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Independent Researchers Test Rossi's Alleged Cold Fusion Device For 32 Days

Trogre Re:He tried patenting it... (973 comments)

The science part is going to be difficult, but it has been SOCIOLOGICALLY proven beyond any doubt that the device does not work, due to this one observation:

Andrea Rossi is still alive.

4 hours ago
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Ubuntu Turns 10

Trogre Re:Happy Birthday (101 comments)

I don't know. Can you configure it out of the box to talk to an LDAP server yet, or does it still assume that everyone is outside a managed network?

5 hours ago
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If You're Connected, Apple Collects Your Data

Trogre Re: Yay :D (301 comments)

Yes, just like that one. But preferably one that actually stops the system from sending data back to Apple.

yesterday
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Favorite clickbait hook?

Trogre Re:Am I doing something right? (179 comments)

It is a sad sub-culture indeed that thinks that clickbait is an essential part of modern culture.

Hint: Think about why it gets parodied so much.

3 days ago
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Apple Announces iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, OS X Yosemite and More

Trogre Re:iMac looks cool (352 comments)

Umm, yes but aren't the vast majority of those 4k/5k monitors sporting horrible TN panels, ie unusable for anything other than twitch gaming?

4 days ago
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Wind Power Is Cheaper Than Coal, Leaked Report Shows

Trogre Re:Too bad... (608 comments)

Net solar irradiation is also relatively easy to control with a large network of umbrellas in space.

I am not joking.

about a week ago
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When will the first successful manned Mars mission happen?

Trogre Re:oil discovery = terraforming (216 comments)

Good idea. We can send them up there on a fact-finding mission first.

about a week ago
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Can the Sun Realistically Power Datacenters?

Trogre Re:Q: Can the sun power clouds? (236 comments)

The Sun could have powered clouds, if it hadn't been absorbed by the mighty Oracle.

about a week ago
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Sharp Developing LCD Screens In Almost Any Shape

Trogre Re:What shape would you like (60 comments)

Go HUD.

He says, with absolutely no idea of whether it will be practical for your situation. It just sounds cool.

about two weeks ago
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What's Been the Best Linux Distro of 2014?

Trogre Debian (302 comments)

Debian was going to be my choice for delivering a consistently stable , if not bleeding-edge, operating system.

Two brain-dead decisions this year have made me question their overall direction. Those decisions are somewhat inter-related, and are the following, in order of most to least disruptive:
The move to systemd as the operating, sorry, init system.
The move to GNOME3 as the default desktop

about two weeks ago
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A Critical Look At Walter "Scorpion" O'Brien

Trogre Re:This show made my brain sad (193 comments)

These router-hubs each keep a "shadow copy" of every document (shut up shut up SHUT UP!) that flows through them for months (what the hell?) and that they could find the document they needed by going to some random data center with one of these router-hubs (it hurts to type that) and getting the shadow copy.

They're probably not far from the truth there but more by accident than anything else. The "router-hubs" are just installed and maintained by the NSA.

Lol "rack-mounted LED lights".

about two weeks ago
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A Critical Look At Walter "Scorpion" O'Brien

Trogre Re:Suspension of Disbelief (193 comments)

Comic book universe. That's why Spiderman could never take a ride in a helicopter.

about two weeks ago
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Chimpanzee "Personhood" Is Back In Court

Trogre Re:Chimps have rights, babies don't (385 comments)

Interesting.

So your position is that a woman should have the right to kill her offspring if it is convenient for her to do so. Now I assume that you don't think that anyone else should have the right to kill her offspring if they wish to.

Therefore your argument boils down to the belief that the life of a child has no value unless the mother says it does.

No matter what *you* think, that is a deplorably barbaric position.

about two weeks ago
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Chimpanzee "Personhood" Is Back In Court

Trogre Re:Chimps have rights, babies don't (385 comments)

I'm pro-life and pro-contraception.

Would you like some leaflets to distribute now or would you prefer to use word of mouth?

Thanks.

about two weeks ago
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Chimpanzee "Personhood" Is Back In Court

Trogre Re:Chimps have rights, babies don't (385 comments)

Congratulations on being moderated Insightful for that comment, but you're going to have to explain what the hell you're talking about.

about two weeks ago
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The Greatest Keyboard Ever Made

Trogre Re:Still being made... (304 comments)

Wait, did you say legs? You mean those things that angle the keyboard towards you?

They force the wrists into an awfully extended position that shouldn't be maintained for any length of time. I'm pretty sure they're designed to help hunt and peck typists see the keys a little better.

I often break them off before deploying new keyboards.

Other than that, I agree with your post wholeheartedly!

about two weeks ago
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2014 Nobel Prize In Physics Awarded To the Inventors of the Blue LED

Trogre Re:Worst physics nobel (243 comments)

I am interested in this too. I have seen both LED bulbs and strips die, both with the same failure mode - a low-intensity flicker. In the former case I'm almost certain it's the ballast (cheap chinese capacitors), but I have no idea how the strip that takes 12V would fail assuming it's not being over-driven.

The diode junctions should last for many thousands of hours if driven with the correct current.

about two weeks ago
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A Production-Ready Flying Car Is Coming This Month

Trogre Re:You mean our nightmare could become a reality (203 comments)

Funnily enough I think flying cars could be a better target for automation than those disastrous ground-based driverless cars.

The problem space is much more defined in the air than on the ground and, given that it's difficult for a human to look in all directions at once or judge distances of rapidly approaching objects, should probably be mandatory.

about two weeks ago

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Trogre Trogre writes  |  about 8 years ago

Trogre (513942) writes "The recently troubled free CD database freedb has been picked up by a group called Magix. From Kaiser's blog: "Following my announcement that I would like to let freedb go, I was approached by many interested parties. ... Even if I shall no longer be actively associated with freedb, I shall continue casting a critical glance on freedb's future. The decision in favour of MAGIX has given us a new prospect of further development, offered a congenial and comfortable atmosphere during difficult negotiations, and provided the newly implemented hardware with generous capacities. " This might be good news since Grip still doesn't support MusicBrainz."

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