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Solar Powered Technology Enhances Oil Recovery

jfdavis668 Wait until global warming really kicks in (79 comments)

I would have just waited for global warming to really kick in. The oil would be warm enough to extract without any added heat.

2 days ago
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The Exoplanets That Never Were

jfdavis668 Re:Red dwarfs form from so little matter (31 comments)

In the case of Jupiter, the original gas cloud is falling toward the Sun. Once the Sun becomes a protostar, the solar wind and light pressure pushes the infalling gas back out, away from the Sun, and toward Jupiter. A red dwarf generates far less wind and light pressure, and there is less stuff to start with. It doesn't mean that planets can't form, it just lowers the probability.

4 days ago
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The Exoplanets That Never Were

jfdavis668 Red dwarfs form from so little matter (31 comments)

I'm not surprised that there are no planets. Red dwarfs form from very small amounts of matter, and don't have the luminosity or stellar wind to stop the in-fall of matter into the central star. I don't doubt they can form, the same way double stars form, but the odds are lower. Just a lot less initial material to start with.

5 days ago
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After Celebrity Photo Leaks, 4chan Introduces DMCA Policy

jfdavis668 Mods are asleep (134 comments)

Post Ponies!

about two weeks ago
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After Celebrity Photo Leaks, 4chan Introduces DMCA Policy

jfdavis668 Re:ROFL LMAO LOOOOL (134 comments)

Somebody will start submitting DMCA takedown requests on everything.

about two weeks ago
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Does Learning To Code Outweigh a Degree In Computer Science?

jfdavis668 Don't know where the code runs (546 comments)

One of our Java development teams was discussing a new project, and one stated she doesn't know where the code runs. I over heard this, and went over to join the discussion. This is one of our best teams, and know one knew the answer. So I explained how Java Server Pages compile, and where each piece physically runs on multi-tier architecture. When these people learned to code, they learn though an IDE. Hit compile, and deploy the code, and it goes off into wonderland to run. They never learn how it actually happens. Have the same issue with SQL. Without the mathematical knowledge behind it, coders can't write complicated queries. Just learning to code is a good career, but you also need someone with the depth of knowledge to make it all work.

about two weeks ago
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Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

jfdavis668 P=NP (826 comments)

Is this controversy anything like the P=NP debate?

about three weeks ago
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The IPv4 Internet Hiccups

jfdavis668 Re:Are the sites you want to visit ready? (248 comments)

I don't want to visit sites. Our users visit our site. IPv6 can be tunneled through IPv4, if the ISPs support it. IPv4 can be tunneled through IPv6. You can start the conversion in many places, and support the rest until the transition is done.

about a month ago
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The IPv4 Internet Hiccups

jfdavis668 Yes, Please (248 comments)

We changed all our systems over time to handle this great IPv6 change, and haven't used IPv6 yet. Our service provider doesn't even offer it. Come on, some of us are more than ready. We will probably have failures, because it hasn't been truly tested, but we are far more ready than we were for Y2K.

about a month ago
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3 Congressmen Trying To Tie Up SpaceX

jfdavis668 Re:Politicians - Ignorant, Stupid, or Conmen? (393 comments)

and NASA gave up on the LEO mission, and decided to contract it out. Spacex is much farther along on that mission than anyone else.

about a month ago
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3 Congressmen Trying To Tie Up SpaceX

jfdavis668 Re:Su-35 (393 comments)

The Su35 is an obsolete design. It may be new, but it is based on a very old aircraft design. It would be like saying that the F15E is state of the art. And, the Su35 is so great that no one but the Russians even want it. And the Russians only have 34. There are about 150 F35s completed or being finished.

about a month ago
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3 Congressmen Trying To Tie Up SpaceX

jfdavis668 Re:Not So Fast... (393 comments)

But, it was NASA who wouldn't let them deploy it, due to safety limits placed on ISS support missions. The company who contracted them to launch the satellite knew that was a possibility before the launch, and were willing to take the risk. They gambled on getting a discount on the launch, and the risk didn't pay off. That isn't Spacex' fault. The Falcon 9 could have done both, but doing so would have violated NASA's huge safety margin.

about a month ago

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Eliminate Windows Drive Letters, the time has come

jfdavis668 jfdavis668 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

jfdavis668 writes "Isn't it about time we eliminate Drive Letters from MS Windows? What other modern OS still saves A: and B: for floppy drives, and demands that the boot drive be C? Since the days of LAN Manager and its predecessors, drives could be accessed by \\ServerName\ShareName. I have been using drive letters since college, on VM/CMS and Bondwell CP/M machines, but that was almost 30 years ago. Isn't it about time we stop reserving A: for the floppy drive? We no longer need to save keystrokes by mapping names to drive letters. This may be too late for Windows 7, but needs to be eliminated in Windows 8."

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