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Navy Debuts New Railgun That Launches Shells at Mach 7

Ryyuajnin Re:IANA Physicist, So... (630 comments)

"When air is compressed very quickly, it can reach high temperatures. In this demonstration we show how cotton wool can reach the point of auto-ignition by quick compression of air in the fire syringe." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

about 3 months ago
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Navy Debuts New Railgun That Launches Shells at Mach 7

Ryyuajnin Re:Power? (630 comments)

Future Aircraft Carrier, USS-Nikola, to be constructed primarily of Lithium-Ion Batteries.

about 3 months ago
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Navy Debuts New Railgun That Launches Shells at Mach 7

Ryyuajnin Shoot The Moon! (630 comments)

It'd be worth the court marshal...

about 3 months ago
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New Drug Mimics the Beneficial Effects of Exercise

Ryyuajnin Re:Side effects. (492 comments)

but there's always depends...

about a year ago
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D.C. Awards Obamacare IT Work To Offshore Outsourcer

Ryyuajnin Re:49.5 million is not a large government contract (402 comments)

45 times? Where did you get this BASELESS figure from? I work with plenty of Indians here in my US Govt contract, who are getting paid American wages, and do top notch work. So take your pick, Indian Developers in America can do the job at American wages, OR Indian developers in India can do the Job, and Indian wages. here's some advice for you: 1) Ignore Inflammatory Sensationalism 2) Accept the fact that the United States government MUST find ways to do more with less, thanks to the sequester. 3) It IS cheaper, MUCH cheaper, to outsource work to a place where wages are cheaper. Again, I'm happy to see DC being smart about the money they spend.

1 year,21 days
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D.C. Awards Obamacare IT Work To Offshore Outsourcer

Ryyuajnin Re:49.5 million is not a large government contract (402 comments)

Hardly "disgraceful", but yes, it would be considerably more expensive, from a labor perspective, for an American contractor to fulfill the contract. India's per capita GDP: $1510 VS United States per capita GDP: $48100 so at a ration of 31:1, the contract might cost more than 1.5 billion. Personally, I'm glad they are looking for cost cutting measure where they can. (http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=GDP%2C+United+States%2C+India)

1 year,21 days
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D.C. Awards Obamacare IT Work To Offshore Outsourcer

Ryyuajnin 49.5 million is not a large government contract. (402 comments)

I would estimate that between 50-200 people would be actively involved in this project, and probably shouldn't be thought of as "Large", or even "Larger". Furthur, any US government contract 100 million, in my experience, would never be classified as "Large". This is simply anti-political sensationalism.

1 year,21 days
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Spoiler Alert: Smart Kids Become Successful Adults

Ryyuajnin Re: GPA is a broken measure of intelligence (256 comments)

Tell that to Nikolai Tesla. Intelligence requires growth of the mind; The core of intellectual growth requires creativity. Brute force memorization, while necessary, is nothing without the element of improvisation or creativity. School, at least for me, was mostly memorization of dates, events, figures, etc. Seldom did I see an opportunity to truly engage in my own ideas. Especially between the constant social pressures associated with school. "School" hardly seems a fitting name.

about a year ago
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Spoiler Alert: Smart Kids Become Successful Adults

Ryyuajnin GPA is a broken measure of intelligence (256 comments)

I can show you straight A students who's life became a total tragic wreck. I can show you a C's & D's student who became a successful & happy adult. Our current socialized childcare(AKA public school system) with their GPA's & Competitive academics, will one day be viewed in the same light as the medical practice of bleeding out the bad blood: harmful and counterproductive. I'm sure Murdoch5 would agree that schools too often lack the very core of learning: creativity.

about a year ago
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Electricity Gives Bubbles Super Strength

Ryyuajnin Shields Up Mr. Worf (66 comments)

Perhaps electrified zero-g super bubbles could be the first navigational shields? :)

about a year and a half ago
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Man Charged With HIPAA Violations For Video Taping Police

Ryyuajnin Auto Upload... Check (620 comments)

Thanks data connection and free app for syncing my video automatically for me :)

about a year and a half ago
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Do Recreational Drugs Help Programmers?

