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How Gaseous, Neptune-Like Planets Can Become Habitable

Noah Haders Re:next daft question (58 comments)

On the contrary, at the current rate of increase of smog production, Earth is going to transform into a gas planet.

smog has been going down in the US for 3 decades. in china it is going up, however.

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How Gaseous, Neptune-Like Planets Can Become Habitable

Noah Haders Re:An X-Ray baked hellscape sound perfect (58 comments)

yes but even if it were in a habitable zone, it would still be drenched in xray and UV, so I'm not sure how habitable it would really be...

yesterday
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George R. R. Martin's "The Winds of Winter" Wiill Not Be Published In 2015

Noah Haders Re:Never finish (167 comments)

Also was interesting to hear that he *does* have a plot outline, he knows how it will end, who lives and dies and who comes out on top

Valar morghulis man, valar morghulis .

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Engineers Develop 'Ultrarope' For World's Highest Elevator

Noah Haders Re:just put a motor on the elevator itself (247 comments)

actually I disagree with you about scaling problems. The central issue in this discussion is that the counterweight system doesn't scale well because above a certain height the cables become too heavy. The self propelled system works at any height with no scaling issues.

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Apple Posts $18B Quarterly Profit, the Highest By Any Company, Ever

Noah Haders Re:Tax (521 comments)

then a lot of CEOs would be going down to the courthouse to change their names, then going to the dance studio to learn some moves. This is how these things work.

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Engineers Develop 'Ultrarope' For World's Highest Elevator

Noah Haders Re:just put a motor on the elevator itself (247 comments)

regenerative descent is interesting. This way even though the elevator will still require big motors and may accelerate slower, the power required will be less.

the self propelled elevator starts to make sense at a certain elevator shaft height. eventually with really long shafts the weight of the cable dwarfs the weight of the passengers and becomes an off-balance load, requiring bigger motors to handle. Also see my comment below about the coolest idea ever for "spider" elevators that climb along the outside of the building.

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Microsoft To Invest In Rogue Android Startup Cyanogen

Noah Haders Re:Video search != video hosting (275 comments)

. Bing Videos is to Google Videos as Myspace is to YouTube

OOOOOH BURRRRRRN

2 days ago
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Microsoft To Invest In Rogue Android Startup Cyanogen

Noah Haders Re:pot and kettle (275 comments)

idk, what's the quote.

2 days ago
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Microsoft To Invest In Rogue Android Startup Cyanogen

Noah Haders Re:Good luck to them... (275 comments)

Guess what, you want Youtube, you MUST take Gmail, Calendar, Photos, Docs and all the rest as well.

whaa? i watch youtube all the time with a gmail, docs, etc.

Heck, Microsoft doesn't even have a compelling YouTube alternative!

whaa? videos.bing.com is a total pornucopia.

2 days ago
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US Air Force Selects Boeing 747-8 To Replace Air Force One

Noah Haders Re: track record (291 comments)

remember the sully sullenburger thing? he landed on no engines.

2 days ago
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US Air Force Selects Boeing 747-8 To Replace Air Force One

Noah Haders Re:Not going to disappear quickly.... (291 comments)

by 2022 the first world will be the third world and the third world will be on top!

2 days ago
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US Air Force Selects Boeing 747-8 To Replace Air Force One

Noah Haders Re:track record (291 comments)

Or a MCC-197 surface to air missile...

2 days ago
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US Air Force Selects Boeing 747-8 To Replace Air Force One

Noah Haders Re: track record (291 comments)

yes but a 4-engine plan can land on just 2 engines. that's one less engine.

2 days ago
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Apple Posts $18B Quarterly Profit, the Highest By Any Company, Ever

Noah Haders Re: inflation embiggens numbers (521 comments)

each of the employees receives a job and a fair wage, otherwise they would work eselwhere :)

3 days ago
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The iPad Is 5 Years Old This Week, But You Still Don't Need One

Noah Haders Re:Sort of like shitposting... (298 comments)

the price is not similar. Surface pro 3 is double the price of the ipad. And while ipad was designed to be used without a keyboard, it's clear from MS that they expect you to buy their fabric keyboard.

3 days ago
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The iPad Is 5 Years Old This Week, But You Still Don't Need One

Noah Haders Re:Sort of like shitposting... (298 comments)

i agree about ultraportable computer. This is why if you look at their advertising they compare the surface against a MacBook air, not an ipad. Also it's double the price of an entry level ipad.

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Engineers Develop 'Ultrarope' For World's Highest Elevator

Noah Haders Re:Armchair engineering at its finest (247 comments)

that's actually a cool idea. I would call it the "Russian nesting doll elevator". but wouldn't this require that the inner cradle have a cable for the full length of the building?

3 days ago

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Let's talk about #GamerGate

Noah Haders Noah Haders writes  |  about 3 months ago

Noah Haders (3621429) writes "It's been a while since #GG has been foaming at the mouth, and I feel like we've never had a good nerdrage post about it. So let's get it out of our systems! I'll ask the question: What do you think about #GamerGate? What lessons should a budding games designer take from this?"
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Google buying satellite constellation network; will watch your every movement

Noah Haders Noah Haders writes  |  about 7 months ago

Noah Haders (3621429) writes "The Wall Street Journal profiles one of Google's recent acquisitions which has implications on mapping, competitive intelligence and even privacy. Skybox Imaging is an intelligence company that by the year 2018 will be able to take satellite imaging to the next level:
By the time its entire fleet of 24 satellites has launched in 2018, Skybox will be imaging the entire Earth at a resolution sufficient to capture, for example, real-time video of cars driving down the highway. And it will be doing it three times a day.
The ability to take such frequent imaging will certainly aid Google's Maps product, but it also opens up a market for competitive intelligence. Skybox says they are already looking at Foxconn every week and are able to pinpoint the next iPhone release based on the density of trucks outside their manufacturing facilities.

Google plans on initially using the technology to improve their Maps product, potentially providing more up-to-date satellite images, but Skybox executives have long term plans for offering their data to outside developers for a fee."

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