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Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

cervesaebraciator Specific Complains (2219 comments)

In honor of you posting recognition of today's complaints, I've posted this using the beta. Even if some consider it pro forma at this point, here are some specific complaints:
1) "Oops! You do not appear to have javascript enabled. We're making progress in getting things working without JavaScript." Glad to hear it. No one should be "migrated" so long as javascript is mandatory.
2) White space and wasted space. Enough have made detailed complaints about this, so I'll just register my chagrin. I will say this: the people who come to this site are used to, indeed prefer, a denser presentation of information. This includes the text editor, which is absurdly restrictive on the x-axis.
3) Font size. Perhaps this falls under wasted space, but it's atrocious enough to deserve its own comment.
4) Incomplete summaries. Waste less space and use as much of the old summary as "Classic". (I recognize the drop-down menu allows one to switch between "Standard", "Classic", and "Headlines", but this, again, requires javascript. What is more, Standard adds nothing. Changes shouldn't be made for the sake of changing something. A change should be an improvement.)
5) Absurd margins on the right.
6) Obnoxious or irrelevant photos. We're literate here. Many of us read books that go on for hundreds of pages without a picture. We don't need pictures added like some security blanked.
7) Load more? The old system gave preference to higher modded comments but did not require that you filter for higher comments to see them. Of course when there are a great many comments, a load more button is useful. But such a button should not be obscuring high ranked comments within moments of an article being posted.

8) I just found another as I went to "Preview Comment." Why does the p tag produce what looks like four lines of white space?
9) Above all, all changes should be subjected to this test: Do they get in the way of the conversation? Do they make it harder to scan through the conversation, looking for interesting comments. If so, they are not improvements. They detract from the reason people come to Slashdot.
The formatting matters are some of the most obvious and often discussed. They should also be the easiest to fix.

about 9 months ago
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Why Robot Trucks Could Be Headed To Afghanistan (And Everywhere Else)

cervesaebraciator The Last One (Today)? (135 comments)

If beta isn't stopped, it will be time to leave. Until that time, it's probably best to protest about it in shifts. Pick a time of the day to make your complaint known, then leave off visiting Slashdot for the day. Otherwise, today's protests will be just a flash in the pan. Constantly protesting is rather demoralizing, but it should continue until the beta is obligatory. Think of it, therefore, as a hike rather than a sprint.

about 9 months ago
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Major Internet Censorship Bill Passes In Turkey

cervesaebraciator Re:Seen as 'insulting' and "menaces" (104 comments)

Or better. They could require the use of Slashdot beta for all internet based discussion. Why ban speech when you can make it so cumbersome to follow that everyone will just give up?

about 9 months ago
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Military Electronics That Shatter Into Dust On Command

cervesaebraciator A redesign 16 years in the making... (221 comments)

Wow. One more thing. Clicking "Tour the New Slashdot", one is presented with the following claim:

A redesign 16 years in the making... you know it's going to be good.

Hey, I fell for that when I decided to play Duke Nukem Forever. I'll never get those 10 minutes of my life back. Fool me once...

about 9 months ago
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Military Electronics That Shatter Into Dust On Command

cervesaebraciator Re:Slashdot: Social Media for B2B Technology (221 comments)

That's funny. We used to have "user engagement." Now the engagement consists (rightly) in screaming about the beta. That gives an interesting spin on the stuff they're bragging about:

2.9 Million Monthly Unique Visitors [All of which will say WTF!?! when they make their monthly visit in February.]
4,653 Average Comments Per Day [Peaking well about this when it was announced that the beta was being phased in. 93% of the comments include the keywords "Fuck" and "Beta".]
93 Million Page Views Per Month [Past Performance Is Not an Indicator of Future Results.]

about 9 months ago
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QuakeNet: Government-Sponsored Attacks On IRC Networks

cervesaebraciator Re: Fuck Beta! (197 comments)

Indeed. About an hour ago everyone was complaining about OT downmods and making accusations. With the latest articles, it seems the Fuck Beta posts are being left alone.

about 9 months ago
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At my current workplace, I've outlasted ...

cervesaebraciator Re:Frosty piss (177 comments)

[...] not quite as bad as Windows 8 [...]

It's built on the same design principle: If it ain't broke, abandon it for something entirely different.

about 9 months ago
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At my current workplace, I've outlasted ...

cervesaebraciator Re:Frosty piss (177 comments)

Missing Option: Looking for work since my company shuttered. For some reason, everyone stopped visiting our website.

about 9 months ago
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The Standards Wars and the Sausage Factory

cervesaebraciator Re:Begun they have... (234 comments)

I doubt the moderators will be kind to someone who is so wrong.

