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Did you use technology to get into mischief as a child?

F34nor Re:When I was 15... (231 comments)

I once knew a guy who claimed to have built a computer operated grow room with a fail safe on the PC. He took a floppy disk a coated it in a friction sensitive flammable material. It was setup so if the computer rebooted than it would burn itself and the room down. Probably total bullshit but a good story.

about two weeks ago
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Oregon Suing Oracle Over Obamacare Site, But Still Needs Oracle's Help

F34nor Re:ok (116 comments)

No Oracle's contract is the fucking bomb, it did not stipulate a working end product. Oregon's attorneys should be paraded through the streets and have rotten fruit thrown at them.

about two weeks ago
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Oregon Suing Oracle Over Obamacare Site, But Still Needs Oracle's Help

F34nor Re:Mistake #1 (116 comments)

Same reason that Regence BCBS blew $500 million on their REMAC project trying to replace IBM mainframes with PCs. They listened to ass-hat consultants and ignored the nerds. If your computer consultant arrives in a suit and a Lincoln Town Car DON'T FUCKING LISTEN TO HIM.

about two weeks ago
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Oregon Suing Oracle Over Obamacare Site, But Still Needs Oracle's Help

F34nor Re:grow your own exchange (116 comments)

Portland is almost unique in the U.S. as we allow the combination of vices, all nude and liqueur in the same venue. Granted the stripper is going to be a PhD. candidate in women's studies with two kids but... TITTIES!

about two weeks ago
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Oregon Suing Oracle Over Obamacare Site, But Still Needs Oracle's Help

F34nor Re:grow your own exchange (116 comments)

It's the other state to the north.

We should have gone with the Metal Toad linux offer and owned our own exchange.

about two weeks ago
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Scientists Found the Origin of the Ebola Outbreak

F34nor Re:You're assuming.... (86 comments)

Even if you kill all the below average people 50% of the remain people will be below average and you will be in both groups.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Old Technology Can't You Give Up?

F34nor Re:Local storage (635 comments)

I wish I could buy a Google Disk NAS that had a Cloud Sync but I still have a mirrored local copy with an external sata backup slot. Disk be cheap.

about three weeks ago
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How the Ancient Egyptians (Should Have) Built the Pyramids

F34nor Re:So, is there any shred of EVIDENCE? (202 comments)

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

(Col.18).. .I found the god standing.. .he spoke to me: “I am Khnum, your creator, My arms are around you, to steady your body, to
(Col. 19) safeguard your limbs. I bestow on you rare ores upon rare ores since creation nobody ever processed them (to make stone) for building the temples of the gods or rebuilding the ruined temples”

about three weeks ago
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How the Ancient Egyptians (Should Have) Built the Pyramids

F34nor Re:Corroborating Hieroglyphics? (202 comments)

I would say who cares about the Pyramids we now have a concrete that sets without conditioning the structure, is carbon neutral, and sets up as pure limestone. That's real follow up rather than Shinto navel gazing.

about three weeks ago
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How the Ancient Egyptians (Should Have) Built the Pyramids

F34nor Re:Corroborating Hieroglyphics? (202 comments)

What's your point? To get beer make bricks. True or False?

about three weeks ago
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How the Ancient Egyptians (Should Have) Built the Pyramids

F34nor Re:Casting bricks in place? (202 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.

about three weeks ago
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How the Ancient Egyptians (Should Have) Built the Pyramids

F34nor Re:It's not that difficult (202 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.

about three weeks ago
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How the Ancient Egyptians (Should Have) Built the Pyramids

F34nor Re:Casting bricks in place? (202 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.

about three weeks ago
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How the Ancient Egyptians (Should Have) Built the Pyramids

F34nor Re:Corroborating Hieroglyphics? (202 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.

about three weeks ago
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How the Ancient Egyptians (Should Have) Built the Pyramids

F34nor Re:Corroborating Hieroglyphics? (202 comments)

No the Aliens came down fucked the monkeys.

about three weeks ago
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How the Ancient Egyptians (Should Have) Built the Pyramids

F34nor Re:Corroborating Hieroglyphics? (202 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...

about three weeks ago

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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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