top US Patent Office Seeking Consultant That Can Stamp Out Fraud By Patent Examiners
I can't believe this was voted up. I know quite a few people that have worked for the same company almost his or her whole life and it isn't a government position. One started as a mail clerk and is now a director. Bad actors are bad actors in any organization. The length of employment has zero bearing.
top Scientists Sequence Coffee Genome, Ponder Genetic Modification
Starbucks is a fairly dark roast arabica for the regular coffee. The Pike Place is a medium roast so ask for that if you don't like the default. Robusta is popular in Sweden(?), I think. They switched over to it in the early 1900s(?) and everyone just grew accustomed to the taste. Its all about different strokes for different folks.
top Dell's New Alienware Case Goes to Extremes To Prevent Overheating
A lot of gamer cases vent out the top.
I think its to deal with the PSU being on the bottom of the case or to have space for the liquid cooling radiator inside the case.
top Intel's Haswell-E Desktop CPU Debuts With Eight Cores, DDR4 Memory
The price will probably go down once manufacturing spins up and yields are better. I remember reading on
/. that manufacturers over provisioned manufacturing for DDR3. They will probably be more conservative with DDR4 at least in the beginning. Wait a couple months until the market stabilizes.
top US Government Fights To Not Explain No-Fly List Selection Process
I have seen the door fly open during an aggressive altitude change. I suspect it wasn't closed properly. I am very skeptical on if the door upgrades were actually done properly. Ideally, it should be similar to a bulkhead door on a ship.
top 2 Galileo Satellites Launched To Wrong Orbit
I hate to pedant, but 0C and 100C are extremely useful where you need a reference temperature since ice cold water and boiling water are cheap and readily manufacture-able. Plus, when its below 0C you know ice could show up on the roads. The issue is inertia. Imperial suck when you get into engineering calculations and maintaining units since everything doesn't convert in magnitudes of 10. One system makes sense to you and the other will always feel alien. It just seems to depend on the one you learnt first in school.
top Telegram Not Dead STOP Alive, Evolving In Japan STOP
Here in Canada faxing is still common industries that do international business for the exact reason that emailing PDFs doesn't work. Some countries simply don't have reliable internet services. Telegram services probably still exist world wide since they are legally binding unlike email. Its one of those funny quirks about the legal system. Maybe people would have less problems cancelling with Comcast if they sent notice through telegram.
top 35% of American Adults Have Debt 'In Collections'
That is correct. The credit score represents the value(how much interest they can get without you defaulting) of the customer to the loan issuer. It has nothing to do with good money management on the customers part.
about a month and a half ago
top Japan To Offer $20,000 Subsidy For Fuel-Cell Cars
Not all fuel cells require hydrogen gas. There is a significant amount of R&D into natural gas based cells. Everything you said is why the non hydrogen fuel cells are probably going to become the mainstay technology. This would mean the technology will probably never become carbon neutral.
top NADA Is Terrified of Tesla
top Popular Shuttered Torrent Site Demonoid Returns
While its full of nostalgia. They don't have magnet links implemented. The site kind of shows its age.
top Amazon Confirms Hachette Spat Is To "Get a Better Deal"
I think Kickstarter is going to do more damage to the publishing industry than Amazon. I have kickstarted several where the author gives you a unedited pdf upfront and is using the kickstarter funds to pay an editor and artist. You need to remember that publishers don't have a right to stay in business. They have to keep themselves relevant.
top US Officials Cut Estimate of Recoverable Monterey Shale Oil By 96%
That is a fantastic statistic until you realize most other minerals have less assured resource potential. Companies only start exploring for deposits when it makes sense so there is always about 100 years of found exploitable deposits. In the crust uranium is estimated to be as common as tin and zinc. It is a limited amount, but it isn't like you make it seem. Ideally we should be moving to solar power, but nuclear is viable in the current term and is much better than oil or gas for the environment.
top The Brakes That Stop a 1,000 MPH Bloodhound SSC
Trains use regenerative breaking. The power is transferred to a bank of high amperage resistors. It works better since the heat is spread out to an area larger than the surface of the break pads.
top Apple To Face Lawsuit For iMessage Glitch
SMTP has a method for returning undeliverable messages. It would be nice for iMessage to have this. I agree though. The litigation is absurd. You will still get billed if you move without cancelling your cable service. This same thing is happening here.
top Traffic Optimization: Cyclists Should Roll Past Stop Signs, Pause At Red Lights
This is the proper mentality. Motorcycle user do this all the time. You drive as defensively as you reasonable can so you don't end up an organ donor. Cars do it around transport trucks. With bicycles I think there a conflict of interests regarding the labour intensiveness of the activity that overrides some peoples safety judgement.
top Internet Transit Provider Claims ISPs Deliberately Allow Port Congestion
Most tier 2 providers already engage in this activity. I feel like Level 3 thinks they are a tier 1 provider and are finding out they are actually tier 2.
top Rand Paul Suggests Backing Bitcoin With Stocks
Not to be critical, but how would this be different from the bearer bond investing instrument. It went away because it was notorious for money laundering.
top Oklahoma Botched an Execution With Untested Lethal Injection Drugs
A properly designed hanging also works this way. Hell, build in a safety factor with extra height and the head literally pops off. No funny contraptions or risk of a ricocheting bullet. Lethal injection is probably one of the worst methods of performing the death penalty. It just looks cleaner. There is just too much unreliability in how the individual reacts to the medication.
top Ask Slashdot: How To Back Up Physical Data?
When I got my drivers license I didn't have any photo ID. In Ontario there is a vouching system so you use your doctor, dentist, pastor, or other licensed person of notability to confirm your identity. They have to have known you for a period greater than 5 years which is pretty easy with those individuals. I think they risk their professional licensing so the fraud is very low. Hopefully you don't have a party at your house with all the professionals you know and you leave to get more beer when it explodes. Then I have no idea what you would do.
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