Well, the users with mod points might not be kind. But there seems to be an unlimited supply of OT mods going about that are being applied to anti-beta posts. I'm sure the individual(s) doing this would be happy to supply some good karma to the turncloak.

about 9 months ago
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QuakeNet: Government-Sponsored Attacks On IRC Networks

cervesaebraciator Re: Fuck Beta! (197 comments)

It's a temporary home. Okian Warrior just registered it a couple of hours ago, so what can you expect? BTW, notice that my comment was downmodded OT into oblivion, even though (despite the snark) it was actually relevant to GP's comment? There is a disturbing trend here.

about 9 months ago
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Is Intel Selling Bay Trail Chips Below Cost?

cervesaebraciator First Time for Bad Karma; Expect More (156 comments)

I've been posting here for years. I always try to be polite, even in disagreement. Accordingly, I have never been downmodded, except in a few cases of clear disagreement (i.e. a controversial topic gets "overrated", etc) and in most of those I generally get moved back to my starting score of 2 by others. I'm always at karma cap. Again, I ascribe this to the fact that the comments of someone who tries to be polite are generally not rejected by the community.

All this is to say that today is a first. I corrected a link to a comment by an AC here making it easier for folks to follow his intended direction to this project. When I did this, my comment was downmodded OT into oblivion.

I don't claim to know who's doing this OT downmodding, but if even my little comment (which was on topic for its GP) was downmodded then we should expect it to continue. Your comments may no longer be welcome on Slashdot.

about 9 months ago
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QuakeNet: Government-Sponsored Attacks On IRC Networks

cervesaebraciator Re: Fuck Beta! (197 comments)

Pathetic and ineffective? It's just a bad link. Here, I'll fix it:

Alternative Slashdot: altslashdot.org (thanks Okian Warrior (537106))

about 9 months ago
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Is Intel Selling Bay Trail Chips Below Cost?

cervesaebraciator We'll go aggressively passive-aggressive then (156 comments)

Very well. I won't post on the beta. If they don't want to hear about it, that's okay. It's their site, not the users'. But I might mention how fascinating comments on interesting topics like [this article's topic] will one day be discussed on this website.

about 9 months ago
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HTML5 App For Panasonic TVs Rejected - JQuery Is a "Hack"

cervesaebraciator Re:Beta is terrible! (573 comments)

Ah. Thanks. I don't need to do so since you've just jogged the memory beer had suppressed.

about 9 months ago
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Build an Open-Source Electric Car In About One Hour

cervesaebraciator What do you expect from a beta? (188 comments)

Yeah, it might not have all the features you want. As a matter of fact, it might be the opposite of what you want and what you actually like in a car. But, hey, it's a beta. Which means nothing will change and your input will be ignored.

about 9 months ago
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Build an Open-Source Electric Car In About One Hour

cervesaebraciator Finally, A Possibly Useful Poll Suggestion (188 comments)

Will you will actually leave if Beta is implemented?

A) Yes.
B) I'm already working on a Slashdot alternative/competitor.
C) I'm not even here now. I left when it was clear user feedback would be ignored.
D) Rage has limited my response to a constant and inarticulate, "Fuck Beta." Ask me nothing more.
E) I'll say I will but force of habit will prevent it.
F) No.
G) Ever notice how there are no longer any Cowboy Neal options? Guess what made Cowboy Neal leave.

about 9 months ago
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HTML5 App For Panasonic TVs Rejected - JQuery Is a "Hack"

cervesaebraciator Re:Beta is terrible! (573 comments)

Fr. Jack? Is that you? I didn't know you posted on Slashdot. Well, a hardy DRINK! GIRLS! to you.

about 9 months ago
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Can Wolfram Alpha Tell Which Team Will Win the Super Bowl?

cervesaebraciator Re:No More Than Being Human Is (126 comments)

Indeed. But crunching a few football stats is hardly something that's going to occupy such a machine for long. Plus, the thing isn't always used and wasn't built to be only used to solve the world's problems. It was built to do the calculations necessary to solve problems people care about. It's doing that.

