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Indian Mars Mission Has Completed 95% of Its Journey Without a Hitch

Gliscameria Re:Why the inferiority complex? (115 comments)

Plus, space travel should be seen as somewhat of a HUMAN achievement. Sure, let's keep an air of competition, but if you think that the US or Russia did what they did without a whole lot of help from people from other countries then you don't know your history.

2 hours ago

Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?

Gliscameria Re:Still pretty affordable (283 comments)

Buy some solar panels to offset the raised usage and keep at a lower tier?

3 hours ago

How Flickr Is Courting the Next Generation of Photographers

Gliscameria Re:the photography equivalent of tweeting (64 comments)

How is ubiquity of cameras making them inane exactly? You don't need a 'real' camera to capture a real moment. Cell cameras are great because they let you capture the stuff that you would normally forget. I can go back in my archive to cell pictures of the dumbest shit from 6 years ago and remember that moment. Even if it was just a good dinner I had, and that feels nice. Bulky cameras are great for professional jobs, but as a regular person just wanting to capture a memory they are less and less relevant.

3 hours ago

What To Expect With Windows 9

Gliscameria Re:Virtual Desktops (Workspaces) (498 comments)

It looked like Microsoft was going to do really good things with Scalable Fabric, but it hasn't been updated since like 2004. That combined with the outlook live desktop hack was pretty great for work. People keep on hacking virtual desktop managers together, I don't understand why MS has waiting this long catch up.

6 hours ago

What To Expect With Windows 9

Gliscameria Re:The real test? (498 comments)

The start screen is silly, but it's so easy to not have to deal with. Hit Winkey+D. Ohh noes, whurs my start button?? Hit the Winkey and type the first few letters of the app you want. MS bet on people making decent metro apps, and so far every metro app is a broken and restricted version of the desktop app. Just get rid of that interface, it failed!

7 hours ago

What To Expect With Windows 9

Gliscameria Re:If it's not like Vista or 8.0 (Vista II)... (498 comments)

I think Emerge is still around. I moved to it when I got bored w Litestep. It's a bit messy to set up, but once you get it right it's worth it.

7 hours ago

Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

Gliscameria Re:+1 for this comment (607 comments)

It really defeats the point of having a personal library if other people can put whatever they want in it.


Hitachi Developing Reactor That Burns Nuclear Waste

Gliscameria It's a very small problem (200 comments)

Nuclear waste is only a problem if you have a massive misunderstand as to the scale of the waste. We're not talking about literal mountains of waste, we're talking about under 100,000 tons - for all of it from the USA since forever. You can do one big project and store all of it, nearly indefinitely. The story of Yucca Mountain is what happens when you have to involve people that want a project to fail instead of just getting the damn thing done.

about two weeks ago

The Argument For a Hypersonic Missile Testing Ban

Gliscameria The problem is clearly the speed... (322 comments)

Nuclear weapons are mainly not used right now because they are so damn slow. When you want to nuke someone on the otherside of the planet, you want them blown up right friggen now. Then some douche tells you, "Sir, the best we can do is 8 hours." and you're all "WHY THE FUCK DO WE HAVE THESE THINGS TO BEGIN WITH???' Clearly if we make nukes fast enough everyone will use them. Seriously though, with laser missile defense systems nowadays are hypersonic missiles really that big of a deal? I mean the systems that use lasers to burn up the missiles, not the laser guided ones where you still have to shoot at a bullet flying at you.

about two weeks ago

Invasion of Ukraine Continues As Russia Begins Nuclear Weapons Sabre Rattling

Gliscameria Re:Sigh... (789 comments)

Not much will really come of this. NATO reps have already said that they aren't getting involved because Ukraine isn't in NATO. Now heads of states are touring other small NATO countries basically saying "LOOK. YOU SEE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU AREN'T WITH US." The worse Russia does to Ukraine the better NATO looks to other Eastern European countries.

about two weeks ago

Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine

Gliscameria Old News (848 comments)

