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Scientists Baffled By Unknown Source of Ozone-Depleting Chemical

RogueWarrior65 Silly engineering question (285 comments)

Why don't we capture this supposed ozone-depleting chemical and spray it all over urban centers that are now showing rising levels of ozone?

12 hours ago
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Study: Seals Infected Early Americans With Tuberculosis

RogueWarrior65 TB or not TB (74 comments)

Consumption be done about it? Of cough, of cough.
It's not the cough that carries you off. It's the coffin they carry you off in.

Thank you. I'll be here all week. Try the veal.

12 hours ago
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Judge Rejects $324.5 Million Settlement For Tech Workers, Argues For More

RogueWarrior65 Who gets the money? (268 comments)

The lawyers are going to make a yacht-load of money off of this. Will the actual plaintiffs get anything or will they get coupons for discounts on cellphone cases?

about two weeks ago
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FCC Mandates Text-to-911 From All US Wireless Carriers

RogueWarrior65 Say 'hello' to yet another fee on your bill (80 comments)

Yes, there are places in the country where a text message can get through but a phone call can't so for search & rescue, this makes sense. All benefit aside though, you can bet that you will see yet another fee on your cellphone bill.

about two weeks ago
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Animal Behaviour Specialists Map Out the Social Networks of Cows

RogueWarrior65 Re:I object. (66 comments)

Taste's like chicken, obviously.

about two weeks ago
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Georgia Tech Researchers Jailbreak iOS 7.1.2

RogueWarrior65 Has Verizon gotten wise to MyWi? (136 comments)

Anyone notice that MyWi data rates are practically unusable now while Apple's regular mail and Safari apps have no trouble at all? Is it possible that Verizon can tell when you're trying to use your data plan through MyWi?

about three weeks ago
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Stanford Team Creates Stable Lithium Anode Using Honeycomb Film

RogueWarrior65 Re:*Yawn* (119 comments)

Perhaps not but all other factors far outweigh a supposedly green alternative. By being able to drive the entire day without recharging, you make up for the fact that it may take the entire night to recharge it. A 700 mile range would be better.

about three weeks ago
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Stanford Team Creates Stable Lithium Anode Using Honeycomb Film

RogueWarrior65 Re:*Yawn* (119 comments)

Well, yeah. With all the limitations of electric vehicles, you're going to have to make them insanely great to get people to buy them over traditional ones. Today's offerings are a joke.

about three weeks ago
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Stanford Team Creates Stable Lithium Anode Using Honeycomb Film

RogueWarrior65 Re:*Yawn* (119 comments)

Actually, I did. Point being that you could fill the tank very quickly (and still can) and that tank can be filled anywhere even in BFE with a spare gas can. Oh, and if you don't use it for a few months to a several years, the tank is still full. Try to remember that most people don't use their cars to commute 15 minutes to work and back home every day. Try to remember that most people don't live within 5 miles of everything they need to get to. Try to remember that most people don't want to live in a huge city packed in like cattle.

about three weeks ago
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Stanford Team Creates Stable Lithium Anode Using Honeycomb Film

RogueWarrior65 Re:*Yawn* (119 comments)

15+ million trucks is hardly a corner case.

about three weeks ago
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Stanford Team Creates Stable Lithium Anode Using Honeycomb Film

RogueWarrior65 *Yawn* (119 comments)

Wake me when it has a 500 mile range, can be fully charged in 5 minutes, and will last more than 5 years. Oh, and it has to work in a non-streamlined vehicle like a loaded F-150 pickup.

about three weeks ago
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Bose Sues New Apple Acquisition Beats Over Patent Violations

RogueWarrior65 Two questions (162 comments)

A) Why didn't Bose sue Beats BEFORE Apple bought them? That makes this case sound much more about targeting a cash hoard than anything else.
2) Why didn't Apple buy Bose? Aside from the obvious answer that Apple bought branding instead of technology, Bose surely must have something Apple would want. If not, then the Beats acquisition is only about image which doesn't make much sense given that Apple has been pretty good at creating their own image over the last 10+ years.

