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Study: Compound Found In Beer Boosts Brain Function

Hylandr Re:Obliagtory (119 comments)

This.

So much this.

about 3 months ago
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Flurry of Scans Hint That Bash Vulnerability Could Already Be In the Wild

Hylandr Re:Worse than Heartbleed? (318 comments)

I have yet to see a legit security firm make any statement on this,.

Considering the person discovered this was 'italian' and called it a 'wopbot' I call Hoax.

about 3 months ago
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Nate Silver's New Site Stirs Climate Controversy

Hylandr Re:I know why they're annoyed (335 comments)

Considering the great number of regular variables in our ocean it's not acceptable to state the water was higher or not. To claim it is because of 'global warming' is a fine collection of bovine excrement.

Average water levels higher? Try the millions of tonnage of displacement on our oceans by shipping, cruise ships and the like. Maybe. localized Gravitational anomalies perhaps ( Hint: our '1G' is an average that varies, it's not absolute. )

There is so much about our earth we don't know. Trying to say an ocean is a few inches higher is laughable at best. You can measure the ocean anytime you want and only measure during your high tides or whatever. It's 'Confirmation Bias' at it's worst. We don't know how the Earth works well enough, and all this green crap could actually be making it worse.

The whole concept of carbon credits is tantamount to profiteering, scaremongering and a form of terrorism all it's own.

I only hope some day all the chicken littles that bought into this shceme will come to their senses and formal charges are brought against the perpetrators for crimes against humanity.

about 9 months ago
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Nate Silver's New Site Stirs Climate Controversy

Hylandr Re:I know why they're annoyed (335 comments)

In respect to this argument, the article posted by OP has it dead on, and you are dead wrong.

Sandy did more damage because people build their houses and boardwalks out of wood on sand bars and low lying coastal areas. The 'raised sea-level' was called 'storm surge', which depending on the tide, can be significantly higher or lower when it makes landfall. Factors like the slope of the seabed coming to the shore play a role also.

The chicken-littles of the 'scientific' community are butt-hurt because they had one of their doom-rattles taken from them.

about 9 months ago
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Nate Silver's New Site Stirs Climate Controversy

Hylandr Re:I know why they're annoyed (335 comments)

Except the number of Hurricanes actually HITTING the U.S. has dwindled significantly in the last couple years. The one or two that do get through hit in more sensitive areas not prepared for it.

Every year the NOAA has pronounced a more severe storm season that's whimpered despite naming storms they wouldn't have even considered 10 years ago. I know, because I have been watching.

Example:

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/data/t...

Found at:

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/data/#...

about 9 months ago
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The Era of Facebook Is an Anomaly

Hylandr Re:Talking outta ass (260 comments)

You are correct that the use of the Internet, in and of itself will not create qualifications.

But having access to it and properly directed they will be be far better in the IT industry than their peers that didn't have the access.

You can't argue with results.

about 9 months ago
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The Era of Facebook Is an Anomaly

Hylandr Re:Talking outta ass (260 comments)

Don't be so sure.

All my younger kids cannot wait until they are old enough to get a facebook account, and my oldest three that do have one are on it constantly.

Chances are very high that lack of facebook consumption by kids is limited by very paranoid parents that are crippling their future in any tech field by not allowing regular access to the Internet.

about 9 months ago
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The Era of Facebook Is an Anomaly

Hylandr Re:Talking outta ass (260 comments)

" Kids, upon the whole, do not use Facebook. "

Citation required.

about 9 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Software Can You Not Live Without?

Hylandr Re:windows user picks (531 comments)

Wish I could +1 this.

about 10 months ago
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California Bill Proposes Mandatory Kill-Switch On Phones and Tablets

Hylandr So why keep the rightful owner alive? (341 comments)

What's to stop the thieves from just killing the owner outright so it can't be reported before the SIM is changed?

about 10 months ago
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Will Future Tesla Cars Use Metal-Air Batteries?

Hylandr Re:Error in your calculation: 200 milers *per gall (171 comments)

It seems you're assuming (B) is the cost of an entire battery.

I would expect the consumable portion of the battery other than water would be in the form of replaceable rods or plates much like replacing a spark plug or a Diode.

They may want $15,000 for the entire battery, but the Tesla engineers are pretty bright people, and I am sure will find a solution that's easily maintainable. They must have something in mind so far, or I expect they wouldn't have taken it this far.

But you're right though, all this is at this point is speculation. I for one look forward to discovery and implementation of newer technologies. We won't know what will work and what won't until it's been put it on the market and tested 'in the wild'.

Having been a wrecker driver, I think the idea of a battery that goes completely dead on impact by it draining all it's water is beyond awesome. With electric cars these days just touching one of those things after a major accident could send you to the pearly gates.

about a year and a half ago
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Will Future Tesla Cars Use Metal-Air Batteries?

Hylandr Re:My car has a range of 6000 miles (171 comments)

The Fluoride, not.

Other minerals in the water absolutely more healthy. If you drink pure water you MUST supplement or face much more grievous consequences than cavities.

about a year and a half ago
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Will Future Tesla Cars Use Metal-Air Batteries?

Hylandr Re:My car has a range of 6000 miles (171 comments)

I am expecting this Battery doesn't have a 15 gallons to fill either. Today's lead-water batteries only hold a couple of quarts.

I would expect the new batter to have a capacity maybe 2 to 3 times the size of a regular battery, which would be just about a gallon. Which would come to about 200 milers *per gallon*

Include a holding tank of water for refills on the road and you can extend that significantly. Perhaps even route the drip from the A/C into the tank ( or windshield reservoir ) and maybe save some weight.

That said, it would be an amazing circle for technology to have come around to the point of requiring water tanks to be carried at all times in order to move again. That would just be amazing, and tickles my imagination!

about a year and a half ago
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USB SuperSpeed Power Spec To Leap From 10W To 100W

Hylandr Re:Already done (242 comments)

I have an image in my head of monster cables as big as my arm...

about a year and a half ago
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Some Windows XP Users Can't Afford To Upgrade

Hylandr Re:Helps but not a complete solution. (953 comments)

This. Pretty much sums it up. We can engineer all sorts of solutions but in the end they will be calling you to run it for them.

Don't let them try an barter services for it either, they will *own* you.

about a year and a half ago
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Do Nations Have the Right To Kill Enemy Hackers?

Hylandr Re:Yes. (482 comments)

I see, and concede your point on quantity of deaths.

But I hold that allowing Non-kinetic-combatants to be dealt with kinetic force will only justify more carpet bombing. And whether or not we hold the title for most civilian deaths, we did also target civilians. I doubt that will be a limiting factor in future engagements either.

about a year and a half ago
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Do Nations Have the Right To Kill Enemy Hackers?

Hylandr Re:Yes. (482 comments)

Hitler lost the war, because *we* didn't have 'too many scruples'. We outright targeted civilians, both in Germany and Japan.

This is why we won.

What nobody gets yet, is the scope of involvement in a 'cyber attack'. An ISP, or Cable technician can be seen as a combatant that's assisting the hacker by making sure the infrastructure is intact.

In order to destroy the infrastructure with 'kinetic response' means carpet bombing the hell out of the place since the infrastructure of the web is interwoven with everything else we enjoy in life.

If we allow kinetic response to individuals it's only going to get out of hand. Fast.

about a year and a half ago
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Do Nations Have the Right To Kill Enemy Hackers?

Hylandr Re:Yes. (482 comments)

They ( We ) didn't even try, and we still have ' collateral damage'.

War is total. The side that knows this and practices to an unfair advantage it will be the winner.

about a year and a half ago

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