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Irish Girls Win Google Science Fair With Astonishing Crop Yield Breakthrough

CWCheese Frankenfood (308 comments)

Just waiting for the EU food activists to decry these girls creating Frankenfood and hound them for their evil work

about a week ago

Ask Slashdot: What Old Technology Can't You Give Up?

CWCheese Re: Pen (635 comments)

Flat shovel and piece of charcoal

about a month ago

Ask Slashdot: "Real" Computer Scientists vs. Modern Curriculum?

CWCheese Re:Not this again. (637 comments)

Please do tell the name of this university so that we may avoid sending our kids to this place.

about 2 months ago

Laser Eye Surgery, Revisited 10 Years Later

CWCheese Re:chiming in (550 comments)

7. Every opthamalogist that I know hasn't had Lasik done on themselves, they still wear glasses.

about 2 months ago

Comcast Customer Service Rep Just Won't Take No For an Answer

CWCheese Re:From AOL having trouble cancelling service? (401 comments)

Indeed, this is really hilarious that an AOL guy has trouble discontinuing service with a provider... I'm betting that AOL was much tougher than Comcast back in the day

about 3 months ago

White House Punts On Petition To Allow Tesla Direct Sales

CWCheese Pen & Phone (382 comments)

There's a legal issue here: the executive can't just wave state law aside.

Really???? I thought the President said that all needs to make law he has in his hands : a pen and a phone.

about 3 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Unattended Maintenance Windows?

CWCheese Re:This is why you need.. (265 comments)

Several posts have alluded to high-availability, mirrored, load balanced, etc etc as being the solution to simply updating systems. The problem from a management point of view is to remain on guard when a patch or upgrade goes bad. Having turned into one of those 'old-guys', I'm quite sobered by the bad maintenance windows I've been a party to and will never consider unattended maintenance windows for my teams. It's better for me to schedule the work and let my folks adjust their work days to get to the maintenance fully alert and aware, and in full attendance for that time when things don't go as planned.

about 3 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Replacing Paper With Tablets For Design Meetings?

CWCheese Re:LOL! How about in... (143 comments)

That's where those flexible OLED screens will come in handy

about 2 months ago

Supreme Court Upholds Most EPA Rules On Greenhouse Gases

CWCheese Re:Right decision, wrong reason? (109 comments)

Indeed you are very correct, this government is become a dictatorship, abetted by a feckless Congress. It matters not whether you're lib/con or dem/repub, this is dangerous when the next changeover of power occurs, and it will occur. What the President has loosed now will be used against his party in the future.

Too bad my mod points are all gone now, you deserve +3.

about 3 months ago

SpaceX Falcon 9R Vertical Take-Off and Landing Test Flight

CWCheese Re:Fins (105 comments)

Interesting to see how the fins managed the torsional direction while guiding the rocket laterally. Much smoother than the thrusters used on the DC-X demonstrator. Those flyswatters are a remarkable advance in stabilizing the rocket for touchdown.

about 3 months ago

House Majority Leader Defeated In Primary

CWCheese Re:hahaha! (932 comments)

CO2 is not pollution, it is a naturally occurring gas which is a key component in photosynthesis, which contributes to the greening of the planet. As well as the vegetation which I rely on for food.

about 4 months ago

Group Demonstrates 3,000 Km Electric Car Battery

CWCheese Re:haha. they call if "charging the battery" (363 comments)

I've had averages of 30,000 miles/year in my recent driving history, which is not uncommon in the western US. That would mean the battery would need replacement every 3.3 weeks or so.

about 4 months ago

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Buys the LA Clippers For $2 Billion

CWCheese Re:What a punishment (270 comments)

Actually, his net worth did change substantially yesterday afternoon, given that the financial community values the LA Clippers at around $575M based on the recent sale price of the Milwaukee Bucks. Thus his net worth jumped nearly $1.5B and the Clippers have only been an above average team for the past 2 seasons.

It's a good bet that he may have surreptitiously arranged to have his wife play good cop to his bad cop, so that the NBA board of governors are painted into a corner. NBA is desperate to rid themselves of him and he is going to hold them hostage to the penalties, both the fine and banishment, such that the penalties will have to be rescinded in exchange for his signing the sale contract. He may not be liked for being a jerk, but he is a very clever lawyer.

about 4 months ago

US Officials Cut Estimate of Recoverable Monterey Shale Oil By 96%

CWCheese Re:Good. (411 comments)

Didn't John Holdren say something about needing to de-develop the US economy over the coming years? Luddites indeed.

about 4 months ago

Spanish Conquest May Have Altered Peru's Shoreline

CWCheese Re:Weren't the Peruvians altering the coast? (94 comments)

One can only imagine how pristine the coastline would have been without this civilization despoiling the dunes. Seems the researcher is building his case that humankind has been disastrous for the earth for as long as it has existed.

about 4 months ago

AT&T Buying DirecTV for $48.5 Billion

CWCheese Re:This has to be a troll post (173 comments)

Actually, SBC fell short of the goal of recreating Ma Bell. Bell Atlantic and NYNEX had joined up and eventually became Verizon, so there would have to be a merger of current AT&T with Verizon to achieve the reconsolidation of the old AT&T.

about 4 months ago

Russia Bans US Use of Its Rocket Engines For Military Launches

CWCheese Re:The downside of the military industrial complex (522 comments)

Actually, the company responsible for rocket engines is Aerojet, which chose to purchase RD-180's from Russia rather than accelerate development of domestic rocket engines. Recently they have absorbed what remains of Rocketdyne, so maybe they will begin building domestic engines again since Rocketdyne has been reviving research into the F1 engines that powered Saturn V launches in the Apollo program. Imagine the thrust an updated F1 could generate using modern materials and state of the art manufacturing.

about 5 months ago

Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

CWCheese Re:Bu the wasn't fired (1116 comments)

Did she have Luca Brazzi standing next to Eich when she told him he cannot lead Mozilla?

about 6 months ago


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