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Why We're Not Going To See Sub-orbital Airliners

DirePickle Re:I think the thing being missed here (300 comments)

We had the Concorde, and it died because people would not, in fact, pay more to do that.

about three weeks ago
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New Paper Claims Neutrino Is Likely a Faster-Than-Light Particle

DirePickle Re:Difficult to reconcile with SN 1987A (142 comments)

Without doing much actual math, based on the energy of the neutrinos detected from SN1987A (~20 MeV or so) and the mass he measures and the distance to SN1987A (168,000 ly), you're looking at superluminal neutrinos arriving on the order of a second fast.

about a month ago
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My laptop lasts on battery for ...

DirePickle Re:Not useful without more data (97 comments)

I have a T61p from 2008 that started at 3:30 on battery and now gets about 2:30. I'm pretty damn impressed with it, honestly.

about a month ago
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Sony To Release the Interview Online Today; Apple Won't Play Ball

DirePickle Re:Why is the White House involved? (227 comments)

Because hosting the film entails risks, and talking to the government is a reasonable idea when the entity making threats might be another nation. If you heard the speech last week, Obama specifically said that he wished Sony had contacted his administration before canceling the movie's opening.

about a month ago
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"Fat-Burning Pill" Inches Closer To Reality

DirePickle Re:Magic Pill - Self Discipline (153 comments)

There's a certain subset of people for whom that is just never going to happen, or periods in lives where that's not going to happen. If we can make a magic pill, is that terrible? It's the future, let's take advantage.

about a month and a half ago
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NASA Gets 2% Boost To Science Budget

DirePickle Re:How much is that in F-35s? (121 comments)

It's about 3-5, depending on whether we're taking cost/per of the initial runs or cost/per for later (~2018+) ones.

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Making a 'Wife Friendly' Gaming PC?

DirePickle Re: Simple (720 comments)

PSUs generally reach their peak efficiency at ~50% of their maximum load. Buying a 1200W power supply and drawing 300W max is wasteful.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Making a 'Wife Friendly' Gaming PC?

DirePickle Re:Simple (720 comments)

Great recommendations, though that PSU is waaaaay more than is needed for that hardware. Even 500W would be more than enough.

about 2 months ago
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Doubling Saturated Fat In Diet Does Not Increase It In Blood

DirePickle Re:Trans fats next? (252 comments)

The demonization of saturated fats was specifically because they used to not differentiate between trans fats and saturated fats in studies. Trans fats made sat. fats look bad. They are bad for you, full stop.

about 2 months ago
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In this year's US mid-term elections ...

DirePickle Re:US gridlock (551 comments)

The people that drafted the US constitution by and large didn't want political parties, viewing them as overall harmful, and so our system isn't really built to handle them. They started to form while our first president was in office, though, so we can see how well that worked out.

about 3 months ago
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Reactions To Disgusting Images Predict a Persons Political Ideology

DirePickle Re:Two things. (330 comments)

In the US, you would be a liberal (left of center). None of the things you listed would make you the slightest bit "conservative," as it's defined here.

about 3 months ago
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The Guardian Reveals That Whisper App Tracks "Anonymous" Users

DirePickle Re:Don't trust any app these days (180 comments)

The American revolution happened when wealthy people grew dissatisfied with the status quo. Most people would have been perfectly happy for things to continue as they were.

about 3 months ago
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The Guardian Reveals That Whisper App Tracks "Anonymous" Users

DirePickle Re:Don't trust any app these days (180 comments)

Europeans should have a pretty damn good understanding that things can get really, really, really bad without people revolting.

about 3 months ago
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NASA Finds a Delaware-Sized Methane "Hot Spot" In the Southwest

DirePickle Re:Relative sizes (213 comments)

I'm not particularly attached to either pronunciation of methane, but I'll fix how I say Lego if you guys fix aluminum.

about 4 months ago
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Ubisoft Claims CPU Specs a Limiting Factor In Assassin's Creed Unity On Consoles

DirePickle Re:I have a i5 4690k (338 comments)

Yes.

about 4 months ago
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It's Banned Books Week; I recommend ...

DirePickle Re:His Dark Materials? (410 comments)

Not successfully banned, but in the US HDM was the 8th most "challenged" book from 2000-2009 and the 2nd most challenged in 2008. Mostly a result of a campaign against it by The Catholic League, yes.

about 4 months ago
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Sapphire Glass Didn't Pass iPhone Drop Test According to Reports

DirePickle Re:Reminds me of cars until the 1950s (207 comments)

You know what bends and flexes to absorb the impact energy? Plastic. But nope! All phones must be made of aluminum and glass! It was written in the book of Jobs!

about 4 months ago
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AT&T Says 10Mbps Is Too Fast For "Broadband," 4Mbps Is Enough

DirePickle Re:Billions of dollars are at stake (533 comments)

At issue is this piece of law

(1) Advanced telecommunications capability: The term 'advanced telecommunications capability' is defined, without regard to any transmission media or technology, as high-speed, switched, broadband telecommunications capability that enables users to originate and receive high-quality voice, data, graphics, and video telecommunications using any technology.

By the standards of today, 4Mbps may satisfy the requirement to "receive high-quality ...video telecommunications," if only one person in a household is attempting to use the line, but 1Mbps absolutely does not satisfy the "originate" piece.

about 5 months ago

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