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How the Ancient Egyptians (Should Have) Built the Pyramids

F34nor Re:Casting bricks in place? (195 comments)

yeah but Davotis demonstrated make 5 blocks in one day with 5 workers for Nova using only copper level tools. That is an incredible accomplishment. We also use the result for tarmacs today in Lonestar"s Pyracrete.

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How the Ancient Egyptians (Should Have) Built the Pyramids

F34nor Re:It's not that difficult (195 comments)

I said it above somewhere but moving them is only one small problem with the quarried limestone theory. It takes 6 months with copper tools to cut each block.

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How the Ancient Egyptians (Should Have) Built the Pyramids

F34nor Re:Casting bricks in place? (195 comments)

Yep they were poured in place. Soft limestone, natron salt, fly ash, and water. Portable stone. They also used it to make thousands of identical stone vases.

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How the Ancient Egyptians (Should Have) Built the Pyramids

F34nor Re:Corroborating Hieroglyphics? (195 comments)

They also cut down the last tree on their island to make them and descended into cannibalism. Read Guns Germs and Steel and Collapse by Jared Diamond.

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How the Ancient Egyptians (Should Have) Built the Pyramids

F34nor Re:Corroborating Hieroglyphics? (195 comments)

Nope! They are poured concrete, and now we use the same method to make landing strips in Saudi for the first Gulf War. You can land a c130 on them 48 hrs later. Nova had him cast 5 blocks in place in 1 day with 5 men. With copper tools it takes like 6 months just to cut one block. Who cares how they moved them, how did they machine them? Geopolymer answers all those questions and more.

The Pharos were also they only ones on the planet that knew how to make beer. The labor was paid for in BEER! They had two teams peer day that would race to see who could complete more blocks. I have no proof but I think the winning team got MORE BEER!

http://www.geopolymer.org/arch...

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New Nail Polish Alerts Wearers To Date Rape Drugs

F34nor Re: The world we live in. (579 comments)

What? I gave two personal examples one college one public bar.

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New Nail Polish Alerts Wearers To Date Rape Drugs

F34nor Re:How many women are raped each year on campus? (579 comments)

No its not because most people are profoundly math illiterate. Not that I think using hyperbole is right. But don't overestimate people's inability to know what statistics really mean.

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New Nail Polish Alerts Wearers To Date Rape Drugs

F34nor Re: The world we live in. (579 comments)

SJW?

P.S. the media is was LITERALLY owned by the military industrial complex until it became easier to sell to Comcast.
Here you go this is the ONLY skit that was censored for rebroadcast by GE.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

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New Nail Polish Alerts Wearers To Date Rape Drugs

F34nor Re: The world we live in. (579 comments)

Yes it is fair to say. Any social structure that diminishes responsibility is suspect. Add to that the feeling of self importance and a culture of administrators and coaches who are financially motivated to protect them and you have the opportunity for things to go terribly wrong really fast.

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New Nail Polish Alerts Wearers To Date Rape Drugs

F34nor Re: The world we live in. (579 comments)

As N grows sufficiently large the sample mean will begin to reflect the true population parameter. I know how statistics works. I also know that if I have seen something twice I stop operating on best practices for statistical analysis and start operating as a human being. The number one killers in the US are...
Cancer: 576,691
Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 142,943
Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 128,932
Accidents (unintentional injuries): 126,438
In my whole life I know 1 cancer victim, 1 lower respiratory disease victim, 1 stroke victim (who was 90 and smoked 2 packs a day) and 1 accident victim.
So even though it is not statistically valid my count of 2 seems extraordinarily high, yes I know it can be attributed to chance but I also know that that chance is fairly small.

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New Nail Polish Alerts Wearers To Date Rape Drugs

F34nor Re: The world we live in. (579 comments)

Don't conflate the two. Just because thing A is abused a lot doesn't make mitigating harm from thing B ANYTHING. Xiaran point about a moral backstop was a red herring and complete bullshit.

