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Quiet Cooling With a Copper Foam Heatsink

durrr Re:So this is a... (163 comments)

Wouldn't call it vaporware, you could cast molten copper into an ant colony and get something looking like that, or 3D print.
For the latter you can't put the "Thousand of lives were lost to bring you this fine piece of hardware" label onto it though.

2 days ago

SLS Project Coming Up $400 Million Short

durrr Re:SLS and comparing to spacex (132 comments)

The SLS is not a deep space vehicle. It's a vehicle to divert tax payer money into the pocket of private enterprises that give a share to politicians. Assuming it ever takes off, it'll be an outdated overpriced piece of shit.

about a week ago

The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

durrr Re:Pft (962 comments)

It's not actually work related. It's about their opinions.

The author of the article isn't getting shit because she's a lead developer, she's getting shit because she writes articles on gender equality in gaming. Her example persons are also having some female-centric activities.

If I write a gaming opinion piece called "Mens world: why game devs should ignore all whining women and focus on their main demographic" I'd also get a lot of angry mail and spiteful messages. If I write a followup article after such hatemail called "Ruling elite: how a small minority of females with an interest in games try to hijack the industry and suppress dissident opinon" I'd get even more shit heaped onto me.

Is this a sign that I'm harassed because my gender? Is it a sign that the gaming demographic is full of bad persons? Or is it a sign that inflammatory opinion pieces will always result in hatemail?

about a week ago

Hair-Raising Technique Detects Drugs, Explosives On Human Body

durrr Re:And good luck asking for APAP-free medicine! (162 comments)

Anyone prone to willfull abuse will use CWE and get rid of the acetaminophen. Some elderly person getting addicted will instead kill itself.
Drug prescription rules and opinions about drugs are hyped the fuck up and retarded, there's several completely safe drugs that's prescription only and some pretty awful ones that's free for everyone.

about three weeks ago

Hair-Raising Technique Detects Drugs, Explosives On Human Body

durrr Re:hmm I wonder if.... (162 comments)

I wonder more about the cocaine detection, if it was intended or accidental.

about three weeks ago

Site of 1976 "Atomic Man" Accident To Be Cleaned

durrr Re:Anti-nuclear FUD (299 comments)

Occupational standards are 20mSv today. So 10 Sv in total?

about a month ago

Boston Trying Out Solar-Powered "Smart Benches" In Parks

durrr Re:Interesting... (119 comments)

If a public bench have a fleshlight attached, would you put your dick into it?
Well, then don't put your USB into the digital equivalent.

about a month ago

Researchers Claim Wind Turbine Energy Payback In Less Than a Year

durrr Re:WUWT (441 comments)

If I need 100GW of coal power at 5% of capacity, can I build only 5% of the coal plants? Will the coal plants have only 5% the running cost?
This is the problem of intermittent power sources, they end up requiring almost the same amount of conventional backup energy sources as if they didn't exist in the first place, so from an economic point of view they're a terrible choice because they're by no means cheap either.

about a month ago

Researchers Claim Wind Turbine Energy Payback In Less Than a Year

durrr Re:WUWT (441 comments)

Running a coal plant at loss doesn't happen when it's a private actor behind it. Either the energy from coal is more expensive to cover for less uptime, or they shut it down and move. I know Germany tries to put itself into a position as saviour of the world and to prove that green energy is best energy but reality doesn't agree.

about a month ago

Researchers Claim Wind Turbine Energy Payback In Less Than a Year

durrr Re:Sounds about right... (441 comments)

Sure, lets build a grid capable of handling 10000 times more than the local demand will ever amount to because we're piping electricity from all europe to china through it.

Or we could take the money that would cost and use it to produce any other form of electricity locally.

about a month ago

Swedish Farmers Have Doubts About Climatologists and Climate Change

durrr Re:"Surprising"??? (567 comments)

Might as well be more concerned about politicians and corporations that deny the lord and saviour Jesus Christ.
He have about as much evidence as mmgw does.

about a month ago

Germany's Glut of Electricity Causing Prices To Plummet

durrr Re:Aluminium (365 comments)

I guess the NRA is a good place to read about debunking of the more guns = more gun death FUD too.
Because clearly biased sources are always right in your world.

about a month ago

Half of Germany's Power Supplied By Solar, Briefly

durrr Re:...but they still have all the disadvantages (461 comments)

You're not going to die from radiation sickness unless you try. In any disaster not being global thermonuclear war you're going to be able to walk away from the radioactive materials.

about a month ago

Plastic Trash Forming Into "Plastiglomerate" Rocks

durrr Re:Our age will be known as... (123 comments)

I think The Obscene will capture the spirit better.

about 2 months ago

$10k Reward For Info On Anyone Who Points a Laser At Planes Goes Nationwide

durrr Re:Profit! (264 comments)

Pay homeless people $100 to point lasers at airplanes while recording them.

about 2 months ago

German Scientists Successfully Test Brain-Controlled Flight Simulator

durrr Re:Just not during Oktoberfest (73 comments)

Don't worry, when you realize the prerequisites for it you'll also realize that less than 1% of the population will be able to do it.

about 2 months ago

Human "Suspended Animation" Trials To Start This Month

durrr Re:I'm not a doctor, but... (104 comments)

It works for other mammals, humans just require some technical details sorted out and good protocols made. Regarding possible injuries from the cooling: It doesn't really matter, if it saves lives, it saves lives.

about 2 months ago

What Caused a 1300-Year Deep Freeze?

durrr Re:Put this in perspective (258 comments)

Good luck convincing 7 billion people to adjust their daily lives because a contested model say they need to do so today.
Pre-emptive climate intervention is also predicted to be much more expensive than the wait-and-see approach, in addition of potentially having little to no effect long term; cutting emissions 20% still means we emit CO2 and concentrations will increase.

Also, we're not seeing rapid changes in climate. We're seeing atmospheric CO2 increase while the climate itself goes its own model-defying way.

about 3 months ago


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