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World's Largest Virtual Optical Telescope Created

jgardia Re:Wrong Tilte (57 comments)

There are radiotelescopes also, like Arrecibo (300m) or Effelsberg (100m).

more than 2 years ago
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World's Largest Virtual Optical Telescope Created

jgardia Re:Ehhh, not exactly. (57 comments)

Of course, you don't have the light gathering capacity of a 130m telescope, but you have the spatial resolution of a130m telescope.

more than 2 years ago
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A Handy Radiation Dose Chart From XKCD

jgardia Re:Metric... (392 comments)

Siever is a SI unit.

more than 3 years ago
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A Handy Radiation Dose Chart From XKCD

jgardia Re:CenitSievert = Rem (392 comments)

i was wrong, that's between Sivert and Gray units.

more than 3 years ago
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A Handy Radiation Dose Chart From XKCD

jgardia Re:CenitSievert = Rem (392 comments)

I think that is only with gamma radiation. for other types of radiation you have to apply a conversion factor, since sievert doesn't really measure energy, but damage to tissues. For alphas for example, the factor is 20.

more than 3 years ago
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PayPal Withdraws WikiLeaks Donation Service

jgardia Re:Sauce for the gander (794 comments)

Bah, they just need to leak some info about PayPal now, to thank them.

more than 3 years ago
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Is Linux At the End of Its Life Cycle?

jgardia Re:In Soviet Russia... (676 comments)

Nah, I just think it is just the way they see things in Microsoft. When an OS is stable and works reliably, then it is at the end of its life cycle (like Windows XP).

more than 3 years ago
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Prepare To Be Watched While You Watch a Movie

jgardia Re:Heh (433 comments)

You can also drink beer in German theaters.

more than 3 years ago
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The temperature where I am now is controlled by...

jgardia Re:My Overclock - take it to the conclusion (402 comments)

Only if it converts all the energy into heat.
a 200w microwave transmitter doesn't heat by 200W, but ( 200W - transmitted power ).

more than 3 years ago
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'Cellphone Effect' Could Skew Polling Predictions

jgardia Re:Vote or Die (836 comments)

All politicians come from American parents? That can explain why we are doing so bad in the rest of the world...

more than 3 years ago
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Network Neutrality Is Law In Chile

jgardia Re:A Law That Guarantees (180 comments)

That's the problem of having a poorly named country (United States of America), then you have to invent things like "The Americas", to distinguish it from the continent. There are other United States also, like Brazil and Mexico.
And then you have the problem that they think that only them are "Americans", that's why in so many countries (including, for example, Spain) they are called Gringos or Yankees. USian defines the situation better, but somehow they don't like to be called that way.
And even though wikipedia is not the most reliable site, when you search for "America", the result you get is:
America usually refers to either:

        * The Americas
        * The United States of America

So even though there is no continent called America, there is also no country called that way either.

about 4 years ago
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US Students Struggle With Understanding of the 'Equal' Sign

jgardia Re:Wrong (1268 comments)

USians, not Americans.

about 4 years ago
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Crack the Code In US Cyber Command's Logo

jgardia Re:md5? (380 comments)

wow!

more than 4 years ago
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Hands-on With Pixel Qi Screens In Full Sunlight

jgardia Re:Outside, leave the laptop at home (87 comments)

Move here to Munich! you won't have any problem about full sunlight, but maybe you will need a weatherproof notebook...

more than 4 years ago
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Paperless Tickets Flourish Despite 'Grandma Problem'

jgardia Re:Though shit (425 comments)

or at least you should be able to return it, and get your money back.

more than 4 years ago
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Intel, NVIDIA Take Shots At CPU vs. GPU Performance

jgardia Re:You lazy fuckers (129 comments)

s/editors/kdawson/g

more than 4 years ago
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SanDisk WORM SD Card Can Store Data For 100 Years

jgardia Re:That's what they said about CD-Rs (267 comments)

no, that was what they said about CDs, not CD-Rs (at least here).
BTW, in my experience CD-RWs have a much longer lifespan.

more than 4 years ago
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The worst I've ever been in trouble w/ the law ...

jgardia Re:.04 DUI in Oregon (957 comments)

Yeah, why drink and drive if you can smoke and fly!

more than 4 years ago
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$1 Trillion In Minerals Found In Afghanistan

jgardia Re:hmm (688 comments)

From the article:

"In 2004, American geologists, sent to Afghanistan as part of a broader reconstruction effort, stumbled across an intriguing series of old charts and data at the library of the Afghan Geological Survey in Kabul that hinted at major mineral deposits in the country. They soon learned that the data had been collected by Soviet mining experts during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan in the 1980s, but cast aside when the Soviets withdrew in 1989."

I think today I'm with the conspiracy theorists...

more than 4 years ago

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