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Favorite clickbait hook?

F34nor Re: Click Here (181 comments)

Not in France; in France they won't blow you until you're married.

yesterday
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White House Wants Ideas For "Bootstrapping a Solar System Civilization"

F34nor Re:Replace rockets with something reasonable. (348 comments)

We cannot make a Saturn V right now if the world depended on it. Also the Saturn V used basically 1 planetary output of energy at the time to get out of the gravity well. There are much better options.

3 days ago
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White House Wants Ideas For "Bootstrapping a Solar System Civilization"

F34nor Re:Yeah...I got some ideas... (348 comments)

500 million for the light gas gun.

4 days ago
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White House Wants Ideas For "Bootstrapping a Solar System Civilization"

F34nor Re:Need a good analogy (348 comments)

Trying to live on life support in a radiation bath that vacillates between freezing and boiling.

4 days ago
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White House Wants Ideas For "Bootstrapping a Solar System Civilization"

F34nor Easy. (348 comments)

1. Light gas gun to get mass preferably h2o into orbit at the lowest $/lbs possible. Opens up fuel, water, and food off world.
2. Some type of lift system: space fountain, space elevator, sky hook chain, or ???
3. Inflatable habitats.
4. Large linear accelerator, e.g. two spinning rocks with a cable in between.
5. IXian no-ships
6. Diaspora
7. Golden Path

4 days ago
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Worcester Mass. City Council Votes To Keep Comcast From Entering the Area

F34nor Re:Awesome quote (232 comments)

No buy them out!

If everyone who has a Comcast account closes it today and uses the money to buy stock we will own them. Democracy through capitalism!

4 days ago
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Worcester Mass. City Council Votes To Keep Comcast From Entering the Area

F34nor Re:Awesome quote (232 comments)

I meant that as hyperbole and even within that context it was limited to economic practices. (I would have said communism but that would be a lie because real communism would be owned by the customers so it would be OK.) Yes totalitarian psychopaths are worse than Comcast.

4 days ago
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Worcester Mass. City Council Votes To Keep Comcast From Entering the Area

F34nor Re:Awesome quote (232 comments)

You're a fucking moron. There is nothing even vaguely close to free market capitalism in any part of Comcast. They are a natural monopoly operating as a cartel / oligopoly. Cable companies have a high barrier to entry, they are profoundly non-transparent, they are engaged in rent seeking behavior and they exert undue influence on their regulators. So they are basically the worst aspects of capitalism combined with the worst part of Stalinism.

Basic question if you are the MOST HATED company in America how else could you stay in business except by anti-competitive practices? Most hated. MOST HATED! (Is there anything more yelling than caps?) Oh I know by paying fucking shills to FUD ta interwebs.

5 days ago
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Worcester Mass. City Council Votes To Keep Comcast From Entering the Area

F34nor Re:Awesome quote (232 comments)

Natural monopolies acting as oligopolies are anathema to free market capitalism.

5 days ago
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Worcester Mass. City Council Votes To Keep Comcast From Entering the Area

F34nor Re:Hitler (232 comments)

Instead of bitching just buy them out. If Kickstarter would go to 5 billion we could do it there but it doesn't. Just get households to spend their $150 a month of stock instead and shut down their account in 2 years at a steady stock price we would own it be able to vote in our own board. If everyone turns off their account it will go much faster and at an increasing rate then BAM! User owned coop. Fuck regulation, it doesn't work. Fuck the FCC. Hate fuck Comcast to death.

5 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Books On the Life and Work of Nikola Tesla?

F34nor Re: Not a narcisisst (140 comments)

He figured it out using a form of lucid dreaming combined with power napping. He would hold a brass ball in his hand when napping, right as he entered REM and began to loose muscle tension, he would drop and the ball and write down what he was thinking.

about a week ago
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Core Secrets: NSA Saboteurs In China and Germany

F34nor Re:Pardons are for the guilty. (228 comments)

You are right but this is espionage so he shouldn't have leaked THIS information.

about two weeks ago
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Hong Kong Protesters Use Mesh Networks To Organize

F34nor Re:About fucking time. (85 comments)

FYI; B52s are hard to fuck with.

about three weeks ago
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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 a month and a half 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 a month and a half 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 a month and a half ago

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GE invents piezoelectric bellows for cooling components.

F34nor F34nor writes  |  about 2 years 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  |  about 7 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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