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Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Considering US Presidential Run

Dunbal Great (366 comments)

Not content with fucking up Hewlett Packard she wants to fuck up the entire country as well.

3 hours ago
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ISS's 3-D Printer Creates Its First Object In Space

Dunbal Re:Next step - Semiconductors (67 comments)

I think you don't know what welfare is. The space program(s) are government money being spent on engineers and experts in all sorts of fields who work hard and come up with creative solutions to unusual problems. This gets them experience. It also benefits humanity as a whole because those engineers then go on to use their experience in other things they do in life.

Welfare is paying lazy people to sit around and continue being lazy.

yesterday
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ISS's 3-D Printer Creates Its First Object In Space

Dunbal Re:Next step - Semiconductors (67 comments)

I think the argument is that if you need a critical replacement for which you have to wait 6 months for until the next launch, it's better to print one and have it right away even if it costs 10 times as much.

yesterday
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NASA To Deploy Four Spacecraft To Study Magnetic Reconnection

Dunbal Tethers (29 comments)

Considering the terrible back luck all space agencies seem to have had with deploying tethers (getting stuck, snapping, etc) - they plan on deploying 4 per satellite? I hope there are contingency plans or someone really thought long and hard about possible failure modes and engineered around them.

yesterday
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Revisiting Open Source Social Networking Alternatives

Dunbal Re:If it helps: (84 comments)

open source? You'd better re-read your TOS. It belongs to Facebook now, most certainly not open source.

yesterday
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The Schizophrenic Programmer Who Built an OS To Talk To God

Dunbal No thanks (435 comments)

I'm not going to try this. What if "god" suddenly decides to erase all my data?

yesterday
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Elon Musk Talks "X-Wing" Fins For Reusable Rockets, Seafaring Spaceport Drones

Dunbal Not a new idea - new to commercial rockets (96 comments)

I've seen these already in use on bombs and other ordnance from several factions.

3 days ago
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Corning Reveals Gorilla Glass 4, Promises No More Broken IPhones

Dunbal Misleading (199 comments)

I really doubt they promise "no more broken iPhones" when the video admits they only prevent 80% of breaks. That still leaves 1 in 5 broken.

3 days ago
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Ukraine's IT Brigade Supports the Troops

Dunbal Amazing (140 comments)

Can't feed their army or pay the pensions of their citizens but they managed to get $300mln for this. I wonder if this $300 mln was at all voluntary or simply taken from their bank accounts.

4 days ago
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Eizo Debuts Monitor With 1:1 Aspect Ratio

Dunbal Re: Squarer is better. (329 comments)

Most hardware stores sell plastic ties and velcro ties that you can use to keep your cables nice and neat...I know for a fact that Office Depot does.

4 days ago
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Judge Approves $450M Settlement For Apple's Ebook Price Fixing

Dunbal Re:So... (63 comments)

Of which the lawyers will still get $50 million...

4 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: What's the Most Hackable Car?

Dunbal Re:VW Bug (194 comments)

My dad says in the early models you had to crack the window to get the door closed because it was so hermetically sealed air pressure wouldn't let you slam the door.

4 days ago
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Harvard Scientists Say It's Time To Start Thinking About Engineering the Climate

Dunbal Re:Global warming is bunk anyway. (363 comments)

Ah ok, so if something happened say 20 years ago - the cause of it now is not the same cause as it was back then. Meaning that your global warming "trend" has nothing to do with today's situation, if I follow your "logic". Or where do you draw the line? 100 year old data is ok but 101 year old is not? Why is 150 years ago relevant and 40,000 years ago not?

4 days ago
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Google's Project Loon Can Now Launch Up To 20 Balloons Per Day, Fly 10x Longer

Dunbal Re:No hot air (114 comments)

Like hydrogen. It's not like it's going to be a manned balloon after all. So what if one blows up once in a while - fireworks = added bonus!

4 days ago
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Harvard Scientists Say It's Time To Start Thinking About Engineering the Climate

Dunbal Re:We've been doing it for a long time (363 comments)

Venus would be better. I would be very confident in the man who could cool down Venus. Plus it has a real atmosphere, far denser than Earth. So it should be easy, right?

5 days ago
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Harvard Scientists Say It's Time To Start Thinking About Engineering the Climate

Dunbal Re:Global warming is bunk anyway. (363 comments)

It takes a while for sheep to be trained to bleat something else.

5 days ago
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Harvard Scientists Say It's Time To Start Thinking About Engineering the Climate

Dunbal Re:Global warming is bunk anyway. (363 comments)

So there was no ice age 100k years ago? It's all anthropogenic global warming huh? Without humans the temperature on the planet would be constant, right?

5 days ago
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Leaked Documents Show EU Council Presidency Wants To Impair Net Neutrality

Dunbal Modern politics (76 comments)

"Jockey of Norfolk, be not so bold. For Dickon thy master is bought and sold." -- Shakespeare. Seriously, are there any politicians left who are NOT corrupt?

5 days ago

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