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Investigation: Apple Failing To Protect Chinese Factory Workers

iggymanz We had this in USA (178 comments)

labor movement born

what do commies do?

yesterday
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Graphene: Fast, Strong, Cheap, and Impossible To Use

iggymanz Re:wimpy talk (186 comments)

yeah that miniskirt with tights look came and went in the late 90s

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

iggymanz Re:360K already double-sided (171 comments)

DEC was huge, their floppy drive not really "rare" though if someone's experience only in home/hobby systems of that day they might have missed it

2 days ago
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What Will Microsoft's "Embrace" of Open Source Actually Achieve?

iggymanz Re:Simple (214 comments)

wow, that's just like GNOME project

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

iggymanz Re:360K already double-sided (171 comments)

wrong, there was also 80 cylinder, 96 TPI, single sided, double density, 360Kb disk

2 days ago
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New Cargo Ship Is 488 Meters Long

iggymanz Re:Not a cargo ship (113 comments)

"I am captain of the world largest ship, change course at once and give us right of way"
"I am a lighthouse bulb changer, your call"

2 days ago
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NASA Study Proposes Airships, Cloud Cities For Venus Exploration

iggymanz Re:Makes me wonder (197 comments)

there is no reason the probe has to send data back "indefinitely". Small disposable probes can be released periodically

2 days ago
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Curiosity Detects Mysterious Methane Spikes On Mars

iggymanz Re:another possibliity (67 comments)

well, I almost said the same thing; just that they're ancient permafrost preserved alien farts, aged like fine wine

2 days ago
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Virtual Reality Experiment Wants To Put White People In Black Bodies

iggymanz Re:Easier method (443 comments)

I would expect to get my pasty white ass shot dead by Chicago cops trying that stunt

2 days ago
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Curiosity Detects Mysterious Methane Spikes On Mars

iggymanz another possibliity (67 comments)

there once was life on Mars, and it left methane hydrates in somewhat permafrost type situation that gets slightly warmed at times

2 days ago
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Virtual Reality Experiment Wants To Put White People In Black Bodies

iggymanz Re:Easier method (443 comments)

Certain types of black people get treated very well in Chicago by the police, others like trash. That is not racism, there is another kind of social stratification going on.

suggesting adoption for purpose of making social experiment is silly.

3 days ago
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Graphene: Fast, Strong, Cheap, and Impossible To Use

iggymanz Re: wimpy talk (186 comments)

Nemo was kind of like Khan, driven only by revenge for the killing of his wife and family and loss of his kingdom in the First Indian War, and his vendetta against imperialism.

3 days ago
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Graphene: Fast, Strong, Cheap, and Impossible To Use

iggymanz Re:wimpy talk (186 comments)

I have shocking news for you from the 19th century, they inform me that the Great Eastern could only become a submarine vessel after sinking, what with it being a surface steam ship and all

3 days ago
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Graphene: Fast, Strong, Cheap, and Impossible To Use

iggymanz Re:wimpy talk (186 comments)

that was done in 1949, that Aerocar and other flying cars since then of course require a pilot's license. The market figured it's just better to just buy a damn plane and leave it parked at the airport.

3 days ago
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The Joker Behind the Signetics 25120 Write-Only Memory Chip Hoax

iggymanz Re: AH, the good old days (100 comments)

In older times companies were proud of their real leaders (NOT referring to management necessarily). That included engineers who had major accomplishments and who had earned respect for a lifetime of work. Those are the kind of people who could make such a joke and client's customers would know it was that person's joke, because they trusted that leader and had long success with their work.

Now companies only brag about their C?O people, everyone else is nameless faceless disposable droid

3 days ago
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The Joker Behind the Signetics 25120 Write-Only Memory Chip Hoax

iggymanz Re:That's not a joke! (100 comments)

That is in older machines; with the advent of virtualization and the possibility the machine might be virtualized, the device is now fully implemented in software with a FINO queueing algorithm (first in never out).

3 days ago
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Graphene: Fast, Strong, Cheap, and Impossible To Use

iggymanz Re: wimpy talk (186 comments)

No one ever claimed he invented or conceived of the submarine. Put your straw man back in your poop chute.

