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Fusion and Fission/LFTR: Let's Do Both, Smartly

Neil Boekend Re:Fission is Dead (215 comments)

The relevant question is not whether the hydro station caused the dam to fail but whether the dam would have been there if without a hydro station.
As the goal was both flood control and hydro power I can not say if it was.

1 hour ago
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India Successfully Launches Region-Specific Navigation Satellite

Neil Boekend How do they stop at the borders (82 comments)

How do they stop the service at the borders? Do the sats turn around?
They are in polar orbits, so they cover the whole planet. How can that be considered regional?

2 hours ago
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Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

Neil Boekend Re:Overly broad? (405 comments)

So should dihydrogenmonoxide!

2 hours ago
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Google Changes 'To Fight Piracy' By Highlighting Legal Sites

Neil Boekend Re:Is Google Losing It? (144 comments)

Google doesn't really change anything. They just check the ads against a supplied list of providers that bought the searched content and won't place an add for a site that hasn't legally got the content.
Just like now. The illegal content providers didn't pay for ads anyway.
It's genius!

2 hours ago
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Lockheed Claims Breakthrough On Fusion Energy Project

Neil Boekend Re:Environmental questions... (564 comments)

Yes and no.

Fusion power would mean solar power is outdated. The area currently used for solar power can then be used for one of the (currently experimental) CO2 to CO and O processes. Combined with splitting water (directly with fusion power) and the Fischer-Tropsch process to convert CO and H to petrol it could give us both petrol for our cars and remove CO2 from the atmosphere.
That is, in an ideal world. In practice we have no good method to split water in large quantities (electrodes wear out relatively fast) and none of the CO2 to CO and O processes have been effective at a large scale.

5 days ago
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Lockheed Claims Breakthrough On Fusion Energy Project

Neil Boekend Re:Not another scam! Right on! (564 comments)

If we use all the deuterium in all the water we'd still have 99.9844% of the water left. Deuterium is that rare.
That 60 l of water each year for each person will still be 59.99064 l of water when all the deuterium is out of it.
And that is additional to the 4 billion years argument. If we still need energy in 4 billion years we'll be able to harvest helium from the sun and use that as a fuel source with beryllium as a waste product.

Running out of deuterium is not a problem. It really isn't.

5 days ago
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Password Security: Why the Horse Battery Staple Is Not Correct

Neil Boekend Re:symbols, caps, numbers (546 comments)

Of course it's "CORRECT HORSE BATTERY STAPLE". Randall always shouts.

5 days ago
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Flight Attendants Want Stricter Gadget Rules Reinstated

Neil Boekend Re: That's not the reason you're being ignored. (404 comments)

Then please upgrade the door to an airlock. If the bouncer throws someone out we have a problem with the current setup.

about a week ago
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Can the Sun Realistically Power Datacenters?

Neil Boekend Re:Obligatoriness Extraordinaire (236 comments)

Actually the airco is easy.
The airco is mostly needed during the hottest moment of the day. The moment with the most sunlight.

about a week ago
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Can the Sun Realistically Power Datacenters?

Neil Boekend Re:Obligatoriness Extraordinaire (236 comments)

Bi-metalic strips: power aint your problem. Just install more.
The problem is temperature: in the winter the panels are going to stay facing east while in the summer they are going to stay facing west.

about a week ago
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Millions of Voiceprints Quietly Being Harvested

Neil Boekend Re:US Customs (86 comments)

With the youtube videos a computer has difficulty determining who is in the video.
At the airport you have to identify yourself. Your name is entered right with the voice data.

about a week ago
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Miss a Payment? Your Car Stops Running

Neil Boekend Re:Oh good (907 comments)

The contracts should include a simple number "you must pay us $X each month". Then the customer can check if they can pay it.

Ah to live in a perfect world...

about three weeks ago
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BT and Coke To Offer Free Rural Wi-Fi In South Africa Through Vending Machines

Neil Boekend Re:Uh seriously? (71 comments)

That doesn't mean Coca cola can solve those problems.

about three weeks ago
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Nvidia Sinks Moon Landing Hoax Using Virtual Light

Neil Boekend Re:Not gonna matter (275 comments)

Stop looking. I am big foot.

about a month ago
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Intel Putting 3D Scanners In Consumer Tablets Next Year, Phones To Follow

Neil Boekend Re:Uses? (75 comments)

I would love an app that can tell me wich of the myrad of threads a pipe connection has. Is it NPT? Is it BSP-T? Is it metric?

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Have You Experienced Fear Driven Development?

Neil Boekend Re:Why Do You Accept This? (232 comments)

From my experience: fear usually inhibits creativity. Thus a FDD shop is probably not really innovative.
This may seem suitable for run of the mill work, even there I wouldn't advise FDD. All your good programmers are going to wise up and get a new job, in a company like Gazzonyx's.

about a month ago
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Micron Releases 16nm-Process SSDs With Dynamic Flash Programming

Neil Boekend Re:Lifetime at 16nm? (66 comments)

Any important data should be backed up.

about a month ago
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I think next winter will be:

Neil Boekend Re:Statistics (148 comments)

I spend half the winter hoping that polar vortex would come our way. Our winter sucked. It was wet and not cold enough.

about a month ago

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Google privacy policy change

Neil Boekend Neil Boekend writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Neil Boekend (1854906) writes "Dear Google user,
We're getting rid of over 60 different privacy policies across Google and replacing them with one that's a lot shorter and easier to read. Our new policy covers multiple products and features, reflecting our desire to create one beautifully simple and intuitive experience across Google.
We believe this stuff matters, so please take a few minutes to read our updated Privacy Policy and Terms of Service at http://www.google.com/policies. These changes will take effect on March 1, 2012."

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