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Building a Homemade Nuclear Reactor In NYC

krenshala Re:Neat (219 comments)

actually, no. the one in the article is a "normal" gridded fusor. he hasn't gotten the magrid for the polywell built yet ...

more than 4 years ago

Microsoft Says It Never Meant To Knock Cryptome Offline

krenshala Re:That's the DMCA for you... (176 comments)

Actually, NetSol would have to contact their customer and say "We've received a DMCA notice for X ... remove X or we take down your site." I don't know the timeline on what happened, so they may have given Cryptome a couple of days to remove the file, then downed the domain when he didn't, which isn't quite as unreasonable as it at first appears. Of course, they could also have received the DMCA request and just downed the site, which is just as unreasonable as it appears.

more than 4 years ago

Microsoft Says It Never Meant To Knock Cryptome Offline

krenshala Re:Hell is getting cold` (176 comments)

Its not global warming it is (political) climate change. ;)

more than 4 years ago

Scientists Postulate Extinct Hominid With 150 IQ

krenshala Re:Yes we all know size is everything... (568 comments)

But this is the new version. Lion has already been done, thus the suggestion of puma. ;)

more than 4 years ago

Google Serves a Cease and Desist On Android Modder

krenshala Re:Capitalism means crisis (336 comments)

Just because something evolved doesn't mean it got better. Evolution is change, so when your language changes, for whatever reason, then it has evolved. Phreak summed it up pretty well for the Romance languages (as did you, from a slightly different perspective, btw).

As for his use of failure, while I don't think many people think of it the way he does, it doesn't seem to be an unreasonable description of what happened. Rome (the empire) failed, and thus the Roman language (latin) changed -- failure leading to change, as local dialects replaced "official" latin.

more than 4 years ago

Student Designs Cardboard Computer Case

krenshala Re:First! (329 comments)

You clearly haven't ever worked on a truly good chassis then. There are definitely chassis' that aren't worth the cost of the paper in the packing slip, however, there are also chassis that are well worth every penny you spend on them, and then some. The $200 Antec chassis I've recently set up is extremely easy to get into and work on (and no, I do not feel that screws are a bad thing; I prefer having parts secured to the chassis by metal, not plastic). My only complaint has been the placement of the memory on the motherboard (up "top" where heat would gather when the system is upright) which is a motherboard design problem, not a chassis problem, and that wouldn't have been a problem if my air conditioning had worked correctly and I didn't live in Texas. : /

about 5 years ago

Dell Says Re-Imaging HDs a Burden If Word Banned

krenshala Re:OEMs take on that burden at partnership (376 comments)

Dell doesn't keep "an image". It keeps the pieces required to build the required image necessary for the individual computer based on its ordered configuration, which includes what software it was supposed to ship with. That "image" (which is the parts used to build the image) is used to build pre-imaged hard drives for warranty replacements, or software recovery CD sets (boot from disk, load the factory image). I think Dell's complaint is that the injunction means they wouldn't be able to send out recovery CDs or imaged hard drives to customers that purchased the software prior to the injuction but needed the image after it took place. The 120 day time frame they mention sounds suspiciously like the TTL of pieces used to build the image.

Now, do I think the court should listen to Dell and HP about this? I'm not sure.

I do know that I think this kind of patent is crap that shouldn't be enforced. Especially considering, as someone posted above, XML was designed to support the features this patent claims to cover. I know for sure XML has been around longer than the patent has, so prior art means MS should "win" this case (despite my misgivings over letting MS "win" something like this).

about 5 years ago

Dell Says Re-Imaging HDs a Burden If Word Banned

krenshala Re:That's fine (376 comments)

I like the idea of Open Office being an option on Dells, but you seem to be unaware that MS Works (my favorite oxymoron, btw) includes MS Word now instead of the upgraded version of Wordpad (or was Wordpad a downgraded version of the Works editor?) it used to use.

about 5 years ago

Pigeon Protocol Finds a Practical Purpose

krenshala Re:Cache La Poudre (113 comments)

What about the Pigeon Protocol? I've heard that works much better than the protocal ...

about 5 years ago

Which Game Series Would You Reboot?

krenshala Re:Gorz (1120 comments)

What about If I had more time I'd be playing it more ...

more than 5 years ago

China Bans Gold Farming

krenshala Re:Hundred Millions or Hundred Thousands? (293 comments)

... will be enough of an advantage to nearly offset the disadvantage in training and equipment.

Don't forget that a large number of the folks that own said hunting rifles are former military, and thus have the same (or possibly better) training than the "attackers".

more than 5 years ago

Graphene Could Make Magnetic Memory 1000x Denser

krenshala Re:More room but---- (123 comments)

Just goes to show, post quality is (usually) inversely proportional to /. id

more than 5 years ago

6000-Year-Old Tomb Complex Discovered

krenshala Re:google maps link (83 comments)

My first though when I pulled up the picture: looks like a water ring from a can left on the picture. ;)

more than 4 years ago

Can Commercial Space Tech Get Off the Ground?

krenshala Re:The problems... (133 comments)

I've always heard that failures teach you more about rocket science than successes do, however. Forcing them to learn on their own means they WILL learn, instead of just taking someone elses tech and using it (just like the scores of users that "use" computers but have no clue how they work).

more than 4 years ago


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