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First Glow-In-the-Dark Road Debuts In Netherlands

CdXiminez Re:Video of the road (187 comments)

The man in the video mentions that, when daylight is insufficient to light up the lines, a tiny bit of electricity is used to make it glow.

about 3 months ago
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In the 2012 U.S. presidential election:

CdXiminez Re:Vote (707 comments)

I live in Holland. Big government and taxes keep my feet dry when it storms.

about a year and a half ago
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Apple Has Too Much Money

CdXiminez Re:Um, what? (570 comments)

"Shareholder value" is a mistake. The profit should be invested in the company, not given to the shareholders. Shareholders have no interest in innovation and company longevity, only in profit.
Top companies invest in themselves, mediocre companies in dividend.

more than 2 years ago
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Jedi Master's Hand-Made Lightsaber Stolen

CdXiminez Works for marketing. (174 comments)

At least this way his 'school' got slashdotted.

more than 2 years ago
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How long until the (first-world) classroom education model is obsolete?

CdXiminez Re:It already is (317 comments)

That was the option I was looking for.
I suspect I could have learned a lot more in my young days if it was without classrooms.

Also, teach people actual trades, not management-without-content.

more than 2 years ago
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Don't Worry About Global Warming, Say 16 Scientists in the WSJ

CdXiminez Rush at arctic resources vs. global warming. (1367 comments)

I wonder, are the global warming deniers the same that are rushing to get at the resources in Greenland and the Arctic Ocean and the Northern Passage?
Then, aren't they expecting the pole to freeze over again soon, making the effort pointless?

more than 2 years ago
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Don't Worry About Global Warming, Say 16 Scientists in the WSJ

CdXiminez Flowers in January (1367 comments)

I just found some flowers starting to bloom that I didn't expect to do so until early March.
Probably just 'chance', like a fair number of years in the last decade...

more than 2 years ago
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Apple's Siri As Revolutionary As the Mac?

CdXiminez speech recognition is noisy. (692 comments)

Ever since I used speech recognition software for a while for entering text, I have worried that it would become popular and take us back to the noisy days of typewriters. Except this time for people talking to their electronic devices all the time.

more than 2 years ago
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A Look At the World's Dwindling Food Supply

CdXiminez Re:Population Control FUD (570 comments)

>>But I guess I am a fucktard for even worrying about it.
>Yeah, pretty much.
Well, that discloses you as a person with a somewhat vile and therefore irrational view of the world.

So how will the fertility rates decline, according to those models?

more than 3 years ago
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A Look At the World's Dwindling Food Supply

CdXiminez Re:Population Control FUD (570 comments)

The population will peak, and then stabilize or decline.
I worry if it will be because of careful planning of fertility and resources, or by running out of resources.
Agriculture is fed by energy, mostly oil, and that's ever harder to extract from the ground.
But I guess I am a fucktard for even worrying about it.

'Terrorism', now there's scaremongering for you.

more than 3 years ago

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Serious researchers but lacking in facts: E-cat looks like a hoax.

CdXiminez CdXiminez writes  |  about a year ago

CdXiminez (807199) writes "What would it take to convince a reasonable observer that you’ve got a controlled nuclear reaction going on here?
Things not shown in the earlier report:
- Show that nuclear transmutation has in fact taken place.
- Start the device operating by whatever means you want, then disconnect all external power to it, and allow it to run.
- Place a gamma-ray detector around the device.
- Accurately monitor the power drawn from all sources to the device at all times, while also monitoring the energy output from the device at all times.

http://scienceblogs.com/startswithabang/2013/05/21/the-e-cat-is-back-and-people-are-still-falling-for-it/"
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Independent report on E-Cat shows large energy output by Rossi's invention.

CdXiminez CdXiminez writes  |  about a year ago

CdXiminez (807199) writes "If you’ve missed the recent brouhaha over the E-Cat (which stands for Energy Catalyzer), you’re missing out on a three ring circus over a technology that will either change everything or change nothing because what is promised is, in theory, power too cheap to be worth metering.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/markgibbs/2011/10/17/hello-cheap-energy-hello-brave-new-world/

PDF:
http://ecat.com/files/Indication-of-anomalous-heat-energy-production-in-a-reactor-device.pdf"

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