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Hints of Life's Start Found In a Giant Virus

Nevynxxx Re:Yet another proof creation doesn't work! (158 comments)

But if a thing exists outside of time, it can't have actions, it can't have causal relations, it can't create. By definition, if it is outside of time, it cannot change, either itself or anything else, it has not ability for "then".

So how does it create time?

about 2 months ago
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Study: People Would Rather Be Shocked Than Be Alone With Their Thoughts

Nevynxxx Re:How is this different from sensory deprivation? (333 comments)

“You should sit in meditation for twenty minutes every day — unless you’re too busy. Then you should sit for an hour.” -Zen proverb

about 2 months ago
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Is Earth Weighed Down By Dark Matter?

Nevynxxx Re:Oil (247 comments)

My point was more, "how come this thing that's been working for 20 years works, if you theory says it shouldn't". Not if it's actually any use in the field or not ;)

about 8 months ago
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Is Earth Weighed Down By Dark Matter?

Nevynxxx Oil (247 comments)

I thought we'd been using tiny variations in gravity to detect Oil for 20 or so years now, fly over an area and map the underground caverns based off gravity variation.

about 8 months ago
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Did Steve Jobs Pick the Wrong Tablet Size?

Nevynxxx Re:Does it matter? (433 comments)

I read that the issue was actually with battery size/life.... Rather than having the displays.

Smaller form factor brings a smaller volume to fit the battery in. Retina needs a *much* bigger battery, so you either drop the run time, or the display. Apple wanted a consistent run time across tablets.....

about a year and a half ago
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A Humanoid Robot Named "Baxter" Could Revive US Manufacturing

Nevynxxx Re:Can Baxter buy the products it produces? (414 comments)

Todays car has probably a 5 year factory warranty and probably will last for 150-200 miles.

I commute 300 miles a week, how do I get home on Wednesday!

hehe

about a year and a half ago
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What Are the Unwritten Rules of Deleting Code?

Nevynxxx Re:code block history (384 comments)

Have a look at DARCS ;)

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Interviewing Your Boss?

Nevynxxx Re:Use Yourself for an Example (219 comments)

It's also amazing how long it often takes before the phrase "I'd look at the logs" come out, or something like it.

about a year and a half ago
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UK ISPs Asked To Block More File-sharing Websites

Nevynxxx Re:So it begins (89 comments)

LOL, I was being just a touch facetious. But to be fair to the ISPs, they have said they wont do anything without a court order, which does become a little closer to "police-state".

about 2 years ago
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UK ISPs Asked To Block More File-sharing Websites

Nevynxxx Re:So it begins (89 comments)

Which part of the "Hopefully before Christmas....Quicker than before" makes you think we need to get VPNs up *quickly*?

Welcome to the UK, where your Police State moves that slowly it never catches up to you!

about 2 years ago
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US Looks For Input On "The Next Big Things"

Nevynxxx Re:There people are really, really stupid (309 comments)

No. The funding came *after* the inital breakthrough which was pure basic science.

People looked at what Bhor had shown, and what Enstein had shown and said, if we put money into this we can make power, or bombs.

Without the pure basic research that came before it, we'd have nothing.

about 2 years ago
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UK Man Arrested For Offensive Joke Posted On Facebook

Nevynxxx Re:Here's one. (606 comments)

Promptly? Since when do we deport people promptly?

"they are arrested for attempting to setup a joke and eventually deported" would work...

about 2 years ago
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Astronomers Search For Dyson Spheres of Alien Civilizations

Nevynxxx Errmmm... (686 comments)

'but it requires massive amounts of deliberate engineering across an entire civilization.'

And a Dyson Sphere doesn't?

about 2 years ago
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The Mathematics of 'Legitimate Rape' and Pregnancy

Nevynxxx Re:doesn't need a lot of 'mathematics' (1469 comments)

What percent of rape is actually reported? That's a valid, well known unknown. It can be guessed at, but that's about it.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: What's the Most Depressing Sci-fi You've Ever Read?

Nevynxxx Re:or Brazil (1365 comments)

Pervasive surveillance, socio-political engineering, pharmaceutical engineering, artificial birth - it's all there. I would assume you never actually read either book.

I wouldn't assume that. I'd assume the reader is young enough that they don't realise that those things didn't exist when the book was written.

Sci-Fi that's good enough that when the science catches it up, it looks just like fiction. Now that's a skillful writer!

about 2 years ago
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Facebook Scans Chats and Posts For Criminal Activity

Nevynxxx Re:Facebook is a public place (483 comments)

"We need all your servers. Can we have the keys to your datacenter so that we can lock you out, it's far easier than actually removing the srevers?...."

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Which Comic Books To Start My 3-Year-Old With?

Nevynxxx Mouse Guard! (372 comments)

Mouse Guard! The stores may well be over his head, but the art is fantastic. and with Any luck you will be able to draw him intto he the RPG :)

more than 2 years ago

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Manchester Airport body scanners to become compuls

Nevynxxx Nevynxxx writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Nevynxxx (932175) writes "The BBC reports that Mancehster Airport, after a "successful" trial, is to implement full body scanners in all three security areas by the end of the month. All passengers passing through security, will pass through a scanner."
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The Bionic...cat?

Nevynxxx Nevynxxx writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Nevynxxx (932175) writes "The BBC reports on a cat given two Peg Legs, after an accident with a rogue harvester. "We have managed to get the bone and skin to grow into the implant and we have developed an 'exoprosthesis' that allows this implant to work as a see-saw on the bottom of an animal's limbs to give him effectively normal gait." So which is it, Cyborg Cat, or Pirate Cat?"
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How to Justify Second Server for SMB

Nevynxxx Nevynxxx writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Nevynxxx (932175) writes "So, an SMB has a single virtualised server. It obviously runs all mission critical software. IT want to make this redundant, PHBs want justification. Google gives failure rates that basically say, if you have lots of servers, you can expect one to die every X days. But what if you only have one? What statistics are useful for showing the chances for failure? Or would you just focus solely on the consequences? "If it happens it will be this bad.", "how likely is it to happen?", "Errm, don't know." seems like a bad conversation..."

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