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Major ISPs Help Fund BitTorrent User Tracking Research

Woodengineer Notice (190 comments)

Anyone else notice that the CEO of Polycipher actually works for Colorado University...conflict on interest much?

more than 4 years ago
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Introducing the Warpship

Woodengineer Start Drawing (361 comments)

I guess it's time for me to start drawing pictures of spaceships and claiming they are optimized for warp speed because I have just as much evidence as he does. I'm sure a meme is very applicable here and it involves PROFIT!

more than 5 years ago
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Why Natal Is a Big Deal

Woodengineer Re:Another Reason It's Important (303 comments)

Sony have their own system..and personally I think it's better. The tracking is perfect point for point movement so it can definitely attract a more serious gaming crowd..I think Natal is going to be better for the casual gamer than for hardcore gamers. Youtube

more than 5 years ago
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Why Isn't the US Government Funding Research?

Woodengineer Resilient Homes (599 comments)

They actually fund my research for creating homes that can survive natural (and some other) disasters. They also fund my other research on recycling wood in homes into bio-fuels. So it's out there (in fact the DOE has some pretty huge grant programs going right now). More money for the scientific community is definitely needed however.

more than 5 years ago
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The Great Ethanol Scam

Woodengineer Re:Ethanol is just stupid (894 comments)

EROEIs change every few months.. we have some graphs at the office that make fun of this fact (they are all over the place depending on who has interests in different places) When we get ligno-cellulosic production going you'll think about changing your mind. Ethanol is not scam.. it has a bright future when the technologies are there. If your experiencing engine damage it's no doubt because your engine is not designed properly to handle the ethanol. The early ford "flex fuel" vehicles, for instance, only had a sensor added to the vehicle to detect the ethanol and it simply changed ratios and timing of the gasoline engine which is a poor way of doing things. BTW corn ethanol is only like 13% of our current ethanol production and most models do not expect corn ethanol production to increase very much at all. The industry is putting it's money on switch grass and biomass waste.

more than 5 years ago
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RIP the Campus Computer Lab, 1960-2009

Woodengineer Re:Printing (571 comments)

NC State currently does this print.ncsu.edu It makes life easy and is relatively cheap compared to owning your own printer!

more than 5 years ago

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