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Samsung Claims Breakthrough In Graphene Chip Design

JDeane Re:silicon could actually be numbered. (88 comments)

This thread does give me an idea... Breast implants that double as computers... of course nipples as a mouse might make things awkward in public.

"I'm checking my email you perv!!!" *slap* lol

about two weeks ago

Why Are We Made of Matter?

JDeane Re:They are just over there. (392 comments)

Just make sure to charge people to find out the "truth" take a page from l'ron hubbard.....

about two weeks ago

Why Are We Made of Matter?

JDeane Re:Two universes, probably (392 comments)

I think the edge of the universe is just unrealized potential, or grasping at straws another way... lol

I always think of the edge of the expansion like Schrodinger cat, it neither exists or doesn't exist until you go there, then it exists and would be part of normal space.

P.S. I am not a physics expert by any means.

about two weeks ago

Why Are We Made of Matter?

JDeane Re:Matter-Antimatter Explosions (392 comments)

I am not a physicist, but since light is a particle and a wave it would seem that light being matter would break down anti matter over time?

Like I said it's just what I would think and I could be insanely stupid and wrong lol

about two weeks ago

Why Are We Made of Matter?

JDeane Probably due to spin (392 comments)

The beginning probably had a spin one way or another that predisposed one type of matter VS the other.

The effect was probably small, but over the vast space and energies involved that small difference made a giant outcome.

Butterfly effect and all that.

This would be my completely uneducated guess. Physics persons can freely rip on me as an idiot lol Please when ripping on me, tell me something in terms an idiot would understand though, I do enjoy learning some things. Especially the why of things! :)

One of my other stupid persons theories, maybe energy just likes to form matter under the right conditions and when matter and anti matter meet they create energy and this destruction and creation cycle trended to making the universe just matter.

about two weeks ago

NASA Can't Ethically Send Astronauts On One-Way Missions To Deep Space

JDeane Re:Ethical is irrelevant. (402 comments)

This would cause panic and confusion....

about two weeks ago

Klingon Beer

JDeane Re:only 5.5%!?! (100 comments)

Bloodwine may be a good example of Klingon alcohol tolerance.

From Memory Alpha: "it was not for the faint of heart. Bloodwine was known to be highly intoxicating, to the point that most non-Klingons were scarcely capable of tolerating it; it was twice as potent as whiskey"

So pretty much moonshine?


about three weeks ago

Ars Technica Reviews Leaked Windows 8.1 Update

JDeane Re:Nobody cares (194 comments)

Naaahh I was running a Pentium D (dual core Pentium 4 pretty much.) 3.6Ghz OC'ed to 4Ghz on a 1,066Mhz bus with 8GB's of RAM (4 full slots)
for Video I want to say I was still running my antique at the time 9800 Pro 128MB but I was probably running an X1950 either at launch or shortly after.

That was back in 2006 back when if you wanted a gaming PC you needed to upgrade your PC every 2 years.

So no I am not looking back with 2014 glasses lol But hey if you just got a PC with lots of RAM and a decent video card... welcome to my world circa 2006 I guess? lol (I will not bother with the specs of my current machine, lets just say Windows 7 runs like a champ.)

Yes I had better specs than your average user, and I also enjoyed a much better experience with Vista than your average user too.

about a month ago

Ars Technica Reviews Leaked Windows 8.1 Update

JDeane Re:Nobody cares (194 comments)

I loved Vista, but I also beefed up my machine before it launched with an extra 4GB's of RAM and a better video card (brought me up to 8GB's).

Mostly the people who hated Vista had 4GB's or less of RAM and shitty video cards, toss in some off brand sound card with no driver support and no Direct Sound (MS removed it from Direct X for some odd reason. I have heard rumors it was some sort of feud with Creative?)

At launch with Vista you needed 8GB's to fully enjoy it, and if you did have 8GB's it was a buttery smooth OS. One of the features I do miss when I moved on to 7 was the animated desktop wall papers (I have heard you can "hack" them back into 7 but I don't haven't tried it.)

about a month ago

Ars Technica Reviews Leaked Windows 8.1 Update

JDeane Re:Nobody cares (194 comments)

"Windows 9 will be a refined balanced UI. Tile applets on a Windows 7 desktop if you plug in the keyboard and mouse (mouse-first UI) if rumors are true. MS nees an answer to iOS and Android with battery life, smooth graphics acceleration, and applets. It is NOT GOING AWAY."

