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Ampere Could Be Redefined After Experiments Track Single Electrons Crossing Chip

forrestt Re:Definition of a kilogram (299 comments)

Thank you. You made me laugh.

about 7 months ago
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Ampere Could Be Redefined After Experiments Track Single Electrons Crossing Chip

forrestt Re:Definition of a kilogram (299 comments)

Yeah I realized it was supposed to be funny after I responded to it (while it was "Score:0") and saw the "(Score:4, Funny)". I totally understand all the aspects of the humor after rereading it with its intended purpose.

about 7 months ago
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Ampere Could Be Redefined After Experiments Track Single Electrons Crossing Chip

forrestt Re:fluctuating weight of KG? (299 comments)

While platinum and iridium (or irridium if we want to go with your spelling) are more corrosion-resistant than iron, they are not corrosion-proof. "Not a big factor" is fine for short periods of time. The hundreds of years this thing is expected to exist and the extreme precision that it is supposed to remain accurate to are enough to make "not a big factor" a "big enough factor" to worry about. If not, it would have been made out of whatever it is your brain is made out of. That appears to lose mass quite quickly.

about 7 months ago
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Ampere Could Be Redefined After Experiments Track Single Electrons Crossing Chip

forrestt Re:Definition of a kilogram (299 comments)

You are correct. I should have said mass. I'm sure I would have picked up on it after several more proof reads, but this is Slashdot after all. We aren't expected to read the article, why should we read our own posts?

about 7 months ago
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Ampere Could Be Redefined After Experiments Track Single Electrons Crossing Chip

forrestt Re:Definition of a kilogram (299 comments)

I guess I missed the humor tag in your original post.

about 7 months ago
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Ampere Could Be Redefined After Experiments Track Single Electrons Crossing Chip

forrestt Re:Definition of a kilogram (299 comments)

A kilogram is NOT defined that way, it is converted from pounds that way. It was originally defined as the weight of one litre of water. It is now defined as being equal to a prototype held at the International Bureau for Weights and Measures.

about 7 months ago
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Ampere Could Be Redefined After Experiments Track Single Electrons Crossing Chip

forrestt Re:fluctuating weight of KG? (299 comments)

I can only imagine it fluctuating as a result of corrosion. For example, if it were iron the act of rusting would alter the weight.

about 7 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Do Firms Leak Personal Details In Plain Text?

forrestt Re:HTTPS means something specific (252 comments)

So far it seems that most of the responders here have missed half of the purpose of HTTPS. Sure, using HTTPS vs. HTTP means that the traffic is being encrypted between your web browser and the server, but that is only half of the reason to use HTTPS. The other half is that there is a certificate on the server you are going to that verifies the authenticity of the site. That certificate is signed by a trust chain, the root of which, is installed into your browser as a trusted authority. Websites use HTTPS to prove to you that you are communicating with the correct site, not just to make the traffic invisible to prying eyes. The need for verification of who the server is sending its email to is usually totally unnecessary since the company sending the email relied upon the customer to supply the correct one.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is Making Government More Open and Connected a Good Idea?

forrestt Re:Yes (73 comments)

I'm going to make a blog post titled, "Is Making Government More Open and Connected a Bad Idea?" and we can power the world with the spinning heads of /. readers.

about a year ago
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Who Controls Vert.x: Red Hat, VMware, Neither?

forrestt Re:Unless it's it writing elsewhere.... (118 comments)

IANAL...He was their agent, and I believe that means that anything he did during the exercise of his duties they are responsible for. If they don't like his actions, they can dismiss him, but I don't think that has any bearing on the openness of the code.

about a year and a half ago
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White House Must Answer Petition To 'Build Death Star'

forrestt Re:Remove the obvious structural weaknesses (384 comments)

Oh come on, it isn't any harder than hitting a womp rat from a T-16. That should have been totally planned for.

about a year and a half ago

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forrestt forrestt writes  |  more than 7 years ago

forrestt writes "According to this article , a provocative new study of photographs taken from orbit suggests that liquid water flowed on the surface of Mars as recently as several years ago, raising the possibility that the red planet could harbor an environment favorable to life."

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forrestt forrestt writes  |  more than 9 years ago

People are idots. I got marked as trolling because I said WhiteHouse.COM (notice the com there) uses open orifice. WhiteHouse.com is a very well know porn site. It has nothing to do with any president. Now I have people who think I was putting their President down (don't ask me how they would think from the post WHICH President I was talking about). This was not a Troll/flamebait comment. It was supposed to be funny. There should be an IQ test to get moderator points.

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