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$10 Bet Brings Researchers Closer to Industrial Scale Graphene Production

joocemann Re:The horror (74 comments)

Way to miss the point. If you have the mindset of losing, you will lose. If you think your work is not marketable, you won't.

Do you know that fundamental science requires tools? Did you know that the best labs that find out amazing basic science findings get there by innovating amazing new tools? DO YOU RECOGNIZE THE REFEFRENCE TO JC VENTER? The human genome sequence is, in itself, hard to market and sell. The sequence was first found by one man, JC Venter. He beat a huge army of publicly funded labs. While those labs used existing technologies to each try to sequence parts of the genome and get together to glue sequences together, Venter innovated highly improved DNA sequencing technlology. And thus he sequenced the human genome first. Guess what followed? All of those labs, and more, bought his sequencing technology and the models to follow.

If you can't find something to sell then you're destined to beg for money. I'd love to see a world without money that allocates resource based on meritocracy... But that's not reality.

You may think I need to grow up, but I can guarantee you that you need to wake up and smell the coffee of capitalism and try to identify how to get what you want. If you're in the US and you will always beg for money, try your hardest to Elect Elizabeth Warren as president because she wants to double NIH funding.

FWIW.

5 days ago
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$10 Bet Brings Researchers Closer to Industrial Scale Graphene Production

joocemann Re:The horror (74 comments)

If you choose to read it in an insulting way, it is insulting. Or you can understand the gist of it which is to say 'pull yourself up from your perceived limitations and do what is necessary to rise to a superior position in life." But.... You know.... You're interested in arguing about communication, and not staying on topic; The next generation of wasted life. I can guarantee you that you'll grow a lot more in life by staying focused. Then again, if you're here to learn about communication and not about the subject, this is right up your alley.

5 days ago
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If Tesla Can Run Its Gigafactory On 100% Renewables, Why Can't Others?

joocemann Re: Not just Reno (444 comments)

Right. But with good design, the water can be stored efficiently without evaporation, and the top of the container could possibly be engineered to collect/filter rainwater as well as an added benefit. I'm not trying to give you the best solution -- its just a simple idea I have always considered; loading electrical energy into physical potential energy by way of working against gravity. Maybe, instead, just run a big heavy chunk of metal up a notched pole? Then release it to spin a worm gear, to a large cog, then big generator as it slowly drops?

If I had resources, time, and money, I'd love to live out in a cabin somewhere and toy around with simplified energy storage solutions.

5 days ago
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If Tesla Can Run Its Gigafactory On 100% Renewables, Why Can't Others?

joocemann Re: Not just Reno (444 comments)

You should consider a pump that pushes water up and then a pelton wheel for the release of pressure on the way down. It's not the most efficient but it's smart.

about a week ago
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$10 Bet Brings Researchers Closer to Industrial Scale Graphene Production

joocemann This is huge! (74 comments)

I am super excited. The graphene capacitors from UCLA (about 18 months ago) can now be scaled up. They hired some company to try to scale up their tech, but maybe this finding can help. The implications for this is that new technologies are going to arrive in your hands and homes. Enjoy.

about two weeks ago
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$10 Bet Brings Researchers Closer to Industrial Scale Graphene Production

joocemann Re: The horror (74 comments)

Lacking the capacity to think outside of the mainstream function of waiting in line for a dollar that isn't there.

about two weeks ago
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$10 Bet Brings Researchers Closer to Industrial Scale Graphene Production

joocemann Re:The horror (74 comments)

Man up and make a company. Public funding isn't the only funding. If your ideas are valuable, market them. Summon the JC Venter in you.

about two weeks ago
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Limiting the Teaching of the Scientific Process In Ohio

joocemann Re:The US slides back to the caves (528 comments)

Also, I am an engineer of sorts (cell biology). I use Celsius and meters every day. My understanding of a variety of units of measure only helped to understand the original point the OP was making, which was to say "awkward unit system you use". If you can get over that hangup, you might actually be part of the real conversation.

Remember --- if you can't tie your shoes, you'll never make it to work today.

about two weeks ago
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Limiting the Teaching of the Scientific Process In Ohio

joocemann Re:The US slides back to the caves (528 comments)

The topic is not units of measure. The topic is about the teaching of the scientific process. You're getting hung up on insignificant side topics that aren't going to contribute to the topic.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Shutting Down MSN Messenger After 15 Years of Service

joocemann Good riddance! (127 comments)

ICQ/Yahoo/GTalk/Skype/IRC - were all far better than MSN garbage. MSN was always a distraction IM system that gained popularity due to microsoft forcing people into MSN e-mail accounts and buying hotmail.

