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Brazil Nut Effect Explains Mystery of the Boulder-Strewn Surfaces of Asteroids

NNUfergs Just buoyancy (58 comments)

Why is this called the "Brazil Nut Effect?" This is just normal buoyancy, science teachers have been doing demonstrations like this for years. You can do the same thing if you put a golf ball in the bottom of a container full of shredded bark and shake it.

about 5 months ago
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Employees Admit They'd Walk Out With Stolen Data If Fired

NNUfergs Happy employees don't steal (380 comments)

How about making your employees happy so that they don't want to screw you when the are let go.

more than 2 years ago
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The Pirate Bay Returns, Anonymous Hater Takes Credit For DDoS

NNUfergs Re:Thank god! (122 comments)

Really? You know every episode of every season of every series is streaming on Netflix.

more than 2 years ago
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UK Police Test 'Temporarily Blinding' LASER

NNUfergs Famous last words (398 comments)

'If you can't look at something you can't attack it.' ...Famous last words.

about 3 years ago
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Brits Rejecting Superfast Broadband

NNUfergs Cost? (247 comments)

If it's like any other British technology commodities, it costs more than it's worth. After the promotional pricing ended I pay $70 a month for 40x5Mb/s. ISPs charge WAY to much for their services.

more than 3 years ago
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New Drug Could Cure Nearly Any Viral Infection

NNUfergs Re:HIV? (414 comments)

ADIS is not a virus, it is an immune disease caused by HIV which is a retrovirus, not a type mentioned in the study.

more than 3 years ago

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Ask Slashdot: Wrist Watch for the Modern Tech Minded

NNUfergs NNUfergs writes  |  more than 2 years ago

NNUfergs (1794256) writes "Sure my Smart Phone can deliver just about any piece of information I could want in under 30 Seconds, but I miss being able to just look at my wrist to get the time, date etc. I’ve been shopping around for a while and haven’t come across anything particularly inspiring. There are loads of various features that have been incorporated into watches but you usually only see a small specialized set in a given watch. Budget is always a concern but I am willing to invest in a quality time piece. In sort I’m not looking for a piece of jewelry, I’m looking for a gadget, for my wrist. Are there any neat, fun or just plain cool watches out there for techies? What do you have?"
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Micron CEO Steve Appleton dies in crash of small plane

NNUfergs NNUfergs writes  |  more than 2 years ago

NNUfergs (1794256) writes "The chief executive and chairman of memory chip maker Micron died Friday morning when a small, experimental fixed-wing plane he was piloting crashed at Boise Airport, the company said. He was 51 years old. Micron spokesman Dan Francisco confirmed Steve Appleton's death, and trading in Micron Technology stock (MU) was halted.
Appleton, a professional stunt plane pilot and former motocross racer, was the only one in the plane when it crashed."

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Funimation sues 1,337 BitTorrent users

NNUfergs NNUfergs writes  |  more than 3 years ago

NNUfergs (1794256) writes "The North American anime distributor Funimation filed a copyright infringement complaint against 1,337 "John Does" over the 481st episode of the One Piece television anime on Monday. According to the suit filed in the Northern District of Texas, the unidentified defendants "collectively participated, via the Internet, in the unlawful reproduction and distribution" of the episode "Ace Rescued! Whitebeard's Final Order!" via the BitTorrent file-sharing protocol. The suit lists defendants by their host IP (Internet Protocol) addresses and Internet service provider. The alleged incidents of copyright infringement took place between January 9 and January 12."
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What inventory/billing software do you use?

NNUfergs NNUfergs writes  |  more than 4 years ago

NNUfergs (1794256) writes "I work for a university based A/V media and IT office. We are responsible for purchasing, maintaining, and replacing all campus computers (Labs, classrooms, offices, etc.). We manage an inventory of audio/video and recording equipment to serve campus functions as well as rent out to produce some revenue. We are also responsible for all the classroom tech. like projectors, smart boards, and wireless devices. Our computer inventory is currently logged in a very large and cumbersome Excel spreadsheet which is difficult to keep current and accurate. For our media and classroom equipment, we use an old Microsoft Access program to manage the inventory as well as function as a register for cash transactions and inter-departmental billing. Simply put, we have outgrown the particle ability to use these methods which require %100 manual data manipulation. I am on the hunt to find, ideally, a single software solution for all these problems. It would need to keep a detailed inventory of our computers and related hardware, and other classroom tech spread our across our campus. It would also need to manage our product sales and equipment rentals, including cash transactions and inter-departmental billing. This does seem like a tall order to me but I'm hopeful that my holy grail is out there. How do you maintain your equipment inventories? What solution(s) would you recommend?"

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