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Fabien Cousteau Takes Plunge To Beat Grandfather's Underwater Record

Minderbinder106 Re:I don't understand how this is a "record" (84 comments)

If you wake up one day and decide you aren't going to do your tech job anymore you don't have to worry about being sent to jail for dereliction of duty.

about 3 months ago
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US Navy Develops World's Worst E-reader

Minderbinder106 Re:Makes sense (249 comments)

Anyone on a submarine who likes to read brings their own Kindle with them.

about 4 months ago
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US Navy Develops World's Worst E-reader

Minderbinder106 Re:There's a reason books can't be updated (249 comments)

If you're deployed for six months and you like to read you've brought your own e-reader loaded with books you want to read with you.

about 4 months ago
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Some Users Find Swype Keyboard App Makes 4000+ Location Requests Per Day

Minderbinder106 Re: Regional dialects (191 comments)

CM11 Privacy Guard on my phone shows that SwiftKey has never accessed my location data.

about 4 months ago
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Some Users Find Swype Keyboard App Makes 4000+ Location Requests Per Day

Minderbinder106 Re: This sounds more like incompetence... (191 comments)

I checked my Privacy Guard settings on my CM11 Nexus 5 and SwiftKey has never accessed my location data.

about 4 months ago
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More Than 25% of Android Apps Know Too Much About You

Minderbinder106 Re:If only! (277 comments)

CM was one. CM7 had this feature but it was taken out for CM9/CM10. It's too bad, it was a great feature.

about 2 years ago
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US Navy Cruiser and Submarine Collide

Minderbinder106 Re:Basic seamanship (236 comments)

Not much of a sailor on the cruiser. According to TFA he saw the sub 100-200 yds ahead and ordered "all back". Should have been hard a port or starboard

If he saw the sail of the sub 100-200 yds ahead then the submerged stern of the submarine was 40-140 yds ahead. There wasn't enough time to turn.

about 2 years ago
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Samsung Expected To Sue Apple Over iPhone 5 LTE Networking

Minderbinder106 Re:If Samsung can sue over LTE, then what about iP (283 comments)

How did Apple not sue Samsung over patents like slide to unlock and rectangle with rounded corners until after Samsung phones with these magical features had been out for a year?

about 2 years ago
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Fire May Leave US Nuclear Sub Damaged Beyond Repair

Minderbinder106 Re:I don't understand how this is possible (228 comments)

These hatches are approximately 3x3x1 ft. Steel weighs about 500 lbs per square ft. How would you raise and lower a 4500 lb hatch manually? They need to be heavy duty, the keep the ocean on the outside of the submarine.

more than 2 years ago
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Fire May Leave US Nuclear Sub Damaged Beyond Repair

Minderbinder106 Re:I don't understand how this is possible (228 comments)

Haven't you seen Fight Club? If the cost of settling lawsuits is less than than the cost of issuing the recall then you didn't issue the recall. There is a continuum, at some point the cost of lowering the risk of a catastrophic failure becomes more than the cost of the catastrophic failure.

more than 2 years ago
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Fire May Leave US Nuclear Sub Damaged Beyond Repair

Minderbinder106 Re:I don't understand how this is possible (228 comments)

It is not a binary solution set. Implementing a perfect solution has associated costs. If a perfect solution that prevents this type of accident from ever happening adds $10 million in cost per overhaul and an accident of this magnitude occurs once every 500 overhauls then it is not cost effective and you're better off letting 1 out of every 500 burn.

more than 2 years ago
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Fire May Leave US Nuclear Sub Damaged Beyond Repair

Minderbinder106 Re:I don't understand how this is possible (228 comments)

Asbestos is fireproof. The Navy should look into using that for insulation. You should call them and let them know.

more than 2 years ago
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Fire May Leave US Nuclear Sub Damaged Beyond Repair

Minderbinder106 Re:I don't understand how this is possible (228 comments)

There are a lot of compartments but only three areas that can be isolated from each other: the forward compartment (everything forward of the Crew's Mess/Cold Storage in the picture you linked to), the reactor compartment and the engine room (everything aft of the reactor compartment).

more than 2 years ago
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Fire May Leave US Nuclear Sub Damaged Beyond Repair

Minderbinder106 Re:I don't understand how this is possible (228 comments)

Because there are hoses for temporary systems going through the hatches that take time to disconnect and the hydraulics systems required to close the hatches are all shut down.

more than 2 years ago
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Fire May Leave US Nuclear Sub Damaged Beyond Repair

Minderbinder106 Re:I don't understand how this is possible (228 comments)

No, they are not titanium. The US has no titanium-hulled submarines. The Miami is made of steel.

more than 2 years ago

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