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Utilities Should Worry; Rooftop Solar Could Soon Cut Their Profit

ichthyoboy Re:Here we go again (517 comments)

Why would you need to worry about directional shifting? Pump water up in one pipe, release water down in another pipe that contains a turbine. No directional shifting necessary. There was a nice article on NPR the other day about a Spanish island doing exactly this: http://www.npr.org/blogs/paral...

about 3 months ago
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The Earliest Bird To Sip a Flower

ichthyoboy Re:Can we regrow the source plant? (21 comments)

Nope. Pollen = plant sperm. There would not be enough genetic material to successfully recreate the plant without the female gametes (notwithstanding the fact that after 47 million years the likelihood of enough surviving DNA is very small)

about 7 months ago
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Why You Shouldn't Use Spreadsheets For Important Work

ichthyoboy Re:OOXML or Excelception (422 comments)

Last time I tried saving to CSV in Excel, it saved the value to which the formula evaluates, not the formula itself.

Perhaps there's a reason that a formula wasn't saved in a Comma Separated Value file?

about 7 months ago
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Why Portland Should Have Kept Its Water, Urine and All

ichthyoboy Re:just like homeopathy (332 comments)

And poecilids (i.e., mollies, swordtails, and mosquitofishes), embiotocids (i.e., surfperches), and a few other groups...

about 8 months ago
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The Next Keurig Will Make Your Coffee With a Dash of "DRM"

ichthyoboy Re:Why? (769 comments)

That, or they're from Vermont...but probably a little of both

about 10 months ago
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How 3 Young Coders Built a Better Portal To HealthCare.gov

ichthyoboy Re:Government Involvement (499 comments)

Name one administration in the last 50 years that hasn't.

about a year ago
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How Safe Is Cycling?

ichthyoboy Re:An important distinction (947 comments)

The system won't lock them up for that, since it's not a violent crime.

Neither is smoking a joint....but how many people have been put in jail through the "War on Drugs"?

about a year ago
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Memory Wars May Herald Mobile Devices With Terabytes of Capacity

ichthyoboy Re:What would they store? (147 comments)

Except that the trend in most mobile phones is to remove MicroSD slots...

about a year ago
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New Best Way To Nuke a Short-Notice Asteroid

ichthyoboy Re:Armageddon (311 comments)

You say that like it's a bad thing....

about a year and a half ago
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IRS Can Read Your Email Without Warrant

ichthyoboy Re:Advice from you, troll? No thanks. (332 comments)

Some people take up shuffleboard in their old age, others take up trolling at /.

about a year and a half ago
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Jammie Thomas Denied Supreme Court Appeal

ichthyoboy Re:$24 (347 comments)

Unless, you know, he's playing his own songs.....

about 2 years ago
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Six of Hanford's Nuclear Waste Tanks Leaking Badly

ichthyoboy Re:Nothing To Worry About (221 comments)

What a great idea! How much do you plan on buying? You can probably scoop it up for pennies per gallon....

about 2 years ago
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Ancestor of All Placental Mammals Revealed

ichthyoboy Re:More Info Please... (123 comments)

Technically what we'll have is a good snapshot of current genomic diversity, from which we can infer the ancestry of that snapshot. We have some pretty good inferential methods, but each and every phylogeny that you see is simply a hypothesis of evolutionary relationships.

about 2 years ago
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Why Google Needs To Launch the Chromebook Pixel

ichthyoboy Re:I really keep forgetting about ChromeOS (133 comments)

I actually use Firefox on Android, and it WILL run on older hardware. Many standard addons work as well. The biggest problem seems to be that a lot of mobile sites are coded with the assumption that the viewer is using Webkit, so on some sites I wind up having a better experience with the full site than the mobile one.

Like Slashdot? The mobile site is terrible...

about 2 years ago
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Thorium Fuel Has Proliferation Risk

ichthyoboy Re:Weaponized (239 comments)

You just have to throw them hard enough....

about 2 years ago
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Do Solo Black Holes Roam the Universe?

ichthyoboy Re:YES! And I can prove it... (135 comments)

And here I thought it was hip to be square... I guess I should stop taking life lessons from Huey Lewis :-(

more than 2 years ago

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