As for "claim to have changed the world", you've something of a point there. But I'd offer two replies. First, the most spectacular pieces of technology are often used in a popular or workaday context as a demonstration to the public. This is no different and it's pretty harmless as such things go. Second, that's just Steven Wolfram for you. Have you ever read the beginning of his book? They guy's a bit of a megalomaniac. You walk away from reading that thing with the distinct impression that he believes every advancement of science over the past decades is due to the (oft uncited) application of his ideas and every failure to advance is due to a failure to understand his ideas.

about 10 months ago
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Can Wolfram Alpha Tell Which Team Will Win the Super Bowl?

cervesaebraciator Re:who gives a shit? (126 comments)

Good for you. You have different tastes than some other people. That makes you better.

about 10 months ago

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Two Birmingham Men Are Arrested by UK's New Intellectual Property Crime Unit

cervesaebraciator cervesaebraciator writes  |  about a year ago

cervesaebraciator (2352888) writes "The Guardian reports that the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) has arrested two men from Birmingham and have seized "suspected counterfeit DVD box sets worth around £40,000, including titles such as Game of Thrones, CSI and Vampire Diaries." The claim is that the men were buying foreign counterfeit copies and selling them online as genuine. London police commissioner Adriad Leppard offers commentary indicative of the thinking behind these efforts, saying, "Intellectual property crime is already costing our economy hundreds of millions of pounds a year and placing thousands of jobs under threat, and left unchecked and free to feed on new technology could destroy some of our most creative and productive industries." The article offers £51 billion per month as an estimate for the cost of illegal downloading to the music, film, and software industry, a figure they say will triple by 2015. To give a sense of scale here, according to IMF numbers the nominal 2012 GDP of the UK was roughly $2.4 trillion (or about £1.5 trillion at the current exchange rate). Following the estimates used here to justify the PIPCU, the total cost of piracy to the music, film, and software industry should be £1.836 trillion, i.e. larger than the British economy in 2012."
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Martin Luther King Jr's Children in Court over MLK IP

cervesaebraciator cervesaebraciator writes  |  about a year ago

cervesaebraciator (2352888) writes "Slashdot has reported before about the copyright nightmare of the 'I Have a Dream Speech'. Now questions of intellectual property and the legacy of Dr. King have caused his children to go to court. The estate, run by King's sons, claims the rights to the intellectual property and memorabilia of Dr. King as assets. Accordingly, it has filed suit against the non-profit Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Change, run by King's daughter, for plans to continue using King memorabilia once a royalty-free licensing agreement expires, (which the estate says will be in September). As is the case with increasing frequency, one is left to wonder about the implications intellectual property claims have for free speech when they can be applied to so public a figure as Dr. King."
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Losing the War Data for Iraq and Afghanistan

cervesaebraciator cervesaebraciator writes  |  about a year ago

cervesaebraciator (2352888) writes ""The Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns are unique in that they were the first wars to be documented electronically. The use of computers to track stabilization efforts produced enormous datasets in which important indicators were tracked, including daily electricity-production rates, georeferenced insurgent attacks, factory employment numbers, military spending on locally sourced goods and services and public opinion. [...] Army Secretary John McHugh recently admitted to members of Congress that thousands of records from the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts are missing. [...] The problem is that much of the existing data were collected in an ad hoc manner that reflects the lack of planning for stability operations following both invasions. While certain data types were methodically maintained, others were kept by single individuals in more arbitrary ways—in some cases, on a single computer’s hard drive, in a personal computer or within an e-mail account. As flash drives are lost, computers reformatted, files erased, and human and magnetic memory degrades, various data types have been and will continue to be destroyed." With apologies to Santayana, those who do not backup data sets of the past are condemned to repeat them."
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Enemy of HRM, Paul Revere, Identified Using Metadata

cervesaebraciator cervesaebraciator writes  |  about a year and a half ago

cervesaebraciator (2352888) writes "In the wake of recent revelations from Edward Snowden, apologists for the state security apparatus are predictably hitting the airwaves. Some are even 'glad' the NSA has been doing this. A major point they emphasize is that the content of calls have remained private and it is only the metadata that they're interested in. But given how much one can tell from interpersonal connections, does the surveillance only represent "modest encroachments on privacy"? It is easy enough to imagine how metadata on phone calls made to and from a medical specialist could be more revealing than we'd like. But social network analysis can reveal far more. Duke sociologist Kieran Healy, in a light-hearted but telling article, shows how one father of the American Revolution could have been identified using the simplest tools of social network analysis and only a limited dataset."
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3-D Printable Food for NASA and the Very Hungry

