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NASA Universe-Watching Satellite Losing Its Cool

El_Smack How I keep things cold (153 comments)

Several years ago I got the idea to use my wife's feet as a heat sink for an overclocked CPU. Once I solved the issue of frost buildup on the chip, it worked great.

more than 4 years ago

Gene Mutation Caused 2009 H1N1 Virus Spread

El_Smack That SOB! (158 comments)

Holy Cow! I work with Gene. I never thought he was capable of something like this.

Just goes to show you never really know someone.

more than 4 years ago

Just One Out of 16 Hybrids Pays Back In Gas Savings

El_Smack Re:Sounds like most "1st Gen" tech. (762 comments)

Yes and no. I believe plug-in hybrids are the best vehicle for the near future, but they are more of an incremental improvement, not a radical improvement over existing cars.

Correct, which is why it will be the 3rd and 4th gen hybrid that will be the game changer. Would you like to change your reply to "Yes and Yes" now? :-)

more than 4 years ago

Just One Out of 16 Hybrids Pays Back In Gas Savings

El_Smack Sounds like most "1st Gen" tech. (762 comments)

Think of today's Hybrids as the equivalent of the first iPod. "No wireless. Less space than a nomad. Lame." It's the 3rd and 4th gen of these vehicles that will blow everything else out off the road, in a matter of speaking.

more than 4 years ago

Google Envisions 10 Million Servers

El_Smack Pretty soon... (169 comments)

Pretty soon, Google will BE the Internet.

more than 4 years ago

Robotic Prostheses For Human Faces

El_Smack Limited scope (111 comments)

Unless science can find another part of the human anatomy that is problematic when limp, this probably won't get off the ground.

more than 4 years ago

Spiraling Skyscraper Farms For a Future Manhattan

El_Smack 212 posts and no one asks the obvious... (403 comments)

... what's the threshold for number of occupants before they blast off?

/no, I will not explain the reference.

more than 4 years ago

World's Fastest Net Link 'Used To Dry Laundry'

El_Smack Plot for Simpson's ep? (135 comments)

Frink gets called in to help fix the internet connection of a Swedish girls dorm.
Frink: Well here 's your trouble, you've got panties and bras all over your Web-o-Max 40Gb/s equipment, glaavin"

more than 6 years ago


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