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Solar-Powered Toilet Torches Waste For Public Health

cats-paw it's all about efficiency (126 comments)

nature. _extremely_ efficient.

human. _extremely_ inefficient.

that's a problem when there are 7 billion extremely inefficient humans.

about 4 months ago
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Mystery Intergalactic Radio Bursts Detected

cats-paw Re:First post (259 comments)

a civilization capable of interstellar travel is almost certainly capacble of terraforming, or I guess it would be xenoforming.

I hardly think they would come all this way to raid our puny little planet.

they would able to extract necessary resources from their own, or adjacent solar systems.

1 year,27 days
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Obama Reveals Climate Change Plan

cats-paw Re:Microsoft and Bill Gates (577 comments)

really ? his "look over there" move is to address climate change ?

really ? something the majority of americans couldn't care less about ?

you are a troll, but I don't have any mod points.

about a year ago
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Larry Ellison Rejuvenating Hawaii's Sixth-Largest Island (Which He Owns)

cats-paw Re:One Rich A** Called Larry Ellison (297 comments)

precisely _why_ has has money for this.

you are unhappy but you are an Oracle customer.

the game is to make your customers as unhappy as possible, but not so unhappy that they stop buying your product.

about a year ago
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The Free State Project, One Decade Later

cats-paw Re:Well, that pretty much sums it up right there.. (701 comments)

20,000 screaming idealogues who equate taxes used to educate children to create a literate society with fascism.

idealogical morons, the lot of them.

about a year ago
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Scientists Explain Why Chairman of House Committee On Science Is Wrong

cats-paw Re:Fantastic... (476 comments)

well the fucking morons in his district elected him.

then, because he's a loyal soldier in the war on science, the republicans gave him the chair of the committe.

remember these committe appointments are political give outs.

you might end up with someone who is actually competent, but it certainly doesn't have to be that way.

about a year ago
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Scientists Explain Why Chairman of House Committee On Science Is Wrong

cats-paw Re:email leak (476 comments)

and interestingly this high and mighty witch hunt for dishonest scientists never seems to extend to the carbon cartel which has an extraordinary financial interest to lie through their teeth.

what we're seeing is exactly why they lie. there is absolutely no down side, and muddying the waters is very useful to them.

about a year ago
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Intel's Haswell Moves Voltage Regulator On-Die

cats-paw Re:sinking heat? (237 comments)

seems like they could have beat the IR drop by simply bringing out sense lines.

it's not obvious too me how this helps intel.

unless of course the motherboard makers aren't doing a very good job with those external regulators because the intel chips now require such high performance regulation.

that's a distinct possibility.

about a year ago
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Congress Wants Federal Government To Sell 1755-1780 MHz Spectrum Band

cats-paw Re:I hate this policy (88 comments)

+1

about a year ago
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Debian 7.0 ('Wheezy') Release Planned For 1st Weekend in May

cats-paw Re:I hereby request an easier mail/http server set (226 comments)

I'll tell you what's wrong - you have to know to put exim4-config in there.

Just try and figure out how to reconfigure your keyboard.

why dpkg-reconfigure doesn't take an option to let you know what the hell it is you _can_ reconfigure is another great mystery.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You Stay Fit At Work?

cats-paw bike to work (635 comments)

takes care of your commute and exercise in one fell swoop.

you would not believe how good a shape you can be in biking only 5 or 6 miles one-way to work.

obviously you have to be able to do it relatively safely which is not always easy depending on where you live.

about a year ago
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'This Is Your Second and Final Notice' Robocallers Revealed

cats-paw Re:FFS (235 comments)

just following orders has long been the refuge of scoundels.

about a year and a half ago
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Will Renewable Energy Ever Meet All Our Energy Needs?

cats-paw Re:It depends... (626 comments)

wars are massively expensive but we continually find the money to fund them, and the ROI on war is awful.

we get a bunch of wounded warriors back and nothing else to show for our trouble.

but somehow making a long term commitment to renewables is always, always "too expensive".

about a year and a half ago
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Silicon Valley Before the Startup

cats-paw those days are over (57 comments)

now it's financial engineering.

and social distortion programming. the number of start-ups working on social apps which look to be completely worthless is mind-boggling, and they are getting bought up all the time for ridiculous somes of money. we're all going to write social networking apps which try to sell each other social networking apps.

America the land where people made things is disappearing and we will absolutely be worse off for it.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Stay Fit In the Office?

cats-paw ride your bike to work (372 comments)

        your commute time then absorbs some of your exercise time.

        also, while you are at work do some simple PT/yoga type exercises for 5 min every hour or two.

        regardless, get up and walk around ! sitting at your desk continuously will definitely cause problems - start good habits now while you're a young whippersnapper.

about a year and a half ago
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How to Become an IT Expert Companies Seek Out and Pay Well (Video)

cats-paw Re:Sounds like you never knew a regular job. (207 comments)

the state job is guaranteed for life ?

what kind of BS is that ? states across the country are laying off state employees by the bucketful.

it's one of the main reasons the UE rate spiked up.

about a year and a half ago
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FAA Device Rules Illustrate the Folly of a Regulated Internet

cats-paw Re:Pilots... (449 comments)

but avionics are _very_ well shielded, so they chance of devices actually interfering directly with them is extremely remote.

what is more likely is that the can jam anything receiving a signal, e.g. gps receivers and radios.

about a year and a half ago
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Panda Blood May Hold Potent Assailant Against Superbugs

cats-paw why don't humans have strong anti-bacterials ? (149 comments)

I'm reminded of the fact that komodo dragons have a strong anti-bacterial chemical due to the biome in their mouths which is used to infect prey so they'll get sick and die.

obviously a specialized case.

as deadly as bacterial infections have been to humans throughout history, it's somewhat confusing that we don't have a more potent biochemical arsenal.

about a year and a half ago

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Harvard Law Professor goes on the offensive

cats-paw cats-paw writes  |  more than 5 years ago

cats-paw (34890) writes "Remember how the yellow-bellied varmints at the RIAA wouldn't go after the students at Harvard for fear of Harvard's legal bench ? Well looks like Charles Nesson at Harvard got tired of waiting, and more importantly, is of the opinion that the law the RIAA is using to extort money is unconstitutional. Read about it here."
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Origin of cosmic rays explained ?

cats-paw cats-paw writes  |  more than 6 years ago

cats-paw (34890) writes "Cosmic rays are, well, cosmic, and their origin is something of amystery. Using measurements of the variability in X-ray emissions from a supernova, astronomers think they are very close to understanding how they are created.

Summary on NASA website

Abstract of the article in Nature

The key to the discovery seems to be an accurate measurement of the magnetic field of an object a few thousand light years away. Easy ! Wonder what took so long ?"

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