Did the news for get that Russia invaded Ukraine months ago, and is still actively occupying part of the country? Nothing happened then. We couldn't even get decent sanctions together. The worst thing we can do is get involved, because the west never finishes anything. We'll pop in for some support, rally up their population and then leave them with their asses in the wind. None of that matters, because we aren't going to do a damn thing. World powers don't fight world powers anymore, it sends a bad message to smaller nations.

about three weeks ago

Comcast Tells Government That Its Data Caps Aren't Actually "Data Caps"

Gliscameria Re:LOOK! (341 comments)

I'm totally paying all of my bills, they are just deferred indefinitely. Why can't Comcast get this?

about three weeks ago

The Grumpy Programmer has Advice for Young Computer Workers (Video)

Gliscameria Re:So your just like a techo CEO (120 comments)

Good CEOs typically have the gift of being able to get shit done, doesn't matter what or when or why, they just make it happen, most of the time through connections and social engineering - but they get paid what they get paid because no one else can do it. They don't need to understand the tech, they pay people to do that for them.

about three weeks ago

California DMV Told Google Cars Still Need Steering Wheels

Gliscameria Re:Not surprising (506 comments)

Ejection Seats.

about three weeks ago

New Windows Coming In Late September -- But Which One?

Gliscameria Re:Already? (251 comments)

I have trouble understand why supposed 'geeks' get so angry about the metro interface. If you are even slightly above an average MS user then you are using the shortcut keys constantly. The Metro interface is basically a splash screen that can run some silly apps. What gets me is the crap wireless settings page, issues mousing over large files, display crashes and they still haven't fixed the "go ahead and share my whole /users folder" issue from Win7.

about three weeks ago

Scientists Craft Seamless 2D Semiconductor Junctions

Gliscameria Re:But can you do it fast and cheap? (49 comments)

There's really not anything out there to handle mass production at this scale, but that's the best part; once you show that it can be done at a small scale, tons of resources come pouring in and generally they figure it out. The chip and solar technology right now is geared for a completely different type of production, so even this technology is amazing, it's got a lot of inertia to fight and would probably be 'born' at a startup, after a lot of failures.

about three weeks ago

NRC Analyst Calls To Close Diablo Canyon, CA's Last Remaining Nuclear Plant

Gliscameria Re:Earthquake Safety isn't the main problem (216 comments)

How big is the waste though? I don't claim that documentaries are accurate, but one was claiming that you could take all of the nuclear waste ever produced and stack it a few feet high over a football field - that sounds like a really silly problem to even argue about. Another claim was that all of Frances nuclear waste is stored in ONE building. I don't know if any of this is true, but we talk a lot about waste storage, but what is the volume of the actual waste? To go with that, we're finding ways to reuse what used to be waste. I don't believe that we have a "store it forever" problem, but more of a "store it until we can figure out how to use it" problem.

about three weeks ago

New Nail Polish Alerts Wearers To Date Rape Drugs

Gliscameria slashdot - "Talkin' bout rape since 1997." (595 comments)

Hey guys... I don't about you, but I come to SD to argue about RAPE, because there's no where else on the internet to do that, and this site right here has been rape based since day one! Can you believe some of these faggots talking about science in here? What a bunch of noobs. Clearly the issue here has nothing to do with science or using chemical detectors in new and interesting ways, it's all about how stupid all women are and how rape happy every man is. This is something new and exciting, so why not have the same conversation that everyone has had 50 times before?

about three weeks ago

Among Gamers, Adult Women Vastly Outnumber Teenage Boys

Gliscameria Re:Normalization (276 comments)

It would be interesting to somehow see the total dollars spent on gaming between the two groups.

about three weeks ago

Grad Student Rigs Cheap Alternative To $1,000 Air Purifiers In Smoggy China

Gliscameria Ionizer (182 comments)

I've done something similar, but I also tossed in a cheap 5kV ion generator and a grounding screen. You put the filter on the pull side, the generator in the middle and the grounding mesh on the push side and it does a decent job of filtering out particles and making the air smell fresh. You can get everything you need at Home Depot, except for the 5kV circuit, which is like $5 online.

about a month and a half ago


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