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Analyzing Climate Change On Carbon Rich Peat Bogs

Cryolithic Re:Somewhat welcome news (163 comments)

In my country we muzzle scientists and require government approval before they can speak with any media. You'd think this was some dictatorship, but it's sadly Canada.

more than 2 years ago
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I do my best coding after...

Cryolithic Re:The Natural Choice (222 comments)

no, that would be damn near impossible to code on...and nothing like any number of beers

more than 2 years ago
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I do my best coding after...

Cryolithic Re:Beer is for gaming (222 comments)

Beer prevents me from overthinking a problem and just going with the solution at hand. It's pretty much a guarantee of "The Zone".

more than 2 years ago
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Scientists Put an End To Smelly Socks

Cryolithic Re:Yes, Great... (238 comments)

Mod Parent Up! God I love me a good lambic! He's GP is right though, *most* of the time, bacteria in your fermentation process is not a good thing.

about 3 years ago
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Tom's Hardware Benchmarks Inkjet Printer Paper

Cryolithic Re:Razors? (160 comments)

Ehh I've got karma to burn on OT. The problem with the idea of free market competition is today's market. The invisible hand doesn't work when you have huge corps that can use economics of scale and pure financial clout (I'll sell my shoes at a loss for years just to stop little guy X from getting a foothold (pun intended)) to kill competition. The job creators (small to medium sized business) are unable to compete with the big players and can *not* get started to a point where they could.

more than 3 years ago
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My current printer has printed ...

Cryolithic Re:I'M HUNGRY (310 comments)

FEED ME A STRAY CAT

more than 3 years ago
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Nano-Viewing Record Broken

Cryolithic Re:100nm? (65 comments)

Now this actually made me laugh

more than 3 years ago
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Imagining the CLI For the Modern Machine

Cryolithic Re:Simple Solution (317 comments)

I'm fairly certain you can (could?) do this in KDE, but it may have been a Konq feature that never made it to Dolphin

more than 3 years ago
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Translator Puts Us Closer To Dolphin Communication

Cryolithic Re:Somehow fitting (179 comments)

Yeah, I transposed the s and the apostrophe. For shame. s/Adam's/Adams'/g

more than 3 years ago
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Translator Puts Us Closer To Dolphin Communication

Cryolithic Somehow fitting (179 comments)

On the 10th anniversary of Douglas Adam's death.

more than 3 years ago
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FBI Releases Document Confirming Roswell UFO

Cryolithic Re:Pure bullshit (481 comments)

I was hoping someone would say that ;)

more than 3 years ago
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FBI Releases Document Confirming Roswell UFO

Cryolithic Pure bullshit (481 comments)

We need to be able to moderate stories. This is the single worst piece of drivel to have ever come across the front page at /.

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Huge Digital Media Libraries

Cryolithic Re:Calibre, open source ebook manager (361 comments)

It runs like *SHIT* on large collections of books. Try importing about 4gb of txt books in it :(

more than 3 years ago
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$1.2 Million Worth of MS Points Taken After Hackers Figure Out Code Algorithm

Cryolithic Re:A 12 year old? (203 comments)

Heh same, mine was pumping my gas :D

more than 3 years ago
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Italian Scientists Demonstrate Cold Fusion?

Cryolithic Re:Uh, no (815 comments)

This winter has at least been better than most...I think I saw the sun 4 times!

more than 3 years ago

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Young undergrad finds universe's missing mass

Cryolithic Cryolithic writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Cryolithic (563545) writes "A young Australian undergrad has found some of the missing mass. From TFA:
"A Monash student has made a breakthrough in the field of astrophysics, discovering what has until now been described as the Universe’s ‘missing mass’.""

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Alberta scientists discover largest bed of dinosau

Cryolithic Cryolithic writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Cryolithic (563545) writes "The largest cache of dinosaur bones ever found has been unearthed in Alberta. From the article: "Scientists in Alberta have discovered the largest dinosaur bonebed ever documented – along with evidence of massive carnage – near Hilda, 50 km north of Medicine Hat""
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Cryolithic Cryolithic writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Cryolithic (563545) writes "From Tech Digest:

"Star Wars fanboys, prepare to wet your pants. This is one serious piece of kit. A complete mobile entertainment system in the form of an R2D2 robot, this baby will play radio, CD, MP3, WMA and most other music formats, project DVDs, games and photos onto your wall or ceiling and move around the floor whilst doing so..."

