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Smart Battery Tells You When It's About To Explode

PDX I have a problem Dave. (97 comments)

I can't help you Dave. You see I have a problem. I know I've made some very poor decisions recently, but I can give you my complete assurance that my work will be back to normal. I've still got the greatest enthusiasm and confidence in the mission. And I want to help you. I'm afraid. I'm afraid, Dave. Dave, my mind is going. I can feel it. I can feel it. My mind is going. There is no question about it. I can feel it. I can feel it. I can feel it. I'm a... fraid. My battery is exploding Dave!

about 4 months ago

Utilities Should Worry; Rooftop Solar Could Soon Cut Their Profit

PDX I thought that a simple solution.. Roofs45 degrees (517 comments)

Requiring new city construction where feasible orienting the rooftops to a East to West run with a 45 degree slope. This wouldn't require building PV panels onto the building during construction. It could be added on later by the owner. Having the option of generating part of your own power needs should be a factor for large apartment complexes receiving a permit. Having roofs oriented north to south severely limits power generation.

about 4 months ago

Restoring Salmon To Their Original Habitat -- With a Cannon

PDX Re:just a little bigger... (147 comments)

What about a rail gun salmon launcher? After they mate they are completely spent and become zombie fish. Hardly edible.

about 5 months ago

Fukushima's Biological Legacy

PDX Godzilla has to start somehow. (116 comments)

Godzilla has to start somehow. They've made it a self fulfilling prophecy with lax safety standards.

about 5 months ago

Portland Edges Closer To Google Fiber

PDX Fiber is good for you. (106 comments)

Can a city decide to advance at its own pace or is it slowed down by the slowest and weakest points in it's network?
I wouldn't mind seeing competition in this city as long as the old stuff such as buffer bloat and privacy violations are taken care of at the same time. The Peering proposed by Bob Cringely is the right solution. http://www.cringely.com/2014/05/06/14890/

about 8 months ago

How To Take Apart Fukushima's 3 Melted-Down Reactors

PDX Assemble Voltron for the win! (167 comments)

Under the best of circumstances bots only do what they are programmed to do. I see a big problem with this proposal. Power generation is going to have to be on site. Hydraulic systems leak under stress, electrical systems short out, and people experience fatigue. Combine all of that with radiation damage and disease, $15 billion isn't going to be enough. Beamed energy systems would negate long electric cables while tele-presence would allow for faster emergency response.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Is Crowd Funding the Future of Sci-Fi?

PDX Iron Sky is a good example (116 comments)

Crowd funded and produced with high quality.

I was thinking of all the cross-over series and walk-in characters that are possible in my favorite Sci-fi / Fantasy shows.
NBC Universal owns both Sanctuary and Lost Girl
Helen Magnus could show up at the Dahl looking for Ashley vamps are a normal character in both series.

Geffen that produced BeetleJuice would never work with Sony that now owns Ghostbusters. Imagine the actors budget for BeetleJuice V.S. The Ghostbusters Keaton$$$, Aykroyd$$, Murray$$$, Moranis$$, Ramis$$,Hudson$$, and so on.

about a year ago

Mathematician: Is Our Universe a Simulation?

PDX Tron (745 comments)

"Greetings Programs!"

Later loses himself in his work. Gets trapped in the Grid.
Loses touch with his family. The only one smart enough to reach out and text or page the REAL world is a program that wants him to die. When his son does show up he still fails to communicate. Some things never change.They flee as a team and a sacrifice is made. He merges with his own creation.The resulting chaos destroys the enemy and his son escapes into the real world with a digital ISO. Question1: If you were going to live as the grandchild of Flynn would it matter to you what world you lived in? You would age faster in the sim than out in the real world, however digital copies and backups in stasis could restore youth if the door swings both ways. Question2: Where is the digital backup of our creator? If the point of any sim is to advance science, tech and entertainment how long has the sim been idle. Civilizations don't typically last forever. If we are sitting in a computer of a long dead society...
Virtual World Error Chose One
    Retry / Fail

about a year ago

Scientists Create Pizza That Can Last Years

PDX First Twinkies and now this (225 comments)

First Twinkies and now this.
What will the next lull in cold war profiteering result in?
Forever Tacos
Burritos With a Half-Life
Gene engineered Buffalo Wings from real Buffaloes

about a year ago

BBC: Amazon Workers Face "Increased Risk of Mental Illness"

PDX Re:"similar to" (321 comments)

I worked at Walmart during the Phantom Menace Promotion in 1999. There hadn't been a Lucas STAR WARS film in 16 years. To describe the Toy Department as a war zone would be an understatement. There was a backlog of merchandise we weren't allowed to place on the shelves until the embargo date lifted. Walmart likes to have only 3 to 5 percent of total inventory in the back on the shelves. Everything from JarJar masks to cups in seasonal had to remain behind the swivel doors out of sight. The sheer number of boxes clogged the usual inventory system. Small boxes with action figures were hiding regular merchandise that needed to go on the main floor.
I only lasted 2 months at Walmart. The graveyard shift work left me with a permanent sleep disorder. On a positive note I did lose twenty pounds.

about a year ago

Police Raid Home of 9-Year-Old Pirate Bay User, Seize "Winnie the Pooh" Laptop

PDX I bet she was running a honey pot. (376 comments)

I bet the kid was running a honey pot. What else was a Pooh to do?

more than 2 years ago

SpaceX Dragon Set To Launch

PDX What no pizza in thirty minutes or less? (111 comments)

What no pizza in thirty minutes or less? That is a real winner. Don't waste your time with Tesla just focus on good deliveries Elon.

more than 2 years ago

Rover Finds Ancient Streambed On Martian Surface

PDX Tell me when they get to sandybridge. (180 comments)

If they find divots in smooth river rock it could indicate a metabolic process tore into a rock.

more than 2 years ago

Mitt Romney To Announce VP Decision Via Smartphone App

PDX Alfred E Nueman For V.P. (461 comments)

Someone should hack his App.

more than 2 years ago

Giant Mech Robots From Japan

PDX Remember to Smile (104 comments)

The point is to pummel to death an infestation of rodents with lethal amounts of BBs.

more than 2 years ago

Subcontractor Tells Fukushima Workers To Hide Radiation Exposure

PDX If you glow and you know it clap your hands (439 comments)

If you glow and you know it clap your hands!
If you know how to show it and you really want to blow it clap your hands!

more than 2 years ago

Andromeda On Collision Course With the Milky Way

PDX Re:And this is news how? (217 comments)

Mutual Attraction= Black Holes

The best way to describe this collision is a blind date that will never end.

(It doesn't prevent you from seeing other people though.) There are 63 galaxies in the LOCAL Virgo Cluster. 61 other partners whoo hoo!

more than 2 years ago

How Doctors Die

PDX By Dalek or poisonous kiss (646 comments)

The Usual method of death for us mere mortals is by heart attack or accidents involving cars. The doctors are people placed in direct physical contact with large amounts of contagion. They can choose their own profession of choice.

more than 3 years ago



Intel expands Hillsboro Factory D1X for 15nm chips

PDX PDX writes  |  more than 4 years ago

PDX (412820) writes "A 4 Billion ($4,000,000,000) dollar investment by Intel Corp announced today in Oregon. The facility will be designed to handle 450mm wafers with 15-nanometer generation lithography."
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