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Anti-Piracy Windows 7 Update Phones Home Quarterly

LightningJim2 Re:Can it be avoided? (819 comments)

Back with XP and WGA you weren't allowed to access to any further updates, including critical flaw patches, until you installed WGA. I'm guessing something with WAT would be similar except it would also be a downgraded Windows 7.

more than 4 years ago

Linus Torvalds For Nobel Peace Prize?

LightningJim2 Scentific community uses of Linux (541 comments)

It might be considering how widely used Linux in the sciences. As a meteorology student I have seen how the software that both the government and academia uses are Linux-based. A prime example is the NAWIPS software package. Who knows how many other scientific advances are being done on Linux.

about 5 years ago

Largest High-Tech Tornado Chase Set To Begin

LightningJim2 Re:The name: VORTEX2... (112 comments)

The article got it wrong; it's the "Verification of the Origin of Rotation in Tornadoes EXperiement 2".

more than 5 years ago

Largest High-Tech Tornado Chase Set To Begin

LightningJim2 Can't Wait (112 comments)

It's going to be interesting when one of my classes is canceled because my teacher has to go storm chasing for VORTEX2. So will people in my class. I'll hopefully be taking in the storm reports.

more than 5 years ago

Interesting Computer Science Jobs?

LightningJim2 Weather is good (352 comments)

As a student meteorologist, I have come to learn that meteorology involves a LOT of computer programs, more than I had assumed. There's computer modeling of all kinds, there's the maintaining of public servers, there's the supercomputers, etc. I have 3 CS graduate friends that work for the National Weather Service's radar office in Norman. They do many things with the data, including new algorithms for better analysis and filtering. If that's the government, then realize there is also a big field in the academic and private sectors relating to weather also.

more than 5 years ago

Einstein's Theory Passes Strict New Test

LightningJim2 Re:Einstein: Really Smart (243 comments)

Actually, I believe one of the ones he thought he got wrong is actually right (though not in the way it was originally presented): the cosmological constant. It's become a big factor in astronomy today as the universe is accelerating.

more than 6 years ago


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