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Georgia Institute of Technology Researchers Bridge the Airgap

electrosoccertux Re:you like my new necklace? (84 comments)

reminds me of this guy that's been bringing his whole desktop PC to caribou coffee every day for 3 years

2 days ago
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Georgia Institute of Technology Researchers Bridge the Airgap

electrosoccertux Re: Add noise (84 comments)

Properly shielded equipment uses different methods to 'break the cage'. It's been many decades, but some of the heavily shielded designs I did in the 80's involved opto-isolators. Yes, that's right. Want to avoid radiating information ? Use light.

this used to make sense to me, but now that I understand that light is just part of the EM spectrum, I find myself confused.

2 days ago
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FCC Officially Approves Change In the Definition of Broadband

electrosoccertux you're a well populated area? (423 comments)

even well-populated areas of the US still have limited, unreliable, and gimmick-heavy choices. I'm one.

you are?

2 days ago
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Gamma-ray Bursts May Explain Fermi's Paradox

electrosoccertux machine replication (236 comments)

a machine should never be given the freedom to replicate itself unless it also has the capacity to improve itself.

2 days ago
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Apple Posts $18B Quarterly Profit, the Highest By Any Company, Ever

electrosoccertux Re:inflation embiggens numbers (521 comments)

I'd love to reform taxes but you want to retain your ability to grant credits to green companies

2 days ago
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Scientists Slow the Speed of Light

electrosoccertux Re:I disagree! (139 comments)

the time cube was right, partially right, partially wrong, and wrong all at once, simultaneously, in four, 24-hour quadrants of rightness.

about a week ago
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Scientists Slow the Speed of Light

electrosoccertux Re:sounds great... (139 comments)

just use internet explorer, or stay on slashdot all day

about a week ago
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Scientists Slow the Speed of Light

electrosoccertux Re:Go home, photons, you're drunk. (139 comments)

What is the sound of one hand clapping?

Massless particles travel at c in their local frame of reference, always. Having mass in the way just makes the path it takes longer. The researchers who "stopped" light trapped it inside a crystal, while it was "stopped" the energy existed as excited atoms inside the crystal.

From an outside perspective light can appear to be propagating very slowly, but from the perspective of the photon it is always traveling at the same speed. In this vein though, I wonder if it's correct to say that light propagates instantly and we only observe a time dimension because we are traveling through time.

hm, they should make a movie about that

about a week ago
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Scientists Slow the Speed of Light

electrosoccertux Re:Obvious work is obvious (139 comments)

At least you didn't write "Serves me right for reading coffee before drinking my morning Slashdot."

thanks, I was wondering why it tasted so bad

about a week ago
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Scientists Slow the Speed of Light

electrosoccertux Re:...slow down that speed (139 comments)

Hahahahahahahaha

I know this adds absolutely nothing to the convo but I had to say this made my whole damn day!

you don't sound very ... bright

about a week ago
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Fake Engine Noise Is the Auto Industry's Dirty Little Secret

electrosoccertux Re:Just give the option to turn it off... (820 comments)

Yes, all those blind drivers need tactile feedback on the turn signal.

I see what you did there....

but they don't!

about a week ago
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SpaceX Landing Attempt Video Released

electrosoccertux Re:I've got an idea !! (248 comments)

they often tear at high velocity, and require significant refurbishment after every use

about two weeks ago
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SpaceX Landing Attempt Video Released

electrosoccertux Re:Wait a minute (248 comments)

Extremely funny, but I bet, that small modification might happen that won't increase the weight issue too much. Lot's of nifty ideas floating around here.

some of them crash and burn

about two weeks ago
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SpaceX Landing Attempt Video Released

electrosoccertux Re:Wait a minute (248 comments)

Using fuel for hydraulics is standard practice for rocket and jet engines. It is really a given. Using a pressurized total loss hydraulic system is... totally normal design.

fixed that for you

about two weeks ago
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Pope Francis: There Are Limits To Freedom of Expression

electrosoccertux Re:Pope Francis - fuck your mother (894 comments)

this sort of assholery is why I don't bother with slashdot.

It is, in general, a very negative experience. Good riddance, right? ok. whatever.

about two weeks ago
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Cryptocurrency Based Basic Income Program Started In Finland

electrosoccertux Re:Sounds suspiciously like welfare. (109 comments)

"Unwilling != incapable"

This.

We throw away ~half the food we produce in this country. We burn it or bury it, but god forbid we give it away.

Likewise, we happily pay to incarcerate a larger percentage of our population than any other country in the world, but we'll be *damned* if we will let people have a little apartment - which would be cheaper.

A.

wow, this sinks to a new level of cognitive dissonance

about three weeks ago
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Wireless Charging Standards Groups Agree To Merge

electrosoccertux doesn't need to be faster (65 comments)

couple things:

* you need to buy a quality Qi charger. Lots of the cheap ones on Amazon are aweful. Having purchased 11 and shipped back 7 to Amazon, I personally recommend the Gmyle Qi black pad, but they are out of stock of the microUSB port one in black (useful if you want to rapid charge faster). A good charger does 750mA screen on, 1A screen off. There are some apps with the ability to monitor current draw, set to log when screen off so you can track performance. Many of the cheaper chargers will start at 1A but after a weak peter out to 400mA or so which, I agree, is too slow. Usually replacing the wall-wart with a solid supply is all that's necessary, or just buy a better Qi charger.
* you have one at your desk at work, and at home at your computer, and by your night stand. For $10 each that's cheap convenience. You leave it on the pad any time you're at the station.
* your current solution of just using the quick charge still wears out the microUSB port. I mounted a pad inside the CD tray of my car using rubber feet as guides. Pretty convenient, but most trips are short enough that I need to use a rapid charger.

about three weeks ago

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