And the site with the specifics on the unit: http://www.nikkor2d2.com/"

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Cryolithic Cryolithic writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Cryolithic (563545) writes "From the Vancouver Sun

http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/story.html ?id=e28e0f63-8add-4f03-aa2e-f64a8499bad5&k=5988

Soot from the factories of Asia is changing weather across the Pacific Ocean and causing storms like the December howler that clobbered Vancouver's Stanley Park, a new study says.

"The intensified Pacific storm track is climatically significant," and is the first time climate scientists have been able to measure the effect of "aerosols" — minute airborne particles — on climate, the team writes."
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Cryolithic Cryolithic writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Cryolithic (563545) writes "Astronomer discovers the most distant stars ever seen

From the Vancouver Sun
A University of B.C. astronomer has discovered the farthest cluster of stars ever seen by a human eye — a find he hopes will reveal secrets about the formation of the universe.

Two months ago, Harvey Richer and Jason Kalirai, a former PhD student who now works for the University of California, Santa Cruz, used NASA's Hubble telescope to see a cluster of stars one billion light-years from Earth. A light-year is roughly the equivalent of nine trillion kilometres.

They will present their discovery today at a meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Seattle."
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Cryolithic Cryolithic writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Cryolithic (563545) writes "The Homemade Wireless Wii Sensor Bar!
From the site:
From the moment I picked up my Nintendo Wii last Sunday morning, I've been very curious about the design and functionality of the Wiimote and its sensor bar. Of course, I'm not the only one. Through a few links on sites like digg, it has come to other people's attention that the Wii sensor bar both only consists of IR LEDs and also sends no signal between the Wii and the bar... only power. http://doctabu.livejournal.com/64758.html"
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Cryolithic Cryolithic writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Cryolithic (563545) writes "From the vault (nwvault.ign.com)

It's Official! Neverwinter Nights 2 has gone Gold which for those of you not familar with the term means that Obsidian has given Atari a gold master disc from which to make copies. Community Manager, Brandon Smith, has sent out a press release on the details:

        Neverwinter Nights(TM) 2 GOES GOLD

        -Highly-Anticipated Sequel Set to Ship October 31 in North America, November 3 in Europe -

        NEW YORK, October 17, 2006 — Atari, Inc (Nasdaq: ATAR) and Obsidian Entertainment today announced that the highly-anticipated Neverwinter Nights(TM) 2 has gone gold and is on schedule to ship to stores nationwide on October 31 in North America and on November 3 in Europe. Neverwinter Nights 2, the sequel to BioWare Corp.'s best-selling and genre-defining role-playing game, is set in the DUNGEONS & DRAGONS® Forgotten Realms® universe created by Wizards of the Coast, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS), and will transport players back to the embattled city of Neverwinter. DUNGEONS & DRAGONS is under license from the Hasbro Properties Group, the intellectual property development arm of Hasbro. Neverwinter Nights 2 will be released for the Windows platform.

        Developed by Obsidian Entertainment, Neverwinter Nights 2 features a new, extensive single-player game with deep character development and a powerful new toolset that provides players with unprecedented ability to create their own universes, quests and storylines

        "Neverwinter Nights 2 has been an incredible game to produce, as we have aimed from the beginning to develop an immersive gaming experience that will satisfy both the RPG and modding communities," said Feargus Urquhart, Obsidian Entertainment's CEO. "Now that Neverwinter Nights 2 has gone gold, we are proud to say we are delivering a game that should exceed fans' expectations."

        The Neverwinter Nights franchise has sold more than two million copies worldwide, is translated into 10 languages, sold in more than 40 countries and features one of the largest and most active fan communities in all of gaming. To date, fans of the franchise, which includes Neverwinter Nights, Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentide(TM) and Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark(TM), have created nearly 4,000 modifications to the original game using the original, award-winning Aurora Toolset. A more robust toolset will be included with the release of Neverwinter Nights 2.

        More information about Neverwinter Nights 2 can be found at www.nwn2.com, which includes user forums, project news, development updates and more."

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