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Texas Town Turns To Treated Sewage For Drinking Water

ChinggisK Re:Ewww... (242 comments)

Uh maybe you should re-read his post; he's not disputing that water forms long chains, he's just saying the idea of water memory (which he clearly doesn't buy) was around before we knew about said long chains.

about two weeks ago

NASA, France Skeptical of SpaceX Reusable Rocket Project

ChinggisK Re: Just because... (333 comments)

I'm not sure how useful that would be in practice though. The only "aborts" after t-0 that I've ever heard of were due to either A) the rocket blew up or B) loss of control of the rocket resulted in it straying off course and then being blown up by range safety. Either scenarios preclude any attempt at landing (you either have no rocket or no control of the rocket). Is there any other reason a mission would be aborted post-launch? Even with human cargo I'd think you'd jettison the capsule if things were bad enough that you had to abort.

about 3 months ago

SpaceX Wins Injunction Against Russian Rocket Purchases

ChinggisK Re:Why (166 comments)

However, Boeing has pulled the Delta IV from the market, so there will be a limited number of these launched in the future.

Got a citation on that? Last I heard there was no definitive plan to end the Delta IV program, in fact it would be insane considering Atlas' precarious engine situation.

about 3 months ago

Global Warming 5 Million Years Ago In Antarctic Drastically Raised Sea Levels

ChinggisK Re:Climates change, then and now (437 comments)

No, it isnt.

Well can't argue with that, I'm convinced.

1 year,3 days

Grim Picture of Polar Ice-Sheet Loss

ChinggisK Re:'emmissions' and 'eruptions' are not the same (412 comments)

You clearly didn't even read what he posted because it specifically mentions the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo. It was the largest eruption the world has seen since 1912, yet it would take 700 of those eruptions a year to even match human annual output of CO2, much less dwarf it.

about a year and a half ago

Secession Petitions Flood White House Website

ChinggisK Re:7000 more needed for a response (1163 comments)

Either that or the person chosen to write the response was ridiculous, i.e. director of the TSA responding to the "Abolish the TSA" petition...

about a year and a half ago

Secession Petitions Flood White House Website

ChinggisK Now's our chance! (1163 comments)

Quick! Someone make a "Let Texas and Louisiana Secede" petition!

about a year and a half ago

MPAA Boss Admits SOPA and PIPA Are Dead, Not Coming Back

ChinggisK Wise man once say... (186 comments)

It's a trap!

about 2 years ago

Why Are We So Rude Online?

ChinggisK Re:Why? (341 comments)

Well, this thread was confusing.

about 2 years ago

If I had a time machine, I would first visit...

ChinggisK Re:Doctor Who fans ahoy? (658 comments)

If you have a time machine and still need to work a day job, you're doing it wrong. Think lottery tickets, sports almanacs, stock markets, etc...

about 2 years ago

Romney-Ryan Release Space Policy Paper

ChinggisK Re:I hear that... (378 comments)

Ah! Well played good sir. By cleverly managing to debunk his statistically-backed citation by insisting "nuh uh", and proving your own point not by using another citation (because that's what they'd expect), but instead by capitalizing "FACT" and "DO", you have managed to convince me.

about 2 years ago

French Court Levies First Fine Under 3-Strikes Piracy Law

ChinggisK Doesn't sound too bad... (229 comments)

I didn't follow what this three-strikes law is all about very closely but from what I gather from the article it doesn't sound nearly as bad as the crap that goes on over here in the US. You get three warnings and then they slap you with a $150 fine? Sounds way more reasonable than Jammie Thomas getting $80000 per song or whatever. Could someone who knows more be kind enough to explain the issue?

about 2 years ago

Valve Reveals Gaming Headset, Teases Big Picture

ChinggisK Re:No managers (151 comments)

What you're not accounting for is the fact that even though he chooses to run the company like there is no leader, in reality GabeN technically is still the owner and could change the management structure as he saw fit if things started going downhill. Considering his success I'm pretty confident that he'd be smart enough to realize that nobody was working anymore and that he needed a new plan.

about 2 years ago

Obama and Romney Respond To Questionnaire

ChinggisK Re:./ed (608 comments)

This was far more entertaining and far less blatantly biased than I was expecting. Wish I had mod points.

about 2 years ago

Google Patents Software To Identify Real-World Objects In Videos

ChinggisK Re:A more likely use (150 comments)

Or Project Glass.

about 2 years ago

Astronaut Neil Armstrong Has Died

ChinggisK Re:A class act (480 comments)

I'd be afraid to take one out on the highway, never mind all the way to the moon.

Well yea, I don't think they have wheels or blinkers or anything.... I don't think Mr. Armstrong would've taken one on the highway either.

about 2 years ago

Victory For Apple In "Patent Trial of the Century," To the Tune of $1 Billion

ChinggisK Re:No matter what the outcome actually is.... (1184 comments)

Thats funny. My office of 5000+ is about to buy iPhones for 20% of them to replace aging Blackberry phones. With that they have already purchased mass provisioning and corporate app distribution capabilities.

Guess personal anecdotes only tell a narrow picture of the landscape.

We really only have your personal anecdote to back up the assertion that personal anecdotes only tell a narrow picture.

about 2 years ago

Police Using YouTube To Tell Their Own Stories

ChinggisK Re:Pepper-spraying sitting protesters (299 comments)

So basically the protestors were blocking the police from going where they needed to go

Bullshit. At the very beginning of the video the cop steps *over* the line without trouble, clearly the rest of the cops could have done the same if they just wanted to get somewhere.

more than 2 years ago

Apple Has Too Much Money

ChinggisK Re:Buy low sell high. (570 comments)

Don't get me wrong, I understand investments. It's just that the stock market isn't the only way to invest. When I invest in something, it's because I actually believe in the company based on something more than just erratic market trends.

As someone who doesn't really understand investments, mind if I ask what you are talking about here? VC stuff or just investing in businesses that you personally have a relationship with the owner?

about 2 years ago



Slashdot Effort to Stop ACTA

ChinggisK ChinggisK writes  |  more than 2 years ago

ChinggisK (1133009) writes "Earlier today a Slashdot AC posted a thread regarding the ACTA treaty that is to be signed this weekend. Sounds to me like a good way to stop whining and make something of an effort about this.

The Obama administration has made it possible to create petitions which, if they get sufficient signatures, will be responded to and potentially acted on. I've created one at which I encourage all to read and sign if they agree with it. We can defeat this!


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