3 days ago

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How Not to Design a UI: Slashdot Beta Site is a Train Wreck

iggymanz iggymanz writes  |  about a year ago

iggymanz (596061) writes "As with Canonical's Unity and Windows 8, the majority of otherwise intelligent coders are completely out of their element when trying to make a user interface. They fly off on tangents, ignoring any user needs or input, making something understood and useable only to themselves. A bad UI is neither discoverable, learnable, efficient of space, nor capable of providing proper feedback to the user. With apologies, I link to the vilest and most aweful forum interface misdesigned by the minds of idiot-savants in full idiot mode, the Slashdot Beta Site."
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Petition to Say No To War in Syria at Petitions.Whitehouse.gov

iggymanz iggymanz writes  |  about a year ago

iggymanz (596061) writes "A petition against the United States of America going to war in Syria is at Petitions.WhiteHouse.gov. The reasons given include the USA is not under attack by Syria, there is no declaration of war, and Syria has not attacked U.S. armed forces nor citizens."
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The Glorious Return of the Twinkie

iggymanz iggymanz writes  |  about a year and a half ago

iggymanz (596061) writes "The geek food staple Twinkie is coming back. The sturdy main component of the foundation to the geek four food groups of sugar, fat, caffeine and bacon; with rumored shelf life on the order of the time span to cool a white dwarf to room temperature; the Twinkie along with Ding-Dongs, Ho-Ho's and Cupcakes will be returning 15 July 2013 A.D. to the shelves under new management of Apollo Global Management and C. Dean Metropoulous & Co which paid over $400 mega dollars (U.S.) for the brands."
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Testable Dark Matter Theory with Anapoles

iggymanz iggymanz writes  |  about a year and a half ago

iggymanz (596061) writes "A simple and testable model of dark matter was made by phyicists Robert Scherrer and Chiu Man Ho, that has dark matter particles with doughnut shaped magnetic fields, called anapoles, that only interact with electromagnetic fields when moving. Hence the they rarely are observed to interact with matter in their present very cold state; however such particles are detectable and this theory can be verified in the near future. These particle are also a type of majorana fermion."
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Draft of IPCC 2013 Report Already Circulating

iggymanz iggymanz writes  |  about 2 years ago

iggymanz (596061) writes "More precise modeling has changed some long term climate predictions: sea levels to rise almost a meter more than present over the next century, but past dire warnings of stronger storms or more frequent droughts won't pan out. Instead there will be less strong storms, but peak winds in the tropics might be slightly higher. Temperature rise of global average will be about 3 degree C total, including the 1 degree C rise over the 20th century. In places where precipitation is frequent, it will become even more frequent; in arid areas, the tendency will be to become even drier. Some new arid areas are expected to appear in the south of N. America, South Africa and Mediterrainian countries. Overall, hardly a doomsday scenerio."
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Planet in Habitable Zone only 22 Light-Years from Earth

iggymanz iggymanz writes  |  more than 2 years ago

iggymanz (596061) writes "The planet GJ 667Cc, found by data from earth-based observations, orbits once every 28 earth days in the habitable zone of a dim metal-poor M class dwarf. It is surprising to find probable rocky planet with at least 4.5 times the Earth's mass near a star of that composition. At a distance of 22 light-years, such a star could be reached by a fusion powered craft in a trip of several centuries."
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Wifi Signals Damage Sperm

iggymanz iggymanz writes  |  about 3 years ago

iggymanz (596061) writes "Argentinian scientists find that microwave emissions from laptop wifi adapter damage sperm cells and their DNA, in a study led by Dr. Conrado Avendano of Nascentis Medicina Reproductiva in Cordoba. At the end of the linked article a U.S. urologist pooh-poohs the results but last quoted words were "..I don't know how many people use laptops on their laps anyway.""
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High Fat Diet is Fine

iggymanz iggymanz writes  |  more than 3 years ago

iggymanz (596061) writes "A study at John Hopkins of 55 obese but otherwise healthy subjects from the ages of 30 to 65 had the volunteers on a high fat but low carb diet along with moderate exercise. Besides losing weight, there was no observed arterial hardening, which counters the health advise of many decades past. There was also other evidence of cardiovascular health. The subjects even had arterial stiffness improvement after a 900 calorie McDonald's lunch."
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Obama Admin OK with Assassinating U.S. Citizens

iggymanz iggymanz writes  |  more than 4 years ago

iggymanz (596061) writes "The Obama administration agrees with and will continue the Bush-era policy of having the option of assassinating American citizens if they are working with those considered to be terrorists. No Due Process for You, our state of being terrorized apparently justifies expedited justice."
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