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Single Photons Do Not Exceed the Speed of Light

Monkey_Genius Einstein's causality (196 comments)

Einstein's causality; that is, an effect cannot occur before its cause.

Except here on /.

more than 3 years ago

Sir Isaac Newton, Alchemist

Monkey_Genius His Alchemist Title (330 comments)

Falling Apple Alchemist.

more than 3 years ago

Cooking For Geeks

Monkey_Genius Re:The staples (312 comments)

Contrary to popular belief, there really are only three food groups:

* Whipped
* Congealed
* Chocotastic

As per Dr. Nick Riviera.

about 4 years ago

Just One Out of 16 Hybrids Pays Back In Gas Savings

Monkey_Genius Re:UK gasoline (petrol) currently approx $6.60 (762 comments)

The reason you pay such high fuel prices in the U.K. is because your government is gouging the bloody hell out of its citizens with taxes. The U.S. has historically had significantly lower taxes on fuel than the rest of the free world. That being said, crude oil and wholesale gasoline prices in the U.S. are inching their way back up despite record high inventory levels and reduced demand due to the prolonged recession. Those of you who are paying less than $3.00 USD per gallon here in the U.S. should consider yourselves fortunate.
The pundits in the financial press attribute much of the recent run-up in prices to the falling value of the U.S. dollar against foreign currencies such as the Euro. While this may account for some of the upward price pressure, much of the gains are due to hedging of currency risk by large firms such as Morgan Stanley -the same bastards that were responsible for bidding the price of crude to record highs in the summer of 2008 while that squint Bush was telling the world it was the Chinese and their demand that was responsible for the high prices.

more than 4 years ago

A Pointed Critique of Thunderbird 3's Performance Compared to v.2

Monkey_Genius Re:Did I notice a severe slowdown? (234 comments)

Haven't noticed the issue on OS X 10.6.4 --I wish the same could be said for Firefox though on both OS X and Windows. An interesting note, as I was reading the summary, TB popped-up a dialog that said v3.1.2 was available.

more than 4 years ago

SpaceX Successfully Launches Falcon 9 Rocket

Monkey_Genius Re:Most important launch in decades (190 comments)

Only the engine cluster is designed to be 'reusable' -it separates from the first stage fuel tank after booster separation. The cork material is thermal insulation for the cryogenic LOX used in the first stage.

more than 4 years ago

New "Circuit Breaker" Imposed To Stop Market Crash

Monkey_Genius Re:Plumbers telling electricians what to do. (460 comments)

Any buffoon can take a course, cram, and pass the series 7 exam. All you need is a licensed brokerage to sponsor you. Now, if that was done for Microsoft licensing, there would be a hell-of-a-lot less MCSEs out there.

more than 3 years ago

What Is Time? One Researcher Shares His Exploration

Monkey_Genius Re:Time (578 comments)

Twenty-Five or Six to Four?

more than 4 years ago

What Is Time? One Researcher Shares His Exploration

Monkey_Genius What Is Time? (578 comments)

Time is an artificial construct of the Human mind that allows us to mark our pitiful existence in an uncaring universe.

more than 4 years ago

NHTSA Has No Software Engineers To Analyze Toyota

Monkey_Genius Re:List of software powered cars (459 comments) will never struggle with turning anything at freeway speed.

Unless of course the hydraulic assist from the power steering pump is lost due to a pump failure or broken belt -essentially the same thing. Then the steering becomes very difficult as you have to supply the 'power' necessary to force the hydraulic fluid through the steering gear and the failed pump. This is also made more difficult as most power assisted steering has a higher ratio -fewer number of turns lock-to-lock- than a manual (non-power assisted) steering gear.

more than 4 years ago

Cellulosic Biofuel Finally Ready For the Road

Monkey_Genius Re:First (cheap gas?) (355 comments)

Going 'through' any large city in SoCal is possible using public transit. Getting around 'inside' one is nearly impossible.

more than 4 years ago

"Tube Map" Created For the Milky Way

Monkey_Genius Tubes? (142 comments)

Please. No one needs tubes. All one needs is a little spice to fold space --and possibly some 'Juice of Saphoo' for the trip.

more than 4 years ago

Psystar Not Closing Up Shop

Monkey_Genius Re:Monopoly or not. (439 comments)

What the OP and others seem to fail to realize is that when you buy an Apple Macintosh computer -along with the copy of OS X installed- you own the hardware and only have a license to use the software -and that is restricted by the terms of the license to only Apple hardware. Nothing prevents you from running another OS on the hardware that you own. When you purchase a retail version of OS X, you are bound by the license terms to run OS X only on Apple hardware. To run it on any other hardware is in violation of the terms of that license. How is that in any way anti-competitive?

more than 4 years ago

Why IT Won't Power Down PCs

Monkey_Genius Fifty cents a week (576 comments)

That's what the cost-savings per computer would be, $0.50 a week, $26.00 per year, per computer.
More opinion here.

more than 5 years ago



DNS vulnerbility not 'new'

Monkey_Genius Monkey_Genius writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Monkey_Genius (669908) writes "The 'new' massive DNS vulnerability -that sent the 'internets' into a frenzy of mass co-ordinated releasing and patching- was reported on /. a few days ago. It turns out that the 'hole' is not so new. In an article over at theRegister, they report that this bug was discovered three years ago -by then student, Ian Green- and discussed in a paper that he submitted to the SANS Institute. The article also goes on to briefly describe the vulnerability that was so important to keep secret. Could this just another case of a developer who wishes to promote his own software as the 'better' choice?"

Nvidia GPUs in meltdown shocker

Monkey_Genius Monkey_Genius writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Monkey_Genius (669908) writes "With all the other non-news for 'nerds and stuff that (doesn't) matter' being posted on /. (accompanied by the obligatory whining and complaining that follows) lately, here's a real dustup that's occurring with Nvidia's G84 and G86 GPUs.The Inquirer has two separate articles covering the breaking news so far with this is shaping up to be a real corker for Nvidia. Apparently ALL -not some from this batch or some from that batch- of these GPUs are bad and the problem is being traced to the 'substrate' and thermal problems. On the heels of this announcement, Nvidia's stock price took a twenty-five percent hit in one day and they think that it will cost them a cool $200 Million -that's million with a Capital 'M'- to cover the costs of remediating this problem. It's probably a good time to buy AMD/ATI stock."


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