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Japanese Firm Proposes Microwave-Linked Solar Plant On the Moon

Shavano Re:Moon Ring Math (330 comments)

adjustments:

At any time, half of it is iluminated, forming the equivalent normal illuminated area of 3500km x 200km. Supposing the area utilization within the band is 90%, that's 630,000 square kilometers or 630E9 square meter. Assuming they're Si-heterostructure cells, they can produce 126 terawatts. Then the problem becomes not do you have enough power, but can you get it to Earth in a practical manner?

about 6 months ago
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Chevron Gives Residents Near Fracking Explosion Free Pizza

Shavano Can I get it too? (207 comments)

Explosion-Free Pizza, that is.

Everyone should get some.

about 6 months ago
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Paralyzed Woman Walks Again With 3D-Printed Robotic Exoskeleton

Shavano Re:3d-printed-exoskeleton LINER (41 comments)

In the old days, they would have done that by molding and sculpting to her contours -- if they had the tech to make the exo suit respond to her commands. That's by far the hardest part.

about 6 months ago
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Paralyzed Woman Walks Again With 3D-Printed Robotic Exoskeleton

Shavano Re:Fingers crossed for artificial vertebrae (41 comments)

I think it would be possible to design a two-part artificial vertebrum (a doral part and a ventral part) that would press together and form a solid-enough substitute. But how would you get the old deteriorated vertebrum out without damaging the spine and spinal nerves?

about 6 months ago
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Good Engineering Managers Just "Don't Exist"

Shavano Re:they exist but do not have titles? (312 comments)

Do you have another word for something that you use to get work done that's not insulting?

Don't think so. You wouldn't understand, what with you being only a wog and all that, but pretty much every word in English is a euphemism for private parts or bodily functions of some kind.

Because this is literally what managers do with people.

You're a hoot at parties, aren't you? Theoretically speaking, of course.

I'm not here to amuse you, except incidentally. I'm more interested in making you think.

about 6 months ago
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US Plunges To 46th In World Press Freedom Index

Shavano Re:How does press freedom drop because of leaks? (357 comments)

They were FIRST reported though the Guardian, but that hasn't stopped any US paper or other news outlet from covering the hell out of the story.

about 7 months ago
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US Secretary of State Calls Climate Change 'Weapon of Mass Destruction'

Shavano Re:Bah, fake posturing. (401 comments)

They're already there. You have no point.

about 7 months ago
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US Secretary of State Calls Climate Change 'Weapon of Mass Destruction'

Shavano Re:Given the mass extinctions... (401 comments)

It's not comparable. The effects of climate change advance slowly. Sure, every year more people might be exposed to storms but it takes decades for an area to become uninhabitable. It's enormously expensive and whole countries can be whittled away. Or in US terms, large portions of some states.

about 7 months ago
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I'd prefer military fiction books that are ...

Shavano One, two and five (236 comments)

Radio buttons are not the right entry method for some polls.

about 7 months ago
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Good Engineering Managers Just "Don't Exist"

Shavano Re:they exist but do not have titles? (312 comments)

Because (1) it's difficult since people have minds of their own and (2) management training is inadequate and fad-ridden.

about 7 months ago
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Good Engineering Managers Just "Don't Exist"

Shavano Re:they exist but do not have titles? (312 comments)

Do you have another word for something that you use to get work done that's not insulting?
Because this is literally what managers do with people.

about 7 months ago
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Good Engineering Managers Just "Don't Exist"

Shavano Re:they exist but do not have titles? (312 comments)

You fail to understand what managers do. Let me make it plain for you.

Engineers build things with tools. Managers do the same thing, but their tools are more complex; their tools are people.

about 7 months ago
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Non-Coders As the Face of the Learn-to-Code Movements

Shavano Re:First Things First (158 comments)

Yeah, there is no such thing as a competent spokesperson who also knows how to write code. Because knowing how to talk to people and knowing how to program computers are mutually fucking exclusive. Basically, all coders are mentally deficient when it comes to interacting with other human beings. I'm sure that's exactly what non-coders fucking need to hear.

Apparently, the campaign was doomed from the beginning.

about 7 months ago
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Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

Shavano Re:Why? (2219 comments)

Huh? This page is already mostly javascript.

(function () {
        if (typeof window.sdmedia !== 'object') window.sdmedia = {};
        if (typeof window.sdmedia.site !== 'object') window.sdmedia.site = {};

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}());

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        pageload.script_ready_time = pageload.after_readycode - pageload.content_ready;
        pageload.ready_time = pageload.after_readycode - pageload.before_content; // Only report 1% of cases.
        maybe || (Math.random()>0.01) || $.ajax({ data: {
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                pagemark: pageload.pagemark,
                dom: pageload.content_ready_time,
                js: pageload.script_ready_time
        } });
}

about 7 months ago
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Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

Shavano Re:READY OR NOT IS NOT THE ISSUE!!! (2219 comments)

Can I retract my last 15 +mod points and put them all on this comment?

about 7 months ago
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Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

Shavano Re:Why? (2219 comments)

That's bare minimum. But the brain damage of just looking at the interface needs to be addressed. That's why I've blocked Beta at my router. I won't let my computers connect to that crap. If they change over and I still can't stand it, slashdot.org will be blocked at the router and you can count me as a former user.

about 7 months ago

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Apple loses bid to exclude evidence in Samsung patent trial

Shavano Shavano writes  |  about 2 years ago

Shavano (2541114) writes "Apple loses bid to exclude evidence in Samsung patent trial Apple Inc. lost its bid to exclude evidence presented by Samsung Electronics Co. at the companies' patent trial in California about a tablet computer developed more than a decade before Apple's iPad was released in 2010. Judge Koh strikes for sanity again."
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Avecto Rollout -- How much pain are we in for?

Shavano Shavano writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Shavano (2541114) writes "My company has just announced that it is rolling out Avecto "Privilege Guard" which will be running on everybody's computer and monitoring what applications we are running and keeping a central applications whitelist. As our IT explained it, applications not on the whitelist will run with a local override. But I just looked on Avecto's website and that's not what they say about their application. They claim that you will have security and IT support savings because users won't be able to run applications that aren't permitted. What they're advertising is supposedly huge savings that companies can get if they take away everybody's admin privileges.

I should mention that most of the computers at my company are in the hands of engineers, scientists and programmers. So everybody is running specialized applications and most of those people have admin rights to their machines because they run programs that require it and in the past IT trusted them to some degree. I think there's a degree of pain coming and I want a gauge of how bad it's going to be.

Does anybody have knowledge of how Avecto really works and whether users will necessarily be locked out of non-whitelisted applications or is it a case where the local user of unapproved programs gets a warning and can give the system temporary approval to run the program?"

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