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A Library For Survival Knowledge

Koyaanisqatsi The second library (272 comments)

This is all nice and good, but someone ought to start working on the second, more secret library, to be located in the other end of the planet ...

Only psychology and psychohistory books allowed there ...

about 3 months ago

Phoenix Introduces Draft Ordinance To Criminalize Certain Drone Uses

Koyaanisqatsi Worred (200 comments)

Me? I'm worred too, a lot!

about 5 months ago

The First Person Ever To Die In a Tesla Is a Guy Who Stole One

Koyaanisqatsi Hi speed chase, hum? (443 comments)

So, in who's interest is it that the police perform these "for show" stunts?

Wouldn't it be much better to deploy a helicopter, drone or other means of tracking the car from a distance, and not risk killing several bystanders in a crash? This time only the bad guy died, but even him did not deserve capital punishment for a car jack ...

about 7 months ago

The Best Way To Watch the "Blood Moon" Tonight

Koyaanisqatsi Re:I'm going to have an excellent seat (146 comments)

Very nice indeed! But out of curiosity, what makes the eclipse an interesting moment to do this (which I suppose is intended for exact distance measurements), as opposed to say, any new moon? I don't mean this out of spite, it is really my curiosity kicking in, can you ask your wife what data is this intended to gather and to what end?

about 10 months ago

Adobe's New Ebook DRM Will Leave Existing Users Out In the Cold Come July

Koyaanisqatsi Strategy confirmation (304 comments)

That's just confirming that I'm on the right path, when I buy an ebook, the first thing I do is to strip-out the DRM and then save this copy in my backed-up storage. If I paid for it, I want to make sure I own it, period.

about a year ago

Exoplanet Camera Now Online

Koyaanisqatsi Re:Breathtaking (47 comments)

This is a very interesting moment in time. At this rate of development, it is quite possible that in a decade or two we'd have full spectrographic analysis of the atmospheres of a handful of words. This might not be the ones best suited to sustain life, but we might get to those as well. Can't wait!

1 year,24 days

Monthly net electricity use in my household:

Koyaanisqatsi Re:144KWh on my last bill (327 comments)

Well, different from a central HVAC, where you set the thermostat and forget, with individual units I make a decision when to turn on and in which rooms. In the end, I only use cooling when temp gets higher than 26C (79F), and only on rooms being used, taking care to close doors. I calculate in a given week I have a total of about 20 hours of AC running, give it or take it.

And only during summer, winters are mild enough that no heating is needed (it would be electric if needed, not propane or oil)

about a year ago

Monthly net electricity use in my household:

Koyaanisqatsi 144KWh on my last bill (327 comments)

Weather turning warmer here in the south hemisphere, so there's more A/C. Should peak at some 200KWh at the height of summer.

And I telecommute, so I'm at home most of the time, but usually only one room has the A/C turned on (it's not central, but very efficient inverter split units on each important room)

Other costs are the refrigerator, lighting, TV gear, etc.

about a year ago

German Railways To Test Anti-Graffiti Drones

Koyaanisqatsi Re:Anti-gravity (208 comments)

awesome, thanks!

(is this change in balance enough for me to claim "life in transformation" now?)

about a year and a half ago

German Railways To Test Anti-Graffiti Drones

Koyaanisqatsi Anti-gravity (208 comments)

Raise your hand if you read that too.

Paint me disappointed :(

about a year and a half ago

Stanford Study Flawed: Organic Produce May Be More Nutritious After All

Koyaanisqatsi Re:Just eat and shuddup about organic already! (305 comments)

Oh, this is true for so many things ... Take eggs for instance. He or she who likes eggs and have never tried eggs from a small farm, with free-range chickens, have never really tasted an egg. It's a world apart.

more than 2 years ago

FAA Permits American Airlines To Use iPads In Cockpit "In All Phases of Flight"

Koyaanisqatsi Gym (372 comments)

Get those pilots and flight attendants to the gym *now*!

Lets tackle global warming, a pound at a time ...

more than 2 years ago

What's your usual coffee-making method?

Koyaanisqatsi Re:"boiling" (584 comments)

I do just that, but with a twist: I like a latte, so instead of water I use milk. The rest of the procedure is the same. Works better with coarse grinding ...

The taste is amazing (if you like milk on your coffee, which I do)

more than 2 years ago

Has the 3-D Hype Bubble Finally Popped?

Koyaanisqatsi Hallelujah! (261 comments)

Personally, I'm sick and tired of small theaters only offering you the 3D version of a given movie. I rather see it in normal 2D, without having to put up with dirty and inconvenient passive glasses, and dizziness in scenes with fast motion ...

At home, for gaming, with a good TV and glasses things might be different, but I'm not much of a gamer myself to justify the extra expense.

more than 2 years ago

I typically carry X many forms of photo ID; X =

Koyaanisqatsi Re:Yeah. (380 comments)

> card (linked to my kennitala)

am I the only one who read that all wrong???

more than 2 years ago

Why Russian Space Images Look Different From NASA's

Koyaanisqatsi Re:borked link (203 comments)

Actually it is faulty the 1st time you click the link

After it sets its cookies it works fine ...

more than 3 years ago

Linux-Based E-Voting In Brazil

Koyaanisqatsi Speaking from Brazil (302 comments)

No paper trail to allow audits. No source code available (that I know off, at least). No guarantee that the binaries loaded on the machines were built from the source inspectors looked (?) at.

It would be nice if people held this at the same "bashing level" anything from Diebold is held; because, really, it's not that different, the way I see it.


PS: not implying that was any fraud here, it seems like there wasn't. I'm just said that the current machinery do not allow you to prove it by auditing the results :(

more than 6 years ago


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