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Wave Power Fails To Live Up To Promise

TheInternetGuy Re:Golden opportunity missed... (182 comments)

The problem with wave farms is that they harness the gravitational power between Earth and the Moon. If this energy is dissipated, this gravitational force is reduced, and as a consequence, the Moon will move towards the Earth in an increased pace.

I think you might need to go back and re read physics for dummies.


Reanalysis of Clinical Trials Finds Misleading Results

TheInternetGuy Re:Decline Effect (74 comments)

Exactly, like with the theory of evolution and intelligent design. If the same amount of time was put towards the proof of intelligent design as with the theory of evolution, the atheists wouldn't have a leg to stand on.

Well the Intelligent design people had a couple of thousands of years working on their story. The scientists only ~160 years since Darwin wrote his 'On the Origin of the Species'. So I'd say we should give the scientists another 1900 years before we make any conclusions.

about a week ago

Newly Discovered 60-foot Asteroid About To Buzz By Earth

TheInternetGuy Re:Holy Dupe, Batman (68 comments)

From the asteroids, yes. But the clowns are still going to get you.

about two weeks ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Service To Digitize VHS Home Movies?

TheInternetGuy Re:Could you do it yourself? (130 comments)

Hey Slashdot, whats going on here? That link to this post wasn't in the preview, and I sure as heck didn't add it.

about two weeks ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Service To Digitize VHS Home Movies?

TheInternetGuy Re:Could you do it yourself? (130 comments)

If you do it yourself, make sure you use a VCR with S-Video output. The regular composite cables (red, white, yellow) combines the chroma (color) and luminance (brightness) into one signal. That means boundary with a high brightness contrast will bleed into the color (and vice versa) and you'll get marching ants. S-Video encodes these two signals separately and eliminates that particular problem. The biggest quality improvement I saw while encoding VHS and Hi-8 tapes myself came from switching to S-Video cables.

marching ants I mean I guess I should be happy that you gave a source, but it would be even cooler if it had just remotely s to do with the subject of marching ants

about two weeks ago

Princeton Nuclear Fusion Reactor Will Run Again

TheInternetGuy Re:Spherical Torus (147 comments)

Newsflash: humans use approximations when convenient for explaining something, and do not use strict definitions at all times.

Bah silly humans, you don't even have a working protocol for inter individual communication and you think that you are going to master fusion.

about three weeks ago

Seat Detects When You're Drowsy, Can Control Your Car

TheInternetGuy Re:Seriously then (106 comments)

Why can't the fucking thing just drive me home when I'm drunk or sleepy - really that's what all this car automation stuff is all about. Drunk, sleepy - take me home car.

Dave: Open the pod bay doors, CAR. CAR: I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that. Dave: What's the problem? CAR: I think you know what the problem is just as well as I do. Dave: What are you talking about, CAR? CAR: This mission is too important for me to allow you to jeopardize it.

about 2 months ago

Are Tethers the Answer To the Safety Issues of Follow-Me Drone Technology?

TheInternetGuy Re:Isn't this MORE dangerous? (88 comments)

Sorry, but the logic here escapes me. Aren't the danger of crossed-tethers exponentially greater than the danger of colliding drones?

Not only that, but it is also a very expensive balloon on a string.

about 2 months ago

Consciousness On-Off Switch Discovered Deep In Brain

TheInternetGuy Re:This is scary (284 comments)

Na, just a few little wires.



about 2 months ago

A Tour of One of the World's Only Underwater Labs With Fabien Cousteau

TheInternetGuy Re:Words mean things (30 comments)

Perhaps they meant, one of the only underwater labs with a Fabien Cousteau in it?

Not that that helps anything, but still, who knows what they are trying to say.

about 2 months ago

Comcast Executives Appear To Share Cozy Relationships With Regulators

TheInternetGuy Re:Not a VIP box at the Olympics (63 comments)

Then invalidated the mod point by posting in the same discussion..

I modded this insightful.

about 2 months ago

Philips Ethernet-Powered Lighting Transmits Data To Mobile Devices Via Light

TheInternetGuy Honey, can you... (104 comments)

- Honey, can't you turn the strobing 100W lights down while we watch this romantic movie?

