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Chinese Company '3D-Prints' 10 Buildings In One Day

SlayerofGods Re:Advantage? (118 comments)

You've obviously never done construction... there's no market for 7' 11" walls, 8 foot walls, and 8' 1" walls when 8 foot walls will work fine.... goto a lumber store, you'll fine 2x4, 2x6, and 2x8, etc. Why? It's not like the saw couldn't be easily be programmed to cut out a 2x3.75453 board it's just no one cares.
And even for the options you would need available you could have 1000s of molds for the price of one of these printers.... 1000s of molds that can all be working at once while this printer can only doing one thing at a time.

about 2 months ago

Chinese Company '3D-Prints' 10 Buildings In One Day

SlayerofGods Re:Advantage? (118 comments)

You can pour in the factory if that's what floats your boat.

about 2 months ago

Chinese Company '3D-Prints' 10 Buildings In One Day

SlayerofGods Advantage? (118 comments)

While 3d printing is cool and all what advantage does 'printing' concrete slabs offer or normal precast molds and just pouring the concrete in the old fashion way?
The article doesn't make it clear, but since this is a company and not an experiment one has to assume they see sort of useful reason in doing it this way, but for the life of me I don't see what it is.
If you're using a mold for concrete it's almost literally as fast as you can pour the concrete when using one...

about 2 months ago

Pirate Bay Sports-Content Uploader Faces $32m Lawsuit

SlayerofGods Re:Happy to see it. (149 comments)

That makes sense IF the person made some sort of mistake. For example if someone posts 'hey guys check out this crazy punch from UFC' and uploads short clip of it to you tube. The probably helps the company as free advertising more than any sort of copyright infringement.
Someone who uploads 124 full fights to several different sites knows exactly what they're doing and are just give the finger to Zuffa; they deserve the full fury of the law upon them.

about 4 months ago

The Greatest 'Amateur' Astronomer You've Probably Never Heard Of

SlayerofGods Yes... only 6 times (37 comments)

6 times the diameter or really more importantly 36 times the area which is what really maters.

about 4 months ago

Why GPS Drains Your Battery: A Google Engineer Explains

SlayerofGods Ummm (1 comments)

How is that more 'succinctly' when it is totally wrong? Nothing is calling out to space as the process is entirely passive.
The post by the google employe was fine and can stand on it's own.

about 10 months ago

Watch the Crab Nebula Expand Over a 13 Year Period

SlayerofGods Re:LAME!!! just 2 exposures (65 comments)

Plus the biggest changes seem to be in the colors not the growth which might be related to the fact it was taken by two different telescopes....

about a year ago

New Medal Designed To Honor Cyber Soldiers

SlayerofGods Re:Order of Precedence (230 comments)

This is true.
The Bronze star while being a 'combat' medal doesn't require one to participate in combat to receive it. And in fact sets the bar pretty low with only requiring ' meritorious achievement or service'.
This new medal's requirement of 'extraordinary achievement' would indeed seem to place it higher then the bronze star. Point of fact 'extraordinary' is the same wording found on the service crosses; the second highest award after only the medal of honor. Where as one can find meritorious achievement as a requirement on something as common as a Achievement medal (The military's "good job" awards).

about a year and a half ago

At my current place of employ, snacks are ...

SlayerofGods Gone (172 comments)

In our old building we use to have a quite robust snack locker system with some of the bigger ones probably doing 100 dollars of business a day and well stocked with every imaginable sugary treat.
But when we moved to our new site the bosses signed a ‘non-compete clause’ with the cafeteria in the building.. I’ve seen less complaining about people being forced to do yearlong deployments to Afghanistan then I did the day our snacks died.

about a year and a half ago

Super-Earth Discovered In Star's Habitable Zone

SlayerofGods Re:Habitable Planets might be rare (135 comments)

I have a gut felling that putting 60 earth sized objects in orbit around a Jupiter wouldn't work.
Small planets don't fair that well... less you forget that our own moon is also in the 'habitable zone'

about 2 years ago

My most recent tax bill was ...

SlayerofGods Re:Anyone who votes negative doesn't understand ta (394 comments)

Why do we have to be humorless nerds? Some of us do really pay negitive taxes.

Child care credit $1,200
Education credits $810
Retirement savings contribution credit $200
Residential energy credit $1,309
Additional child tax credit $2,000
American opportunity credit $540

I paid ~3k in withholdings this year but am getting ~5.6k back
The government is giving me over 2500 dollars for living in this country.... negitive taxes :)

more than 2 years ago

NATO Exercise Banned From Jamming GPS

SlayerofGods Re:Weird? (260 comments)

Yah but you can test that by turning it off.....
I mean to simulate an attack on the base you don't actually need to drop bombs on it.

more than 2 years ago

NATO Exercise Banned From Jamming GPS

SlayerofGods Re:GPS funding (260 comments)

Yah but then we wouldn't be allowed to pull it any time we want for whatever reason we want....

more than 2 years ago

NATO Exercise Banned From Jamming GPS

SlayerofGods Weird? (260 comments)

Why do we need an exercise to jam our own satellites? Shouldn't they be practicing jamming GLONASS or something?

more than 2 years ago

Microsoft May Add Eavesdropping To Skype

SlayerofGods Re:Think Twice? (218 comments)

So then why hasn't the country since the government has been out there with alligator clips doing legal intercept since the days of the telegram? It hasn't because there are legal requirements to do so. You have an expectation of privacy... until the judge signs a warrant saying they can intercept your communications.
If you have an issue with them intercepting your Voip then logically you must also be against lawful intercept on POTS and Cell phones. When will be staging the protests rally against those terrible government intrusions?

more than 3 years ago

Microsoft May Add Eavesdropping To Skype

SlayerofGods Think Twice? (218 comments)

I don't think twice about using my home phone because the police have ability to intercept it.
I don't think twice about using my cell phone because the police have the ability to intercept it.
This is really is one of those situations that if you aren't doing anything illegal don't worry about it and if you do worry about it find another tool.

more than 3 years ago

Sony Shutting Down Star Wars Galaxies MMO and TCG

SlayerofGods Re:Blowing Up Galaxies (142 comments)

I'll agree with you that the 'NGE' was what ended up killing the game. But the game was deeply flawed before then and was probably going to die anyway. I personally loved the 'sandbox' and ran a pretty good sized crafting enterprise (few hundred mines/factories, good size player city, even established suppliers). But there was nothing to do beyond that; say my enterprise made 1 million credits a day or 1 billion what was the point? Hanging out with people is fun, but it can only take you so far. Or say I was a fighter what was the point of trying to max one skills when a the most powerful creatures required no more thought then 'everyone start shooting and running in circles' And any sort of PvP had to be volunteered into by setting a flag and had no point other then to simply kill the other person who turned on their flag. It was basically what any other game would call a duel. Now what they should have done is added more content in for the 'end game' rather then try to reboot the whole thing as a new game. But regardless with out major intervention the game was probably doomed anyway. They just choose badly in their efforts to save it.

more than 3 years ago


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