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In Breakthrough, US and Cuba To Resume Diplomatic Relations

geekoid Re:It's just capitalism moving slower than usual (161 comments)

You do know that all the blocks have already been bought up, right?
Of course you don't. Hell, you probably don't even know what I mean.

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In Breakthrough, US and Cuba To Resume Diplomatic Relations

geekoid Re:Why not push toward collapse? (161 comments)

Some of us care about other human beings. If you can't get that, then please take a long walk off a short pier.

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In Breakthrough, US and Cuba To Resume Diplomatic Relations

geekoid Re:Why not push toward collapse? (161 comments)

WTF are you tlaking about? What 'evil'? What 'therapy'?

Clearly you know NOTING about Cuba, so stop saying idiotic things.

The Goal we have for Russia is different then the one we have for Cuba, you simpleton.

1 hour ago
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In Breakthrough, US and Cuba To Resume Diplomatic Relations

geekoid Re:About Fucking Time (161 comments)

FInally?
Everything is better by any measure.
To quote Chris Rock:
Only President Obama could get gas to $2.50, end 2 wars, get bin Laden, bring unemployment below 8%, then be told he's failing as president.

1 hour ago
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NASA Study Proposes Airships, Cloud Cities For Venus Exploration

geekoid Re:Makes me wonder (149 comments)

You're funding my search, right?
Oh you're not putting you money were your mouth is? shocking.

1 hour ago
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NASA Study Proposes Airships, Cloud Cities For Venus Exploration

geekoid Re:As with all space missions: (149 comments)

They talk about lowering their price, but it's based on how prices drop in other areas' something we have learned that is foolish to do when it come to space travel.

1 hour ago
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NASA Study Proposes Airships, Cloud Cities For Venus Exploration

geekoid Re:As with all space missions: (149 comments)

"Okay, a fundamental question then... What's the mission? "
Develop technologies the make life here better? learn more about human biology beyond earth. Make another step to spreading our species, Conduct better tests on captures particle. Control descent to the planet with sensors. Look for life in the upper atmosphere.

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NASA Study Proposes Airships, Cloud Cities For Venus Exploration

geekoid Re:As with all space missions: (149 comments)

How to you think you get to glorious cloud cities?
Through intermediary steps, that's how.*

*Alternative answer: Fly the Millennium Falcon**. I see what you were going to do there

** What the hell is an Aluminum Falcon!

2 hours ago
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New Cargo Ship Is 488 Meters Long

geekoid Re:Compression and cooling (73 comments)

Sealand isn't exactly a city, or visited by the mega rich.

2 hours ago
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New Cargo Ship Is 488 Meters Long

geekoid Re:Not a cargo ship (73 comments)

You're numbers aren't even close:

3.6 million tonnes a year, projected.
http://www.bbc.com/news/scienc...

1 million metric tons LNG = 52 trillion Btus
http://www.extension.iastate.e...

3.6 * 52 trillion
that's about 175 trillion BTUs.

Current price ~10 dollars per million BTU.
http://www.eia.gov/dnav/ng/his...

1.75 Billion a year, BEFORE cost of operation.

Once again, when not using made up numbers, Green energies are the same.

2 hours ago
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Backblaze's 6 TB Hard Drive Face-Off

geekoid Re:Man, am I old ... (95 comments)

I remember when we just hooked them into a personal tape drive to load something that will fail an hour later at the very end of the load.

Good times.... was something no one said.

2 hours ago
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Sony Leaks Reveal Hollywood Is Trying To Break DNS

geekoid Re:This needs to stop ... (233 comments)

If I broke into your house, and dug up all your secrets and then revealed them to the world, should I be applauded if I find out you where doing something 'wrong'?

3 hours ago
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A New Law For Superconductors

geekoid Re: That's amazing (45 comments)

No, becasue nothing does.

The wave moves cleaner. Remember, SoL is different in different mediums The constant we use ~300,000,000 meters per sec/sec is in vacuum, and close to the in superconductors.

Interestingly, the electrons gain more mass in superconductors.

4 hours ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Should a Liberal Arts Major Get Into STEM?

geekoid Re:Please don't (254 comments)

You apparently don't know how hard it is for a lawyer to find work.

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: How Should a Liberal Arts Major Get Into STEM?

geekoid Re:You make THAT much? (254 comments)

If my uncle said that to me, I'd blow his head off with a shot gun!

Cause he's been dead for a while, and fuck zombies.

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: How Should a Liberal Arts Major Get Into STEM?

geekoid Very vague (254 comments)

What do you want to do in STEM?
IF you just want to be around doing work for a space agency, they hire liberal arts majors to.

I'm always a little leery of people who want to enter STEM, but with no specifics.

yesterday
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Virtual Reality Experiment Wants To Put White People In Black Bodies

geekoid Re:Racist experiment (416 comments)

Black because that is the current big issue in America. OBVIOUSLY other races as well.
A good step is getting people like you to stop injecting there knee jerk nonsense into the discussion..we ANY discussion, really.

yesterday
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Virtual Reality Experiment Wants To Put White People In Black Bodies

geekoid Re:One question (416 comments)

Maybe you should worry less about your dance skills and see if you can get some decent humor skills.

yesterday
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Virtual Reality Experiment Wants To Put White People In Black Bodies

geekoid Re:Easier method (416 comments)

Maybe, but your kid couldn't even play minecraft at age 7, so maybe there is a bigger issue with your child. Like, oh say, You.

