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Cisco Pricing Undercut By $100M In Big Cal State University Network Project

majortom1981 Re:In line with expectations, really. (220 comments)

Do not forget HP'S lifetime warranty on most switches. that's why we use them.

about a year and a half ago
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PC Makers In Desperate Need of a Reboot

majortom1981 HP's computers (622 comments)

Hp just has to make the rest of its PC's like its z series workstation.s we use the z series workstations at work and they rock. All hp has to do is make their home pc's like ther do their business pc's Also they need to advertise their switches more.

about 2 years ago
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The Recycling of the Tevatron

majortom1981 Re:US physics decline parallels the space program (71 comments)

There is still the rhic which still does things that no other collider can do (proton spin). Its also being upgraded to an erhic and they do test upgrades to it for the lhc . The rhic also providesthe elements for Nasas space raditation lab. Also the NSLS II is also being built at brookhaven.

more than 2 years ago
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Hunters Shoot Down Drone of Animal Rights Group

majortom1981 Re:Lucky They Weren't Arrested! (1127 comments)

I bet south carolina also has a law stating you cannot fire a gun close to a roadway.

more than 2 years ago
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Hunters Shoot Down Drone of Animal Rights Group

majortom1981 Re:Redirected fire (1127 comments)

The copter was not breaking the law. in most states shooting towards a highway is illegal. heck state troopers in wooded areas plant fake animals on the road to get people to shoot at them by the road to arrest them.

more than 2 years ago
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Seattle Library Lets Man Watch Porn On Computers Despite Complaints

majortom1981 FED funds require filters. (584 comments)

I hope this library is not receiving federal funds. a requirement for getting the funds is that all public machines are filtered. A lot fo private grants for libraries require this also. So if this library is receiving the funds they can lose them by doing this.

more than 2 years ago
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Seattle Library Lets Man Watch Porn On Computers Despite Complaints

majortom1981 Re:that's because youve never worked in a library (584 comments)

I am an IT admin of a library and i agree with you 100 percent. 80 percent of all people here at my library that i work at who view porn on the adult machines is child porn. we have had many people reported to the police because of child porn. We have drug users smoking in the bathroom also. Drunks openly drinking in the library. For everybody else if you want federal money the library HAS to filter all computers. its a requirement. So either this library has denied this funding or will lose their funding for not filtering the adult machines.

more than 2 years ago
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Large Hadron Collider (LHC) Generates a 'Mini-Big Bang'

majortom1981 Re:Temperature Measurement (570 comments)

IF you live in the NYC area in the summer brookhaven national labs gives tours of the rhic (its down in the summer because power is more expensive in the summer) . they show you the magnets and the detectors and tell you how the rhic and lhc work (bnl is a partner on the lhc and is the main hosts for the US and distributes the lhc data to the other universities in the US). You can actually talk to the scientists who work on the rhic and who have worked on the lhc. its pretty cool and free.

more than 3 years ago
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Large Hadron Collider (LHC) Generates a 'Mini-Big Bang'

majortom1981 why is this news (570 comments)

Is this just to remind people the lhc exists? The rhic does this all the time. Yes the lhc does it at higher energies but does it with less dense materials. They are pretty much trying to reproduce what the rhic has done to verify its findings. All the scientific articles i have seen actually are more about how the rhic and the lhc work together on heavy ion collisions then replace each other . Does anybody know what replacing the gold ions in the rhic with uranium ions will do in the rhic that it could not before?

more than 3 years ago
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The Case For Apple Buying Facebook

majortom1981 microsoft owns facebook stock (255 comments)

keep in mind microsoft also owns facebook stock. apple would also have to by microsofts stake in facebook.

more than 3 years ago
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Boxee Box Pre-Orders Start At $229

majortom1981 Re:Lust for the day? (266 comments)

nO it doesnt I thought macs do not play blu-ray

more than 3 years ago
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Lawmakers Want a Space Shuttle In New York City

majortom1981 Re:Not NTC: KSC, Houston And The Smithsonian Inste (246 comments)

In another article they staed it would be housed INDOORS not outdoors. NYC gets tons of international visitors and EVEN has NASA offices of their own. PLus the side effect of having grumman 30 min or so away .

more than 4 years ago
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Lawmakers Want a Space Shuttle In New York City

majortom1981 JFK was an emergency landing site. (246 comments)

NASA has offices in NYC. The shuttle will be housed indoors at the intrepid museum if they get it and it would fiot because JFK . Also One of the atlantic rescue crews is hosued off of long island. Also the fact that grumman who helped significantly with the Space program is on long island near nyc why not have a shuttle at the intrepid?

more than 4 years ago
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Lawmakers Want a Space Shuttle In New York City

majortom1981 Re:Not NTC: KSC, Houston And The Smithsonian Inste (246 comments)

HUH ? Why do people who have no idea what They are talking about state things like they are fact ? I bet you didnt know that NASA has offices i nNYC, The united nations has its ofices here (There were astronauts from other countries also). JFK was one of the shuttles emergency landing sites. They could ship the shuttle by barge to nyc and make it easy to transport. Would be a lot cheaper and safer then by jumbo jet.

more than 4 years ago
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Europe's Space Agency Wants To Do What NASA Can't

majortom1981 UGh really bad title (136 comments)

How is europe going to the moon doing something that NASA can't? NASA has already been to the moon. Not just once but several times. Its not a big priority to go back because we already did that . While everybody works on how to get to the moon we are working on how to get to mars.

more than 4 years ago
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Scary Smartphone Motion Control Patent Granted

majortom1981 Re:Looks like it's Google's patent? (163 comments)

OOOOOOO that mnakes it interesting. Isnt apple suing goolge for infringing patents? No wonder why google isn't scared. All they have to do is buy these paotents from one of the employees and google can realiate.

more than 3 years ago
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Is the Line-in Jack On the Verge of Extinction?

majortom1981 my 1520 has a dual use port (411 comments)

My inspiron 1520 has a mic/line in port. can be either one. I think its more of a space issue. Anyway they havent been gotten rid of. Just combined with the mic port

more than 4 years ago
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New Bounds On the Higgs Boson Mass

majortom1981 The rhic has also done some cool Science (173 comments)

Just released yesterday I think. Some cool new stuff discovered at the rhic at brookhaven national labs. http://www.bnl.gov/bnlweb/pubaf/pr/PR_display.asp?prID=1074 "“This research offers significant insight into the fundamental structure of matter and the early universe, highlighting the merits of long-term investment in large-scale, basic research programs at our national laboratories,” said Dr. William F. Brinkman, Director of the DOE Office of Science. “I commend the careful approach RHIC scientists have used to gather detailed evidence for their claim of creating a truly remarkable new form of matter.”"

more than 4 years ago

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