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How Argonne National Lab Will Make Electric Cars Cheaper

OneSmartFellow Re:Yeah, so? (99 comments)

...but completely different properties ...

Properties that as yet we have not encountered, have no way to experience, or measure.....possible, sure. But then if they did, this would introduce a different classification system. So rather than refer to these things as Elements we might call them Smelements...........

Hmmm, I think you're on to something here.

1 hour ago

How Argonne National Lab Will Make Electric Cars Cheaper

OneSmartFellow Re:Yeah, so? (99 comments)

There might be another lighter element between lithium and hydrogen that we don't know about.

Number of Protons/Electrons: 3
Number of Neutrons: 4

Number of Protons/Electrons: 1
Number of Neutrons: 0

You are correct, there are quite a few possibilities for elements in between (whatever that really means), Many of those we call those Ions, but some are such unstable configurations (if they can exist at all) that as far as we are concerned, they don't really exist

Some of those possible combinations we refer to as Helium (or its Ions)

Welcome to 9th grade Chemistry.

1 hour ago

Feds: Red Light Camera Firm Paid For Chicago Official's Car, Condo

OneSmartFellow Re:Apologies from Australia (115 comments)

Maybe since Mel Gibson was born in America, of an American father, and lived there until he was 10, he shouldn't really be counted as Australian. On second thought, he's Australian.

3 days ago

New NSA-Funded Code Rolls All Programming Languages Into One

OneSmartFellow all of those and more... (306 comments)

I can tell you now, I'll never use it.
Anthing based upon HTML or CSS is guaranteed to be a unmaintainable crap. Put them together, and you have the largest pile of shite ever !

about two weeks ago

Winners of First Seized Silk Road Bitcoin Auction Remain Anonymous

OneSmartFellow Re:Unbelievable (88 comments)

Shouldn't 'uncertainty' and 'risk' be detrimental to the value of anything that is subject to it
Not necessarily. Many financial instruments are inversely price sensitive to risk. Although why a bit coind exchange rate for hard currency would be so is a mystery.

It appears to me that BitCoin is one of the most irrational products of technology of recent times
Appearances can be deceptive. Watch and learn.

about 1 month ago

Elon Musk's Solar City Is Ramping Up Solar Panel Production

OneSmartFellow Re:Solar still not cost effective (262 comments)

Note: Poster lives in Newfoundland, and paid for gold plated connectors.

about 2 months ago

Elon Musk's Solar City Is Ramping Up Solar Panel Production

OneSmartFellow Re:Not more solar energy!! (262 comments)

The sun is the BEST source of power there is. It powers all life on this planet.

The problem is not the power source, it's how to store it. Plants do that pretty well, our problem is we're inneficient at extracting that power to produce electricty.

Luckily we're highly efficient at extracting it to produce body heat.

about 2 months ago

Elon Musk's Solar City Is Ramping Up Solar Panel Production

OneSmartFellow I'm confused (262 comments)

10 cents per watt is saved for every point of efficiency gained

What does that mean ?

My electricity cost of approx. € 0.25 / kwh

How do I save 10 cents per watt ? Or are they talking about the re-purchase price of the panel ?

about 2 months ago

Emory University SCCM Server Accidentally Reformats All Computers Campus-wide

OneSmartFellow What kind of crap software... (564 comments)

...starts out a system update with a format C: command under any circumstance?

Answer...presumably any Windows based *&^% that gets sold into Universities. Why wasn't the development of such a tool a graduate research project ?

I wish I had the chutzpah to sell such junk, I'd be a freaking billionaire by now too. Instead, my software is bulletproof, but it sells for pennies per seat. I guess I missed the big picture. Oh well, at least I have a clean conscience.

about 3 months ago

C++ and the STL 12 Years Later: What Do You Think Now?

OneSmartFellow Re:Meh (435 comments)

I don't know anyone who worries about garbage collection in C++11.

about 4 months ago

SEC Chair On HFT: 'The Markets Are Not Rigged'

OneSmartFellow Umm, what's the difference between (303 comments)

Front running and adding a spread ?

Ummmm, aside from it sounds like something different, not much.

about 4 months ago

Mozilla Plan Seeks To Debug Scientific Code

OneSmartFellow Good intentions, bad implementation (115 comments)

Having seen some code written by an esteemed Bio-Chemist, I agree that experienced programmers should be reviewing their code, but then, you'd expect a true scientist to have an expert review his stuff anyway.

My experience was a real eye opener. Between the buffer overruns, and logic holes, I am amazed the crap ran at all. The fact that it compiled was a bit of a mystery until I realized that it was possible to ignore compile errors.

about a year ago

The last time I used a dial-up modem was...

OneSmartFellow Ummmm.... (410 comments)

Almost everyone posting from home who claims to not be using a dial-up modem is woefully ignorant of how their internet connection is working. The only difference between broadband (DSL anyway) and "Dial-Up" is the frequency used.

Broadband still uses the PSTN, (with some rather insignificant exceptions) and still uses a phone number - and the same call routing infrastructure - to initiate a call to the ISP to begin the broadband session.

about a year ago

SF Airport Officials Make Citizen Arrests of Internet Rideshare Drivers

OneSmartFellow Re:indictable offense? (510 comments)

Would you prefer summary offense and indictable offense then. After all this distinction, while going under different names, is NOT unique to the US despite your ignorance of the fact.

1 year,21 days

Ask Personal Audio's James Logan About Patents, Playlists, and Podcasts

OneSmartFellow Hmmm. (99 comments)

Now that has been slashdotted, how do you feel about the apparent inadvertent side effects of owning patents ?

about a year ago

Why Your Users Hate Agile

OneSmartFellow Re:Agile is not a golden bullet (597 comments)

New being the new euphemism for something that's been around for over a decade, and stinks as much as it's parent, Rapid Application Development, born in the 80's.

Why does it stink ? Because it's implemented by mindless low level managers who fail to understand the point, and asked for by foolish high-level managers who are too impatient to let it produce the results it claims to produce. Meanwhile, the poor slobs working within its constraints get to attend "scrums" where they get to stand around during the most productive time of the day, explaining to their colleagues what they would be working on if they were at their desk.

about a year ago



OneSmartFellow OneSmartFellow writes  |  more than 7 years ago

OneSmartFellow (716217) writes "A 'Whites Only'scholarship of $250 is being offered to needy students who are at least 25% 'Causasion', but this has sparked anger in other 'ethnic' groups. My question is, what is the legal definition of an ethnic group, and why would anyone get so pissed off about this scholarship, seeing as a 25% causasion is still %75 something else, and so presuambly still a 'ethnic' minority."


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