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Linux On a Motorola 68000 Solder-less Breadboard

amiga3D Re:You need to create the tutorial (127 comments)

I can't imagine the tutorial needed for something like this. To do something like this takes a lot of skill and knowledge. If you managed it you would have learned a lot and it'd take more than a weekend.

yesterday
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Linux On a Motorola 68000 Solder-less Breadboard

amiga3D Re:LOL fag (127 comments)

Hell, we finally get an actual geek article on slashdot and this is the response? Take your penis envy somewhere else.

yesterday
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Harvard Scientists Say It's Time To Start Thinking About Engineering the Climate

amiga3D Re:Optimum Temperature (308 comments)

My comment was in reference to not being able to grow crops in Siberia. I mentioned Antarctica as once having lush vegetation. While you are somewhat correct about the fact that Antarctica was in movement it was in fact located over the south pole 100 million years ago and had forests upon it at that period in time. The carbon level in the atmosphere was around 1000 ppm whereas modern day levels are around 400 I believe. I remembered some of this from school but have recently been doing some interesting reading.

http://www.discoveringantarcti...

"From about 100 myr ago (later Cretaceous) the crust of Australia and New Zealand begin separating from Antarctica. By this time Antarctica is already positioned over the South Pole."

It seems that even with no ice caps at all there was still plenty of vegetation. It was in fact a hothouse, humid and wet not dry and arid. Thus the term "greenhouse" gases. I imagine if tropical vegetation can grow then other crops can as well.

yesterday
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Harvard Scientists Say It's Time To Start Thinking About Engineering the Climate

amiga3D Re:We already do that (308 comments)

And it's ignorant to think we know enough to do it right. What we have is livable, even the most radical environmental global warming proponent's projections wont mean the end of life on this planet. Start adjusting things without an absolute certainty of what we're doing and this planet can become a snowball. Imagine frigid temperatures at the equator. It's happened in the far past and it could happen again.

yesterday
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Harvard Scientists Say It's Time To Start Thinking About Engineering the Climate

amiga3D Re:Optimum Temperature (308 comments)

They were once covered with lush vegetation and quite warm.

100 million years ago, surface waters around Antarctica were about 15 degrees Celsius. At this time, the vegetation on the peninsula was lush, and there were conifers. The mean annual temperatures has been estimated at 17 to 19 degrees Celsius.

yesterday
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Coal Plants Get New Lease On Life With Natural Gas

amiga3D Re:It's still reacting carbon and oxygen... (142 comments)

It's all just about boiling water. We boiled water with wood, then coal, natural gas and now nuclear power. All these years and we're still boiling water.

2 days ago
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Coal Plants Get New Lease On Life With Natural Gas

amiga3D Re:Who opposes cleaner sources of energy? (142 comments)

People are the source of all pollution. If we could just get rid of all the people then there would be no more pollution.

2 days ago
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Coal Plants Get New Lease On Life With Natural Gas

amiga3D Re: It's still reacting carbon and oxygen... (142 comments)

Nuclear is dead in the US. It's been regulated to the point that it's not financially viable to build one. I know a guy who worked on the construction of one and he said what caused the massive costs overruns is that the plans constantly change while you are building. He said they would build a wall, then tear it down and build another wall with different specs then a year late the specs would change again. He built one wall four times. The cost overruns and impossibility to meet any kind of schedule kill it.

2 days ago
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Intel Planning Thumb-Sized PCs For Next Year

amiga3D Re:Probably not the same thing at all... (98 comments)

I have a Chromecast already. I took it out of the box, hooked it up to my TV and set it up to work with my tablet and computer. I then put it back in the box. What a waste of $35 dollars. It's so locked down as to be useless. If that's Intel's idea of a product then they can keep it.

2 days ago
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What Would Have Happened If Philae Were Nuclear Powered?

amiga3D Re:I'm quite surprised it wasn't (493 comments)

Oh I get that point. I also get the point that sending a half ass production is worse than none at all. If you can't do it right then don't piss all that money away trying to do it lamely. They could have doubled the budget and imporved their odds all out of proportion to the money spent. Sure, I understand tradeoffs having often had to put projects on hold until I had the money to actually accomplish them.

2 days ago
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What Would Have Happened If Philae Were Nuclear Powered?

amiga3D Re:I'm quite surprised it wasn't (493 comments)

I was ignorantly assuming that they'd do everything they could to insure the accomplishment of the mission. I realize how foolish I was now. Look at all the money they saved.

3 days ago
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UK Hotel Adds Hefty Charge For Bad Reviews Online

amiga3D Good Indicator (302 comments)

I'd never stay in a place that had such a policy. The fact that they have that policy tells me all I need to know about them. I'd thank them for letting me know ahead of time that they suck.

3 days ago
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Jolla Crowdfunds Its First Tablet

amiga3D Re:the problem with this (54 comments)

It's the only way to get a tablet that is open to run Linux. My Nokia N800 is obsolete and this looks like a viable replacement.

3 days ago
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Japanese Maglev Train Hits 500kph

amiga3D Re:$62,000 per person, $156,000 per family (418 comments)

I've heard that argument for decades. I look at what has gone on where we throw money at problems. It doesn't convince me. Maybe I'm just not clever enough to figure out how helping warlords buy more weapons so they can enslave more people is all that helpful. Regardless, the money is gone and there is precious little to show for it.

5 days ago
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Toyota Names Upcoming Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car

amiga3D Re:How do I refill it? (192 comments)

Man don't you get it? Hydrogen is extremely dangerous. If you've ever seen the stupid things people do with gas and how many die from it then you'd realize that hydrogen will be several orders of magnitude worse.

5 days ago
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Toyota Names Upcoming Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car

amiga3D Re:How do I refill it? (192 comments)

If you're in the car next to a car having a hydrogen explosion it's going to be bad.

5 days ago
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Japanese Maglev Train Hits 500kph

amiga3D Re:240km/hr? (418 comments)

Look man, I would like nothing better than to walk to the corner down from my house, get on a bus and go to the train station where I'd take a train to town, get off the train and walk to my job. I'd love it, hell I've done it when I was in the air force stationed at Lindsey Air Force Station in Wiesbaden, West Germany. Here though it just isn't practical because people are spread out so much. I live in a county with population about 140,000 in an area of about 380 square miles. People are spread all over the place not stacked asshole to elbow like in Germany. Most people, the vast majority live in single family dwellings. You have no idea of the situation here or it would be plain to you. The nearest big city is over 30 miles away and really that is pretty spread out as well. They've talked for decades about a high speed train from that city, Macon, to Atlanta. They can't generate any interest because it'll cost a fortune and then people will still ride their cars up the interstate highway leaving the state holding the bag for all that expense of maintenance and operation. Every study has confirmed this so that even the proponents have pretty much given up. In the Northeast of the USA it's more like Europe. Lots of high population centers not that far from each other. I really don't see why a system like these high speed trains wouldn't work there but for the rest of the country it's a bust.

5 days ago

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