All the actual data shows you are wrong, so maybe think?

yesterday

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Truck carrying Cobalt-60 found in Mexico

geekoid geekoid writes  |  1 year,12 days

geekoid (135745) writes "The Truck carrying Cobalt 69 that had been stolen has been found in Mexico. The thieves opened up the containers and where exposed to the radiation. It is presumed they will die form the exposure. Mexican Authorities are currently undergoing recovery operation."
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Windows 8.1 to boot to desktop

geekoid geekoid writes  |  about a year and a half ago

geekoid (135745) writes "According to the Verge, Windows 8.1 will have an option to boot directly to the desktop. In light of recent reporting about the general distaste and design flaws of windows 8 user interface, will MS's updates be dynamic enough to stop the current MS Exodus?"
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Voyager 1 may have past through the Heliopause

geekoid geekoid writes  |  more than 2 years ago

geekoid writes "Data beinr returned by the Voyager 1 indocates it ahs left the Heliopause, being the first machine ever to leave the protection of the Suns Solar winds.
Data: Energetic proton increase This is a monumental achievement for NASA, and a huge leap for all mankind. Showing once again that humans can do awe inspiring things."

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Congressmen want to remove propaganda ban

geekoid geekoid writes  |  more than 2 years ago

geekoid writes "Rep. Mark Thornberry from Texas and Rep. Adam Smith from Washington State have created an admendment the would remove the Smith-Mundt Act of 1948 and Foreign Relations Authorization Act in 1987. Those acts were created to protect the people from the government propaganda. Call you representative about this today. Find them here"
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Ada Lovelace day

geekoid geekoid writes  |  more than 3 years ago

geekoid writes "Today is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ada_lovelace> Ada Lovelace day. "The Right Honourable the Countess of Lovelace" was a mathematician, translator, and the first computer programmer. tragically she died from bloodletting. So, today is a good opportunity to remember women's accomplishments in technology."
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SEtI Allen Array shutdown

geekoid geekoid writes  |  more than 3 years ago

geekoid writes "On April 15th, the Allen Telescope Array was shutdown. California's panic to 'save' money mean the the NSF funding for the operations of the Array has dried up. This is just one example of research and science getting slashed. Science is the very thing that gives us the tools we use, and drives the economy; but it's one of the first things to get cut. Why aren't we angered by this? Where is the 'Science, Research, and experimentation lobby?"
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Mandatory Health care fine by founding fathers

geekoid geekoid writes  |  more than 3 years ago

geekoid writes "Most people against mandatory health care say "The Founding Fathers" would not want it, and that it's against the intent of the constitution. Not only is the 'founding fathers' claim a logical fallacy trying to gain some sense of false authority and appeal to emotion, it is also wrong. As it turns out the founding fathers actually created a mandatory health care act, and it was signed by John Adams. I suspect John Adams knew more about the constitution and it's intent then pretty much any Pseudo republican Tea Party member."
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Wikileaks shows the US is doing a pretty good job.

geekoid geekoid writes  |  about 4 years ago

geekoid writes "Wikileaks release of secret cables shows the Obama administration has a realistic view of world events, and is handling them very well.
From the article: "One thing that is helpful is that it shows that the U.S. government is basically trying to put in place good policies, that it has a good idea of what's happening in Afghanistan and Pakistan and has a pretty good analysis of the situation of Russia,"

IT also shows the US is viewed fairly well in the Arab world. My favorite quote:
The silver lining really is that the U.S. doesn’t come across as a gunslinger, at least in the Middle East.
- Fariborz Ghadar, foreign policy analyst.
As an American, I'm pretty happy with the way things are actually being handled in the mid-east."

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Sony halts Walkman.

geekoid geekoid writes  |  more than 4 years ago

geekoid writes "After 30 years, Sony has pulled the plug on the Walkman. The Walkman was a portable cassette player. The first practical way to take the music you wan't where ever you go. Including shared tapes and copies of friends tapes. I had one and loved it. Even though they held less music then the Nomad, they weren't lame."
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A humorous view of the history of media piracy

geekoid geekoid writes  |  more than 4 years ago

geekoid writes "Everyone on slashdot is familiar with the media's attempt to thwart people from copying their content. Over at cracked they have a humorous article looking at the media corporations history of piracy FUD."
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Video Games designed to be addictive?

geekoid geekoid writes  |  more than 4 years ago

geekoid writes "Microsoft games researcher intentionally designs games to be addictive:
http://www.cracked.com/article_18461_5-creepy-ways-video-games-are-trying-to-get-you-addicted.html

The idea of game addiction has always been a solid foundation for a heated debate on Slashdot. When behavioral scientists are consulted to create the pattern of behaviors the game designers want, isn't that intentionally creating addictive behaviors? Should people be warned that a game has been designed to make them addicted?"
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Correlation and causation, and overview

geekoid geekoid writes  |  about 5 years ago

geekoid writes "So many people who post on Slashdot fall in to the causation is not correlation logical fallacy. I thought an article that discuss this logical fallacy, both it's use and abuse."
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geekoid geekoid writes  |  more than 7 years ago

geekoid writes "Boing Boing has posted a story anout a person who was fired about talking about a gun, and then visited by the police for making a web comic about it: Boing Boing Link The police called it a borderline "terroristic" threat. The comic in question is here : Comic"
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geekoid geekoid writes  |  more than 7 years ago

geekoid writes "Apple has announced there iPhone: http://www.apple.com/iphone/ I guess it's time to say I told you so... I told you so. It has a beautiful interface, but without buttuns I'm not sure how I will be able to dial without looking. Finally, the single device with all the functionality I want at a reasonable size. The price is a little steep, but that's what they said about the iPod."

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Cool

geekoid geekoid writes  |  more than 12 years ago

Even though I've been reading slashdot for quite some time, I jusr recently started poking around to see whats what.
Obviously, I found out about the Journal.

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