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Transatomic Power Receives Seed Funding From Founders Fund Science

l0n3s0m3phr34k Re:But... but nucular is bad! (143 comments)

I think their Head Engineer was drunk and suicidal, or maybe Putin called him and said "Blow the plant for Mother Russia". They basically blew it up on purpose "accidentally", in a big rush of "testing" without even telling the people working there what was up.

about two weeks ago
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Transatomic Power Receives Seed Funding From Founders Fund Science

l0n3s0m3phr34k Re:But... but nucular is bad! (143 comments)

My question is when will the CEO of TEPCO,Naomi Hirose, come out to the site and perform the honorable actions? He must climb to the top of the tallest building left standing and commit seppuku on live TV. Only the old ways can redeem him, his family, and his companies Honor. By allowing corruption to overcome proper paid-for by the public engineering he has caused untold damage to our planet.Whomever the head engineer that signed off on all of this should probably join him too.

And their tritium side-product has a bonus effect, once we understand how to coat the internal piping with graphine nano-layers, which is the production of helium 3. We're already in very short supply of h3, and are even drawing up plans to mine it from the Moon. One MSR could become a breeder reactor for the next level up on our powerplant tech. These kids have much catching up to do; I would look to Russia in securing anything (and anyone; ie scientists) that did their research...in 2007 the same labs started doing nanotech research too. Maybe if they could secure all the plans from the MSBR, pick up from the engineering left off by ORN and start actually working out the hard mechanical engineering side of it should put them in the range of fission power!

In about 20-30 years, they'll have a working reactor.

about two weeks ago
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Verizon Throttles Data To "Provide Incentive To Limit Usage"

l0n3s0m3phr34k Re:cretinous because (316 comments)

In the US here, the max speeds I can buy is 24Mbps, this is with an $85/month business-class connection. But my apartment complex enforces their illegal exclusivity contract with AT&T via not having the authority to allow other ISP's in per corporate policy coupled with the corporate office being completely unreachable by anyone except the front office. So far I've gotten four different phone numbers which no one at their "corporate office" answers, and all emails to them just bounce.

about two weeks ago
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Verizon Throttles Data To "Provide Incentive To Limit Usage"

l0n3s0m3phr34k Re:Except,,, (316 comments)

There is no room for "common sense" when it comes to corporate rules and their ability to profit. Corporations are just like human sociopaths, their "common sense" equals as little service as possible for the most money. Anything else is a failure of fiduciary responsibilities, and results in problems like this. If there is any clause in the 1000 page ToS that can somehow make them more profit they WILL do it, no matter how mad people "might" get. Corps don't care about us at all until the "annoying anti-consumers" start causing PR problems as everything else is just the "cost of doing business".

Verizon has no proof whatsoever that anyone has been impacting their network by fully utilizing their unlimited bandwidth. It's always a case of "it could happen", "what if", or such. I have yet to see them show any charts, graphs, logs, etc to actually show "this is where the high utilization is impacting other user users at this time"' all Verizon does is slap a throttle whenever they feel like it...they don't even say what the criteria is for throttling in numerical terms. If they said "we only throttle when there is an 80% network utilization on specific towers and only while the utilization is over 80%" then that might be OK. Right now it's "hyey, your using to much and now THROTTLE for the rest of your billing cycle".

about two weeks ago
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Verizon Throttles Data To "Provide Incentive To Limit Usage"

l0n3s0m3phr34k Re:Except,,, (316 comments)

I used to do this to particular bars I didn't like when they had a "free beer refills"; after a couple of pitchers we'de just pour it down the drain if it got too warm and get more...it's was "unlimited" and I was a bit intoxicated so it was humorous. It all ended up down the drain anyway eventually...but if it was too warm then it would just "skip" the human part.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Should I Fight Against Online Voting In Our Municipality?

l0n3s0m3phr34k Re:No (190 comments)

The Municipal Senate will no longer be of any concern to us. I have just received word that Emperor RobinH has dissolved the council permanently. The last remnants of the Old Paper Democracy have been swept away.

about three weeks ago
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Passport Database Outage Leaves Thousands Stranded

l0n3s0m3phr34k Re: Change management fail (162 comments)