Honestly if Metro doesn't go away, I will... lol

Away to Linux or Android...

That will be a while though as they will have to pry Windows 7 from my cold dead hands.

It's pretty sad, I do love me some Windows and I have been using it for a long long time since the 3.11 days, I even liked Windows ME. But I just can't love Windows 8 and it's abomination of a UI. I can't count how many times I have installed Classic Shell in Windows 8 machines because the owners couldn't stand Metro.


I am sure it is fantastic on a tablet though? I have an Android tablet so yeah.... I am already in the process of ditching Windows :( If my PC didn't function as my home server and general PC work, I would probably be trying to figure out some way to go Android PC right now.

about a month ago

Dinosaurs Done In By... Dark Matter?

JDeane Re:magic (135 comments)

This would explain why the room spins too... Like a galaxy!!!

about a month ago

Ancient Chinese Mummies Discovered In Cheesy Afterlife

JDeane Shelf life? (64 comments)

New Kraft Mummies!!! The cheesiest!!!

about 1 month ago

Ask Slashdot: How Do You Manage Your Passwords?

JDeane Insecure but secure enough to keep most people out (445 comments)

What I use is a text file on a thumb drive also backed up on several local drives.

The text file contains the first half or so of the password, enough to remind me of what the password is should I forget. The rest is stored in my brain.

For rarely used passwords and places I will put a hint under the half pass.

I am trying to get away from these long 20 character passwords though... I really wish some one would invent a better system. Maybe a thumb drive that combines storage and a thumb print scanner in one package.

about 2 months ago

First Evidence That Google's Quantum Computer May Not Be Quantum After All

JDeane Quantum Cash! (224 comments)

Why buy something that isn't demonstratively faster than the old stuff...

I mean if the difference is so small that there is some sort of debate about if it is effectively working or not, then it seems to me at that point cost should be the deciding factor. I doubt these D Wave machines are any cheaper than the old stuff.

about 2 months ago

U.S. Teenagers Are Driving Much Less: 4 Theories About Why

JDeane Re:Gas price probably has more to do with it. (635 comments)

Yes I drive a lot less than I used to 10 years ago, but it less to do with the Internet and more to do with the price of gas....

I'm not sure why your comment and link to an ancient article on gas prices (2004?!) got modded insightful, but when you factor in inflation, gas prices aren't particularly high. They're at a pretty normal level compared to historical prices (again, inflation adjusted).

That being said, the inflation adjusted income of the middle class has been going down for decades. That's more likely to be your culprit.

Well the article we are posting in (I can hardly believe I have to explain this...) is about how teenagers are driving less now than they where 10 years ago...

I linked to an article talking about the gas prices in 2004...10 years ago.

Gas prices have doubled, wages have not, Pretty simple?

about 3 months ago

Thieves Who Stole Cobalt-60 Will Soon Be Dead

JDeane Re: They will, without a doubt, die... (923 comments)

After watching his last movie "Machete Kills" I have to agree he is like James Bond and Chuck Norris rolled into one guy. If anyone could stop these Radioactive Mutant Mexican Overlords it would be him!

about 4 months ago

Time For a Warrant Canary Metatag?

JDeane Re:Weird legal situation (332 comments)

It's the grey areas I like to avoid... A judge having a bad day or is just in a bad mood may decide that they want to interpret the law such that you end up in prison for 20 years.

My best advise to anyone would be steer away from using anything like this. Even better would be to avoid the situation where something like this would even be useful to anyone.

about 5 months ago


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JDeane JDeane writes  |  more than 4 years ago Well not sure how much I will update this or if anyone will ever read it. A journal for Slashdot sounds interesting to say the least. A time capsule of my thoughts, my opinions laid out for all to see? Well other then my love of reading almost everything and anything I really do not know what else to put in here. For anyone who happens to read this I probably will not update it very often and for that my apologies! May your day go well and peaceful.

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