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Duke Energy Scraps Plans For Florida Nuclear Plant, Forced To Delay Others

NotOverHere Re:Let's clarify that one (233 comments)

As a former Navy Nuke, I've always been partial to SL-1 since it was a (thankfully) small but spectacular fuck-up. It's macabre, but where else do you have to read as a lessons-learned was that a man was impaled upon the ceiling for improper maintenance? I do agree that the technology has vastly improved and we need new designs to pull the clunkers from the '70s from operation. Outright ban them or build them; no more half measures.

about a year and a half ago

TSA Saw My Junk, Missed Razor Blades, Says Adam Savage

NotOverHere Re:I'm joking, I have a squigly line. (609 comments)

Modded off-topic? Bizarre. Grammar jokes are the heart and soul of Slashdot.

I think you misspelled "grammer".

Nope, he got it right. You got it wrong :)

I believe that Whoosh jokes are also part of the afore mentioned heart and soul jokes!

more than 4 years ago

UK-Developed 'DNA Spray' Marks Dutch Thieves With Trackable Water

NotOverHere Re:Water? (191 comments)

This will be usable for a few years, then you'll eventually have some plausible deniablity when it it over used

I also know from experience that a 50ml pot of SmartWater is enough to chemically mark every PC or electrical item in a school several times a year and last several years.

It's also very good for equipment recovery. It basically guarantees identification / return of stolen property if it comes into police hands. but with SmartWater once it's in police possession even the smallest tiny speck of SmartWater (which can be deployed even on hard-to-cleanse areas like across the PCB's of (unpowered) motherboards) or similar will link it to it's owner.

If this stuff spreads with the ease that TFA describes, it's going to get everywhere. How many law enforcement agencies do you think are going to take Joe Blow's word that they "only touched something that was touched by someone else, who I shook hands with?

Experiment: Spill some powered detergent with color safe bleach. Leave it in a public space for a day. Use a UV light to track its spread. Count how many people are now "marked" that were not the original spilling "criminal".

Yes, this product is uniquely identified, and easily indiscriminately spread. Just use Monsanto as an example of a unique item is being spread by the wind to people being accused of stealing.

more than 4 years ago

Blockbuster Files For Bankruptcy

NotOverHere Re:So sad, but it's time (390 comments)

Their policies store to store also hastened their demise. Their prices were on the steeper side, but there used to be a store on a couple of blocks away on my way home from work. Convenience did balance out price.

After moving to new location, for about a year, I tried to rent a game console so I could try before I bought an Xbox for Halo 2. I was told I had to put down a deposit that was more than the current selling price of the Xbox because I had only done 60 rentals with that store on a blockbuster account with nearly a thousand rentals (over many years). The associate acknowledged the prolific Blockbuster rentals, but that was store policy. I haven't been in a Blockbuster since.

I finally got them to stop trying to get me to come back when I explained that a local chain was always 3/4 to 1/2 Blockbuster's prices.

more than 4 years ago

Self-Powered Parts Are the Future

NotOverHere Re:all hail the future (101 comments)

I don't know, my watch has been working just fine with the same motion, minus the grip of death.

more than 4 years ago

Charles Darwin's Best-Kept Secret

NotOverHere Re:Units (254 comments)

That would be a shit load.

Metric or Imperial?

more than 4 years ago

IBM Unveils Fastest Microprocessor Ever

NotOverHere Re:speed meh (292 comments)

Would it work for multiple copies of Crysis? Say on a couple dozen VT220s?

more than 4 years ago

Armed Man Takes Hostages At Discovery Channel HQ

NotOverHere Re:Think of the Froggies! (1090 comments)

Won't somebody please think of the Froggies!

...and the lambs and sloths, and carp and anchovies, and orangutans and breakfast cereals, and fruit-bats and large chu..

...Skip a bit, Brother...

more than 4 years ago

Pentagon Confirms 2008 Computer Breach — 'Worst Ever'

NotOverHere Re:The right reaction? (157 comments)

Or the Navy does a similar PR shoot. The Wrong Panel was in the screen shot, and we have to stop using the phrase "in excess of 400 foot", because the legible gauge was very much so "in excess".

more than 4 years ago

7-Inch iPad Rumored

NotOverHere iStenographer's Pad (233 comments)

I would maybe buy it as long as it's Gregg ruled.

more than 4 years ago

Set Free Your Inner Jedi (Or Pyro)

NotOverHere Wicked Powered (463 comments)

Is it possible that this laser is so powerful that it could power additional pages of Wicked Powered?
Could it be used to lase at least one more story arc?

more than 4 years ago

Foxconn May Close Factories In China

NotOverHere Re:I want a fact check (476 comments)

Damn our minimum wages, safe working conditions, evironmental laws and employee protection laws!

When profit is used as the only motivation, I do believe we've damned ourselves.

more than 4 years ago

The Star Wars Kid Is Back

NotOverHere Re:Slashdot is NOT helping here... (275 comments)

We've probably done similiar if not sillier shit in our childhoods.

Most of us hopefully stopped doing such things long before we were 14...

Hopefully some of us are still doing such things long after we were 14... with a life-lesson that you don't tape it unless you really want to share it.

more than 4 years ago

UK Students Build Electric Car With 248-Mile Range

NotOverHere Re:What the article doesn't mention.... (192 comments)

The gold plated, low oxygen copper cables to connect you Monster Battery, well if you have to ask how much those cost... you can't afford them. But Best Buy will be happy to sell them to you!

more than 3 years ago

How To Grow a Head

NotOverHere Re:They always say (355 comments)

Does this mean that Steve Martin would have to make a sequel for "The Man with Two Brains"?
Wasn't his whole dilemma that his brain to cranial cavity ratio was some ratio greater than one?

more than 4 years ago

The World's First Full Face Transplant

NotOverHere Re:Damn it, Dick! (193 comments)

Let me give you a hint..

It involves advanced interrogation techniques and water.
He swears that it's not torture! But only if you really, really believe!

more than 4 years ago

SEC Proposes Wall Street Transparency Via Python

NotOverHere Re:Rule 1291.3120-b-Clause 32 Section 1.1 (278 comments)

Occam's Razer

As does spelling not applying on Slashdot.

The simplest explanation might be that is a lowly typing error

more than 4 years ago


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