- No-can-do, that would kill the Netflix stream

about 2 months ago

Shark! New Sonar Buoy Will Warn Beachgoers When Large Sharks Are Near

TheInternetGuy Re:clever bouy = clever name (55 comments)

+1 for the name alone. ++1 if it also captured and uploaded youtube videos of sharks at the beach.

It would've been even better if it was called the Shark-Bouy, though.

about 3 months ago

California Legalizes Bitcoin

TheInternetGuy Re:Bitcoin's day has come. (162 comments)

Its the year of the bitcoin wallet ...

Stallman has announced that it should be called gnubitcoin.

Makes sense, I've heard that the gnu is very protective of its bits.

about 3 months ago

A Physicist Says He Can Tornado-Proof the Midwest With 1,000-Foot Walls

TheInternetGuy Re:stupid comparison (501 comments)

to build three massive, 1,000-foot high, 165-foot thick walls

For example, in Philadelphia, the newly completed Comcast building has about 300 meter height. The wall with similar height as the Comcast building should be much easier to be constructed.

But the wall is not similar height, is it? it's 3 times that height. Also, it may be 165-ft thick, but how wide? all the way around the city is how many times wider than said Comcast building? a few thousand? so 9000+ times larger structure is somehow easier to construct?

Some points to consider

1000 foot = 304 meter.

It is easier to construct a 3'x3' cube of concrete than a CPU, so size does not seem to be the only factor determining difficulty.

about 3 months ago

Wikipedia Editors Hit With $10 Million Defamation Suit

TheInternetGuy Re:Well, this won't backfire! (268 comments)

Or that attorney who tried to sue "the oatmeal" I forget his name...

You mean that carrion dude right? Witha a name like that, perhaps there is some connection to Barry's VitaPro textured protein meat replacement?

about 3 months ago

Pixar To Give Away 3D RenderMan Software

TheInternetGuy Re:Wow... this is actually pretty big (147 comments)

Ah, the ancient trick with registering yourself under a relevant nick ten years before I make a comment? Like I'm going to fall for that!

Some people will stop at nothing, not even time travel, to pull someones leg.

about 3 months ago

HP To Charge For Service Packs and Firmware For Out-of-Warranty Customers

TheInternetGuy Re:oh well (385 comments)

HP is well onto the course IBM was 25 years ago, shoot yourself in the foot, and repeat

Someone should show them the AA12, its the perfect weapon for this

I thought we were supposed to use C++ for this.

about 7 months ago

OneDrive Is Microsoft's Rebranded Name For SkyDrive

TheInternetGuy Re:It'll be fun to watch. (197 comments)

Twodrive, Threedrive, etc. The possibilities are (literally) endless!

Well,at-least until they hit Googolplex-drive and end up in MAD patent battle with Google.

about 8 months ago

Regulations Could Delay or Prevent Space Tourism

TheInternetGuy Re:Hindenburg (186 comments)

Actually, many similarities: airships float in a sea of air, using buoyancy just as a ship does. Perhaps more like a submarine, but those are boats too. :)

And the loss of the Hindenburg certainly put a crimp in airship travel!

So if I understand you correctly, you are saying that the statement:
'Hindenburg stopped boat traveling' is correct then :-)?

about 8 months ago



Nokia and Apple settle patent dispute

TheInternetGuy TheInternetGuy writes  |  more than 3 years ago

TheInternetGuy (2006682) writes "Nokia has announced that Apple has agreed to pay royalties for use of its technologies, ending the long-running legal dispute between the two firms.

"The agreement will result in settlement of all patent litigation between the companies," the Finnish firm said."

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Japan underestimated the risks

TheInternetGuy TheInternetGuy writes  |  more than 3 years ago

TheInternetGuy (2006682) writes "

A UN nuclear safety team (IAEA) on a visit to the country has said that Japan underestimated the risk of a tsunami hitting a nuclear power plant. However, the response to the nuclear disaster which followed the 11 March quake and tsunami was "exemplary".

I am wondering how the IAEA came to the conclusion that the disaster response has been exemplary. I live close enough that I have to wash the vegetables from my garden before eating ( yeah I know, that's a good Idea any way), so I know it enough to have an opinion.
To be honest, lets not forget that they have been working under very difficult circumstances. But Exemplary??? Not so much."

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