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Numerous Methane Leaks Found On Atlantic Sea Floor

doccus It's a non-issue.. it's cows that gotta go! (272 comments)

All the methane escaping from every single vent in the oceans, comes nowhere near the highly concentrated methane escaping from cows and pigs. A sealed cattle barn is a severe explosion hazard, for instance.. and the methane from cow poop and flatulence, here where I live, is sometimes so strong I can hardly breath. Coonsidering the poop, gas, Kuru, and poor quality protein that red meat (a.k.a. beef) contains, I'd be happy is all the steers except those needed to keep the cows happy, and half of all the cows, weren't returned by the aliens that keep abducting them. I don't thinbk cars are as bad offenders as cows. Remember that methane is 20 times as powerful a greenhouse gas as CO2.

yesterday
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Put A Red Cross PSA In Front Of the ISIS Beheading Video

doccus Great firewall of America.. (299 comments)

...here we come. Just because it's distasteful (although likely faked anyways) whether it's posted shouldn't be decided by a "central comittee", such as in China. There's no difference between a "central comittee" and a "central board" such as Google has. What else will be pulled or held back? And will they tell us every time they restrict acess? If they don't we won't even know what's being blocked. How is this different than the Chinese "great firewall", except in amount of results being blocked? And if they do it here, what's to say they won't do it more and more? It's only a few executives at the top making all the decisions.. I think this is the thin end of a very wide wedge...

yesterday
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"MythBusters" Drops Kari Byron, Grant Imahara, Tory Belleci

doccus Re:My wife will miss Grant. (358 comments)

Yeah, heck I remember when Discovery was actually science oriented..before the lowest common denominator "reality" rubbish. Just like the learning channel actually had learning oriented shows.. Aah.. but ratings quickly replaced content as the focus of the networks.. "sniff" ;-(

3 days ago
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Processors and the Limits of Physics

doccus Re:Lucy foretold this... (168 comments)

But at the rate this is happening, the majority of a chip will have to be kept inactive at any given time, creating what Markov terms 'dark silicon.

When it's believed that computers only use 10% of their silicon, imagine if we could use 100% of our processors' capacity at the same time!

*mind blown*

*processor also blown*

But hey.. We also only use 10% of our carbon...

about two weeks ago
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Processors and the Limits of Physics

doccus Must be ten years again.. (168 comments)

Every ten years I hear the same thing. "We have reached the linits of processor technology" I remember hearing it in 1994 upon the arrival of the pentium.. that the x86 processor was maxed out.. during 2004, when the next gen x86 chips arrived.. Now it.s 2014.. and it's the same tune again. Suuure. They'll find a breakthrough. Count on it.

about two weeks ago
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Email Is Not Going Anywhere

doccus The demise of email? A laughable idea.. (235 comments)

Try getting your subscriotions on twitter or facebook. Want privacy in your communications? On facebook? Hah.. There's always some idiot saying that "this or that" is on it's way out.But when something's really on it's way out you don't have people write that because everybody already knows.

about two weeks ago
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Hemp Fibers Make Better Supercapacitors Than Graphene

doccus Re:Oh, come now (178 comments)

Hemp is the common name for a whole species, of which marijuana is a subspecies. So it's a non statement, like saying "dogs are not poodles". Poodles are dogs though, just as pot is also hemp. It's quite a surprise that hemp is so increadibly useful. You would think that it's just because smokers are so supportive that they would find 1001 other uses, but no, in fact, it really is a wonder plant.

about two weeks ago
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Skype Blocks Customers Using OS-X 10.5.x and Earlier

doccus Re:Microsoft (267 comments)

Who owns skype now?

I'm surprised nobody answered in a whole week. M$, of course...

about two weeks ago
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Watch a Cat Video, Get Hacked: the Death of Clear-Text

doccus Re:This is just evil. (166 comments)

It appears the ISP has to be complicit in this process.. and of course they would never agree ;-)

about two weeks ago
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Swedish Dad Takes Gamer Kids To Warzone

doccus HE should get a medal (418 comments)

Good to see some parents still have a good amount of common sense.

about two weeks ago
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Web Trolls Winning As Incivility Increases

doccus Just a reflection on the "real" world.. (457 comments)

It's only a reflection on the real world, with a significant percentage of troublemakers.. Of course the 'net would reflect it..

about two weeks ago
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Google's Satellites Could Soon See Your Face From Space

doccus Here's what's much better than Hi-res.. (140 comments)

I would rather that google had a legitimate *real time* display on it's google earth so that I'm not looking at some piece of land that was photographed in 2009.. THe resolution on Google Earth is appaling, and streets is better, but beinmg six years out of date makes it useless fior my needs. I once was trying to send someone a screenshot of my address to help them find it.. being in the country it can be difficult.. but I'd onl;y been living there 5 years and still that was too recvent, as all google streets showed where I lived was shrubbery. where I am currently is at least 3 years out of date, and the best resolution I can get shows my entire property as a big blurry white blob. I think they've got a little bit more work to do than they're letting on

about two weeks ago
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Free Copy of the Sims 2 Contains SecuROM

doccus So people don't steal free software? (234 comments)

Giving copies away.. and still has antipiracy software that registers as malware to AV apps.. Hmm free software bundled with malware? That sounds more like one of those seedy pxrn apps .. I thought this was made illegal years ago.

about a month ago
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Bose Sues New Apple Acquisition Beats Over Patent Violations

doccus Re:Typical (162 comments)

ALso, noise-cancelling technology isn't unique to, or even invented by BOSE. It's, AFAIK, a military patent.. and used in almost every modern headphone and smartphone made.

about a month ago
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Bose Sues New Apple Acquisition Beats Over Patent Violations

doccus Re:Typical (162 comments)

Bose knew all about Beats long before Apple aquired it. So obviouslyu theyre only trying to squieeze apple. MAybe their shares are down? Maybe they went from a promising PA company to a late nite tv hawked "Super sound radio" company..

about a month ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

doccus Re:What?!? (928 comments)

Perhaps, and OK, the guy that sent the tweet was ruder than the agent ever was, but the principle that "free speech" casn be coerced against via blackmail is an old communist trick. Welcome to the Soviet Socialist Republic of America!

about a month ago
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Ebola Outbreak Continues To Expand

doccus Re:Let's just hope... (170 comments)

THere certainly IS an airborne mutation. Even this one is, slightly. Ands it has a 7 day incubation. That's why iot's been spreading so adly over a quarter of the size of the African continent.

about a month ago
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The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You a Terrorist

doccus Re:McCarthyism v2.0 (242 comments)

These days, you don't even have to be a dirty commie, or Chinese, or both, to be Anti-American; the Commander-in-Chief hisself is one.

But that's not true. The Commander in Chief IS a "dirty commie". Born and raised as one all his life..

about a month ago

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