cervesaebraciator cervesaebraciator writes  |  about a year ago

cervesaebraciator (2352888) writes ""[...] Systems & Materials Research Corporation, just got a six month, $125,000 grant from NASA to create a prototype of his universal food synthesizer. But Contractor, a mechanical engineer with a background in 3D printing, envisions a much more mundane—and ultimately more important—use for the technology. He sees a day when every kitchen has a 3D printer, and the earth’s 12 billion people feed themselves customized, nutritionally-appropriate meals synthesized one layer at a time, from cartridges of powder and oils they buy at the corner grocery store. Contractor’s vision would mean the end of food waste, because the powder his system will use is shelf-stable for up to 30 years, so that each cartridge, whether it contains sugars, complex carbohydrates, protein or some other basic building block, would be fully exhausted before being returned to the store." No word yet on whether anyone other than the guy trying to sell the technology thinks it'll make palatable food."
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Apple Applies for Patent on Battery with Rounded Corners

cervesaebraciator cervesaebraciator writes  |  about a year and a half ago

cervesaebraciator (2352888) writes "From TFA: "Apple said in the application that a curved battery pack can use the area outside of the rectangular space ordinarily reserved for such an energy source. A curved battery could occupy space that is “curved, rounded, or irregularly shaped,” the Cupertino, California-based company said. That could allow designs for devices to diverge from the standard rectangular configuration." The application describes the process thus: "The [layers of cathodes, separators, and anodes] may be wound to create a jelly roll prior to sealing the layers in the flexible pouch. A curve may also be formed in the battery cell by applying a pressure of at least 0.13 kilogram-force (kgf) per square millimeter to the layers using a set of curved plates applying a temperature of about 85.degree. C. to the layers.""
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Rep. Judy Chu Starts "Intellectual Property" Caucus with Rep. Howard Coble

cervesaebraciator cervesaebraciator writes  |  about a year and a half ago

cervesaebraciator (2352888) writes "U.S. Representative Judy Chu (D-CA) will be starting a new caucus with the ostensible purpose of protecting the intellectual property rights of filmmakers, musicians and other artists. The new caucus, styled the Congressional Creative Rights Caucus, will be formed along with Rep. Howard Coble (R-NC). Chu's office released a statement, including the following:

American innovation hinges on creativity – it is what allows our kids to dream big and our artists to create works that inspire us all. The jobs that result are thanks entirely to our willingness to foster creative talent, and an environment where it can thrive and prosper." [...] The Congressional Creative Rights Caucus will serve to educate Members of Congress and the general public about the importance of preserving and protecting the rights of the creative community in the U.S. American creators of motion pictures, music, software and other creative works rely on Congress to protect their copyrights, human rights, First Amendment rights and property rights.

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Former GOP Staffer Derek Khanna Speaks on Intellectual Property

cervesaebraciator cervesaebraciator writes  |  about 2 years ago

cervesaebraciator (2352888) writes "Tim Lee over at Ars Technica recently interviewed Derek Khanna, a former staffer for the Republican Study Committee. As reported on Slashdot, Khanna wrote a brief suggesting the current copyright law might not constitute free market thinking. He was rewarded for his efforts with permanent time off of work. Khanna continues to speak out about the need for copyright reform as well as its potential as a winning electoral issue and, according to Lee, he's actually beginning to receive some positive attention for his efforts. "I encourage Hill staffers to bring forth new ideas. Don't be discouraged by the potential consequences," Khanna told Ars. "You work for the American people. It's your job, your obligation to be challenging existing paradigms and put forward novel solutions to existing problems." Would that more in both major parties thought like this."
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World's Oldest Working Computer Restored and On Display

cervesaebraciator cervesaebraciator writes  |  about 2 years ago

cervesaebraciator (2352888) writes "The 2.5 tonne Harwell Dekatron Computer has now been restored to working order and is on display at the National Museum of Computing in Buckinghamshire. The Harwell Dekatron was made in 1949 and used by the UK's Atomic Energy Research Establishment. In its heyday, the Harwell Dekatron would work away for up to 80 hours per week, notably doing computations in decimal rather than the binary we are now accustomed to. A multiplication performed by this computer would take from about five to ten seconds. The computer was found in storage and restored to working condition, the majority of its 480 relays and 828 Dekatron tubes still original. The main article includes a video where, unlike a modern computer, you can literally see the computer store data and perform calculations."
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Coffee and Intellectual Property

