nuclear Strike

BlackSnake112 Re:First strike! (727 comments)

We wouldn't have to use nukes to bomb NK out of existence. those MOAB bombs are non nuke and can do plenty of damage.

about a year ago


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