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How Did the 'Berlin Patient' Rid Himself of HIV?

liquid_schwartz Re:Missing in the Summary (107 comments)

How about dead. Dead sounds like a much better option than felon. Felons cost a lot of money, dead people are a sunk cost.

3 days ago
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Breakthrough In LED Construction Increases Efficiency By 57 Percent

liquid_schwartz Re:You know what this means (181 comments)

Really what you're getting at is that red light doesn't destroy scotopic vision (ie night adapted vision) because the rod cells respond very little to red light. Notice I said respond very little, a bright enough red light will still have an impact. Using somewhat dim red light allows you to see things yet still retain your night vision. Even a brief moment of other light colors (ie white, blue, etc) will result in losing the night adapted vision which can take up to 30 minutes to fully recover.

3 days ago
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The Great Lightbulb Conspiracy

liquid_schwartz Re:I dunno about LEDs, but CFLs don't last (585 comments)

I dislike waste and generally try and conserve but it always seems like a scam when you save yet end up with the same bill. It's the environmental version of no child left behind where not everyone can be above average. If we all save water our bills won't all go down we'll just pay more for less. I've seen this scam multiple times with water mostly though also with electricity. Since water demand has limited elasticity I expect someone to pull an Enron on water supplies soon, especially if we get another corporate administration.

4 days ago
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The Great Lightbulb Conspiracy

liquid_schwartz Re:I dunno about LEDs, but CFLs don't last (585 comments)

I have worked in the solid state lighting industry. You typically hear 50,000 hours but there are a few points that must be met to achieve that:: - The LED must not exceed a certain temperature (usually 135C at the die though that can vary a bit between manufacturers) - The LED must not exceed a rated level of current flow - The 50k hours rating allows for a dimming over time of ~20% though again that varies between different manufacturers The most common failure points for LEDs are heat, over driving the LEDs, poor regulation circuits resulting in over current, and using too cheap of components which fail before the full lifetime is met. A lot of claims are made regarding both brightness and longevity that don't hold up, especially if it's an off brand from China. Those will always claim 50k to 100k hours of operation at 100% (or more) of the LEDs full rated light.

4 days ago
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Is Alibaba Comparable To a US Company?

liquid_schwartz Re:What a question? (121 comments)

Unless you are from Tibet or practice Falun Gong, then it's fascism heavy

about a week ago
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Is Alibaba Comparable To a US Company?

liquid_schwartz Re: Style (121 comments)

It's working out great for the 0.1%, for the 99.9%, not so much.

about a week ago
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Justice Sotomayor Warns Against Tech-Enabled "Orwellian" World

liquid_schwartz Re:if only (166 comments)

If you want something "done", you've got to talk to your congressbum.

In this case talk == pay a third party PAC , the party, or some other intermediary to pay your congressum. Talking certainly won't get it done.

about two weeks ago
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L.A. Times National Security Reporter Cleared Stories With CIA Before Publishing

liquid_schwartz Re:A little scary (188 comments)

If it was as legal as you imply then why the massive cover up? You don't cover up above board activities.

about three weeks ago
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Invasion of Ukraine Continues As Russia Begins Nuclear Weapons Sabre Rattling

liquid_schwartz Re:Sigh... (789 comments)

Based on the current invasion by Mexico we would do nothing but greet them as "undocumented invaders". Very limited efforts to stop them would be made and nobody is allowed to fight them via militias. Any crimes they do are not allowed to e reported. Any existing citizens who dare decry this invasion are declared racist. Or did I miss your analogy ;-)

about a month ago
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Mozilla Rolls Out Sponsored Tiles To Firefox Nightly's New Tab Page

liquid_schwartz Re:R.I.P. Mozilla (171 comments)

I quit using Firefox / Mozilla when they went from a technology company to one focused on social issues and specifically targeting people who didn't tout the politically correct message. If the party doesn't approve we force you out comrad. Sad...

about a month ago
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Mozilla Rolls Out Sponsored Tiles To Firefox Nightly's New Tab Page

liquid_schwartz Re:Blah (171 comments)

To be fair Mozilla made it clear that they love this market segment more than their founder/former CEO.

about a month ago
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Dramatic Shifts In Manufacturing Costs Are Driving Companies To US, Mexico

liquid_schwartz of course we're second in music (233 comments)

Rush is Canadian, it was a given that Canada took first place. The real fight is for who's in second place

about a month ago
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How California's Carbon Market Actually Works

liquid_schwartz mission accomplished (97 comments)

California has chased away so much industry I don't see how they can miss.

about a month and a half ago
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The Benefits of Inequality

liquid_schwartz always a lack of middle ground (254 comments)

as if nothing exists between absolute equality and absolute inequality. "Only a Sith deals in absolutes." - Obi Wan Kenobi

about a month and a half ago
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Sniffing Out Billions In US Currency Smuggled Across the Border To Mexico

liquid_schwartz Re:Wrong problem to focus on (158 comments)

From a resources taken vs resources generated unskilled labor is always a minus for the community. Perhaps a plus to unscrupulous employers but a minus to the community. This is a case of privatize the gains but socialize the loss, it's just one example where the traditional roles are reversed between the parties.

about a month and a half ago
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Apple's Diversity Numbers: 70% Male, 55% White

liquid_schwartz Re:Stupid (561 comments)

Groups promoting the values of "tolerance" or "equality" always have an agenda, and that agenda is highly intolerant of those who disagree and is typically trying to achieve equality at the expense of other groups. I trust them as much as government groups promoting "security" and "safety".

about a month and a half ago
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Sniffing Out Billions In US Currency Smuggled Across the Border To Mexico

liquid_schwartz Re:Wrong problem to focus on (158 comments)

Perhaps he learned from the Indian experience and doesn't want to repeat that. Immigration can be a net win (skilled labor) or a net loss (unskilled labor), it's all in how you play the game. Unfortunately as the US tries its level best to self destruct we have chosen the worst of all worlds by allowing in *huge* amounts of unskilled while only keeping the skilled labor long enough to train them and send them back.

about a month and a half ago
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A Box of Forgotten Smallpox Vials Was Just Found In an FDA Closet

liquid_schwartz Re:Um.... (120 comments)

Doesn't apply anymore, we no longer achieve great things like eradicating a disease.

about 3 months ago

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