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Fracked Shale Could Sequester Carbon Dioxide

dlmarti Re:interesting (235 comments)

If the CO2 gets into the ground water (which is where your pumping it), it will turn the water acidic. Do you really want acidic water running through our limestone deposits?

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You Sell an Algorithm To Venture Capitalists?

dlmarti product not idea (205 comments)

Venture capitalists are not interested in algorithms, they are interested in a business plan they can believe it. Come up with a way to make money using the algorithm and "sell" it too them.

about a year ago
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Major Find By Japanese Scientists May Threaten Chinese Rare Earth Hegemony

dlmarti Re:Oh good, undersea mining (189 comments)

They could wake up Godzilla

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To (or How NOT To) Train Your Job Replacement?

dlmarti Your getting paid to do a job, do it. (292 comments)

If they are paying you your rate, WTF do you care if its teaching someone or coding? Do you honestly believe that your all that? Get over yourself, and do your job. Last job I quit, they called me for a year with questions. Simple shit, as long as it was less than an hour I didn't even charge them.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Which Google Project Didn't Deserve To Die?

dlmarti Re:iGoogle (383 comments)

Agreed, I use this so many times per hour its ridiculous.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Undoing an Internet Smear Campaign?

dlmarti links or it didn't happen! (338 comments)

links or it didn't happen!

about a year and a half ago
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Stanford Team Developing Spiked Robots To Explore Phobos

dlmarti Re:Waste of money. (49 comments)

No, but I would hope there would be a better use of our very limited NASA budget.

about a year and a half ago
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Stanford Team Developing Spiked Robots To Explore Phobos

dlmarti Waste of money. (49 comments)

Given that Phobos is most likely a captured body, this does not seem like a good return on the investment.

about a year and a half ago
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Should Inventions Be Automatically Owned By Your Employer?

dlmarti The employer has to own the invention (291 comments)

I cannot run my company, if I have to bargain for the invention that I paid my employee to develop. Now that being said, if I the employee developed the invention completely separate from the company then he certainly should own it.

about 2 years ago
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Red Light Cameras Raise Crash Risk, Cost

dlmarti Re:Why not (499 comments)

Apparently you don't live in New Jersey; we employ the homeless to hold signs at all the intersections, advertising all of the furniture stores doing their weekly going out of business sales. For some reason that no one understands the stores never actually go out of business, its just one of those mysteries.

about 2 years ago
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Google Bars Site That Converts YouTube Songs Into MP3s

dlmarti should have rickrolled them (177 comments)

Redirecting YouTube-MP3.org to the song "Never Gonna Give You Up" would have been more appropriate.

more than 2 years ago
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What's Keeping You On Windows?

dlmarti If I had to be honest... (1880 comments)

I switch to Linux in 1993 because Windows was an unstable disaster. Now I am so comfortable with Linux I could never change, even if Windows became a better solution. So if I had to be honest I would have to admit that I am a Linux guy and will never switch for the same reasons that most Windows guys would never consider Linux. Its just inside their comfort zone.

more than 2 years ago
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Preserving Memories of a Loved One?

dlmarti Dude! Stop now! (527 comments)

Stop with the video, stop with the blogs, stop with the pictures. Just try to live the remaining time as full as possible. YOUR families memories of the good times is enough, make sure you have lots of them.

more than 4 years ago
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Sidestepping A-to-D Convertors For Town Government's Cable TV?

dlmarti You gave them them contract... (539 comments)

Your town gave them contract, they are trying to change the terms after the fact. Inform them this is unacceptable, and will require a renegotiation in their contract. They will cave in instantly, if they lose the contract for your town it will be a huge loss to them. Walk down the hall and inform the council about this.

more than 4 years ago
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Pakistan To Scour Google, Yahoo For Blasphemy

dlmarti Muhammad on Slashdot (371 comments)

Here is my drawing of Muhammad: :) There now Pakistan can block Slashdot too.

more than 4 years ago
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Please Do Not Change Your Password

dlmarti password aging == weak passwords (497 comments)

Software setups that require password aging force me to use simpler and simpler passwords so I can remember them. At my last job my original password was "DepletedUranium1sH3avy", once they implemented password aging it became "passwordXXXX" where XXXX was the month/year. Which do you think is easier to crack?

more than 4 years ago
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50% Efficiency Boost From New Fuel Injection System

dlmarti Re:Increase econmy 10-25% (379 comments)

Hydrolicly controlled clutches rarely need clutch changes, I typically go 100,000 miles before even looking at the clutch now. Automatics are only close to MT's in mileage at cruise, they still lose a lot during acceleration (prior to lock up). Look at the consumer reports site, they show the numbers. I do however agree that MT's are being marketed in lower end vehicles in the US (not so much true else where).

more than 4 years ago
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50% Efficiency Boost From New Fuel Injection System

dlmarti Increase econmy 10-25% (379 comments)

Buy a manual transmission vehicle. You get an automatic 2-5mpgs better, plus the initial cost and maintenance costs are significantly cheaper.

more than 4 years ago
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One Fifth of World's Population Can't See Milky Way At Night

dlmarti Milky Way from the Sargasso Sea (612 comments)

I will never forget the first time I saw the Milky Way, on a cloudless, moonless night from the Sargasso Sea. The view was indescribable. Try to imagine a band of clouds illuminated by a electroluminescent light source, but not where the clouds are in our atmosphere, but as a back drop to the stars above. Its humbling.

more than 5 years ago

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