I'm glad to see it going away. One less thing for pidgin/trillian to have to work with (note: the MSN accounts on the multi-messengers are the *only* ones I recall ever not really transferring files correctly)

about three weeks ago
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Islamic State "Laptop of Doom" Hints At Plots Including Bubonic Plague

joocemann Re: But is it reaslistic? (369 comments)

Are you aware of the power of molecular biology? Do you know that a B.S. in the field and a little experience is all that is required to begin orchestrating very nasty science? Please find a way to think deeper or know more when forming opinions.

about three weeks ago
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How Big Telecom Smothers Municipal Broadband

joocemann Re:This Just In! (111 comments)

I think that the free market should attempt to try to compete with what they call 'inefficient big government'. I think it would be awesome to see if government or business can manage better.

about three weeks ago
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Limiting the Teaching of the Scientific Process In Ohio

joocemann Re:The US slides back to the caves (528 comments)

In context, the difference is meaningless and mentioning it is so far beside the point that it's obnoxious. And here we are... We are not designing a space shuttle right now...

about three weeks ago
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Limiting the Teaching of the Scientific Process In Ohio

joocemann Re:The US slides back to the caves (528 comments)

What I mean is that, as is common on reddit, you could have easily deduced or understood the gist of the argument and moved forward -- but, as is on reddit, you're interested in having something to say, and so you get caught up on the minutia of the argument and go completely off track.

I find it obnoxious and decided to call you out for it. The act is almost as bad as focusing on grammar and spelling.

about three weeks ago
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Climate Damage 'Irreversible' According Leaked Climate Report

joocemann Re:What? (708 comments)

Called a 'Treef'

about three weeks ago
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Comcast Tells Government That Its Data Caps Aren't Actually "Data Caps"

joocemann Re:But what of Netflix (341 comments)

What competition? I have comcast. I do not want comcast. I want internet access.... I have comcast. :(

In the name of all of their nasty business practices, I have wanted to cancel service for a long time. But my government is failing at anti-trust law. My culture and society is absolutely dependent on internet access. Thus, my government is failing me and forcing me to give money to bad people that do not deserve my money.

about three weeks ago
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YouTube Music Subscription Details Leak

joocemann Re:And this explains a lot about what happened... (71 comments)

Sorry that I didn't specify. By 'require accounts', I meant to interact. And so to make comments you are required to have an account attached. This wasn't the case in the past. Anonymity is gone. Why does this matter? Sometimes people reach out to each other anonymously about serious things that they are afraid to voice with a more obvious traceable identity.

Saying that everyone should use adblock plus doesn't address the point I made at all. What you provided was a band-aid to the issue I brought up. I use adblock plus, too. That's not the point.

As I said before, and for which most people with a memory can agree, Youtube is/was based on user generated content more than content from big business. When I was talking about Youtube's recent policies pushing independent artists off, I was *not* talking about copyright violations. That is a separate issue. Please read up. There's a lot that you're assuming isn't happening in your response. They truly are reducing access and producing a walled garden. You just haven't read enough lately to know about it.

about a month ago
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YouTube Music Subscription Details Leak

joocemann And this explains a lot about what happened... (71 comments)

... a couple months ago. Youtube made a huge push in collaboration with the major record labels to set up deals with the major labels and de-prioritize or remove videos from independent artists. This push was questioned at the time, but Google/Youtube was wise to hide the *reason* for a couple month so as to 'disconnect' the two concepts from the non-diligent news reader.

Do no evil? How about "Do profit, f*** you". Why did youtube force all users to have accounts? Why is youtube turning into one commercial after another? Why is google more interested in the interests of big money corporate business than the interests of its viewers and its original content providers? By 'original content providers', I'm talking about how Youtube got its start (and still so up until recently) from user-generated content. Youtube made widely available the videos that used to be mass e-mailed around to friends. And now? What is this? A walled garden from the very people pretending to support the open-internet and wild-west style of the internet that surfers of the 90s are trying to remember. Google/Youtube is a liar. Money trumps 'good', and thus 'evil' prevails. They need to change their motto before they start being laughed at like Fox News - Fair and Balanced.

about a month ago
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Researchers Discover New Plant "Language"

joocemann Re:Communication? (70 comments)

You quoted what I said and then misinterpreted it. The word 'archaic' is about the 'contextual connotations' of the subject, the word 'communication'. And so I did not say the word 'communication' is archaic. I said that, while using the word 'communication' makes sense in describing biology, but that it thus loses its archaic contextual connotation that you and the OP seem to hold.

Again, if you remove the anthropocentrism from the word and apply a mature scientific perspective to what it means, it is a well placed word in the current discussion.

about a month ago

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Keith Olbermann and MSNBC Part Ways

joocemann joocemann writes  |  more than 3 years ago

joocemann (1273720) writes "In a direct business sense, MSNBC is making for poor business by axing their most popular anchor Keith Olbermann. "Cable host Keith Olbermann and news channel MSNBC abruptly parted ways on Friday night, as the network announced that his contract had ended and the last installment of his show would air that evening." Many have speculated as to why MSNBC would make this move. I am curious if raising too many questions and not spewing the pro-corporate memes that the mainstream media is purposed for is what took Keith the same way as Lou Dobbs."
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Slashdot Needs more 'positive post' word options.

joocemann joocemann writes  |  more than 5 years ago

joocemann writes "I love slashdot, and I really enjoy reading the intelligent posts — even those that I do not agree with. I think it might be nice to have a few other nice +1 words like "Beautiful" or "Poetic" or "Daring"... Something that might inspire a new range of response to meet those monikers.

What do you think would be a good other choice?"

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