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Obama Proposes One-Time Tax On $2 Trillion US Companies Hold Overseas

iggymanz Re:Cash grab of a bankrupt country (483 comments)

wrong, this is a tax against U.S. companies based on juristiction within the USA alone. It is the same as requiring U.S. citizen to pay U.S. income tax rate on any income from foreign company. It is of no concern to foreign companies and foreign governments, no treaties needed. These companies are already under the thumb of U.S. governement and must abide by U.S. law

5 hours ago
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NASA Looking At Nuclear Thermal Rockets To Explore the Solar System

iggymanz Re:Yeah! (209 comments)

No reason they have to be heavy, there are reactors that are less than third of ton

7 hours ago
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NASA Looking At Nuclear Thermal Rockets To Explore the Solar System

iggymanz Re:It is still a freeking rocket! (209 comments)

I am an engineer; real spacecraft using real applied physics are made by people like me. What is made by people like you? Sci-fi comics for kids?

7 hours ago
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NASA Looking At Nuclear Thermal Rockets To Explore the Solar System

iggymanz Re:No critical mass (209 comments)

Actually, many of the small space reactors DO use HEU; they also use neutron reflector (such as berrylium) so only kilograms of fuel needed.

Even in a weapon less amounts than "critical mass" are able to be used by certain techniques: neutron reflectors, compression of fuel, burst of neutrons from initiator particle accelerator after compression

7 hours ago
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NASA Looking At Nuclear Thermal Rockets To Explore the Solar System

iggymanz Re:No critical mass (209 comments)

just as example, the first TOPAZ (in the west this was called TOPAZ-I) reactor the soviets tested for space program used 12 kg of fuel, the whole reactor weighed 320 kg. It could make 5 kW of power for over three years.

7 hours ago
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NASA Looking At Nuclear Thermal Rockets To Explore the Solar System

iggymanz Re:No critical mass (209 comments)

No, you are confused. That badly named "critical mass" you speak of is really a "critical spherical configuration minimal mass". In other words, a sphere of material that will undergo self-sustaining fission by virtual of being large enough that enough emitted neutrons can interact with a nuclear rather than leaving. You can make a reactor or weapon with much less material. For example, in the case of a nuclear weapon, using compression and neutron reflectors and initiator (which makes burst of neutrons) means you can use a smaller mass (and indeed that is how it is done). In the case of a reactor, using a moderator to reduce the speed of fast neutrons to thermal neutrons (i.e. ones that hang around instead of running away) means you can use less material than that.

7 hours ago
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NASA Looking At Nuclear Thermal Rockets To Explore the Solar System

iggymanz Re:It is still a freeking rocket! (209 comments)

those tabloids you see in the checkout lines don't actually report reality, neither do the tin-foil-hat websites you frequent. There are no UFOs piloted by aliens visiting our planet, never have been.

8 hours ago
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OpenSSH Will Feature Key Discovery and Rotation For Easier Switching To Ed25519

iggymanz Re:SSH (81 comments)

eh? you can already overrite known_hosts or put in any extra keys you want after logging in already. Really one could do such a thing as command argument to ssh already! there's not really much new risk introduced here

8 hours ago
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OpenSSH Will Feature Key Discovery and Rotation For Easier Switching To Ed25519

iggymanz Re:Attack surface (81 comments)

logic fails you. we're talking about public keys; after logging into a server via ssh you can already replace or change lines in .known_hosts anyway.

8 hours ago
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There Is No "You" In a Parallel Universe

iggymanz Re:Silly, silly, silly... (219 comments)

we do know such and thing and have known it before we ever hypothesiszed dark matter and dark energy. We know the density of the early universe after it became transparent to EM, so we know the magnitude of total matter

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Dell Continues Shipping Fresh Linux Laptops

iggymanz Re:Why Thunderbolt? (110 comments)

thunderbolt docking station working very nicely for me, don't know what you're whining about

yesterday
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There Is No "You" In a Parallel Universe

iggymanz Re:Silly, silly, silly... (219 comments)

you are silly, we know from observation the observable universe is on the order of 10E-23 or less of all the universe.

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UK Sets Up Internet-Savvy Army Unit

iggymanz already have it (47 comments)

psyops is old; but we don't need soldiers screwing around with social media when they should be putting ammo on target. Look what decades of screwing around by the CIA brought us

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One In Five Developers Now Works On IoT Projects

iggymanz Re:I'm 4 of 5 (251 comments)

back to your Jackass reruns, Philistine!

2 days ago
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The discovery of intelligent alien life would be met predominantly with...

iggymanz Re:It'll never happen (307 comments)

negative energy density may be achievable in situations such as casimir vacuum between parallel conducting plates.

2 days ago
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One In Five Developers Now Works On IoT Projects

iggymanz Re:I'm 4 of 5 (251 comments)

Holly: "Strike a light! I'm a genius again! I know everything! Metaphysics, philosophy, the purpose of being-everything! Ask me a question, any question, and I'll answer it."
Talkie Toaster: "Any question?"
Holly: "Yes."
Talkie Toaster: "How to break the speed of light? How to marry quantum mechanics and classical physics? Any question at all, truly anything and you will answer?"
Holly: "Yes."
Talkie Toaster: "OK, here's my question: Would you like some toast?"
Holly: "No, thank you. Now ask me another."
Talkie Toaster: "Do you know anything about the use of chaos theory in predicting weather cycles?"
Holly: "I know everything there is to know about chaos theory and predicting weather cycles"
Talkie Toaster: "Oh, very well. Here's my second question: Would you like a crumpet?"
Holly: "I'm a computer with an I.Q. of 12,000. You don't seem to understand; I know the meaning of the universe."
Talkie Toaster: "That's not answering my question."
Holly: [irritated] "No, I would not like a crumpet! Now ask me a sensible question, preferably one that isn't bread related."
Talkie Toaster: "Very well. I have a third question. A sensible question. A question that will tax your new I.Q. to its very limits and stretch the sinews of you knowledge to bursting point."
Holly: This is going to be about waffles, isn't it?"
Talkie Toaster: Certainly not. And I resent the implication that I'm a one-dimensional, bread-obsessed electrical appliance."
Holly: I apologise, toaster. What's the question?"
Talkie Toaster: The question is this: Given that God is infinite, and that the universe is also infinite... would you like a toasted teacake?" --- Red Dwarf ep. "White Hole"

3 days ago
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One In Five Developers Now Works On IoT Projects

iggymanz Re:FUCK YOU WHAT THE FUCK IS IOT (251 comments)

Mom: "How the *%*$ did you get an F in vocabulary??!!"
Kid: "How the *%*$ should I know?"

3 days ago
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Windows 10: Charms Bar Removed, No Start Screen For Desktops

iggymanz Re:That's nice, but ... (376 comments)

or not, if it deactivates itself because you changed a disk drive, and the indian argues with you

5 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 and a half 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  |  more than 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  |  more than 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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