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Homeopathic Remedies Recalled For Containing Real Medicine

Forty Two Tenfold Re:Homeopathic principles (173 comments)

A "factor of one hundred, one hundred times" is just a fancy way of saying "10,000"

No, 0.01^100.

about three weeks ago
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Mazda Says Its Upcoming Gas-Powered Cars Will Emit Less CO2 Than Electric Cars

Forty Two Tenfold Re:Do electric cars actually produce CO2? (330 comments)

Um, that would only be carbon sequestration if most of the carbon in steel came from the atmosphere (via charcoal).

about three weeks ago
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What Fire and Leakage At WIPP Means For Nuclear Waste Disposal

Forty Two Tenfold Re:Oopsie! (154 comments)

A pit I mile to a side

1 cubic mile?

about three weeks ago
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What Fire and Leakage At WIPP Means For Nuclear Waste Disposal

Forty Two Tenfold Re:Oopsie! (154 comments)

Of course decaying Pu239 "vanishes", so there's NO MORE RADIOACTIVITY left.

about three weeks ago
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Symantec Fires CEO Steve Bennett

Forty Two Tenfold Re:Golden parachute? (111 comments)

Golden shmolden. This news made me want more of what I've just had!

about a month ago
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Is DIY Brainhacking Safe?

Forty Two Tenfold Re:Predictions? (183 comments)

You forgot

Burma Shave!

about 1 month ago
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Big Bang's Smoking Gun Found

Forty Two Tenfold Re:Next up: a direct detection (269 comments)

it almost begs the question to use general relativity to calculate a result predicted by general relativity.

YES!

about 1 month ago
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Forests Around Chernobyl Aren't Decaying Properly

Forty Two Tenfold Re:Controlled fires (167 comments)

Nuke it from orbit! It's the only wait...

about a month ago
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Forests Around Chernobyl Aren't Decaying Properly

Forty Two Tenfold Re:Re:Solution (167 comments)

Areas with radiation presently showed decomposition

It's probably reduced to oxidation (pun not intended). So not really proper decomposition and I would expect impaired nitrogen "recuperation", soil degradation and desertification.

about a month ago
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Replicant Hackers Find and Close Samsung Galaxy Back-door

Forty Two Tenfold Re:Slashdot editors (81 comments)

home to your SO and they ask you

In this case, it's "OS", as in Other Self.

about a month ago
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Impact Crater Origin of Mars Meteorites Discovered

Forty Two Tenfold Re:Very fast meteorites? (11 comments)

Maybe... Although it referred to the crater, the word relatively might be the important one.

about a month ago
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How To Take Control of a Car's Electronics, Cheap

Forty Two Tenfold Re:"Cheaply" (109 comments)

You're assuming too much. Namely that "it works" and "is being improved."

about 2 months ago
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How To Take Control of a Car's Electronics, Cheap

Forty Two Tenfold "Cheaply" (109 comments)

Whatever happened to adverbs?
While we're at it, FUCK BETA.

about 2 months ago

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Record wind power levels trigger energy price fall across Europe

Forty Two Tenfold Forty Two Tenfold writes  |  about 3 months ago

Forty Two Tenfold (1134125) writes "Electricity prices across Europe dropped last month as mild temperatures, strong winds and stormy weather produced wind power records in Germany, France and the UK, according to data released by Platts.

The price decline was more marked in Germany, where the average day-ahead baseload price in December fell 10% month over month to €35.71/MWh. On a daily basis, December was a month of extremes for Germany, with day-ahead base prices closing on December 10 and 11 at less than €60/MWh – the highest over-the-counter levels seen all year – only to fall to its lowest level December 24 to €0.50/MWh.

Let's talk about climate change weather and how it makes renewables more and more viable."
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Obama Accuses Iran of Nuclear Ambitions Despite Testimony by Top Intel Official

Forty Two Tenfold Forty Two Tenfold writes  |  about a year ago

Forty Two Tenfold (1134125) writes "U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper confirmed this week Iran has not decided to develop a nuclear weapon and that it would be unable to do so secretly. Testifying before the Senate, Clapper said Iran could not divert safeguarded material to produce weapons-grade uranium without it being discovered. Despite Clapper’s statements, President Obama raised the prospect of Iran developing a nuclear weapon during an interview Thursday with an Israeli television station ahead of his visit to Israel next week."
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When are you going to fix event handling?

Forty Two Tenfold Forty Two Tenfold writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Forty Two Tenfold (1134125) writes "The new slashdot interface is unusable. When trying to respond to a post in folded view, the click/mousedown events first unfold ancestors progressively instead of allowing to operate buttons, select parent post text or such.

When the hell are you going to make slashdot interface barely usable again?"
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Polish computer genius, Jacek Karpiski dies at 82

Forty Two Tenfold Forty Two Tenfold writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Forty Two Tenfold (1134125) writes "

One of the greatest achievements of Polish science was the K-202 minicomputer. The device was designed by Karpinski in the years 1970-73. K-202 surpassed nearly 100-fold contemporary computers, worked at a rate of 1 million operations per second, or faster than personal computers marketed a decade later. Minicomputer was equipped with a permanent memory, as well as operational, which could be extended. K-202 was the most advanced equipment in those days, his only match the American and New Super Modular One from England. Unfortunately, despite the formation of the Anglo-Polish company which deal with production equipment, was founded only 30 copies of K-202.

Original in Polish."

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