cervesaebraciator cervesaebraciator writes  |  about 2 years ago

cervesaebraciator (2352888) writes "A "Coffee Branding Workshop," sponsored by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), was held recently in Arusha City wherein the Director General of the Tanzania Coffee Board presented a paper entitled "Supporting the Coffee Sector with added Value Products Through Intellectual Property and Branding." The paper encouraged the use of intellectual property claims, including trademarks, copyrights, patents, and designs, as sources of income which can be used to support agriculture in Africa. The Director General claimed, "[Intellectual property rights] are the basis for today's knowledge based economy and international competitiveness". This is no doubt related to a broader effort to advance western style intellectual property in Africa through claims of the benefits it offers agriculture. Promoting western style intellectual property law as a means of third world development is a popular strategy for WIPO, the only branch of the UN to have significant wealth deriving from contributions independent of Member States. On a related note of interest to Slashdotters, there is a history of tension between WIPO advocates and FOSS advocates."
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GOP Study Committee Director Disowns Brief Attacking Current IP Law

cervesaebraciator cervesaebraciator writes  |  about 2 years ago

cervesaebraciator (2352888) writes "Yesterday an article was featured on Slashdot which expressed some hope, if just a fool's hope, that a recent Republican Study Committee Brief could be a sign of broader national discussion about the value of current copyright law. When one sees such progress, credit is deservedly given. Unfortunately, the others in Washington did not perhaps see this as worthy of praise. The committee's executive director, Paul Teller, sent a memo today disavowing the earlier pro-copyright reform brief. From the memo: "Yesterday you received a Policy Brief or [sic] copyright law that was published without adequate review within the RSC and failed to meet that standard. Copyright reform would have far-reaching impacts, so it is incredibly important that it be approached with all facts and viewpoints in hand." People who live in districts such as Ohio's 4th would do well to send letters of support to those who crafted the original brief. I cannot imagine party leadership will be happy with so radical a suggestion as granting copyright protection for the limited times needed to promote the progress of science and useful arts."
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GOP Brief Attacks Current Copyright Law

cervesaebraciator cervesaebraciator writes  |  about 2 years ago

cervesaebraciator (2352888) writes "Regardless of how one feels about the GOP generally, it is always heartening to see current copyright and IP law questioned on a national stage. A Republican study committee, chaired by Ohio Representative Jim Jordan released a brief today entitled Three Myths about Copyright Law and Where to Start to Fix it . Among other things, the brief attacks current copyright law as hampering scientific inquiry, penalizing journalism, and retarding the potential of the internet to allow the dispersion of knowledge through e-readers. In the briefs words, "Current copyright law does not merely distort some markets – rather it destroys entire markets." Four potential policy solutions are proposed: statutory damage reform, expansion of fair use, punishing false copyright claims, and limiting copyright terms. There may yet be hope for a national debate on the current oppressive copyright system, if just a fool's hope."
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Unusual New Species of Dinosaur Identified

cervesaebraciator cervesaebraciator writes  |  more than 2 years ago

cervesaebraciator (2352888) writes "A new species of heterodontosaur, called Pegomastax, has been identified. Paul Sereno, a University of Chicago paleontologist, published a description of this species in a recent issue of ZooKeys. Although this diminutive (60 cm or less) species was herbivorous, it also possessed a set of sharp, stabbing canines in its parrot-shaped beak. Dr. Sereno holds that these canines where likely "for nipping and defending themselves, not for eating meat.” Perhaps the most imaginatively intriguing aspect of all, the body of the Pegomastix might have been covered in porcupine-like quills, making for perhaps the least attractive dinosaur of all time. You can almost hear Dieter Stark screaming 'Helvetes jävlar!'"
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A Quantum Theory of Mitt Romney

cervesaebraciator cervesaebraciator writes  |  more than 2 years ago

cervesaebraciator (2352888) writes "David Javerbaum writes in the New York Times Sunday Review to explain the mysterious forces which appear to be at work in the age of quantum politics. Unfortunately, he does not address how this theory might be reconciled with the main theory used to explain the politics of the nineties, the theory of relativity. Under this theory, the success of a politicians depends upon what the meaning of the word "is" is. I would propose, therefore, that both the quantum theory and the theory of relativity can be reconciled through the use of an M-theory, or Money-theory, of politics. In this system, politics can be explained entirely by the invisible, one-dimensional strings which connect the money of lobbyists to the actions of politicians. Yet, recent developments with the Citizens United ruling may require that this view be modified in light of what appear to be the superstrings of Political Action Committees."
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Long term missions in space may damage eyesight

