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Anti-Ebola Drug ZMapp Makes Clean Sweep: 18 of 18 Monkeys Survive Infection

MRe_nl Good news everybody (44 comments)

Project 18 monkeys is a go.
I for one welcome our simian overlords.

2 hours ago
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US Government Fights To Not Explain No-Fly List Selection Process

MRe_nl Re:due consideration (226 comments)

"Who has had to hard-sell the most bullshit to the people".

11 hours ago
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Astronomers Find What May Be the Closest Exoplanet So Far

MRe_nl Re:Time to travel 11 light years (81 comments)

Is that a droud implant in your skull or are you just happy to see me...

11 hours ago
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Among Gamers, Adult Women Vastly Outnumber Teenage Boys

MRe_nl Re:Casual Vs Hardcore (275 comments)

Or game turf is expanding beyond its historical parameters and part of that new growth are filthy casuals beyond anything we could imagine, playing on 2 inch screens with a thumb controller like it`s nineteen eighty-four.
The PC master-race will endure for a thousand years! Win Health!

5 days ago
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Among Gamers, Adult Women Vastly Outnumber Teenage Boys

MRe_nl Re:Casual Vs Hardcore (275 comments)

It takes "Fucking casuals" to the next level.

5 days ago
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Dramatic Shifts In Manufacturing Costs Are Driving Companies To US, Mexico

MRe_nl Re:Zooooom! (233 comments)

Or "Trickle Down Economics" as it's been called for a while now.

about a week ago
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The 2014 Hugo Awards

MRe_nl Re:Game of Thrones = Sci-FI? (180 comments)

[Spoiler Alert] In book six Adam Reiths' spaceship is shot down by "dragons" and it turns out the books are but a prelude to Jack Vance's "Planet of Adventure"

about a week ago
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The Cost of Caring For Elderly Nuclear Plants Expected To Rise

MRe_nl Re:Oh look, it's mdsolar (248 comments)

Although I largely agree with your skepticism (and am intrigued by the sentence "Look up the French Revolution for an example of pretending that politics > math",would you care to expound on that?), I think your view lacks the perspective of the vast improvements that can be achieved with efficiency/ economy/ frugality.
http://www.energyrealities.org/chapter/meeting-our-needs/item/per-capita-energy-consumption/erp327B7C729A3B31D2B
A relatively simple ten percent reduction in the top ten energy using countries would alleviate a massive amount of necessary production.

about two weeks ago
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The Cost of Caring For Elderly Nuclear Plants Expected To Rise

MRe_nl Re:Which? (248 comments)

I read it as "as other types of plants (i.e. Coal) are being closed or mothballed because they can't cover their operating costs, or to meet stricter environmental regulation".

i.e. "there's not enough clean energy being produced and some of the older other (non-nuclear) types of plants are as dirty/dirtier than nuclear"?

about two weeks ago
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Facebook Tests "Satire" Tag To Avoid Confusion On News Feed

MRe_nl [Satire] (131 comments)

Perhaps Slashdot could implement a [Facebook] tag for articles about or originating from [Facebook]?

about two weeks ago
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Where are the Flying Cars? (Video; Part Two of Two)

MRe_nl New Record Every Day (66 comments)

Number of fatal traffic-accidents soars
As flying cars take off.

about two weeks ago
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Password Gropers Hit Peak Stupid, Take the Spamtrap Bait

MRe_nl Re:Editors (100 comments)

Thees moran editer's shuld beter there Engrish. FTFU

about two weeks ago
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New Process Promises Ammonia From Air, Water, and Sunlight

MRe_nl Re:See? Technology gets better (117 comments)

WHAT 'S WRONG WITH PINK FLOYD!?
Oh, you mean the Nazi's...
 

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: What To Do About the Sorry State of FOSS Documentation?

MRe_nl Hello Grumpynerd? (430 comments)

"Incomplete Documentation
Open Source nerds don't have the discipline to write documentation because it's no fun. Writing new code is fun. Fixing bugs in old code is less fun. Writing documentation sucks. Which is why most open source software is buggy and features little to no documentation making it useless to everyone outside of the authors".

http://www.grumpynerd.com/?p=1...

about three weeks ago
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The High-Tech Warfare Behind the Israel - Hamas Conflict

MRe_nl Re:Terrorists in the 20th century (402 comments)

All true, I was thinking more of general tactics, the extensive tunneling ( although I think Warsaw had a more extensive sewer system ), the "nothing to lose"strategy, fighting at impossible odds in a relatively small walled area etc

about a month ago
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China Confirms New Generation of ICBM

MRe_nl Re:No worries (224 comments)

Israel shot down between 5% and 27% of Hamas rockets
depending on the (military) sources you're reading.

Those rockets are top of the line.
Their entire air-defense system is top of the line.

about a month ago
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The High-Tech Warfare Behind the Israel - Hamas Conflict

MRe_nl Terrorists in the 20th century (402 comments)

The first wide spread use of the word "terrorist" in mass-media afaik is in German second world war propaganda to describe the Soviet partisans on the Eastern front.
Every European with an inkling of historical knowledge is going to look at any state calling any group "terrorists" with at least a modicum of suspicion.

As an aside, does anyone else see some similarities in the current situation in the West-bank/Gaza and the Jewish uprising in the ghetto of Warsaw?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M...

about a month ago

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Stephen Hawking hospitalized

MRe_nl MRe_nl writes  |  more than 5 years ago

MRe_nl (306212) writes "Stephen Hawking hospitalized, reported very ill LONDON — Cambridge University says that famed mathematician Stephen Hawking has been rushed to a hospital and is very ill. The university said Hawking has been fighting a chest infection for several weeks, and on Monday he was taken to Addenbrooke's hospital in Cambridge, north of London. The 67-year-old Hawking gained renown for his work on black holes, and has remained active despite being stricken with motor neurone disease as a young man. For some years, Hawking has been almost entirely paralyzed, and he communicates through an electronic device activated by his fingers."

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