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Scientists Turn Air Into Petrol

imp7 Re:fight against global warming (580 comments)

Uhh but don't you then burn the petrol which in turn puts the CO2 back in the air? Ride your bike, plant more trees, and stop destroying the rain forests. Answer is very simple.

about a year ago

Managing Servers In the Frigid Cold

imp7 Re:From Minnesota here (122 comments)

If I had mod points I would be giving them to you. I'm from MN too and it's common knowledge to seasoned sysadmin's here. I find it sad that facebook has to waste money and energy.

more than 2 years ago

B&N Pulls Linux Format Magazine Over Feature On 'Hacking'

imp7 Where else can you buy 2600? (301 comments)

I've always found 2600 and blacklisted (back in the day) at B&N. This is just bizarre.

more than 2 years ago

Google Health's Lifeline Runs Out

imp7 Re:New to me (196 comments)

When I was working for a pharmacy chain back in 2007/08ish, and I got to see a presentation on Google Heath at a conference. Our software provider was partnering with Google to import all your prescription information into Google Health in real time. At the time the idea of being able to have several different pharmacies, doctor offices, and hospitals put your information into a central "electronic health record" was being pushed by Obama's campaign to lower health care costs and save lives. There was money to be had.

Of course this would be an extremely valuable service for Google, but medical industry is very powerful and clouded by federal laws. As we move forward, electronic health records are still right around the corner and someone will make all the money. I doubt there will be more then one private entity storing your data, but then again it could be like Medicare D and you have to choose from 20+ companies.

(By the way, the presentation on Google Health was the best and most professional presentation I've ever seen. They hire pros for real.)

more than 2 years ago

Major Outage At the Amazon Web Services

imp7 cloudfail (247 comments)

We're now approaching our final destination, a datacenter of the future where nothing can possi-blye go wrong. Er, possi_bly_ go wrong. Heh, that's the first thing that's ever gone wrong.

more than 3 years ago

Why Mac OS X Is Unsuitable For Web Development

imp7 Terrible DNS caching as well (831 comments)

I'm a linux sysadmin who uses osx as a client and it seems like macs just love to cache everything and then some. I seem to run this command way to often to fix DNS and dscl lookup issues: dscacheutil -flushcache

more than 3 years ago

Google Censors "Piracy Terms" From Instant Search

imp7 warez works! (246 comments)

warez still seems to work with instant search :)

more than 3 years ago

1928 Time Traveler Caught On Film?

imp7 She knows she's on camera (685 comments)

This is a woman walking behind her husband. She is covering her face because she sees the camera and is telling her husband to slow down. He of course walks faster because she's talking again.

more than 3 years ago

Investigative Journalism Being Reborn Through the Web?

imp7 Mike (265 comments)

OMG, job postings?

more than 5 years ago

OLPC 2.0 — One Laptop Foundation Reboots

imp7 Shut it down (187 comments)

Last thing we need to do is inject American culture into third world countries. Once these cultures get a taste of technology, they will start consuming the same way we do, poorly. Also, once this countries start consuming, they will be buying from American companies, which is good for us (mostly the company) but will slow down manufacturing growth in said country. Please don't support OLPC for the greater good of the Earth.

more than 5 years ago

Marijuana Could Prevent Alzheimer's, New Study

imp7 Not before bed (807 comments)

Just don't smoke before bed so you get all of your REM sleep. Best time is to smoke is after the dishes are done.

more than 5 years ago

New Law Will Require Camera Phones To "Click"

imp7 Whats next? (1235 comments)

Next they will require us to make hand jesters to signal the direction were heading when exiting all elevators.

more than 5 years ago

Can a Small Business Migrate Smoothly To v3?

imp7 Are you continuously paying for office? (503 comments)

You own office now right? So you don't make money switching to open office right? And a 40-50 person office... easily. How hard can it be? Its not like you have to uninstall office to make open office work...

more than 5 years ago

ASCII Art Steganography

imp7 Re:Breaking news (120 comments)

Innocent until proven guilty. Not guilty until proven innocent

more than 5 years ago

Blu-ray Update Sent To User Via Credit Card Records

imp7 You signed the paper (526 comments)

You have been owned.

more than 5 years ago

Microsoft Zunes Committing Mass Suicide

imp7 I did it too (785 comments)

I found a bug in my code today that was not handling the leap year correctly (. If they screwed up like me then it should start working tomorrow. I am curious see what may happen.

more than 5 years ago

Interesting Uses For a USB LED Screen?

imp7 pong (403 comments)

A never ending game of pong

more than 5 years ago


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