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Toyota Names Upcoming Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car

Obscene_CNN Re:great (192 comments)

You forgot the destroyed Ozone layer due to hydrogen leakage.

5 days ago
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Philae landed three times and is still not anchored to Rosetta.

Obscene_CNN Without the harpoons it s not going to stay there. (3 comments)

Without the harpoons it s not going to stay there. As the comet approaches the sun and it's surface starts to boil off the out gassing will push the lander off.

about two weeks ago
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Fuel-Less Gravity Powered Flight - Crackpot or Visionary?

Obscene_CNN Why does this thing keep coming back here? (1 comments)

Why does this thing keep coming back here? Do people really think we are that stupid? Kill this stupid story with fire!

about two weeks ago
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Website peeps into 73,000 unsecured security cameras via default passwords

Obscene_CNN Security info doesn't have to be private to work (1 comments)

Security camera info doesn't have to be private. Several businesses have monitors placed so customers can see them just so the customers know they are being watched and recorded. This has the benefit of deterring bad behavior. The only real threat is someone going in and changing the password so that no one can see the video stream.

about two weeks ago
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The gravitational force doesn't have an infinite range after all

Obscene_CNN Boy, Someone was desperate to be published. (1 comments)

Boy, Someone was desperate to be published. Summary: Gravity's range isn't infinite because the universe hasn't had time to expand to infinity yet. Duh!

about two weeks ago
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The Airplane of the Future Won't Have Windows

Obscene_CNN Re:What is the benefit? (7 comments)

"Screens" wouldn't do it for me, and I'm not claustrophobic by nature. Apart from the unpleasant, unnatural atmosphere of current-technology artificial lighting, I guess it boils down to a perhaps irrational thought that if I'm going to crash, I want to see where I'm crashing...

Or just the rational thought you might like to see where fire is outside a crashed plane before deciding where to exit it from.

about a month ago
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The Airplane of the Future Won't Have Windows

Obscene_CNN Sorry, Windows are a safety feature. (7 comments)

Sorry, Windows are a safety feature. Light from outside must be able to come in from outside the aircraft to aid in emergency exits.

about a month ago
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What Will It Take To Make Automated Vehicles Legal In the US?

Obscene_CNN Re:What will it take? (320 comments)

The states don't want to give up the money they make off of drunk drivers. It won't happen.

about a month ago
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Why is Apple installing outdated and vulnerable 3rd party libraries with iTunes

Obscene_CNN Re:Wrong in so many ways (6 comments)

I guess they no longer teach basic business principals in troll school. 1) If someone runs XP their money is just as good as someone running windows 10. 2) If they can't run your sales software you won't get their money. 3) If you require someone running XP to buy a newer version of windows they will have less money to buy stuff from you.

about a month ago
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Why is Apple installing outdated and vulnerable 3rd party libraries with iTunes

Obscene_CNN for compatibility (6 comments)

Its probably so that it will run on windows version that are older than 7 years old (Yes people still run XP and will continue to run it for a while).

about a month ago

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Can a kitty litter box help predict earthquakes?

Obscene_CNN Obscene_CNN writes  |  5 days ago

Obscene_CNN (3652201) writes "Can kitty litter boxes help predict earthquakes? A company has produced a a scale that sits beneath a kitty litter box and monitors the cats activity and weight. It then can be monitored via a smartphone app. A NSF grant is using it to see if pets can predict natural disasters."
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Should Slashdot start a stupid story blacklist?

Obscene_CNN Obscene_CNN writes  |  about two weeks ago

Obscene_CNN (3652201) writes "Should Slashdot start a stupid story blacklist? Time and time again I see the same stupid story with the same write-up submitted to Slashdot about the "gravity plane". It is blatant investor scam that will never work. Should Slashdot just set up a filter for the a link to www.fuellessflight.com or the stupid gizmag article about it and automatically dump it? Should they start a similar process for other stupid or scam stories? How should Slashdot decide how stupid or scam articles get added to the black list?"
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Fracking to improve geothermal energy.

Obscene_CNN Obscene_CNN writes  |  about a month ago

Obscene_CNN (3652201) writes "On the Newberry volcano in Oregon an experiment began to enhance geothermal energy output. Stimulation of the Newberry Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) Demonstration injection well, NWG 55-29, began on September 23. Since then they have successfully injected approximately 3,000,000 gallons of water into the expanding EGS reservoir. The first microseismic events (earthquakes) associated with stimulation were recorded on September 28, and to date over 200 events have been located by the microseismic array (MSA)."
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Solar plant scorches birds in mid air

Obscene_CNN Obscene_CNN writes  |  about 3 months ago

Obscene_CNN (3652201) writes "The new solar energy plant that is owned by Google and two energy companies is killing birds in mid air. The plant which works by concentrating the suns rays is killing and igniting the birds as they fall out of the sky. BrightSource Energy, NRG Solar, and Google say they are studying methods of reducing the bird deaths."
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The human body shouldn't bend like this

Obscene_CNN Obscene_CNN writes  |  about 5 months ago

Obscene_CNN (3652201) writes "Not your normal slashdot material but the human body shouldn't bend like this. This may make some slashdot readers get turned on while others may wince in pain (It is safe for work). Either way it must be seen to be believed!! (or to claim its photo shopped) ;)"
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Kickstarter won't let you fund a Death Star :(

Obscene_CNN Obscene_CNN writes  |  about 6 months ago

Obscene_CNN (3652201) writes "When you are only working part time you tend to look for business opportunities and additional employment. After seeing a few kickstarter projects being pimped on here leveraging other people's work they give out for free I figured why not go big time. I decided to try and fund a Death Star.

Of course there are a few problems with trying to create this project on kickstarter. First they want a location and high earth orbit isn't acceptable. Next they won't let you fund a $2,900,000,000,000,000,000 USD project. And finally they have this stupid no weapons or dangerous device policy.

Now the first issue can be fixed by a simple change in the webpage to allow places they don't recognize. Its not like this is the first project to built in space. They should be expecting this as they do have a category for space projects.

For the second issue, funding limits. I guess they worry you can't raise $2.9 quintillion in 60 days. Really it would only cost about $2.7 quintillion http://www.pcmag.com/article2/... but after Kickstarter and Amazon take their cut it bumps the price to another $200 quadrillion. I really think that if they would be willing to drop their percentage in half they could still be happy making $100 quadrillion. Lets face it dropping the funding goal $100 quadrillion improves the odds of any kickstarter project working.

Now for the final issue of their weapons policy. Since this project will be built in space there will be no governing laws other than the laws of physics. Why would they prohibit this? I can only speculate that they are under the impression that Death Star owners run around blowing up planets like they see in the movies. In reality there is not one document case of a Death Star owner doing this. As long as they continue to buy into the Death Star control freaks hype from the planet Alderaan we won't be able to get this project off the ground.

This is where I need your help. Please send them feedback to encourage them to make changes to their website and policies to allow this project. You can contact them here. https://www.kickstarter.com/co...

Thank You"

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