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Study: An Evolutionary "Arms Race" Shaped the Human Genome

drainbramage Re:A Quandary (32 comments)

In Soviet Russia Evolution Arms You!
Does that help?


Breakthrough In LED Construction Increases Efficiency By 57 Percent

drainbramage Re:The summary title is an outright lie (181 comments)

Okay, so what is the difference between "LEDs", "Organic LEDs", and "Gluten-free LEDs"?

4 days ago

Breakthrough In LED Construction Increases Efficiency By 57 Percent

drainbramage Re:Woo hoo!! (181 comments)

A friend wanted to replace his landscape bulbs with LEDs, the flicker was horrible.
We added a bridge rectifier and the 120 hz flicker was less offensive.
So, we added a capacitor, the flicker was gone and the LEDs were much brighter.
I noticed they were also becoming warm so I measured the voltage which was now over 18vdc.
I suddenly recalled that a load resistor was always added when I used to make linear power supplies, a few years ago.
Can't remember the formula I used to use but google found a nice article about this:

4 days ago

Octopus-Inspired Robot Matches Real Octopus For Speed

drainbramage Re:It might move like an octopus... (70 comments)

Finally an answer to the question:
"What looks like an octopus and is filled with sea men?"

about a week ago

Octopus-Inspired Robot Matches Real Octopus For Speed

drainbramage Re:um... (70 comments)

That's no balloon.

about a week ago

It's Banned Books Week; I recommend ...

drainbramage Who Is John Galt? (402 comments)

Atlas Shrugged.

about a week ago

Friendly Reminder: Do Not Place Your iPhone In a Microwave

drainbramage Re:Also... (240 comments)

And if you don't believe him just Lois Armstrong, the first man on the moon.

about a week ago

Update: Mangalyaan's Main Engine Test Fired, Maven In Orbit

drainbramage Re:A test fire? (25 comments)

If there is one thing India has a lot of experience in it is remote support.

about a week ago

NASA's Manned Rocket Contract: $4.2 Billion To Boeing, $2.6 Billion To SpaceX

drainbramage Re:I hate to be this guy... (188 comments)

Hhow, slow down there.
He didn't say he felt THAT guilty.
Besides, he needed to brag about having 'a newer model Honda Civic'.

about two weeks ago

U.S. Threatened Massive Fine To Force Yahoo To Release Data

drainbramage Re:It's a bad sign (223 comments)

It's a bad sign when people blame long dead politicians for the actions of people they just voted for.

about three weeks ago

Scientists Capture the Sound Made By a Single Atom

drainbramage Re:forest (100 comments)

You might want to read up on the ground breaking research by Dr. Wonhan Clapping.

about three weeks ago

Universal Big Bang Lithium Deficit Confirmed

drainbramage Re:Depressing News (171 comments)

Stop blaming obama for failures he clearly inherited from previous administrations.

about three weeks ago

US Rust Belt Manufacturing Rebounds Via Fracking Boom

drainbramage Re:Now comes the Time of the Envirowackos (191 comments)

Drinking more causes this kind of reasoning.
And it makes you call your ex girlfriend early in the morning.
Or so I hear.
Time for coffee.

about three weeks ago

CenturyLink: Comcast Is Trying To Prevent Competition In Its Territories

drainbramage Re:what's wrong with cherry picking? (110 comments)

They all server the same food, dude.
The choice is delivery by car, bus, or air mail.
Each delivery system has acquired exclusive rights to that delivery system in specific regions.

about a month ago

Fish Raised On Land Give Clues To How Early Animals Left the Seas

drainbramage Re:Well color me surprised! (62 comments)

I heard that you have to pay them scale.

about a month ago

Indiana University Researchers Get $1 Million Grant To Study Memes

drainbramage 3 steps. No, 4. (126 comments)

1: Find idiots in government handing out other peoples money (redundant)
2: Apply for grant
3: ???
4: Profit

about a month ago

Would Scottish Independence Mean the End of UK's Nuclear Arsenal?

drainbramage Re:Does it really matter ? (375 comments)

Are you thinking of one of the Americas as an ally?
One of today's Americas?

about a month ago



Can you Eliza (or Siri) Robocallers?

drainbramage drainbramage writes  |  more than 2 years ago

drainbramage (588291) writes "I'm sick of those robocalls trying to get personal info. They ignore the do-not-call list and my requests to not call me.
I have begun to waste their time by coming up with random questions, but this also wastes my time.
Why can't something like Elica (or Siri) be interfaced to my phone?
Anyone using their Linux box as a phone answering machine have an idea?"


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