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Intuit Charges More For Previously Offered TurboTax Features, Users Livid

bhlowe Re:Use TaxAct instead (450 comments)

Agree. TaxAct kicks ass. Should of hired them to implement the Health Exchange website.

about two weeks ago
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Anonymous Declares War Over Charlie Hebdo Attack

bhlowe Re:So they are doing what? (509 comments)

Advocating death against a person or group is not protected free speech. The problem is the hundreds of millions of muslims cheering for the few million or so muslims that are actively engaged in jihad. Islam is 1000x worse than the KKK ever was and yet the multicultural left (who claim to care about liberal values) are apologists.

about two weeks ago
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Canadian Anti-Piracy Firm Caught Infringing Copyright

bhlowe Hypocrisy? (61 comments)

Hypocrisy on the net, in politics, or in real life is about the most common "scandal" you can find. But its fun click-bait.

about three weeks ago
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How Long Will It Take Streaming To Dominate the Music Business?

bhlowe Music on a NAS (169 comments)

Since I typically don't watch the same movie twice, I think streaming video content is a no-brainer. And I love Pandora... but if you like listening to a single album at a time, where song B always comes after song A, a personal collection is still the way to go. And not that difficult or expensive. I have a system that works well-- QNAP (or Synology) NAS, with media server, and Sonos. I use SuperSync to sync everything from my iTunes accounts to the NAS and can sync to and from that from anywhere. But the music space is a bit fractured, and there are a lot of competing solutions, with no clear winners.

about three weeks ago
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Aircraft Responsible For 2.5% of Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions

bhlowe Volcanoes (232 comments)

Don't forget to ban volcanoes too. And breathing.

about three weeks ago
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High Temperature Superconductivity Record Smashed By Sulfur Hydride

bhlowe Re:Here is a link for 110C superconductivity (80 comments)

Seems keeping something dry would be easier than requiring a 150 giga-pascal environment, but I am not a scientist. :) Was hoping someone would clarify nuances of the two "records".

about a month and a half ago
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Fraudulent Apps Found In Apple's Store

bhlowe This is news.... because? (89 comments)

2 lameware apps out of 1.2 million apps? I'm guessing people will get over it.

about 2 months ago
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BlackBerry Will Buy Your iPhone For $550

bhlowe Bah hah hah (120 comments)

What's a blackberry?

about 2 months ago
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Linux On a Motorola 68000 Solder-less Breadboard

bhlowe Re:Awesome (147 comments)

Awesome indeed. Hacking 68000 machine code back in the day was good times. Anyone remember TMON? And before 68K, there was 6809s... I might be dating myself.

about 2 months ago
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Austin Airport Tracks Cell Phones To Measure Security Line Wait

bhlowe Benefit far outweighs privacy concerns (168 comments)

Anxiety over being late (for work, or for a plane) is a common concern.. this will help alleviate it.
On the freeways where I live are large signs that show transit times to various points-- those are very accurate and very nice to have.If you're concerned about privacy and tracking, don't wear a device that can track you.

But if you're in an airport, you can assume your name and travel details will be reported to the government. Even if your local coffee shop wants to know how many you stop in for a latte, who cares? If you care, wear a tinfoil hat or unplug.

about 3 months ago
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Independent Researchers Test Rossi's Alleged Cold Fusion Device For 32 Days

bhlowe Re:Any suffiently advanced tech... (986 comments)

No, read the report (before spouting off.) The measuring equipment was not supplied by the inventor. The test was partly funded by the Swedish energy research consortium, Elforsk. The inventor may have had an opportunity to swap out the fuel--but it was running continously at 1100- then 14000C, so it would have difficult to do without causing a blip in the temperature data. The reactor was also a welded closed system and was cut open at the end of the 32 days with all team members present, including Rossi. Yes, maybe he pulled a sleight of hand trick at that moment.. but that doesn't make much sense if it was already agreed that the reaction was beyond chemical.... and could not have happened, even if its entire weight was made out of gasoline, Lithium ion batteries, or TNT.

about 3 months ago
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Independent Researchers Test Rossi's Alleged Cold Fusion Device For 32 Days

bhlowe Re:Any suffiently advanced tech... (986 comments)

The whole point of the test is that it ran for 32 days and generated more energy (1.5MWh) than can be generated by ANY known energy device its size. A black box test that weighs less than the equivalent generated amount of gasoline, super capacitors, Lithium ion batteries, etc. is a modern day miracle. A black box test protects the inventor and shows off the device if the experiment is run properly. The parameters were defined properly.. But measuring the heat from the device may have been badly blown. Remains unresolved.

about 3 months ago
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Independent Researchers Test Rossi's Alleged Cold Fusion Device For 32 Days

bhlowe Re:Seriously Timothy? (986 comments)

Because despite what you might believe, the process hasn't been debunked. There are theories on why it might be fake, and theories on how it could be real. It is still in the realm of magic. If it works... Imagine a world without global warming stories on slashdot.

about 3 months ago
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Independent Researchers Test Rossi's Alleged Cold Fusion Device For 32 Days

bhlowe Re:Any suffiently advanced tech... (986 comments)

A black box test doesn't need to reveal how something works-- only the inputs and outputs must be competently measured and compared. Theory is also irrelevant in a black box test. Fire worked just fine before the theory of it was known.

about 3 months ago
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Independent Researchers Test Rossi's Alleged Cold Fusion Device For 32 Days

bhlowe Re:Having read the report - there are problems. (986 comments)

There WAS a thermocouple backing up the readings. But I agree it wasn't a perfect test. A real dummy test beyond 500C was a glaring oversight. The dummy test should have been done with a similar reactor using high efficiency resistive and inductive heaters.

about 3 months ago
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Independent Researchers Test Rossi's Alleged Cold Fusion Device For 32 Days

bhlowe Re:if these confirmers are reputable, who are they (986 comments)

Read the report. The names are at the top.
Giuseppe Levi - Bologna University, Bologna, Italy
Evelyn Foschi - Bologna, Italy
Bo Höistad, Roland Pettersson and Lars Tegnér - Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
Hanno Essén - Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

Unfortunately, Levi is a long time acquaintance of Rossi, so his independence is hard to justify.

about 3 months ago
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Fusion Reactor Concept Could Be Cheaper Than Coal

bhlowe Re:Cold Fusion News (315 comments)

Those wacky gullible university professors from Sweden and Italy... You should let them know how dumb they are.

about 4 months ago
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Texas Ebola Patient Dies

bhlowe Re:Cost of treatment? (487 comments)

We're talking Ebola. Biohazard level 4 or safety precautions are required, but obviously wasn't available for the Dallas hospital. This guy died pretty quick, but I'm guessing the bill will be substantially more. Plus Ebola is considered a bioterrorism agent, so every drop is a controlled substance capable of being weaponized. So the Feds were called in from everywhere..

about 4 months ago

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Nuclear Process in Tiny 4.7kW Reactor

bhlowe bhlowe writes  |  more than 3 years ago

bhlowe (1803290) writes "You probably think that 4700 watts of clean, radiation-free power from a three cubic inch reactor sounds like yet another impossible hoax. But this was a third iteration demo, designed to satisfy skeptics of two previous demonstration at the prestigious University of Bologna. Attending the third demo were two Swedish scientists. One was chairman of the Swedish Skeptics Society and the other was chairman of the Energy Committee of the Swedish Royal Academy of Science. They were both allowed to freely examine the entire setup except for the contents of the tiny, 50cc reactor chamber."
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