2 days ago
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New Nail Polish Alerts Wearers To Date Rape Drugs

F34nor Re: The world we live in. (579 comments)

Double negative. As the grandfather I am supporting your opinion.

2 days ago
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New Nail Polish Alerts Wearers To Date Rape Drugs

F34nor Re:Here's an idea! (579 comments)

It gets them out of the gene pool.

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New Nail Polish Alerts Wearers To Date Rape Drugs

F34nor Re:Here's an idea! (579 comments)

Yep, sometimes good thing can be used for bad. That's why we have logical fallacies to call out people have no fucking idea how logic or debate works.

2 days ago
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New Nail Polish Alerts Wearers To Date Rape Drugs

F34nor Re:Here's an idea! (579 comments)

So what?

Doctor, "We used Rohypnol on you so you might notice that your pee is blue for a the first elimination!"
Patient, "Why is that?"
Doctor, "So less people are raped each year."
Patient, "Wow whoever thought that up must be more interested in human beings than a the marginal profit from rape sales!"
Doctor, "Yep, the F34nor on Slashdot is the motherfucking man!"
Patient, "What if I have to use this regularly?"
Doctor, "I guess you'll get used to blue pee!"
Patient, "My wife is going to use this to make me sit when I pee isn't she?"
Doctor, "White bath mats?"
Patient, "Yep."
Doctor, "You're days of manly peeing are over my friend, I'd invest in a Japanese toilet with heat and powered bidet to take the edge off your emasculation."

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New Nail Polish Alerts Wearers To Date Rape Drugs

F34nor Re:Here's an idea! (579 comments)

There was a show I watched about Voodoo where the real doctor would give it to people because they thought blue urine was a sign of a spirit leaving the body.

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New Nail Polish Alerts Wearers To Date Rape Drugs

F34nor Re: The world we live in. (579 comments)

If there is no vote for war in the legislature yes, but what does that have to do with personal responsibility especially in a representational democracy?

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GE invents piezoelectric bellows for cooling components.

F34nor F34nor writes  |  about a year and a half ago

F34nor (321515) writes "Similar to heat pipes, peltiers, and sterling cycle engines this technology allows for cooling electronics. This device expands and contracts to respirate cool air in and hot air out of a bellows mounted to the electronics. Looks hot!"
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What do you do with spent nuclear fuel?

F34nor F34nor writes  |  more than 2 years ago

F34nor writes "I first learned about ADS in Wired magazine a number of years ago and have been waiting patiently for news ever since. Accelerator-driven system also know as an 'energy amplifier' by Wikipedia is basically a way to speed up the half-life of nuclear waste while generating energy as a byproduct. Now it seems Belgian Nuclear Research Centre has put it to the test and gotten some interesting results. Don't think this means a nuclear golden age in the U.S. even if it works your neighbors will never allow the stuff to be trucked to the machine from your local plant."
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Excel 2007 thinks FFFF = 100000 not 65,535

F34nor F34nor writes  |  more than 6 years ago

F34nor (321515) writes "It seems that Excel 2007 has thrown a rod and can no longer correctly multiply when the answer is the last 16 bit integer. I just tired it out and sure enough "=850*77.1" displays the result 100000. App scout as 850*77.1 nice little article as well as pcmag."
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F34nor F34nor writes  |  more than 7 years ago

F34nor writes "I for one was very impressed when Coleman introduced a Peltier Thermoelectric Device based cooler back in the 90's. I was deeply conflicted if I should make my beer frosty or tear the thing apart to make a CPU cooler. Now Coleman once again is making the jump from "kind of wacky" science project to tasty beverage in a way that makes me think someone at Coleman listens to just the right amount of Art Bell. The guts are made by a company called Global Cooling based out of the Netherlands. Todd Troutman covered it here, unfortunately the Costco link says no love yet and the manual says it pulls 48w not 24w."

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