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Ask Slashdot: Why Is the Power Grid So Crummy In So Many Places?

geekoid Re:Aerial or underground ? (497 comments)

That's becasue phone companies don't actually want to trench on peoples property. If they did, it would have been 500 buck. Well, maybe a 1000 since most electric companies actual pay a living wage.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Is the Power Grid So Crummy In So Many Places?

geekoid Re:Aerial or underground ? (497 comments)

That's not a line buried issue. That sounds like a substation issue.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Is the Power Grid So Crummy In So Many Places?

geekoid Re:Aerial or underground ? (497 comments)

They are squirrels, it's funny not macabre.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Is the Power Grid So Crummy In So Many Places?

geekoid Re:Aerial or underground ? (497 comments)

Well gosh, I guess you solved it. There are any any issues that can happen with buried power lines.
Root never wrap around them, animals never nibble at them. the moisture in the soil is the same every where, as well as the microbe that live in the soil, and the ground never freezes, And street will part so you can just lay the wires underneath them.

I'll rush down stair to tell the engineers you have solved this issue.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Is the Power Grid So Crummy In So Many Places?

geekoid Re: Storage (497 comments)

So we don't need storage for electricity? good to know.

Moron.

2 days ago
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Canada's Ebola Vaccine Nets Millions For Tiny US Biotech Firm

geekoid Re:FOX NEWS is bad for your mental health (69 comments)

He is there token voice of reason.
All the fear monger shows have one in order to seem like that are fair and balanced.

2 days ago
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Two Google Engineers Say Renewables Can't Cure Climate Change

geekoid Re:Rubbish (628 comments)

Too bad china is doing the same thing, you alarmist pig.

2 days ago
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Two Google Engineers Say Renewables Can't Cure Climate Change

geekoid Re:Carbon tax carbon tax carbon tax. (628 comments)

Or don't tax it and just make coal companies liable for a 2 to 1 capture program.

Once CO2 gets down to 280ppm, they can go to 1 to 1

2 days ago
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Two Google Engineers Say Renewables Can't Cure Climate Change

geekoid Re:Misleading Summary (628 comments)

Based on the read, their premise seems really stupid.
Reducing emissions, and getting rid of CO2 in the air are two different things. No wonder it failed.

Why won't a 10MW solar furnace near a data center not work?
If you want to reply 'doesn't work at night' you should be ashamed of yourself for commenting on something you know nothing about.

2 days ago
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Two Google Engineers Say Renewables Can't Cure Climate Change

geekoid two google engineers (628 comments)

well then,it' settled.
Oh, but the numbers show they are wrong.

Anyway they only showed one thing: That in a pure capitalist society, nothing will change.

Yes, we can, in fact, replace coal with renewable energy, yes it might be marginally more expensive in the short term.

2 days ago
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Apple To Donate Profit Portion From Black Friday For AIDS Fight

geekoid Re:AIDS is bad (102 comments)

You don't really understand how taxes and tax write offs work, do you?

3 days ago
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Apple To Donate Profit Portion From Black Friday For AIDS Fight

geekoid Re:AIDS is bad (102 comments)

BF is more the Electronics. It's older then PC's for crying out loud.
And the oldest using dining cards on dates? really?

3 days ago
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Apple To Donate Profit Portion From Black Friday For AIDS Fight

geekoid Re:AIDS is bad (102 comments)

So what? They are giving money to help fund the finding for a cure of a disease. Why isn't that good enough? Would you rather nothing was given?
Is you life so disappointing to you that you need to attack groups that are trying to do some good?

3 days ago
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Apple To Donate Profit Portion From Black Friday For AIDS Fight

geekoid Re:Oh great, the Master of the iFlop blowing more (102 comments)

I disagree. Jobs did a lot and didn't take credit.
Apple is, and has been, the greenest computer company on the planet. They just didn't advertise it until the green peace terrorist started lying about it. Apple, under Jobs, did many good things, they just didn't use it as PR. They used the user experience as PR.

Yes, there are a lot of issues with Apple.
Jobs was a hippie.

3 days ago
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Apple To Donate Profit Portion From Black Friday For AIDS Fight

geekoid Re:Oh great, the Master of the iFlop blowing more (102 comments)

Jobs was good at dropping losers.
Sunk cost fallacy isn't something Jobs was a victim of. Did work like we thought? drop it, move on.
He was also an expert at getting people to do more then they thought they could.

3 days ago
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Alva Noe: Don't Worry About the Singularity, We Can't Even Copy an Amoeba

geekoid hahaha (446 comments)

"Writer and professor of philosophy "
well, I'm sure there will be some solid fact based opinion there. One that won't be applied a tiny area to a wider and different sciences.

Philosophy as a field of study in and of itself is dead. Its 'no better then astrology and rides on the coat tails of it's own history.

As an example. well, this story.

3 days ago
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As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines

geekoid Re:TFA is a crappy piece of socialist propaganda (495 comments)

"Women are not paid less if they are doing the same jobs and spending the same time doing them as men do, "
demonstrably false.
I assume the rest of your post is based on that false data and did infect my mind with your stupidity be reading it.

Let be guess:
You incorrectly call it socialist. You assume gathering data that show something you don't like is 'whats wrong with America' and you make ad hom attacks against the article and author

Did I get that about right?
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about a week ago
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As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines

geekoid Re:The workplace is changing. (495 comments)

A) You can't seem to do math.
B) Female Vets do work the same hours
C) Female vets general spend more time with the pet owners then men.

"t 4-5 female vets do the job of one male vet."
this just keep driving me up a wal. So by your "logic" a female vet works 3 hours a day?

about a week ago

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Truck carrying Cobalt-60 found in Mexico

geekoid geekoid writes  |  about a year ago

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  |  more than 3 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  |  about 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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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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