Beta
×

Welcome to the Slashdot Beta site -- learn more here. Use the link in the footer or click here to return to the Classic version of Slashdot.

Thank you!

Before you choose to head back to the Classic look of the site, we'd appreciate it if you share your thoughts on the Beta; your feedback is what drives our ongoing development.

Beta is different and we value you taking the time to try it out. Please take a look at the changes we've made in Beta and  learn more about it. Thanks for reading, and for making the site better!

Comments

top

Gigabit Cellular Networks Could Happen, With 24GHz Spectrum

Obscene_CNN Re:too much multi pathing at that frequency (50 comments)

The laws of physics are the same as they were 5 years ago. The farther you multipath the more you multipath. The more you multipath the more multipath fading sets in. Each reflection causes a loss in signal strength. Unless they want to set up cell towers every 100 meters its not going to work.

2 days ago
top

Gigabit Cellular Networks Could Happen, With 24GHz Spectrum

Obscene_CNN too much multi pathing at that frequency (50 comments)

There will be too much multi pathing at that frequency. At that high of a frequency the signals bounce off objects instead of penetrating through them. This means that you will need clear line of sight to the cell tower for it to work. Leaves , rain, fog, snow etc will block the signal.

2 days ago
top

Fusion and Fission/LFTR: Let's Do Both, Smartly

Obscene_CNN Re:This sounds like a fanboy cheerleading (217 comments)

Well you can keep on being a fan boy and a cheerleader all you want but it still won't help deal with the main obstacle of LFTR dealing with Uranium-232, its gamma rays, and decay products.

3 days ago
top

Fusion and Fission/LFTR: Let's Do Both, Smartly

Obscene_CNN This sounds like a fanboy cheerleading (217 comments)

This sounds like a fanboy cheerleading. Nothing really informative here just someone saying I support this.

4 days ago
top

Possible claim of superconductivity near water boiling point.

Obscene_CNN this site has claimed room temp superconductors b4 (2 comments)

This site has claimed room temp superconductors before. In fact its claimed them for 3 years but do we see them anywhere? No we don't. This sites claims are dubious at best

5 days ago
top

Pentagon Reportedly Hushed Up Chemical Weapons Finds In Iraq

Obscene_CNN Re:So confused (376 comments)

The chemical weapons were widely dispersed around Iraq by Saddam Husein's Regime. The cover story about there not being any was created to to try and prevent terrorist scouring all of the hidden weapons caches in Iraq for chemical weapons before the US troops had time to find and destroy them. Sadly, after the administration changed it was politically advantageous to perpetuate the cover story and discontinue chem weapons search efforts.

about a week ago
top

Can the Sun Realistically Power Datacenters?

Obscene_CNN Re:No, no feasible storage, not even close (236 comments)

Its not unlimited, you can only build a collection grid so big and the sun sets at night. When you quadruple your infrastructure you also quadruple your cost and considering the cost of solar that isn't an attractive option.

about a week ago
top

Ask Slashdot: Can A Confusing Article Ruin Early Adoption?

Obscene_CNN This was rejected earlier (1 comments)

This was rejected earlier

about a week ago
top

Battery Breakthrough: Researchers Claim 70% Charge In 2 Minutes, 20-Year Life

Obscene_CNN No mention on capacity though (395 comments)

No mention on capacity though. If its capacity is low enough the these claims are easy to achieve.

about a week ago
top

Can the Sun Realistically Power Datacenters?

Obscene_CNN Re:No, no feasible storage, not even close (236 comments)

The molten salt is only good if you convert the heat through a steam cycle that is only about 30% efficient. When you consider you are cooling the salt as you extract energy from it you will drop this efficiency even more as time goes on until heat is put back into it.

about a week ago
top

Netflix Says Ultra-HD Content Costs More, So Subscribers Will Pay More

Obscene_CNN And ISPs will throttle more (1 comments)

And ISPs will throttle more

about a week ago
top

Scientific Linux 7 Released

Obscene_CNN I voted this not the best. (1 comments)

I voted this not the best. It needs a better write up to get a positive vote from me.

about a week ago
top

Smart Battery Tells You When It's About To Explode

Obscene_CNN Re:Never mind the user (97 comments)

To keep from getting sued phone makers will make the chargers to refuse to charge upon finding this out. In fact to avoid litigation phones will probably just display a warning message to replace the battery and refuse to allow any other use until it is done.

about a week ago

Submissions

top

Fracking to improve geothermal energy.

Obscene_CNN Obscene_CNN writes  |  5 days 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)."
Link to Original Source
top

Solar plant scorches birds in mid air

Obscene_CNN Obscene_CNN writes  |  about 2 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."
Link to Original Source
top

The human body shouldn't bend like this

Obscene_CNN Obscene_CNN writes  |  about 4 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) ;)"
Link to Original Source
top

Kickstarter won't let you fund a Death Star :(

Obscene_CNN Obscene_CNN writes  |  about 5 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"

Journals

Obscene_CNN has no journal entries.

Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?