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How has your opinion on the safety of nuclear power changed after the events in Japan?

Ipeunipig Re:actually, (1148 comments)

Not that I agree with the Troll AC that began this, but you are confusing 'Hypothesis" and "Fact". According to the Oxford English Dictionary, a "fact" does in fact need to be true and/or correct. A "hypothesis" is a statement that can be tested to determine Fact or Fiction. "Opinion", however, is a statement that cannot be tested since it based upon one's personal view or beliefs.

n. 1. a thing that is known to have occurred, to exist, or to be true. 2. a datum of experience (often foll. by an explanatory clause or phrase : the fact that fire burns; the fact of my having seen them). 3. (usu. in pl.) an item of verified information; a piece of evidence. 4. truth, reality. 5. a thing assumed as the basis for argument or inference.

n. (pl. hypotheses) 1 a proposition made as a basis for reasoning, without the assumption of its truth. 2. a supposition made as a starting-point for further investigation from known facts (cf. THEORY). 3. a groundless assumption.

n. 1. a belief or assessment based on grounds short of proof. 2. a view held as probable. 3. (often foll. by on) what one thinks about a particular topic or question (my opinion on capital punishment). 4. a a formal statement of professional advice (will get a second opinion). b Law a formal statement of reasons for a judgement given. 5. an estimation (had a low opinion of it).

more than 3 years ago

Voting Machines Selecting Default Candidates

Ipeunipig Re:Does it really matter? (794 comments)

Not if you vote for the one in the middle. The others just grow back.

more than 3 years ago

Skyhook Wireless Sues Google Over Anti-Competitive Practices

Ipeunipig Scope Creep (228 comments)

"effectively gives Google the ability to arbitrarily deem any software, feature or function 'non-compatible.'".

How is this different from what other companies do in their 'App Approval' process? It seems to me that this lawsuit may cross into other areas if Google is found guilty.

Scope Creep applies in more areas than software development!

more than 3 years ago

The Last Component To Fail In My Computer Was The...

Ipeunipig Re:Fan (715 comments)

The side fans on the computer cases I've seen have been placed close enough to the memory to at least help.

I've also seen a friend on mine zip tie a fan on top of his RAM since the heatsinks and RAM slots made them too close together.

about 4 years ago

Kepler Investigator Says 'Galaxy Is Rich In Earth-Like Planets'

Ipeunipig Re:brought to you by the letter.. (206 comments)

They prefer to be called Little Planets.

'Dwarf' makes them feel belittled amongst their peers.

more than 4 years ago

There is no...

Ipeunipig Re:baseball (314 comments)

Or a Texas Rangers game. /Too soon?

more than 4 years ago

Student Wants Science To Name 'Hella' Big Number

Ipeunipig Re:Good Luck... (193 comments)

Nah, that's a reference to a fat girl on prom night...when you're drunk.

more than 4 years ago

Woman Jailed For Starting Office Fire To Leave Work Early

Ipeunipig Re:You're fired! (136 comments)

A heated debate?

more than 4 years ago

Desired Input For Console Video Games?

Ipeunipig Re:Classic Nintendo GamePad (271 comments)

For $2000 I'll build you one that goes to 12.

more than 4 years ago

Sleeping iPhones Send Phantom Data

Ipeunipig Re:Does it explain the sucky battery life? (248 comments)

We have about 150 iPhones for corporate use and we have had to return 8 so far because of bad battery life. We have had more reports of deteriorating battery life from approx. 25 more users that doing a full restore to the phone and NOT applying the backup, just rebuilding the phone manually, has resolved their battery life back to original capacity.

The key is not to restore the backup created immediately before the restore in iTunes. Even though all of the push and antenna settings are set correctly, there is still something in the OS that makes the battery drain.

The worst one I've seen so far would drain 8% every 5 minutes; you could literally watch the battery percentage count down like a timer. Doing a restore of the OS fixed it.

more than 4 years ago

Time To Dump XP?

Ipeunipig Re:Pfff... (1213 comments)

Not keeping up on the latest version of whatever companies OS your company currently will bite you in the ass in the long run. Hope that job keeps you for a long time because your skills are now stagnant compared to the rest of the job market.

Any IS/IT job requires constant training and education to keep up with the world, not just your current environment; especially in today's economy.

Hope you still remember how to flip burgers.

more than 4 years ago

Time To Dump XP?

Ipeunipig Re:Pfff... (1213 comments)

I've heard of paper MCSEs and CCNAs, but never a paper PHD.

How did you get through ~8 years of college level education on computers and still have a user interface confuse you??

more than 4 years ago

Lost Ends

Ipeunipig Re:Was Not Impressed at All (955 comments)

Aren't all islands technically _ON_ the bottom of the ocean? The bomb would have just spread it over a larger surface area of said bottom.

more than 4 years ago

I usually fly...

Ipeunipig Re:Economy Class (365 comments)

I started hearing orchestra music in the background towards the end of that post.

more than 4 years ago

Mobile 'Remote Wipe' Thwarts Secret Service

Ipeunipig Re:Just pull the battery out! (383 comments)

Yeah, that slide to Power Off thing...just puts it to sleep. Still powered on and able to be wiped remotely.

Hold Power and Home for a few seconds. That will power it off.

more than 4 years ago

Mobile 'Remote Wipe' Thwarts Secret Service

Ipeunipig Re:Aww.. (383 comments)

For what I understand from my concealed/carry permit class, hiding in your bedroom with your gun "Waiting" for the intruder can be classified as premeditated since you thought the action through before carrying out the murder.

Shitty interpretation of the law, I know. But lawyers will always find any loophole to help their client. Be it Government or not.

more than 4 years ago

First Non-Latin TLDs Go Online Today

Ipeunipig Re:This is just like .xxx (302 comments)

There is not a Sharia law about rocking the casbah, though I've heard they don't like it.

more than 4 years ago



E. Coli to produce hydrocarbons from water and CO2

Ipeunipig Ipeunipig writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Ipeunipig (934414) writes "A privately held and highly secretive U.S. biotech company named Joule Unlimited received a patent for “a proprietary organism” – a genetically adapted E. coli bacterium – that feeds solely on carbon dioxide and excretes liquid hydrocarbons: diesel fuel, jet fuel and gasoline. This breakthrough technology, the company says, will deliver renewable supplies of liquid fossil fuel almost anywhere on Earth, in essentially unlimited quantity and at an energy-cost equivalent of $30 (U.S.) a barrel of crude oil."
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