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Texas Town Turns To Treated Sewage For Drinking Water

Stonent1 Where's the problem? (242 comments)

There's an old survivalist trick where you can use a pit with water, waste, urine, etc and you put a collection can/bucket in the middle, stretch plastic over the top and put a rock in the middle. The water evaporates and condenses on the plastic and gravity pulls it down to where the rock is in the center and it drips into the collection can. It is essentially distilled and clean to drink as long as nothing else is evaporating and condensing.

about 2 months ago

NASA Launching Satellite To Track Carbon

Stonent1 Re: what a waste of money (190 comments)

In addition, the NSA errm sorry, NASA said they are particularly interested in keeping a close eye on the carbon emissions from Russia, Syria, China, and North Korea.

about 3 months ago

Ask Slashdot: SIM-Card Solutions In North America?

Stonent1 H2O wireless - Sim without Phone (146 comments)

BestBuy sells H2O wireless SIMs that do not come with phones. The card says use with any unlocked GSM phone.

about 3 months ago

In the US, Rich Now Work Longer Hours Than the Poor

Stonent1 Re:When you have 3 jobs (311 comments)

Wait... If I understand this correctly you're saying "It's hard to get extra hours when you're busy working all the time" ?

about 5 months ago

How the Lessons of Columbine Saved Lives At Arapahoe High School

Stonent1 Re:A tragedy in any other country is success here (894 comments)

In order to own a gun, at least in Victoria, you have to compete in a certain number of competitions per year. Essentially making it cost prohibitive. You can however join a club and rent "gun time" at the target range and use one of their guns. I know a girl who's a "gun nut" near Melbourne and she said on the one hand she feels that they should be allowed to own a gun but she said that everyone there's a horrible shot because they have no experience.

about 9 months ago

Google Makes It Harder For Marketers To Collect User Data

Stonent1 Re:Awesome for spam/tracking (195 comments)

Now all the spammers will get their servers overloaded. If they send out millions of e-mails and they all immediately get "opened" by google trying to pull in the picture data.

about 9 months ago

New Ford Mustang May Have Electronic "Burnout" Button

Stonent1 How will this work with emissions? (290 comments)

EPA emissions on cars regarding greenhouse gas emissions have to cover all amounts emitted including gasses released from paint, used in the making of plastics and tires. By adding this button they facilitate a way to release smoke and other gasses from the tires into the air.

about 9 months ago

Google Bots Doing SQL Injection Attacks

Stonent1 Poor websites (156 comments)

You'd have thought they learned their lesson when dealing with Bobby Tables, aka "Robert'); DROP TABLE Students;

about 10 months ago

Obama Seeks New System For Rating Colleges

Stonent1 Re:Forget ratings, measure ROI. (302 comments)

US University costs are high because they know you're going to get loans and grants to help pay for it. If it wasn't so easy to get assistance from the government they would have to compete. Before all the loans and grants you could easily afford a college degree on part time wages.

1 year,25 days

Facebook's Newest Datacenter Relies On Arctic Cooling

Stonent1 Not for long... (106 comments)

With all those datacenters the town won't be that cold for long.

about a year ago

Twitter Launches the World's Umpteenth Online Music Site

Stonent1 Can't see it working (45 comments)

Nobody wants to listen to songs 160 bytes at a time.

about a year ago

I follow U.S. Supreme Court rulings ...

Stonent1 Re:Waiting for SCOTUS to notice the 10th Amendment (173 comments)

Every time I mention the 10th Amendment, people in some political circles treat me as if I just raised a Confederate flag over my tobacco plantation while donning a white robe and hat.

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: Will You Shop Local Like President Obama, Or Online?

Stonent1 Re:Like Obama? (430 comments)

No I won't shop like him. He's obviously not very good with money.

about 2 years ago

Ubuntu Will Now Have Amazon Ads Pre-Installed

Stonent1 Uninstall? (646 comments)

I'm sure they'll be uninstalled shortly.

about 2 years ago

Drinking Too Much? Blame Your Glass

Stonent1 The problem with beer glasses (115 comments)

Is they stop working after about 5 minutes and someone has to replace or repair it so it starts working again.

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: the Best Linux Setup To Transition Windows Users?

Stonent1 It's simple! (448 comments)

Just just tell them that some industry analysts predict 2012 to be the year of the Linux Desktop!

more than 2 years ago

Firefox Notably Improved In Tom's Hardware's Latest Browser Showdown

Stonent1 Why IE9 did well (218 comments)

Because the browser is part of the OS, the RAM is already in use as part of the windows explorer.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: How To Introduce Someone To Star Trek?

Stonent1 Re:Voyager (634 comments)

My wife who in general has no interest in Science Fiction has sat and watched episodes of Voyager with me, she seems to show interest in this show more so than other sci fi shows I've watched. (If she doesn't whip out the kindle, I know she's interested). I think she likes Neelix. She actually asks questions about characters and I think likes Janeway as a character. And whenever the Kazon are around I think I can tell she's thinking "oh that bitch Seska is back". We haven't made it to any 7 of 9 episodes yet, but we'll see how that goes. Perhaps it's the number of strong female characters in the show that interests her. I do get irritated at times though with a lot of the non-action Voyager episodes, ala lets strand two characters on a planet like Neelix and Tuvok and watch them argue, or lets strand Janeway and Chakotay and see if they have sex. I've seen pretty much all the TOS and TNG, I didn't really care as much for DS9, but will watch it if on. I think the freshness of Voyager and the lack of connection to TOS or TNG makes it good for beginners. You don't have to explain the nuances of nearly as many species, just Klingon and Vulcan, everything else explains itself as it goes along.

more than 2 years ago



2 Groups planning Raspberry Pi / Arduino Killers

Stonent1 Stonent1 writes  |  about a year and a half ago

Stonent1 (594886) writes "A product known as the Udoo is claiming they've produced a Raspberry Pi and Arduino killer all in one. The Udoo has a 2 or 4 core Freescale Arm Cortex A9, a secondary Cortex M3, HDMI, 1GB Ram and a Arduino Due shield header for a little over $100. BeagleBone isn't far behind either, the Beaglebone Next Gen is supposed be about 1/2 the price of the current Beaglebone ($89 currently) and be faster as well. It will be cool to see what else is up in the hand held hobby computer department."

Are gut microbes making you fat?

Stonent1 Stonent1 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Stonent1 writes "A recent Newsweek article explains how some scientists have linked body weight to the quantity and type of bacteria in your digestive system and that in experiments in mice they can alter the weight of the mouse by transferring certain bacteria to their digestive system. It is hypothesized that some bacteria are more efficient at converting what you eat into what your body can use for energy and in those cases you would gain weight more easily. Conversely, people who are more slim have a greater abundance of less efficient bacteria so the body is not able to make use of all the food coming in. If further studies support this data, we may at some time be able to alter the balance with dietary supplements."
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HD Recorder that can use standard DVDs coming

Stonent1 Stonent1 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Stonent1 writes "According to this article on MSNBC, Panasonic is going to release a Blu Ray recorder that can store HD content on standard DVDs. It is a little skimpy on details but the idea sounds cool considering the price difference between Blu Ray and DVD recordable media."
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Stonent1 Stonent1 writes  |  more than 11 years ago Wow, I've got 2 fans. What did I say to deserve that? Anyone want to comment?

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