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International Space Station Infected With Malware Carried By Russian Astronauts

hannson Re:WTF? (226 comments)

What do you mean? An African or European swallow?

about a year ago
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Credit Card Numbers Still Google-able

hannson So what (157 comments)

Google is not responsible for your CC info. Find the merchants and tell on them.

about a year ago
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Want a Security Pro? Get Politically Incorrect and Learn Geek Culture

hannson Re:Right (314 comments)

Bradley Manning is a hero, he did the right thing.

about 2 years ago
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Parallella: an Open Multi-Core CPU Architecture

hannson Re:Kickstarter (103 comments)

I did and... sold!

about 2 years ago
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How Apple Killed the Linux Desktop

hannson Re:COM, CORBA, Objective-C (933 comments)

Wasn't that figured out in Plan 9 using file system namespaces and 9P? I'd love to see what the Linux community could do with that.

more than 2 years ago
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LED's Efficiency Exceeds 100%

hannson Yes. (502 comments)

Had you read TFA you'd realize that it's you who's mistaken.

In their experiments, the researchers reduced the LED’s input power to just 30 picowatts and measured an output of 69 picowatts of light - an efficiency of 230%. The physical mechanisms worked the same as with any LED: when excited by the applied voltage, electrons and holes have a certain probability of generating photons. The researchers didn’t try to increase this probability, as some previous research has focused on, but instead took advantage of small amounts of excess heat to emit more power than consumed. This heat arises from vibrations in the device’s atomic lattice, which occur due to entropy.

This light-emitting process cools the LED slightly, making it operate similar to a thermoelectric cooler. Although the cooling is insufficient to provide practical cooling at room temperature, it could potentially be used for designing lights that don’t generate heat. When used as a heat pump, the device might be useful for solid-state cooling applications or even power generation.

more than 2 years ago
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If You're Fat, Broke, and Smoking, Blame Language

hannson Re:So, it's true... (297 comments)

I believe it has something to do with fructose.

more than 2 years ago
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Half of Fortune 500s, US Agencies Still Infected With DNSChanger Trojan

hannson Fuck'em (112 comments)

Just shut it down, it forces them to deal with it.

more than 2 years ago
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What Makes Spider Webs Tough As Steel

hannson Re:I for one (76 comments)

Here's something I'm sure some of you'll find interesting: http://www.ted.com/talks/cheryl_hayashi_the_magnificence_of_spider_silk.html

more than 2 years ago
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LulzSec Phone-Bombs FBI and Blizzard

hannson Re:cia.gov (404 comments)

All I have to say is "lulz". I can haz lulzworthy?

more than 3 years ago
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Why Apple's DUI Checkpoint App Ban Is Stupid

hannson Re:Hypothetical (228 comments)

Use the app to see the checkpoints and drive on those roads.

more than 3 years ago
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KGB Wants Control of Email and VOIP

hannson Re:Join the club, comrade (129 comments)

absurd beliefs anywhere, right up there with scientology

You are so sued!

more than 3 years ago
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UN Intervention Begins In Libya

hannson Re:The US shouldn't be there (688 comments)

the US are the world police.

But they shouldn't because they're hypocrites that can't even follow their own rules and the standards they assume from other countries. However in this case I say go for it but try to keep the civilian casualties and tortures at minimum this time.

more than 3 years ago
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CIA Shows Off (Formerly) Super-Secret Spy Goodies

hannson Re:Whaaaaaat? (100 comments)

I thought the robot fish was pretty clever. Here's a video of one that was caught by a fisherman.

more than 3 years ago

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