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Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

CoolHnd30 Re:Resurrecting Technocrat.net (2219 comments)

Do it, do it!! Pretty please.... :)

Tell the wife we'll have a kickstarter campaign to send you all on a nice vacation trip... :)

about 7 months ago
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Why Robot Trucks Could Be Headed To Afghanistan (And Everywhere Else)

CoolHnd30 I heard... (135 comments)

Slashdot Beta was getting shipped to Afghanistan!!! Fuk the Beta -- send it away!

about 7 months ago
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Major Internet Censorship Bill Passes In Turkey

CoolHnd30 Re:Facebookesque (104 comments)

only problem with OkianWarrior/altslashdot is it is sounding that it's going to be a money-maker for him and maybe a few others, when I beleive that most here would rather take the opportunity to build something truly community based...

..and fuk the Beta...

about 7 months ago
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Major Internet Censorship Bill Passes In Turkey

CoolHnd30 Turkey told me... (104 comments)

...the Slashdot Beta blows!!!!

yeah.

huck the Feta

shuck the heta

fuk the Beta

about 7 months ago
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QuakeNet: Government-Sponsored Attacks On IRC Networks

CoolHnd30 Re:Soulskilll and Timothy (197 comments)

too bad I don't have mod points today...

...and fuck the beta.

about 7 months ago
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EPA Makes Most Wood Stoves Illegal

CoolHnd30 Re: Good (1143 comments)

if they went around giving $1000 dollar fines for people burning, they would tar and feather and hold a recall election

There are some people I might consider burning if it was only a $1000 fine!!

about 10 months ago
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Books With "Questionable Content" Being Deleted From ebookstores In Sweeping Ban

CoolHnd30 Re:As I warned about previously (548 comments)

Dude,
whoosh
Think his point THROUGH --- ALL the way...
He's obviously talking about being able to access necessary knowledge in a post-apocalyptic scenario, where POWER will be in obviously short supply... does that help?

about a year ago
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Ford, University of Michigan Open Next-Generation EV Battery Research Lab

CoolHnd30 Re:cost not the big problem (67 comments)

to hell with an order of magnitude. just a 50% increase in storage capacity would hit the tipping point. Make a Nissan Leaf easily handle 140 miles and it suddenly becomes highly viable to most people.

I'm with you.... a true 140 would be just about perfect for me (as a minimum)... I'd definitely buy in at that point.

about a year ago
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Producing Gasoline With Metabolically-Engineered Microorganisms

CoolHnd30 Re:This solves nothing (233 comments)

Bad soil. Let's attack bad soil first.

Farmers have access to a lot of manure. Cow manure, sheep manure, goat shit, chicken shit, the like. They also have access to non-useful plant matter, although some of that goes to ethanol. Farmers will tend to plow manure into the land; good. Do that. Skip the petrol, do this more. We have a lot of regulations here about plowing "natural fertilizer" into the land: it all needs to be used at once in the beginning of the season; this is unsustainable because farmers will add more manure to the top of the land throughout the season, and don't know how much to use in the beginning. This is a real thing. We've had legislative arguments on it. The legislature wants to prevent run-off of cow-shit-based nitrogen sources into the bay here, because algae growth from fertilizer run-off is a real problem; unfortunately, they're encouraging farmers to use chemical nitrogen sources, which doesn't help.

So, drop the chemical fertilizers. Use more cow shit.

That sounds just great in a hippy-dippy communish sort of way... There are a lot of practical issues with it, however. The largest being specialization in the areas of farming. The farmers that grow a thousand acres of corn/soybeans are not the same farmers that have heards of cows/pigs. The cow/pig farms generally are not the farmers that have thousands of acres of crops. So, unlike Slashdot, there is just not enough shit to go around.. at least with the farmers that need it.

about a year ago
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Flies See the World In Slo-Mo, Say Researchers

CoolHnd30 Re:small animals? (176 comments)

Bringing up midgets does indeed bring up interesting possibilities. One would think that experiments with time perception could be done comparing/contrasting midgets with larger size of people of the same age to further explore the possibilities of time perception relating to size of a creature.

about a year ago
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Wireless Charging Start-Up Claims 30-Foot Radius

CoolHnd30 Re:Potential Snake Oil (242 comments)

....so if we pumped enough heat out of the air could we fight global warming?

1 year,4 days
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New Research Could Slow Human Aging

CoolHnd30 Re:How does that work? (180 comments)

In the book Born to Run McDougall illustrates the theory that no only are those Tarahumara not unique, but the unique trait that let the entire human race survive when coming down from the trees (and get enough protein to build our large brains) was the ability to run extremely long distances and utilize persistence hunting. Here's a nice little video on the tarahumara and touching on some themes in the book...

1 year,6 days
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New Research Could Slow Human Aging

CoolHnd30 Re:How does that work? (180 comments)

over active people also wear out their body parts with the exertion. there is a happy medium though and i think that it just needed to be clarified. if you run several super marathons every year its going to kill you early... if you run a 5k it's all good.

What is your source for that? I think these people would disagree...

1 year,6 days
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Calibre Version 1.0 Released After 7 Years of Development

CoolHnd30 Re:Thanks Kovid! (193 comments)

...so let me get this straight... "Calibre" in French means the same thing as "Caliber" in English.... who'd a thunk it... ;)

1 year,21 days
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EFF Slams Google Fiber For Banning Servers On Its Network

CoolHnd30 Re:Why? (301 comments)

Interesting... I used to believe that.. However, it's getting harder and harder...

about a year ago
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Robotic Skin Lights Up When Touched

CoolHnd30 Re:Burning Man (24 comments)

Nice quote :)

about a year ago

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KDE 4.1 released -- will it be enough?

CoolHnd30 CoolHnd30 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

CoolHnd30 writes "KDE has announced the release of KDE 4.1. Will it be enough to satisfy all those naysayers of the 4.0 release? While there are many new features and bugfixes in the new release, many features are still missing from the 3.5.x series. Can KDE maintain it's userbase until all features are implemented six months or a year from now even?"
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Claim is made for cheap solar at last

CoolHnd30 CoolHnd30 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

CoolHnd30 writes " This CNN article states that several companies have developed a new thin film solar panel technology that "could produce electricity for about the national average of 10.4 cents a kilowatt hour." These thin film panels could be built into shingles.

The article states that their may be some concern with the durability of the thin film panels as compared to traditional solar panes. However, the CEO of one of the companies developing them claims that they've solved those issues."

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