about three weeks ago
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Finding Life In Space By Looking For Extraterrestrial Pollution

RogueWarrior65 Time delay (95 comments)

So let's assume the premise of these proposed observations and let's assume that we actually find a planet with a high pollution content and let's further assume that we're only able to detect the type of pollution that can never be created from some naturally occurring process e.g. don't look at Venus and assume that it was once a beautiful place until acid rain formed. Such a planet will be quite a few light years away, perhaps hundreds. So what we would be looking at is the pollution from a hundred years ago. If this civilized planet is smart enough to fix it, they are more advanced than we are. But we may never know. The EPA was created 44 years ago and many people think this planet is more polluted than ever. We might have to stare at said distant polluted planet for more than 50 years to find out if they fixed it. Then again, if the atmosphere clears up in a year or two, then they either are even more advanced than we are or they destroyed themselves and their planet healed itself. Or maybe the indigenous population actually exists because it's polluted by human standards. Or this whole thing may mean nothing.

about a month ago
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Firefox 33 Integrates Cisco's OpenH264

RogueWarrior65 Re:So what's the best way to do video on the web? (194 comments)

Not exactly a valid assumption. Government users tend to use IE primarily because they have to access other government sites that were built by the lowest bidder who often only work on Windows and only works on IE. Hell, while most of the world uses Acrobat for forms, the feds contracted with IBM to build some IT stuff and they're using this goofy holdover from their acquisition of Lotus.

about a month ago
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Firefox 33 Integrates Cisco's OpenH264

RogueWarrior65 So what's the best way to do video on the web? (194 comments)

Serious question: What's the best way to handle video on the web given a few requirements? First, the content needs to be hosted on the same site as the website. Why? Because sites like Youtube and Vimeo have control over it. They can unilaterally decide to take something down. They will also present related video. For someone trying to market product, you shouldn't make it easy for a prospective customer to find your competitors. Second, the video has to work on both Macs and PCs. Third, the video has to work on Internet Explorer as early as v.8 because too many users don't know any better.

about a month ago
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New Toyota Helps You Yell At the Kids

RogueWarrior65 *Facepalm* (205 comments)

This ranks right up there with the dedicated chicken nuggets button on some ovens.

about 1 month ago
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FAA Pressures Coldwell, Other Realtors To Stop Using Drone Footage

RogueWarrior65 Not a rule (199 comments)

The FAA hasn't issued any "rule" only a policy guideline which is unenforceable. Most people don't know that and the FAA is counting on intimidation to do their dirty work for them.

about a month ago
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SpaceX Wins FAA Permission To Build a Spaceport In Texas

RogueWarrior65 Why only 12 rockets per year? (80 comments)

That seems completely arbitrary.

about a month and a half ago

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Poll: How many monthly fees do you pay?

RogueWarrior65 RogueWarrior65 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

RogueWarrior65 (678876) writes "How about a poll on how many monthly fees you pay for every month e.g. cellphone, broadband, Netflix, Lifelock, etc, etc. etc, etc. etc.
1-5, 5-10, 10-15, 15-20, more than 20"
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Retro-electronics: The Philips Coffee Machine

RogueWarrior65 RogueWarrior65 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

RogueWarrior65 (678876) writes "In the early 1970s, I was fortunate to discover the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto. For the Gen Y'ers out there who never knew a world without computers, to Gen X'ers, this place was the future. Computer technology was just beginning to be exposed to the world and this museum had the coolest exhibits around most of which were interactive. One of the exhibits was a machine reminiscent of an old vending machine. On its face was a large circuit board with lights that spelled out the word "coffee". There were several dials and a button which when pressed, would cause the machine to speak the word. The knobs adjusted various inflections and tonal qualities of the speech. Feeling nostalgic, I inquired of the museum about this exhibit. Was it still there? If not, was it in storage somewhere and could I purchase it. I was told that the machine was developed by Philips Electronics but the exhibit was no longer in their collection. Then I asked Philips about it and was told that no, they have nothing in the archives, no schematics or parts list. A Google search is came up empty as well. So, for mature slashdotters out there, does anyone have any more information on this gadget?"

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