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Netflix Open Sources Internal Threat Monitoring Tools

haruchai Re:I wonder why they released these. (20 comments)

That's great to hear; wish my own company thought that way. We have talented developers but limit them to writing mostly reporting, integration & user interface code and spend megabucks buying commercial software when solid, stable free / open alternatives already exist.

yesterday
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Should police have cameras recording their work at all times?

haruchai Re:Let's be fair (199 comments)

That would be funny if it weren't so damn sad.

yesterday
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Should police have cameras recording their work at all times?

haruchai Re:Let's be fair (199 comments)

Give me the same power, leeway & support structure that the cops have and I'll do it.

yesterday
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Should police have cameras recording their work at all times?

haruchai I'm all for saving money but, (199 comments)

I also want to know if I can trust the people my tax dollars pay to protect me.
The cops have betrayed that trust FAR too many times for MUCH too long.

yesterday
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Netflix Open Sources Internal Threat Monitoring Tools

haruchai I wonder why they released these. (20 comments)

Does Netflix have a tradition of free / open source software contribs?

yesterday
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Airbnb To Hand Over Data On 124 Hosts To New York Attorney General

haruchai Definition of "bad actor" (145 comments)

It's whoever we say and whoever doesn't have the means to buy us.

3 days ago
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A New Homegrown OS For China Could Arrive By October

haruchai Re:They prolly have the source code (93 comments)

If it's not fun for the Chinese, it's not fun for all the developers & maintenance programmers who have to fix, support & enhance all that shit.

4 days ago
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How Argonne National Lab Will Make Electric Cars Cheaper

haruchai Re:Yeah, so? (143 comments)

Ah, I'm not sure.
Some of it is fascinating but a lot of it smacks of "deus ex machina". And I don't like that he incorporated time travel although one of the ways that it was done was interesting. If the 2 Chronicles trilogies are all that you've read of his work, I'd sooner recommend his Gap series, which is sci-fi, not fantasy, the 2 Mordant books or even his short stories collection Daughter of Regals, which includes a story he deleted from the Illearth War called Gilden-fire that features the Bloodguard.

about a week ago
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How Argonne National Lab Will Make Electric Cars Cheaper

haruchai Re:Yeah, so? (143 comments)

Did you read all of them? I enjoyed them far more than I ever did any of the Dune books but I have mixed feelings about the way he ended it.

about a week ago
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Cause of Global Warming 'Hiatus' Found Deep In the Atlantic

haruchai Re:Every week there's a new explanation of the hia (441 comments)

The "hiatus" isn't what people think - " this century has so far seen surprisingly little increase in the average temperature at the Earth's surface"
Note that the average temp is still rising even if more slowly than expected. But the entire planet doesn't warm or cool all at once.
During that "hiatus" the loss of ice cover, especially in the Arctic has been tremendous and that's noteworthy for 2 reasons.

The first is that the number of temperature monitoring stations in the Arctic is very poor. The other is that it takes a LOT of heat to melt ice - turning it to water at zero deg requires as much as raising room temp water to the boiling point.

about a week ago
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How Argonne National Lab Will Make Electric Cars Cheaper

haruchai Re:Yeah, so? (143 comments)

Hmm, that was typed as sq rt 2 x i electrons but Slashdot made it a 3.

about a week ago
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How Argonne National Lab Will Make Electric Cars Cheaper

haruchai Re:Yeah, so? (143 comments)

Oh, c'mon, everyone knows that the ultimate power source will be an element with pi protons, e neutrons & 3i electrons

about a week ago
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Solar Plant Sets Birds On Fire As They Fly Overhead

haruchai Re:NIMBYs? Crackpots? (518 comments)

And convert barely 1/3rd to electricity while putting out tonnes of soot, slurry, radiation, mercury.
I'm willing to pay the higher cost for solar thermal and leave the fucking coal deep underground and the mountains above them standing intact.

about a week ago
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Solar Plant Sets Birds On Fire As They Fly Overhead

haruchai Re:NIMBYs? Crackpots? (518 comments)

How efficient is the average US coal plant? Those supply 40% of US electricity.

about a week ago
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California May Waive Environmental Rules For Tesla

haruchai Re:Screwed... (327 comments)

I've been hearing about the CA-to-TX exodus for 20+ years. And Texas is awash with oil while Cali has to import 70% of what is uses.
Yet the Texas economy is only 14th largest while California is 8th.

about two weeks ago
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Cisco To Slash Up To 6,000 Jobs -- 8% of Its Workforce -- In "Reorganization"

haruchai Re:While Buying Back $1.5 Billion In Stock (207 comments)

What makes you think they don't have "skin in the game"? A huge number of people below the poverty line have jobs, which means they pay payroll taxes.

about two weeks ago
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California May Waive Environmental Rules For Tesla

haruchai Re:Screwed... (327 comments)

Which of those are precedents? Almost every president has done or tried to do the same or worse.
Isn't that the point of the checks & balances system?

If he didn't undo what Bush did, which couldn't have been done anyway, with the filibuster being pulled out for every Senate proposal, then he still hasn't established precedent.

about two weeks ago
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California May Waive Environmental Rules For Tesla

haruchai Re:Yes (327 comments)

Last time I heard that joke, I thought it was so funny, I fell off my dinosaur.

about two weeks ago

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High-Energy Rechargeable Molten-Air batteries developed at George Washington U

haruchai haruchai writes  |  about 10 months ago

haruchai (17472) writes "Researchers have demonstrated what's considered a new class of battery, using either iron, carbon or vanadium-boride as the anode.
Energy densities are from 10%-70% that of gasoline by weight, or 100%-250% by volume and the batteries have an operating temp of ~700 C

Phys.org story: http://phys.org/news/2013-09-molten-air-battery-storage-capacity-highest.html
Arxiv.org paper: http://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1307/1307.1305.pdf"
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Hans Reiser sued by own kids for $15 million

haruchai haruchai writes  |  more than 2 years ago

haruchai (17472) writes "The Reiser kids, now aged 12 and 11 have had a lawsuit filed against the former Linux developer, inventor of ReiserFS and convicted murderer of the mother of his children, to the tune of $15 million.
It's believed he may have hidden assets and a judgment is sought so a search for these can be conducted."

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haruchai haruchai writes  |  more than 7 years ago

haruchai (17472) writes "http://www.gizmag.com/go/6416/ A team of highly creative Volkswagen designers based in California have unveiled their own unique take on the future of modern transportation. The result is the Volkswagen Nanospyder. Futuristic nanotechnology supported by hydrogen fuel cells, solar power, wheel-mounted electric motors and inflatable organic body panels combine to form the unusual shape of the two-seater concept. http://www.businessweek.com/autos/content/nov2006/ bw20061106_548484.htm?campaign_id=rss_daily For other VW concept cars, see here: http://www.vw.com/models_overview/conceptcars.html "

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