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Cheaper Fuel From Self-Destructing Trees

TrentTheThief Re:Wood for biofuels? Slow and wasteful. (112 comments)

It has the benefit of being able to outproduce any wood product and you can get two crops per year in much of the US. Also, the recovery methods for hemp don't require any acids, unlike trees.

about two weeks ago
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Cheaper Fuel From Self-Destructing Trees

TrentTheThief Wood for biofuels? Slow and wasteful. (112 comments)

Using wood to create BioFuels is extremely wasteful of both time and material.

Use hemp instead. You'll get two huge crops per year. And it's a crop made of easy-to-process plant material. No lignin involved. Just process the green matter.

about three weeks ago
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Why Movie Streaming Services Are Unsatisfying — and Will Stay That Way

TrentTheThief Satisfied, here. (323 comments)

I say fuck 'em. Until they get their act together and provide what is needed instead of supporting a business mdoel better suited for the 50s, I'll stick with USENET, torrents, and file sharing services to watch the broadcast shows I like.

When they decide they need the business, they'll come up with reasonable plans and I'll come back. Until then, I'll be happy with my own servers providing the content I want, from any source I want, when I want it.

about a month ago
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Microsoft Word Zero-Day Used In Targeted Attacks

TrentTheThief Why do people continue to use diseased products? (88 comments)

MS Word has been insecure since MicroShaft decided to add VBA and tie Word into the OS. Nothing but virus attacks and worms.

Why the hell do so many people continue using shit products so damned likely to infect their system?

about a month ago
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Iran Builds Mock-up of Nimitz-Class Aircraft Carrier

TrentTheThief Looks more like a Russian or Chinese ski-jump deck (298 comments)

This doesn't look like a Nimitz-class. It more closely resembles the deck of a Russian or Chinese carrier with a ski-jump front end.

If Iran is scoring new carrier-capable aircraft, where do you think they'll get them and what kind will they be? Want to bet they STOL using a ramp system?

about a month ago
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NASA Forgets How To Talk To ICE/ISEE-3 Spacecraft

TrentTheThief Re:Why so expensive? (166 comments)

Since when is NASA a big daddy defense contractor? This is a task they could manage in-house with the resources they already have on hand.

The original hardware is missing, sure. But that's no big deal. RF is RF. They can use a Software Defined Radio (SDR) and throw together a program to parse the telemetry into something meaningful. After all, the only thing disposed of was the hardware. The specifications for everything else is on file.

All they need is some support instead of more snarky remarks. Sure, NASA kinda fucked up when the hardware was trashed, but hardware that's been idle for 15-20 years looks like it's only collecting dust (which it was). But who actually knew it was still needed? That is plenty long enough for the engineers who once used it to move on to other employers or to simply grow old enough to reach retirement and leave.

about a month and a half ago
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White House Responds To Net Neutrality Petition

TrentTheThief You babbling idiots. (245 comments)

Well, not all of you, but definitely those of you who are simple minded enough to become caught up in party politics as though it makes a difference in the outcome of anything decided in Washington.

And you poor sad bastards who actually believe that the whitehouse petitions are anything more than pacifiers to quiet your whining, did you actually believe that any substantive changes would come about as a result of you signing a petition? Seriously? Change doesn't happen in Washington unless someone in the government personally wants it, is bribed to change it, or is forced to as part of an attempt to cover up some other malfeasance.

The petitions are a way for the American government to stuff a cock-shaped pacifier in your mouths while the government goes ahead and does what it wants irregardless of your wishes.

Bread and circuses, people. Bread and circuses.

about 2 months ago
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Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

TrentTheThief If I wanted to visit Gawker... (2219 comments)

Fuck this new format. It's fat and wasteful of screen real estate and it makes slashdot look like a run-of-the-mill fluff blogspam news site.

I'll be leaving if you force the change.

Sure, it's just one person, but I've been coming here for a damned long time.

about 3 months ago
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Bennett Haselton: Google+ To Gmail Controversy Missing the Point

TrentTheThief Re:Google plus (244 comments)

I agree with your views. Google has jumped the damned shark.

about 3 months ago
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Six Electric Cars Can Power an Office Building

TrentTheThief Re:Super Capacitors (296 comments)

Research supercapacitors. They aren't batteries.

about 4 months ago
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Six Electric Cars Can Power an Office Building

TrentTheThief Super Capacitors (296 comments)

The idea to store all excess electricity is already being investigated. But they're planning to use super capacitors rather than batteries. The idea to buy it cheap at night and sell it back to the grid during the day when theoretically, your consumption is lower (not at home, etc.) is too good not to be exploited.

about 4 months ago
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LinkedIn Agrees To Block Stalkers

TrentTheThief Well, that sucks. (78 comments)

Now what will I do for fun?

about 7 months ago
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Why Are Some Hell-Bent On Teaching Intelligent Design?

TrentTheThief You cannot reason with a madman (1293 comments)

Why do you all persist in thinking that you can change the mind of a zealot? It doesn't matter whether that person is waving a bible or a Kalashnikov. As long as they think that "God" wants them to act a certain way, they are going to do so. Short of killing them there is very little you can do to stop them. Forget about convincing them not to kill all us infidels or stopping them from forcing their distorted world view upon everyone else.

There's nothing more dangerous than a religious zealot and a bomb. That fact holds true the world over and it doesn't matter where or how that person prays. Bombs are the chosen weapons of God.

about 7 months ago
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Feds Seek Prison For Man Who Taught How To Beat a Polygraph

TrentTheThief There's a more reliable system than lie-detectors! (374 comments)

Lie detectors have the inherent problem in that they can be duped by one who has been schooled to do so. But there is one science that is 100% accurate and relies solely on something that the subject cannot hide: Their skull! Using the science of Phrenology, a trained scientist, a scientist, mind you, not simply some quack wearing a tie, can measure the subject's skull in detail and provide a 100% accurate assessment of the subject's reliability, honesty, intelligence, and propensity to commit crimes or to engage in perverse behaviours, as well as many more important traits that one must consider when entrusting an employee or government official charged with protecting our families and making our nation safe!

Be safe! Rely on Phrenology!

about 8 months ago
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Don't Fly During Ramadan

TrentTheThief Re:Proud? (1233 comments)

Nice one!

about 8 months ago

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