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Re: the debt deal reached Sunday night ...

NervousWreck I like the choices (788 comments)

Note that the only choice that contained "I'm familiar with it" was the "ambivalent" one. Great comment on all the loudmouths.

more than 3 years ago
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Facebook Is Most Hated Social Media Company

NervousWreck It stands to reason. (165 comments)

Social media is an inherently annoying service. Facebook is the largest social network out there, thus it has more people hating it the same way more Americans hate the IRS than the Polish Ministry of Finance.

more than 3 years ago
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Stanford Students Build "JediBot"

NervousWreck Re:Laws of Robotics (157 comments)

If a robot is not sophisticated enough to obey orders that aren't hardcoded, is it in violation of the second law?

more than 3 years ago
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Police Vulture Training Not a Success

NervousWreck Interesting... (65 comments)

I thought vultures employed police, not the other way around.

more than 3 years ago
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IBM Creates Multi-Bit Phase Change Memory

NervousWreck Dammit! (82 comments)

I this story went up as I hit submit on it.

more than 3 years ago
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Among the Costs of War: $20B In Air Conditioning

NervousWreck Re:Interesting. (409 comments)

The saying is great advice. The problem is that people think it applies to improvements. In terms of cost vs. benefit there is no reason to go through the hassle of fixing/replacing something if what you fixed is will give you the same crappy benefits for the same obscene cost as before you started. Actually improving something whether in terms of efficiency or features is another story.

more than 3 years ago
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New Technology Turns Windows Into Solar Panels

NervousWreck Re:Light in on the subject (86 comments)

Windows with southern exposure get light all day. Sometimes it gets a bit much, especially in hot areas in the summer. The windows are tinted anyway, why not get some use out of them?

more than 3 years ago
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No Additional Firefox 4 Security Updates

NervousWreck So they kill support for an old version... (445 comments)

before the new one is even fully ready for release. IOW, they deliberately break their own software. Can someone please explain what kind of sense this makes?

more than 3 years ago
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Mozilla Labs: the URL Bar Has To Go

NervousWreck Re:Following Google to Stupidity (591 comments)

Maybe a smarter move would be integrating Omnibar into firefox by default.

more than 3 years ago
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Website Devoted to Makeshift Toilets After Earthquake

NervousWreck Awesome! (2 comments)

SHIT! Those are some cool-ass seats!

more than 3 years ago
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Disempowering the Singular Sysadmin?

NervousWreck Re:why? (433 comments)

This.

more than 3 years ago
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Louisiana, Intelligent Design, and Science Classes

NervousWreck Re:Great more students to filter out as a Professo (989 comments)

If any student made it that far and has any interest in working on a university research project you can safely assume that they can train -- or have already trained -- themselves beyond their high school's minimal curriculum. The crappier the school, the more likely this is the case, has been my experience coming from the student's side.

more than 4 years ago
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Copyright As Weapon In US Senate Campaign

NervousWreck Re:Boo fuckin' hoo (409 comments)

Does slashdot have a "sees through party line BS" modifier?
If not, Insightful would do. Mod parent up.

more than 4 years ago
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UK Police To Allow Gun Users To Renew Licenses With iPhone App

NervousWreck Re:Mothers (271 comments)

Well, that's one place I want at the top of my "states to live in" list. I live in NYC and know exactly how well the criminalization of self defense doesn't work.

more than 3 years ago
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Iceland Votes "Já" To Proposed News Haven

NervousWreck Re:is it just me? (232 comments)

Check the tax rates. I don't know exactly but I've heard some pretty interesting things from Swedish acquaintances.

more than 4 years ago

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"Artificial Leaf" Produces Electricity

NervousWreck NervousWreck writes  |  more than 3 years ago

NervousWreck (1399445) writes "Daniel Nocera of MIT has developed a new kind of solar cell. [wired.com] The cell, approximately the size of a playing card, sits in a pool of water and breaks the water down into Hydrogen and Oxygen which it stores in fuel cells. Nocera has already signed a contract with the Tata group to manufacture the "leaf.""
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