Ryyuajnin Re:short term gain (878 comments)

From person to person, reactions to mind altering substances differ greatly, and it is irrelevant to encouraging this admittance of stupidity for "Spurious Thinking". We all do stupid things that can positively impact us, it is our job as humans to establish balance in our life. Widely unenforceable laws, blame assignment, and petty attacks from your peers will always be positively harmful to society, and they need to stop. Find ways to help those with substance abuse problems, be brave, believe in them, help them succeed in their daily/lifelong battle. Further, leave the rest of the world alone; you cant help it, and it doesn't need 'saving'.

about a year and a half ago
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In UK, Apple Must Run Ad Apologizing to Samsung

Ryyuajnin Reality Check (190 comments)

The iPad will now be described as: Magical and Humiliating.

about 2 years ago
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Shut Up and Play Nice: How the Western World Is Limiting Free Speech

Ryyuajnin Re:The elephant in the room (1160 comments)

Tolerate Islamist extremists, or one will explode next to you. On second thought...

about 2 years ago
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Shut Up and Play Nice: How the Western World Is Limiting Free Speech

Ryyuajnin Don't Use Our Tactics (1160 comments)

when people use this freedom of expression to provoke/humiliate others' values and beliefs to provoke/humiliate others' values and beliefs, they might protest violently, so please refrain from provoking/humiliating others' values and beliefs who provoke/humiliate others' values and beliefs that might protest violently.

about 2 years ago
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IBM Eyes Brain-Like Computing

Ryyuajnin Re:'programmable computing' era comes to a close? (100 comments)

#1 Watson is AMAZING, and it gives me hope #2 Sadly, He is not alive, and does not "Think" Having a bunch of neurons and connections doesn't constitute a consciousness; If we were able to virtualize an entire organism, it would certainly make the analysis of a "mind" more convenient. If you are involved in this kind of research, and found my post to be so offensive that it warranted an adrenaline spiked reply, I'm happy to have challenged you; best of luck!

more than 2 years ago
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IBM Eyes Brain-Like Computing

Ryyuajnin 'programmable computing' era comes to a close? (100 comments)

Watson isn't making new data, he doesn't form any new ideas or concepts; I see no threat to my Software Engineering job. The only way this might be possible is to accurately virtualize every atom in a living organism, and hope it doesn't freak out when its surrounded by an infinite void... wait a minute?

more than 2 years ago

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RegEx driven baby name search?

Ryyuajnin Ryyuajnin writes  |  about a year ago

Ryyuajnin (862754) writes "My wife is expecting soon, and we are still negotiating over names. we have agreed on a specific pattern on the name, (^.+[ygjp].*n$), but it's difficult to find name databases laying around the Internet? Has anyone ever found a RegEx driven baby name database out there, or at least a raw text or oss name database?"
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Companies that lie about being Open Source

Ryyuajnin Ryyuajnin writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Ryyuajnin writes "I have recently come to work for an ad agency who is committed to using Alfresco for a particular project. They entered this under the assumption that Alfresco was being honest when there site says in there title (google Alfresco)... "Alfresco — Open Source Enterprise Content Management (CMS ...". In reality the source is really quite locked up. There are basically 2 different classifications of code here: the community edition, and the enterprise edition. the community is OpenSource, but does not contain stable code. the enterprise edition does contain stable code, but you have to cough up about 15K to get your hands on it; so at best, it really RansomSource. and even then, you cant do much with it, except maybe wipe away the tears of sadness with a print out. Why is it that the OpenSource Community tolerates this type of behavior? Is there no way to articulate on the definition of the term Open Source to maintain the moral integrity being inferred?
(see also)
http://linux.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=597833&cid=23978755
http://linux.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=597833&cid=23994047"

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