cervesaebraciator cervesaebraciator writes  |  more than 2 years ago

cervesaebraciator (2352888) writes "Travel to Mars may face yet another hurdle and this one is not budgetary. A recent study published in the Journal of Radiology shows another risk associated with long-term space travel. In addition to the traditional threats of bone density loss, atrophy, and radiation from the Sun, astronauts who spend long periods in zero gravity may also face loss of vision. 27 astronauts who underwent MRI were found to suffer increased intracranial pressure. In particular, researchers found evidence, "for expansion of the cerebral spinal fluid space surrounding the optic nerve of nine of the astronauts, a flattening of the rear of the eyeball in six, a bulging of the optic nerve in four, and changes in the pituitary gland and its connection to the brain in three individuals.""
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Volcanoes, Climate Change, and the Little Ice Age

cervesaebraciator cervesaebraciator writes  |  more than 2 years ago

cervesaebraciator (2352888) writes "For those interested in climate change the so-called Little Ice Age provides an interest point of reference. Lasting from the 13th through as late as the 17th centuries AD, the Little Ice Age as an example of climate change is often most easily contrasted with the present by means of paintings from the era. Globally, the effects of the period were as little as an average drop in temperature of 0.6 C. But the regional variations could to be much more dramatic. Climate scientists at the University of Colorado's Institute of Arctic and Alpine Researchoffer an interesting explanation concerning the source of this form of climate change. They offer reason to believe that increases in stratospheric SO2, caused by a string of volcanic eruptions, may have been enough to increase the reflectivity of the atmosphere. This has the potential to explain the cause of the Little Ice Age and thus shed light on climate change as a phenomenon."
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Senator Rand Paul detained by the TSA

cervesaebraciator cervesaebraciator writes  |  more than 2 years ago

cervesaebraciator (2352888) writes "It seems the folks at the TSA are as unfamiliar with Article I, Section 6 of the US Constitution as they are with the Fourth Amendment. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has been detained by the TSA in Tennessee for refusing a pat-down. Apparently an anomaly appeared when he received the full body scan. While he offered to undergo the body scan once more, he was informed that only a pat-down would be sufficient to clear him. He has since been detained and the story is developing."
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Navy may use mine detecting dolphins in the Straig

cervesaebraciator cervesaebraciator writes  |  more than 2 years ago

cervesaebraciator (2352888) writes "The Atlantic Wire reports that the Navy has a tested solution to the possible mining of the Straight of Hormuz. The Navy has 80 dolphins in San Diego Bay trained to use their own sonar to detect mines. When they find the mines, the dolphins drop an acoustic transponder nearby that human divers might return to defuse it. Retired Adm. Tim Keating cannot say, however, whether the dolphins will be used in the straight."
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Fermilab Scientists Discover New Particle

cervesaebraciator cervesaebraciator writes  |  more than 2 years ago

cervesaebraciator (2352888) writes "From the article:

Fermilab today announced that scientists working at the CDF (Collision Detector at Fermilab) experiment confirmed the observation of a new particle, the Xi-sub-b. The Xi-sub-b is categorized as are baryon, which are formed of three quarks. Commonly known baryons include the proton ( two up quarks and one down quark) as well as the neutron (two down quarks and one up quark). The existence of the Xi-sub-b has been predicted for some time, but it has been observed for the very first time just recently. It is described as a heavy relative of the neutron and is six times heavier than the proton or neutron. Conclusively, it is a member of the bottom baryons.

The original, and slightly more detailed, press release may be found here."
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Coalition forms to fight Internet piracy

cervesaebraciator cervesaebraciator writes  |  more than 3 years ago

cervesaebraciator (2352888) writes "Excerpted from TFA:

A coalition composed of movie and television studios, cable and phone companies and record labels are launching a wide-ranging initiative aimed at cracking down on Internet piracy. [...] The effort brings together Internet service providers [...] and content creators in the fight against the theft of intellectual property. It will be overseen by the newly created Center for Copyright Information, whose backers include the Motion Picture Assn. of America, which represents all the major Hollywood studios; the Independent Film & Television Alliance; the Recording Industry Assn. of America; and ISPs Comcast Corp., Time Warner Cable Inc., Verizon Communications Inc. and AT&T Inc. [...] The initiative will target households whose Internet usage indicates that pirated content is either being uploaded or downloaded."

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