Sounds like you have an Ghisguth infection. I suggest calling Dresden the Wizard and maybe he can help out!

about three weeks ago
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Passport Database Outage Leaves Thousands Stranded

l0n3s0m3phr34k Re:Change management fail (162 comments)

This isn't always the case. A company can save money via outsourcing IT infrustructure if they go with the right vendor. VMWare, virtual servers, proper fail-overs, big multi-core blade racks were the VM is still more powerful than your original server and still costs less...but of course I work at HP in the Enterprise Services so the level I'm talking about probably isn't affordable for a "small company". We have VERY specific steps for everything, our "runbooks" detail everything from server configs, hardware, rack enclosures, port layouts, and responsible parties to contact for each part if it fails. When you have a rack of blades, it's far easier to snapshot, launch then test,,,we always have a "backup" in a hot image ready to go if anything fails. Often I'm working with 5-15 people spread across the globe all doing different functions (unix admin, wintel, recovery, netops, etc) but we rarely have any "HP owned" customer-impacting outages. Of course my major clients are airlines so it's all tightly regulated; your individual milage may vary LOL.

about three weeks ago
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The Problems With Drug Testing

l0n3s0m3phr34k Re:not true because... (166 comments)

I try to tell people that's basically the same outcome as "praying to God"...you might get some response, but it's just as often a plague instead of "help"

about three weeks ago
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Russia Posts $110,000 Bounty For Cracking Tor's Privacy

l0n3s0m3phr34k In Soviet Russia... (98 comments)

TOR cracks YOU!

about a month ago
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Windows 9 To Win Over Windows 7 Users, Disables Start Screen For Desktop

l0n3s0m3phr34k Re:I won't upgrade. (681 comments)

I only transitioned off XP because of unfixable security holes...so yeah, I'll stick with 7 for however long I can. If corps aren't using it, then I'm not either.

about a month and a half ago
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NSA Considers Linux Journal Readers, Tor (And Linux?) Users "Extremists"

l0n3s0m3phr34k Re:ISIS Caliphate (361 comments)

I was talking to a co-worker who is 15+ year Army vet, and we both agree with you. When ISIS is faced with a "real military" (Jordon, Iran, Syria, whomever) they will crumble into dust.

about a month and a half ago
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Researchers Create Walking, Muscle-Powered Biobots

l0n3s0m3phr34k Re:Another materials article (33 comments)

hmmm,,,let's look around, were to find such a thing...hey, I just found almost 7 billion walking "nutrient chemical solution recycling systems" just walking around! Engage VAMPIRE mode for more power! Really though, this thing could use blood straight from "the tap"...vampire robots! great idea! Hey, I think that might be a "new idea" that hasn't been made into a movie or such...

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: SIM-Card Solutions In North America?

l0n3s0m3phr34k Re:Straight Talk GSM or Ting CDMA (146 comments)

and by going into WalMart you get to see the amazing weird side of American culture, bonus!

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: SIM-Card Solutions In North America?

l0n3s0m3phr34k Re:Not a problem (146 comments)

Via the IMEI database, which is the "serial number" of the phone, and is unique per phone.

about 2 months ago
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NASA's Orion Spaceship Passes Parachute Test

l0n3s0m3phr34k Re:Maybe Moon not Mars (75 comments)

Children on Mars would probably turn out...weird. Less gravity, higher radiation...after the 2nd generation they might not even be able to com4e back to earth!

about 2 months ago
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NYC Loses Appeal To Ban Large Sugary Drinks

l0n3s0m3phr34k Re: Good Riddance to bad rubbish (532 comments)

"I used to suck dick for coke. Now that's an addiction. " Half Baked

about 2 months ago
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A Physicist Says He Can Tornado-Proof the Midwest With 1,000-Foot Walls

l0n3s0m3phr34k Re:Flat or angled? (501 comments)

yeah...I would think this might just "shift" the tornado activity further east...these walls wouldn't dissipate energy just move it. With wind turbines we might actually dissipate some energy from the storms but that adds huge complexity to the idea. Add into this Oklahoma is getting hit with fracking-induced earthquakes all the time now in the 2-5 range...

about 2 months ago

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